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2014-07-23 12:27:13

CHICAGO, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: First it was concussions, and now a new injury has physicians and athletic trainers alarmed because of skyrocketing numbers of young athletes - especially females - who are impacted. You are invited to a press briefing about the "epidemic" proportions of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries and the efforts by Illinois athletic trainers...

2014-07-22 16:25:53

ROSEMONT, Ill., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a literature review in the July issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), patients' activity level is a strong predictor for how well they will do with certain treatments and how well they recover from injuries after treatment. Patients are encouraged to ask their orthopaedic surgeon if activity level is an important factor in their treatment decision. For example, more active patients...

2014-07-21 16:25:53

ATLANTA, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one in five adults in the U.S. have arthritis, and 60% are under age 65. The number of people with arthritis is continuing to increase making it more important than ever to communicate to them often overlooked pain management options. Everyone knows physical activity and weight management are good for overall health, but not many people know the positive impact they can have on...

2014-07-11 23:05:32

Re-tearing a repaired knee Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) happens all too frequently, however a recent study being presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting suggests that identification and patient education regarding modifiable risk factors may minimize the chance of a future ACL tear. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Re-tearing a repaired knee Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) happens all too frequently, however a recent study...

2014-07-11 23:05:30

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstructions occur more than 200,000 times a year, but the type of material used to create a new ligament may determine how long you stay in the game, say researchers presenting their work today at the Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM). Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstructions occur more than 200,000 times a year, but the type of material used to create a new ligament...

2014-07-10 23:08:02

Young patients who wait for ACL surgery may be at increased risk for secondary knee injuries, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting. The study adds to existing research noting the risk of secondary meniscal and chondral injuries in pediatric patients. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Young patients who wait for ACL surgery may be at increased risk for secondary knee injuries, according to research...

2014-07-10 12:31:14

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Breg, Inc., a premier provider of sports medicine products and services, has launched the FreeRunner(TM) knee brace with new innovations to help people, particularly runners, who suffer from patella mal-tracking return to active lifestyles. FreeRunner's patent-pending design acts on knee anatomy differently than other braces, providing support when patients need it most, and the ability to move normally when they don't....

2014-07-08 23:06:33

In order to recognize and encourage cutting-edge research in key areas of orthopaedic sports medicine, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) will present ten research awards and seven grants during its Annual Meeting, July 10-13 in Seattle, WA. As a leader in orthopaedic sports medicine, AOSSM annually provides more than $350,000 to research initiatives and projects around the country. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 In order to recognize and encourage...

2014-07-08 10:15:27

University of Oxford Partial knee replacement surgery is safer than total knee replacement, according to a new study published in The Lancet today (July 8). A team of researchers from the University of Oxford, funded by Arthritis Research UK and the Royal College of Surgeons, found that: Although the risk of life-threatening complications from knee replacement surgery is very small, people who undergo total knee replacement are four times more likely to die in the first month after...

2014-06-30 08:30:15

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AMPE) today announced that it has started patient enrollment for the MULTIPLE INJECTIONS STUDY using Ampion(TM) for patients with mostly severe or very severe osteoarthritis (mostly severe Kellgren-Lawrence grade 3 and 4) of the knee for which there is no current non-surgical therapy. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120516/MM09116LOGO Ampio's CEO, Mike Macaluso, explained, "This study is...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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