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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.
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]
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]
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 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]
Researchers examine why joint infections persist despite standards of care

Researchers examine why joint infections persist despite standards of care

Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University and the National Institutes of Health are building on their research which seeks to understand why joint infections persist despite standards of care designed to stop them. [More]
18F-fluoride PET/MR imaging could diagnose cause of foot pain better than other methods

18F-fluoride PET/MR imaging could diagnose cause of foot pain better than other methods

A single scan could diagnose the cause of foot pain better and with less radiation exposure to the patient than other methods, according to a study in the March 2015 issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. [More]
Valley Hospital becomes first hospital in New Jersey to use minimally-invasive approach to treat PAD

Valley Hospital becomes first hospital in New Jersey to use minimally-invasive approach to treat PAD

The Valley Hospital today announced it was the first hospital in New Jersey to use a recently approved device to offer a minimally-invasive approach to the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD) in the upper leg, a serious and common condition associated with an increased risk for heart attack and stroke. [More]
Restore Health Rehabilitation opens modern medical resort in Southern Maryland

Restore Health Rehabilitation opens modern medical resort in Southern Maryland

Southern Maryland's first modern medical resort officially opened its doors with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on February 27. [More]
NYU Langone becomes first center in New York City to start outpatient hip replacement program

NYU Langone becomes first center in New York City to start outpatient hip replacement program

NYU Langone Medical Center in January became the first academic medical center in the New York City area to initiate an outpatient hip replacement program after successfully discharging a patient the same day of surgery. [More]
Endo International’s revenues increase $800 million to 37% in fourth quarter 2014

Endo International’s revenues increase $800 million to 37% in fourth quarter 2014

Endo International plc today reported fourth quarter 2014 revenues of $800 million, an increase of 37 percent compared to fourth quarter 2013 revenues of $585 million, including new product revenue from 2014 strategic M&A transactions. [More]
Aggressive campaign to cut unnecessary use of antibiotics helps reduce drug-resistant bacteria

Aggressive campaign to cut unnecessary use of antibiotics helps reduce drug-resistant bacteria

An aggressive campaign to reduce the unnecessary use of antibiotics has helped cut the rate of infection with a dangerous drug-resistant bacteria at The Valley Hospital by nearly 40 percent. [More]
MiMedx Group reports record revenue of $118.2 million for full year 2014

MiMedx Group reports record revenue of $118.2 million for full year 2014

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, Spinal, Sports Medicine, Ophthalmic and Dental sectors of healthcare, announced today its record results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014. [More]
Physiotherapy Associates, Performance Health partner to deliver TheraBand Active Care System

Physiotherapy Associates, Performance Health partner to deliver TheraBand Active Care System

Physiotherapy Associates, a leading provider of outpatient physical rehabilitation, today announced a partnership with Performance Health to deliver the TheraBand Active Care System. Performance Health manufactures TheraBand, Biofreeze and other market leading rehabilitation and wellness brands. [More]
Leaf Healthcare's wireless patient monitoring system can improve pressure ulcer prevention processes

Leaf Healthcare's wireless patient monitoring system can improve pressure ulcer prevention processes

Clinicians from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Boise, Idaho, will demonstrate that Leaf Healthcare's new, wireless patient monitoring system can significantly improve a caregiver's pressure ulcer prevention processes. Their presentation will take place at the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Biennial Conference in Orlando, Fla., this week. [More]
Patient questionnaire can help measure disability risk following surgery

Patient questionnaire can help measure disability risk following surgery

Freedom from disability is one of the most important patient-centered outcomes after surgery, but there is currently no validated instrument to measure postoperative disability. [More]
Sonoma's FibuLock Nail receives FDA clearance for treating ankle fractures

Sonoma's FibuLock Nail receives FDA clearance for treating ankle fractures

Sonoma Orthopedic Products, a medical device manufacturer specializing in minimally-invasive bone fracture repair, has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the intramedullary (within the bone canal) FibuLock Nail that offers physicians a new alternative in the way they surgically treat ankle fractures. [More]
Innovative single-use torque instruments utilize tough polycarbonate from Bayer

Innovative single-use torque instruments utilize tough polycarbonate from Bayer

Makrolon® polycarbonate resin from Bayer MaterialScience LLC forms the handles of CMP’s TorqueSafe™ instruments, which are designed for trauma, reconstruction, small bone, cranio maxillofacial fixation, spine and extremity procedures. [More]
Innovative single-use torque instruments utilize tough polycarbonate from Bayer

Innovative single-use torque instruments utilize tough polycarbonate from Bayer

Makrolon® polycarbonate resin from Bayer MaterialScience LLC forms the handles of CMP’s TorqueSafe™ instruments, which are designed for trauma, reconstruction, small bone, cranio maxillofacial fixation, spine and extremity procedures. [More]
BIACAL sponsors legislation to provide appropriate insurance coverage, treatment for acquired brain injury

BIACAL sponsors legislation to provide appropriate insurance coverage, treatment for acquired brain injury

To provide appropriate insurance coverage and medical care for acquired brain injury survivors in the state, the Brain Injury Association of California (BIACAL), is sponsoring Senate Bill 190 (Beall, D-San Jose), the Brain Injury Access to Rehabilitation Act of 2015 (BIARA). [More]
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