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2014-04-10 23:23:43

Join us for the second of the four-part women’s health series as we travel to Greece to create awareness about orthopaedic health on Tuesday, April 15th. Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Florida Hospital Tampa is inviting women on a journey to Greece to explore a life free from muscle and joint pain as part of the Passport to Health women’s seminar series. The event is free to the public and will take place on Tuesday, April 15th, at the Tampa Palms Country Club from 6:00pm to...

2014-03-24 16:24:12

NORWALK, Conn., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that Rheumatology Network, a leading online community for Rheumatologists, offers tips to guide patients in deciding whether to opt for knee replacement surgery to relieve the pain and suffering of knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis, painful age-related deterioration of the cartilage that cushions the inside of joints such as the knee, affects some 27 million Americans. Knee replacement surgery (inserting an artificial...

2014-03-14 00:23:03

Cost to implement program approximately $1.25 per player NEW ORLEANS, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As youth participation in high-demand sports such as football, basketball and soccer has increased over the past decade, so has the number of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in teens and young adults. New research presented today at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found that universal neuromuscular training for...

2014-03-14 00:23:01

Snowboarding, skateboarding present highest risk for injuries, including concussions; findings support need for greater education, advocacy efforts for safer equipment NEW ORLEANS, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study presented today at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found that the thrill of extreme sports comes at a price: a higher risk for severe neck and head injuries. Extreme sports are gaining in popularity: skateboarding...

2014-03-14 00:22:58

NEW ORLEANS, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study presented today at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found no link between neurocognitive function and years of football play in adolescent athletes. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), between 1.6 and 3.8 million sports and recreation-related concussions occur each year in the U.S., most of which go untreated by medical professionals. Concussions and...

2014-03-13 00:24:17

Higher readmission rate for same-day joint replacement surgery; appropriate patient selection is key NEW ORLEANS, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the effectiveness of anesthesia, pain management and rehabilitation continues to improve, more orthopaedic procedures are being done on an outpatient basis. In a new research study presented today at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), same-day total joint replacement (TJR) patient outcomes...

2014-03-12 12:28:07

LONDON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN;LSE:SN), the global medical technology business, will launch its DYONICS PLAN Hip Impingement Planning System at this week's American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting in New Orleans. Unlike standard imaging tools, DYONICS PLAN is a revolutionary 3D software system that allows surgeons to visualize, assess and generate a comprehensive surgical report for each patient's unique Femoroacetabular...

2014-03-12 08:29:40

Patent Covers Bioabsorbable Device for Affixing Graft to Bone in ACL Reconstruction BATON ROUGE, La., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tesa Medical, Inc., announced today the issuance of a US patent that covers a pioneering device designed to aid surgeons performing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and to improve patient outcomes after surgery. Patent number 8,603,115 is for invention of the GraftGrab(TM), a novel device to fix an ACL graft with a single fluid motion...

2014-03-12 00:22:34

Workplace Productivity a Significant Issue for Americans Suffering from Herniated Discs ROSEMONT, Ill., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Annually, more than 10 million people experience back pain in the United States. More than 200,000 of these patients undergo surgery to alleviate pain due to a herniated disc. Surgery to remove the disc has been found to be an effective way to improve these patients' quality of life in cases where conservative treatment is ineffective, but...

2014-03-11 08:29:10

DANIA BEACH, Fla., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OrthoSensor Inc., the leader in Intelligent Orthopaedics, will be showcasing its VERASENSE Knee System products and one-year clinical outcomes in booth 6929 at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2014 Annual Meeting in New Orleans's Morial Convention Center from March 12 - 14. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131004/FL92129LOGO Data from the VERASENSE Multicenter Evaluation, including one-year clinical outcomes...