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2011-10-26 13:04:55

Site-specific platform releases medicine over time, requiring fewer injections for patients A novel study demonstrates that using nanoparticles to deliver osteoarthritis drugs to the knee joint could help increase the retention of the drug in the knee cavity, and therefore reduce the frequency of injections patients must receive. This research is being presented Oct. 23 — 27 at the 2011 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition in...

2011-10-24 10:40:00

FRANKLIN, Mass., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthrosurface, Inc. (www.arthrosurface.com), the developer of less-invasive joint resurfacing systems, announced that it has launched its HemiCAP® Talus Resurfacing System for damage to the ankle in Europe and other international markets. Prior to commercialization, the HemiCAP® Talus System was tested by well known Foot and Ankle surgeons throughout Europe in a four year clinical evaluation. The company...

2011-09-26 09:00:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fidia Farmaceutici S.p.A. ("Fidia") announced today that it has assumed responsibility for distributing and promoting the osteoarthritis (OA) treatment, Hyalgan (sodium hyaluronate), in the United States through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fidia Pharma USA Inc. ("Fidia USA"). Fidia USA has engaged Interpace BioPharma, LLC. ("Interpace") to provide commercialization services to support Hyalgan. Hyalgan was introduced in Italy in 1987. In...

2011-09-22 21:33:05

A blast of gamma radiation could toughen up plastic prosthetic joints to make them strong enough to last for years, according to researchers in China writing in the current issue of the International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology. Whole joint replacement, such as hip and knee replacement, commonly use stainless steel, titanium alloys or ceramics to replace the damaged or diseased bone of the joint. Non-stick polymer or nylon is usually used to coat the artificial joint...

2011-09-21 20:44:54

A medication already approved to build bone mass in patients with osteoporosis also builds cartilage around joints and could potentially be repurposed to treat millions of people suffering from arthritis, according to orthopaedic research at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The study authors hope their laboratory findings, published in the current issue of Science Translational Medicine, will set the stage for the first human clinical trials to test human parathyroid hormone...

2011-09-12 14:20:32

A new method is set to help doctors diagnose osteoarthritis at such an early stage that it will be possible to delay the progression of the disease by many years, or maybe even stop it entirely. The joint disease osteoarthritis is one of our most common chronic diseases and one of the primary causes of disability for people around the world. "Osteoarthritis often attacks the knee and hip joints and breaks down the impact absorbing cartilage found there. For those affected, the...

2011-09-12 05:16:36

(Ivanhoe Newswire)--- By the year 2030, an estimated 67 million people will have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. But a commonly used drug may be able to prevent arthritis from happening to you. Many individuals develop arthritis from severe joint injuries. Young people are especially prone to these joint injuries because they are so active playing sports, or even skiing; activities that can cause damage to ligaments. A new study from MIT suggests that a drug that is used today to treat...

2011-09-08 20:06:08

New material may find use in reconstructive surgery, cosmetics, tissue engineering In a significant advance for cosmetic and reconstructive medicine, scientists at Rice University have unveiled a new method for making synthetic collagen. The new material, which forms from a liquid in as little as an hour, has many of the properties of natural collagen and may prove useful as a scaffold for regenerating new tissues and organs from stem cells. "Our work is significant in two ways," said...

2011-09-02 11:57:13

Joint injury can result in irreversible damage of cartilage which, despite treatment and surgery, often eventually leads to osteoarthritis (OA) in later life. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Arthritis Research & Therapy demonstrates that short term treatment of damaged cartilage with glucocorticoids can reduce long term degenerative changes and may provide hope for prevention of OA after injury. A normal joint is covered by a layer of cartilage containing...

2011-07-07 18:46:04

Gender may be associated with an increased risk of cartilage lesions in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injured knees, according to research being presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in San Diego. "Having articular cartilage lesions (a hole or rough spot in the cartilage of the knee) is considered a predictor of future osteoarthritis-a debilitating joint condition," said lead author Jan Harald Roetterud, MD, from Akershus University Hospital,...