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US clears device that may save soldiers’ limbs

U.S. health officials said on Friday they approved a new device that could help save the arms and legs of injured soldiers and trauma victims. The Temporary Limb Salvage Shunt, made by Terumo Corp. of Japan’s <4543.T> unit Vascutek Ltd., connects the ends of a severed blood vessel, providing a bridge around the damaged area and restoring blood flow to the injured limb. The plastic device can be implanted temporarily while the patient is on the battlefield or in a remote area to temporarily maintain blood flow until the patient can be taken to a surgical facility, the FDA added. Full Story

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