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2014-03-12 23:24:45

Steven W. Meier, MD, explains the recent findings that shoulder arthroplasty, or replacement, can help treat patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 A study published recently in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery shows that shoulder replacement surgery is an effective option for reducing pain and improving range of motion in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The researchers conducting the study found that pain decreased from moderate or...

2014-03-13 00:24:17

Higher readmission rate for same-day joint replacement surgery; appropriate patient selection is key NEW ORLEANS, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the effectiveness of anesthesia, pain management and rehabilitation continues to improve, more orthopaedic procedures are being done on an outpatient basis. In a new research study presented today at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), same-day total joint replacement (TJR) patient outcomes...

2014-03-11 23:31:49

Dr. Kanani’s new technique of inserting dental implants is being met with praise from those in the dental world. Flapless/Drill-less dental implants done by Dr. Kaveh Kanani are more affordable and less invasive. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Dr. Kanani is well known as one of the most popular family dentists Woodland Hills and one of the top reasons for this is because he has engineered a revolutionary way to permanently solve the problem of tooth loss. All patients...

2014-03-11 23:29:59

Vistek Medical announced today the completion of their manufacturing capacity and capabilities expansion. Ivyland, PA (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Vistek Medical, a leading contract manufacturer of medical implants and components focused on the Orthopedic, Spinal, Trauma, and Extremity markets has completed their manufacturing capacity and capabilities expansion. “This expansion enables us to meet the demand for precision machined medical components and maintain the service level that our...

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 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 04:21:19

Angelika Braun Discusses Patient Outcomes with Subretinal Implants at the XVII Congreso de Sociedad Espanola de Retina y Vitreo (SERV) 2014 SEVILLA, Spain, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Retina Implant AG, the leading developer of subretinal implants for patients blinded by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), today announced that Angelika Braun, clinical engineer at Retina Implant AG, presented results from the Company's multicenter clinical trial for the first time in Spain at the XVII...

2014-03-09 23:02:50

Dr. Kanani has unveiled his revolutionary method of conducting dental implants procedures that will lower the cost and it's less invasive than the conventional method. Flapless/Drill-less dental implant procedure preformed by this experienced dentist is also shortening patients's recovery time. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) March 09, 2014 Dr. Kanani, a popular dentist in Woodland Hills has unveiled his revolutionary technique of inserting dental implants. Dr. Kanani’s...

2014-03-07 16:22:53

FRANKLIN, Mass., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthrosurface, Inc. (www.arthrosurface.com), a developer of less-invasive joint restoration systems, received FDA Clearance for its new ToeMotion(TM) Total Toe Restoration System, which it will launch at the AAOS meeting in New Orleans next week. Using its patented and proven fixation technology, the ToeMotion(TM) system consists of a Metatarsal based HemiCAP(®) implant and a new inlay metal baseplate with a poly insert for the...


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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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