Surgery http://medicaldesign.com/taxonomy/term/7411/more en TIGR Offers New Alternative for Breast Reconstruction http://medicaldesign.com/prototyping/tigr-offers-new-alternative-breast-reconstruction <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Novus Scientific creates a surgical mesh that can provide more stability in breast implants. </div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/prototyping/tigr-offers-new-alternative-breast-reconstruction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/prototyping/tigr-offers-new-alternative-breast-reconstruction#comments Products Surgery Implantables Prototyping Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:36:00 +0000 13501 at http://medicaldesign.com Courtesy of TIGR Matrix Additive Manufacturing Improves Cranial Implants http://medicaldesign.com/design-engineering/additive-manufacturing-improves-cranial-implants <div class="field-byline"> Wiebke Jensen, Electro OpticalSystems </div> <div class="field-deck"> Healthcare pioneer CEIT Biomedical Engineering relies on EOS technology for skull prostheses. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The basics of medical implant manufacture have been, until recently, control technology, the relevant machine tools, and often manual work carried out during the operation itself. Yet, these technologies can lead to some problems.</div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/design-engineering/additive-manufacturing-improves-cranial-implants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/design-engineering/additive-manufacturing-improves-cranial-implants#comments Surgery Design-Engineering Implantables Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:26:00 +0000 13421 at http://medicaldesign.com From a Medical Past Comes a Bioprinting Future http://medicaldesign.com/design-engineering/medical-past-comes-bioprinting-future <div class="field-deck"> At the University of Louisville, great strides are being made in the development of a bioficial heart. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Williams and his team are currently developing structures that are “pre-vascularized” so the blood flows at the lowest vascular level to keep these cells alive. They have developed a way to use the 3D printing to print capillaries, the smallest blood vessels, so they are able to make very viable structures, particularly the ventricular walls of the heart, with the vascular supply built into it.</div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/design-engineering/medical-past-comes-bioprinting-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/design-engineering/medical-past-comes-bioprinting-future#comments Materials Products Cardiovascular Surgery Design-Engineering Thu, 11 Sep 2014 21:31:00 +0000 13351 at http://medicaldesign.com Robotics Adopted to Perform Prostatectomies http://medicaldesign.com/electronics/robotics-adopted-perform-prostatectomies <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A new study found that robotic-assisted radical prostatectomies are becoming more common in the U.S. </div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/electronics/robotics-adopted-perform-prostatectomies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/electronics/robotics-adopted-perform-prostatectomies#comments Electronics Surgery News Fri, 05 Sep 2014 13:43:00 +0000 13271 at http://medicaldesign.com <p>Example of robotic arms used for surgery.</p> Courtesy of Spencer Platt/Getty Images GigE Vision Brings a Clearer View for the Operating Room http://medicaldesign.com/blog/gige-vision-brings-clearer-view-operating-room <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Almost all aspects of healthcare--from initial examination, to surgery, and nursing--are increasingly relying on real-time video to improve care and lower expenses. Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) is a natural choice for video transmission in a range of medical imaging modalities, due to its reliable image transmission performance, networking capabilities, and cost advantages. </div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/blog/gige-vision-brings-clearer-view-operating-room" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/blog/gige-vision-brings-clearer-view-operating-room#comments Electronics Surgery Design-Engineering Imaging Contributors&#039; Corner Sun, 15 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0000 12671 at http://medicaldesign.com 3D-Printed Human Cartilage Brings Relief To Osteoarthritis Sufferers http://medicaldesign.com/electronics/3d-printed-human-cartilage-brings-relief-osteoarthritis-sufferers <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A team at the University of Pittsburgh discovered a way to create artificial cartilage, leading the way to reducing osteoarthritic pain. </div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/electronics/3d-printed-human-cartilage-brings-relief-osteoarthritis-sufferers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/electronics/3d-printed-human-cartilage-brings-relief-osteoarthritis-sufferers#comments Products Electronics Surgery Mon, 09 Jun 2014 13:47:00 +0000 12601 at http://medicaldesign.com <p>Rocky Tuan,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">director of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Engineering at the University of&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">Pittsburgh.&nbsp;</span></p> Courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh Use of 3D Printers Grows in the Dental Industry http://medicaldesign.com/design-engineering/use-3d-printers-grows-dental-industry <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>New 3D printers from Stratasys use TrueCast material to create dental wax-ups for dentures, bridges, and crowns. </div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/design-engineering/use-3d-printers-grows-dental-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/design-engineering/use-3d-printers-grows-dental-industry#comments Products Surgery Design-Engineering Thu, 05 Jun 2014 18:21:00 +0000 12581 at http://medicaldesign.com <p>(Left) FrameWorx 3-D Printer; (Right) CrownWorx 3-D Printer</p> Courtesy of Stratasys Does Google Glass Have a Future in Medicine? http://medicaldesign.com/electronics/does-google-glass-have-future-medicine <div class="field-byline"> Michael Browne </div> <div class="field-deck"> While health-care professionals remain uncertain, startup manufacturers are forging ahead with Glass-related devices and apps. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>While Google Glass is being touted as the next supercool personal device for the consumer market, a debate is growing over its potential use in the medical industry.</div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/electronics/does-google-glass-have-future-medicine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/electronics/does-google-glass-have-future-medicine#comments Products Electronics Surgery Mon, 02 Jun 2014 02:57:00 +0000 12571 at http://medicaldesign.com Prosthetics System Aims To Give Amputees Proprioception http://medicaldesign.com/design-engineering/prosthetics-system-aims-give-amputees-proprioception <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>HAPTIX, the latest system created by DARPA’s BTO, strives to bring back natural movement and sensation to amputees</div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/design-engineering/prosthetics-system-aims-give-amputees-proprioception" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/design-engineering/prosthetics-system-aims-give-amputees-proprioception#comments Products Electronics Surgery Design-Engineering Fri, 23 May 2014 13:28:00 +0000 12511 at http://medicaldesign.com <p><strong style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">Diagram detailing how HAPTIX works.&nbsp;</strong></p> Courtesy of DARPA Surgical Plates Allow Anatomical Customization http://medicaldesign.com/design-engineering/surgical-plates-allow-anatomical-customization <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>DePuy Synthes CMF introduces its Patient Specific Plates for Mandible, which are surgical plates customized based on anatomy and surgeon specifications. </div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/design-engineering/surgical-plates-allow-anatomical-customization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/design-engineering/surgical-plates-allow-anatomical-customization#comments Surgery Design-Engineering News Thu, 15 May 2014 16:00:00 +0000 12371 at http://medicaldesign.com Courtesy of DePuy Synthes