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J & amp;J Acquisition Could Give Stryker a Run for Its Money in Robotics

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:25:41 +0100

Johnson & Johnson is taking a deeper dive into the surgical robotics market through its latest acquisition. The New Brunswick, NJ-based company, through its French affiliate Apsis, will pick up Orthotaxy, a privately held developer of software-enabled surgical technologies, including a differentiated robotic-assisted surgery solution, for an undisclosed sum. J&J said the technology is currently in early-stage development for total and partial knee replacement, and the company plans to broaden its application for a range of orthopedic surgery procedures. Network with your colleagues in medtech at ADM Cleveland, March 7–8, 2018.   "Our goal is to bring to market a robotic-assisted surgery technology that is an integral part of a comprehensive orthopedics platform, delivering va...

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Etanercept Biosimilar Is Effective, Well-tolerated for Rheumatoid Arthritis Etanercept Biosimilar Is Effective, Well-tolerated for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:28:09 +0100

The biosimilar LBEC0101 is equivalent to etanercept (Enbrel) in treating patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who respond inadequately to methotrexate, according to researchers from Korea and Japan.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)



Johnson & Johnson picks up French robot-assisted surgery firm Orthotaxy

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:55:05 +0100

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) said today that its medical device business paid an undisclosed amount to acquire French robot-assisted surgery company Orthotaxy. J&J said it plans to expand the early-stage technology from total and partial knee replacements into other orthopedic surgeries as part of its bid to create a new robot-assisted platform using “enabling technologies to personalize procedures, optimize surgery and bring value to customers and patients.” “Our goal is to bring to market a robotic-assisted surgery technology that is an integral part of a comprehensive orthopedics platform, delivering value to patients, physicians and healthcare providers across the episode of care,” DePuy Synthes chairman Ciro Rӧmer said in prepared remarks. “The t...






Johnson and Johnson Medical Devices Companies Acquire Orthotaxy to Develop Next-Generation Robotic-Assisted Surgery Platform in Orthopaedics

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:08:42 +0100

PARIS, Feb. 20, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, through French affiliate Apsis S.A.S., announced today the acquisition of Orthotaxy, a privately-held developer of software-enabled surgery tech... Devices, Mergers & Acquisitions Johnson & Johnson, DePuy Synthes, Orthotaxy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)



Levothyroxine use linked to increased bone fracture

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0100

A study in theJournal of Bone and Mineral Research suggests that levothyroxine dose may be linked to the incidence of fractures in thyroid cancer patients. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)

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Impact of Bracing After Posterior Spinal Instrumented Fusion Impact of Bracing After Posterior Spinal Instrumented Fusion

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:14:47 +0100

Could bracing after posterior spinal instrumented fusion help improve pain relief and quality of life?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Blood-Loss Management in Spine Surgery Blood-Loss Management in Spine Surgery

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:14:47 +0100

Which strategies may help minimize the incidence of perioperative blood loss during spine surgical procedures?Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Purdue injected drug combination could expedite bone fracture healing

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Purdue University) Purdue researchers are developing and commercializing a targeted drug combination that once injected into a patient could speed up and improve bone fracture healing, and significantly cut recovery costs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Fractures in the pediatric emergency department: are we considering abuse? - Lavin LR, Penrod CH, Estrada CM, Arnold DH, Saville BR, Xu M, Lowen DE.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

Approximately one fourths of infant fractures are due to abuse. Recognition of abuse is important to avoid further morbidity/mortality. There is limited knowledge regarding how frequently pediatric emergency department clinicians consider abuse in infants ... (Source: SafetyLit)



Classification of scapular body fractures - Barton ícek J, Klika D, Tucek M.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study is to present, on the basis of 3D CT reconstructions of 187 of scapular body fractures, a clinically oriented classification respecting the biomechanical architecture of the scapula. METHODS: In a series of 375 s... (Source: SafetyLit)

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The socioeconomic impact of burns in Lagos, Nigeria: a one-year prospective study impact - Ahachi CN, Fadeyibi IO, Chira MK, Abikoye FO, Okpara CO.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

A one-year prospective study of burn patients presenting to the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos from June 1, 2007 to May 31, 2008 was conducted to evaluate the socioeconomic impact of burn injuries sustained by the patients. A proforma reflect... (Source: SafetyLit)



The risks of sarcopenia, falls and fractures in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus - Sarodnik C, Bours SPG, Schaper NC, van den Bergh JP, van Geel TACM.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

Fracture risk in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is increased, and the mechanism is multifactorial. Recent research on T2DM-induced bone fragility shows that bone mineral density (BMD) is often normal or even slightly elevated. However, bone ... (Source: SafetyLit)



Medical News Today: What are the symptoms of a broken foot?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0100

