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2014-04-02 16:26:15

Procedures that restore mobility and enhance quality of life continue growth; new study supports existing projections ROSEMONT, Ill., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study appearing in the April issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) showed that the economic downturns in the 2000s did not substantially influence the national growth trends for hip and knee arthroplasty in the United States. The new data support the authors' existing projections--made in 2007--that...

2014-03-13 12:29:08

Findings from large study of hip and knee surgical site infections published in The Journal of Arthroplasty GREENSBORO, N.C., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A large study of infections following knee and hip replacement surgery found that the use of AQUACEL(®) Ag SURGICAL cover dressing reduced post-operative joint infections by 76 percent, which study investigators estimate could save the U.S. healthcare system $375 million annually. Study results were published in The Journal of...

2014-03-12 23:24:45

Steven W. Meier, MD, explains the recent findings that shoulder arthroplasty, or replacement, can help treat patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 A study published recently in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery shows that shoulder replacement surgery is an effective option for reducing pain and improving range of motion in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The researchers conducting the study found that pain decreased from moderate or...

2014-03-03 23:24:41

OrthAlign, Inc., a privately held U.S.-based medical device company, today announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Lima France for its Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) technology, KneeAlign®. Aliso Viejo, CA (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 OrthAlign, Inc., a privately held U.S.-based medical device company, today announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Lima France for its Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) technology, KneeAlign®. Approximately...

2014-02-18 23:26:37

OrthAlign, Inc., a privately held U.S.-based medical device company, today announced that it has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Biomet Japan for its Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) technology, KneeAlign®. Additionally, on December 24, 2013, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (JMHLW) approved KneeAlign® for use with Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) surgeries in Japan. Aliso Viejo, CA (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 OrthAlign, Inc., a privately held...

2014-01-16 23:03:36

International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR) and the European Knee Associates (EKA) bring together the global orthopaedic community for the first-ever worldwide congress dedicated to joint arthroplasty, The World Arthroplasty Congress, 16-18 April 2015 in Paris, France. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 Fulfilling the need for enhanced global education in orthopaedics, the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR) and the European Knee Associates (EKA) will...

2014-01-16 08:27:04

Market Will See Strong Growth Driven Primarily by New Product Launches, According to Millennium Research Group TORONTO, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the global market for spinal nonfusion devices will almost triple in size through 2022, surpassing $1.6 billion. This market will be driven largely by emerging products and approvals, as well as high growth in emerging regions,...

2014-01-06 23:22:32

OrthAlign, Inc., a privately held medical device company, today announced that more than 13,500 KneeAlign® Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) cases have been successfully completed, worldwide. This milestone reflects the continuing and rapid embrace of OrthAlign’s navigation technology for precise alignment, by surgeons throughout the world. Aliso Viejo, CA (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 OrthAlign, Inc., a privately held medical device company, today announced that more than 13,500...

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...

2013-12-13 23:27:39

According to hip replacement specialist Erik N. Zeegen, M.D., the number of total hip replacements performed on younger people is increasing. The development of longer lasting prostheses and advances in surgical techniques are driving younger people to avoid postponing the procedure. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 The demographics – and the numbers – for hip replacement surgery are changing. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, between 200,000 and...