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According to the Arthritis Foundation, 66 million (nearly one in three adults) suffer from chronic joint pain and 21 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis (OA), the most common form of arthritis, which is characterized by a breakdown of the cartilage and a deterioration of the fluid in a joint. The symptoms of osteoarthritis include pain, from moderate to severe, and stiffness. Most people who have osteoarthritis are older than age 45, and women are more commonly affected than men.
Study: Knee or hip replacement surgery may increase heart attack risk

Study: Knee or hip replacement surgery may increase heart attack risk

Contrary to recent reports, Boston-based researchers found that osteoarthritis patients who had total knee or hip joint replacement surgery, known as arthroplasty, were at increased risk of heart attack (myocardial infarction) in the early post-operative period. [More]
Arthrosurface inlay implant dramatically reduces progression of osteoarthritis

Arthrosurface inlay implant dramatically reduces progression of osteoarthritis

A recent study by Feucht et al, published in the KSSTA Knee Journal, compared the Arthrosurface HemiCAP Wave implant, which is based on an "inlay" Arthroplasty design, versus an "onlay" design implant for isolated patellofemoral disease. While both implant groups showed similar improvements in function and pain scores, none of the patients in the "inlay" group showed progression of osteoarthritis (OA). [More]
Researchers examine how small wireless sensors integrated into orthopedic implants can help detect SSI

Researchers examine how small wireless sensors integrated into orthopedic implants can help detect SSI

A team of researchers, led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Eric Ledet, will investigate whether small wireless sensors incorporated into orthopedic implants could be used to detect surgical site infections. The research is supported by a $429,560 grant from the National Institutes of Health. [More]
Nuvo Research granted U.S. patent for novel topical foam formulations that use DMSO to enhance drug delivery

Nuvo Research granted U.S. patent for novel topical foam formulations that use DMSO to enhance drug delivery

Nuvo Research Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company with a diverse portfolio of topical and immunology products, today announced that the United States Patent Office has granted U.S. patent no. 9,107,823 ('823 Patent) covering novel topical foam formulations that include dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) together with certain drug actives. [More]
Scientists develop technique to rejuvenate cells from older osteoarthritis patients

Scientists develop technique to rejuvenate cells from older osteoarthritis patients

A research team at York has adapted the astonishing capacity of animals such as newts to regenerate lost tissues and organs caused when they have a limb severed. [More]
CrystalGenomics signs agreement with Dong-A ST for commercialization of Acelex (polmacoxib) in Korea

CrystalGenomics signs agreement with Dong-A ST for commercialization of Acelex (polmacoxib) in Korea

CrystalGenomics, Inc. has announced that it has signed a Sales and Marketing Agreement with Dong-A ST Co., Ltd. for the commercialization of Acelex (polmacoxib) in Korea. [More]
Leading researchers, policymakers and health professionals to discuss on obesity, weight loss at ObesityWeek 2015

Leading researchers, policymakers and health professionals to discuss on obesity, weight loss at ObesityWeek 2015

More than 1,500 research abstracts will be presented on new and emerging obesity treatments, the science of weight loss, new prevention strategies, metabolic surgery, digital health technology and public policy, when thousands of leading researchers, policymakers and health professionals gather for ObesityWeek 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California from November 2 to 7, 2015. [More]
Total knee replacements can effectively treat degeneration caused by bone deformity

Total knee replacements can effectively treat degeneration caused by bone deformity

A first-of-its kind study has found that total knee replacements can effectively treat degeneration caused by a bone deformity called Blount disease. [More]
Imperial Innovations announces launch of pre-clinical spinout company, Orthonika

Imperial Innovations announces launch of pre-clinical spinout company, Orthonika

Imperial Innovations is pleased to announce the launch of Orthonika, a spinout company from Imperial College London that is developing a novel knee meniscus replacement, MenisciKnit. [More]
Regular exercise, healthy diet may help reduce knee pain for overweight adults with diabetes

Regular exercise, healthy diet may help reduce knee pain for overweight adults with diabetes

Knee pain in older adults, often caused by osteoarthritis, usually means more visits to the doctor and also can be a harbinger of disability. [More]
New orthobiologics products can benefit both patients and surgeons

New orthobiologics products can benefit both patients and surgeons

Autografts, the gold standard of bone grafts, have several limitations. As a result, new orthobiologics products are being developed for the benefit of patients as well as surgeons. [More]
New study shows that lithium chloride could be used to treat arthritis

New study shows that lithium chloride could be used to treat arthritis

Lithium chloride which is used as a mood stabiliser in the treatment of mental health problems, mainly bipolar disorder, could be used to treat arthritis according to a new study. [More]
Futura Medical develops new generation of topical pain relief

Futura Medical develops new generation of topical pain relief

Futura Medical has developed a "new generation" of topical pain relief with two products that target more active ingredients directly to the point of pain. The new products have the potential to transform the pain relief market, according to chief executive James Barder. [More]

Anika Therapeutics announces positive results from CINGAL phase 3 trial for knee osteoarthritis

Anika Therapeutics, Inc.,, a leader in products for tissue protection, healing, and repair based on hyaluronic acid technology, today reported positive results from the CINGAL 13-02 study evaluating the safety of a repeat injection of Cingal for symptomatic relief of osteoarthritis of the knee. [More]
Exercise program for older adults with osteoarthritis may soon be covered by Medicare

Exercise program for older adults with osteoarthritis may soon be covered by Medicare

Fit & Strong!, an exercise program tailored to break the cycle of weakening and pain in older adults with osteoarthritis and developed at the University of Illinois at Chicago, may soon be covered by Medicare. [More]
AOSSM to present awards and grants to encourage cutting-edge research in orthopaedic sports medicine

AOSSM to present awards and grants to encourage cutting-edge research in orthopaedic sports medicine

In order to recognize and encourage cutting-edge research in key areas of orthopaedic sports medicine, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine will present ten research awards and seven grants during its Annual Meeting, July 9-12 in Orlando, FL. [More]

FDA accepts proposed brand name Invossa for TissueGene-C

TissueGene, Inc. today reported that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted the proposed brand name Invossa for TissueGene-C, the Company's proprietary product in development for treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee. FDA's acceptance of the proprietary brand name is subject to the Agency's final determination prior to any approval of the product's Biologic License Application (BLA) and market launch. [More]
Steady rise in obesity, excess weight also signals upward swing in chronic health conditions

Steady rise in obesity, excess weight also signals upward swing in chronic health conditions

Obesity and excess weight, and their negative impact on health, have become a significant focus for physicians and other health-care experts in recent years. [More]
ScinoPharm Taiwan, Raffles PharmaTech collaborate to manufacture Celecoxib

ScinoPharm Taiwan, Raffles PharmaTech collaborate to manufacture Celecoxib

ScinoPharm Taiwan, Ltd. and Raffles PharmaTech announced today the collaboration to manufacture "Celecoxib," a non-steroidal and anti-inflammatory analgesic active pharmaceutical ingredient (API). [More]
New tissue 'scaffold' technology could one day help produce large organs

New tissue 'scaffold' technology could one day help produce large organs

Scientists have developed a new tissue 'scaffold' technology that could one day enable the engineering of large organs. Research led by the Universities of Bristol and Liverpool has shown that it is possible to combine cells with a special scaffold to produce living tissue in the laboratory. It is hoped this can then be implanted into patients as a way of replacing diseased parts of the body. [More]
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