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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.
Hip arthroscopy for FAI shows slightly varied outcomes based on patient's age and sex

Hip arthroscopy for FAI shows slightly varied outcomes based on patient's age and sex

A new study by Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush surgeons found both male and female patients did well after having arthroscopic surgery for painful hip impingement, but outcomes varied slightly depending on a patient's age and sex. [More]
Ways to prevent, treat knee and hip joint pain

Ways to prevent, treat knee and hip joint pain

In the past four weeks, more than one-third of people over the age of 55 in the United States have complained about hip or knee pain to their physician. In a lifetime, our hips and knees get a lot of use. There are various ways individuals can reduce the strain placed on their joints to maintain the health of their hips and knees. [More]
VirtaMed introduces new hip arthroscopy simulator at EFORT Congress

VirtaMed introduces new hip arthroscopy simulator at EFORT Congress

Safe access training for portal placement, fluoroscopic imaging, diagnostic tours, and therapeutic cases, all wrapped in a combination of an extremely realistic anatomic model and a high-fidelity virtual reality environment. [More]
Arthroscopic surgery may not be best option for older, arthritis patients

Arthroscopic surgery may not be best option for older, arthritis patients

For patients with serious, ongoing hip pain, sometimes surgery is their best bet for relief. Given the choice between minimally invasive hip surgery and total hip replacement, most patients would choose the less invasive procedure, often done on an outpatient basis. [More]
Suture anchor technique supports more knee movement during recovery process

Suture anchor technique supports more knee movement during recovery process

Quadriceps tendon ruptures are disabling knee injuries that typically occur in adults ages 40 and older. Obesity, illness or traumatic injuries can cause these types of injuries. [More]
Penn study calls on physicians to avoid over-prescribing opioids for surgical patients

Penn study calls on physicians to avoid over-prescribing opioids for surgical patients

Physicians are prescribing more opioid painkillers than ever before to patients undergoing common surgeries, according to new research from the department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. [More]
Virtual reality simulation for ACL reconstruction

Virtual reality simulation for ACL reconstruction

VirtaMed has developed a virtual reality simulation for ACL reconstruction. This new orthopedic training module for knee arthroscopy will be available for the VirtaMed ArthroS™ simulator, and the company will introduce it at the AAOS 2016 conference in Orlando, FL. [More]
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, 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, 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

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]
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