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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.
Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital attains Baby-Friendly designation

Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital attains Baby-Friendly designation

Baby-Friendly USA announced this week that Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital has received prestigious international recognition as a Baby-Friendly designated birth facility. A hospital can only be deemed "Baby-Friendly" after the completion of a rigorous onsite assessment survey and a final review of the External Review Board. [More]
New ACS initiative aims to improve outcomes for patients who require complex wound management

New ACS initiative aims to improve outcomes for patients who require complex wound management

The American College of Surgeons today announced a new initiative to improve outcomes for patients requiring complex wound management. ACS will release a new structured teaching and verification program that utilizes engaging media and self-assessment checklists to educate surgical patients and their families about delivering self-care for wound conditions. [More]
Jersey Shore achieves Joint Commission certification for Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Program

Jersey Shore achieves Joint Commission certification for Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Program

Jersey Shore has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for its Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Program by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes the hospital's dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission's rigorous standards. [More]
Radlink, DePuy Synthes sign exclusive worldwide sales agency agreement

Radlink, DePuy Synthes sign exclusive worldwide sales agency agreement

Radlink, Inc., an emerging global leader in advanced medical imaging technology, announced today that it has signed an exclusive worldwide sales agency agreement with Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Synthes Companies. The contractual partnership provides for the exclusive worldwide distribution of Radlink's advanced imaging products, including the revolutionary Galileo Positioning System (GPS) featuring Surgeon's Checklist software, through DePuy Synthes Companies' sales representatives worldwide. [More]
BME announces launch of Speed Titan Nitinol Bone Fixation Implant

BME announces launch of Speed Titan Nitinol Bone Fixation Implant

BioMedical Enterprises announced the launch of the Speed Titan Nitinol Bone Fixation Implant today. As the newest addition to the BME Speed Fixation System, the Speed Titan joins the BME Speed, Speed Arc and Speed Shift™ implants to create the world's most comprehensive family of continuous active compression Nitinol implants. [More]
Phone counseling can boost recovery, reduce pain in patients after spinal surgery

Phone counseling can boost recovery, reduce pain in patients after spinal surgery

Research by Johns Hopkins scientists suggests that having a short series of phone conversations with trained counselors can substantially boost recovery and reduce pain in patients after spinal surgery. [More]
ATI Physical Therapy acquires Flexeon Rehabilitation

ATI Physical Therapy acquires Flexeon Rehabilitation

ATI Physical Therapy today announces the acquisition of Flexeon Rehabilitation, a 16 clinic practice with locations in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. ATI is the nation's largest physical therapy practice under one brand, and recently expanded into the state of Nevada with the addition of 12 clinics in the Las Vegas area. [More]
New Orthopaedic & Spine Center guide discusses conservative treatment options for hip, knee and spine pain

New Orthopaedic & Spine Center guide discusses conservative treatment options for hip, knee and spine pain

The physicians at Orthopaedic & Spine Center have put together an information guide – Surgery Isn't Always the Answer. The resource discusses conservative treatment options for those who suffer from hip, knee, and spine pain. The guide also shares information on the benefits of early diagnosis and minimally-invasive surgical treatments. [More]
Good Samaritan Hospital's Stroke Program certified as primary stroke center

Good Samaritan Hospital's Stroke Program certified as primary stroke center

Good Samaritan Hospital's Stroke Program has attained The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Heart-Check mark as a certified primary stroke center. The recognition means the Stroke Program has met The Joint Commission's standards for providing stroke care. [More]
Two surgical methods safe, effective for healing distal femur fractures

Two surgical methods safe, effective for healing distal femur fractures

A team of orthopedic surgeons from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found that modern technology for healing distal femur fractures is as safe and effective as its more established alternative, without a potential shortfall of the older approach. [More]
MTI Expo 2015 to focus on engineering requirements in the medical technology sector

MTI Expo 2015 to focus on engineering requirements in the medical technology sector

April 29-30, Ricoh Stadium, Coventry sees the next edition of the Med-Tech Innovation exhibition take place – engineering is the thread that runs through the whole show. [More]
Penn surgeons develop new tools to identify joint replacement patients at risk for serious complications

Penn surgeons develop new tools to identify joint replacement patients at risk for serious complications

Orthopedic surgeons from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have developed two new prediction tools aimed at identifying total hip and knee replacement patients who are at-risk of developing serious complications after surgery. [More]
Bariatric surgery prior to joint replacement improves outcomes in obese patients

Bariatric surgery prior to joint replacement improves outcomes in obese patients

Obesity is not only a risk factor for developing knee and hip arthritis. It is also linked to less favorable outcomes after joint replacement surgery. [More]
Data demonstrates benefits associated with use of EXPAREL in hip, knee replacement patients

Data demonstrates benefits associated with use of EXPAREL in hip, knee replacement patients

Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced data demonstrating the benefits associated with the use of EXPAREL (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension) in a study of over 2,200 hip and knee replacement patients. [More]
Zyga reports commercial use of modernized SImmetry Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System for low back pain

Zyga reports commercial use of modernized SImmetry Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System for low back pain

Zyga Technology, Inc., a medical device company focused on the design, development and commercialization of minimally invasive devices to treat underserved conditions of the lumbar spine, today announced the launch and first commercial use of an updated SImmetry Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System. The surgery was performed by Dr. Brett Menmuir. [More]
Researchers identify possible blood biomarkers for concussion

Researchers identify possible blood biomarkers for concussion

By looking at the molecular aftermath of concussion in an unusual way, a team of researchers at Brown University and the Lifespan health system has developed a candidate panel of blood biomarkers that can accurately signal mild traumatic brain injury within hours using standard, widely available lab arrays. [More]
K2M announces enhanced complex spine portfolio with addition of its innovative NILE™ alternative fixation spinal system

K2M announces enhanced complex spine portfolio with addition of its innovative NILE™ alternative fixation spinal system

NILE features low-profile, robust implants and intuitive and light ergonomic instruments, intended to provide stabilization between the spine and the rod, and to allow for reduction, translation, compression and distraction while sparing the anatomy... [More]
HSS study examines racial and socioeconomic disparities in hip fracture care

HSS study examines racial and socioeconomic disparities in hip fracture care

A study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that people in certain racial and socioeconomic groups are at a disadvantage when it comes to care they receive after fracturing a hip. [More]
Hip replacement procedure alleviates pain, improves function in young JIA patients

Hip replacement procedure alleviates pain, improves function in young JIA patients

Hip replacement is often performed in patients with juvenile arthritis when their joints have been severely damaged by the disease. [More]

DePuy Synthes Companies offers new software solutions to optimize care for orthopaedic patients

DePuy Synthes Companies is offering health care professionals a new way to track and analyze patient data in real-time and a new program to improve patients' experience with joint replacement surgery. [More]
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