News tagged with hand surgery

Do-it-yourself battlefield medicine saves lives

When Army Ranger Leroy Petry's hand was blown off by a grenade as he was saving his comrades in battle, he knew just what to do. He used his remaining hand to twist a tourniquet around his arm to avoid bleeding to death.

Aug 15, 2011
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Da Vinci's robot: Surgery is getting a renaissance

(Medical Xpress)—Robots are everywhere these days. They roam Mars, solve Rubik's cubes and vacuum our floors. Now, a robot named da Vinci is helping patients across the Penn State region get the major surgeries ...

Apr 25, 2013
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Study finds hand surgeons scarce for emergency surgery

Wrist, hand and finger trauma are the most common injuries presenting to emergency departments nationwide, yet only 7 percent of Tennessee hospitals have a hand specialist on call 24/7 to treat these patients, according to ...

May 01, 2012
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