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Virtual reality app eases children’s anxiety before surgery

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals has launched a virtual tour to give young patients an interactive experience of wards before they have surgery. The Little Journey App includes a virtual

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High postural sway doubles older women’s fracture risk

Postural sway is an independent risk factor for bone fractures in postmenopausal women, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital. Women with

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Recreating embryonic conditions at break sites can help bones heal faster

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania have developed a unique technique that uses stem cells and flexible implantable bone-stabilising plates to help speed

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Helping the body’s ability to grow bone

For the first time, scientists have been able to study how well synthetic bone grafts stand up to the rigours and ‘strains’ of life, and how quickly they help bone

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Young athletes may need one-year break from sport after knee surgery

After surgical reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament, young athletes are now recommended to undergo at least a year’s rehab and thorough testing before resuming knee-strenuous sport. Research shows that

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Patients under the age of 25 who require ACL reconstruction may benefit from an additional procedure

An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear can be devastating to a young athlete. While the ACL can be reconstructed through surgery, there is a high risk of re-injury in patients under the

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Robotic knee replacements a first in the North East

Orthopaedic surgeons at Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital are the first in the North East to use robotic surgery in the NHS for knee replacements. The Newcastle Hospitals is a nationally recognised

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Motorised prosthetic arm can sense touch and move with your thoughts

Keven Walgamott had a good “feeling” about picking up the egg without crushing it. What seems simple for nearly everyone else can be more of a Herculean task for Walgamott,

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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.