Team links gait change after ACL injury and knee osteoarthritis

A new study with mice links altered gait after surgery for an ACL injury with knee osteoarthritis for the first time.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
Jan. 14, 2021 ~4 min

Laser-steering microrobot offers surgeons high-speed precision

Robotic engineers from Harvard’s Wyss Institute and John A. Paulson School for Engineering and Applied Science have developed a laser-steering microrobot in a miniaturized 6 by 16 millimeter package that can be integrated with existing endoscopic tools.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Jan. 13, 2021 ~6 min

Surgery may extend life for women with metastatic breast cancer

Surgery, in addition to treatments like chemotherapy and radiation therapy, may lenghten survival for women with metastatic breast cancer.

Barbara Schindo-Penn State • futurity
Dec. 23, 2020 ~7 min

‘Hovering’ cuts hospital returns after joint replacement

A program that monitored hip and knee replacement patients after they left the hospital resulted in a fourfold decline in those who had to return.

Frank Otto-Penn • futurity
Dec. 22, 2020 ~6 min

Leg-lengthening: The people having surgery to be a bit taller

Hundreds of people are having long, often painful surgery to extend their legs. Is it worth the risk?

Dec. 5, 2020 ~8 min

Lower fertility may follow C-section for first baby

"It's important that women who elect to have a C-section know that there is a chance they may have difficulty conceiving in the future."

Barbara Schindo-Penn State • futurity
July 9, 2020 ~5 min

From floating guts to 'sticky' blood – here's how to do surgery in space

Space agencies are seeking new ways to be prepared for a surgical emergency on a mission to Mars.

Nina Louise Purvis, Postgraduate Researcher in Space Medicine, King's College London • conversation
July 8, 2020 ~7 min

Strong hydrogel could replace busted knee cartilage

The new hydrogel is strong enough to stand up to stretching and squishing like real knee cartilage. A quarter-sized disc can handle a 100-pound kettlebell.

Robin Smith-Duke • futurity
June 26, 2020 ~6 min

Brain network algorithm could improve epilepsy surgery

"In the brain, different areas activate in healthy ways all the time. When a seizure occurs, many brain areas link together very quickly. We wanted to understand that process."

Art Jahnke-Boston University • futurity
June 16, 2020 ~9 min

Guide suggests which elective surgeries can resume

A free guide uses a "treasure trove" of data to indicate which elective surgeries can resume. It considers hospital beds, PPE, rehab, and other factors.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
May 13, 2020 ~10 min