For those considering a hip replacement or knee replacement, pain is an unfortunate reality that often becomes the driver for scheduling joint replacement surgery. However, the road that stretches from joint discomfort all the way to “I can’t take it anymore” pre-surgery pain is long and complicated. Throughout this journey, you’ll likely try various treatments to keep pain from rearing its ugly head. However, not all pain treatments are created equal. Some doctor-prescribed pain medications, while they may temporarily close the door on pain, can open up a door you never expected: addiction.
Congressional legislation was introduced today looking to permanently repeal the medical device tax. The Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2017, sponsored by Rep. Erik Paulsen (R.-Minn.) and Ron Kind (D-Wis.), seeks to repeal the 2.3% medical […]
Japanese researchers have created a vibrating device that can be added to surgical tools could improve surgeons’ sensitivity to different shapes and textures inside their patients’ bodies. The engineers, from Hiroshima University, have designed the […]