Arthroscopy (also called arthroscopic surgery) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which an examination and sometimes treatment of damage of the interior of a joint is performed using an arthroscope, a type of endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision. Arthroscopic procedures can be performed either to evaluate or to treat many orthopaedic conditions including torn floating cartilage, torn surface cartilage, ACL reconstruction, and trimming damaged cartilage.
Outcomes after surgery have always been difficult to determine. Now a new case study on more than 500 hip procedures highlights that complication rates may be even higher than previous reports, say researchers presenting at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day in Chicago, IL.
Roughly a quarter of recreational skiers who tear their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) while hitting the slopes can be successfully treated without surgery, according to a new study.
Rush University Medical Center is conducting the nation's first clinical study of an innovative stem cell drug, Cartistem, to repair knee cartilage damaged by aging, trauma or degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis.
For many years, the use of computer-assisted navigation has been touted as improving the positioning, sizing and alignment of replacement knee joints, resulting in greater durability of joints and overall improvement in patient movement. However, new research published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) found no difference in knee function, alignment or durability/survivorship between joints positioned and completed with the help of computer navigation, and those replaced with conventional total knee arthroplasty (TKA) procedures.
Research shows that radiographs and computed tomography cannot replace arthroscopy for the diagnosis of unstable and displaced fractures of the scaphoid wrist.
Minimizing traction weight during hip arthroscopy in the lateral position may protect against sciatic nerve injury, report US surgeons.
DePuy Mitek, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of orthopaedic sports medicine products and soft tissue repair devices, announced the launch of ENDURANCE Hip Solutions, a new system of instruments and devices that marks the company’s entry into the rapidly growing field of hip arthroscopy.
Omeros Corporation today announced that it has filed an Investigational New Drug Application (IND) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate clinical trials evaluating OMS824, the Company's lead compound from its phosphodiesterase 10 (PDE10) program for schizophrenia and other cognitive disorders.
Omeros Corporation today reported the completion of enrollment in the first of two planned Phase 3 clinical trials evaluating OMS103HP in patients undergoing arthroscopic partial meniscectomy surgery.
Two recent studies in the July issues of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) looked at surgical site infections and hyperglycemia, the technical term for high blood glucose, or high blood sugar.
Measurements of gait and lameness after arthroscopy in dogs show no evidence that either intra-articular bupivacaine or morphine provide an analgesic effect in the immediate postoperative period, despite bupivacaine having some effect on pain, report researchers.
The Swiss company VirtaMed AG is launching ArthroS, a new virtual reality training simulator for knee arthroscopy.
Medical Vision AB today announced the launch of their new technology Double® Pump RF, an arthroscopy pump that adjusts flow and pressure automatically when a Shaver or an RF system is in use. Suction is simultaneously directed through the Shaver or RF handpiece to improve the functionality of these systems.
Leading healthcare publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) today announced the release of the iPad eBook version of the recently published The Cowboy's Companion: A Trail Guide for the Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgeon, written by Dr. Stephen Burkhart. LWW is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals, and pharmacy.
Below are highlights of orthopaedic research studies appearing in the April 18th issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS), as well as the issue's full Table of Contents.
Omeros Corporation, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing and commercializing products targeting inflammation, coagulopathies and disorders of the central nervous system, today announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2011.
Smith & Nephew today announced the launch of its innovative, single-use DYONICS PLATINUM Series Shaver Blades which deliver superior arthroscopic resection, debris evacuation and sharpness.
Biomet, Inc. announced today preliminary financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended May 31, 2011.
Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery have found that in comparison to open surgery, arthroscopic treatment of a common hip problem that leads to arthritis produces similar outcomes in terms of repairing structural problems in most patients.