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Surgery
These Color-Changing Sutures Can Catch Infections
color-changing sutures
Surgery
These Color-Changing Sutures Can Catch Infections
Iowa high school senior Dasia Taylor has invented color-changing sutures that can catch an infection early.
April 4, 2021

Iowa high school senior Dasia Taylor has invented color-changing sutures that can catch an infection early.

Heart Surgery
Scientists Have Created a Heart Valve Implant That Grows
heart valve replacement surgery
Heart Surgery
Scientists Have Created a Heart Valve Implant That Grows
Children may have heart valve replacement surgery 5 or more times. A lab-grown, growing valve may change that in the future.
March 28, 2021

Children may have heart valve replacement surgery 5 or more times. A lab-grown, growing valve may change that in the future.

Medical Innovation
Surgery Robot Could Make Hysterectomies Less Painful
surgery robot for hysterectomy
Medical Innovation
Surgery Robot Could Make Hysterectomies Less Painful
The FDA has approved its first surgery robot for use during a vaginal hysterectomy, which is less invasive than the abdominal approach.
March 5, 2021

The FDA has approved its first surgery robot for use during a vaginal hysterectomy, which is less invasive than the abdominal approach.

Prosthetics
New Amputation Surgery Technique May Lead to Better Control of Prosthetics
new amputation surgery
Prosthetics
New Amputation Surgery Technique May Lead to Better Control of Prosthetics
A new amputation surgery technique developed at MIT reconnects muscle pairings and may lead to better prosthetic control — and less pain.
February 21, 2021

A new amputation surgery technique developed at MIT reconnects muscle pairings and may lead to better prosthetic control — and less pain.

Surgery
Man's Double Hand & Face Transplant May Be First to Succeed
face transplant
Surgery
Man's Double Hand & Face Transplant May Be First to Succeed
Five months post-surgery, a double hand and face transplant recipient shows no signs of transplant rejection, suggesting the procedure was a success.
February 7, 2021

Five months post-surgery, a double hand and face transplant recipient shows no signs of transplant rejection, suggesting the procedure was a success.

AR
First AR-Assisted Knee Replacement in America Is a Success
ar-assisted knee replacement
AR
First AR-Assisted Knee Replacement in America Is a Success
The United States’ first AR-assisted knee replacement surgery was a success, marking another milestone for the use of AR in healthcare.
January 27, 2021

The United States’ first AR-assisted knee replacement surgery was a success, marking another milestone for the use of AR in healthcare.

AR
Doctors Use AR Surgery to Implant 3D-Printed Eye Socket
AR surgery
AR
Doctors Use AR Surgery to Implant 3D-Printed Eye Socket
Doctors in Israel used a combination of AR surgery and 3D printing to repair a patient’s damaged eye socket quickly and efficiently.
January 23, 2021

Doctors in Israel used a combination of AR surgery and 3D printing to repair a patient’s damaged eye socket quickly and efficiently.

Healthcare
Jaw Joints Grown From Fat Could Alleviate TMJ Pain
TMJ Pain
Healthcare
Jaw Joints Grown From Fat Could Alleviate TMJ Pain
Researchers have grown new jaw joints for pigs from fat-sourced stem cells, and the technique could one day cure TMJ pain, or even knee pain, in people.
October 18, 2020

Researchers have grown new jaw joints for pigs from fat-sourced stem cells, and the technique could one day cure TMJ pain, or even knee pain, in people.

Medical Innovations
A New Way to Heal Badly Broken Bones with Electrical Stimulation
electrical stimulation
Medical Innovations
A New Way to Heal Badly Broken Bones with Electrical Stimulation
A new bone scaffold delivers electrical stimulation to broken bones, speeds up the healing process, and then simply dissolves into the body.
July 6, 2020

A new bone scaffold delivers electrical stimulation to broken bones, speeds up the healing process, and then simply dissolves into the body.