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Tech-savvy people more likely to trust digital doctors

According to researchers at Penn State, people with high confidence in machine performance and also in their own technological capabilities are more likely to accept and use digital healthcare services

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Engineers 3D print flexible mesh for ankle and knee braces

Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers have designed pliable, 3-D-printed flexible mesh materials whose flexibility and toughness they can tune to emulate and support softer tissues such as muscles and tendons.

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High marks for bone bank

Wrightington Hospital’s Bone Bank has once again achieved the stringent criteria set out by regulatory body, the Human Tissue Authority (HTA), following an onsite inspection. The inspection, carried out every

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RCS sets out new guidance for introducing surgical innovations

The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has recently published new guidance to provide surgeons with up-to-date thinking on the development and implementation of surgical innovations, such as robot-assisted surgery and

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Microgels let medical implants fight off bacteria

Joint replacements are among the most common elective surgeries, but around one in 100 patients suffer post-surgical infections, turning a routine procedure into an expensive and dangerous ordeal. Now, researchers

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Innovation-induced manufacturing procedures to reinforce external fixators adoption

The external fixators market is projected to continue its steady growth on account of the widespread prevalence of osteoporosis coupled with rising incidences of accidental fractures. The market is estimated to expand at

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Healthcare commissioners urged to implement services that prevent broken bones

More than 50,000 life-altering broken bones could be avoided if preventative services were made available more widely, according to a new report from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP). The Fracture

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Only one in five doctors aware of patient feedback about their care online, survey reveals

Around one in five doctors are aware of patient feedback about themselves on review and ratings websites, according to a new survey of health professionals. Their answers also reveal that

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Groin and hips of hockey players can be examined in five-second test

Five seconds is enough to assess the status of a hockey player’s groin. For the first time, a simple field test, called the five-second squeeze test, has been used on

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Taking steps towards injectable hydrogel for knee osteoarthritis

The Developmental BioEngineering group of the University of Twente is working on a promising breakthrough in the treatment of osteoarthritis, the most common form of rheumatoid arthritis. The research group