Arthroplasty is a orthopaedic surgery procedure, in which the arthritic or dysfunctional joint surface is replaced with something better or by remodeling or realigning the joint by osteotomy or some other procedure. Previously, a popular form of arthroplasty was interpositional arthroplasty with interposition of some other tissue like skin, muscle or tendon to keep inflammatory surfaces apart or excisional arthroplasty in which the joint surface and bone was removed leaving scar tissue to fill in the gap. Other forms of arthroplasty include resection(al) arthroplasty, resurfacing arthroplasty, mold arthroplasty, cup arthroplasty, silicone replacement arthroplasty, etc. Osteotomy to restore or modify joint congruity is also an arthroplasty.
Stryker Corporation's Orthopaedics Division and OrthoSensor, Inc., the leader in intelligent orthopaedics, today announced an agreement in which OrthoSensor will provide the OrthoSensor Knee Trial, designed for use with Stryker's Triathlon Knee System.
Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an emerging specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011, provided an update on the execution of its pre-commercial and launch strategies for EXPAREL, and updated its 2011 financial guidance.
Tornier N.V., a leading global medical device company focused on serving extremities specialists who treat orthopaedic conditions of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, ankle and foot, today announced two milestone events for the Company's new SimplicitiTM stemless shoulder joint replacement system.
When tennis star Serena Williams underwent emergency treatment for a pulmonary embolism earlier this year, the world's attention was drawn to this often fatal medical condition which, although surprisingly not uncommon, is unfamiliar to most men and women.
A new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery has identified patients who are at a higher risk of morbidity and mortality when undergoing knee replacement surgery in both legs at the same time.
Researchers have discovered that obese adults undergoing surgery are less frequently developing respiratory insufficiency (RI) and adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and that when they do, they are less likely to have fatal outcomes.
Surprising results from a new study revealed that men who smoke had less risk of undergoing total joint replacement surgery than those who never smoked.
Although women generally have worse knee function and more severe symptoms before undergoing surgery for knee replacement than men, they recover faster after the operation. Men take longer to recover but, after a year, they catch up with women and there are no differences in surgery outcomes at that time.
Joseph M. Lane, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon nationally recognized for his work in metabolic bone disease, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the hospital's 28th Annual Tribute Dinner on Monday, June 20, for his innovative research on bone disease and the use of bisphosphonates in treating osteoporosis. Brian Williams, anchor of Nightly News on NBC, will serve as toastmaster.
Patients who undergo elective total hip or total knee arthroplasty at hospitals with lower surgical volume had a higher risk of venous thromboembolism and mortality following the procedure.
Tornier Inc. the operating subsidiary of Tornier N.V., a leading global medical device company focused on serving extremities specialists who treat orthopedic conditions of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, ankle and foot, today announced the introduction of the Porous Coated Affiniti Stem for shoulder joint replacement surgery.
A recent study published in the March issue of Foot & Ankle International, the official scientific journal of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society describes a possible amputation alternative for patients with neuropathic ulceration of the first metatarsophalangeal or big toe joint.
Biomet, Inc., a global leader in the manufacture of orthopedic and biotechnology products, today announced clearance of its Active Articulation E1 Dual Mobility Hip System, by the United States Food and Drug Administration.
JAMA: Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes of Medicare Patients Undergoing Total Hip Arthroplasty, 1991-2008 - "Total hip arthroplasty is a common surgical procedure but little is known about longitudinal trends," according to this study which found that "Between 1991 and 2008, the mean age for patients undergoing primary total hip arthroplasty increased from 74.1 to 75.1 years and for revision total hip arthroplasty from 75.8 to 77.3 years (P < .001)."
Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited, announced today that the company has received its first marketing approval for LIXIANA 15 mg and 30 mg tablets, by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare in Japan.
A new surgery for cervical disc disease in the neck may restore range of motion and reduce repeat surgeries in some younger patients, according to a team of neurosurgeons from the University of California, San Francisco and several other medical centers that analyzed three large, randomized clinical trials comparing two different surgeries.
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C., today announced results from the MAGELLAN Phase 3 trial evaluating the investigational oral anticoagulant rivaroxaban for the prevention of venous thromboembolism in hospitalized patients with acute medical illnesses.
Ascension Orthopedics, Inc., a world leader in PyroCarbon orthopedic devices, announces the market release of the TITAN Modular Shoulder Fracture Prosthesis. The TITAN Modular Total Shoulder System now provides a unique way to address difficult fracture procedures. The system's modularity allows the surgeon to fit patient anatomy by independently adjusting the height of the modular body and stem without need for jigs or use of cement.
LDR, a privately held medical device company offering innovative spinal implants for both non-fusion and fusion applications, announced the March 11 submission of its two-level Mobi-C cervical artificial disc PMA to the FDA. LDR is one of only two companies to have completed a two-level randomized IDE trial with two-year follow up, and is the first to submit its results.
Starting rehabilitation sooner following knee arthroplasty surgery could pay dividends - for both patients and hospitals. Commencing physical therapy within 24 hours of surgery can improve pain, range of joint motion and muscle strength as well as cut hospital stays, according to new research in the journal Clinical Rehabilitation, published by SAGE.