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Covid positive patients should delay surgery to reduce death risk

Surgery should be delayed for seven weeks after a patient tests positive for COVID-19 – as operations taking place up to six weeks after diagnosis are associated with increased risk

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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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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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How to improve the surgery backlog during COVID-19

A new paper suggests three solutions to addressing the backlog of non-urgent surgeries delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “As a surgeon, I understand why hospitals needed to delay many

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Better hip replacements when surgeon operates often

The higher the proportion of primary hip replacement operations a surgeon performs annually, the better the results are, a recent thesis at the University of Gothenburg shows. On the other

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OrthoGrid Systems and Osso VR partner to scale access to fluoroscopic guidance technology

OrthoGrid Systems, Inc., a global medtech company offering an AI-driven surgical navigation platform, PhantomMSK, to transform orthopaedic surgery, and Osso VR, a virtual reality (VR) surgical training platform, are partnering

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Researchers help give robotic arms a steady hand for surgeries

Steady hands and uninterrupted, sharp vision are critical when performing surgery on delicate structures like the brain or hair-thin blood vessels. While surgical cameras have improved what surgeons see during

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Covid-19: spine surgeons exhibiting anxiety

A global survey examining the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on healthcare professionals has revealed “elevated anxiety and uncertainty for the future” among 902 participating spine surgeons. Results from the

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Most surgeons in pain after surgery, Mayo research finds

Almost two-thirds of surgeons reported an increase in neck pain after performing surgery, and one-quarter rated their neck or lower back pain as clinically significant, a new Mayo Clinic study has found.

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Do obesity and smoking affect healing after wrist fracture surgery?

Both obesity and smoking can have negative effects on bone health. A recent study led by a team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in the USA, examined whether