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Bone Index wins CMS coverage for osteoporosis diagnostic device

Finnish orthopaedic device manufacturer Bone Index said it has won Medicare and Medicaid coverage for its Bindex point-of-care osteoporosis measurement device for ambulatory surgical and outpatient settings.

Bindex measures the cortical bone thickness of the tibia and an algorithm calculates the density index, a parameter tha...


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This Device Helps Improve Accuracy of Dialysis Catheter Placement

Patients on hemodialysis have to undergo vascular access procedures, typically arteriovenous fistulas or arteriovenous grafts. Some, though, are limited to tunneled cuffed catheters due to heart failure or poor cardiac reserve. Properly placing tunneled cuffed catheters can be challenging and failures can lead to serious complicat...


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Virtual Reality and Neural Stimulation to Help Amputees Use Their Prostheses

Researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have developed a new technique to help amputees use their prostheses. The method involves virtual reality and neural stimulation to help change an amputee’s “phantom limb” to more closely match their prosthetic limb, making it eas...


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