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2013-03-19 23:03:37

This week the law offices of d´Oliveira & Associates posted a new infographic to its website providing information about Zimmer NexGen Flex Knees and safety concerns by a Zimmer consultant. (PRWEB) March 19, 2013 In 1994, the FDA approved the first Zimmer NexGen Knee replacement system which was touted as advancement in knee implants according to the Zimmer company website. The design of Zimmer NexGen Flex Knee differs from traditional knee replacement systems due to it being...

2013-03-19 11:45:03

More females report improvement Osteoarthritis of the hip or knee, affecting millions of Americans each year, is known to limit sexual activity. New research presented today at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found that total hip (THR) or total knee replacement (TKR) surgery improves sexual function in 90 percent of patients. In the study, 147 patients under age 70, scheduled for primary THR or TKR, agreed to participate in a study...

2013-03-19 08:26:39

LONDON, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Smith & Nephew (LSE:SN NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology business, announces the showcasing of the JOURNEY(TM) II Bi-Cruciate Stabilized (BCS) knee replacement at this year's American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) meeting in Chicago, March 19-23. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2013-03-19 00:22:02

More females report improvement CHICAGO, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Osteoarthritis of the hip or knee, affecting millions of Americans each year, is known to limit sexual activity. New research presented today at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found that total hip (THR) or total knee replacement (TKR) surgery improves sexual function in 90 percent of patients. In the study, 147 patients under age 70, scheduled for primary...

2013-03-12 12:28:39

Medical Breakthrough Emphasizes State-of-the-Art Preservation, Eliminates Majority of Trauma of Conventional Total Knee Replacement SAN FRANCISCO, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sometimes medical advances come by degree: sometimes medicine leapfrogs into a new approach that dramatically advances patient treatment. Dr. John Velyvis, MD, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, specialist in minimally invasive knee and hip surgery, is Director of the Robotic Knee Center at St Francis...

2013-03-08 16:22:26

Obesity may trigger biomechanical changes, pathways that contribute to osteoarthritis ROSEMONT, Ill., March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Weight loss may prevent and significantly alleviate the symptoms of osteoarthritis, a progressive disease of the joints known as "wear and tear" arthritis, according to a literature review appearing in the March 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS). According to the article, obesity actually may...

2013-02-27 23:00:21

d´Oliveira & Associates has created a webpage and subpages on its website about alleged defective Smith & Nephew hip and knee replacement systems. (PRWEB) February 27, 2013 d´Oliveira & Associates has created a section on its website about alleged defective Smith & Nephew hip and knee replacement systems. These pages are designed to provide patients who have received Smith & Nephew hip or knee replacements up to date information on Smith & Nephew...

2013-02-27 16:24:32

ROSEMONT, Ill., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients with diabetes were no more likely to suffer infection, deep vein thrombosis (a deep vein blood clot) or other complications following total knee replacement (TKR) than patients without diabetes, according to new research published online today, in advance of its publication in the March 2013 Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS). The study authors sought to determine whether or not blood sugar level (glycemic...

2013-02-25 08:28:53

Study to Evaluate Safety and Efficacy of Therapeutic Following Total Knee Arthroplasty SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Adynxx, a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing a first-in-class platform of therapeutics to address pain at its molecular roots, announced today that the first patient was dosed in a Phase 2 study of its lead investigational drug candidate for the prevention of post-surgical pain, AYX1. The 90-patient, placebo-controlled study will evaluate...

2013-02-14 08:29:26

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Belt Technologies, Inc., the innovative medical technology company that markets its NavioPFS(TM) orthopedic surgical system with precision robotics for unicondylar knee replacement, today announced the first three Unicondylar Knee Replacement (UKR) surgeries performed in the U.S. with the NavioPFS system. Dr. D. Kevin Lester, of Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, CA, performed three NavioPFS surgeries for patients suffering from medial...