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2011-02-26 00:00:01

For those suffering with chronic joint pain and need a new way to treat the condition, Prolotherapy encourages the body's natural immune response to provide healing for weakened tendons and ligaments. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 24, 2011 Prolotherapy is a term new to most doctors, used to describe a technique to strengthen ligaments and tendons that have been weakened through trauma or overuse, and to stimulate callagen and cartilage growth. Rather than acting as a mechanism for...

2011-02-20 21:24:01

Surgical treatment using microfracture for pediatric knee injury repair may improve activity outcomes, according to research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day in San Diego (February 19). The study shows patients are able to regain function and return to a normal activity level following surgery and rehabilitation. "Our study focused on patients with articular cartilage injuries to the knee, which can be a debilitating source of pain and a strong...

2011-02-18 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH; SIX: ZMH), a global leader in musculoskeletal care, today announced that results from a peer-reviewed publication demonstrated positive outcomes from the first surgery performed using the DeNovo® NT Graft for the repair of cartilage lesions. The report includes both two-year patient outcome measures and 21-month follow-up MRI data. Zimmer will showcase the innovative DeNovo NT Graft at the 2011...

2011-02-17 00:00:46

The Prestigious Award Recognizes BioCell Technology's Exemplary Best Practices and Strategies in the Business and Science of BioCell Collagen II® Newport Beach, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) February 16, 2011 BioCell Technology LLC received Frost & Sullivan's 2010 North American Customer Value Enhancement of the Year Award in Bone and Joint Health Ingredients. The Frost & Sullivan Award is presented annually to a company that has demonstrated excellence in implementing strategies that...

2011-02-14 16:32:32

The human body is made up of several organs composed of tissues that enable them to perform a particular function. The heart circulates blood; the brain is the micro-neuro center of the body; the lungs bring in oxygen and release carbon dioxide. The failure of any one of these tissue systems can cause serious health issues, even death. When components of the organ are fixed, typically the organ functions better. For instance, unclogging a blocked artery with a balloon stent improves blood...

2011-02-10 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ISTO Technologies, Inc., a privately-held orthobiologics company, announced today that Mitchell Seyedin, Ph. D., President and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present at Canaccord Genuity's Musculoskeletal Conference to be held at the Westin San Diego on February 15, 2011 at 10:00 AM (PT). The conference, directly preceding the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, will feature presentations from over 60 public and private...

2011-02-07 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ISTO Technologies, Inc. announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted the company a key patent covering the primary technology for ISTO's NuQu(TM) product. The new patent, issued on February 1, 2011 as Patent # US-7,879,604, covers the method of cultivating juvenile cartilage cells and injecting those cells into a disc nucleus for the treatment of degenerative disc disease. NuQu is an injectable cell-based...

2011-01-10 14:52:42

In this paper, Noriyuki Tsumaki and his team at the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, used fibroblasts isolated from adult mouse skin, and expressed proteins used to induce pluripotency along with a factor that promotes a chondrocyte fate. The resulting cells resembled chondrocytes and produced cartilage when injected into mice. This may be an important step toward a therapy that will allow the repair of cartilage injury using a patient's own skin cells. Hyaline cartilage,...

2011-01-10 07:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascension Orthopedics, Inc., a market leader in PyroCarbon orthopedic implants, announces the receipt of a European patent for a PyroCarbon humeral head design currently being developed as a component of the TITAN(TM) Modular Shoulder System released in September 2010. Jerome Klawitter, Ph.D., Founder and Chief Science Officer of Ascension Orthopedics, commented, "I am very pleased our PyroCarbon humeral head hemi-arthroplasty has been...

2010-12-29 10:06:00

DENVER, Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Omega-3 fatty acids from seafood may reduce inflammation, symptoms of gum disease and risk of abnormal heartbeats early after cardiac surgery. One type of omega-3, DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), may also have lasting benefits in visual function for years in children whose mothers consume sufficient prenatal DHA. The December 2010 PUFA Newsletter and Fats of Life e-newsletters for health professionals and consumers, respectively, report on these new...


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