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.
An MRI (Magnetic Resonance Image) diagnostic clinic is an unlikely place to expect a warm, fuzzy, friendly staff. Having an MRI is serious business, often related to traumatic or orthopedic injuries, brain diseases or dental TMJ problems.
Injured athletes who have their own enriched plasma injected into their bodies are healing faster and spending less time on the bench or on the disabled list.
SpinalMotion, developer of the investigational Kineflex® lumbar and Kineflex/C® cervical disc implants for treating patients with degenerative disc disease (DDD), today reported that it has submitted the Pre-Market Approval (PMA) to FDA for the Kineflex lumbar artificial disc
An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, is taking the first step in developing a treatment for a rare genetic disorder called fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP), in which the body's skeletal muscles and soft connective tissue turns to bone, immobilizing patients over a lifetime with a second skeleton.
K2M, Inc., the spinal device company developing innovative and simplified solutions for the treatment of complex spinal pathologies and procedures, today announced the launch of the TERRA NOVA® Minimally Invasive Access System and the SERENGETI® Disposable Kit at the North American Spine Society (NASS) 2009 Annual Conference.
Broadlane, the leading cost-management company for healthcare providers, announced today that UMass Memorial Health Care, the largest healthcare system in Central and Western Massachusetts, has renewed its supply chain relationship with Broadlane for another three years.
Kensey Nash Corporation, a leading medical technology company that provides innovative resorbable biomaterial technology for a wide range of medical procedures, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance for its first extracellular matrix (ECM) product, Medeor(TM) Matrix, from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
El Camino Hospital, the hospital of Silicon Valley, expands its minimally invasive surgical program to three da Vinci® Si HD Surgical Systems. Physicians performed more than 500 robotic surgeries over the past year and expect the number to increase in 2010 as more physicians undergo training with the enhanced equipment that allows for more minimally invasive procedures.
Osteotech, Inc., a leader in the emerging field of biologic products for regenerative healing, today announced it is highlighting three procedure-specific MagniFuse(TM) bone grafting products for different spine therapy areas at the North American Spine Society (NASS) 2009 Annual Meeting, taking place November 10th through 14th in San Francisco, California. To date MagniFuse has been used in 40 spinal surgeries in the United States
To reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in stand-alone or same-day surgical centers, the HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced the availability of up to $9 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to state survey agencies in 43 states. HAIs are infections some patients acquire when they are in a health care setting such as a hospital or outpatient clinic.
After helping thousands of patients get their lives back through minimally invasive endoscopic spinal surgery at their facilities in Tampa and Scottsdale, the Laser Spine Institute announces the opening of a new medical center in Philadelphia.
Tailwind Capital, a private equity firm focused on growing companies in the healthcare, business services, and media/communications sectors of the middle market, announced today that it has completed an investment in SDI Health (“SDI”). SDI is a leading healthcare analytics provider based in Plymouth Meeting, PA. Tailwind joins founder Andrew Kress and Philadelphia-based LLR Partners as investors in the Company.
Celling Technologies, a subsidiary of SpineSmith Partners, is collaborating with Tissue Genesis, Inc. to research potential applications for adipose tissue derived adult stem cells. SpineSmith acquired the global rights in spine for Tissue Genesis' adipose (fat) tissue derived stem cell technology in November of 2007.
Health care companies stand to gain from legislation that would expand their market to millions of new consumers, but many are also complaining about specific provisions of the House health care overhaul bill, the New York Times reports.
Access MediQuip, LLC, the nation's first and largest provider of outsourced implantable medical device management solutions to the healthcare industry, announced today that it is relocating its corporate headquarters to Lake Mary, Florida. The move, prompted by the firm's continued rapid growth, includes a major expansion of the Primera Blvd, Lake Mary office space that will open in January 2010 and relocation and expansion of the Houston facilities to the new, LEED® certified, One & Two Oak Park complex in the Westchase District.
Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced its results of operations for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2009.
SonoSite, Inc., the world leader and specialist in hand-carried ultrasound for point-of-care medicine, today announced the expansion of the SonoAccess™ iPhone® application to include musculoskeletal specialties. SonoAccess is the first iPhone application to provide physicians with a comprehensive multimedia database of ultrasound resource materials.
Bovie Medical Corporation, a manufacturer and marketer of electrosurgical products, today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2009.
Aspyra, Inc. today announced plans to demonstrate the latest release of AccessNET, the Company’s PACS product at the upcoming RSNA 2009 Annual Meeting held at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL (November 29 – December 3, 2009), Booth 3021, South Building Hall A.
Facet Solutions, Inc. announced today that it has acquired all of the assets of Archus Orthopedics. The acquisition creates an undisputed leadership position in product offerings, intellectual property and clinical experience in posterior motion preservation. "This is a win for patients suffering from lumbar spinal stenosis," stated Facet Solutions' President & CEO, Geoff Pardo. "This consolidation further strengthens Facet Solutions' position in lumbar spine motion preservation surgery, which is the fastest growing sector of the surgical spine marketplace."