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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.
Surgeon explains who needs screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms

Surgeon explains who needs screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms

Bulges in body's major blood vessel can cause potentially lethal ruptures, blood clots. An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a potentially life-threatening condition: If the body's major blood vessel ruptures, it can prove deadly. [More]
New analysis provides information about which medications best after different types of surgery

New analysis provides information about which medications best after different types of surgery

Current guidelines do not distinguish between aspirin and more potent blood thinners for protecting against blood clots in patients who undergo major orthopedic operations, leaving the decision up to individual clinicians. [More]
Breg launches FreeRunner knee brace for runners suffering from patellofemoral pain syndrome

Breg launches FreeRunner knee brace for runners suffering from patellofemoral pain syndrome

Breg, Inc., a premier provider of sports medicine products and services, has launched the FreeRunner knee brace with new innovations to help people, particularly runners, who suffer from patella mal-tracking return to active lifestyles. [More]
Orthopedic surgeon offers critical insights on total knee replacement surgery

Orthopedic surgeon offers critical insights on total knee replacement surgery

In 2010, Bonnie Egbert, a veteran of more than 20 marathons, had to quit running due to excruciating pain caused by her right knee joint rubbing bone on bone. [More]
Seattle magazine names 36 EvergreenHealth physicians to "Top Doctors" list

Seattle magazine names 36 EvergreenHealth physicians to "Top Doctors" list

The latest issue of Seattle magazine names 36 physicians within the EvergreenHealth network to the publication's annual "Top Doctors" list. [More]
Complete analysis of regenerative medicine market

Complete analysis of regenerative medicine market

According to a new market research report by Allied Market Research titled, "GlobalRegenerative MedicineMarket (Technology, Applications, Geography) - Industry Analysis, Trends, Opportunities and Forecast, 2013-2020", the global regenerative medicine market will reach $ 67.6 billion by 2020 from $16.4 billion in 2013, registering a CAGR of 23.2% during forecast period (2014 - 2020). [More]
FDA grants Thermedx 510(k) clearance for optional fluid warming in arthroscopic, hysteroscopic procedures

FDA grants Thermedx 510(k) clearance for optional fluid warming in arthroscopic, hysteroscopic procedures

Thermedx, LLC, an innovative designer and manufacturer of "smart" surgical irrigation products, received FDA 510(k) clearance for optional fluid warming in arthroscopic and hysteroscopic procedures. [More]
Modified classification system finds over one-third of knee replacements as inappropriate

Modified classification system finds over one-third of knee replacements as inappropriate

New research reports that more than one third of total knee replacements in the U.S. were classified as "inappropriate" using a patient classification system developed and validated in Spain. The study, published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), highlights the need for consensus on patient selection criteria among U.S. medical professionals treating those with the potential need of knee replacement surgery. [More]
St. Mary's Medical Center honored with Healthgrades 2014 Women's Health Excellence Award

St. Mary's Medical Center honored with Healthgrades 2014 Women's Health Excellence Award

Dignity Health St. Mary's Medical Center has received the 2014 Women's Health Excellence Award from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. [More]

Arcam receives order from DiSanto Technology for two Arcam Q10 systems

Arcam, listed on NASDAQ OMX, has received an order for two Arcam Q10 systems from the strategic partner DiSanto Technology Inc. in the US. The systems will be used for manufacturing of orthopedic implants. [More]
HIV infection emerges among PWID in the Middle East and North Africa

HIV infection emerges among PWID in the Middle East and North Africa

HIV epidemics are emerging among people who inject drugs in several countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Though HIV infection levels were historically very low in the Middle East and North Africa, substantial levels of HIV transmission and emerging HIV epidemics have been documented among people who inject drugs in at least one-third of the countries of this region, according to findings published today in PLOS Medicine. [More]
VA scandal prompts closer look at VA health care around nation

VA scandal prompts closer look at VA health care around nation

News outlets examine wait times and poor service at clinics in North Carolina, Colorado and Minnesota. [More]
First Edition: June 17, 2014

First Edition: June 17, 2014

Today's headlines include developments related to the health care marketplace and state health policy. [More]
Saint-Gobain Seals continues its long-standing relationship with OEMs

Saint-Gobain Seals continues its long-standing relationship with OEMs

Saint-Gobain Seals continues its long-standing relationship with OEMs in the high-speed surgical drill market as their integral supplier of OmniSeal® spring-energized seals. The seals excel at protecting the sensitive internal components of the drill during surgery and sterilization, ensuring a long life of the tool. [More]
Steroid injections can provide pain relief for mom without affecting baby

Steroid injections can provide pain relief for mom without affecting baby

From weird cravings to swollen feet, pregnant women deal with a lot during those nine months Some women even suffer from hand pain when there are simple, baby-safe options to treat the symptoms. [More]
Va. governor examining ways to expand Medicaid by executive action

Va. governor examining ways to expand Medicaid by executive action

In related news, The Oklahoman reports that Mercy health system is blaming states' decisions to not expand the low-income health care program as the reason it is planning layoffs, and KHN details Michigan's expansion efforts. [More]

In-depth analysis of the Brazilian market for orthopedic trauma devices

Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Brazilian Market for Orthopedic Trauma Devices [More]

Complete analysis of small bone and joint orthopedic devices in the U.S. market

Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: U.S. Market for Small Bone & Joint Orthopedic Devices [More]
Banner Health receives prestigious stroke award

Banner Health receives prestigious stroke award

Several Banner Health facilities in Arizona have received a prestigious stroke award in recognition of their ability to better diagnose and treat stroke patients, to reduce death and disability among patients and to speed recovery. [More]

New hippomsg software designed to live "natively" on smartphones and tablets

The No. 1, free medical-texting solution is unveiling a faster platform that handles attachments during a launch party on June 19 near Fenway Park. [More]