A look at the symptoms that can be a sign that a foot bone is broken. Included is detail on the structure of the foot and how a broken bone is diagnosed. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Cartilage cell transplantation procedure for arthritis approved by NHS

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Patients with a certain form ofarthritis have a new preventative treatment option available to them, following the recent NHS approval of a cutting-edge cartilage cell transplantation procedure. Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) has won approval to be funded across the NHS thanks to a growing body of clinical evidence - supported by Arthritis Research UK and others - that has conclusively demonstrated the considerable benefits the technique offers. How the procedure works ACI is designed to help patients who have small areas of cartilage damage or earlyosteoarthritis of the knee. These conditions can often affect younger people in their 20s and 30s, sometimes as the result of a sporting injury. The procedure sees a sample of cartilage removed from the knee, allowing doctors to grow...



Longitudinal changes in oculomotor function in young adults with mild traumatic brain injury in Sweden: an exploratory prospective observational study - Matuseviciene G, Johansson J, M öller M, Godbolt AK, Pansell T, Deboussard CN.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:36:27 +0100

OBJECTIVES: To assess (1) whether visual disturbances can be demonstrated with objective measures more often in patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) than in orthopaedic controls and non-injured controls, (2) whether such objectively demonstrate... (Source: SafetyLit)

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Epidemiology of acetabular fractures in Qatar - Ahmed M, Abuodeh Y, Alhammoud A, Salameh M, Hasan K, Ahmed G.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:36:27 +0100

This study aimed to review the epidemiological aspects of acetabular fractures treated at Hamad Medical Corporation in Qatar. The study is the first orthopaedic trauma epidemiological study in Qatar and will provide a platform to advance high-l... (Source: SafetyLit)



Patients With Gout May Be More Likely to Develop Osteoporosis Patients With Gout May Be More Likely to Develop Osteoporosis

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:41:26 +0100

People with gout face a modestly increased risk, of about 20%, for developing osteoporosis, compared to people without gout, researchers in Taiwan suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Long - Term Inhaled Corticosteroid Use May Raise Fracture Risk

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0100

Long - term inhaled corticosteroid use for COPD tied to small increased risk of hip, upper extremity fracture (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)



Follow - Up Lacking for Teen, Young Adult Cancer Survivors

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0100

Many young adult cancer survivors do not follow up properly, independent of disease type or insurance (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)



2018 Health Care Heroes finalist: Dr. Michael Greiwe

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 02:00:00 +0100

Dr. Michael Greiwe is an orthopedic surgeon with OrthoCincy and founder of OrthoLive. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

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2018 Health Care Heroes finalist: Dr. John Brannan

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 02:00:00 +0100

Dr. John Brannan is a physiatrist with Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



2018 Health Care Heroes finalist: Dr. Michael Greiwe

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 02:00:00 +0100

Dr. Michael Greiwe is an orthopedic surgeon with OrthoCincy and founder of OrthoLive. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)



2018 Health Care Heroes finalist: Dr. John Brannan

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 02:00:00 +0100

Dr. John Brannan is a physiatrist with Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)



Smith & Nephew touts results from Allevyn Life adhesive dressing hip fracture trial

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 21:30:10 +0100

Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) today released the results from a trial of its Allevyn Life multi-layer silicone adhesive foam dressing, touting that its addition to standard care protocols reduces the onset of pressure ulcers by 71% in elderly patients being treated for hip fracture. The trial was published in the International Wound Journal, the London-based company said. “Hip fractures in the elderly are a serious problem due to the high rate of mortality and complications such as pressure ulcers, which occur mainly in the sacral area. Preventive measures play an important role in increasing quality of care, reducing health costs and improving the patient’s quality of life. Our research shows that Allevyn Life is effective at reducing the rate of pressure ulcers in the sacrum in ...



Zimmer Biomet, Plaintiffs look to settle roughly 300 NexGen knee cases

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:45:49 +0100

Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) has reportedly reached a settlement with plaintiffs in a case over allegedly defective NexGen knee implants, according to court documents filed this week. The Warsaw, Ind.-based company and individuals involved in the multidistrict litigation told US District Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer this week that they’ve “reached a confidential settlement in principle that will potentially resolve the entirety of cases,” according to the documents. The settlement could cover approximately 300 cases involved in the litigation as well as a number of cases in state courts that were pending, according to the court documents. Proceedings in the litigation and any individual cases consolidated within it were stayed by the Judge, “pending the outcome and administrati...

