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Knee Replacements on Shaky Scientific Ground

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As the U.S. population ages and continues packing on the pounds, knee replacement surgeries are becoming increasingly common. More than 650,000 total knee replacements were performed in 2008 (according to the latest data available). And as materials and surgical technologies improve, the promise of newer and better implants is making the procedure even more appealing [...]

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Retinal implant to restore partial sight approved for use in Europe


After decades of development and years of clinical trials, an optical prosthesis capable of restoring at least partial vision to those suffering from retina-damaging diseases will hit the market. Second Sight Medical Products, Inc., said Wednesday that its Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System has been approved for sale throughout most of Europe. Sylmar, Calif.–based Second [...]

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