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.
WaveMark, Inc., a leading provider of real-time inventory management (RTIM) solutions for high value medical products, and St. Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta, GA today announced the use of WaveMark’s hospital inventory management solution, WaveMark CIMS™, by St. Joseph’s Hospital to manage its high value, specialty inventory. St. Joseph’s will use WaveMark’s point of use RTIM technology to track physician preference items in its Cardiac Cath and Electrophysiology (EP) labs.
DSM Biomedical, a global leader in biomedical materials, today announced the development of VitroStealth™, a breakthrough non-biofouling (NBF) coating technology. Specifically developed to combine state of the art non-biofouling properties with high durability and fast processing, VitroStealth™ coating is scratch resistant and reduces unwanted protein absorption and cellular adhesion on surfaces.
RTI Biologics Inc., a leading processor of orthopedic and other biologic implants, reported operating results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2009.
DJO Incorporated (“DJO” or the “Company”), a global provider of medical device solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management, today announced financial results for its operating subsidiary, DJO Finance LLC (“DJOFL”), for the third quarter of 2009, ended September 26, 2009.
Osteotech, Inc., a leader in the emerging field of biologic products for regenerative healing, announced today that MagniFuse PC (Posterior Cervical) Bone Graft, a new tissue-based product built upon the Company's proprietary MagniFuse bone graft technology platform, has been used for the first time in a spinal surgery in the United States.
The discovery of a multi-level arteriovenous malformation (AVM) in the thoracic epidural space can now bring relief to potentially thousands of suffers of chronic thoracic pain and progressive myelopothy. Identified as thoracic epidural arteriovenous malformation (T.E.A.M.), this particular AMV primarily affects younger women ages 20 to 40.
According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, despite controversy surrounding bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) in the US, they will be introduced into South Korea over the next year and experience double-digit growth in Australia, driving the Asia Pacific bone graft substitute market through 2013.
Teleflex Incorporated today announced financial results for the Third Quarter ended September 27, 2009.
When little Mark Blinder was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer, doctors at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital gave his parents three agonizing options: amputate the affected arm at the shoulder, irradiate the tumor and risk a second malignancy, or try a limb-preserving surgery that had never been attempted in a toddler.
Biospace med announced today that it continues to penetrate the U.S. market with its FDA-cleared ‘EOS’ x-ray imager—the world’s first ultra-low-dose x-ray technology—recently adding new customers in the Midwest and Southeast regions of the United States. In addition, Professor Georges Charpak, inventor of the EOS technology, has received the ‘Centenary Medal’ from the French Radiological Society (SFR), the esteemed organization’s highest honor.
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.