Technology, already critical in many areas of health care, is poised to play an even greater role in medicine, especially in the area of pain management. Instead of pharmaceuticals, you are going to see the emergence of “technaceuticals.” Numerous ailments can be treated with technaceuticals, including arthritis, general joint pain, knee pain, tennis elbow and rotator-cuff injuries, among many others. Such technology is being developed at an opportune time because many people prefer to avoid pain medication when possible.
(Modern Healthcare) – Alexa can order your groceries, hail you a ride and tell you how many teaspoons are in a tablespoon (it’s three). Now, the Amazon virtual assistant can also give you medical advice. […]
(Reuters) – The world’s top medtech companies are turning to robots to help with complex knee surgery, promising quicker procedures and better results in operations that often leave patients dissatisfied. […]
Dr. Matthew T. Hummel of Commonwealth Orthopaedic Centers performed the first total knee replacement surgery using new robotic-arm assisted technology at St. Elizabeth Healthcare — technology available at only a handful of medical centers in the nation. […]