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.
Musculoskeletal Clinical Regulatory Advisers, LLC, the leading musculoskeletal consulting firm focused on regulatory, clinical, intellectual property, quality assurance and reimbursement strategy development, announced a strategic alliance with PearlDiver Technologies Inc., Fort Wayne, IN.
Versa Card, Inc., doing business as "Spine Pain Management, Inc." (the "Company"), has entered into a Medical Services Agreement with Northshore Orthopedics, Assoc. ("NSO") to open its first spine injury treatment center in Houston, Texas.
Charles L. Saltzman, MD, newly-elected president of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS), presented the results of a groundbreaking study at the recent AOFAS 2009 Annual Summer Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
TBI/Tissue Banks International, one of the nation's largest eye and tissue banking networks, and Northwest Tissue Services (NWTS), a Puget Sound Blood Center program, have entered into a partnership that will allow both organizations to more efficiently serve surgeons and hospitals that rely on them for transplantable tissue.
Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Amex: CXM) today announced that all patients enrolled in the Company's MATRIX clinical study have now completed their initial 12-week evaluation period and that it plans to provide detailed safety and efficacy data in late September 2009.
Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., an industry leader in magnetic resonance (MR) technology, reached a significant achievement in installing its 800th Vantage 1.5T MR system at Elkview General Hospital in Hobart, Okla. Elkview is using the Vantage system for orthopedic, neuro and abdominal imaging.
Cybex International, Inc., a leading manufacturer of premium exercise equipment for the commercial and consumer markets, announced today the re-branding of its research arm as the Cybex Institute for Exercise Science, with the continued mission of disseminating scientifically accurate information applicable to the disciplines of general fitness, sports performance and clinical medicine.
Emdeon, a leading provider of revenue and payment cycle management solutions for the healthcare industry, and BroMenn Healthcare System, headquartered in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, recently implemented the Emdeon Patient Responsibility Estimator(SM) solution. Emdeon Patient Responsibility Estimator is an interactive software application used by BroMenn's patient access staff to inform patients of their financial responsibility prior to care delivery.
Symmetry Medical Inc. (NYSE: SMA), a leading independent provider of products to the global orthopedic device industry and other medical markets, announced today that Brian S. Moore, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Fred L. Hite, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, are scheduled to present at the Thomas Weisel Partners 2009 Healthcare Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, MA on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 3:50 p.m. ET.
Synthes, Inc. (SWX: SYST.VX), a leading global medical device company in the orthopaedic trauma, spine, and cranio-maxillofacial markets, and Kensey Nash Corporation (Nasdaq: KNSY), a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative regenerative medicine products, today announced a strategic agreement for products developed from Kensey Nash's unique extracellular matrix (ECM) technology.
The Health Facilities Association of Maryland (HFAM) today brought together U.S. Representative Frank Kratovil (MD-1) and residents, workers and leaders from the Salisbury Rehabilitation and Nursing Center to personalize the pending effects of a proposed $32 billion federal cut to Medicare.
Black Diamond Video, Inc. (BDV) announces that Massachusetts General Hospital has selected BDV to integrate their state-of-the-art Integrated Digital Surgical Suites (IDSS) video and audio solution into their new operating rooms and vascular hybrid suites. The IDSS will enhance the quality and efficiency of care delivered by the Massachusetts General Hospital’s surgical, nursing, radiology, pathology and clinical engineering teams by providing high-resolution video routing, audio routing, multi-windowing, printing, recording and video streaming.
ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, reveals some of the processes that hospital c-suite administrators can implement to better manage the high cost of PPIs in a just-released white paper, Wasting Millions by Making Illogical Purchases Based Solely on Physician Preference: Not in My Hospital You Don't!(C).
Aspyra, Inc. (AMEX: APY), a provider of clinical and diagnostic information systems for the healthcare industry, today reported its results of operations for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009.
Forty-six uninsured San Diego County patients will receive donated outpatient surgeries and procedures on Saturday, August 22, 2009, through an ongoing partnership between Project Access San Diego (PASD), a program of the San Diego County Medical Society Foundation, Kaiser Permanente and the Alliance Healthcare Foundation. PASD mobilizes medical volunteers to provide free surgeries and procedures to uninsured San Diegans.
HealthGrades.com is the #1 doctor-ratings Web site – by an enormous margin – according to an analysis of Web traffic by Compete, a TNS Media company. HealthGrades.com, long known for its hospital-quality ratings, is the public Web site of the leading healthcare ratings company, featuring quality reports and ratings of every practicing doctor, hospital and nursing home in the country.
Advantage Capital Partners, a leading venture capital and small business finance firm, has provided $3.15 million in financing to Current Solutions, LLC, a wholesale distributor of electrotherapy devices and accessories to medical supply organizations throughout the United States and Canada. The funding, made in connection with the Texas Certified Capital Company (CAPCO) program, enabled Current Solutions to acquire Koalaty Products, Inc. and will support the company’s move from Tampa, Fla. to Austin, Texas.
ThermoGenesis has announced an expanded collaboration with Celling Technologies, a subsidiary of SpineSmith, LLC, related to the Company's bone marrow products, MXP(TM) MarrowXpress(TM) and Res-Q(TM) 60 BMC. Celling is a leading distributor of orthopedic products, based in Texas.
New studies on treating back pain from a fractured spine could call more attention to the type of comparative effectiveness research health policy experts and President Barack Obama have embraced in their quest to increase quality of care while lowering costs.
National Surgical Hospitals today announced that five of its specialty hospitals achieved the highest rankings among all hospitals in their respective states in the Consumer Reports' Patient Experience of Care Ratings that were published on August 3, 2009.