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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.
New augmented-reality technology designed by Philips for spine surgery

New augmented-reality technology designed by Philips for spine surgery

Royal Philips, a leader in integrated image-guided therapy solutions, today announced the development of an industry-first augmented-reality surgical navigation technology that is designed to help surgeons perform image-guided open and minimally-invasive spine surgery. Philips is a pioneer in hybrid operating room (hybrid OR) solutions to facilitate both surgical and minimally-invasive endovascular procedures, with over 750 hybrid ORs installed globally. The addition of this new augmented reality technology will further widen the scope of Philips hybrid OR solutions to other fast-growing areas of image-guided surgery including spine, cranial and trauma procedures. [More]
Researchers create bone-implant interaction mouse model to assess tissue response to biomaterials

Researchers create bone-implant interaction mouse model to assess tissue response to biomaterials

To understand the molecular mechanisms involved in the interaction of bone with orthopedic implants comprised of novel biomaterials, researchers have made a mouse model in which they can assess early tissue responses to surfaces such as bioactive glass. [More]
Researchers develop innovative method to manufacture biocompatible implantable microdevices

Researchers develop innovative method to manufacture biocompatible implantable microdevices

A team of researchers led by Biomedical Engineering Professor Columbia Engineering has developed a way to manufacture microscale-sized machines from biomaterials that can safely be implanted in the body. [More]
Initial rheumatoid arthritis symptoms often invisible to others, survey reveals

Initial rheumatoid arthritis symptoms often invisible to others, survey reveals

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic disease characterized by joint swelling, pain, and stiffness that affects approximately 1.3 million individuals in the U.S. Unlike the more common osteoarthritis, RA is an autoimmune condition in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. [More]
Curasan reveal plan for orthopedic product campaign

Curasan reveal plan for orthopedic product campaign

Curasan AG, a leading specialist for medical products in the field of orthobiologics, has received the market clearance of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and thus the authorization to market its synthetic bone regeneration material CERASORB Ortho FOAM in the United States. [More]
World traveler resumes active lifestyle after partial knee replacement surgery

World traveler resumes active lifestyle after partial knee replacement surgery

David Morris of Alexandria, Virginia has a fascinating job that takes him all over the world. So when arthritis and unrelenting knee pain put a crimp in his active lifestyle, he thought it was time to consider knee replacement. [More]
Active older population, better technology may be cause for more hip and knee replacement surgeries

Active older population, better technology may be cause for more hip and knee replacement surgeries

An active aging population is a good thing for society. It also keeps John Shields, M.D., very busy. [More]
Decision aid for OA helps increase rate of total knee replacement among black patients

Decision aid for OA helps increase rate of total knee replacement among black patients

A decision aid that consisted of a video that describes the risks and benefits of total knee replacement surgery significantly increased the rate of this surgery among black patients, according to a study published online by JAMA Surgery. [More]
FUJIFILM to introduce next generation Dynamic Visualization II Image Processing at RSNA 2016

FUJIFILM to introduce next generation Dynamic Visualization II Image Processing at RSNA 2016

FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of diagnostic imaging products and medical informatics solutions, will present the next generation of its cutting edge image processing technology, Dynamic Visualization II at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, from November 27 - December 2, 2016 at McCormick Center in Chicago, Illinois. [More]
Study finds yoga to be safe, but older participants may have injury risk

Study finds yoga to be safe, but older participants may have injury risk

Participating in yoga is relatively safe, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham who conducted the first large-scale examination of yoga-related injuries. [More]
New software and 3D printers may enable cost-effective production of insoles for diabetes patients

New software and 3D printers may enable cost-effective production of insoles for diabetes patients

In the past, insoles for patients with diabetes were hand-made by orthopedic shoemakers. In the future, these specialist shoemakers will be able to produce insoles more cost-effectively thanks to new software and the use of 3D printers. [More]
Mild postoperative pulmonary complications linked to increased mortality risk

Mild postoperative pulmonary complications linked to increased mortality risk

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, along with seven other major institutions, have found that even mild postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) are significantly associated with increased death within the first week after surgery. [More]

MDN announces distribution of innovative surgical device in selected regions

Medical Distribution Network announces the distribution in selected regions of S.I.S.T.E.R., an innovative medical product designed to improve spinal and orthopedic surgical procedures by reducing operating times. [More]
Mercy Medical Center becomes first hospital in Maryland to use new Cartiva SCI in surgical procedure

Mercy Medical Center becomes first hospital in Maryland to use new Cartiva SCI in surgical procedure

Earlier this October 2016, Mercy Medical Center became the first hospital in Maryland to utilize the new Cartiva Synthetic Cartilage Implant (SCI) in a surgical procedure, the first synthetic cartilage device approved by the FDA. [More]
Certain medications can have important effect on success of dental implants, research shows

Certain medications can have important effect on success of dental implants, research shows

Each year, about 500,000 North Americans get dental implants. If you are one of them, and are preparing to have an implant, it might be a good idea to start taking beta blockers, medication that controls high blood pressure, for a while. And to stop taking heartburn pills. [More]
ERAS programs help patients better prepare for surgery and recover faster, studies reveal

ERAS programs help patients better prepare for surgery and recover faster, studies reveal

Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs, an important component of the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH), are helping patients better prepare for surgery and recuperate faster afterward, according to two new studies being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2016 annual meeting. [More]
Many back pain patients taking opioids get limited relief and worry about side effects, study finds

Many back pain patients taking opioids get limited relief and worry about side effects, study finds

Millions of people take opioids for chronic back pain, but many of them get limited relief while experiencing side effects and worrying about the stigma associated with taking them, suggests research presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2016 annual meeting. [More]
Trauma Innovation conference welcomes record number of military and civil healthcare professionals

Trauma Innovation conference welcomes record number of military and civil healthcare professionals

Trauma Innovation 2016 saw attendance figures nearly double as clinicians gathered to discuss future trauma care capabilities [More]
Research shows how mitochondrial targeting antioxidants could help treat osteoarthritis

Research shows how mitochondrial targeting antioxidants could help treat osteoarthritis

High cholesterol might harm more than our cardiovascular systems. New research using animal models, published online in The FASEB Journal, suggests that high cholesterol levels trigger mitochondrial oxidative stress on cartilage cells, causing them to die, and ultimately leading to the development of osteoarthritis. [More]
Touch Surgery and Episurf Medical jointly launch new Episealer surgical knee simulations

Touch Surgery and Episurf Medical jointly launch new Episealer surgical knee simulations

Today, Episurf Medical announced the public release of the Episealer surgical training simulation on the Touch Surgery app. [More]
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