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Surgical Techniques

Image: An electrode equipped endotracheal tube could be used to monitor nerves during surgery (Photo courtesy of ShutterStock).

New Technique Monitors Nerves During Surgery

A novel intraoperative technique takes advantage of the laryngeal adductor reflex (LAR) to monitor the laryngeal and vagus nerves in patients under general anesthesia. More...
19 Jul 2017
Image: A new laparoscopic approach could help chronic pancreatitis patients (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Laparoscopic Approach Cuts Pancreatitis Complication Rates

Minimally invasive transplant surgery reduces operative times, length of stay, and promises quicker opioid independence for patients suffering from chronic pancreatitis (CP). More...
18 Jul 2017
Clear Image Devices
Image: An antigravity treadmill can help knee surgery patients run again (Photo courtesy of Karen Hambly / University of Kent).

Anti-Gravity Treadmill Facilitates Knee Surgery Recuperation

A new study describes how a graduated return to running using an anti-gravity treadmill can enhance self-efficacy and subjective knee function. More...
17 Jul 2017
Image: According to a new study, MIS shows better outcomes in most surgical procedures (Photo courtesy of Alamy).

MIS Outcomes Beat Open Surgery Stats

Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) leads to more favorable 30-day postoperative outcomes when compared to traditional open surgery, according to a new study. More...
12 Jul 2017
Image: Kan Wang, a postdoctoral researcher at Georgia Tech, and Zhen Qian, chief of cardiovascular imaging research at Piedmont Heart Institute, inspect a printed heart valve (Photo courtesy of Rob Felt, Georgia Tech).

3D Models Improve Outcomes for Heart Surgery Patients

Researchers have shown that cardiologists could benefit from using patient-specific heart valve models while preparing for heart valve replacement surgery. More...
11 Jul 2017
FIME - Informa
Image: Granular jamming cap (L) compared to current elastic headband (R) (Photo courtesy of Joseph Howell / Vanderbilt).

Head Position Cap Improves Endonasal Surgery

A granular jamming cap filled with coffee grounds conforms closely to the shape of a patient’s head, helping surgeons to better track movements. More...
11 Jul 2017
Image: A new study shows additive manufacturing 3D printing technologies can be used to produce transcutaneous osseointegrated prostheses (Photo courtesy of UNC).

3D-Printed Implants Improve Amputee Prosthetics Integration

A new study shows that three dimensional (3D) additive manufacturing (AM) printing technologies can be used to customize implant surface textures and geometries to match the specific anatomy of human amputees. More...
10 Jul 2017

The Surgical techniques channel of HospiMedica keeps the reader informed about the latest in cardiac procedures, transplantation, minimally invasive surgery, wound care, OB/GYN, orthopedics, urology, surgical instrumentation, ophthalmology, and additional related fields.
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