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Arthroscopy (also called arthroscopic surgery) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which an examination and sometimes treatment of damage of the interior of a joint is performed using an arthroscope, a type of endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision. Arthroscopic procedures can be performed either to evaluate or to treat many orthopaedic conditions including torn floating cartilage, torn surface cartilage, ACL reconstruction, and trimming damaged cartilage.
Orthocell to present positive data from pilot study of tendon cell treatment at international hip meeting

Orthocell to present positive data from pilot study of tendon cell treatment at international hip meeting

Regenerative medicine company Orthocell Limited is pleased to announce it will present new positive two year data from a study of its tendon cell treatment for degenerate hip (gluteal) tendons at the 3rd Melbourne International Hip Arthroscopy meeting. [More]
New data validates use of ActiveCare DVT prophylaxis compression system following total joint replacement surgery

New data validates use of ActiveCare DVT prophylaxis compression system following total joint replacement surgery

Medical Compression Systems, Inc. (MCS), today announced new data further validating the use of the ActiveCare DVT prophylaxis compression system following total joint replacement procedures. [More]
Research shows why osteoarthritis and hip changes are more frequent in athletes

Research shows why osteoarthritis and hip changes are more frequent in athletes

Osteoarthritis and reduced range of motion in the hip and groin are more common among athletes and other people who engage in strenuous physical activity. The cause may be microscopic injuries due to high load on the hips and subsequent joint changes. A PhD thesis at Sahlgrenska Academy studied elite soccer and hockey players. [More]
New Medicare payment model reduces use of low-value services

New Medicare payment model reduces use of low-value services

In the first large-scale study to assess the effects of the Affordable Care Act's reforms to physician and hospital payments on the use of wasteful health care services, researchers have found that a new Medicare payment model reduced the number of times patients received services providing little or no health benefit. [More]
Additional coaching education and practice contact restrictions can help lower football injuries

Additional coaching education and practice contact restrictions can help lower football injuries

Teaching coaches about injury prevention and contact restrictions pays off, say researchers who tracked injury rates among youth football players during the 2014 season. [More]
Mitek Sports Medicine introduces two new arthroscopic surgery radiofrequency devices

Mitek Sports Medicine introduces two new arthroscopic surgery radiofrequency devices

Mitek Sports Medicine, part of DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, is introducing two new arthroscopic surgery radiofrequency devices this week at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 2015 Annual Meeting. [More]
CyMedica Orthopedics closes $11.5 million Series A financing

CyMedica Orthopedics closes $11.5 million Series A financing

CyMedica Orthopedics, Inc. announced today that it has closed an extension to its Series A financing. The Series A financing was led by investors Research Corporation Technologies, Inc., a Tucson-based venture capital firm, and California Technology Ventures, LLC, a Pasadena-based venture capital fund. The financing also included participation from existing investor Aphelion Capital (Mill Valley, CA) and the founding group of investors. [More]
Omeros signs exclusive license agreement with Fagron affiliates for commercialization of OMS103

Omeros signs exclusive license agreement with Fagron affiliates for commercialization of OMS103

Omeros Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing and commercializing small-molecule and protein therapeutics for both large-market as well as orphan indications, today announced that it has entered into an exclusive license agreement with affiliates of Fagron NV for the commercialization of OMS103, Omeros' product for arthroscopic surgery. [More]

BMJ adds new international orthopedic sports medicine journal to its portfolio

Global healthcare knowledge provider BMJ has added The Journal of ISAKOS: Joint Disorders & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (JISAKOS) to its extensive portfolio of specialty journals, the company has announced. [More]
CyMedica QB1 System now commercially available for treatment of quadriceps muscle atrophy

CyMedica QB1 System now commercially available for treatment of quadriceps muscle atrophy

Scottsdale-based CyMedica Orthopedics, Inc. announced the commercial launch of the CyMedica QB1 System for the treatment of quadriceps muscle atrophy at the Arthroscopy Association of North American Arthroscopic Society for Sports Medicine annual meeting in Los Angeles last week. [More]
Moirai Orthopaedics receives FDA approval for IDE application to initiate clinical study of PIR System

Moirai Orthopaedics receives FDA approval for IDE application to initiate clinical study of PIR System

Moirai Orthopaedics, L.L.C., an orthopaedic implant development company based in Metairie, Louisiana, is pleased to announce it has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for its Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) application to initiate clinical study of the company's Pyrocarbon Implant Replacement (PIR) System. [More]
Pain relief from IA injection may not predict better outcomes following arthroscopic hip surgery

Pain relief from IA injection may not predict better outcomes following arthroscopic hip surgery

How best to treat and recover from complicated hip injuries is a growing field in orthopaedic medicine. While diagnostic hip injections are commonly performed for patients with labral tear to confirm the pain etiology, research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day suggests that pain relief from this diagnostic injection may not predict better outcomes following arthroscopic hip surgery. [More]
NYU Langone becomes first center in New York City to start outpatient hip replacement program

NYU Langone becomes first center in New York City to start outpatient hip replacement program

NYU Langone Medical Center in January became the first academic medical center in the New York City area to initiate an outpatient hip replacement program after successfully discharging a patient the same day of surgery. [More]

DePuy Synthes announces acquisition of Olive Medical

Today DePuy Synthes Companies announced that it has acquired Olive Medical Corporation, a Utah-based privately held provider of high definition (HD) visualization systems for minimally invasive surgery (MIS). Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. [More]
CUMC researchers devise way to replace torn knee meniscus

CUMC researchers devise way to replace torn knee meniscus

Columbia University Medical Center researchers have devised a way to replace the knee's protective lining, called the meniscus, using a personalized 3D-printed implant, or scaffold, infused with human growth factors that prompt the body to regenerate the lining on its own. [More]
Orthopedic surgeons recommend prompt medical attention for shoulder dislocations

Orthopedic surgeons recommend prompt medical attention for shoulder dislocations

Prompt and appropriate treatment of a dislocated shoulder--when the head of the upper arm bone (humerus) is completely knocked out of the shoulder socket (glenoid)--can minimize risk for future dislocations as well as the effects of related bone, muscle and nerve injuries, according to a literature review appearing in the December issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS). [More]

GRYPHON PROKNOT Anchor: New hybrid anchor technology for hip and shoulder repair

The DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson has launched GRYPHON Anchors with PROKNOT Technology (GRYPHON PROKNOT Anchors), the first arthroscopic hybrid anchor solution for repair of shoulder and hip instability. [More]

Financial ties between doctors and health firms explored

Federal data shows that doctors and other health care professionals made more than $212 million in speaking and consulting for drug and device makers in the five months at the end of last year, reports The New York Times. [More]

More than 1/3 of planned orthopaedic surgery procedures are re-booked

More than one third of all planned orthopaedic surgery procedures are re-booked, postponed or cancelled completely. [More]
Activity level predicts how well patients recover from injuries after treatment

Activity level predicts how well patients recover from injuries after treatment

According to a literature review in the July issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, patients' activity level is a strong predictor for how well they will do with certain treatments and how well they recover from injuries after treatment. Patients are encouraged to ask their orthopaedic surgeon if activity level is an important factor in their treatment decision. [More]
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