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New Tool Measures Impact of Brachial Plexus Injury

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0100

Questionnaire measures physical, psychological effects; valid based on comparison with other tools (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)



Why People Are Swimming in Freezing Water

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:15:10 +0100

Forget dipping your toe in the deep end. In countries around the world, intrepid swimmers of all ages plunge into ice-cold waters for a thrill that can feel as sharp as daggers–and bragging rights that last all winter. Welcome to the fun and frigid world of cold-water swimming. The hobby is nothing new. It’s been around for centuries in chilly climes such as Russia and Finland, and people have been crossing the notoriously frosty, 21-mile-long English Channel without wet suits since at least the 1800s. The Coney Island Polar Bear Club hosted its first U.S. ocean dip in 1903. And while polar plunges have become relatively common, some of these swims are not for the faint of heart. Only 11 people in recorded history, for example, have completed the so-called Ice Zero: a mile-long...



For older adults with hip fractures, platform gives AGS CoCare: Ortho program local roots

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(American Geriatrics Society) With support from The John A. Hartford Foundation, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) today launched ortho.agscocare.org, a site providing resources and tools for hospitals interested in implementing the AGS CoCare: Ortho model. By helping health systems integrate geriatric and orthopedic expertise as soon as possible, AGS CoCare: Ortho seeks to improve care and lower health costs for the 260,000 older adults hospitalized annually with hip fractures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Mazor CEO: Robotics is Here to Stay

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 22:26:34 +0100

During Mazor Robotics' fourth-quarter earnings call, executives mentioned Medtronic almost as much as they mentioned their own company. And for good reason.  The company received 24 purchase orders for its Mazor X robotic system in the fourth quarter of 2017, and all but one of those orders came from Medtronic. Under a global distribution sale that occurred ahead of schedule last year, Medtronic has assumed exclusive global responsibility for Mazor X's commercial activity for spine surgery. Learn how to design a surgical robotic system from an expert in the field at BIOMEDevice Boston on April 18, 2018. Mazor CFO Sharon Levita said the global distribution agreement with Medtronic is expected to deliver significant savings to Mazor by reducing the company's full-year 2018 sales and marke...



Stryker nears closure of Vexim takeover, passes 95% ownership

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:49:41 +0100

Stryker (NYSE:SYK) said today it has acquired approximately 95.5% of the share capital of French spinal implant maker Vexim, and that it plans to acquire the remaining shares soon. The Kalamazoo, Mich.-based company said that it has since crossed the 95% threshold and that it intends to file a proposed public buy-out offer and a squeeze-out for the remaining shares in accordance with French tender offer laws and regulations. Stryker is looking to pick up the remaining shares at approximately $24.88 (EU €20) per share through its buy-out offer, and said that both the buy-out offer and squeeze-out are subject to clearance from the French stock market authority. The company said it expects the squeeze-out to occur during the second quarter of this year. Vexim, located near Toulouse, Fra...

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New Model Stratifies Patients With Long Bone Metastases

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0100

Model includes four prognostic categories with clinical consequences to predict median survival (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)



Opioids, Antidepressants Associated With Fracture Risk in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:42:15 +0100

No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)



Bisphosphonate Drug Holiday May Increase Risk of Hip Fracture

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:42:15 +0100

No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)



Study Compares Survival of Implant Combinations in Total Hip Replacement

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:42:15 +0100

No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)



Identifying and splinting bone fractures in a survival situation

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:46:55 +0100

(Natural News) The chances of you getting injured during an emergency are high, especially if everyone around you is panicking. During times like this, it is important that you keep a cool head and assess your situation carefully. People running around, pushing, and screaming can cause you to fall down and injure your arm or... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Scientists discover new link between bone cells and blood sugar level

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(KU Leuven) Bone cells do not just form new bone, they also influence the blood sugar level. Leuven scientists have now discovered a new mechanism that controls this link. The metabolism of bone cells determines how much sugar they use; if the bone cells consume more sugar than normal, this can lower the glucose level in the blood. This research may contribute to future therapies for conditions such as osteoporosis and diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Could sugar chains be the answer to bone growth in osteoporosis?

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(University of York) Scientists at the University of York have shown that altering the structure of sugar chains on the surface of stem cells could help promote bone growth in the body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Four Best Practices Outlined to Prevent Health Care Cyberattacks

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 01:00:00 +0100

Health care execs should ID potential inefficiencies in cybersecurity, ensure systems backed up (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)



Orthopedic Issue in Kids? Skip These Tests, Experts Say Orthopedic Issue in Kids? Skip These Tests, Experts Say

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 21:12:50 +0100

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America identified five procedures that may not be necessary in evaluating young patients with orthopedic conditions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Serum Sodium Concentration Linked to Cognition in Older Men Serum Sodium Concentration Linked to Cognition in Older Men

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 19:22:33 +0100

Low serum sodium concentrations are associated with cognitive impairment and cognitive decline in older community-dwelling men, according to findings from the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS) study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)

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Orthofix launches RCStim rotator cuff repair trial

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:04:10 +0100

Orthofix (NSDQ:OFIX) said today it launched a study looking to evaluate the use of pulsed electromagnetic field technology with the company’s RCStim device as adjunctive treatment to the surgical repair of rotator cuff tears. The 538-patient study, which has begun enrollment, will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of PEMF technology designed to promote bone growth and whether it can reduce the rate of repaired tendons being subsequently torn, as well as overall improvement in patient outcomes. “Arthroscopic repair of rotator cuff tears can improve pain and functional use of the shoulder but a continuing challenge is the high retear rates after repair. If PEMF therapy can prove effective in improving the patient’s ability to heal after repair surgery, this could provide u...



