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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.
Researchers developing cryotherapy device to reduce tissue damage

Researchers developing cryotherapy device to reduce tissue damage

Cold therapy has long been prescribed for those recovering from orthopedic surgery, muscle inflammation and sports-related injuries, with treatments ranging from ice baths to immersion in whole-body cryotherapy chambers. [More]
UI researchers uncover how cancer cells form tumors

UI researchers uncover how cancer cells form tumors

Two University of Iowa studies offer key insights by recording in real time, and in 3-D, the movements of cancerous human breast tissue cells. It's believed to be the first time cancer cells' motion and accretion into tumors has been continuously tracked. [More]
MiMedx Group agrees to buy Stability Biologics

MiMedx Group agrees to buy Stability Biologics

MiMedx Group, Inc., the leading regenerative medicine company utilizing human amniotic tissue and patent-protected processes to develop and market advanced products and therapies for the Wound Care, Surgical, Orthopedic, Spine, Sports Medicine, Ophthalmic, and Dental sectors of healthcare, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Stability Inc., d/b/a Stability Biologics, a provider of human tissue products to surgeons, facilities and distributors serving the surgical, spine and orthopedics sectors of the healthcare industry. [More]
New injectable agent can potentially increase surgeon's ability to remove cancerous tumor during surgery

New injectable agent can potentially increase surgeon's ability to remove cancerous tumor during surgery

Doctors at the Duke University School of Medicine have tested a new injectable agent that causes cancer cells in a tumor to fluoresce, potentially increasing a surgeon's ability to locate and remove all of a cancerous tumor on the first attempt. The imaging technology was developed through collaboration with scientists at Duke, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Lumicell Inc. [More]
UC San Diego School of Medicine study compares payments among different specialties

UC San Diego School of Medicine study compares payments among different specialties

The Physician Payments Sunshine Act, passed under the Affordable Care Act, requires all pharmaceutical and medical device companies to report payments to physicians, including consulting fees, gifts, speaking fees, meals, travel and research grants. This information is searchable to the public on a database called Open Payments, managed by the Centers for Medicare & Medical Services. [More]
Study lays foundation for better therapeutic strategies to halt progression of tissue degeneration

Study lays foundation for better therapeutic strategies to halt progression of tissue degeneration

Injury and degeneration of fibro-cartilaginous tissues, such as the knee meniscus and the intervertebral disc, have significant socioeconomic and quality-of-life costs. But the development of effective treatment strategies to address pathologies in these load-bearing tissues has been hindered by a lack of understanding of the relationships between their structure and their function. [More]

Cleanliness validation for medical devices webinar hosted by Lucideon

Lucideon, the international materials technology company, is hosting a webinar entitled “Validation and Quality Assurance of Medical Device Cleaning Processes” at 3pm (UK time) on Thursday 28th January 2016. [More]
Excite Medical displays DRX9000 True Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression units at The National By FCA

Excite Medical displays DRX9000 True Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression units at The National By FCA

In August 2015, Excite Medical was a exhibitor at The National By FCA (Florida Chiropractic Association). Participation in the world's largest event for chiropractic was one of many new marketing activities that Excite Medical has initiated this year to increase revenue from the domestic market and show support to the chiropractic community. [More]
AlloSource receives two patents for cartilage repair allografts

AlloSource receives two patents for cartilage repair allografts

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, received two patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for cartilage repair allografts. [More]
Five Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush physicians named ‘Top Doctors’ in Chicago Magazine

Five Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush physicians named ‘Top Doctors’ in Chicago Magazine

Five Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush physicians were named among the Chicago area's "Top Doctors" in the January 2016 issue of Chicago Magazine. T [More]
AlloSource expands wound care portfolio with new US patent for novel dermal allograft

AlloSource expands wound care portfolio with new US patent for novel dermal allograft

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, has been granted a patent for an acellular human dermal matrix processed to be delivered via syringe. [More]
ACSM, other professional organizations release new team physician consensus statement

ACSM, other professional organizations release new team physician consensus statement

The American College of Sports Medicine and five other professional organizations released a new team physician consensus statement today that outlines best practices for injury and illness prevention for athletes of all levels. [More]
REGENSCIENTIFIC obtains CE-mark for Renú Soft Tissue (Volumizing) Implant

REGENSCIENTIFIC obtains CE-mark for Renú Soft Tissue (Volumizing) Implant

REGENSCIENTIFIC announced today that it has received the CE-mark (CE 630688) for the Renú Soft Tissue (Volumizing) Implant for Lipoatrophy, Vocal Fold Insufficiency and Soft Tissue Augmentation. [More]
Soap and water less effective than saline water for cleaning wounds

Soap and water less effective than saline water for cleaning wounds

Many scientific advances have been made in the delivery of care and infection prevention for open fractures, but the standard practice of wound cleaning with soap and water before surgery has remained unchanged. [More]
Columbia Engineering professor wins grant to study tendon-to-bone integration for rotator cuff repair

Columbia Engineering professor wins grant to study tendon-to-bone integration for rotator cuff repair

Helen H. Lu, professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering, has won a three-year $1.125 million Translational Research Award grant from the Department of Defense's Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs for her research on tendon-to-bone integration for rotator cuff repair. [More]
Memorial Hermann reminds people to follow holiday fall prevention tips

Memorial Hermann reminds people to follow holiday fall prevention tips

With the holiday season in full swing, families are finding joy by decorating their homes and yards. Unfortunately, several of these practices can result in injuries that make the holidays not very merry. Falls are among the most common mechanisms of injury with adults at Memorial Hermann Texas Trauma Institute, and activities such as hanging lights and decorations only increase the risk. [More]
Racial disparities exist for black and Hispanic patients undergoing major surgeries in U.S. hospitals

Racial disparities exist for black and Hispanic patients undergoing major surgeries in U.S. hospitals

Considerable racial disparities exist in surgical outcomes for black and Hispanic patients undergoing major cancer and non-cancer surgeries in U.S. hospitals, even among institutions that have already enrolled in a national surgical quality improvement initiative. [More]
New study compares outcomes from two postoperative pain control methods in knee replacement patients

New study compares outcomes from two postoperative pain control methods in knee replacement patients

A new study published today in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association compared outcomes from two types of postoperative pain control methods in a group of patients who had both of their knees replaced. [More]

Orthopedic surgeon creates world's first internal bone-lengthening device for young children

An orthopedic surgeon is creating the world's first implantation device that can lengthen the bones of young children internally. The inventor, a physician at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, expects the device will lead to fewer infections and less pain, making the bone-lengthening process more bearable for children. [More]
Sound Physicians agrees to provide hospitalist services for Mount Vernon's Skagit Valley Hospital

Sound Physicians agrees to provide hospitalist services for Mount Vernon's Skagit Valley Hospital

Sound Physicians, a health care organization focused on improving quality and lowering cost throughout the acute episode of care, announced today an agreement to provide hospitalist services for Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon, WA. [More]
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