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.
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.
South Australian researchers are embarking on a $20 million medical and manufacturing research project which could reduce the chance of infection after orthopaedic surgery, thanks to a little help from the humble dragonfly.
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.
In a study published in the Journal of Orthopedic Research, investigators have identified urinary markers that differentiate total hip replacement patients who eventually develop bone tissue destruction, or osteolysis, from patients who do not.
DePuy Synthes, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, today announced the Europe, Middle East and Africa launch of the ATTUNE Revision Knee System, to complement the ATTUNE Primary Knee System and provide surgeons with a comprehensive solution for knee replacement. The ATTUNE Revision Knee System is being unveiled at the 19th European Federation of the National Associations of Orthopedics and Traumatology (EFORT) Congress, taking place in Barcelona, Spain.
Alpine HC Group, the manufacturer of Opera care beds and mattresses, have launched a new range of electric adjustable beds for comfort and mobility. The beds have an adjustable base for orthopedic support that enables the elderly/disabled user to sit up in bed and elevate their legs.
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.
Recent updates in evidence-based recommendations have led to changes in the use of steroid and hyaluronic acid injection for patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, reports a study in the May 16, 2018 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
A new study at Hospital for Special Surgery aims to determine if a hyaluronic acid treatment combined with an exercise program helps patients with knee arthritis more than exercise alone.
Cooking dinner one night in March, Mark Frizzell sliced his pinkie finger while peeling a butternut squash and couldn't stop the bleeding.
Mechanical engineering researchers have developed a method that could extend the life of an artificial hip by adding an array of microscopic indentations that increase the thickness of a lubricating film on its surface.