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Surgical Techniques

Image: The Infinity Occipitocervical-Upper Thoracic (OCT) system (Photo courtesy of Medtronic).

Surgical Immobilization System Facilitates Upper Spine Surgery

A novel surgical system immobilizes the thoracic and cervical spine during complex procedures and assists surgical navigation. More...
17 Oct 2018
Image: The Maquet PowerLED II surgical light (Photo courtesy of Getinge).

Enhanced Surgical Lamp Reduces Surgeon Eye Strain

An innovative surgical light brings best-in-class technology to the operating room (OR), improving working conditions for surgeons and staff. More...
16 Oct 2018
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Image: An MRI of titanium pedicle screws (L) and CarboClear pedicle screws (R) (Photo courtesy of CarboFix).

Carbon Fiber Implants Beneficial for Oncological Patients

A novel carbon fiber pedicle screw system restores the integrity of the spinal column in patients with advanced-stage cancer in whom life expectancy is too short to permit fusion. More...
15 Oct 2018
Image: A new study shows gastric banding and metformin offer similar benefits for diabetes (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Gastric Banding Equals Metformin in Slowing Diabetes Onset

A new study shows that gastric banding and metformin have a similar effect on β-cell function in adults with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) or mild type 2 diabetes (T2D). More...
15 Oct 2018
Image: The Nuvaira lung denervation system and dNerva dual cooled RFA catheter (Photo courtesy of Nuvaira).

Targeted Airway Ablation Reduces COPD Exacerbations

Symptoms of persistent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be significantly reduced when obstructed airways are opened by targeted lung denervation (TLD), claims a new study. More...
11 Oct 2018
Image: The Neovasc hourglass-shaped reducer system (Photo courtesy of Neovasc).

Implantable Mesh Device Treats Refractory Angina

Using a procedure similar to a coronary stent implantation, a novel stent addresses refractory angina (RA) by narrowing the coronary sinus, creating backflow pressure into the heart. More...
10 Oct 2018
Image: BioPeneExtruding gel with UV light for photo-polymerization (Photo courtesy of University of Melbourne).

Hydrogel Injections Customize Cartilage Repair

A novel bioprinting device can build three-dimensional (3D) bioscaffolds capable of regenerating deficient cartilage tissue, according to a new study. More...
09 Oct 2018


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