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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.
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]
Mindray Medical announces completion of Wuhan Dragonbio acquisition

Mindray Medical announces completion of Wuhan Dragonbio acquisition

Mindray Medical International Limited, a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices worldwide, announced today that it completed the acquisition of the remaining stake in Wuhan Dragonbio Surgical Implant Co., Ltd. for a total cash consideration of RMB 435 million (approximately US$ 70.2 million) pursuant to the terms of the definitive agreement entered into on July 7, 2015. [More]

Impingement testing added to Lucideon’s orthopedic implant testing services

Lucideon, the international materials technology company, has added impingement testing to its range of services for orthopedic implant manufacturers. [More]
WellStar opens new inpatient pediatric unit

WellStar opens new inpatient pediatric unit

WellStar Kennestone Hospital opened a new inpatient pediatric unit. Previously, Cobb County did not have an inpatient pediatric unit, forcing families to leave their community to receive hospital-based care. The new unit will keep pediatric patients and their families close to home. [More]
Revised work hour restrictions for resident physicians fail to improve surgical patient outcomes

Revised work hour restrictions for resident physicians fail to improve surgical patient outcomes

Work hour restrictions for resident physicians, revised nationally four years ago largely to protect patients against physician trainees' fatigue-related errors, have not had the desired effect of lowering postoperative complication rates in several common surgical specialties, according to new study results. [More]
Kaiser Permanente hospitals have better nurse work environments compared to other hospitals

Kaiser Permanente hospitals have better nurse work environments compared to other hospitals

New research findings from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing show that patient and nurse outcomes in Kaiser Permanente hospitals were significantly better compared to other hospitals. Differences in nursing explained a significant proportion of the Kaiser Permanente outcomes advantage for patients. [More]
UVA earns national Women's Choice Awards for patient safety, patient satisfaction in orthopedics

UVA earns national Women's Choice Awards for patient safety, patient satisfaction in orthopedics

University of Virginia Medical Center has earned two 2015 national Women's Choice Awards from WomenCertified Inc. - one for patient safety and one for patient satisfaction in orthopedics. [More]
Mindray announces definitive agreement to acquire remaining stake in Dragonbio for US$72.6 million

Mindray announces definitive agreement to acquire remaining stake in Dragonbio for US$72.6 million

Mindray Medical International Limited, a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices worldwide, announced today a definitive agreement to acquire the remaining stake in Wuhan Dragonbio Surgical Implant Co., Ltd. for approximately US$72.6 million. [More]
Women with 'female athlete triad' at greater risk of bone stress injuries

Women with 'female athlete triad' at greater risk of bone stress injuries

Participation in sports by women and girls has increased from 310,000 individuals in 1971 to 3.37 million in 2010. At the same time, sports-related injuries among female athletes have skyrocketed. [More]
Dynatronics completes $4,025,000 private placement financing

Dynatronics completes $4,025,000 private placement financing

Dynatronics Corporation, a manufacturer and marketer of rehabilitation and physical therapy products, announced today that it has completed its $4,025,000 private placement financing led by affiliates of Prettybrook Partners LLC (collectively, "Prettybrook"), a strategic private equity investor focused on the healthcare industry. [More]

FDA Grants clearance to MXO's dynaMX Compression Staple featuring Malleable Nitinol Technology

MX Orthopedics, Corp., a leader in superelastic technologies for orthopedic implants, announces the recent FDA clearance (K143622) of its patent-pending dynaMX™ Compression Staple featuring Malleable Nitinol Technology. [More]

New paper evaluates effect of topical benzoyl peroxide on Propionibacterium acnes during shoulder surgery

A new paper to be published in The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery evaluates the effect that topical benzoyl peroxide (BPO), with chlorhexidine skin preparation, has on the presence of Propionibacterium acnes cultured at the time of shoulder surgery. The authors hypothesized that adding topical BPO, the active ingredient in Clearasil, to the pre-operative skin preparation would reduce the number of positive P. acnes cultures identified during surgery. [More]
ProfNet network experts available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area

ProfNet network experts available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area

Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. You can also submit a query to the hundreds of thousands of experts in our network – it's easy and free! [More]
CyMedica Orthopedics closes $11.5 million Series A financing

CyMedica Orthopedics closes $11.5 million Series A financing

CyMedica Orthopedics, Inc. announced today that it has closed an extension to its Series A financing. The Series A financing was led by investors Research Corporation Technologies, Inc., a Tucson-based venture capital firm, and California Technology Ventures, LLC, a Pasadena-based venture capital fund. The financing also included participation from existing investor Aphelion Capital (Mill Valley, CA) and the founding group of investors. [More]
Omeros signs exclusive license agreement with Fagron affiliates for commercialization of OMS103

Omeros signs exclusive license agreement with Fagron affiliates for commercialization of OMS103

Omeros Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing and commercializing small-molecule and protein therapeutics for both large-market as well as orphan indications, today announced that it has entered into an exclusive license agreement with affiliates of Fagron NV for the commercialization of OMS103, Omeros' product for arthroscopic surgery. [More]
Data from statewide quality collaborative helps surgeons to reduce rates of serious trauma complication

Data from statewide quality collaborative helps surgeons to reduce rates of serious trauma complication

As health insurers place more emphasis on paying for quality outcomes rather than for specific services provided by doctors and hospitals, several quality improvement programs have been developed as a way to help health care providers identify problem areas and share best practices. While some studies have evaluated how well these quality improvement programs achieve their goals, not many have focused on the area of trauma care. [More]
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