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Image: An elderly man sits at an eye diagnostic device and is examined by a doctor; Copyright: Beachbumledford

Beachbumledford

Controlled manufacture, storage and freezing of artificial retinal cells

25/01/2023

Fraunhofer researchers have now developed a new method for the production and clinical application of stem-cell-based retinal implants, which could contribute towards the successful treatment of AMD.
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Image: Usability testing of the fixator with a bone; Copyright: Imperial College London

Imperial College London

Affordable device for fixing broken bones piloted in Gaza, Sri Lanka and Ukraine

20/01/2023

Imperial researchers have developed a low-cost, easy-to-manufacture stabiliser for broken bones to help in regions where such devices are expensive or in short supply and people sometimes resort to homemade options.
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Image: A patient is examined and measured for seated knee extension speed, quadriceps strength, knee range of motion, and knee pain; Copyright: Osaka Metropolitan University

Osaka Metropolitan University

Total knee arthroplasty: Faster knee for better walking

19/01/2023

Osaka Metropolitan University scientists have revealed that knee extension velocity while seated is a stronger predictor of walking performance than muscle strength in elderly patients after their total knee arthroplasty (TKA) surgery.
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Image: Physical therapists examine the results of knee surgery. The bandage is removed from the knee; Copyright: wutzkoh

wutzkoh

Older knee replacements as good as newer models, study shows

16/01/2023

Older knee replacement designs are just as effective as newer models – according to new research from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and University of East Anglia.
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Image: A gray 3D printed Die FingerKIt implant; Copyright: Fraunhofer IAPT

Fraunhofer IAPT

Personalized finger joint implants from a 3D printer

13/12/2022

The remobilization of finger joints that have been damaged by illness or injury is an emerging market in the field of demand-driven patient care.
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Empa

Sensitive drills for cochlear implants

05/12/2022

Hearing-impaired people whose auditory nerve is still intact can often be helped with a cochlear implant. But inserting the implant into the inner ear is not without risks, as facial nerves can be damaged in the process. Empa researchers have developed a novel smart drill that minimizes the risk by automatically shutting off when it comes near nerves.
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Bild: Close-up coatings of different biopolymers applied to demonstrators of molybdenum pacing leads; Copyright: Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden

Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden

Reduced risk after cardiac surgery thanks to resorbable pacing leads

09/11/2022

A team of researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM in Dresden is developing resorbable pacing leads that can significantly reduce risk factors after cardiac surgery.
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Image: Woman in medical hospital examines a x-ray screening image of the skull, Copyright: stevanovicigor

stevanovicigor

Flexible, steerable device placed in live brains by minimally invasive robot

31/10/2022

The early-stage research tested the delivery and safety of the new implantable catheter design in two sheep to determine its potential for use in diagnosing and treating diseases in the brain.
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panthermedia.net/ monstArrr

Orthopedic implant: More comfortable thanks to full weight-bearing capacity

08/03/2019

Orthopedic implants – they are a necessity when it comes to congenital or acquired limb length discrepancies. However, full weight-bearing during the limb lengthening process is not feasible with previous implant models. For the first time, the 3D Surgery division at the Medical Center of the University of Munich has succeeded in using an implant that facilitates immediate weight-bearing.
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