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Specialty Optical Fibers Make Surgery Less Invasive

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Dr. Saeed Rehman, !%Fibertronix AB%!, and Asa Claesson,!%131%% Acreo AB%!

With the population of the world and the expected average life span both growing, there is a greater demand for efficient tools for diagnostics, surgery and patient care. Minimally invasive surgery is one development toward shorter hospital stays and reduced costs, and specialty optical fibers are helping to pave the way. Traditional surgery exposes tissues and organs through large incisions, while minimally invasive surgery promises decreased pain and trauma during operations, faster recovery time and a reduced risk of infection. However, the latter requires small disposable sensing...Read full article

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