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.
PEAK Surgical, Inc. today announced results from the first of its PRECISE Clinical Studies (Pulsed Plasma Radiofrequency Energy to ReduCe Thermal Injury and Improve Surgical HEaling) demonstrating that its PEAK PlasmaBlade® tissue dissection device is associated with significant improvements in post-operative wound drainage, narcotic consumption, thermal injury, wound strength and return to normal diet volume compared with the standard of care.
Kaiser Health News staff writer Julie Appleby, in partnership with USA Today, explores the impact health reform proposals could have on one part of the orthopedic device industry.
"Insurance companies, unions, medical device makers and others in the health care industry are furiously lobbying lawmakers to shift burdens onto someone else — anyone else — before they find themselves saddled with billions of dollars in taxes under new health care legislation," The Associated Press reports.
Today's headlines report on the Senate Finance Committee's historic vote on health overhaul legislation with Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, at the center of the action. But with the insurance industry emerging as a clear foe, what comes next?
ThermoGenesis Corp., a leading supplier of innovative products for processing and storing adult stem cells, said today its Res-Q(TM) 60 BMC ("Res-Q") System has demonstrated positive outcomes in its initial applications, according to its orthopedic distribution partner Celling Technologies, a subsidiary of SpineSmith, LLC.
After helping thousands of patients get their lives back through minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery at facilities in Tampa, Scottsdale, and soon in Philadelphia, the Laser Spine Institute (LSI) announces the opening of their newest medical consultation facilities -- in Beverly Hills, Ca., and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in October -- which aim to meet the growing demand for LSI's spinal procedures and provide greater convenience for local patients.
The largest annual study of patient outcomes at each of the nation’s 5,000 nonfederal hospitals found a wide gap in quality between the nation’s best hospitals and all others. According to the study, issued today by HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization, patients at highly rated hospitals have a 52 percent lower chance of dying compared with the U.S. hospital average, a quality chasm that has persisted for the last decade even as mortality rates, in general, have declined.
BioMimetic Therapeutics, Inc. today announced positive top-line results from its North American pivotal (Phase III) randomized controlled trial comparing its fully synthetic, off-the-shelf bone growth factor product, Augment Bone Graft (“Augment”), to autograft for use in hindfoot and ankle fusion surgery.
Endoscopic surgery has steadily gained in popularity since it was developed in the 1980s. Dr. Richard Siegfried has teamed with Dr. Louis Quartararo one of only a handful of surgeons who have been trained to perform endoscopic surgery on the spine.
SANUWAVE, Inc., an emerging medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of non-invasive, biological response activating devices in the regenerative medicine area, reported that scientific findings titled “Extracorporeal Shock Wave Stimulation of Osteoprogenitor Cells” were presented at the 2009 International Bone-Tissue-Engineering Congress (“Bone-Tec”) in Hannover, Germany, which was held October 9-11, 2009.
As the MetroPCS Dallas White Rock Marathon turns a fabulous forty, NexBank, a North Texas leader in banking and financial services, returns as presenting sponsor for the third consecutive year with goals to further extend the race’s annual philanthropic impact benefiting Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.
The largest annual study of patient outcomes at each of the nation's 5,000 nonfederal hospitals found a wide gap in quality between the nation's best hospitals and all others. According to the study, issued today by HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization, patients at highly rated hospitals have a 52 percent lower chance of dying compared with the U.S. hospital average, a quality chasm that has persisted for the last decade even as mortality rates, in general, have declined.
Celling Technologies, an innovator in stem cell therapy, launched its latest technology for the isolation of adult stem cells. The Res-Q device was developed by ThermoGenesis Corporation to provide an easy to use, point-of-care system to compliment their MXP system currently being marketed in the United States and several international markets.
VitalWear, Inc. (www.vitalwear.com), a leader in thermal compression medical devices announced that they have formed a partnership with XBACK Bracing Services (www.xbackbrace.com) revolutionizing the bracing and thermal therapy markets. (www.thexbackvwsolution.com)
Biomet, Inc. announced today financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended August 31, 2009.
Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that it recently acquired Creative Orthotics & Prosthetics, Inc., Custom Orthopedics of Wyoming and certain orthotics and prosthetics assets from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Encouraging everyone to “Embrace Your Inner Strength,” Kaiser Permanente has launched a campaign throughout Southern California aimed at getting teenagers, seniors and everyone in between to get serious about building up their skeletons and preventing osteoporosis.
According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, patients and surgeons are driving demand for elective orthopedic procedures.
President Obama spoke to a group of doctors in the Rose Garden Monday, the Associated Press reports. "[N]obody has more credibility with the American people on this issue than you do," he said (Babington, 10/5).
PEAK Surgical, Inc. and Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) today announced an agreement that grants the Surgical Technologies business at Medtronic exclusive rights for global distribution and marketing of the PEAK PlasmaBlade® TnA (Tonsil and Adenoid) tissue dissection device for the ear, nose, and throat (ENT) market.