Latest Arthroscopy Stories

2012-02-10 11:58:23

Two studies on shoulder instability in a military population were presented today by U.S. Army sports medicine surgeons at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' annual meeting. Findings in one study suggest patients with a self-reported history of shoulder instability are far more likely to experience future instability, while the second study outlined key factors associated with surgical failure and concluded that arthroscopic surgical intervention has better outcomes than an open...

2012-02-08 12:22:48

A new study has demonstrated that a procedure wherein healthy cartilage is transplanted to fix an area of damaged cartilage (osteoarticular cartilage transplantation or OATS procedure) is superior to the standard of care for repairing cartilage defects. It is thought that fixing such lesions may ultimately help to prevent the onset of osteoarthritis, and get athletic individuals back to sporting activities reliably. The study by Hospital for Special Surgery researchers was reported at the...

2012-02-06 22:33:12

Experts from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center will present their latest research and clinical findings on diseases of the muscle, tendon, bone and joint at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), February 7-11 in San Francisco, California. "The introduction of new imaging and research techniques, combined with advances in clinical care, allows our researchers to identify the basic biology of joint tissues and the impact...

2011-12-17 08:00:00

An innovative industrial design has revolutionized the arthroscopic examination of joints by allowing physicians to perform visual examinations in an office setting with minimal invasiveness and unnecessary surgical procedures (http://www.visionscopes.com). New York (PRWEB) December 17, 2011 The new endoscopic technology developed by VisionScope Technologies of Littleton, MA, with contributions from Integrated Design of Great Neck, NY, produces high-definition, diagnostic-quality video and...

2011-12-15 08:00:00

VGA Billing Services collects nearly $17,000 after re-submitting a surgical claim that only reimbursed $4,000 when billed by another billing company. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 15, 2011 After correcting the coding and pricing levels for a surgical arthroscopy of the right knee with a partial medial and lateral meniscectomy and chondroplasty of the patella, VGA Billing was able to substantially increase the reimbursement for their newest orthopedic surgeon. These types of procedures are...

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