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Surgical Techniques

Image: A new study claims that comorbidities increase complication risk in hip procedures (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Comorbidities Increase Hip Surgery Complication Risk

Parkinson's disease (PD), osteoarthritis, mental health disorders, and other issues increase the risk of complications following hip fracture surgery, according to a new study. More...
10 Dec 2018
Image: A new study suggests that radiographic imaging to detect leaks after bariatric surgery may be unnecessary (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Upper GI X-Rays Unhelpful Following Sleeve Gastrectomy

A new study suggests that routine radiologic gastrografin upper gastrointestinal (GUGI) inspection is of little value, and should therefore be abandoned. More...
06 Dec 2018
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Image: New research suggests tonsillectomies may be superfluous procedures (Photo courtesy of 123rf).

Research Finds Vast Majority of Tonsillectomies Are Unnecessary

A new study reveals that seven of every eight children who have their tonsils removed are unlikely to benefit from the procedure. More...
06 Dec 2018
Image: The new 2-ml Prima syringe, designed for the Tisseel fibrin sealant (Photo courtesy of Baxter International).

Trustworthy Fibrin Sealant Gets New Delivery Syringe

A next-generation, fully assembled ergonomic fibrin sealant syringe is eight times easier to push than the previous generation. More...
05 Dec 2018
Image: The AdvantageRib is a sleeve and bolt system designed to repair fractured ribs (Photo courtesy of SIG Medical).

Rib Fracture System Revolutionizes Traditional Care

A novel fixation, stabilization, and fusion system combines anterior and posterior cortical engagement of rib to provide comprehensive treatment rib fractures. More...
04 Dec 2018
Image: Micro-CT images of the stent (A) and the MWS setup (B) (Photo courtesy of Carolina Gálvez-Montón).

Non-Invasive Field Probe Monitors Implanted Stents

A new study shows how non-ionizing microwave spectrometry (MWS) can be used to detect metallic stents, as well as potential structural failures. More...
03 Dec 2018
Image: The Cios Spin Mobile 3D C-arm (Photo courtesy of Siemens Healthineers).

Mobile 3D C-Arm Ensures Optimal Intraoperative Quality

A new mobile C-arm delivers precise intraoperative three-dimensional (3D) images, enabling surgeons to perform corrections on the go and confirm their results. More...
28 Nov 2018


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