Archive: Oct 2015

Xbox meets Surgeon: Canadian company brings innovation to the theatre.

October 20, 2015

  Canadian tech company GestSure is changing the way doctors perform surgery WRITTEN BY WILLIAM PARKER ON OCTOBER 13, 2015 FOR THE MEDICAL POST Email Print Text size Comment   Founders Dr. Matt Strickland, Greg Brigley and Jamie Tremaine with the GestSure console.   When the initial idea for GestSure was formed five years ago, two of the company’s founders, Dr. Matt Strickland and Jamie Tremaine, were just friends out for a run on a beautiful spring night in Toronto. Dr. Strickland, a medical…

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Using Printers to Treat Wounds: Yup. And it only gets better from here

October 15, 2015

3D Printing And The Future Of Lower Extremity Care Wednesday, 09/23/15 | 927 reads  65  19  0 googleplus1 Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 10 – October 2015 Author(s):  Nicholas A. Giovinco, DPM, John D. Miller, BS, and David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD As the technology of three-dimensional printing becomes more ubiquitous, these authors note that 3D printing could be a viable adjunct for surgical planning and orthotic fabrication, and suggest that increased access to this technology may have broader implications on…

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Good Vibrations: Ultrasound may help in the healing of DFU’s

October 12, 2015

Ultrasound Treatment Quickens Healing Of Skin Ulcers, Effective For Diabetics And Elderly: Study By  Vishakha Sonawane  on July 13 2015 8:21 AM EDT Share on facebook 30 Share on twitter 2 Share on linkedin 9 Share on google_plusone_share More Sharing Services 2 A new research showed that ultrasound treatment can speed up the healing process of skin ulcers. In this photo, dated April 30, 2013, a doctor gives a patient an ultrasound during a medical examinaton in Schwedt, Germany.  Getty Images/Theo Heimann  Low-intensity…

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Serial Killer: The story of how the systematic removal of dead wound tissue saves a limb. It’s good. FYI

October 12, 2015

Salvaging A Limb With Serial Debridement, STSGs And NPWT Tuesday, 06/30/15 | 1292 reads  63  3  1 googleplus1 Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 7 – July 2015 Author(s):  Brett Chatman, DPM, Tammer Elmarsafi, DPM, and John S. Steinberg, DPM, FACFAS These authors discuss how serial debridement, split thickness skin grafts and negative pressure wound therapy salvaged the limb of a 71-year-old patient with diabetes who presented with gas gangrene. Gas gangrene of the lower extremity is one surgical emergency that normally requires…

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Open Bionics Unveils Three Prosthetic Arms to Turn Kids Into Superheroes | Medgadget

October 12, 2015

While they may not be able to fly, instantly freeze their enemies, or shoot lightning from their fingers, children who have missing limbs due to a birth de Source: Open Bionics Unveils Three Prosthetic Arms to Turn Kids Into Superheroes | Medgadget

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Death by a 1000 Cuts: It’s not what you think.

October 8, 2015

At least we have a common enemy WRITTEN BY DR. MELISSA YUAN-INNES ON OCTOBER 7, 2015 FOR CANADIANHEALTHCARENETWORK.CA  Email Print Text size Comment   Dr. Melissa Yuan-Innes (centre) posted this picture on social media. She was coming off a 10-hour day shift in the ER, while Dr. Ashok Nadkami was finishing a 15-hour night shift.   There are a few upsides to the Ontario government trying to claw every penny out of its physicians.   1. “We need a common enemy to unite…

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