Surgery

Design prevents buildup of scar tissue around medical implants

Implantable devices that release insulin into the body hold promise as an alternative way to treat diabetes without insulin injections or cannula insertions. However, one obstacle that has prevented their use so far is that ...

Surgery

Q and A: Nasal implants

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My nose always feels stuffed up, and I have a hard time breathing through my nose. It is especially bad at night when I lie down. I thought it was because of allergies, but medications do not help. The condition ...

Surgery

Implants use smart materials to improve bone fracture repair

For patients with a broken shin bone, a new generation of smart orthopedic implants is being developed that can not only monitor healing progression at the bone fracture site, but can use controlled micromotions to actively ...

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