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2009-02-25 09:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was issued today by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: Hip Replacement (http://www3.aaos.org/education/anmeet/anmt2009/poster/poster.cfm?Pevent=P064) Hip Resurfacing Disappoints Those Who Expect a "Bionic" Hip Replacement Using a common mechanism to score activity levels after hip surgery, researchers found that the majority of patients who underwent a procedure to resurface arthritic hip bones consented to surgery...

2009-02-02 09:00:00

New findings indicate that early surgery for acute shoulder dislocation may provide the best results ROSEMONT, Ill., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year approximately 45 million children and adolescents participate in organized athletics and that number is on the rise. Two types of shoulder injuries that occur in these young athletes appear to respond well to specialized orthopaedic care. According to a paper published in the February 2009 issue of The Journal of Bone and Joint...

2009-01-12 13:59:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Kalur Law Office filed six lawsuits on Jan. 8, 2009, in Arizona Federal Court on behalf of patients injured following the use of a medical device called a 'pain pump'. The lawsuits add to the growing number of cases across the country against some of the nation's largest pain pump manufacturers, including Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK), I-Flow Inc. (Nasdaq: IFLO), DJ Orthopedics Inc., Sorenson Medical, McKinley Medical, LLC, Moog, Inc. (NYSE:...

2008-10-02 06:00:34

By Dr Thomas "Quin" Throckmorton For several decades, disabling arthritis in the hip and knees has been routinely treated by surgically replacing the affected joint. Many of us even have family or friends that are able to walk only because of the metal and plastic implanted in place of the bone and cartilage that deteriorated and failed from injury or disease. But as an orthopedic surgeon, I find many of my patients are surprised to learn that joint replacement surgeries are available for...

2008-09-24 03:00:16

By Kedgley, A E DeLude, J A; Drosdowech, D S; Johnson, J A; Bicknell, R T This study compared the effect of a computer-assisted and a traditional surgical technique on the kinematics of the glenohumeral joint during passive abduction after hemiarthroplasty of the shoulder for the treatment of fractures. We used seven pairs of fresh-frozen cadaver shoulders to create simulated four-part fractures of the proximal humerus, which were then reconstructed with hemiarthroplasty and reattachment of...

2008-07-18 12:01:14

Anesiva has initiated a Phase II clinical trial of Adlea, a long-acting, site specific, non-opioid drug candidate for the management of acute pain in patients undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery involving rotator cuff repair. This multicenter, randomized, double-blind, dose-escalating, placebo-controlled study is evaluating the safety, tolerability, efficacy, and pharmacokinetics of a single dose of Adlea administered via injection following surgical closure of the wound. The trial is...

2008-07-17 09:01:20

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Anesiva, Inc. today announced that it has begun a Phase 2 clinical trial of Adlea(TM), the company's long-acting, site specific, non-opioid drug candidate for the management of acute pain in patients undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery involving rotator cuff repair. Adlea is currently in two pivotal Phase 3 trials in the U.S.: one in total knee replacement surgeries and one in bunionectomy surgeries. An additional Phase 2...

2005-08-31 15:34:22

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chicago Cubs right-hander Kerry Wood underwent successful shoulder surgery on Wednesday and expects to be back in the line-up next year. Doctors found no structural damage during the one-hour arthroscopic operation to clean and reinforce the area around the pitcher's rotator cuff, Cubs trainer Mark O'Neal said. Wood, 28, started 10 games for the Cubs before going on the disabled list with a strained right shoulder. He came back in August after a second stint on...

2005-08-22 07:49:45

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - St. Louis Cardinals All-Star third baseman Scott Rolen is to have season-ending surgery on his left shoulder. "I really didn't have a decision," Rolen told reporters. "This is my only choice right now, to get the procedure done." The surgery, which will take place in the next 10 days, will repair the torn labrum in his shoulder. Rolen has struggled since he injured the shoulder on May 10 in a collision with Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Hee-Sop...