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2014-08-19 23:00:20

Crosley Law Firm, PC has reached a confidential settlement in two different cases involving hand amputation for an undisclosed amount. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Crosley Law Firm, PC has reached a confidential settlement in two different cases involving hand amputation against Lone Star Bakery for an undisclosed amount. The two claimants, Pete Gonzales and Erik Salgado, were injured in March and May of 2011, respectively. The injuries were caused by two different machines at...

2014-08-04 08:27:45

Access to Apligraf® is Improved for Veterans with Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Venous Leg Ulcers CANTON, Mass., Aug 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Organogenesis Inc. announced today that it has been awarded Federal Supply Schedule Contract V797D-30288 with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for Apligraf®, the only product with FDA approval for the treatment of both diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) and venous leg ulcers (VLUs). This five-year contract includes an option to extend its...

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...

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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...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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