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2014-06-04 16:23:13

Knee replacement surgeries far outpace hip replacement surgeries over past 20 years ROSEMONT, Ill., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of total knee replacement (TKR) surgeries more than tripled between 1993 and 2009, while the number of total hip replacements (THR) doubled during the same time period. A study appearing in the June Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) found that an increase in the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the U.S. accounted for 95 percent of...

2014-06-03 08:33:57

ROSEMONT, Ill., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the past 13 years, nearly 2,000 veterans returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with injuries requiring amputations; 14 percent of those injured veterans required upper extremity amputations. To treat veterans with upper extremity amputations, scientists continue to pursue research and development of bionic arms and hands with full motor and sensory function. An article appearing in the June issue of the Journal of the American Academy...

2014-05-22 08:25:18

Getting Back to Giving Back campaign celebrates and shares the inspirational stories of those who have had joint replacement and returned to helping causes that bring hope and relief to those in need WARSAW, Ind., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Mike "Coach K" Krzyzewski and DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction* launched Getting Back to Giving Back, an educational and philanthropic campaign that celebrates and shares the stories of individuals who are able to continue to actively...

2014-05-19 23:09:21

OrthAlign, Inc., a privately held U.S. based medical device company, today announced that it has launched OrthAlign Academy™ (http://www.orthalignacademy.com), a portal dedicated to educating surgeons and hospital staff on the use of KneeAlign® technology for Total Knee Arthroplasty surgeries. Aliso Viejo, CA (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 OrthAlign, Inc., a privately held U.S. based medical device company, today announced that it has launched OrthAlign Academy™...

2014-05-15 12:36:29

Las Vegas event will include bioskills training, podium presentations and VERASENSE demonstrations DANIA BEACH, Fla., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OrthoSensor Inc., the leader in Intelligent Orthopaedics, today announced the launch of a new surgical training event focused on soft tissue balancing during total knee replacement in conjunction with the Fifteenth Annual Current Concepts in Joint Replacement (CCJR) Spring 2014 meeting to take place May 18 - 21, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada....

2014-05-15 11:33:25

AAOS Obesity is associated with longer hospital stays and higher costs in total knee replacement (TKR) patients, independent of whether or not the patient has an obesity-related disease or condition (comorbidity), according to a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery(JBJS). More than half of TKR patients have a body mass index (BMI) within the obesity range (greater than 30 kg/m²), which has been linked to a higher risk for related comorbidities such as diabetes,...

2014-05-14 16:25:46

ROSEMONT, Ill., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Obesity is associated with longer hospital stays and higher costs in total knee replacement (TKR) patients, independent of whether or not the patient has an obesity-related disease or condition (comorbidity), according to a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS). More than half of TKR patients have a body mass index (BMI) within the obesity range (greater than 30 kg/m²), which has been linked to a higher...

2014-05-02 23:05:37

Orthopedic surgeons at La Peer Health Systems’ Knee Surgery Center of Excellence in Los Angeles discuss new evidence that milk helps hold off osteoarthritis of the knee. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 According to new research published by the American College of Rheumatology, women who make a habit of consuming low-fat or fat-free milk show a slower progression of knee osteoarthritis. The study also found that women who consume cheese experience faster onset of the disease....

2014-04-30 12:27:42

Media competition honors journalists for accurate bone and joint health-related coverage ROSEMONT, Ill., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) announced the winners of the 2014 MORE Awards, which are presented to journalists who demonstrate excellence in reporting and further the public's understanding of musculoskeletal health-related issues. This distinguished group of journalists will be honored during an awards ceremony, held in...

2014-04-09 16:26:04

Company to Use Funds to Expand Hip and Knee Replacement Products and Commercialize OMNInav(TM) EAST TAUNTON, Mass., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OMNIlife science, Inc. (also known as "OMNI"), an established medical technology company targeting the $15 billion and rapidly growing global hip and knee replacement medical device sector, announces the closing of a $27.5 million debt financing. The debt facility is being provided by affiliates of Deerfield Management Company. OMNI is an...


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