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2014-06-10 23:14:39

A Baltimore City jury awarded a Miller & Zois Client $5.2 million in a failure to diagnose ER case that lead to a below knee amputation. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 A unanimous jury in Baltimore City awarded a $5.2 million verdict for the Plaintiff in a medical negligence case on Friday, May 23, 2014. The case was brought by Kevin Tolson, Sr., a lifelong resident of Baltimore City, on behalf of himself. Mr. Tolson was represented by Laura G. Zois and Rodney M. Gaston of...

2014-06-03 08:33:57

ROSEMONT, Ill., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the past 13 years, nearly 2,000 veterans returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with injuries requiring amputations; 14 percent of those injured veterans required upper extremity amputations. To treat veterans with upper extremity amputations, scientists continue to pursue research and development of bionic arms and hands with full motor and sensory function. An article appearing in the June issue of the Journal of the American Academy...

deka robotic arm
2014-05-12 12:59:18

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it has given approval for a new robotic arm that is controlled by electrical signals from electromyogram (EMG) electrodes. The DEKA Arm System, which is reportedly the first prosthetic limb that can perform multiple, simultaneous powered movements controlled via EMG signals, had an eight year development cycle from idea to market. The arm was developed as a part of...

2014-04-21 08:25:20

MARIETTA, Ga., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG), an integrated developer, manufacturer and marketer of patent protected regenerative biomaterials and bioimplants processed from human amniotic membrane, announced today its sponsorship of Scott Rigsby, a double-amputee athlete. As part of the relationship, Rigsby will be taking his "inspire, inform, enable" message to Boston as he returns to run the 2014 Boston Marathon on April 21. Rigsby was 18 when...

2014-04-10 23:30:34

More than just a photograph, taking a “foot selfie” may alert your doctor of potential health risks. - California Podiatric Medical Association Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 In 2013 “selfie” was deemed the Word of the Year by the Oxford Dictionaries1. A selfie is a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website. Although selfies may be associated with narcissistic behavior, there is a proven...

2014-04-02 08:32:52

BURLINGTON, ON, April 2, 2014 /CNW/ - On April 2, 2014, Ottobock HealthCare Canada (manufacturer of Prosthetics, Orthotics and Mobility products) is recognizing Limb Loss Awareness Month by hosting an event at their Canadian head office. The afternoon will be interactive and will feature guest speakers such as Sam Paulos (Genium Microprocessor Knee wearer), Mike Coulter (Michelangelo Hand wearer) and Jeff Tiessen (Paralympian Athlete and bilateral upper limb amputee)....

2014-03-13 23:24:13

Unique Resveratrol formulation effective in treating the most severe complication of diabetes: foot ulcers – results of clinical trial are published. Cambridge UK (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 The French Paradox is a phenomenon that people in France, who have highest consumption of red wine per person, have the lowest cardiovascular mortality rate and one of the longest in longevity in the Western world. One of the key molecules behind this is a grape flavonoid molecule trans-Resveratrol,...

2014-03-06 23:02:31

Dr. Norman Aliga, Medical Director at Marianjoy’s Prosthetic and Orthotic Center, will offer a free presentation, "Life After an Amputation," along with Marianjoy physical therapist, Natalie Look, and Scheck & Siress prosthetist, Jason Wening. Wheaton, IL (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Advancements in the field of prosthetics have improved the function, mobility, and quality of life for those who have experienced an amputation. The Medical Director of the Marianjoy Rehabilitation...

2014-02-28 23:04:34

North American Seminars, healthclick is a national provider of Continuing Medical Education for Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Assistants. Franklin, TN (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Healthclick develops PT online continuing education courses in the United States for the Physical Therapy, Occupational professional population. In addition, Healthclick creates healthcare software applications that address specific medical needs in the worldwide healthcare community. Mobile...

Phantom Limb Pain Relieved With New Method
2014-02-26 11:47:38

[ Watch The Video: Treating Phantom Limb Pain After An Amputation ] Johanna Wilde, Chalmers University of Technology Max Ortiz Catalan, researcher at Chalmers University of Technology, has developed a new method for the treatment of phantom limb pain (PLP) after an amputation. The method is based on a unique combination of several technologies, and has been initially tested on a patient who has suffered from severe phantom limb pain for 48 years. A case study shows a drastic...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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