The United States makes up less than five percent of the world’s population but consumes 80 percent of the global opioid supply and approximately 99 percent of all hydrocodone—the most commonly prescribed opioid in the world. And, according to the authors of a new literature review in the May issue of The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons are the third highest prescribers of opioid prescriptions among physicians in the United States—behind primary care physicians and internists.
The next time you have a headache, a Swedish pharmacy wants you to strap on a virtual reality headset and pretend you’re sitting next to a campfire by a lake in Sweden, watching the Northern […]
New 3D printed bone implant features hundreds of tiny claws, increased durability & longer life span
Researchers from the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) have partnered with UK-based additive manufacturing company 3T RPD to develop a highly innovative 3D printed bone implant. Spearheaded by NUI Galway’s Biomechanics Research Centre, […]
Neurosurgeons have longed for a lumbar cage that is light enough to limit the load on a patient’s spine but also fuses well with surrounding lumbar vertebrae. Conventional lumbar cages are made of titanium or […]