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Ann Chir Plast Esthet. 2010 Oct;55(5):496-506. doi: 10.1016/j.anplas.2010.07.015. Epub 2010 Sep 19.

[The surgical innovation: From the legal framework through the veritable ethics innovation - Technical aspects and practical applications].

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Grace to the creativity of surgeons and the introduction of new technologies, second half of the XXth century opened the era of innovations and decisive progress. At the same time, however, is born the feeling of distrust and claiming which has come with the graving and threatening juridiciarisation. The evolution of complex structures of our society joined the ingenuity researchers unlimited makes formal law and the legal framework constantly to adapt oneself to circumstances. In the field of surgery, it's necessary to make work in integrity the innovation and protection at the patient's and their dignity. The legal framework that governs today innovation in surgery must still to go further and will precise. Dignity, compelling paradigm for all those who seek to better understand and better protect human starred as impassable limit any search and any experimentation. To make this chapter more alive, we have supplemented it and illustrated by the testimony some of the most fruitful French last years innovative in order to enrich our thinking of the fruit of their large and brilliant experience.

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