Widely Used COPD Meds Tied to Increased Fracture Risk

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0100

(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)



Changes in Cervical Alignment After Multilevel Osteotomies Changes in Cervical Alignment After Multilevel Osteotomies

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 05:14:48 +0100

A new study examines the reciprocal cervical changes among adult spinal deformity patients undergoing multilevel Schwab Grade II osteotomies.Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Cementation Technique and Bone Stock Preservation in TKA Cementation Technique and Bone Stock Preservation in TKA

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 05:14:48 +0100

The authors describe a cementation technique in total knee arthroplasty that will help preserve additional bone stock.Current Orthopaedic Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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EHRs Not Sufficient to Ensure Success in Value - Based Care

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 01:00:00 +0100

EHRs do not necessarily capture information needed; interoperability is poor, analytics are incomplete (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)



Avalon NeoMTA Plus ® Named Top Endodontic Reparative Cement for Fourth Straight Year

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 19:00:00 +0100

Easy-mixing, versatile, yet highly affordable bioceramic again honored by THE DENTAL ADVISORHOUSTON, TEXAS, February 7, 2018 —Avalon Biomed, a division of NuSmile Ltd., announced today that its Avalon NeoMTA Plus has been named “Top Product” for the Endodontic Reparative Cement category by THE DENTAL ADVISOR for the fourth consecutive year.“We’re thrilled to have THE DENTAL ADVISOR’s expert group of clinical advisors bestow this prestigious honor on Avalon NeoMTA Plus four years in a row,” said Mark Binford, Avalon Biomed Senior Vice President. “We pride ourselves on this breakthrough product’s ability to offer endodontist s and general dentists a combination of versatility, ease of use, and remarkable affordability they simply can’t get from any other dental bioceramic...



Routine CT scans may help determine risk of fracture

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 18:48:28 +0100

Collecting bone mineral density measurements from routine CT scans of elderly...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT detects frailty and predicts survival in elderly Blunt abdominopelvic trauma algorithm cuts CT use in ER Ultralow-dose CT successfully detects fractures Data from CTC scans improve osteoporosis screening CT scans do double duty as osteoporosis test (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Boy with bone disease can break bone just sneezing

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 18:32:33 +0100

Harry Titley (left), who suffers from Brittle Bone Disease, had broken three bones before he'd left the womb. The disease means that he could break a rib from sneezing, or even a cuddle (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Zimmer Biomet loses bid to dismiss metal-on-metal hip cases

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:02:22 +0100

Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) last Thursday lost two bids looking to dismiss claims in cases over alleged faults in metal-on-metal hips including an increased risk of metallosis, according to court documents. Motions for summary judgement related to the Taper, ReCap and metal-on-polyethylene devices and motions for summary judgement relating to state-of-the-art defense were denied by US District Judge Robert Miller Jr., according to the documents. The dismissal of the state-of-the-art defenses came after the court said that examining and synthesizing state-of-the-art law in 19 different states would “indefensibly slow the process in this docket,” according to court docs. “Any such undertaking would indefensibly slow the process in this docket, which is now in its sixth year, ...

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Personal Health: A Perfect Storm for Broken Bones

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:05:01 +0100

Untreated osteoporosis could spawn an epidemic of bone fractures, hospital and nursing home admissions, even premature deaths. (Source: NYT Health)



£ 1.6 million study will determine how bone size, shape and structure contributes towards arthritis and other musculoskeletal diseases

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 06:00:00 +0100

How the size, shape and structure of bones and joints contribute towards the development of common age-related diseases such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis will be investigated by an international research team thanks to a £ 1.6 million Wellcome Trust award. (Source: University of Bristol news)



£ 1.6M study will determine how bone size, shape and structure contributes towards arthritis and other musculoskeletal diseases

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 06:00:00 +0100

How the size, shape and structure of bones and joints contribute towards the development of common age-related diseases such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis will be investigated by an international research team thanks to a £ 1.6 million Wellcome Trust award. (Source: University of Bristol news)



Preoperative KOOS and SF-36 scores linked to risk of symptomatic knee OA after ACL reconstruction

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 15:00:36 +0100

A study published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that lower preoperative Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) and SF-36 scores may be linked to increased risk of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA) after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)



Distal tibial allograft reconstruction and Latarjet may offer similar outcomes for recurrent anterior shoulder instability

