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Surgical Techniques

Image: Comparative MRI scans before (L) and four years after ASCR (R) (Photo courtesy of Teruhisa Mihata).

Reconstruction Reverses Pseudoparalysis in Rotator Cuff Tears

Arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction (ASCR) to treat irreparable rotator cuff tears may eliminate pseudoparalysis and significantly improve shoulder function, according to a new study. More...
05 Apr 2017
Image: The Melody TPV can now serve as a bridge for surgery (Photo courtesy of Medtronic).

New Treatment Option for Failing Pulmonary Valve Conduits

A novel transcatheter pulmonary valve (TPV) can now offer a minimally invasive solution for patients whose surgical bioprosthetic pulmonary heart valves have failed. More...
04 Apr 2017
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Image: The RCI robot aligned with entry trajectory on the phantom head (Photo courtesy of the University of Bern).

Precision Surgical Robot Advances Cochlear Implantation

Innovative robotic technology and a new surgical procedure could lead to improved hearing outcomes for cochlear implantation patients, according to a new study. More...
30 Mar 2017
Image: Research shows a surgeon’s position during surgery can lead to musculoskeletal disorders (Photo courtesy of iStock).

Novel Tool Examines Surgeons Operating Posture

A new study describes how a computerized observational tool can identify surgeon’s postural loading during surgery, helping to reduce and correct awkward positions. More...
29 Mar 2017
Image: A new study shows simultaneous angioplasty on a number of cardiac vessels reduces mortality (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Multivessel Angioplasty Recommended Following Heart Attack

A new study suggests that performing revascularization of both infarct-related and non-related arteries following myocardial infarction (MI) results in a lower overall risk than treating the infarct-related artery alone. More...
29 Mar 2017
Image: A blood test can identify patients with heart damage after non-cardiac surgery whose lives could potentially be saved with timely treatment (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Blood Test Detects Heart Damage after Surgery

A simple blood test for high-sensitivity troponin T can identify damage to the heart after non-cardiac surgery, according to a new study. More...
28 Mar 2017
Image: A new study suggests preoperative statin use reduces CABG mortality (Photo courtesy of Getty images).

Statin Timing May Improve Heart Surgery Outcomes

A new study suggests that statin use 24 hours or less preoperatively is associated with decreased 30-day all-cause mortality after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. More...
28 Mar 2017


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