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Woman receives rare living-donor small bowel transplant from dad

Brianna Lugo, a 20-year-old woman from Lake Villa, Illinois, received a rare living-donor small bowel transplant from her father Dec. 3 at ...

7 minutes or the knife – short video could decrease likelihood of labiaplasty surgery

by Marketing and Communications - PhD researcher Gemma Sharp is looking at the outcomes, and why, women have labiaplasties. ...

Computer vision techniques for laparoscopic surgery training

A team of European researchers, including an UPM group, is currently working on the development of training technologies and surgical evaluation based on laparoscopic videos assessments. ... Full story

New Understanding of Knee Fibrocartilage Structure Could Aid in Development of Better Replacements and Injury Treatments

Penn and Delaware Team's Study Illuminates the Mechanics and Biology of Natural and Engineered Tissue ... Full story

Study finds gaps in patient knowledge of breast reconstruction surgery and complications

In a study published in the journal Annals of Surgery, researchers report that breast cancer patients surveyed about their knowledge of breast reconstruction were only moderately informed about the procedure, and their knowledge of complications was low. ... Full story

FDA strengthens requirements for surgical mesh for the transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse to address safety risks

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued two final orders to manufacturers and the public to strengthen the data requirements for surgical mesh to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP) transvaginally, or through the vagina. ... Full story

Graft properties affect knee ligament surgery outcome more than surgical technique

In anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, graft stiffness and pre-strain play a more vital role than the choice of surgical technique, indicates a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The study developed a computational 3D model of the knee joint, which can be used in the prevention of osteoarthritis (OA), specifically OA resulting from trauma. ... Full story

Research Provides Insights on How to Improve Face Transplants

Over 30 face transplants have been performed to date, but little is known about the long-term outcomes of recipients. A new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation reveals that faces, when transplanted, change their appearance based on the bone structure of the recipient, and they seem to age at an accelerated rate. ... Full story

Weight-loss surgery cuts risk of developing serious heart problems

New research finds long-term benefits for a range of health issues after surgery. ... Full story

World's first soft-robotic surgery on a human body

A team of roboticists, engineers and surgeons at King’s College London have for the first time operated on a human body using a soft surgical robot as part of keyhole surgery, with the aim of dramatically improving future surgical practice. Under the guidance of expert surgeons, the team used the robot to operate on human cadavers as well as medical manikins. ... Full story

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