Seeking more experience in the field of breast prosthetics, Crawford went to work for Airway Surgical Appliance
, a company in Cincinnati that manufactured and distributed the products.
Brands showing strong growth included Mueller Sports Medicine Inc., which posted a 55% jump in sales to $3.7 million; Surgical Appliance
Industries' Truform line of over-the-counter braces, trusses and collars, which advanced 34% to $1.67 million, making it the No.
In another incident, "biting insects" were found in a "surgical appliance
" at Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust.
Demand for sterile packaging in surgical appliance
and supply applications will increase 4.2% annually to $365 million in 2010.
Betty Durning, the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust's orthotics manager, and also vice chair of the National Association of Medical and Surgical Appliance
Officers, said: "It's all about improving our skills, and sharing our knowledge."
Mick, a former hospital surgical appliance
officer, said: "There's no rules and there's no rivalry either.
Among the most serious cases unearthed were: rats found in kitchens and ducts underneath a catering department; rodents and cockroaches found in hospital wards; maggots in kitchen areas; and, biting insects in a surgical appliance
Treatments include dental, optical, in-patient hospital admission, maternity in-patient hospital admission, recuperation payment, hospital parental stay, hospital day care surgery, convalescent benefit, X-ray or scan, maternity/paternity payment, acupuncture/ physiotherapy /chiropractic /osteopathy, chiropody / homeopathy / reflexology, surgical appliance
/ hearing aid, personal accident cover and accidental death cover.
"They'd seemingly chosen to encase their legs in some kind of ancient lisle, vaguely reminiscent of something seen in the dusty windows of surgical appliance
The couple met as friends more than 30 years ago when they both worked as seamstresses for a surgical appliance
firm, sewing a variety of products.
Inpatient services include hospital accommodation charges, pre-hospitalisation diagnostic services, doctor's fees, medication and internal surgical appliances
, diagnostic services, rehabilitative services, operating theatre services and radiological diagnostics.
Speaking on the occasion, SVP FCCI Mian Tanveer Ahmed said that medicines, surgical appliances
, textile, leather, sports and sportswear would be showcased in the exhibition while stall sale would also be allowed.