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Healing bone fractures the smart way

Dear Sir or Madam,

A complex bone fracture means a long recovery time and pain. Physicians have to keep a close look on the healing process to prevent the bone from becoming crooked by growing together wrongly. But what if we had a smart implant one day that was not able to monitor healing but also to correct the development of a malposition? See in our current video how the Saarland University wants to develop such an implant.

Enjoy watching!

Timo Roth
Editorial team

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Topic of the month: Point-of-care ultrasound
Video: Smart implant
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Point-of-care ultrasound helps in emergency diagnosis

Topic of the month

Image: An emergency operation with ambulance; Copyright: PantherMedia / HayDmitriy
Medical emergencies require quick action and prompt decisions: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is a valuable diagnostic tool available to the emergency physician. Rather than relying on his/her gut feeling, the device answers specific clinical questions that narrow differentials. The question is, in which settings does POCUS deliver the biggest benefits?
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Point-of-care ultrasound helps in emergency diagnosis
Point-of-care diagnostic at the deployment site
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Smart implant – Healing fractures autonomously


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Lower leg fractures put a great strain on patients due to their long healing process. In the future, an intelligent implant could control how the bone grows together again and thus optimize the healing process. In our video, you can learn from the developers at Saarland University how this works and what role artificial intelligence plays here.
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Smart implant – Healing fractures autonomously with smart materials
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