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Engineer to create 3D puzzle to mend broken bones

( -- An engineer at the University of the West of England is working with an orthopaedic surgeon from the Bristol Royal Infirmary and a specialized software company to enhance the management of complex, joints' ...

May 18, 2010
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'Cow valve' heart implant hailed as breakthrough

A new type of heart valve made with cow tissue and inserted by catheter was hailed on Sunday as a major breakthrough that could eliminate the need for open heart surgery in some patients, US doctors said Sunday.

Apr 03, 2011
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New aortic valve without open heart surgery

Siemens Healthcare developed a new, smart visualization and guidance technology, which facilitates implantation of an aortic replacement valve by means of a catheter. The technology spares patients the trauma of surgery and ...

Dec 06, 2010
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Open surgery

An open surgery means cutting skin and tissues so the surgeon has a direct access to the structures or organs involved. The structures and tissues involved can be seen and touched, and they are directly exposed to the air of the operating room. Examples of open surgery include the removal of organs, such as the gallbladder or kidney.

Open surgery may be contrasted to minimally invasive surgery (MIS) which refers to surgical techniques that do not involve large incisions, in which the tissues involved are not open to the air. In this type of surgery, special viewing devices such as fiber optics or miniature video cameras are placed in the body to view the body tissues, and special miniature instruments are used to manipulate, cut, suture and cauterize tissues. MIS techniques often allow the patient to recuperate faster and with less pain. Not all conditions are treatable with minimally invasive surgery. Minimally invasive surgical techniques include laparoscopy, endoscopy, endovascular techniques, and arthroscopy.

Types of open surgery include Cardiac surgery (Open-Heart Surgery) and so on.

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