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SurgiBox turns any room into an operating room

SurgiBox turns any room into an operating room
Dust, dirt, bacteria, flies — these are just some of the many contaminants surgeons need to worry about when operating in the field or in hospitals located in developing nations. According to a 2015 study in The Lancet, 5 billion people don’t have access to safe, clean surgical care. Graduate student Sally Miller ’16 is hoping to change that with a product called SurgiBox. “The idea of SurgiBox is to take the operating room and shrink it down to just the patient’s size,” Miller explains.
17th January 2018

CleanCision receives FDA 510(k) clearance

CleanCision receives FDA 510(k) clearance
  Prescient Surgical, Inc. has announced that the U.S. FDA has cleared the CleanCision Wound Retraction and Protection System (CleanCision System) for commercialisation in the United States.
20th December 2017

Ultrasound needle transforms keyhole heart surgery

Ultrasound needle transforms keyhole heart surgery
Using a new optical ultrasound needle developed by researchers at UCL and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), heart tissue can be imaged in real time during keyhole procedures. The technology has been successfully used for minimally invasive heart surgery in pigs, giving a high-resolution view of soft tissues up to 2.5cm in front of the instrument, inside the body.
6th December 2017


Keyhole surgery could be the most efficient procedure for ruptured aneurysm

Keyhole surgery could be the most efficient procedure for ruptured aneurysm
The use of keyhole surgery to repair ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm is both clinically and cost effective and should be adopted more widely, concludes a randomised trial published by The BMJ. This is the first randomised trial comparing the use of keyhole (endovascular) aneurysm repair versus traditional open surgery to repair ruptured aneurysm, with full midterm follow-up.
15th November 2017

microMend: a time-saving wound closure device

microMend: a time-saving wound closure device
Sutures and staples are the usual options for closing wounds postoperatively, but they can be painful and require surgical skills. The microMend Skin Closure Device, produced by Seattle-based KitoTech Medical, has provided an alternative. The design of the microMend is conceptually similar to a bandage, like Steri-Strip. The device is made of a thin adhesive backing with two arrays of tiny “microstaples” on either side.
8th November 2017

AR glasses improve operations on tumours

AR glasses improve operations on tumours
Malignant tumours often form metastases that spread to other parts of the body via the lymphatic system. High surgical skills are required to identify the precise location of the affected lymph nodes, enabling them to be completely removed. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a navigation aid that simplifies such interventions. 3D-ARILE is an AR system that superimposes a virtual image of the exact position of the lymph nodes using data glasses.
6th November 2017

Senhance surgical robotic system receives FDA Clearance

Senhance surgical robotic system receives FDA Clearance
TransEnterix has announced the Company has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the Senhance Surgical Robotic System. "The clearance of the Senhance System in the US is a milestone in the progress of robotics and is expected to deliver improvement in the efficacy, value and choices offered to patients, surgeons and hospitals," said Todd M. Pope, President and Chief Executive Officer of TransEnterix.
17th October 2017

Next-gen surgical robotics comes with optics platform

Next-gen surgical robotics comes with optics platform
  Synaptive Medical Inc. has released Modus V. This second-generation, high-powered digital microscope with a robotic arm is derived from Canadarm technology used on the International Space Station. Designed with feedback from Synaptive’s clinical partners, Modus V is the new cornerstone of its integrated BrightMatter platform.
12th October 2017

World’s first super-microsurgery operation with ‘robot hands’

World’s first super-microsurgery operation with ‘robot hands’
Plastic surgeons at Maastricht UMC+ have used a robotic device to surgically treat lymphedema in a patient. This is the world’s first super-microsurgical intervention with ‘robot hands’. The surgeons used the robotic device to suture vessels of 0.3 to 0.8 millimeter in the arm of the patient. The robotic device, created by Eindhoven company Microsure, enhances the surgeon’s precision, making this type of procedure easier to perform.
6th October 2017

Heart valves formed from patient’s own tissue

Heart valves formed from patient’s own tissue
A new method allows surgeons to reconstruct entire heart valves from the patient’s own tissue. This surgical procedure is currently only used at a handful of centres in the world. Recently, PD Dr. Markus Krane, Deputy Director of the Cardiovascular Surgery Department of the German Heart Centre Munich, has also used the new method on patients in Munich. The method is particularly advantageous for children and young patients.
29th September 2017


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