Orthopedic surgery or orthopedics (also spelled orthopaedics) is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital conditions.
AlterG, Inc., makers of the Anti-Gravity Treadmill, a revolutionary technology for rehabilitation and athletic training, today launched the AlterG M300. The M300 delivers the same anti-gravity technology originally developed at NASA and found in AlterG's P200 series, only at a third of the price and with a sleek new design.
VitalWear, Inc. (www.vitalwear.com), a leader in thermal therapy medical devices announced that the San Francisco Business Times honored the company as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the Bay Area for 2009. VitalWear was ranked #17 out of 100 companies.
Researchers from Allegheny General Hospital's (AGH) Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Center for Genomic Sciences have launched dual groundbreaking studies that may help determine the cause of two common, hard-to-treat problems experienced by patients who undergo orthopedic surgery: a joint replacement that becomes infected and a bone fracture that will not heal properly.
Joseph Purita M.D., a well known Orthopedic Surgeon from Florida has announced that plans are being made with the Orthopedic Academies in Sao Paulo Brazil to present his latest findings on the use of stem cells and plasma rich platelet therapy in the treatment of certain bone and joint problems.
John Muir Health’s Walnut Creek and Concord campuses have earned a three-year accreditation with commendation as a Network Cancer Program (NCP) from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC), a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients. John Muir Health is one of only two hospitals in California and the only one in the San Francisco Bay Area to receive the recognition.
Ophthalmic Imaging Systems ("OIS" or "the Company") (OTCBB: OISI), a leading digital imaging and informatics company, today announced that it will launch two new products and improvements to the OIS EMR and OIS PM solutions at the American Academy of Ophthalmology's (AAO) 113th Annual Meeting, being held October 24 - 27, 2009, at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, CA.
Harvest Technologies Corp. (www.harvesttech.com) announced today that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approval to commence its BMAC Enhanced CABG Trial. This is a two phase 42-patient 'feasibility' clinical trial using the company's BMAC System to concentrate autologous bone marrow cells to treat patients with congestive heart failure undergoing treatment with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) Surgery.
Eighteen defendants, most of them residing in the Los Angeles area, have been charged in five indictments for allegedly participating in Medicare fraud schemes that resulted in approximately $25 million in fraudulent bills to the Medicare program, announced Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division Lanny A. Breuer, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California George S. Cardona and Daniel R. Levinson, Inspector General of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS).
After helping thousands of patients get their lives back through minimally invasive endoscopic spinal surgery at facilities in Tampa and Scottsdale and soon Philadelphia, the Laser Spine Institute (LSI) announces their acquisition of Aspen Back & Body, LLC (ABB), extending LSI's patient care capabilities into non-surgical areas for the first time.
Advanced BioMedical Technologies Inc. announced that it has completed all 60 human clinical test cases of its PA Absorbable Orthopaedic Implant Screw according to the regulations set out by the China State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA). The actual number of test cases that have been taken in is 63.
The creation of the Translational Orthopedic Research Program (TORP), a new partnership of Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) and its affiliate the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Spectrum Health, Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan (OAM), and the Michigan State University (MSU) College of Human Medicine, was announced today by officials of the sponsoring organizations who gathered at Van Andel Institute for the World Osteoporosis Day Summit, a meeting spotlighting local osteoporosis efforts.
DSM PTG, part of DSM Biomedical, a global leader in biomedical materials science, today announced the availability of Bionate® II PCU, a versatile medical polymer with built-in surface technology designed for chronic implants.
Biomet, Inc., a global leader in the manufacture of orthopedic and dental medical devices, announced today its acquisition of the assets of Cartilix, a Foster City, CA based company that has developed proprietary cartilage repair technology.
Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today that its Phase III study on intravenous ibuprofen as a post-operative analgesic was published in Volume 31, Number 9 of the peer-reviewed journal Clinical Therapeutics, distributed in October. The study concludes that patients emerging from orthopedic and abdominal surgeries required less narcotic and experienced less pain with 800 mg of intravenous ibuprofen every six hours compared to morphine alone.
Health care industry CEOs are analyzing their wins and losses in the bills being considered in Congress.
Although stem cells sounds innovative and cutting edge, this therapy has been around for quite some time. In today's advanced medical climate stem cells are being used to treat many orthopedic conditions including osteoarthritis of the hip knee and shoulder, partial tears of tendons, muscles, and ligaments including rotator cuff tears, and various back conditions including disc herniations.
Medical researchers will report findings today (Oct. 19) that demonstrate that injecting the protein lubricin into knee joints can dramatically reduce cartilage degeneration.
Physical therapists are calling for definitive vestibular screenings and assessment measures for US military service members with blast-induced traumatic brain injuries (BITBI). According to a Scholarly Opinion Piece in the September issue of Physical Therapy, the scientific journal of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), vestibular rehabilitation must be included as part of successful treatment for those who have been injured by blasts and experience vestibular symptoms such as vertigo, gaze instability, and motion intolerance.
According to a new study by Hospital for Special Surgery investigators presented at the American College of Rheumatology meeting on October 21 in Philadelphia, most lupus patients are not aware that their condition puts them at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease and a counseling program is a valuable way to promote education and lifestyle change.
Researchers have identified that Rituxan, a drug previously approved for the treatment of non-Hodgkin's B cell lymphoma and rheumatoid arthritis, can treat severe ANCA-associated vasculitis as effectively as cyclophosphamide, the current standard therapy.