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Surgical Techniques

Image: New research claims that problematic surgical stapling can lead to pulmonary air leaks (Photo courtesy of iStock).

Uniform Stapling Helps Reduce Thoracic Surgery Air Leak

A new study suggests that surgical stapler placement has a significant impact on the incidence of air leaks, one of the most common complications associated with lobectomies. More...
13 Feb 2019
Image: A new implanted device blocks pain signals from reaching the brain (Photo courtesy of Boston Scientific).

Spinal Cord Stimulator Helps Treat Chronic Pain

A new spinal cord stimulator (SCS) system combines paraesthesia and sub-perception therapy to treat chronic and debilitating pain. More...
12 Feb 2019
Image: Liquid nitrogen can flash-freeze diseased esophageal tissue (Photo courtesy of CSA Medical).

Interventional Cryotherapy Platform Harnesses Liquid Nitrogen

A new minimally invasive spray cryotherapy system treats the entire spectrum of esophageal disease, from Barrett's Esophagus (BE) to cancer. More...
11 Feb 2019
Image: The ROSA TKR stereotaxic instrumentation system (Photo courtesy of Zimmer Biomet).

Novel Knee System for Robot-Assisted Surgeries

A new platform for robot-assisted total knee replacement (TKR) features pre-operative planning tools and intraoperative data to improve surgical restoration of natural joint movement. More...
07 Feb 2019
Image: A new study asserts that people who suffer an ankle injury can heal just as well in less cast time (Photo courtesy of iStock).

Shortened Cast Time Helps Ankle Fractures Heal Just as Well

A new study suggests that wearing a cast or ankle support for healing ankle fractures for three weeks may be no worse than the standard six weeks. More...
06 Feb 2019
Image: A new study suggests exercise before undergoing surgery reduces the impact of reperfusion (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Exercise Protects Muscle and Nerves from Reperfusion Injury

Exercise can protect both muscle and nerves from ischemia-reperfusion (IR) damage caused by the restoration of blood flow after surgery, according to a new study. More...
05 Feb 2019
Image: A new study claims vertebral augmentation does not alleviate fracture pain (Photo courtesy of iStock).

Spinal Fusions Ineffective for Vertebral Fracture Pain

Vertebral augmentation procedures such as vertebroplasty and balloon kyphoplasty do not promote pain relief following vertebral fracture (VF), claims a new study. More...
05 Feb 2019

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