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New surgical approach corrects common hip disorder in adolescents

A new approach to treating a common hip disorder is showing positive results for orthopaedic surgeons at IWK Health. The use of a free-gliding screw system to treat slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) promises to correct the condition without inhibiting the patient’s natural growth, allowing for some reshaping of the deformity created by the SCFE.

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Changes to visitor restrictions at IWK Health

(Halifax) In response to ongoing community transmission of COVID-19 in the Halifax region and increasing numbers of cases across Nova Scotia, IWK Health is making changes to our support person restrictions effective Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.

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IWK Health to temporarily reduce elective surgeries

(HALIFAX, N.S.) – In response to recent increases in COVID-19 activity in Nova Scotia, IWK Health is adjusting surgical schedules to reduce elective surgery volumes by up to 25 per cent, beginning Monday, May 3rd, for the next couple of weeks.

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