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First Child to Undergo a Bilateral Hand Transplant Marks One Year since Surgery at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

CHOP, Penn Medicine and Shriners Hospitals for Children Celebrate Their Collaboration on Groundbreaking Surgery ...

Motorized prosthetics improves lives of amputees

ANN ARBOR—When asked about her chosen field, Deanna Gates, director of the Rehabilitation Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Michigan, always joked ...

Needles that hit the right mark

New sensor could help anesthesiologists place needles for epidurals and other medical procedures. ... Full story

Sterile Field

A physician-entrepreneur aims to make surgery safer in the developing world ... Full story

Flexible Building Blocks of the Future

New mechanical "metamaterial" developed at Tel Aviv University may revolutionize prosthetics and wearable technologies ... Full story

New remote-controlled microrobots for medical operations

Scientists at EPFL and ETHZ have developed a new method for building microrobots that could be used in the body to deliver drugs and perform other medical operations. ... Full story

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center performs 6,000th liver transplant

Milestone is national record, highlighting growth of transplant program ... Full story

Surgical expenses cause financial catastrophe for millions each year

According to an analysis of publicly available data from 186 countries, direct medical costs of surgery put an estimated 43.9 per cent of the world’s population at risk of financial catastrophe and between 30.8 and 57.0 per cent at risk of falling below national and international poverty lines. ... Full story

Risk of blindness from spine surgery down significantly

The risk of blindness caused by spinal fusion, one of the most common surgeries performed in the U.S., has dropped almost three-fold since the late 1990s, according to the largest study of the topic to date. Results of the research were published online June 30th in Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. ... Full story

Surgify technology to make cranial surgery safer and faster

An innovation refined at Aalto may aid physicians and patients in just over a year. ... Full story

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