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.
Navicure, a leading Internet-based medical claims clearinghouse for physician practices, today announced the addition of two Minnesota-based organizations to its client roster. Heartland Orthopedic Specialists and Fond du Lac Human Services both selected Navicure’s award-winning account receivables management solutions to improve claims management and increase profitability.
Recent improved understanding of hip abnormalities, combined with advances in diagnostic imaging techniques and minimally invasive surgical treatments are giving many patients new hope for relieving chronic, misdiagnosed hip pain.
Health Net, Inc. (NYSE:HNT) is honored to serve as a national sponsor of the 2nd National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic, to be held Sept. 20–25, 2009, in San Diego.
Pervasis Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that it completed the initial closing of a $17 million third round of financing. The proceeds will be used primarily to support the company's ongoing clinical development programs, including PVS-10200, a biologically active therapy designed to reestablish healthy vasculature following common interventions to treat peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and potentially other conditions.
SI-BONE, Inc. a San Francisco Bay-area, medical device company, announced the first ever meeting of thought leading spine surgeons to review data and develop a clinical diagnostic process for identification of SI Joint pathology, a frequent cause of low back pain.
DSM Biomedical, a global leader in biomedical materials science, today announced a major step forward in the development of a new polyethylene polymer platform intended to improve the mechanical properties and long-term stability of hip and knee implants.
Somatic Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of a second Clinical Somatics Professional Training Program this year. The program will begin December 5, and feature a convenient, innovative modular format to accommodate a variety of professional schedules.
RTI Biologics Inc. (RTI), the Florida-based processor of orthopedic, dental, hernia and other biologic implants, was awarded the 2009 Governor’s Business Expansion Award from Florida Governor Charlie Crist today.
Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Amex: CXM) today reported on preclinical findings published in the scientific journal, Gene Therapy, demonstrating that Cardium's Gene Activated Matrix(TM) or GAM(TM) technology accelerates periodontal tissue regeneration of oral implant-supporting wounds.
Somatic Systems, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SMAS) stated that they have accelerated their efforts on their projects to provide pain care services to the US Military and establish Military health insurance coverage for Somatic Systems' powerful Clinical Somatics pain treatment method.
A scientific exhibit recently presented at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) showed that by implementing a surgeon-owned distribution model, with Alliance Surgical Distributors (Alliance), three California hospitals saved over $1.0 million.
A study comparing images of the knees in people who did and didn't have previous injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament suggests that people who tore their ACLs are more likely to have a smaller ligament than do similarly sized people who have never injured a knee.
Wright Medical Group, Inc., a global orthopaedic medical device company, today announced the 510K clearance of PRO-STIM™ Injectable Osteoinductive Bone Graft Substitute. PRO-STIM™ graft is a composite grafting material that is injected through a small needle, hardens, and is replaced by the patient’s new bone over time.
According to a new market research report by iData Research, the leading international authority in medical device, dental and pharmaceutical market research, the U.S. market for spinal motion preservation devices is estimated to reach $2.54 billion by 2015. The global market for minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is also estimated to see double digit growth, with these two segments driving the overall market for spinal implants, MIS and VCF devices.
Somatic Systems, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SMAS) announced that it has released its most recent financial reports, bringing its financial reporting status current on Pink Sheets.
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has been awarded $18.4 million by the Orthopaedic Extremity Trauma Research Program (OETRP) of the U.S. Department of Defense to establish an Extremity Trauma Clinical Research Consortium.
The Dallas White Rock Marathon today announced that MetroPCS Communications, Inc., the nation's leading provider of unlimited, flat-rate, no signed contract wireless communications service, will be the title sponsor of this year’s marathon. The event will now be called the MetroPCS Dallas White Rock Marathon presented by NexBank.
Think First announced today that the Hospital of Saint Raphael’s Faculty Practice Plan (New Haven, CT) has implemented Think First’s Instant Informatics, a robust, best-practice revenue cycle tool that enables physician practices to measure, transform, and sustain organizational performance, drive up physician practice revenue, and achieve operational improvements.
Now generating more than $11 billion in annual revenues, the global orthopedics sector concentrated in Warsaw, Indiana, represents more than half the U. S. market share and more than one- third of the world's market for developing orthopedic medical devices.
Relational Technology Solutions (RTS), the fifth largest independent finance company in the U.S., today announced that it has entered into a vendor financing agreement with MAKO Surgical Corp.