SOURCE: Healthcare Global

Healthcare Global

June 11, 2012 13:41 ET

Innovations in Technology Are Transforming Reconstructive Surgery Treatments, in Healthcare Global

NORWICH, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Jun 11, 2012) - Technology is transforming the entire healthcare industry, but one area that is benefitting from it in particular is reconstructive surgery.

As the primary treatment option for people who have suffered serious injuries or have an illness that alters their physical appearance, the procedures that fall into the reconstructive category can be crucial for the health and well-being of the patients that receive them.

With breast reconstructions, there are two new technologies that are enabling making big differences for cancer survivors all over the world.

The first is a tissue expander that can be inflated without additional surgeries, and surgeons can use the expander to stretch the skin slowly so it can accommodate an implant. Prior to the development of this inflating expander, multiple surgeries were necessary to add bigger expanders.

Meanwhile the new SPY Elite technology also helps deal with the serious issue of tissue death, when reconstructive breast surgeries lead to the death of the skin and tissue around the breast. SPY is a unique system that allows surgeons to monitor the blood vessels around the tissue expander or implant. When these blood vessels are damaged, they cannot keep the tissue in the breast alive, causing open wounds to develop that take a long time to heal. SPY prevents unnecessary blood vessel damage and helps surgeons predict exactly where tissue death might occur, allowing them to deal with it before putting in an implant.

Technological innovations are also transforming facial reconstructions, which you can read more about at or by flicking through the Healthcare Global digital magazine.

About Healthcare Global

Healthcare Global is a pioneering digital media site for Healthcare professionals and executives responsible for all aspects of managing this environment. Healthcare Global covers solutions that enable global healthcare executives to improve the way they manage their operations. Healthcare Global is the industry-dedicated arm of the WDM Group. Founded in 2007 by entrepreneur Glen White, WDM Group retains a diversified portfolio of websites, magazines, mobile apps, daily news feeds and weekly e-newsletters that leverage technology to innovatively deliver high-quality content, analytical data, and industry news.

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