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2013-04-08 23:04:37

The Firm continues to investigate Fosamax lawsuits on behalf of individuals who allegedly suffered Fosamax femur fractures due to long-term use of the drug. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 08, 2013 The nation´s first trial of a Fosamax lawsuit involving femur fracture allegations is scheduled to begin today in the multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey. Court documents indicate that the complaint was filed on behalf of a woman who began taking...

2013-03-26 12:29:11

Controlled, prospective, randomized clinical trial comparing CERAMENT(TM)| BONE VOID FILLER with autologous bone LUND, Sweden, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BONESUPPORT, an emerging leader in injectable bone substitutes for orthopedic trauma, bone infections and instrument augmentation related to orthopedic surgery, together with the University of Mainz in Germany, announced the start of a CERAMENT(TM)|Tibia Fracture Study (CERTiFy). CERTiFy is a controlled, prospective, randomized...

2013-03-22 12:22:30

New AUC to provide recommendations on common treatment scenarios based on the latest research and physician input ROSEMONT, Ill., March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors approved its first Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC). The topic of this first AUC is the treatment of distal radius fractures, one of the most common fractures in the body. A fracture of the distal radius occurs when the area of the radius (the...

2013-03-22 00:20:42

CHICAGO, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Returning Military Personnel to Duty Following Severe Injury to the Lower Extremity Return to Duty of Special Operations Personnel after Limb Salvage for High Energy Lower Extremity Trauma Return to Run (RTR) orthotic rehab initiative successfully returns 13 of 14 special operations personnel to duty High-energy lower-extremity trauma (HELET) is common in modern warfare, often resulting in severe tissue damage, chronic pain,...

2013-03-21 14:43:00

Commencing surgery sooner may alleviate hip fracture complications A new study, presented today at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), identifies predictors of complications and mortality following a hip fracture, including dialysis, cardiac disease, diabetes, and a longer time before surgery — the only modifiable risk factor when patients are hospitalized. Each year, more than 340,000 Americans are hospitalized for hip fractures....

2013-03-21 00:20:56

Commencing surgery sooner may alleviate hip fracture complications CHICAGO, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study, presented today at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), identifies predictors of complications and mortality following a hip fracture, including dialysis, cardiac disease, diabetes, and a longer time before surgery - the only modifiable risk factor when patients are hospitalized. Each year, more than 340,000...

2013-03-19 14:10:13

While it is well known that a majority of hip fracture patients of all ages and both sexes have insufficient or deficient levels of vitamin D, a new study presented today at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) looks at whether or not living in a warm, sunny climate improves patient vitamin D levels. Researchers retrospectively reviewed the vitamin D levels of 1,539 patients, including 448 acute hip fracture patients and 1,091 total hip (THR) or...

2013-03-18 23:02:23

The law firm of d´Oliveira & Associates, has announced a “No Win — No Fee Promise” to any clients that have suffered any of the side effects of Prilosec and may be entitled to compensation. (PRWEB) March 18, 2013 Originally put on the market in 1989 by AstraZeneca, Prilosec is a member of a class of drugs called Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs). These drugs (including popular drugs Prilosec and Nexium) have been linked to loss of bone density in patients similar to...

2013-03-14 20:21:27

KANSAS CITY, Kan., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Many Americans are familiar with common injuries sustained by male athletes because of the heavy year-round media coverage of men's sports. But as the tournament season for women's basketball gets underway, many people may be interested to learn that potential injury risks for female athletes differ from their male counterparts. "Women are more likely to have a different set of injuries playing basketball due to inherent differences in...

2013-03-11 12:24:53

A Revolutionary System for Establishing Preoperative Occlusion and Bone Reduction Expands Stryker's Commitment to Complete Craniomaxillofacial Care KALAMAZOO, Mich., March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker announced today the global commercial launch of the Universal SMARTLock((TM)) Hybrid MMF system. The Universal SMARTLock((TM)) Hybrid MMF system combines elements of both arch bars and MMF screws in an effort to bring the standard of care for maxillomandibular fixation (MMF)...