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    The Best New Implants May Be a Piece of You

    August 12, 2021

    The future of medicine is often imagined to include some sort of high-tech or shiny device. But many cutting-edge therapies are fundamentally about using and improving upon what the body already has.

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    Looking Ahead to a Day in the Pavilion’s Surgery Units

    August 10, 2021

    “In a high-stress environment, the ability to look outside — see the sun, watch a train go by — that can’t be possible to overstate,” says John Keogh, MD, a professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care.

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    Through a Small Incision, a New Lease on Life

    September 17, 2020

    John Soditus started to suspect something was wrong with him this past June. He was taking twice as long to mow his lawn as he normally would, and he needed to stop and rest multiple times along the way.

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    Fractured Body

    February 11, 2020

    Ram Gajavelli hit the red “STOP” button on the treadmill, ending his walk at just a quarter of a mile because of the stabbing pain he felt in his feet, legs, and back.

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    Real-world Experience. No Risk.

    September 24, 2019

    Moments later, Mrs. Dow’s breathing increased dramatically. Her nurse quickly activated the Rapid Response team, a group of healthcare providers that responds to patients on non-intensive care units with early signs of respiratory or cardiac arrest.

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    Think Globally, Act Locally

    November 01, 2018

    “Think globally, act locally” is a popular global health idea that encourages people to consider the health of the entire planet while taking actions in their own cities and communities. And it’s an idea that inspired a group of students in the Perelman School of Medicine to join with other medical schools in Philadelphia and start a group dedicated to the growing field of global surgery.

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    One Patient’s Needs Sparks New Surgical Protocol

    March 05, 2018

    Ever wonder what you might do if you found yourself diagnosed with a disease and your doctors didn’t have a process in place to fully treat it? Ever think about what happens behind the scenes in a hospital to prepare for a new surgical procedure?

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    Tissue Engineering to Improve the Most Common Orthopaedic Surgery

    January 15, 2018

    The knee carries a lot of weight in the English language, just as it does in the body. As the largest and one of the most complicated joints, the knee is also one of the most easily injured. Anatomically, it’s no wonder – the knee connects the two longest levers in the body: the thigh and lower leg.

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    Cosmetic Surgery: Is There Still a Stigma for Men?

    November 29, 2017

    A look through the American Association of Plastic Surgery’s annual report shows doctors performed more than 17.1 million cosmetic procedures in 2016, but buried in the report is something you might not expect. Despite the public perception that these procedures are predominantly focused on women, a growing number of cosmetic plastic surgery patients are men.

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    Cut and Dry Insights to Prevent Surgical Site Infections

    August 23, 2017

    In 1999, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published guidelines on surgical site infection prevention. The update to that guideline began over five years ago, but Ebola, Zika and other national and international healthcare emergencies delayed its completion. The news blog checked in with Penn Medicine's Craig Umscheid to see what the major takeaways are from this guideline and how it can improve the safety of surgical procedures.

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