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Image: Research evidences that RFA shows better treatment results for knee OA than steroids (Photo courtesy of iStock).

RFA Superior to Steroids for Treating Knee Osteoarthritis

A new study shows that cooled radiofrequency ablation (CRFA) provides better pain reduction and functional improvement of knee osteoarthritis (OA) than intra-articular steroid (IAS) injections. More...
16 Nov 2017
Image: An inexpensive photoelectric therapy system can replace invasive surgery (Photo courtesy of Xstrahl).

Low-Cost System Provides an Alternative to Mohs Surgery

A novel photoelectric therapy system provides a pain free, non-surgical alternative for the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer and superficial keloid lesions. More...
15 Nov 2017
NUVO
Image: The new head positioning system is designed to facilitate spine procedures (Photo courtesy of Mizuho OSI).

Head Positioning System Promotes Precision Spine Procedures

A novel head positioning system uses electro-mechanical technology to provide optimal operating conditions and site exposure. More...
14 Nov 2017
Image: Pacemakers to be refurbished and used in third-world countries (Photo courtesy Scott Galvin / University of Michigan Photo Services).

Donated Pacemakers Can Be Safely Reused Post-Sterilization

A new study highlights a practical way to provide functioning pacemakers to the multitude of patients that cannot afford a new one. More...
13 Nov 2017
Image: A novel multi-port robotic system provides haptic feedback and eye-control (Photo courtesy of TransEnterix).

Robotic Surgery Platform Facilitates Laparoscopic Procedures

A new robotically assisted surgical device (RASD) helps direct small surgical instruments and a camera with precise movements and comfort. More...
09 Nov 2017
Mercury Medical
Image: According to a new study, reverse total shoulder arthroplasty is a good solution for irreparable rotator cuff tears (Photo courtesy of the Mayo Clinic).

Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Shows Stable Results

A new study concludes that reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) can provide substantial and lasting improvement in patients younger than 60 years with limited treatment options. More...
08 Nov 2017
Image: A new study shows antibiotics before left colon surgery reduce infection risk (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

PreOp Antibiotics Cut Left-Colon Surgery Infection Risk

Patients undergoing surgery of the left colon or rectum have significantly fewer surgical site infections (SSIs) if they received prophylactic antibiotics, according to a new study. More...
07 Nov 2017


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