Post-op deaths top HIV, TB, malaria combined

Post-op deaths top HIV, TB, malaria combined

Around the world 4.2 million people die every year within 30 days after surgery – with half of these deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries, according to a new study. That total equals more deaths than from HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria – combined (2.97 million).

Innovation puts charge in smart knee implants

Innovation puts charge in smart knee implants

Knee replacement surgery is one of the world’s most common orthopedic procedures, but those implants don’t last forever. Even the latest smart implants wear out, loosen or just fail to meet patient expectations and require revision surgery.