surgery

Emerging technologies are transforming the way surgical procedures are done. We will give an overview on new applications of surgical robotics, immersive realities such as augmented and virtual reality, 3D printing, and digitalization in the OR.

Researchers use bioprinting to create nose cartilage

Researchers use bioprinting to create nose cartilage

Researchers have used 3D bioprinting technology to create custom-shaped cartilage. They aim to make it easier for surgeons to safely restore the features of skin cancer patients living with nasal cartilage defects after surgery.

Using 4D printing to enable spinal fusion

Using 4D printing to enable spinal fusion

4D printing helps create a biomimetic microchannel scaffold made of collagen and hydroxyapatite.

3D biocomposites can repair large bone defects

3D biocomposites can repair large bone defects

Loosening hip implants can cause major damage to the bone and a simple replacement won’t suffice to carry the load during movements. Researchers have turned to bioprinting to solve this problem.

Wearable improves care after kidney transplantation

Wearable improves care after kidney transplantation

Scientists have found that a simple device can reduce swelling after kidney transplantation. Clinical trial shows shortened hospital stay for patients and reduced surgical site infections by almost 60 percent.

Bioprinting: Skin and bones repaired during surgery

Bioprinting: Skin and bones repaired during surgery

Researchers have repaired traumatic injuries to the skin and bones in a rat model using bioprinting during surgery.

Medtronic taps augmented reality 'flight simulators' for surgery

Medtronic taps augmented reality 'flight simulators' for surgery

Medtronic partners with Surgical Theater to provide the first augmented reality platform for use in real-rime during complex cranial procedures.

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