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The 3D principles of ‘Casting and Splinting’

Global orthopaedic splints and casts market was valued at over $2,1 billion in 2017, and is projected to exhibit a CAGR of 6.1 per cent over the forecast period (2018 – 2026), highlighted a new report by Coherent Market Insights. Casts and splints are orthopaedic devices used to protect and support broken or injured bones and joints. They help in immobilizing the injured limb to keep the bone in place until it fully heals. Casts differ from splints because they…

ActiPatch -A ‘drug free’ solution to chronic pain

“The new understanding of chronic pain is that nerves essentially 'learn' the pain over time and become hypersensitive. This is the reason why NSAID's and other pain relief drugs work poorly, since they do not target the underlying problem,” explains Sree Koneru, Ph.D., Product Development VP of Bioelectronics Corporation According to Pain Doctor, around 126 million American adults  or more than half of all adults – experience some sort of pain over the course of any three- month period of time.…

Touching lives with high-quality affordable healthcare

As a diversified business conglomerate with business interests in 20 sectors in the UAE and other countries, the Thumbay Group moves forward with major expansion plans and plans to raise the size of its workforce to 25,000 -By Vasujit Kalia Introduction Dr Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group, didn't know his life was about to change when he had a chance meeting with the ruling family of Ajman. Since then there has been no looking back for him. Right…

Healthy outlook for GCC healthcare industry

Alpen Capital's latest report forecasts steady growth for the GCC healthcare industry as the region's Current Healthcare Expenditure (CHE) is projected to reach US$104.6 billion in 2022. Technology will remain the core factor in upgrading the GCC healthcare sector over the coming years. Technologies such as electronic health records, e-visits, telemedicine, connected medical devices, robotic procedures, health monitoring wearables and health analytics are gaining acceptance in the region. Alpen Capital recently announced the publication of its GCC Healthcare Industry report,…

Keeping community at the core

With a humble beginning back in 1975, the award-winning NMC Healthcare believes that healthcare is simply not about detecting, diagnosing, or treating an individual but about helping people lead a wholesome and healthy life. Introduction NMC Healthcare is the UAE's largest private healthcare provider with two main branches of business, NMC Healthcare and NMC Trading. From a one room clinic in Abu Dhabi to a global healthcare enterprise in 40 years, NMC has been chalking out distinct growth strategies that…