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Optical tool to spot nerves during surgery

Optical tool to spot nerves during surgery
  During operations, it can be difficult for surgeons to avoid severing crucial nerves because they look so much like other tissue. A new noninvasive approach that uses polarised light to make nerves stand out from other tissue could help surgeons avoid accidentally injuring nerves or assist them in identifying nerves in need of repair.
17th August 2017

Aortic Annuloplasty device receives FDA Clearance

Aortic Annuloplasty device receives FDA Clearance
BioStable Science & Engineering, Inc. has announced it has received FDA market clearance for the HAART 200 Aortic Annuloplasty Device, the first and only annuloplasty device designed specifically for bicuspid aortic valve repair. With FDA clearance of both the HAART 300 and HAART 200 Aortic Annuloplasty Devices, BioStable is now able to offer U.S. surgeons a comprehensive portfolio of aortic valve repair solutions that addresses all forms of aortic valve insufficiency.
16th August 2017

Flexible biopsy catheter coming soon to da Vinci Surgical Robots

Flexible biopsy catheter coming soon to da Vinci Surgical Robots
  Intuitive Surgical has worked on releasing a flexible biopsy catheter designed to take tissue samples from deep within the lungs. The company announced about a year ago that it is working with Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group, a Chinese firm, on the technology, and there were hints that more products are to be expected from the partnership.
4th August 2017


3D printing to help train surgeons and shorten surgery times

3D printing to help train surgeons and shorten surgery times
A team of engineers and pediatric orthopedic surgeons are using 3D printing to help train surgeons and shorten surgeries for the most common hip disorder found in children ages 9 to 16. In a recent study, researchers showed that allowing surgeons to prep on a 3D-printed model of the patient's hip joint cut by about 25% the amount of time needed for surgery when compared to a control group.
2nd August 2017

CompuFlo Epidural Instrument receives 510(k) FDA Clearance

CompuFlo Epidural Instrument receives 510(k) FDA Clearance
Milestone Scientific has announced that the CompuFlo Epidural Computer Controlled Anesthesia System has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The CompuFlo Epidural System provides anesthesiologists and other Health Care Providers for the first time, the ability to quantitatively determine and document the pressure at the needle tip in real-time.
24th July 2017

Aortic valves approved for intermediate risk patients

Aortic valves approved for intermediate risk patients
  Medtronic has announced the expanded U.S. FDA approval of the self-expanding CoreValve Evolut transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) platform to include patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis who are at an intermediate risk for open-heart surgery.
12th July 2017

INSPIRIS RESILIA valve receives FDA Approval

INSPIRIS RESILIA valve receives FDA Approval
  Edwards Lifesciences has announced it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its INSPIRIS RESILIA aortic valve, the first in a new class of resilient heart valves.
7th July 2017

Hand-held probe offers precision to cancer surgery

Hand-held probe offers precision to cancer surgery
In 2015, scientists at Polytechnique Montréal, the Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CRCHUM), the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), McGill University, and the MUHC developed a hand-held Raman spectroscopy probe allowing surgeons to accurately detect virtually all brain cancer cells in real time during surgery.
28th June 2017

Microscope can scan tumours during surgery

Microscope can scan tumours during surgery
When women undergo lumpectomies to remove breast cancer, doctors try to remove all the cancerous tissue while conserving as much of the healthy breast tissue as possible. But currently there's no reliable way to determine during surgery whether the excised tissue is completely cancer-free at its margins - the proof that doctors need to be confident that they removed all of the tumor. It can take several days for pathologists using conventional methods to process and analyse the tissue.
27th June 2017

Coffee helmet improves nose and throat surgery

Coffee helmet improves nose and throat surgery
Engineers at Vanderbilt University have developed a silicon cap filled with coffee grounds to track patient head movements and orientation during delicate nose and throat surgery. The technology was recently presented at the International Conference on Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Interventions in Barcelona, Spain.
27th June 2017


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