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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.
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

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 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 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

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

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]

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals reports positive results from phase IIa Frozen Shoulder Syndrome clinical trial

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced positive data for collagenase clostridium histolyticum or CCH which is being developed for the potential treatment, if approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, of adult patients with adhesive capsulitis, commonly known as Frozen Shoulder syndrome. [More]

Study challenges widely held belief that long nerve grafts do poorly

A study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery challenges a widely held belief that long nerve grafts do poorly in adults with an axillary nerve injury. Investigators found that the outcomes of long nerve grafts were comparable to those of modern nerve transfers. [More]

FDA clears Soft Tissue Regeneration’s STR GRAFT

Soft Tissue Regeneration, an early stage orthopedic device company that has developed a breakthrough tissue engineering platform used to regenerate ligaments and tendons, announced today that it has received FDA clearance to market its STR GRAFT, a biodegradable scaffold used for soft tissue augmentation and rotator cuff repair. [More]
MR-Ultrasound fusion biopsy can diagnose prostate cancer

MR-Ultrasound fusion biopsy can diagnose prostate cancer

Ground-breaking research by a UCLA team of physicians and engineers demonstrates that prostate cancer can be diagnosed using image-guided targeted biopsy. [More]

First HSS medical symposium to take place in Rio de Janeiro from Nov. 28-29

The first medical symposium in Brazil presented by Hospitalys Ortopedia in Rio de Janeiro and New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) will take place November 28 and 29 in Rio de Janeiro. [More]
Obese patients more likely to have complications after total knee replacement surgery

Obese patients more likely to have complications after total knee replacement surgery

Obese patients have a greater risk of complications following total knee replacement surgery, including post-surgical infections, according to a new literature review recently published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS). [More]
AIUM to host Ultrasound First Forum on Nov. 12

AIUM to host Ultrasound First Forum on Nov. 12

The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) will host an Ultrasound First Forum on November 12, 2012, in New York, New York. The forum will address the expanding role of ultrasound imaging as a "first" imaging examination and will be devoted to encouraging the use of ultrasound as a safe, effective, and affordable alternative to other diagnostic imaging modalities where scientific evidence supports its appropriateness. [More]