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2012-12-31 05:02:24

"Osteoarthritis of the knee is now being treated with regenerative medicine at he center for regenerative medicine." according to A.J. Farshchian MD an orthopedic regenerative practitioner at the center for regenerative medicine. (PRWEB) December 29, 2012 "Osteoarthritis of the knee is now being treated with regenerative medicine at he center for regenerative medicine." according to A.J. Farshchian MD an orthopedic regenerative practitioner at the center for regenerative medicine. Knee pain...

2012-12-28 15:28:26

Researchers at Rush University Medical Center, in collaboration with researchers at Northwestern University, have identified a molecular mechanism central to the development of osteoarthritis (OA) pain, a finding that could have major implications for future treatment of this often-debilitating condition. “Clinically, scientists have focused on trying to understand how cartilage and joints degenerate in osteoarthritis. But no one knows why it hurts,” said Dr. Anne-Marie...

2012-12-27 16:22:28

SEATTLE, Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) today reported results from its first pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating OMS103HP in patients undergoing arthroscopic partial meniscectomy surgery. In this multicenter, double-blind, Phase 3 clinical trial comparing OMS103HP to vehicle control in 344 subjects, the pre-specified primary endpoint was the Symptoms Subscale of the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) - a patient-reported measure that is...

2012-12-17 08:25:07

WOBURN, Mass., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Flexion Therapeutics, Inc. today reported that FX006, its novel intra-articular, sustained release steroid, maintained therapeutic concentrations in the knee joint significantly longer than the most commonly prescribed immediate release (IR) steroid, triamcinolone acetonide (TCA) in a Phase 2 pharmacokinetic study. At six weeks, FX006, a sustained release formulation of TCA, remained in the joint at clinically active concentrations while the IR...

2012-12-14 05:03:51

Choosing partial or total knee replacement today. Carmel, NY (PRWEB) December 13, 2012 Knee replacement surgery has come a long way since it was first performed in 1968. More than 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Improvements in materials and advances in surgical techniques have led to better outcomes for patients: faster...

2012-12-12 16:24:51

COMMERCE, Mich., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, one of nine hospitals and institutes operated by the Detroit Medical Center (DMC), announced today that it has performed MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing, a minimally invasive treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis that has not yet progressed to all three compartments of the knee. MAKOplasty is less invasive than traditional total knee surgery and is...

2012-12-11 12:27:51

ROSEMONT, Ill., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Foundation for PM&R announces grant award winners who will receive funding for research in the field of physical medicine or rehabilitation. Drs. Alfred C. Gellhorn (University of Washington, Seattle), Jonathan S. Kirschner (Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY) and Monica Rho (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) received Richard Materson ERF New Investigator Grants. Dr. Gellhorn will study the efficacy of intense focused...

2012-12-05 08:22:58

WARSAW, Ind., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Many people delay hip or knee replacement surgery for seven years or more despite debilitating osteoarthritis, due to fear, misinformation or a lack of awareness about treatment options.[1] That's why DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. (DePuy) is teaming up with the coach of both the U.S. Olympic Team for Men's Basketball and Duke University Men's Basketball team, Mike "Coach K" Krzyzewski, and Ellyn Spragins, author of the best-selling "Letters to My Younger...

2012-12-04 00:21:36

WOBURN, Mass., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Flexion Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that the company has secured $20 million in a Series B financing round led by new investor, Novo Ventures. Flexion's existing investors, 5AM Ventures, Pfizer Venture Investments, Sofinnova Partners and Versant Ventures also participated in the financing. Proceeds will be used to fund late stage clinical development of the company's portfolio of intra-articular, sustained release therapies for the treatment...

2012-12-03 05:00:10

"Arthritis of ankle is being treated with cell therapy at the Center for Regenerative Medicin," according to A.J. Farshchian MD, a regenerative medicine practitioner at The Center for regenerative medicine. (PRWEB) December 02, 2012 "Trauma to Ankle joint can cause arthritis," according to A.J. Farshchian MD, a regenerative medicine practitioner at The Center for regenerative medicine. The ankle joint is known as a diarthrodial joint. Of all the joints in the body it is probably the joint...