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.
The Advanced Wound Management division of Smith & Nephew, Inc., a subsidiary of Smith & Nephew plc announced today that a total of 16 posters on studies conducted with its advanced wound care products were presented at this year's Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) and Wound Healing Society (WHS) meeting.
The Advanced Wound Management Division of Smith & Nephew, Inc., a subsidiary of Smith & Nephew plc invites those attending the upcoming Symposium on Advanced Wound Care to visit the Smith & Nephew booth 301, to see the ALLEVYN™ difference with its unique triple-action technology and dynamic moisture control.
The Advanced Wound Management Division of Smith & Nephew, Inc., a subsidiary of Smith & Nephew plc will launch extensions to its ACTICOAT(TM) Silver Coated Antimicrobial Barrier Dressing portfolio at the upcoming Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Spring meeting April 17-19, 2010, in Orlando, FL. The new dressings will be highlighted at the Smith & Nephew booth, #301.
Biomet, Inc. announced today financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended February 28, 2010.
Physician-Ownership Of Ambulatory Surgery Centers Linked To Higher Volume Of Surgeries - The authors analyzed data from Florida, using the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project's State Ambulatory Surgery Databases, revealing "a significant association between physician-ownership of surgicenters and greater use" of certain outpatient procedures.
When doctors become invested in an outpatient surgery center, they perform on average twice as many surgeries as doctors with no such financial stake, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Health System.
Omeros Corporation today announced that a Phase 2 clinical trial of OMS103HP, its PharmacoSurgery™ product candidate for arthroscopy, demonstrated that patients treated with OMS103HP during arthroscopic knee meniscectomy surgery achieved statistically significant clinical benefits.
The Advanced Wound Management Division of Smith & Nephew, Inc., a subsidiary of Smith & Nephew plc, is providing a web-based resource guide to medical reimbursement for its comprehensive line of advanced wound care products.
Smith & Nephew's Endoscopy Division today announced the introduction of the TWINFIX™ Ultra PK Suture Anchor, a new anchor to address wide variation in bone density and tissue quality for rotator cuff repair in the shoulder. The device is currently being featured at Smith & Nephew Endoscopy's booth at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting in New Orleans.
The Advanced Wound Management division of Smith & Nephew, Inc., a subsidiary of Smith & Nephew plc., notes the decision returned today by a jury in the patent litigation brought by Kinetic Concepts Inc. before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. In that case, the jury found U.S. Patent Nos. 5,645,081 and 7,216,651 to be infringed by Smith & Nephew's RENASYS-F (Foam) Dressing Kit, which delivers Negative Pressure Wound Therapy to patients in need.
Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics Division today announces the global launch of its VLP™ FOOT Variable-angle Locked Plating system. The portfolio of innovative screws and low-profile plates expands for Smith & Nephew surgeon customers the variety of patients who can return to an active lifestyle after orthopaedic foot surgery.
Smith & Nephew's Endoscopy Division today announced the launch of the BIORAPTOR™ Knotless Suture Anchor, a device used to repair a torn labrum in the hip and shoulder. The anchor is among products featured at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting, which began today in New Orleans.
Smith & Nephew plc, the global medical technology business, continues to deliver on its strategic priorities by introducing new and innovative products from its Orthopedics and Endoscopy business units at this year's American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.
OrthoDynamix announced today that it has received FDA clearance for its new device, ArthroSteer 3.5mm Ablator, a mono polar electrosurgical device, for general surgical use, including the orthopedic and arthroscopic applications for resection, ablation, excision of soft tissue, hemostasis of blood vessels, and coagulating soft tissue in, but not limited to the knee, shoulder, and primarily the hip.
Symmetry Medical Inc., a leading independent provider of products to the global orthopaedic device industry and other medical markets, announced fourth quarter and full year 2009 financial results for the period ended January 2, 2010.
Smith & Nephew's Endoscopy Division today announced the launch of the DYONICS™ RF System, which incorporates a compact generator with a family of probes for aggressively removing defects and smoothing soft tissue during arthroscopic surgery.
An international group of experts on Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) will assemble this week to develop a comprehensive, evidence-based consensus on the use of NPWT. The International NPWT Expert Panel is drafting recommendations for a range of NPWT indications and techniques that reflect the body of NPWT published clinical evidence.
Gentag, Inc. and The CORE Institute® are pleased to announce the signing of a license agreement to develop and commercialize a disposable wireless skin patch to allow patients to self monitor themselves in the comfort of their homes after orthopedic surgery in hospitals through the use of cell phones
Symmetry Medical Inc., a leading independent provider of products to the global orthopedic device industry and other medical markets, announced today it has entered into an exclusive five-year supply agreement with OrthoPediatrics Corp., a Warsaw, Indiana-based bio-science company that develops, designs and distributes anatomically appropriate orthopedic implants and solutions for pediatric and small stature patients.
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