Tag: Orthopedic Surgery

Portable, Battery-Powered X-ray for Imaging Anywhere

Turner Imaging Systems announced it will be releasing its Smart-C X-ray device, which is a tiny C-arm designed for imaging the extremities at the point of care. The device can be used inside clinical offices, surgical suites, and even taken in the field for help with disaster relief. The Smart-C weighs in at only 16 […]

Cold Plasma Treated Biodegradable 3D Printed Ortho Implants

Orthopedic implants used to repair damaged and diseased bones and joints typically have a complex structure below the surface that helps native tissues grow into and secure the implants. In addition to this, surface treatments are often applied to even further improve the effectiveness of the implants. These surface treatments, just as the name imp (Read more...)

System Makes Legs Same Length Following Hip Replacement

Hip replacements often lead to one leg ending up a little longer than the other, requiring patients to wear special shoes and causing long-term discomfort. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU in Chemnitz, Germany have developed a system to be able to make hip implants very accurate. The team use (Read more...)

Exclusive with Precision OS, An Orthopedic Surgery VR Company

Precision OS is a provider of virtual reality (VR) orthopedic surgical education and pre-operative planning software based in Vancouver, Canada. This software allows for surgeons and trainees to practice simulated medical procedures by providing an immersive and realistic form of deliberate surgical practice that offers critical surgical metrics wi (Read more...)

Siemens Healthineers Releases Mobilett Elara Max X-Ray

Siemens Healthineers is releasing a new mobile, general purpose X-ray system, the Mobilett Elara Max. It features secure connectivity to the hospital’s IT systems to quickly store and retrieve the captured images, a design to make the unit easier to clean, and overall improved ergonomics for ease of use. The cabling has been integrated i (Read more...)

Cios Spin Mobile 3D C-Arm for Orthopedic Surgery

Siemens Healthineers has unveiled a new mobile C-arm, the Cios Spin, that can provide both 2D and 3D imaging in just about any operating room. Mostly intended for orthopedic procedures, the device allows clinicians that are currently using 2D C-arms to upgrade to 3D capability and see things in a much more intuitive perspective. Positioning [&helli (Read more...)

Flexible Self-Powered Knee Sensor for Rehab Monitoring

Engineers at the University of Waterloo in Canada have developed a self-powered knee sensor to help monitor patients undergoing rehabilitation therapy. The device has a tubular shape and it generates its own electricity every time it’s flexed, enough so to power not only the sensor, but the electronics, and an antenna for wireless data transm (Read more...)

Surgical VR Firm Osso VR Launches Collaborative Training Tool: Exclusive With CEO Dr. Justin Barad

Osso VR, a leading virtual reality (VR) surgical training technology company, has recently announced the launch of its collaborative training feature that allows multiple surgeons to train together in a single immersive VR space. The option to train collaboratively offers improved learning opportunities for surgeons and the surgical teams regardles (Read more...)

3D-Printed Ceramic Implants Help Regrow Bone

Researchers at NYU have developed 3D-printed ceramic implants that dissolves slowly, allowing bone to grow in their place. The implants can be tailored to mimic the shape of the missing bone, and are chemically-coated to stimulate bone growth. The research team hopes that the technology will be useful for patients with non-healing bone defects. At (Read more...)

Bioengineered Bone Grafts for Large Bone Defects

Researchers at the New York Stem Cell Foundation have developed a technique to produce bioengineered bone grafts for large bone defects, which are currently difficult to treat using conventional techniques. To deal with bone defects, clinicians currently use either synthetic materials or bone grafts from the patient or a donor. However, these graft (Read more...)

Self-Tightening Suture Shortens to Keep a Perfect Fit

J&J‘s DePuy Synthes division is releasing a new orthopedic suture that automatically tightens when compression is lost. The DYNACORD suture, due to its multi-part construction, shortens if it’s not feeling a pull, which can help to guarantee the integrity of a wide variety of soft tissue procedures. The primary focus of use of (Read more...)