Smith & Nephew’s OXINIUM™ Technology for Hips could save the US Health System an estimated $296 Million in 2020

admin/ mai 22, 2019/ Materiale/ 1 comments

LONDON, May 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Smith & Nephew (LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN), the global medical technology business, today presented new data at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), Annual Meeting in New Orleans. This data, presented for the first time, compared 90-day episode of care outcomes for its proprietary OXINIUM™, Oxidized Zirconium alloy, bearing surface with all other non-OXINIUM bearing

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Most hip and knee replacements ‘last longer than thought’

admin/ februarie 19, 2019/ Materiale/ 10 comments

Eight out of 10 knee replacements and six out of 10 hip replacements last as long as 25 years, says a large study from the University of Bristol. This is much longer than believed, the researchers said, and the findings will help patients and surgeons decide when to carry out surgery. To date, there has been little data on the

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BD Unveils Nano Pen Needle for Accurate Subcutaneous Insulin Injections

admin/ februarie 5, 2019/ Materiale/ 2 comments

  BD is releasing its new Nano pen needle designed for achieving consistent depth during subcutaneous injections, particularly for diabetic patients on insulin. Intramuscular injections can occur when a patient applies too much force to many of the existing injection devices. The new BD Nano compensates for this by spreading the load across the injection site and preventing the needle from

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Biodegradable Implant Stimulates Injured Nerves to Speed Up Healing

admin/ octombrie 11, 2018/ Materiale, tehnologii, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine and Northwestern University created an implant to deliver electric impulses to damaged nerves, helping to heal them, and that eventually biodegrades and leaves the body. It’s about the size of a U.S. quarter coin and operates for about two weeks before losing power and breaking up into microscopic bits. The technology works because

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MENTOR CPX4 Smooth Tissue Expander for Easier Implantation Post Mastectomy

admin/ septembrie 28, 2018/ Materiale/ 5 comments

MENTOR, a J&J company, is releasing a new tissue expander for breast reconstruction surgeries that features a smooth surface. The new CPX4 device, used to make space for a breast implant following a mastectomy, was designed to make it easier to implant and remove due to its smooth surface that glides against tissue as it’s pushed in and out. Suture tabs on

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Survey Uncovers Impact of Knee and Hip Pain on Women’s Emotional Well-Being

admin/ august 29, 2018/ Materiale, sănătate/ 5 comments

Seventy-six percent of U.S. women say the effects of their joint pain go far beyond mobility. While many who suffer from knee or hip pain know that it impacts their everyday activities, results from a new U.S. survey show the significant emotional impact of joint pain. This includes impact on romantic and social relationships, ability to pursue hobbies and overall

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First Patient Receives Medtronic’s Extravascular Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

admin/ august 10, 2018/ Materiale/ 11 comments

A pilot study is getting underway to evaluate a new Medtronic implantable cardioverter defibrillator that doesn’t require leads to be placed inside the heart or veins. The Extravascular Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (EV ICD) system can deliver defibrillation shocks as well as pacing signals to the heart, but it uses only a single lead placed under the sternum outside the heart. The electronic implant

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Playcast, il gesso su misura che si stampa in 3D

admin/ august 4, 2018/ Materiale/ 1 comments

Pronta la sperimentazione negli ospedali del Padovano del tutore realizzato con stampa 3D. Un domani potrebbe avere sensori in grado di monitorare il corpo e fare telemedicina. Il gesso ortopedico è stato brevettato nel 1851 ed è rimasto quasi immutato da allora. Ma lo spazio per l’innovazione anche in questo caso non manca, e una startup padovana, PlayCast, sta lavorando a un gesso

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Russian Scientists Invent Mechatronic Lower Limb Rehab Device

admin/ iulie 19, 2018/ Materiale, tehnologii/ 1 comments

Among settled tasks there is also an application of device for children with infantile cerebral palsy. Uniqueness of SUSU scientists’ development consists in the fact that this device unlike other analogous devices allows involving all the joints of lower limb. Patented know-how can be applied not only for rehabilitation after serious injuries or teaching children with infantile cerebral palsy to

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