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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