Digital Surgery

Is Computer-Assisted Surgery the Future of Orthopedics?

(Doximity) – With the digital medicine revolution in full swing, just about every specialty will experience some form of health care technology impact. AI algorithms, deep learning systems, and neural networks are already being used to detect lung cancer, screen skin lesions, and predict acute kidney injury.  […]

Medical Devices

Smith & Nephew chief executive to stand down after pay row

(Guardian) – The chief executive of Smith & Nephew will step down after only 18 months in the job following a row over his pay. The company, which makes artificial knee and hip joints as well as wound dressings, said Namal Nawana would stand down on 31 October by mutual agreement to pursue other opportunities outside the UK. […]

3D Printing

3D-Printed Implants Create Buzz at Annual Spine Meeting

(MD+DI) – DePuy Synthes launched a new portfolio at the North American Spine Society meeting that includes 3D-printed titanium interbody implants for spinal fusion. Globus Medical also introduced a new family of 3D-printed implants that is expected to help the company close an important competitive gap. […]