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New Approach to Gallbladder Surgery, Smallest Reported Incision

A surgical team at UC San Diego Health has completed the first series of operations with a novel surgical system that can ...

When things go wrong after surgery, a patient's fate – and bills – can vary widely by hospital, study finds

Complication-related costs for common operations run two to three times higher at some hospitals – which also tend to have higher complication ...

World’s first implanted bionic arm on test in global competition

A few years ago, a patient was implanted with a bionic arm for the first time in the world using control technology developed at Chalmers University of Technology. He is now taking part in Cybathlon, a new international competition in which 74 participants with physical disabilities will compete against each other, using the latest robotic prostheses and other assistive technologies – a sort of ‘Cyborg Olympics’. ... Full story

EFIC Symposium: Chronic pain following joint surgery – experts call for new approaches

20 to 30 percent of patients who have a knee replacement may experience persistent pain after surgery. Experts discussed how individualised multimodal approaches could be the key to making treatments more successful at a symposium staged in Dubrovnik by the European Pain Foundation EFIC. ... Full story

Simple test may help address $150 billion problem of post-operative delirium

PORTLAND, Ore. – Researchers at VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS), in collaboration with Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University, have identified a simple test that takes about 2-3 minutes and can predict which surgical candidates are most at risk of delirium, a common complication following surgery in older patients. ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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 that she wanted to make Luke Skywalker's hand. ... Full story

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

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