Press Preview to Unveil Miracle Manny

Wednesday, April 16, 10:30 a.m. Chicago Cultural Center Chicago Rooms,

Second Floor Randolph



15 Apr, 2008, 01:00 ET from American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons


CHICAGO, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080415/AQTU157) -- Unveiling of Miracle Manny -- a life-sized skeleton outfitted with 73 actual orthopaedic devices used by doctors today to successfully treat many bone or joint problems. Manny dramatically demonstrates medical advances since the 1930's, when amputation or fusion were standard procedures. -- Manny's creator, Dr. Jim Hamilton, Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, will show how aides like the hubcap plate, dynamic hip screw, wrist jack and rib-to-rib plate help doctors today save limbs and restore function. -- Miracle Manny greets visitors to eMotion Pictures: An Exhibition of Orthopaedics in Art, where each work is linked to the pain, despair, healing and hope of an orthopaedic condition. This unique juried exhibition showcases art by over 100 doctors and patients from around the globe. -- Joining Dr. Hamilton will be several other artists, including Ario, an Iranian immigrant now living in Chicago -- exhibiting haunting drawings of soldiers wounded in Iraq -- and Jon Wos, an Oshkosh, WI artist whose genetic brittle bone condition has inspired prize-winning glass sculptural self- portraits of his lifetime of fractures and surgeries. -- eMotion Pictures is free and open to the public, April 17 through July 20, 2008. It is sponsored by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) to bridge the gap between doctors and patients and the public.

SOURCE American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

CHICAGO, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080415/AQTU157) -- Unveiling of Miracle Manny -- a life-sized skeleton outfitted with 73 actual orthopaedic devices used by doctors today to successfully treat many bone or joint problems. Manny dramatically demonstrates medical advances since the 1930's, when amputation or fusion were standard procedures. -- Manny's creator, Dr. Jim Hamilton, Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, will show how aides like the hubcap plate, dynamic hip screw, wrist jack and rib-to-rib plate help doctors today save limbs and restore function. -- Miracle Manny greets visitors to eMotion Pictures: An Exhibition of Orthopaedics in Art, where each work is linked to the pain, despair, healing and hope of an orthopaedic condition. This unique juried exhibition showcases art by over 100 doctors and patients from around the globe. -- Joining Dr. Hamilton will be several other artists, including Ario, an Iranian immigrant now living in Chicago -- exhibiting haunting drawings of soldiers wounded in Iraq -- and Jon Wos, an Oshkosh, WI artist whose genetic brittle bone condition has inspired prize-winning glass sculptural self- portraits of his lifetime of fractures and surgeries. -- eMotion Pictures is free and open to the public, April 17 through July 20, 2008. It is sponsored by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) to bridge the gap between doctors and patients and the public. SOURCE American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons