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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.
New paper evaluates effect of topical benzoyl peroxide on Propionibacterium acnes during shoulder surgery

New paper evaluates effect of topical benzoyl peroxide on Propionibacterium acnes during shoulder surgery

A new paper to be published in The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery evaluates the effect that topical benzoyl peroxide (BPO), with chlorhexidine skin preparation, has on the presence of Propionibacterium acnes cultured at the time of shoulder surgery. The authors hypothesized that adding topical BPO, the active ingredient in Clearasil, to the pre-operative skin preparation would reduce the number of positive P. acnes cultures identified during surgery. [More]
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ProfNet network experts available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area

Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. You can also submit a query to the hundreds of thousands of experts in our network – it's easy and free! [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]
Data from statewide quality collaborative helps surgeons to reduce rates of serious trauma complication

Data from statewide quality collaborative helps surgeons to reduce rates of serious trauma complication

As health insurers place more emphasis on paying for quality outcomes rather than for specific services provided by doctors and hospitals, several quality improvement programs have been developed as a way to help health care providers identify problem areas and share best practices. While some studies have evaluated how well these quality improvement programs achieve their goals, not many have focused on the area of trauma care. [More]
WMMC expands use of capnography to monitor patient's breathing to control pain after surgery

WMMC expands use of capnography to monitor patient's breathing to control pain after surgery

White Memorial Medical Center recently strengthened patient safety measures by expanding its use of capnography to monitor patients using patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) to regulate their pain after surgery. [More]

Intralign Health inks physician participation agreement with CareFirst

Intralign Health, LLC, a specialty healthcare services provider, announced today that it has signed a physician participation agreement with CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, a not-for-profit health insurer serving approximately 3.4 million individuals. The agreement allows Surgical First Assistants (SFAs) in-network status for their support of surgeons in Maryland hospitals. [More]
Mountain River Physical Therapy chooses Clinicient's PracticeInsight cloud-based EMR and billing software

Mountain River Physical Therapy chooses Clinicient's PracticeInsight cloud-based EMR and billing software

Clinicient Inc., a leader in outpatient rehabilitation business solutions, today announced that Mountain River Physical Therapy, a premier provider of personalized orthopedic, sports and industrial rehabilitation in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia and Florida, selected Clinicient's PracticeInsight cloud based electronic medical record (EMR) and billing software. [More]
Griffith student finds success in medical tourism

Griffith student finds success in medical tourism

The world of medical tourism was not one that Dan Donner had ever considered as a potential career path, but today he can be found dividing his time between study at Griffith University and running a flourishing business in Thailand. [More]
Simple pre-surgical intervention can reduce S aureus surgical site infections

Simple pre-surgical intervention can reduce S aureus surgical site infections

Implementation of a pre-surgical intervention that included screening for the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, treating patients who were positive for this bacteria, and the administration of antibiotics based on these culture results was associated with a modest reduction in S aureus surgical site infections, according to a study in the June 2 issue of JAMA. [More]
BioStructures announces first application of Prohesion surgical wound technology

BioStructures announces first application of Prohesion surgical wound technology

BioStructures, LLC, a privately held orthobiologics company, announced today the first application of Prohesion, its new surgical wound technology. [More]
Genesis Rehab Services forms groundbreaking partnership with Zhejiang Bang-Er Medical Group

Genesis Rehab Services forms groundbreaking partnership with Zhejiang Bang-Er Medical Group

Genesis Rehab Services, a division of Genesis HealthCare, one of the nation's largest providers of post-acute care, today announced a groundbreaking partnership with Zhejiang Bang-Er Medical Group, an orthopedic hospital system in China. [More]

LaunchPad receives exclusive worldwide license for bone adhesive technology from Stryker

LaunchPad Medical, LLC announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to license Stryker Corporation's bone adhesive technology, which is based on a unique synthetic biomaterial. Under the terms of the agreement, LaunchPad has received an exclusive worldwide license from Stryker for this technology which is covered by four issued and three pending U.S. patents and includes data from multiple pre-clinical animal studies. [More]
North American Spine Society issues formal coverage recommendation for MIS SI joint fusion

North American Spine Society issues formal coverage recommendation for MIS SI joint fusion

SI-BONE, Inc., a medical device company that pioneered the use of the iFuse Implant System®, a minimally invasive surgical (MIS) device indicated for fusion for certain disorders of the sacroiliac (SI) joint, announced that the North American Spine Society (NASS) has issued their formal coverage recommendation for MIS SI joint fusion titled "Percutaneous Sacroiliac Joint Fusion, Defining Appropriate Coverage Positions." [More]
New study shows stem cell treatments promote faster healing in primates with spinal cord injury

New study shows stem cell treatments promote faster healing in primates with spinal cord injury

A new study appearing today in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine, designed to test how stem cell injections affect primates with spinal cord injury (SCI), showed the treatments significantly improved the animals’ motor function recovery and promoted faster healing, too. The researchers call their findings a step forward toward the goal of improving outcomes for humans with chronic SCI. [More]
AlloSource's AlloWrap DS amniotic membrane moved to high-cost reimbursement category

AlloSource's AlloWrap DS amniotic membrane moved to high-cost reimbursement category

AlloSource, one of the nation's largest providers of cartilage, cellular, bone, skin and soft-tissue allografts for use in surgical procedures and wound care to advance patient healing, today announced that AlloWrap DS, its double-sided human amniotic membrane allograft, has been moved to the high-cost reimbursement category. [More]
Researchers design new model to identify promising candidates for total hip replacement surgery

Researchers design new model to identify promising candidates for total hip replacement surgery

Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy have designed a new model to help doctors and patients decide whether or not to proceed with total hip replacement surgery. The researchers have also surveyed patient wellbeing after surgery: patients with high education achieve greater outcome scores, while those with antidepressant prescriptions do not. [More]
RegenScientific gets FDA approval for Renu Gel injectable implant

RegenScientific gets FDA approval for Renu Gel injectable implant

RegenScientific announced that it has received FDA-clearance for its Renu Gel injectable implant indicated for vocal fold injection augmentation and today the company commenced shipments of this new product to physicians and hospitals in the United States. [More]
Children's National Health System first in U.S. to treat osteoid osteoma using MR-HIFU method

Children's National Health System first in U.S. to treat osteoid osteoma using MR-HIFU method

Doctors from the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children's National Health System are the first in the United States to treat osteoid osteoma, a benign but painful bone tumor that commonly occurs in children and young adults, using an experimental magnetic resonance-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) method. [More]
West Tennessee Healthcare, HealthSouth partner to jointly operate inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Jackson

West Tennessee Healthcare, HealthSouth partner to jointly operate inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Jackson

West Tennessee Healthcare and HealthSouth Corporation have signed an agreement to form a joint venture to own and operate a 48-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Jackson, Tennessee. [More]
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