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In anatomy, the rotator cuff or rotor cuff is the group of muscles and their tendons that act to stabilize the shoulder. The four muscles of the rotator cuff, along with the teres major and the deltoid, make up the six scapulohumeral (those that connect to the humerus and scapula and act on the glenohumeral joint) muscles of the human body.
Proper technique, training can prevent shoulder injuries in elite and competitive swimmers

Proper technique, training can prevent shoulder injuries in elite and competitive swimmers

Elite and competitive swimmers log between 60,000 and 80,000 meters weekly--swimming the length of an Olympic-sized pool 1,200 times--which places significant stress on their shoulder joints. [More]
Experts offer safety tips to prevent shoulder injuries when playing summer sports

Experts offer safety tips to prevent shoulder injuries when playing summer sports

Most families enjoy outdoor sports during the summer months—swimming, golfing and volleyball being some of the common ones. [More]
AOSSM presents research awards, grants at annual meeting

AOSSM presents research awards, grants at annual meeting

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 research awards and grants during its Annual Meeting, July 7-10 in Colorado Springs, CO. [More]

New arthroscopic procedure may help patients return to sports, work quicker

Repairing massive rotator cuff tears is often a tricky proposition, especially for those who have failed prior surgery. Researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day today, discussed how a new arthroscopic procedure to treat large rotator cuff tears may help patients return to sports and work quicker. [More]
Platelet-rich plasma therapy may help improve tissue healing

Platelet-rich plasma therapy may help improve tissue healing

Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant and A-Rod have all used it, but does platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) really work for the every-day active person? According to a University of Alberta Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic pilot study on patients with chronically sore shoulders published in PLOS ONE, preliminary findings say yes. [More]
Columbia Engineering professor wins grant to study tendon-to-bone integration for rotator cuff repair

Columbia Engineering professor wins grant to study tendon-to-bone integration for rotator cuff repair

Helen H. Lu, professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering, has won a three-year $1.125 million Translational Research Award grant from the Department of Defense's Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs for her research on tendon-to-bone integration for rotator cuff repair. [More]
Orthocell presents positive data for Ortho-ATI and Ortho-ACI in patients with damaged cartilage, tendon injuries

Orthocell presents positive data for Ortho-ATI and Ortho-ACI in patients with damaged cartilage, tendon injuries

Regenerative medicine company Orthocell Limited is pleased to announce it has held its inaugural user group meeting in Sydney. [More]
Study on human growth hormone for ACL tear recovery receives funding from Mark Cuban Foundation

Study on human growth hormone for ACL tear recovery receives funding from Mark Cuban Foundation

Funding from the Mark Cuban Foundation, run by the well-known owner of the Dallas Mavericks, will allow University of Michigan scientists and physicians to study how human growth hormone may aid recovery from an ACL tear - one of the most frequent, traumatic and dreaded knee injuries among athletes. [More]

OrthoSpace announces completion of financing transaction

OrthoSpace Ltd. announced today the completion of a financing transaction led by HealthpointCapital, LLC, which also includes existing investors Smith & Nephew and TriVentures. [More]
Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW to hold Clinical Update for 2015 for health professionals

Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW to hold Clinical Update for 2015 for health professionals

Arthritis is a condition that affects over 1.1 million people in NSW and over 3 million people across Australia and with an ageing population, that figure is projected to reach 7 million by 2050. Arthritis is a condition which affects people across all ages, backgrounds, men and women alike. [More]
Bone marrow stem cells significantly improve healing, tendon durability during rotator cuff surgery

Bone marrow stem cells significantly improve healing, tendon durability during rotator cuff surgery

An injection of a patient's bone marrow stem cells during rotator cuff surgery significantly improved healing and tendon durability, according to a study presented today at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. [More]
Orthopedic surgeons recommend prompt medical attention for shoulder dislocations

Orthopedic surgeons recommend prompt medical attention for shoulder dislocations

Prompt and appropriate treatment of a dislocated shoulder--when the head of the upper arm bone (humerus) is completely knocked out of the shoulder socket (glenoid)--can minimize risk for future dislocations as well as the effects of related bone, muscle and nerve injuries, according to a literature review appearing in the December issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS). [More]
Greenwich Hospital partners with ONSF to conduct research on surgical site infections

Greenwich Hospital partners with ONSF to conduct research on surgical site infections

Research on surgical site infections conducted at Greenwich Hospital in alliance with the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education examined why a certain bacteria is so common in post-surgical shoulder infections and are helping to develop tactics to control it. [More]

Dr. Ron Noy recognized as Pinnacle Professional in the field of Sports Medicine

Dr. Ron Noy, M.D. is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Sports Medicine as a result of his role as Orthopedic Surgeon with Prestige Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, located in New York City. [More]
New technology may pinpoint minor strains in body's tissues long before injuries occur

New technology may pinpoint minor strains in body's tissues long before injuries occur

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed algorithms to identify weak spots in tendons, muscles and bones prone to tearing or breaking. [More]
Opioid use does not impair reverse shoulder arthroplasty success

Opioid use does not impair reverse shoulder arthroplasty success

Taking opioids prior to reverse shoulder arthroplasty does not hamper patients’ chances of having successful outcomes, researchers have found. [More]
Activity level predicts how well patients recover from injuries after treatment

Activity level predicts how well patients recover from injuries after treatment

According to a literature review in the July issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, patients' activity level is a strong predictor for how well they will do with certain treatments and how well they recover from injuries after treatment. Patients are encouraged to ask their orthopaedic surgeon if activity level is an important factor in their treatment decision. [More]

Rotation Medical secures $27.2 million in oversubscribed Series B financing

Rotation Medical, a medical device company focused on developing new technologies to treat rotator cuff disease, today announced that it has secured $27.2 million in an oversubscribed Series B financing. [More]
NIH receives award to design biomaterial that can regenerate damaged skeletal muscle

NIH receives award to design biomaterial that can regenerate damaged skeletal muscle

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a three-year, $437,248 grant to a University of Arkansas biomedical engineering researcher to design and test a biomaterial that can regenerate damaged skeletal muscle. [More]
Scientists honored for orthopedic breakthroughs at 2014 AAOS Annual Meeting

Scientists honored for orthopedic breakthroughs at 2014 AAOS Annual Meeting

The Kappa Delta Sorority and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation presented four research awards today to scientists who are performing research that translates to improvements in patient treatment and care. [More]
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