Seeking to advance minimally invasive medical treatments, researchers from University of Houston and Harvard Medical School have proposed using millibots, driven by magnetic potential energy from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) … Continue Reading Medical millibots for less-invasive surgeries moving out of proof-of-concept studies.
A multidisciplinary team of Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, led by Dr. Joan-Pere Barret, head of Plastic Surgery and Burns, have performed the world’s most complex successful face transplant. The team … Continue Reading Spanish hospital performs world’s most complex face transplant to-date.
In a ground-breaking operation, a team of pioneering surgeons from Stellenbosch University (SU) and Tygerberg Hospital performed the first successful penile transplant in the world. The marathon nine-hour operation was … Continue Reading Surgeons perform the first successful penile transplant in the world.
An Italian teenager suffering from osteosarcoma has had half his pelvis replaced by a titanium transplant in what medics at Turin’s university hospital centre are stating is a world’s first. Osteosarcoma is … Continue Reading The world’s first titanium hemipelvis transplant has taken place.
Will Lautzenheiser wiggled his left forearm ever so slightly on Tuesday, demonstrating the movement for a roomful of people. It was astonishing because both of the patient’s arms had been … Continue Reading Bilateral arm transplant honed, performed on patient who lost limbs three-years ago.
Australian surgeons state that they have used hearts that had stopped beating in successful transplants, in a world first that could change the way organs are donated. Until now, doctors … Continue Reading In a world first, doctors transplant a ‘dead’ heart that had stopped beating.
A new technique for repairing the most common cardiac birth defect in newborns, commonly referred to as ‘a hole in the heart,’ has been used successfully to mend the condition … Continue Reading Surgeons develop nonsurgical technique to correct birth defects.