Currently, osteoarthritis (OA) is considered to be the most frequent form of arthritis in humans, and the current global market in joint replacements—the most widely recognized treatment—is estimated to be in excess of €7 billion. Now, thanks to a new resorbable bioceramic material developed by European research project RESTORATION and partner JRI Orthopaedics, a 3D printed bioceramic implant may soon reach the market that could be applied to local defects within the joint, offering immediate stability for arthritis sufferers through only a minimally invasive surgical technique.
As we welcome a new president with very different views of healthcare from his predecessor, the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare”, is being replaced. While we do not yet know what its replacement […]
There’s been a lot of hype around 3D printing, but its applications in medicine are real. Advances in “additive manufacturing” — the industrial version of 3D printing — are being applied toward federally approved medical […]
European scientists developing new Augmented Reality visor to improve accuracy of surgical interventions
Employing new photonics technology, European scientists are developing a new Augmented Reality surgical visor in a bid to improve accuracy of interventions, showing anaesthetic and medical data while superimposing a patient’s x-ray in perfect unison […]