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2011-07-11 19:46:32

Study identifies subset of patients best treated with open surgery Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery have found that in comparison to open surgery, arthroscopic treatment of a common hip problem that leads to arthritis produces similar outcomes in terms of repairing structural problems in most patients. The study will be published in the July 2011 TK issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine. "For the majority of patients with more typical hip impingement, arthroscopic...

2011-06-29 11:26:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascension Orthopedics, Inc., the world leader in PyroCarbon orthopedic implants, announces the implantation of the PyroTITAN(TM) Humeral Resurfacing Implant in Geelong, Australia by Richard S. Page, MB.BS.FRACS(ORTH) at St. John of God Hospital. "The patient was a 57-year-old, active male with increasing shoulder pain for over a year. This was exacerbated by a fall from a mountain bike and not improved by a full range of non-surgical...

2011-06-16 00:00:28

The Ephraim Gildor Foundation will provide generous funding to the Steadman Philippon Research Institute for new areas of sports medicine and shoulder research including osteoarthritis, rotator cuff repair, shoulder separation and more. Vail, CO (PRWEB) June 15, 2011 The Ephraim Gildor Foundation, an organization that contributes to the advancement of science and education, has bestowed a $1,000,000 grant to the Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, CO. The grant opens new areas of...

2011-05-04 13:33:37

MDCT arthrography is better than MR arthrography for diagnosing glenoid rim osseous lesions, lesions that have been identified as potential causes of recurrence after shoulder surgery, according to a new study. The study, done at the Hopital Sainte Marguerite in Marseille, France, included 40 patients scheduled for shoulder surgery. All patients had both an MDCT arthrography (MDCTA) and an MR arthrography exam (the current standard exam). "Our study found that MDCTA was as accurate as MR...

2011-05-04 00:00:27

Arthroscopic surgery is helping more Americans find relief from joint injuries such as rotator cuff tears Capitola, CA (PRWEB) May 02, 2011 Advances in arthroscopic surgery are providing relief for more Americans facing debilitating joint injuries, brought on by athletic pursuits or simply years of wear and tear, according to recent information from Santa Cruz Orthopaedic Institute. Injuries to the susceptible areas such as the rotator cuff famously sustained by professional athletes like...

2011-03-25 00:00:29

Physicians at the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine have developed a minimally invasive technique to repair large and massive rotator cuff tears through arthroscopic surgery, rather than traditional, more invasive techniques. Gulf Breeze, Fla. (Vocus/PRWEB) March 24, 2011 Physicians at the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine have developed a minimally invasive technique to repair large and massive rotator cuff tears, Arthroscopic Triple-Row...

2010-12-02 12:06:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascension Orthopedics, Inc., the world leader in PyroCarbon orthopedic devices, announces another implantation of the TITAN(TM) Modular Total Shoulder. The surgery was performed by Matthew Ramsey, M.D. at Bucks County Specialty Hospital in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. "The surgery went well today and postoperative x-rays showed a very anatomic replacement. The modularity of the TITAN Modular Total Shoulder allows the implant to closely match patient...

2010-09-29 12:31:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascension Orthopedics, Inc., the world leader in PyroCarbon orthopedic devices, announces the first implantations of the TITAN Modular Total Shoulder. William B. Geissler, M.D. performed the surgeries at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. "I am very pleased with the results of the surgical procedures. By impacting the bone rather than traditional reaming, the humeral stems have an excellent press fit, are very...

2010-09-01 20:18:56

Repairing torn shoulder muscles in elderly patients is often discouraged because of fears of complications. But a new study conducted at Rush University Medical Center has shown that minimally invasive, or arthroscopic, surgery can significantly improve pain and function. The study has just been published online in Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery and will appear in the October issue. "In people over the age of 70, pain is the main issue, and pain relief is a...


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