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2014-05-01 16:27:08

ROSEMONT, Ill., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Concave faces, the result of underdevelopment of the middle of the face (midfacial hypoplasia) is a deformity in which growth of the upper jaw, cheekbones, and eye sockets lags behind that of the rest of the face. It is characterized by eyes that seem overly large due to poorly developed sockets, and a severe underbite that causes the lower teeth to stick out farther than the upper teeth. A surgical procedure called a Le Fort III...

2010-03-09 09:25:14

Inside, the body's own stem cells switched on to close gap A husband and wife research team has found a way to use the sleeve-like cover on bone to heal serious bone injuries faster and more simply than current methods. And they've developed an artificial sleeve that spurs fast healing when a car wreck, bomb blast or disease leaves too little cover. Melissa Knothe Tate, a joint professor of biomedical engineering and mechanical & aerospace engineering at Case Western Reserve University,...

2009-12-15 06:26:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- An innovative surgical technique called Bone Transport is being used to save limbs. Dr. Austin Fragomen, Fellowship Director for the Institute of Limb Lengthening and reconstruction surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery, uses an evolution of techniques originally developed in Russia. Only a handful of surgeons in the world use the procedure routinely. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2009-09-02 00:55:05

It may pay for those needing surgery to wait until morning if given a choice, U.S. researchers suggest. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found after-hours orthopedic surgeries risk a slightly higher rate of necessary follow-up surgeries. Although everyone wants to be treated immediately, it may be in a patient's best interest to wait until morning, lead author Dr. William M. Ricci of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis said in a statement. The...

2009-09-01 16:44:39

 Patients who have after-hour orthopaedic surgeries risk a slightly higher rate of necessary follow-up surgeries, according to a study published in the September 2009 issue of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS). The data also suggests that patients whose surgeries took place during the day have the same healing, recovery time, and major complication rates as patients who have surgery after hours."Although everyone wants to be treated immediately, it may be in a patient's best...

2009-09-01 16:22:35

Trauma patients who sustain multiple fractures are often in serious condition when they arrive at the emergency department. A review article published in the September 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) explains that trauma patients who have several orthopaedic injuries and are considered to be in unstable condition should only have a few hours of surgery when first arriving at the hospital. This principle is known as "Ëœdamage...

2009-06-22 09:50:00

Unique Platform in the Bone Graft Market MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its analysis of the bone graft market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Bone Solutions, Inc. (BSI) with the North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Leadership of the Year for its development of OsteoCrete(TM). The OsteoCrete(TM) is a revolutionary grafting material for attaching ligaments and tendons to bone and bone-to-bone. On May 21, 2009 OsteoCrete received FDA 510(k)...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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