Tag: Plastic Surgery

microMend, a Novel and Time-Saving Wound Closure Device

Sutures and staples are the usual options for closing wounds postoperatively, but they can be painful and require surgical skills. The microMend Skin Closure Device, produced by Seattle-based KitoTech Medical, provides a potentially better alternative. The design of the microMend is conceptually similar to a bandage, like Steri-Strip. The device is (Read more...)

New Optical Tool to Spot Nerves During Surgery

A team of medical researchers has come up with a way to optically spot nerves within tissue, which should prevent nerve injuries that can happen during surgeries of the hand and other sensitive and delicate parts of the body. The technology uses something called collimated polarized light imaging (CPLi) and by rotating the polarization, one is (Read more...)

Fluorescing Bandage Senses Wound’s Healing Process

Bandages used to treat chronic wounds present a host of challenges, particularly when they’re removed to examine and clean a wound. While this is necessary, the process can be very painful for the patient, difficult on the clinician, and the wound may become infected due to being exposed. A team of researchers from Swiss Federal Laborato (Read more...)

Hill-Rom’s New Envella Air Fluidized Therapy Bed Promises Gentle Contact and Air Circulation

Hill-Rom is releasing a new hospital bed designed for patients with serious wounds. The Envella Air Fluidized Therapy Bed pumps air from below a mattress-like layer of silicone beads, helping to make sure that even the tissue that is contact with the bed receives air circulation while helping to distribute pressure evenly. The company says tha (Read more...)

A Specialized and Structured EMR: Interview with Modernizing Medicine Co-Founder and CEO, Daniel Cane

In large part due to 2009′s Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, there has been a proliferation of electronic medical record systems. Many of the largest providers, such as Johns Hopkins and Kaiser Permanente, have seen a consolidation onto large systems like Epic, while many small to middle-sized provi (Read more...)