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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.
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 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]
Ways to help manage chronic pain

Ways to help manage chronic pain

Musculoskeletal pain of the bone, joint and muscles is one of the most common reasons for primary care visits in the United States. According to a literature review appearing in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), chronic pain, or pain that persists beyond an expected period of healing, is estimated to affect 100 million Americans. [More]
Research paper provides first evidence-based recommendations for using PRP in orthopaedic care

Research paper provides first evidence-based recommendations for using PRP in orthopaedic care

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has grabbed headlines in recent years for its role in helping some of sports' biggest stars return to play following injury -including golfer Tiger Woods, Super Bowl winner Hines Ward and NBA legend Kobe Bryant. [More]
New injectable therapy could help treat rotator cuff injuries

New injectable therapy could help treat rotator cuff injuries

For a baseball pitcher, a rotator cuff injury often means an extended stay on the disabled list for surgery and rehabilitation of the damaged tendons. But a new technology under development may stop this shoulder injury from becoming so severe that surgery is required. [More]
AAOS releases Appropriate Use Criteria covering five different treatments for rotator cuff injuries

AAOS releases Appropriate Use Criteria covering five different treatments for rotator cuff injuries

Each year, close to 2 million people in the United States visit their doctor for shoulder pain associated with a rotator cuff injury. Approximately one-third of rotator cuff tears will require surgery, with the remaining injuries benefiting from nonsurgical treatment including pain medication and rehabilitation exercises. To help physicians determine the best treatment for each patient, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recently released Appropriate Use Criteria covering five different treatments for rotator cuff injuries. [More]
Crucial role of orthopedic surgeons in diagnosing mTBI among trauma care patients

Crucial role of orthopedic surgeons in diagnosing mTBI among trauma care patients

​In the United States, approximately 1.4 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. Of those injuries, three out of four are minor TBI (mTBI)-a head injury that causes a temporary change in mental status including confusion, an altered level of consciousness, or perceptual or behavioral impairments. [More]

KFx Medical Corporation receives $29M in patent infringement case against Arthrex Inc.

KFx Medical Corporation announced that a jury in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California awarded KFx $29 million in its patent infringement case against Arthrex. [More]
Scientist receives grant to commercialize technology developed for repairing skin injuries

Scientist receives grant to commercialize technology developed for repairing skin injuries

The Chemical Alliance Zone's Chemicals and Materials Commercialization Fund has awarded $20,000 to a Marshall University scientist to help bring to market a technology he has developed for repairing skin injuries. [More]

NovoStitch suture passer now available for minimally invasive arthroscopic surgical procedures

Ceterix Orthopaedics, Inc. today announced commercial availability of the company's NovoStitch suture passer in the United States. The company's device enables surgeons to place stitches in tight joint compartments, including those in knees, hips and shoulders, during minimally invasive arthroscopic surgical procedures. [More]

Mitek Sports Medicine introduces HEALIX ADVANCE KNOTLESS Anchor with dual-thread technology

Mitek Sports Medicine, a leader in orthopaedics sports medicine and a part of the DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, announced the launch of the HEALIX ADVANCE KNOTLESS Anchor, a new suture anchor designed to provide optimal knotless fixation for rotator cuff repair. [More]

Qiaobing Xu selected as Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences

Qiaobing Xu, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Tufts University School of Engineering, was named a Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences by the Pew Charitable Trusts. [More]
Epidural steroid injection is associated with increased spinal fracture

Epidural steroid injection is associated with increased spinal fracture

Most aging adults will experience back pain or a spinal disorder at some time in their life. In fact, about 25.8 million visits were made to physicians' offices due to primary back problems. Treatment focuses on pain relief and is available in both non-surgical (medication or physical therapy) and surgical forms. [More]
Small diameter dual-thread suture anchor and new PTRC repair system launched by Mitek Sports Medicine

Small diameter dual-thread suture anchor and new PTRC repair system launched by Mitek Sports Medicine

Mitek Sports Medicine, a leading orthopaedics sports medicine company, announced the launch of the HEALIX™ 3.4mm Suture Anchor, the company's smallest dual-thread suture anchor for rotator cuff repair, and the launch of a new double-loaded minimally invasive partial thickness rotator cuff (PTRC) repair system, as part of its HEALIX TRANSTENDTM Implant System. [More]