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.
It's not an uncommon scenario. An athlete is sailing through the air or making a quick turn when all of a sudden he or she hears a "pop" in the knee. An athlete who experiences this followed by sudden pain and swelling often receives the much-feared diagnosis of an anterior cruciate ligament tear.
FundamentalVR, pioneers of immersive training technology for the medical community, today launched Fundamental Surgery, a first-of-its-kind SaaS software platform that combines virtual reality with cutting-edge haptics (the sense of touch) to create a low-cost and scalable flight simulator experience for trainee and qualified surgeons.
Young baseball pitchers can reduce their risk for elbow injuries with better conditioning and throwing mechanics.
When the American Medical Association — one of the nation's most powerful health care groups — met in Chicago this June, its medical student caucus seized an opportunity for change.
Patients taking opioids for at least three months before spinal fusion surgery in the lower spine are much more likely to continue taking opioids one year after surgery, reports a study in Spine .
Low back pain is an increasingly widespread and expensive condition worldwide, and the World Health Organization has identified back pain as being the global number one reason for disability.
Scientists from the New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute have developed a new bone engineering technique called Segmental Additive Tissue Engineering.
Researchers have developed a bone engineering technique that uses stem cells to improve bone grafts for the treatment of bone injury or disease.
Emergency room visits for yoga injuries have increased 70% in the past five years for over 36 million Americans who practice yoga.
Vallum Corporation, a medical device company, today announced that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market a polyetheretherketone spinal interbody fusion device with a PEEKplus nanotextured surface created by Vallum's proprietary and patented Accelerated Neutral Atom Beam technology.
Insight Medical Systems has teamed up with Onkos Surgical, Inc. to explore opportunities to apply Insight Medical's ARVI in musculoskeletal oncology.
Athletes with shoulder instability injuries often undergo shoulder stabilization surgery to return to sport and perform at their preinjury activity level.
Tommy John surgery, or reconstruction of the ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow, has been dubbed an epidemic among Major League Baseball pitchers.
A Delaware team including Erin Crowgey, PhD, associate director of Bioinformatics with Nemours Biomedical Research, has published a study in the peer-reviewed journal BMC Bioinformatics, showing that DNA patterns in circulating blood cells can be used to help identify spastic cerebral palsy (CP) patients.
Researchers have shown that patients with spastic cerebral palsy (CP) can be identified using DNA methylation patterns in circulating blood cells.
Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center located in Red Bank, now offers full and partial robotic knee replacement surgery thanks to the addition of the Mako System, a robotic-arm that allows surgeons to personalize the surgical experience, tailoring it to patients' needs and anatomy.
Hip replacements relieve pain and restore mobility for hundreds of thousands of patients in the United States each year, but of the more than 400,000 hip replacements performed in the U.S. annually, about 10 percent will fail within 10 to 15 years.
President Donald Trump managed to fulfill — at least in part — two separate campaign promises this week.
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration permitted marketing of Imagen OsteoDetect, a type of computer-aided detection and diagnosis software designed to detect wrist fractures in adult patients.
Could weight loss surgery before knee replacement improve outcomes or even eliminate the need for joint replacement in severely overweight patients? A study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery aims to answer that question.