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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.
Appropriate pre-surgical physical therapy can help joint replacement patients recover faster

Appropriate pre-surgical physical therapy can help joint replacement patients recover faster

For people contemplating a hip or knee replacement, the prospect of a long post-surgical recovery can be a daunting one. The grueling rehabilitation sessions, the frustration of re-learning everyday movements, the weeks of waiting to return to "normal"— it's almost enough to make patients reconsider surgery. [More]
Prime Healthcare Services acquires St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron

Prime Healthcare Services acquires St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron

Prime Healthcare Services, the fastest growing hospital system in the nation, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron. As a result, St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron will now be known as Lake Huron Medical Center. [More]
USF, FARA to jointly host scientific symposium on Friedreich's ataxia

USF, FARA to jointly host scientific symposium on Friedreich's ataxia

The University of South Florida will again bring together leading researchers and patients searching for a treatment for Friedreich's ataxia and related disorders at the seventh annual scientific symposium "Understanding Energy for A Cure." The symposium will be held 5 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, at the USF Marshall Student Center Ballroom, USF Cedar Circle, Tampa, FL 33620. [More]
Costs for spinal fusion vary substantially by region, shows new research

Costs for spinal fusion vary substantially by region, shows new research

Costs for spinal fusion vary substantially by region, with costs being lowest in the Midwest and highest in the Northeast, according to the new research by Dr. W. Ryan Spiker and colleagues of University of Utah, Salt Lake City. [More]
ViiMed Surgical Coordinator Console now available through Greenway Marketplace

ViiMed Surgical Coordinator Console now available through Greenway Marketplace

Greenway Health is a provider of clinical systems for primary doctor practices, with over 75,000 doctors subscribing to their EMR system and financial tools. ViiMed, the leader in workflow-enabled asynchronous telehealth, is now available through the Greenway Marketplace. [More]
Arthrosurface inlay implant dramatically reduces progression of osteoarthritis

Arthrosurface inlay implant dramatically reduces progression of osteoarthritis

A recent study by Feucht et al, published in the KSSTA Knee Journal, compared the Arthrosurface HemiCAP Wave implant, which is based on an "inlay" Arthroplasty design, versus an "onlay" design implant for isolated patellofemoral disease. While both implant groups showed similar improvements in function and pain scores, none of the patients in the "inlay" group showed progression of osteoarthritis (OA). [More]

Physio announces acquisition of Therapy Plus, debt restructuring through GE Capital's HFS

Physiotherapy Corporation announced today that it has acquired Therapy Plus, a seven-facility physical and occupational therapy provider in Milwaukee, WI. This follows its recent integration with the Anderson Orthopedic Clinics in northern Virginia and a joint venture with Central Iowa Healthcare in Marshalltown, IA. [More]
Researchers examine how small wireless sensors integrated into orthopedic implants can help detect SSI

Researchers examine how small wireless sensors integrated into orthopedic implants can help detect SSI

A team of researchers, led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Eric Ledet, will investigate whether small wireless sensors incorporated into orthopedic implants could be used to detect surgical site infections. The research is supported by a $429,560 grant from the National Institutes of Health. [More]
Montefiore, Burke partner to increase availability of rehabilitation therapies in Westchester County and beyond

Montefiore, Burke partner to increase availability of rehabilitation therapies in Westchester County and beyond

Today, Montefiore Health System and Burke Rehabilitation Hospital announced plans for a new strategic partnership that will expand the availability of advanced rehabilitation therapies in Westchester County and beyond. This new alliance will enhance the missions of both institutions by aligning each of their core strengths and creating a collaboration that will enhance patient experiences and results. [More]
Medeon Biodesign gets FDA clearance for new lens cleaning device

Medeon Biodesign gets FDA clearance for new lens cleaning device

Medeon Biodesign, Inc., a Taiwan medical device company, is pleased to announce that the company has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for ClickClean, a lens cleaning device. [More]
SI-BONE announces publication of results from INSITE and SIFI studies

SI-BONE announces publication of results from INSITE and SIFI studies

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 the publication of one-year results from two separate prospective multicenter clinical trials as well as the publication of a systematic review of 18 MIS SI joint fusion studies. [More]
WSU biomedical engineering students invent remote health monitoring system

WSU biomedical engineering students invent remote health monitoring system

A team of biomedical engineering students from Wichita State University has invented Mobile HealthLink, a remote health monitoring system that allows physicians to check on patients via a programmable smartwatch. [More]
Dynatronics granted U.S. patent for ThermoStim Probe

Dynatronics granted U.S. patent for ThermoStim Probe

Dynatronics Corporation today announced its patent for "Systems and Methods for Providing a Thermo-electro-stimulation Probe Device" (US Patent No. 9,084,665) has been granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. This technology is incorporated in the company's ThermoStim Probe used in the delivery of therapeutic treatments. [More]

CyMedica Orthopedics secures CE Mark for QB1 Muscle Activation System

CyMedica Orthopedics, Inc. today announced that it has received a CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark for its QB1 Muscle Activation System. The product received its FDA 510(k) clearance in April 2015, and has since enjoyed a tremendous reception from orthopedic surgeons and knee patients across the United States. [More]
Imaging studies required to diagnose traumatic injuries in pregnant women can be safe when used properly

Imaging studies required to diagnose traumatic injuries in pregnant women can be safe when used properly

According to a new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), imaging studies necessary to diagnose traumatic injuries sustained by pregnant women are safe when used properly. [More]
MiMedx Group reports record revenues and earnings for Q2 2015

MiMedx Group reports record revenues and earnings for Q2 2015

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 its record results for the second quarter of 2015. [More]
Inflammation plays role in onset of delirium in older adults

Inflammation plays role in onset of delirium in older adults

Delirium is an acute state of confusion that often affects older adults following surgery or serious illness. Now a study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center confirms that inflammation - an immune response that develops when the body attempts to protect itself from harmful stimuli -- plays a role in the onset of delirium. [More]
Tyrone Regional Health Network signs letter of intent to become member of Penn State Health

Tyrone Regional Health Network signs letter of intent to become member of Penn State Health

Tyrone Regional Health Network and Penn State Health have signed a letter of intent to enter into formal affiliation. With approval by organizational boards and state authorities, Tyrone Regional will become a member of Penn State Health. [More]
Invuity's proprietary photonics technology recognized for improving patient safety

Invuity's proprietary photonics technology recognized for improving patient safety

Invuity, Inc., a leading surgical photonics company, today reported that The Joint Commission has recognized its proprietary photonics technology as an important innovation in the prevention of unintended retained foreign objects (URFOs) that are left inside patients during surgery. [More]
Hospital for Special Surgery named top hospital in nation for orthopedics for sixth consecutive year

Hospital for Special Surgery named top hospital in nation for orthopedics for sixth consecutive year

For the sixth consecutive year, Hospital for Special Surgery has been ranked the top hospital in the country for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report in its 2015 "Best Hospitals" survey. The hospital was also nationally recognized as a leader in rheumatology, ranking No. 3 in association with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. [More]
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