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:56:42 +0100

According to a study published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine, fresh distal tibia allograft (DTA) reconstruction and the Latarjet procedure may offer similar outcomes for recurrent anterior shoulder instability.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)

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" Running two rooms " may be safe for certain arthroplasty procedures

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:53:32 +0100

A study published online in The Journal of Arthroplasty suggests that "running two operating rooms" may not compromise patient safety or outcomes for hip or knee arthroplasty procedures.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)



More than one in ten NSAID users may exceed recommended daily limits

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:47:57 +0100

Data from a study published online in the journal Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety suggest that many NSAID users exceed the daily recommended limits of such drugs.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)



2018-2019 Sports Medicine Research Fellowship at Rush University Medical Center – Dr. Nikhil Verma

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 23:28:11 +0100

(Source: Orthogate - Latest News)



Atlanta Dream expands partnership with Emory Healthcare

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 19:49:54 +0100

The Atlanta Dream named Emory Healthcare its official team health-care and sports medicine provider.   Now the team will have access to the Emory Sports Medicine Complex in Brookhaven, which the health system built in partnership with the Atlanta Hawks.  The Dream will work with Emory's Sports Medicine, Orthopedics and Spine Center physicians and the rest of Emory Healthcare. Emory is also prov iding a team doctor and full-time athletic trainer. “We are excited to continue to build on our relationship… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)



Health Tip: Signs You Need Rotator Cuff Surgery

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 07:02:13 +0100

-- The rotator cuff is a collection of tendons and muscles that surround the shoulder. It's common for athletes -- for example, baseball pitchers -- to injure this area. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons mentions symptoms that indicate... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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Routine imaging scans may predict fracture risk in older adults

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Wiley) Routine body CT scans may help clinicians estimate an individual's risk of future osteoporotic fracture, according to new study results published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Poll: Personal Beliefs Shouldn ’ t Allow Doctors to Refuse to Treat

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 01:00:00 +0100

Majority surveyed don't believe health care workers should be able to refuse services based on beliefs (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)



Medical News Today: What is a tailor's bunion?

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:00:00 +0100

A look at tailor's bunion, condition resulting in a swollen bump on the outside of the foot. Included is detail on the symptoms and the outlook. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



What you should know about knee instability and dislocations in young athletes

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:24:08 +0100

Pain in the kneecap (patella) is very common in young athletes. It’s estimated that up to 15% of adolescents get some degree of patellofemoral pain. Most can be treated with rest, ice, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and sometimes rehab exercises. But instability of the patella — known as patellofemoral instability — is relatively less common, and more worrisome for children and adolescents. The term “patellofemoral instability” can refer to either a traumatic injury in which a person dislocates their patella, or just general instability in the knee that a person may feel or a physician may observe upon examination. In both cases, it’s important the individual receives the proper treatment in order to avoid long-term damage. Thriving talked to Dr. Matthew Milewsk...



Smith & Nephew looks to $160m cost-cutting as 2017 earnings top estimates

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 14:08:55 +0100

Perhaps seeking to stave off a hedge fund’s carveout push, Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) today revealed a cost-cutting program it hopes will pare $160 million from its annual operating budget and posted 2017 results that beat earnings expectations. Last year Elliott Management took out a stake in the British orthopedic and wound care firm, leading to speculation that Elliott founder Paul Singer would push to break the company apart. This morning CEO Olivier Bohuon, who’s slated to step down at the end of the year, told analysts that a breakup is not in the cards. “We are not newborn babies, we have worked on pipeline management for some time. If we have this set-up, then that’s because we are happy with it,” Bohuon said, according to the Telegraph. Smith & ...

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Primer Course in Diagnosis Bone Lesions 16 May 2018

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 09:26:36 +0100

This one day course aims to provide a primer for dealing with non-traumatic bone lesions.  Each subject will be introduced with a short overview of typical imaging features, followed by the review of multiple cases of the same pathology in its various guises.  The differential diagnosis will be outlined.  This course aims to give a grounding in how to approach bone lesions for all specialities looking at bone radiographs.  The main emphasis will be  on radiographic appearances but other imaging modalities will be included. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)



Fixing broken bones for good: 3D-printed ceramic implant holds bones together before transforming into actual, natural bone

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 21:20:27 +0100

(Natural News) You may know of 3D printing as a revolutionary new solution for prototyping and small-scale production in industries such as manufacturing, but it can also be beneficial in other areas. Researchers in Australia have shown just that, as they have completed a new study that uses 3D-printed ceramic implants to heal bone injuries... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



Rheumatologist shortage looms amid surging patient demand

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 21:04:12 +0100

(Reuters Health) - A growing number of patients are seeking care from rheumatologists for chronic health problems like arthritis, back pain and osteoporosis, just as the supply of specialists is shrinking, two new studies suggest. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Expenditures Rising for Treating Obesity - Related Illness in U.S.

