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.
Spine Pain Management, Inc. (OTCBB: SPIN) is pleased to provide a corporate overview, as well as its strategic vision, through 2011. Based in Houston, Texas, the company delivers solutions to Spinal Health Care Providers for necessary and appropriate treatment for musculo-skeletal / spinal injury (SI) injuries resulting from traumatic accidents, in an order to maximize patient recovery.
The new year promises new health care industry jobs around the country, but in some places, such as Indiana, a shortage of nursing instructors could lead to fewer trained nurses to fill those jobs.
Cardima, Inc., a medical device company focused on the diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), has received Shonin approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) to re-enter the Japanese market with its family of guidewire-based, multi-electrode PATHFINDER® diagnostic mapping catheters.
Anesiva, Inc. announced today that it was unable to satisfy the closing conditions set forth in the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated August 4, 2009, among Anesiva, Arca Acquisition Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anesiva, Arcion Therapeutics, Inc. ("Arcion") and, with respect to Articles V and IX only of the agreement, each of the Arcion stockholders listed on Schedule I thereto (the "Merger Agreement").
Anika Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that it has acquired Fidia Advanced Biopolymers, s.r.l. (“FAB”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of privately held Italian pharmaceutical company, Fidia Farmaceutici S.p.A. FAB provides hyaluronic acid-based (“HA”) products in several therapeutic areas including for the regeneration of connective and structural tissues damaged by injuries, aging or degenerative diseases.
Press Ganey Associates' 2009 Hospital Pulse Report: Physician Perspectives on American Hospitals found physicians' satisfaction with electronic medical records (EMRs) is decreasing. Many physicians actually consider this increasingly common technology to be time-consuming and fear that it may compromise patient safety.
Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. today announced the deployment of its fully-integrated electronic health record (EHR), practice management and interoperability solution, PrimeSuite®, into Palm Beach County, Florida's Bethesda Healthcare System (BHS) and its flagship hospital, Bethesda Memorial Hospital. BHS operates the 401-bed hospital as well as specialty practices that include family practice, internal medicine, cardiovascular surgery, neurology and orthopedics.
Fitch Ratings takes the following rating action on Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation, Inc. (Siskin) as part of its continuous surveillance effort:
-- approximately $5.8 million Chattanooga Health, Educational, and Housing Facility Board, TN variable-rate demand bonds, series 1990A, affirmed at 'A-'.
MiMedx Group, Inc. announced today that it has officially launched its first product, Paradis Vaso Shield(TM). In April 2009, The Food and Drug Administration cleared the Vaso Shield for use as a cover for vessels following anterior vertebral surgeries. The Vaso Shield is a permanent and transparent hydrogel product protected by multiple patents and patent applications, as well as a proprietary manufacturing process.
Access MediQuip, LLC, the nation's first and largest provider of outsourced implantable medical device management solutions to the healthcare industry, announced today that the latest release of its Partners in Focus online portal will be available to its 1800 provider customers in January.
Foundation Surgical Hospital of San Antonio today announced it has brought MAKOplasty®, a minimally invasive orthopedic knee procedure, to San Antonio.
The CyberKnife Institute at Mercy Hospital, Miami’s first hospital-based CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System, will bring new hope to patients with inoperable or surgically complex tumors when it opens its doors January of 2010.
Symmetry Medical Inc., a leading independent provider of products to the global orthopaedic device industry and other medical markets, announced today a restructuring that includes a facility consolidation and other staff reductions designed to increase operational efficiency and drive annualized cost savings.
The cost to Medicare of a patient receiving treatment at a physician owned and operated hospitals is "4.6 to 6.00% lower" than hospitals not run by physicians, according to a new study by Oxford Outcomes, an internationally respected research agency.
According to recent statistics, LifeNet Health was able to distribute 40,040 allograft bio-implants to patients in November 2009, an unprecedented number in LifeNet Health's 27-year history.
DURECT Corporation announced today positive results from a 60 patient Phase IIb clinical trial of POSIDUR(TM), a proprietary product under development for the treatment of post-surgical pain.
RTI Biologics Inc., the Florida-based processor of orthopedic, dental, hernia and other biologic implants, donated nearly 500 spinal allografts to AIC-CURE International Children’s Hospital in Kijabe, Kenya this week.
Wound Management Technologies, Inc. a rapidly growing provider of specialty medical products, announced today that its Resorbable Orthopedics operating subsidiary is moving toward productization of its patented orthopedic bone void fillers. The company currently anticipates products to be introduced in Q3 2010, to the bio-products market, estimated to be a multi-billion dollar international market.
SANUWAVE Health, Inc., (www.sanuwave.com), an emerging medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of non-invasive, biological response activating devices in the regenerative medicine area, announced that the cellular and subcellular effects of PACE™ technology were described during a lecture presented this past weekend.
Bemben's lab at the university is currently only one of four labs outside of Japan that has been working with the KAATSU-Master training system, testing the effectiveness of reducing blood flow to exercising muscle.