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Dr. Robert D. Galpin Uses Magnets to Help Spur Bone Growth

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Robert D. Galpin, M.D., FRCSC, a specialist in pediatric orthopaedics, scoliosis and sports medicine with UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, was recently featured in The Buffalo News for his work with a local third-grader. The young girl, who was diagnosed with sickle cell disease as an infant, is seeing Galpin to help with bone lengthening […]
May 1, 2019

Robert D. Galpin, M.D., FRCSC, a specialist in pediatric orthopaedics, scoliosis and sports medicine with UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, was recently featured in The Buffalo News for his work with a local third-grader.

The young girl, who was diagnosed with sickle cell disease as an infant, is seeing Galpin to help with bone lengthening in her right leg. Using a modern procedure that involves the use of magnets, Galpin’s work helps to grow her leg, which cannot naturally develop due to damage to the natural bone growth plate.

Find out more and read the full article on The Buffalo News’ website.

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