3-D Scan Reveals Foot Damage by High Heels

Specialists at England's Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital use new scanner to view the foot and ankle.
1:52 | 08/27/13

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This is a traditional X ray of a patient who's complaining of a painful Bunyan and as you -- -- trying to interpret a three dimensional structure in to -- mentions so here's an X -- looking from the top down. Do you concede that the tip of the big -- is deviated -- woods. If we look at the same image from the side you concede it required is for the doctor to be able to put those two -- together to work out what's going on. In real time. Now for the first time in the UK and new technology. Would enable us to view the foot and ankle in -- 3-D images you can see here. You can scan the patient in their room. She weigh in a functional position as this case is with high heels and we can remove behind you. While -- remove the skin and suddenly -- the bones as they are real life and the entire body weights all of this patient is going to -- to -- and who buns sitting on the big time. Clearly that can lead to problems. One as a -- -- you -- here cooled. Although short -- that -- calls a problem. If you take the foot had just ten straightened again but I'm for many years of repeated use they could lead to fix flooring of the times we've carried out some research at the royal national. -- -- -- Which shows that up to 57%. Of female patients admitted to experiencing. Foot pain as the results -- -- wearing uncomfortable shoes. For many years. -- feet of had to fit into someone else's ideas about shoes rather than making choose to itself feet. And that paradigm really has to change.

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