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2014-04-01 16:25:52

FRANKLIN, Mass., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthrosurface Inc., (www.arthrosurface.com), a developer of less-invasive joint restoration systems, performed its first hammertoe correction surgeries in February using the new, sterile and completely disposable ToeMATE system. It consists of two intramedullary bone screws, a morse-taper interlock pin and hand driven preparation tools. The product has FDA Clearance for use in small joints, thereby making it a versatile system for fusions...

2014-03-03 16:25:29

At The 72nd Annual Scientific Conference of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons FARMINGDALE, N.Y., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Misonix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSON), an international surgical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products for spine surgery, skull based surgery, neurosurgery, wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and other surgical applications, recently attended the 72(nd) Annual Scientific...

2014-02-27 16:27:25

CHICAGO, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ground-breaking cartilage regeneration isn't exactly the Fountain of Youth. But for aging boomers and athletes with aching and injured ankle joints, it's close enough, making them feel almost new again. Foot and ankle surgeons are gathering this week at the Annual Scientific Conference of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) to study revolutionary advances in cartilage regeneration for foot and ankle injuries. According to...

2014-02-27 12:28:06

CHICAGO, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Increased mobility and freedom during post-op surgery can do wonders for a patient's attitude. And a positive attitude is proven to have drastic effects on the body's ability to heal. Recent advances in foot and ankle surgery have made operations smoother and new tools have made repair work more durable. This has paved the way to an even speedier recovery--or at least one that feels faster because it's less cumbersome. Foot and ankle surgeons...

2013-12-17 16:23:02

CHICAGO, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Technological advances in ankle replacement are ushering in a new world of pain-free movement for people suffering from debilitating ankle arthritis. While once severely restricted in their activity, those who undergo ankle replacement can enjoy a complete turnaround and actively participate in life again. According to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), innovative design and instrumentation, ankle replacement surgery--also...

2013-12-09 16:26:48

CHICAGO, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Winter is here, with its frigid temperatures, howling winds and snowy, icy conditions. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) reports falls on icy surfaces are a major cause of ankle sprains and fractures and offers these tips to keep you safe this winter season. 1. Wear low-heeled boots or overshoes with good traction. High-heeled boots may be in style, but for walking on snow and ice it's best to forego fashion in...

2013-11-27 16:25:15

Protect your feet from this painful condition. CHICAGO, Nov. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the festive fall/winter holidays approach, overindulgence in holiday cheer can put your feet at risk for a gout attack, a painful condition brought on when uric acid builds up and crystalizes in and around your joints. According to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), gout attacks often occur in the joint of a person's big toe since the toe is the coolest part of the body...

2013-08-21 12:27:47

After wearing flip-flops all summer, students head back to school with painful feet CHICAGO, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The sounds of back to school season include the ringing of school bells and cash registers, the slamming of locker doors, the noisy ruckus of school hallways and cafeterias, and the moans and groans of students over tests, homework, relationships, and increasingly, their aching feet. Flip-flops are the summer footwear of choice for many students. But while these...

2013-02-13 12:26:50

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents keep a close eye on their growing children, watching for proper development and alert for any sign of a problem because small problems can have big implications. Surgeons at the Annual Conference of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) this week are conferring with one another on Pediatric Flatfoot, a childhood condition that, if left untreated, can result in permanent deformity in adulthood. Flatfoot deformity makes mobility...

2013-02-11 12:24:27

Smokers experience increased likelihood of bone healing complications following surgery LAS VEGAS, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine being on crutches for weeks following foot or ankle surgery. Imagine the inconvenience and potential loss of income. Then, imagine learning that the bone is not mending. In a study comparing the bone healing rates of smokers and non-smokers, the findings revealed that smokers took nearly 50 percent longer to heal after surgery than non-smokers and the...