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Twin Cities Orthopedics joins Deterra partnership program to reduce prescription drug abuse and misuse

Twin Cities Orthopedics joins Deterra partnership program to reduce prescription drug abuse and misuse

Verde Technologies announced that Golden Valley-based Twin Cities Orthopedics, the largest orthopedic group in Minnesota, has become its most recent partner in the fight against prescription drug abuse and misuse. [More]
Short course of oral steroids unlikely to provide much benefit for patients with acute sciatica

Short course of oral steroids unlikely to provide much benefit for patients with acute sciatica

Among patients with acute sciatica caused by a herniated lumbar disk (a condition also known as "acute radiculopathy"), a short course of oral steroids resulted in only modest improvement in function and no significant improvement in pain, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. [More]
Boehringer Ingelheim, Sutter Health announce health care innovation collaboration

Boehringer Ingelheim, Sutter Health announce health care innovation collaboration

Boehringer Ingelheim, a family-owned biopharmaceutical company, and Sutter Health, a not-for-profit health system in Northern California, today announced the start of a five-year research and health care innovation collaboration, which will explore and test the value of digital health solutions, mobile technologies, and insights from advanced data analytics in the delivery of health care. [More]
DePuy Synthes, Stryker, Zimmer and Medtronic dominate global orthopedic device market

DePuy Synthes, Stryker, Zimmer and Medtronic dominate global orthopedic device market

Kalorama Information said that four companies, including DePuy Synthes, Stryker, Zimmer and Medtronic, lead the Orthopedic Device Market. These four device firms captured approximately 70.4% of total revenues for 2014 for the global orthopedic device market. [More]
The Valley Hospital receives A grade for patient safety in seven consecutive score reports

The Valley Hospital receives A grade for patient safety in seven consecutive score reports

For the seventh consecutive time, The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ, has been recognized for its dedication to patient safety by being awarded an A grade in the Spring 2015 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections within the hospital. [More]
CyMedica QB1 System now commercially available for treatment of quadriceps muscle atrophy

CyMedica QB1 System now commercially available for treatment of quadriceps muscle atrophy

Scottsdale-based CyMedica Orthopedics, Inc. announced the commercial launch of the CyMedica QB1 System for the treatment of quadriceps muscle atrophy at the Arthroscopy Association of North American Arthroscopic Society for Sports Medicine annual meeting in Los Angeles last week. [More]
UI orthopedics researchers working on injectable, bioactive gel that can repair cartilage damage

UI orthopedics researchers working on injectable, bioactive gel that can repair cartilage damage

Knee injuries are the bane of athletes everywhere, from professionals and college stars to weekend warriors. Current surgical options for repairing damaged cartilage caused by knee injuries are costly, can have complications, and often are not very effective in the long run. Even after surgery, cartilage degeneration can progress leading to painful arthritis. [More]
Miriam Hospital awarded BDC designation for bariatric surgery

Miriam Hospital awarded BDC designation for bariatric surgery

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island has awarded The Miriam Hospital a Blue Distinction Center+ (BDC) designation for bariatric surgery. A designation by the Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care program, BDCs are nationally designated health care facilities that deliver quality specialty care based on objective measures for patient safety and better health outcomes. [More]
OSU study finds that injury prevention programs are not being used in high schools

OSU study finds that injury prevention programs are not being used in high schools

Injury prevention programs can help reduce ankle, knee and other lower extremity injuries in sports, but the programs are not being widely used in high schools, a new study from Oregon State University has found. [More]
Jersey Shore achieves Joint Commission certification for Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Program

Jersey Shore achieves Joint Commission certification for Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Program

Jersey Shore has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for its Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Program by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes the hospital's dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission's rigorous standards. [More]
Good Samaritan Hospital's Stroke Program certified as primary stroke center

Good Samaritan Hospital's Stroke Program certified as primary stroke center

Good Samaritan Hospital's Stroke Program has attained The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of ApprovalĀ® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Heart-Check mark as a certified primary stroke center. The recognition means the Stroke Program has met The Joint Commission's standards for providing stroke care. [More]
Bariatric surgery prior to joint replacement improves outcomes in obese patients

Bariatric surgery prior to joint replacement improves outcomes in obese patients

Obesity is not only a risk factor for developing knee and hip arthritis. It is also linked to less favorable outcomes after joint replacement surgery. [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]
Maintaining heel-toe pattern while running barefoot may lead to frequent injuries in older athletes

Maintaining heel-toe pattern while running barefoot may lead to frequent injuries in older athletes

In recent years there has been an explosion in barefoot running, as well as the purchase and use of "minimalist" running shoes that more closely resemble barefoot running by encouraging the balls of the feet, between the arch and toes, to hit the pavement first. [More]
Kennedy Funding Financial completes $3.5 million loan for Lifestyle Real Estate I

Kennedy Funding Financial completes $3.5 million loan for Lifestyle Real Estate I

Kennedy Funding Financial LLC has completed a $3.5 million loan for Lifestyle Real Estate I, LP, announced Gregg Wolfer, COO of the Englewood Cliffs, NJ-based direct private lender. The borrower is an affiliate of Lifestyle Healthcare Group (LHG), and the collateral is a 10.31-acre tract of vacant land in Bensalem Twp., Bucks County, PA. LHG has received approval from the township for a $185 million medical office campus. [More]
UF Health Cancer Center - Orlando Health recognized as one of America's Best Breast Centers

UF Health Cancer Center - Orlando Health recognized as one of America's Best Breast Centers

UF Health Cancer Center - Orlando Health earns the 2015 Women's Choice Award as one of America's Best Breast Centers, acknowledging its dedication to providing exceptional patient care and treatment. [More]
USAP, Pinnacle announce new partnership with Excel Anesthesia

USAP, Pinnacle announce new partnership with Excel Anesthesia

U.S. Anesthesia Partners, the nation's largest anesthesia-focused, single-specialty physician services organization, and Pinnacle Anesthesia Consultants of Dallas, Texas today announced their partnership with Excel Anesthesia, P.A. [More]
Female athletes at increased risk of ACL injuries

Female athletes at increased risk of ACL injuries

Female athletes endure two to eight times more anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, injuries than their male counterparts. Genes are likely a major factor, according to Dr. William Landis, G. Stafford Whitby Chair in Polymer Science at The University of Akron, and Dr. Kerwyn Jones, Chair of Pediatric Orthopedics for Akron Children's Hospital. [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]
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