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AOT receives CE certification for CARLO surgical tool

Swiss medical technology startup Advanced Osteotomy Tools (AOT) has secured European approval for the CARLO robot-assisted surgical tool. CARLO, or Cold Ablation Robot-guided Laser Osteotome, cuts bones precisely and contact-free

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Physio app could help thousands out of pain and on the road to recovery

An expert, free physiotherapy app is set to revolutionise recovery for patients recuperating from orthopaedic surgery. Created by experts from across Practice Plus Group’s nationwide hospital services, the free Pocket

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Study looks at getting into shape pre-surgery to aid recovery for older patients

Older adults about to undergo elective surgery should undertake a sustained programme of targeted exercise beforehand to counteract the muscle-wasting effects of bedrest, new research suggests. A study published by

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Surgeon in Focus – Gyorgy Lovasz

Gyorgy Lovasz is Practice Plus Group’s national head of orthopaedics. After gaining a specialist qualification in orthopaedics at the University of Pecs, Hungary, he took on a two-year fellowship at

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Genes play a role in common knee injury

It has long been known that the choice of shoe, surface and type of sport can all be contributing factors when someone suffers an anterior cruciate ligament rupture. Researchers at

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Exercise may protect bone health after weight loss surgery

Although weight loss surgery is a highly effective treatment for obesity, it can be detrimental to bone health. A recent study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research suggests

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Survey finds medical device companies hopeful for 2021 and leaning in to digital technology for training and case support

ExplORer Surgical recently announced the results of a survey of medical device leaders on how COVID-19 has impacted business and gauge the industry’s shifting perspective on digital technologies. Findings unveil

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Popular weight-loss surgery in teenagers weakens bones

“Childhood obesity is a major public health issue that has increased over the last 10 years,” said lead investigator Miriam Bredella, professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School in Boston,

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High risk of serious complications during knee replacement when a tourniquet is used

The risk of developing serious complications following a knee replacement could be up to 73 per cent higher when a tourniquet is used, compared to surgery without a tourniquet. Serious

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What Brexit and Covid-19 have revealed about supply chain efficiency

Covid-19 has tested supply chains across all sectors to their limit. For the European medtech supply chain – responsible for employing around 730 000 people – the pandemic has revealed