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0100

Proportion of medical expenditures for obesity - related illness varies widely by state (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)



How to Make Medical Devices Like a Magician

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 17:30:22 +0100

John Crombie has a few tricks up his sleeve and this magician isn't afraid to reveal his secrets. During a product development workshop at MD&M West this week, Crombie explained how to apply the art of magical illusion to your next product development project. First, Crombie performed what is known as the Penna coin trick in which he showed his spectators a glass that had a piece of rubber covering the top and secured with a rubber band a quarter on top. He then asked an audience volunteer to push down on the quarter with his finger, giving the illusion that the coin had passed through the piece of rubber into the sealed glass. "What happened and what you saw are disconnected. What you saw perceived as a quarter going through this material," Crombie said.  Of course, that's not actua...

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Planmed adds features to its Verity CBCT scanner

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 16:44:23 +0100

Mammography and orthopedic imaging firm Planmed has launched an upgraded version...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA clears Planmed's 2D digital mammography system FDA clears Planmed's Verity for maxillofacial imaging Planmed inks Verity distribution pact Planmed's Verity receives Health Canada license Planmed, Merry X-Ray ink CT distribution deal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Rare bone loss disorder new treatment may be helpful for osteoporosis

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0100

New first-line treatment developed to treat severe bone loss may open door to advances in age-related osteoporosis treatment, according to a study published inMolecular Cell.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)



Diet may be linked to fracture risk and bone ageing

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0100

A study in mice, published in theJournal of Bone and Mineral Research, suggests that a poor diet may be linked to alterations in bone structure and behaviour, leading to an increased risk of fractures. Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)



Tackling the Trouble Timeline

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 21:07:11 +0100

After devices enter the market, it is typical for manufacturers to monitor incidents and complaints and to determine if there are performance issues that are occurring at a greater than expected rate— that expected rate having been previously judged to be below an acceptable threshold. Or, an acceptable rate judgment might be newly made, especially for unanticipated problems. What, then, must follow is a sequence of steps related to investigation, determining a fix if indicated, and rolling out that fix. There must also be an ongoing consideration about what, if anything, to do about product already in use or in the pipeline. All of these technical and business decisions have a time element associated with them that must also be managed, with the general objective to move as quickly as ...



Study: Long-term use of inhaled corticosteroids may heighten risk of bone fractures in COPD patients

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 20:03:19 +0100

Researchers reported this month that in men and women with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, long-term use of inhaled corticosteroids may be linked to an increased risk of bone fractures. Previous research has shown that the inhaled drugs, used to treat COPD, impact bone mineral density based on the dose of the corticosteroid, especially in post-menopausal women. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Study: Long-term use of inhaled corticosteroids may heighten risk of bone fractures in COPD patients appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)

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Medtech Must Move Beyond the Device to Bring More Value to Health Systems

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 19:21:21 +0100

  As value-based care becomes more prevalent in the U.S. healthcare model, health systems are focused more than ever on achieving better outcomes, efficiencies, and patient experience. To help health systems meet their triple aim goals, suppliers recognize that they must move “beyond the device” and bring more value to health systems. That value is defined as broader capabilities and solutions that help health systems address their business challenges, including operational and supply chain inefficiencies, readmissions, infection risk, and clinical variation.   Collaboration based on shared goals can be the key to success for both health systems and innovative suppliers when they combine their expertise, knowledge, and capabilities to improve the performance within the health system...



Oswestry ORLAU Gait Course 27-29 June 2018

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:30:01 +0100

This course will provide a unique insight into why we walk the way we do. It will provide a mixture of lectures, practical workshops and patient case studies in small groups to help the delegates understand and interpret both 2-D video vector analysis and 3-D gait analysis. A multi-disciplinary approach will give participants an awareness of how gait analysis can then guide our management of mobility problems to improve patient outcomes. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)



Medical News Today: What is pectus carinatum and can it be treated?

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:00:00 +0100

Learn all about pectus carinatum, also known as pigeon chest, where the breastbone pushes forward. We look at the symptoms and treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Over-training osteoporosis

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 06:57:15 +0100

Bobby Clay reveals how over-training led her to develop osteoporosis but she's now back running. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



Subcrestal Iliac-Screw Subcrestal Iliac-Screw

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 05:14:48 +0100

The authors describe a modified iliac-screw insertion technique to improve surgical ease and cost while reducing potential complications.Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Biologics, Osteotomy, and Cartilage Restoration in the Knee Biologics, Osteotomy, and Cartilage Restoration in the Knee

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 05:14:48 +0100

What are the best knee joint preservation strategies for young and athletic patients with complex knee pathology?Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Terminally Ill People Want More Access to Experimental Treatments. Here ’s Why Doctors Are Pushing Back

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 19:15:42 +0100

Doctors and medical ethicists are criticizing a bill supported by President Donald Trump that would allow people with fatal illnesses to have access to drugs not yet approved by federal authorities. “Right to Try” is a policy that Trump mentioned during his State of the Union Address on Jan. 30. “People who are terminally ill should not have to go from country to country to seek a cure — I want to give them a chance right here at home,” he said. “It is time for the Congress to give these wonderful Americans the ‘right to try.'” Right-to-try laws have passed in some 38 states. While no one wants to argue against giving potentially beneficial drugs to people who need them, not everyone in the medical community is convinced a national right-to-...



