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Orthopedic surgery or orthopedics (also spelled orthopaedics) is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital conditions.
Anika Therapeutics reports first commercial sale of Monovisc in the U.S.

Anika Therapeutics reports first commercial sale of Monovisc in the U.S.

Anika Therapeutics, Inc., a leader in products for tissue protection, healing and repair, based on hyaluronic acid ("HA") technology, today announced the first U.S. commercial sale of Monovisc by its commercial partner, DePuy Synthes Mitek Sports Medicine, a leading orthopedic sports medicine company. [More]
Analysis of Medicare pay shows variations in drugs used and earnings by specialists

Analysis of Medicare pay shows variations in drugs used and earnings by specialists

The Washington Post examines how drugs administered by doctors is different in various regions of the country. Other outlets look at other issues, including how eye doctors are among the highest paid specialty. [More]

Compressyn Band selected as finalist in Medical Design Excellence Awards for Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products Category

Dallen Medical, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Compressyn™ Band has been selected as a finalist in the Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products Category of the 17th Annual Medical Design Excellence Awards competition. [More]
Natural compound from green tomatoes protects against muscle atrophy

Natural compound from green tomatoes protects against muscle atrophy

Using a screening method that previously identified a compound in apple peel as a muscle-boosting agent, a team of University of Iowa scientists has now discovered that tomatidine, a compound from green tomatoes, is even more potent for building muscle and protecting against muscle atrophy. [More]
Osiris Therapeutics receives $15 million cash payment from Mesoblast for Prochymal

Osiris Therapeutics receives $15 million cash payment from Mesoblast for Prochymal

Osiris Therapeutics, Inc., the leading stem cell company focused on developing and marketing products to treat conditions in wound care, orthopedic and sports medicine markets, announced that it has received the next $15 million cash payment from Mesoblast in accordance with the Purchase Agreement relating to the Prochymal business. [More]

Biosafe receives official registration of single use disposable kits with Chinese FDA

Biosafe is proud to report that it has just received the official registration of its single use disposable kits with the Chinese FDA. Following earlier approval of the Company's Sepax cell processing machine, Biosafe is now primed to launch sales of its products in the People's Republic of China. [More]

Biomet's consolidated net sales increase 6.6% to $822.5 million

Biomet, Inc. announced today financial results for its third quarter ended February 28, 2014. [More]

Cardinal Health agrees to acquire AccessClosure for $320 million

Cardinal Health today announced an agreement to acquire privately held AccessClosure Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of extravascular closure devices in the United States, for $320 million. Subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory clearances, the all-cash transaction is expected to close by early June 2014. [More]
10% of neurosurgeons follow routine psychological screenings of patients prior to back surgery

10% of neurosurgeons follow routine psychological screenings of patients prior to back surgery

In a report published in the April edition of the Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques, a Johns Hopkins team says that only 10 percent of orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons follow professional guidelines recommending routine psychological screenings of patients prior to major surgery for severe back and leg pain. [More]
New neuromonitoring method prevents malpositioning of pedicle screws during thoracic spine surgery

New neuromonitoring method prevents malpositioning of pedicle screws during thoracic spine surgery

Researchers from Syracuse, New York, report a new, highly accurate, neuromonitoring method that can be used during thoracic spine surgery to prevent malpositioning of pedicle screws such that they enter the spinal canal and possibly cause postoperative neurological impairment. [More]

Dust settles as the health law's open enrollment period comes to a close

Though March 31 is increasingly viewed as a somewhat soft deadline, it's come and gone amidst last-day technical troubles. In its wake, lots of analysis and speculation about where the ultimate tally -- now estimated to have topped 7 million -- may fall, as well as how many of those new enrollees were previously uninsured and how many will pay their premiums. [More]
Enrollment commences for Daiichi Sankyo's ENSURE-AF multinational phase 3 study in NVAF patients

Enrollment commences for Daiichi Sankyo's ENSURE-AF multinational phase 3 study in NVAF patients

Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited today announced that it has started enrolling patients into the ENSURE-AF multinational phase 3 study, which will evaluate the efficacy and safety of its investigational oral, once-daily direct factor Xa-inhibitor edoxaban compared to enoxaparin/warfarin for the prevention of stroke and other blood clot complications in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) undergoing electrical cardioversion (low-energy shocks to trigger normal heart rhythm). [More]

Righttime Medical Care CEO presents lecture on MTBI at Maryland’s annual conference

Robert G. Graw, Jr., M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Maryland-based Righttime Medical Care, presented his lecture, An Integrated Community Model for the Education, Evaluation and Treatment: An Update, on mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI) at the Brain Injury Association of Maryland's annual conference on March 20. [More]
New approach can improve patient outcomes, reduce complications in complex spine surgeries

New approach can improve patient outcomes, reduce complications in complex spine surgeries

A new team approach has improved safety-reducing rates of major complications by two thirds-for complex spinal reconstructive surgery for spinal deformity in adult Group Health patients at Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center. [More]
CT scans allow rheumatologists to diagnose gout

CT scans allow rheumatologists to diagnose gout

Gout is on the rise among U.S. men and women, and this piercingly painful and most common form of inflammatory arthritis is turning out to be more complicated than had been thought. [More]

Orthofix net sales reduce 10% to $106.1M in fourth quarter 2013

Orthofix International N.V., today reported results for the fourth quarter and full year ended Dec. 31, 2013. For full-year 2013, net sales were $400.5 million, decreasing 11 percent on a reported basis and constant currency basis from $447.6 million in the prior year. [More]
Research report on global ophthalmology devices market

Research report on global ophthalmology devices market

The "Ophthalmology Devices Market (Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Scanner, Fundus Camera, Tonometer, Pachymeter, Perimeter, Slit Lamp, Excimer, YAG Laser, Femtosecond Laser, IOL, Contact Lens) - Competitive Landscape & Global Forecasts to 2018", published by MarketsandMarkets, the ophthalmology devices market inclusive of diagnostic, monitoring and surgical devices is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.8% to reach $9,466.7 Million by 2018. [More]
Horizon Pharma secures $250 million in acquisition financing from Deerfield Management

Horizon Pharma secures $250 million in acquisition financing from Deerfield Management

Deerfield Management Company announced today that it has provided up to $250 million in acquisition financing to Horizon Pharma, Inc. for the acquisition of Vidara Therapeutics International Ltd. [More]

Patients with damaged knees can benefit from Mat surgery

Patients undergoing meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT) surgery require an additional operation approximately 32% of the time, but overall see a 95% success rate after an average five-year follow-up, according to new research released today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day. [More]

Adherent stromal cells derived from human placenta improve tendon healing, shows study

According to Dr. Scott Rodeo of New York's Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), although the findings of a recent study should be considered preliminary, adherent stromal cells derived from human placenta appear promising as a readily available cell source to aid tendon healing and regeneration. [More]