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2014-09-16 23:02:57

The Firm is representing numerous DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuit clients who suffered metallosis, chronic pain, premature device failure, and other serious complications, allegedly due to a metal-on-metal version of the Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. New York, New York (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 The first federal trial of a DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement lawsuit (http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/depuy-pinnacle/lawsuit) now underway in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas...

2014-09-15 12:27:04

Platform for Robotic Total Knee Replacement in the U.S. Grows in Popularity EAST TAUNTON, Mass., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OMNIlife science, Inc. ("OMNI(TM)"), an established medical technology company targeting the $15 billion global hip and knee replacement device market, announces surgeons have completed over 4,000 total knee replacements in the U.S. using the OMNIPlasty(TM) technique. OMNIPlasty is a total knee replacement procedure that uses robotics, driven by the OMNI...

2014-09-15 08:28:22

MemoryShape® Implants are Backed by Unsurpassed 10-Year Clinical Data SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 15 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mentor Worldwide LLC, the U.S. market leader in breast aesthetics, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved four additional styles of the MENTOR(®) MemoryShape(®) Breast Implants, expanding its suite of silicone breast implant products. MemoryShape(®) Implants are supported by unsurpassed 10-year prospective clinical data. With...

2014-09-14 23:02:09

Wright & Schulte LLC Is Currently Representing Plaintiffs In DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit Complaints Across The Country Who Endured Risky and Painful Revision Surgeries After Receiving DePuy’s Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) September 14, 2014 A new DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuit has been filed by Wright & Schulte LLC on behalf of a Franklin County, Ohio man who underwent hip surgery to remove a DePuy metal-on-metal hip implant. The metal-on-metal hip lawsuit filed...

2014-09-13 12:20:33

Transcatheter Valve Durability Sustained Through Five Years WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW), the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, today announced the presentation of five-year clinical outcomes for inoperable patients treated in The PARTNER Trial, the world's only prospective randomized trial for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in patients deemed too sick for open-heart...

2014-09-12 08:24:55

From 1969 to September 5, 2014, 1,413 artificial hearts of 13 different designs have been implanted in heart failure patients. Here's an update on the state of this life-saving technology. TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart failure, is the number one cause of death, killing more people worldwide than all cancers combined. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140911/145568 The need for donor hearts is growing as heart disease continues...

2014-09-10 23:11:54

One of Louisville’s best cosmetic dentists, Dr. Ronald Receveur, is now offering emergency dentistry at his New Albany contemporary dental implant center. Patients around the Southern Indiana and Louisville, Ky., area can call 812-945-SMILE to be seen right away. NEW ALBANY, IN (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 One of Louisville’s best cosmetic dentists, Dr. Ronald Receveur, is now offering emergency dentistry at his New Albany contemporary dental implant center. Patients around the Southern...

2014-09-10 08:27:52

MAHWAH, N.J., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Orthopaedics, the Official Joint Replacement Products of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour, is bringing its message of joint health to golf fans at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola, the renowned finale of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup, in Atlanta, GA. The "Stryker Mobility Zone," the company's on-site destination to educate fans on joint health, will be located in the PGA TOUR Pavilion at the East Lake Golf Club starting on...

2014-09-09 23:00:49

Dr. Ira Guttentag first orthopaedic surgeon in Tampa Bay and one of two in the state to be selected as early evaluator of Vanguard XP Preserving Knee replacement surgery, performed only at Florida Hospital Tampa. (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 Dr. Ira Guttentag is the first orthopaedic surgeon in Tampa Bay and one of two in the state to be selected as early evaluator of Vanguard XP Preserving Knee replacement surgery, performed only at Florida Hospital Tampa. Traditional knee replacement...

2014-09-09 08:30:37

DUBLIN, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Biomaterials Market - Forecast to 2020" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Biomaterials are used to restore a part of a living system or to function in close contact with living tissue and organs interface with biological system. Currently the technological advancements in the biomaterials have led to novel biomaterial products that improve body...


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2010-10-14 16:46:25

The artificial heart, a mechanical heart replacement, is typically used in order to bridge the time to heart transplant or to replace the heart in case a transplant is impossible. Often ventricular assist devices are confused with mechanical hearts because the assist the heart through pumps. They are also different from a cardiopulmonary bypass machine which is an external device used to provide the function of the heart and lungs. CPBs are usually only used for a few hours at a time,...

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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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