Tagged: Surgery

World’s first – Cancer surgery live streamed to public using VR headsets

Medical Realities cnacer surgery in VR using VR headsets

For the first time in medical history a live operation got streamed on VR glasses and anyone could watch it on their Samsung Gear VR or Goggle Cardboard VR headset. The operation of a 70 year old patient took place yesterday and the man behind this daring project ‘Medical Realities’ is Shafi Ahmed who performed the surgery at the Royal London NHS hospital in the UK at 1PM BST (8AM ET). Surgeons operated the patient suffering from cancer of the colon and 360 degree view of the operating theater made the VR viewers experience the surgery as if they were present at that moment.
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Orthopedist invents hassle-free device for increasing height

Bone lengthner by Amr Abdelgawad

Bone lengthening as a medical technique has given people with short height the chance to add a few more inches. But this technique comes with a lot of pain and temporary disability in the legs. Not to forget the probability of developing infections and operating mistakes which can have complications in the future. To get over this problem Amr Abdelgawad an orthopedic surgeon at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) has created a bone lengthening process which doesn’t require frequent surgery.
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Spanish doctors implant 3D printed rib cage and sternum inside a cancer patient

3D printed rib cage and sternum

3D printing has lately played a very important role in medical science, to be particular in saving lives of people and giving them a new reason to enjoy it to the fullest. Good example of 3D printing saving someone’s live include a 3D printed skull for a patient suffering from chronic bone disease. The latest instance is the implant of a 3D printed rib cage and sternum inside a 54-year old Spanish cancer patient who had sarcoma tumor removed from his chest and major part of ribs too at the Salamanca University Hospital.
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Strange World: Man implants microchip in his hand to commute in the local subway

Vlad Zaitsev implants chip under his skin

Vlad Zaitsev implants microchip under his skin

How the hell do you remember to put your public transport card inside the wallet amidst the tight daily schedule? Either you set a reminder for it or bank on your memory to buzz the reminder every single morning. Another way would be to implant the chip in your palm and never ever bother about remembering it. Yes, that is exactly what Vlad Zaitsev, a Russian engineer did! Read More…

World’s first head transplant planned for ailing man shocks the internet!

Sergio Canavero head transplant on Valery Spiridonov

Russian doctor they call Dr. Frankenstein

Although it might sound like a fiction movie plot, set sometime in the future, but it is shockingly true! Yes, Russian surgeon Dr. Sergio Canavero who is popularly known as Dr Frankenstein, claims to have the right technique to perform head transplant surgery and turn it into a successful operation, unlike any other performed until now. Valery Spiridonov, a 30 year-old computer scientist suffering from an acute genetic condition known as Werdnig-Hoffman muscle wasting disease has volunteered for this operation. The surgery involves cutting-off the volunteer’s head and attaching it to a donor’s body who is brain-dead!
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3D printed skull saves a woman’s life in Netherlands

3D printed skull

In an unbelievable turn of events, medical science and cutting edge manufacturing technology joined hands to save a young woman’s life. 22 year old woman (name not disclosed) from Netherlands was suffering from a chronic bone disorder that resulted in her skull getting thick by 1.5cm to 5cm, thereby causing painful headaches and problems with eyesight. So the best solution though out by neurosurgeons at the University Medical Centre Utrecht was to replace her top part of the skull with a 3D printed implant that provided her relief from the ongoing suffering.
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Motiva Implant Matrix Ergonomix breast implant will prevent after surgery complications

Breast implant

Breast implants will now come loaded with technology to help women identify early signs of fake or dangerous material used as Establishment Labs, Florida & Belgium based company is out with their new silicone breast implant called Motiva Implant Matrix Ergonomix with VeriTeQ’s Q Inside Safety Technology. The breast implant will come loaded with radio frequency identification (RFID) microchip that is capable of identifying and warning the user about any unauthorized material used. This is in response to the outrage created by due to French company using unapproved silicone fillers in their breast implants, putting many unassuming women at risk as the implant ruptured inside the breast.
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Musical dentist drill with disco lights to ease away all the dreaded pain

Don’t you ever wish that tomorrow never comes especially if you have make a much needed trip to the dentist with the constant fear of that lingering unbearable pain haunting you in dreams? I’m sure you’ve had those kinds of nightmares in your childhood or maybe right now in your adulthood too. To overcome this very painful predicament in anticipation and during the procedure Dhanni Gustiana (creative practitioner) has developed a new kind of song-playing drill equipment which was devised during his dental procedure practice at Indonesian Dental Surgery in Purworjo. The trick is to create a placebo effect of a good mood environment taking patient’s mind away from the pain that is encountered during dental procedures.
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