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Self-Powered Smart Implants for Spinal Fusion Surgery Monitor Healing – Surgical Techniques

Self-Powered Smart Implants for Spinal Fusion Surgery Monitor Healing – Surgical Techniques

Image: 3D-printed smart metamaterial implants could monitor spinal healing (Photo courtesy of University of Pittsburgh) Spinal fusion – fusing two vertebrae together – can treat a wide variety of spinal disorders. Often, surgeons will use a cage to provide support where the disk once was between the vertebrae. But what if those cages could support …

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Robotic Surgery Lowers Risk for Hip Replacement Complications, Finds Study – Surgical Techniques

Robotic Surgery Lowers Risk for Hip Replacement Complications, Finds Study – Surgical Techniques

Image: Robotic-assisted surgery for hip replacement has lower complication rate than traditional method (Photo courtesy of Henry Ford Health) Hip replacement surgery has shown to be a safe and effective procedure for relieving pain, increasing motion and returning patients to their normal activities. However, dislocation is a common post-surgical complication of hip replacement that occurs …

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Novel Retractor Device Makes Laparoscopic Surgery Possible Worldwide – Surgical Techniques

Novel Retractor Device Makes Laparoscopic Surgery Possible Worldwide – Surgical Techniques

Image: The IAP system provides a surgical support platform to aid retraction in laparoscopic surgery (Photo courtesy of University of Leeds) Surgical technology is often developed for well-resourced healthcare systems – and is of little or no use in poorer settings where hospitals lack sophisticated support infrastructure or appropriately trained staff. Without access to medical …

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