Immersive Virtual Reality: A Paradigm Shift in Education and Training

admin/ ianuarie 15, 2020/ tehnologii/ 0 comments

Virtual reality (VR) is both a natural progression and a paradigm shift in orthopaedic training and education. Many orthopaedic surgeons can recall the popularization of arthroscopes, computer-assisted and -navigated procedures, and the use of novel implants based on patient-specific anatomy in regular practice. Incorporation of computing power into orthopaedic practice now provides opportunities for immersive, multisensory training experiences beyond low-fidelity

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Bone Bandage Soaks up Adenosine Molecules to Repair Hard Tissue

admin/ decembrie 18, 2019/ tehnologii/ 0 comments

Researchers from Duke University have developed a bone bandage that accumulates pro-healing adenosine molecules to accelerate bone repair. Bone fractures are complex, difficult injuries resulting in prolonged and sometimes incomplete repair. One way of approaching new treatments for bone fractures involves delivering new bone cells, which can promote healing. Yet, delivering these cells is limited by the challenge of high

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Amazon launches virtual health clinic for its Seattle employees

admin/ septembrie 26, 2019/ tehnologii/ 4 comments

A new benefit for Amazon’s employees in the Seattle area is a virtual medical clinic that also offers in-person healthcare services. The pilot program, called Amazon Care, provides a mobile app that enables employees to access virtual and in-person healthcare services from Oasis Medical Group, which is licensed in Washington state. The services offered by Oasis Medical include an in-app

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Zimmer Biomet Commences Commercial Release of Persona® Revision Knee System

admin/ septembrie 11, 2019/ tehnologii/ 1 comments

Revision System Completes the Persona Portfolio of Comprehensive and Personalized Knee Replacement Solutions WARSAW, Ind., Sept. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZBH), a global leader in musculoskeletal healthcare, today announced FDA 510(k) clearance for the Persona® Revision Knee System for revision knee replacement procedures. The Company expects to launch the system for patients in the United States

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J&J’s DePuy Synthes announces limited launch of Attune cementless knee

admin/ septembrie 10, 2019/ tehnologii/ 0 comments

Johnson & Johnson’s (NYSE:JNJ) DePuy Synthesis division said today it is launching the Attune cementless knee in a rotating platform option in select markets around the world. This launch combines the proprietary technologies of the Attune knee designed to provide stability while the knee is in motion with DePuy Synthes’ background in rotating platform knees and cementless technology. “The Attune

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J&J’s DePuy to acquire JointPoint hip navigation software

admin/ septembrie 6, 2019/ tehnologii/ 1 comments

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) unit DePuy Synthes said it agreed to acquire JointPoint and its surgeon-friendly navigation software for hip replacements for an undisclosed amount. Belleair Bluffs, Fla.-based JointPoint’s OneTrial software is designed to improve surgical outcomes in hip replacements by analyzing implant selection and positioning pre-surgical digital templating and case planning through non-invasive computer navigation. The deal is slated to close this year. Since July

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Handheld MasSpec Pen for Molecular Cancer Detection During Surgeries

admin/ septembrie 2, 2019/ tehnologii/ 4 comments

Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin have developed a new handheld pen for rapid intraoperative cancer detection. Their work demonstrates that the tool can identify different molecular profiles between cancerous and non-cancerous tissue without harming the sampled tissues. This exciting development can one day improve cancer diagnosis and allow for more precise surgical removal of tumors. Currently, surgeons

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Virtual reality as a painkiller

admin/ august 30, 2019/ tehnologii/ 0 comments

Virtual therapeutic reality is an effective clinical practice for pain management. A study published in the journal Plos One measures the impact and effectiveness of this therapy. Nearly half of hospitalized patients experience pain, of which one quarter is considered “unbearable.” Pain treatment is traditionally based on pharmacological management, including opioids, which can yield inconsistent and sub-optimal results. Data from

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The 2019 Top 10 Global Orthopedic Device Firms

admin/ august 23, 2019/ strategie și management/ 3 comments

Robotics and M&A continued to define the orthopedics industry in 2018. Though 2018 featured no megamergers, the orthopedic industry wasn’t quiet. After investing heavily in Israeli robotic spine surgery firm Mazor Robotics, Medtronic bought the firm for $1.7 billion. Stryker nabbed complex spine company K2M for $1.4 billion to bolster its struggling spine business and continued its tried and true

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The Future of (Digital) Surgery

admin/ august 6, 2019/ tehnologii/ 0 comments

Hospitals are replacing antiquated surgical spaces with new operating suites to better support outpatient surgery, minimally invasive techniques, and digital and technological innovations. Robotic surgical systems and imaging technologies like surgical navigation systems are projected to become ubiquitous. The fastest growing segment of the U.S. population comprises individuals who are over age 65. Their numbers are expected to increase 53.2%

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