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  • Trials to begin on new degradable surgical implant

    Thursday 2nd January 2014

    Researchers in Oxford have developed a degradable implant which they say has huge potential to improve surgical success rates. The protective patch, which wraps round soft tissue repairs, will be trialled in patients with shoulder injuries. It is hoped in time this approach could help patients wi...

  • Severed hand kept alive on man's ankle

    Tuesday 17th December 2013

    Chinese doctors have saved a man's severed hand by grafting it to his ankle, it is reported. Xiao Wei lost his right hand in an accident at work but could not have it reattached to his arm right away. Instead, the hand was kept alive by stitching it to Mr Wei's left ankle and "borrowing" a blood ...

  • The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh's museum to get £2.7m revamp

    Monday 2nd December 2013

    The UK's largest and most historic collection of surgical pathology artefacts is to be given a new lease of life following a £2.7m grant. The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has been awarded the Heritage Lottery Fund grant to extend and redevelop its Surgeons' Hall Museum. Its exhibits in...

  • Decision expected on Northern Ireland child heart surgery

    Tuesday 19th November 2013

    A NI children's charity has said it is hopeful the health minister can retain a cardiac service at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children. The deadline for the decision is long overdue with fears that surgery will close and move to Dublin. Sarah Quinlan of the Children's Heartbeat Trust sai...

  • Heart attack risk identified by new scan

    Monday 11th November 2013

    A new way of scanning the heart can identify those who may be at high risk of a heart attack, early tests suggest. It can identify dangerous plaques in the arteries which nourish the heart. If a fatty plaque ruptures, it can lead to a clot, blocking the flow of blood. Scientists at the University...

 
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