3-D printing techniques help surgeons carve new ears
Sep 30, 2015
When surgical residents need to practice a complicated procedure to fashion a new ear for children without one, they typically get a bar of soap, carrot or an apple.
Outside the body, a heart beats via life-saving system
Sep 01, 2015 weblog
(Medical Xpress)—A system that enables heart transplants involving hearts that stopped beating in the donor's body continues to save lives. The Organ Care System (OCS) has been used in UK hospitals with good results.
A recipe for long-lasting livers
Apr 22, 2015
People waiting for organ transplants may soon have higher hopes of getting the help that they need in time. Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology have developed a new technique that extends the time that ...
Surgeon to offer ideas on a way to do human head transplants
Feb 26, 2015 weblog
Sergio Canavero of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group has made it known that he intends to announce at this summer's American Academy of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgeons meeting, that he believes he has put together ...
Australian doctors transplant 'dead' hearts in surgical breakthrough (Update)
Oct 24, 2014
Australian surgeons said Friday they have used hearts which had stopped beating in successful transplants, in what they said was a world first that could change the way organs are donated.
New tool helps guide brain cancer surgery
Jul 03, 2014
A tool to help brain surgeons test and more precisely remove cancerous tissue was successfully used during surgery, according to a Purdue University and Brigham and Women's Hospital study.
Build me a face in 3D: British man's life 'transformed'
Mar 12, 2014
A British man who suffered horrific facial injuries in a motorbike accident has had pioneering surgery to rebuild his face using 3D printed parts.
New imaging technique sharpens surgeons' vision
Feb 11, 2014
Which superhuman power would you choose for help on the job? For Dr. Julie Margenthaler, it's a technology that brings to mind X-ray vision, used for the first time Monday during an operation to remove a patient's lymph node.
Study questions value of common knee surgery
Dec 26, 2013
(HealthDay)—Improvements in knee pain following a common orthopedic procedure appear to be largely due to the placebo effect, a new Finnish study suggests.
New research may help spare patients 'accidental awareness' during surgery
Oct 23, 2013
(HealthDay)—A new study offers insight into what happens in the brain when a person is given anesthesia, and the finding could help spare patients the traumatic experience of becoming aware of their own surgery.