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The articular cartilage, which forms the outer, smooth surface of the ends of bones, is often damaged during injuries. These osteochondral injuries are exceedingly common in athletes, often leading to an unexpected end of a sports career.
Myoscience, a medtech company based in California, has developed the iovera° cryoanalgesia device. The device was FDA cleared in 2013, with an additional clearance in 2017 for knee pain, and uses cryotherapy to freeze peripheral nerves to reduce pain without affecting nearby tissues. The company claims that the device is a useful alternative to opioid therapy for chronic pain.
Titan Medical (NSDQ:TMDI) said today that it inked a collaborative development deal with Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) to integrate its polymer ligation technology into Titan’s Sport single-port robotic surgical platform.
Our fingertips are incredibly sensitive biomechanical devices. They’re regularly used by physicians to feel out tumors during biopsy or excision surgeries. While reasonably effective, too many patients return for repeat procedures to remove missed bits of target lesions.
Surgeons working on delicate areas and visible areas of the body, particularly in plastic and cosmetic surgery, have to keep in mind the direction of skin tension lines. These are formed by collagen fibers that are aligned within the dermis of the skin. If incisions are made against the grain, more visible scars will be a result.
Engineers and surgeons at the University of Naples Federico II in Italy, using the da Vinci Research Kit, have now developed a force sensor for the da Vinci trocars that provides real-time haptic feedback to the user.