Doctors give Botox to a shark
Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD of Crutchfield Dermatology, and staff for veterinary care at the Minnesota Zoo, have recently administered Botox to a shark in distress.
Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD
"I was delighted and optimistic when the health staff at the Minnesota Zoo asked if I could help Botox to" shake "the shark's condition. help improve scoliosis. " Crutchfield.
EAGAN, Minn. (PRWEB) August 17, 2018
Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD, and Crutchfield Dermatology (Eagan, Minnesota) recently assisted the veterinary staff with a unique patient, Haps, a sand tiger shark, to help with his scoliosis ( abnormal curvature of the spine) at the Minnesota Zoo (Apple Valley, MN). Sharks in the wild, as well as in human care, can elop scoliosis. Some types of scoliosis are caused by an abnormal and persistent contraction of muscles along only one side of the spine causing the spinal column to bend. Veterinarians and animal carers investigate possible contributing factors for this type of scoliosis, but they have not yet found a clear cause for the condition. Veterinarians in Australia reported that Botox has the ability to correct spinal curvature in sharks.
Earlier this month, Dr. worked. Crutchfield III (also a clinical professor of dermatology at the medical faculty of the University of Minnesota) with the veterinary staff of the Minnesota Zoo to administer Botox to Haps the shark. They are happy to report that there is an improvement in the curvature of the spine of Haps, the shark. The case of scoliosis for Haps remains a challenge. The nursing team continues to support Haps and work to preserve the best quality of life for him.
"I was delighted and optimistic when the health staff at the Minnesota Zoo asked if I would help Botox deliver to" Haps "the shark to help improve its state of scoliosis." Over the last 18 years I nearly a million Botox doses to humans, but this was the very first shark, actually Haps was actually the very first shark ever to be treated with Botox in the United States, I was extremely impressed with the dedication and care of the veterinary and support staff at the Minnesota Zoo, treating every animal entrusted to their care, just like family, it's pretty remarkable, Dr. Rachel Thompson, the vet at the Minnesota Zoo, and I planned the procedure and I helped her administer it Botox to the stiff muscles along his spine Dr. Thompson is a top veterinarian and, as I discovered, a natural injection of botox I am happy to report that it a couple of weeks is still getting better with Haps, and that warms my heart, "said Dr. Crutchfield.
Both the veterinary staff of Minnesota Zoo and Dr. Crutchfield recognize that there is still a lot to learn about sharks. They are honored to do research on the shark community and provide exceptional care and efforts to improve the quality of life for Haps the shark by well above and beyond the call of service & # 39; to go.
About Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD:
Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD graduated from the Mayo Clinic Medical School and a clinical professor of dermatology at the University of Minnesota medical faculty. He is currently the medical director of Crutchfield Dermatology in Eagan, (serving the greater area of Minneapolis-St. Paul), Minnesota. Dr. Crutchfield is an annual selection of the Top Doctors & # 39; issue of Mpls. St. Paul magazine and the "Top Doctors for Women" editions of Minnesota Monthly Magazine. Dr. Crutchfield is the co-author of a children's book about sun protection and dermatology. He is a member of the AALS National Medical Honor Society, an expert consultant for WebMD and CNN, and a recipient of the Karis Humanitarian Award from the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine. Dr. Crutchfield also received the award "first a physician," Healthcare Hero, 100 most influential, and one of the Top 100 African-American Newsmakers in the United States from TheGrio, a subsidiary of NBC News. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grio_Awards.
Dr. Crutchfield is the president of the Minnesota Association of Black Physicians. He lives in Mendota Heights, MN with his wife and three children and several hairless sphinx cats.
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Drs. Crutchfield and Thompson and members of the Crutchfield Dermatology Team . Crutchfield and a number of the Minnesota Zoo care team and staff shortly after the Botox procedure Drs. Crutchfield and Thompson administering Botox to Haps the shark Dr. Charles Crutchfield (dermatologist) and Dr. Rachel Thompson (vet) shortly before the Botox procedure at Haps the shark.