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2014-03-24 16:24:12

NORWALK, Conn., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that Rheumatology Network, a leading online community for Rheumatologists, offers tips to guide patients in deciding whether to opt for knee replacement surgery to relieve the pain and suffering of knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis, painful age-related deterioration of the cartilage that cushions the inside of joints such as the knee, affects some 27 million Americans. Knee replacement surgery (inserting an artificial...

2014-03-14 08:27:35

New study to measure patient outcomes following non-surgical autologous stem cell procedures for treatment of the common degenerative condition DENVER, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regenerative Sciences, Inc., a company dedicated to advancing orthopedic care through non-surgical adult stem cell procedures, today announced the start of a new clinical research study on the use of autologous stem cells for treating knee osteoarthritis. Photo -...

2014-03-12 08:31:47

LONDON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Smith & Nephew (LSE:SN NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology business, announces the launch of the JOURNEY(TM) II Cruciate Retaining (CR) knee replacement at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) meeting in New Orleans today. The new implant extends the JOURNEY II Total Knee System to procedures that preserve the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), which accounts for approximately half of all knee replacement procedures....

Driving Simulator Used To Determine When It's Safe To Drive After Hip Replacement
2014-03-11 09:53:40

Hospital for Special Surgery Using interactive 'video game' to test reaction time, findings at Hospital for Special Surgery challenge traditional recommendation to wait 6 weeks after hip replacement before driving After hip replacement surgery, many patients are anxious to resume driving, and a new study challenges the conventional wisdom that patients should wait six weeks before getting back behind the wheel. Dr. Geoffrey Westrich, director of research, Adult Reconstruction and Joint...

2014-03-11 08:29:10

DANIA BEACH, Fla., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OrthoSensor Inc., the leader in Intelligent Orthopaedics, will be showcasing its VERASENSE Knee System products and one-year clinical outcomes in booth 6929 at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2014 Annual Meeting in New Orleans's Morial Convention Center from March 12 - 14. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131004/FL92129LOGO Data from the VERASENSE Multicenter Evaluation, including one-year clinical outcomes...

2014-03-11 00:22:38

Study found 40 percent reduction in likelihood of heart attack, stroke or other "cardiovascular event" NEW ORLEANS, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hip and knee replacements have long been known to reduce pain and increase mobility in persons with moderate-to-severe arthritis. A study presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) also found that total joint replacement (TJR) may reduce the risk for "cardiac events," including...

2014-03-11 00:22:36

When combined with conventional blood clot prevention therapies, statins lowered the occurrence of venous thromboembolic (VTE) events by 48 percent NEW ORLEANS, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statins have long been known to lower cholesterol and, more recently, to decrease the risk of deep vein thrombosis (blood clots) in healthy, non-surgical patients. New, first-of-its-kind research presented today at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic...

2014-03-10 08:31:15

LONDON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN;LSE:SN), the global medical technology business, and OrthoSensor, the leader in intelligent orthopaedics, announced today an agreement that will enable surgeons to benefit from OrthoSensor's VERASENSE Sensor Assisted Surgery Technology for soft tissue balancing when implanting Smith & Nephew's JOURNEY(TM) II and LEGION(TM) Total Knee Systems. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131030/CL06769LOGO VERASENSE...

2014-03-07 12:26:17

Innovative approach to post-operative pain management with the ON-Q Pain Relief System leads to quicker recovery with less need for narcotics NEW ORLEANS, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AAOS -- I-Flow, LLC, a Kimberly-Clark Health Care Company and manufacturer of the ON-Q Pain Relief System (ON-Q), today announced that ON-Q will be featured during an educational symposium at the 81(st) American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA. Pain management...

2014-03-04 23:23:52

A Centers of Excellence medical program makes knee replacement surgeries and a family reunion possible for two sisters. Springfield, MO (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 Most family reunions don’t happen in a hospital hours away from home after a specialized surgery. But for two sisters with new right knees who hadn’t seen each other in years, it’s been a wonderful experience. Judy Howell works for Walmart in Bentonville, Ark., and was days away from scheduling a knee replacement surgery when...


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