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Researchers examine how small wireless sensors integrated into orthopedic implants can help detect SSI

Researchers examine how small wireless sensors integrated into orthopedic implants can help detect SSI

A team of researchers, led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Eric Ledet, will investigate whether small wireless sensors incorporated into orthopedic implants could be used to detect surgical site infections. The research is supported by a $429,560 grant from the National Institutes of Health. [More]
NYU Langone Medical Center gets multimillion dollar gift to support expansion of multispecialty ambulatory sites

NYU Langone Medical Center gets multimillion dollar gift to support expansion of multispecialty ambulatory sites

NYU Langone Medical Center announced a generous multimillion dollar gift from Joan H. Tisch to establish the new Joan H. and Preston Robert Tisch Center at Essex Crossing, and to expand the existing Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men's Health. [More]
Clementia expands enrollment to include children with FOP in ongoing Phase 2 clinical trial

Clementia expands enrollment to include children with FOP in ongoing Phase 2 clinical trial

Clementia Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the initiation of enrollment of children as young as 6 years old in the company's ongoing Phase 2 study of palovarotene for the treatment of fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP). [More]
CHLA orthopaedic specialists provide concussion testing to youth athletes from Los Angeles Kings High School Hockey League

CHLA orthopaedic specialists provide concussion testing to youth athletes from Los Angeles Kings High School Hockey League

Sports medicine specialists from the Children's Hospital Los Angeles Children's Orthopaedic Center administered baseline concussion tests to 98 athletes from the Los Angeles Kings High School Hockey League on Saturday, August 22 at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles Valencia Outpatient Center. [More]
Novel wound closure technique may reduce complication rates for patients with scoliosis

Novel wound closure technique may reduce complication rates for patients with scoliosis

Patients with scoliosis who undergo surgery may be less likely to develop an infection or other complications after the procedure when a novel wound closure technique pioneered at NYU Langone Medical Center is utilized, according to new research. [More]
Clinicians and researchers to meet at UPMC to propose standard guidelines for treating concussions

Clinicians and researchers to meet at UPMC to propose standard guidelines for treating concussions

Nearly 30 leading, independent concussion clinicians and researchers from around the United States will convene at UPMC Oct. 15 and 16 with a unique purpose: to propose standard guidelines on the best practices, protocols and active therapies for treating concussions today, resulting in a white paper to be published in a medical journal and shared nationwide. [More]
Breakdown of fibrin protein essential for bone fracture repair

Breakdown of fibrin protein essential for bone fracture repair

A team of Vanderbilt investigators has discovered that fibrin, a protein that was thought to play a key role in fracture healing, is not required. Instead, the breakdown of fibrin is essential for fracture repair. [More]
Orthocell presents positive data for Ortho-ATI and Ortho-ACI in patients with damaged cartilage, tendon injuries

Orthocell presents positive data for Ortho-ATI and Ortho-ACI in patients with damaged cartilage, tendon injuries

Regenerative medicine company Orthocell Limited is pleased to announce it has held its inaugural user group meeting in Sydney. [More]
Total knee replacements can effectively treat degeneration caused by bone deformity

Total knee replacements can effectively treat degeneration caused by bone deformity

A first-of-its kind study has found that total knee replacements can effectively treat degeneration caused by a bone deformity called Blount disease. [More]
Scientists publish new important clues about marrow fat

Scientists publish new important clues about marrow fat

While most of us worry about the fat cells building up on the fleshy parts of our bodies, scientists have started to pay serious attention to another kind of fat cell deep inside our bones, in what's called the marrow. [More]
Pennsylvania physicians examine back-to-school health, offer tips for parents and students

Pennsylvania physicians examine back-to-school health, offer tips for parents and students

As students start heading back to classes for the upcoming academic year, Pennsylvania physicians take a close look at back-to-school health and offer some tips for parents and students who strive to stay in class and not home in bed sick. [More]
Imaging studies required to diagnose traumatic injuries in pregnant women can be safe when used properly

Imaging studies required to diagnose traumatic injuries in pregnant women can be safe when used properly

According to a new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), imaging studies necessary to diagnose traumatic injuries sustained by pregnant women are safe when used properly. [More]
Meniscal transplant surgery reduces pain, improves knee function in most patients younger than age 50

Meniscal transplant surgery reduces pain, improves knee function in most patients younger than age 50

Most patients younger than age 50 with a torn or severely damaged meniscus experienced reduced pain and improved knee function following transplant surgery, according to a study in the August 5 issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. However, many patients required additional surgery within 10 years. [More]

Non-surgical approach to treating 'double chins'

UT Southwestern Medical Center plastic surgeons have a non-surgical approach to treating "double chins" − the moderate-to-severe fat below the chin using an FDA-approved drug that when injected into tissue destroys fat cells. [More]

Amedica’s four scientific presentations to highlight benefits of silicon nitride platform at ISTA

Amedica Corporation, an innovative biomaterial company which develops and manufactures silicon nitride as a platform for biomedical applications, is pleased to announce all four submissions to the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty were accepted for presentation during the 28th annual congress occurring September 30 – October 3, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. [More]
Imperial Innovations announces launch of pre-clinical spinout company, Orthonika

Imperial Innovations announces launch of pre-clinical spinout company, Orthonika

Imperial Innovations is pleased to announce the launch of Orthonika, a spinout company from Imperial College London that is developing a novel knee meniscus replacement, MenisciKnit. [More]
Zimmer Biomet announces financial results for Q2 2015

Zimmer Biomet announces financial results for Q2 2015

Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2015. The Company reported second quarter net sales of $1.17 billion, a decrease of 1.3% reported and an increase of 5.7% constant currency compared to the second quarter of 2014. [More]
New computer-based system provides real-time feedback before and during facial transplant surgery

New computer-based system provides real-time feedback before and during facial transplant surgery

Following several years of research and collaboration, physicians and engineers at Johns Hopkins and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center say they have developed a computer platform that provides rapid, real-time feedback before and during facial transplant surgery, which may someday improve face-jaw-teeth alignment between donor and recipient. [More]
CHOP surgeons successfully complete world's first bilateral hand transplant on child

CHOP surgeons successfully complete world's first bilateral hand transplant on child

Surgeons at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia joined with colleagues from Penn Medicine recently to complete the world's first bilateral hand transplant on a child. Earlier this month, the surgical team successfully transplanted donor hands and forearms onto eight-year-old Zion Harvey who, several years earlier, had undergone amputation of his hands and feet and a kidney transplant following a serious infection. [More]
'Watch' issued to help surgeons reduce potential risks associated with all-inside meniscal repairs

'Watch' issued to help surgeons reduce potential risks associated with all-inside meniscal repairs

JBJS Case Connector, an online case report journal published by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, has issued a "Watch" regarding potential risks with anchor-based all-inside meniscal repairs. While all-inside techniques have many advantages, including shorter surgical time and reduced risk of damage to neurovascular tissues, potential drawbacks include risks of local soft-tissue irritation and implant migration or breakage. [More]
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