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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]
Alternative limb-lengthening technique makes recovery process less cumbersome

Alternative limb-lengthening technique makes recovery process less cumbersome

A highly specialized procedure that lengthens bones can prevent the need for amputations in selected patients who have suffered severe fractures. [More]

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]
Leading scientists to meet in Southampton to discuss new technologies to create living tissues

Leading scientists to meet in Southampton to discuss new technologies to create living tissues

Leading scientists from the UK and around the world will meet at the University of Southampton next week (20 and 21 July) to discuss new technologies to create new, living tissues in the lab and to help our bodies regenerate themselves. [More]
Study examines self-reported use of bath salts among high school seniors in the U.S.

Study examines self-reported use of bath salts among high school seniors in the U.S.

Recent years have seen an unprecedented growth in number and availability of new synthetic psychoactive drugs in the US and worldwide. In 2014, 101 new psychoactive drugs were identified, worldwide. Such drugs are often sold as "legal" highs or "research chemicals" over the internet or in head shops. Among these new drugs, "bath salts" appear to be one of the more commonly used in the US. [More]
NHFD initiative significantly improves care, survival of older people with hip fracture in England

NHFD initiative significantly improves care, survival of older people with hip fracture in England

Substantial improvements in the care and survival of older people with hip fracture in England have followed the introduction of a collaborative national initiative to tackle the issue, according to a new study published in the Medical Care journal. [More]
Ultrasound treatment speeds up skin healing among diabetics and the elderly

Ultrasound treatment speeds up skin healing among diabetics and the elderly

Healing times for skin ulcers and bedsores can be reduced by a third with the use of low-intensity ultrasound, scientists from the University of Sheffield and University of Bristol have found. [More]

AOFAS, Consumer Reports Health partner to release handout explaining best treatment approach for plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is pain in the heel or arch of the foot. It is caused by irritation of the plantar fascia, the band of tissue that goes from the heel to the ball of the foot. This common condition takes time to heal, and non-surgical treatments should always be considered first. [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]

Silicone ankle sleeves and lace-up ankle braces can improve neuromuscular control among athletes

An athlete's use of silicone ankle sleeves (SAS) and lace-up ankle braces (LAB) during sports participation can improve neuromuscular control, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. [More]

Bone-tendon-bone grafts and hamstring autografts equally viable options for healing injured ACL

Surgeons making reconstruction choices for an injured ACL can consider both bone-tendon-bone grafts and hamstring autografts as equally viable options in regards to healing, as reported in research today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. [More]
AOSSM to present awards and grants to encourage cutting-edge research in orthopaedic sports medicine

AOSSM to present awards and grants to encourage cutting-edge research in orthopaedic sports medicine

In order to recognize and encourage cutting-edge research in key areas of orthopaedic sports medicine, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine will present ten research awards and seven grants during its Annual Meeting, July 9-12 in Orlando, FL. [More]
Women with 'female athlete triad' at greater risk of bone stress injuries

Women with 'female athlete triad' at greater risk of bone stress injuries

Participation in sports by women and girls has increased from 310,000 individuals in 1971 to 3.37 million in 2010. At the same time, sports-related injuries among female athletes have skyrocketed. [More]
Multiple courses of antibiotics may have significant impact on child development

Multiple courses of antibiotics may have significant impact on child development

A new animal study by NYU Langone Medical Center researchers adds to growing evidence that multiple courses of commonly used antibiotics may have a significant impact on children's development. [More]
New study examines how reasons for illicit marijuana use relate to use of other drugs

New study examines how reasons for illicit marijuana use relate to use of other drugs

Marijuana is the most prevalent drug in the U.S. Approximately 70% of the 2.8 million individuals who initiated use of illicit drugs in 2013 reported that marijuana was their first drug. [More]
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Researchers receive $1.1 million grant to pioneer novel approach to speed bone regeneration

Researchers receive $1.1 million grant to pioneer novel approach to speed bone regeneration

Senior citizens and combat soldiers don't usually have much in common--unless the topic is bone injuries. Among both groups, mending serious skeletal injuries--whether caused by a blast or a common fall--is a costly, complicated challenge. [More]
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