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Doctor who grew up in Milford creates device to help heal hip fractures

A doctor who grew up in Milford is saving lives with a device he invented to help people with hip fractures.

News 12 Staff

Nov 18, 2020, 7:10 PM

Updated 1,307 days ago

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A doctor who grew up in Milford is saving lives with a device he invented to help people with hip fractures.
Dr. Robert Buckman, 75, now lives in Maryland but worked as a trauma surgeon at Temple University.
He says it only takes one-third of a second for a hip fracture to occur, which was why he developed the Tango Belt several years ago.
The Tango Belt is able to sense a fall and deploy airbags to cushion the blow.
Buckman says 340,000 people a year break their hip, and about one-third of them wind up dying in the year of their injury.
He says with COVID-19 numbers rising again, there could be an increase in falls.


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