Patients to Address Court in Doctor's Opioid Kickback Scheme

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 16:34:00 +0100

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Victims of a scheme in which a doctor prescribed them a highly addictive opioid spray in exchange for kickbacks are expected to tell a federal judge how their lives were affected, including stories of overdoses, monthslong withdrawals, weight loss and broken bones from falling while on the powerful drug. Jerrold Rosenberg told one patient, "Stop crying, you're acting like a child," when she complained of severe side effects, which included losing 40 pounds and repeated vomiting for years, according to an excerpt of grand jury testimony filed by prosecutors in the case. Thursday's hearing before U.S. District Judge Jack McConnell is scheduled to help him determine the severity of Rosenberg's crimes, including the number of victims. Rosenberg pleaded guilt...



Medical office building in works for new Alabama hospital campus

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 14:40:21 +0100

A medical office building is in the works for a new hospital in Lauderdale County. RCCH Healthcare Partners and Rendina Health Care Real Estate have broken ground on a nearly 72,000-square-foot building on the North Alabama Medical Canter hospital campus, which is currently under construction in Florence. The new 263-bed medical center is replacing the Eliza Coffee Memorial Hos pital by the end of this year. The new office building will house NAMC and the North Alabama Bone& Joint Clinic. “This… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)

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Incidence of acute trauma on hand and wrist: a retrospective study - Junqueira GDR, Lima ALM, Boni R, Almeida JC, Ribeiro RS, Figueiredo LA.

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:42:48 +0100

OBJECTIVES: A retrospective statistical data gathering of wrist and hand complaints assisted over two years in the orthopedic emergency department of a regional referral hospital, seeking to know the profile of these patients. METHODS: Information ... (Source: SafetyLit)



Effects of orthopedic insoles on static balance of older adults wearing thick socks - Ma CZ, Wong DW, Wan AH, Lee WC.

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:42:48 +0100

BACKGROUND: The wearing of socks and insoles may affect the ability of the foot to detect tactile input influencing postural balance. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate whether (1) thick socks adversely affected the elderly postur... (Source: SafetyLit)



Orthopaedics injuries in male professional football players in Brazil: a prospective comparison between two divisions - Arliani GG, Lara PHS, Astur DC, Pedrinelli A, Pagura JR, Cohen M.

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:42:48 +0100

The objective of this study was to compare the two main divisions (A1 and A2) of the S ão Paulo Football Championship and to perform a correlation analysis of the variables ... (Source: SafetyLit)



Health Tip: X-Ray Suggestions for Parents

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 07:00:28 +0100

-- X-rays have led to countless improvements in diagnosing and treating broken bones and other conditions. But they're not without risks. Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says such risks are " small when compared to the benefits that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Long-term usage of inhaled corticosteroids may increase risk of bone fractures in patients with COPD

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(American College of Chest Physicians) A study published in the February journal CHEST ® suggests long-term inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in patients with COPD may increase risk of bone fractures in both men and women. Previous studies have suggested that ICS negatively impacts bone mineral density in a dose-dependent fashion, particularly affecting postmenopausal women, but it has been unclear whether these effects translate to bone fractures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Teamwork and toughness: Living with cerebral palsy

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 16:16:24 +0100

Growing up in Querétaro, Mexico, María was an exceptionally bright and inquisitive child. At just 18 months old, she spoke at the level of a 6-year-old, and could even sing the tongue-twisting “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” song. Her parents marveled at her intelligence at such a young age, but there was something in her development that seemed off. “At 1 year, she wasn’t crawling well and had difficulty standing,” her mother, María José, recalls. “She hadn’t learned to walk by 18 months, and she would crawl by pulling her two legs at the same time — like a little bunny.” Her parents knew that something was wrong, so they took her to see a pediatrician in their home country of Mexico. A diagnosis of cerebral palsy They would come to find that María had cerebra...



Anika collabs to develop injectable stem cell therapy for osteoarthritis

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 13:32:59 +0100

Anika Therapeutics (NSDQ:ANIK) has inked an agreement with the Institute of Integrative Biology at the University of Liverpool to develop an injectable mesenchymal stem cell therapy to treat osteoarthritis. As a result of the three-year research collaboration, the group hopes to have a lead candidate that it can take into clinical trials. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Anika collabs to develop injectable stem cell therapy for osteoarthritis appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)



Potential new target for reducing osteoporosis risk in men

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0100

Researchers have identified a new regulator of vitamin D metabolism that could be targeted to reduce the risk of osteoporosis in men undergoing prostate cancer therapy, according to a study published in theJournal of Molecular Endocrinology.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)



Foot-Strike Technique and the Neuromechanics of the Foot Foot-Strike Technique and the Neuromechanics of the Foot

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 05:14:58 +0100

In what ways do rearfoot and forefoot techniques affect the mechanical function of the longitudinal arch during running?Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Science experiments on the space station: Innovative “bone glue” may stimulate bone growth, treat osteoporosis

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 21:01:49 +0100

(Natural News) Gradual bone loss is a serious side effect that astronauts must endure during protracted spaceflights. This is due to the absence of gravity. Without gravity, bone regeneration undergoes a significant reduction while bone resorption increases. Scientists have been attempting to find a solution to this grave health issue for years, and they may... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Perioperative Duloxetine + Etoricoxib for Lumbar Laminectomy Perioperative Duloxetine + Etoricoxib for Lumbar Laminectomy

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 05:04:51 +0100

This study evaluated the combination of a selective COX-2 inhibitor and an SSRI for reduction of postoperative pain after spine surgery.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)



Can New CEO Save Zimmer Biomet?

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 20:15:53 +0100

Bryan Hanson knew when he accepted the job of CEO of Zimmer Biomet in December that he had a tall order to fill. The company has struggled with quality control and supply chain problems since December 2016, which has created investor frustration that ultimately led to former CEO David Dvorak's resignation last July. In his six weeks on the job, Hanson said he has come to realize that the company's current challenges are even more complex than he had anticipated. But during the company's fourth-quarter earnings call this week, MD+DI identified five reasons that Zimmer Biomet could make a comeback under Hanson's leadership. Learn about smart manufacturing at the MD&M West Conference & Expo, February 6-8, 2018, in Anaheim, CA. Use promo code "MDDI" for 20% off conference registrat...



Will Zimmer Be Medtech ’s Comeback Kid of 2018?

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 20:15:53 +0100

Bryan Hanson knew when he accepted the job of CEO of Zimmer Biomet in December that he had a tall order to fill. The company has struggled with faces quality control and supply chain problems since December 2016, which has created investor frustration that ultimately led to former CEO David Dvorak's resignation last July. In his six weeks on the job, Hanson said he has come to realize that the company's current challenges are even more complex than he had anticipated. But during the company's fourth-quarter earnings call this week, MD+DI identified five reasons that Zimmer Biomet could make a comeback under Hanson's leadership. Learn about smart manufacturing at the MD&M West Conference & Expo, February 6-8, 2018, in Anaheim, CA. Use promo code "MDDI" for 20% off conference re...



Inspired Medicine: Getting Patients to Make Healthy Changes Inspired Medicine: Getting Patients to Make Healthy Changes

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 19:14:48 +0100

Physicians must lead a change in culture, inside and outside of their practices, according to Dr Bert Mandelbaum.Medscape Orthopedics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Finland ’ s BBS-Bioactive Bone Substitute plans $10m IPO

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:45:57 +0100

BBS-Bioactive Bone Substitutes said today that’s its planning for an initial public offering later this year it hopes will bring in some $10 million. Oulu, Finland-based BBS said it plans to list 1.5 million shares at €5.50 apiece beginning Feb. 5 for gross proceeds of €7.7 million, or roughly $9.6 million. The shares, due to trade on the First North Finland and NASDAQ First North Sweden exchanges, would represent about 23.9% of BBS’s total shares if the flotation is fully subscribed. Based on proteins extracted from reindeer bone, BBS’s Artebone is designed to be injected to the site of a bone fracture or defect to promote natural healing, the company said. Proceeds from the IPO are slated for completion of the application processes for both CE Mark in the European...

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Judge grants class certification in lawsuit over Medtronic ’ s Infuse

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 15:36:47 +0100

A federal judge in Minnesota yesterday granted class certification to an investors’ lawsuit brought against Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) over its Infuse bone-growth protein, a little more than a year after an appeals court revived the case. Approved in 2002 for use in spinal fusion surgery, Infuse at one point had annual sales of nearly $1 billion. The bone-grafting product has since been linked to abnormal bone growth, certain cancers and male reproductive problems. Fridley, Minn.-based Medtronic has been accused of not only downplaying the product’s risks but also promoting it for off-label use. This lawsuit accuses Medtronic of concealing the negative side effects of Infuse. The plaintiffs claim that investors bought Medtronic shares based on the misrepresentations and were subseque...