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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...

2010-09-02 09:57:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascension Orthopedics, Inc., the world leader in PyroCarbon orthopedic devices, announces FDA approval to market the TITAN(TM) Modular Total Shoulder System. This newly designed system redefines modularity by providing multiple surgical solutions for shoulder arthroplasty with one implant system. The TITAN Modular Total Shoulder System was developed in collaboration with Joseph Abboud, M.D, Phillip Duke, MB.BS, FRACS, FA(ORTH)A, William Geissler,...

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...

2010-08-30 11:20:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascension Orthopedics, Inc., the world leader in PyroCarbon orthopedic devices, announces the implantation of the first PyroTITAN(TM) Humeral Resurfacing Implant in the United Kingdom. The PyroTITAN was implanted at BMI - The Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle, Cheshire. Lennard Funk, BSc MBBCh MSc FRCS(Tr&Orth), the surgeon who performed the procedure, stated, "The patient is active and independent but could no longer play golf or drive comfortably...

2010-08-12 09:57:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascension Orthopedics, Inc., the world leader in PyroCarbon orthopedic implants, announces the implantation of an additional PyroTITAN(TM) Humeral Resurfacing Implant in Brisbane, Australia. The PyroTITAN was implanted last month at the Brisbane Private Hospital. Phillip Duke, MB.BS, FRACS, FA(ORTH)A, the surgeon who performed the procedure, stated, "The patient was a 68-year-old orthopedic nurse, who was well educated on shoulder arthroplasty...

2010-07-01 06:50:00

WEST ORANGE, N.J., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- For millions of players across the country tennis is a year-round sport, but as the weather turns warmer, people play more frequently. Indoors or out, at local courts or center court at Wimbledon, fitness is the key for tennis players to perform well and avoid injury. "Each year, thousands of recreational tennis players experience injuries ranging from overuse of the shoulder or elbow to injuries of the lower back, knees and ankles," explains...

2010-06-17 07:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascension Orthopedics, Inc., a market leader in PyroCarbon orthopedic implants, announces the first implantation of the PyroTITAN(TM) Humeral Resurfacing Arthroplasty outside the United States. The PyroTITAN was implanted last month in Brisbane, Australia in a 46-year-old patient who reported "immediate pain relief" within 24 hours of surgery. The PyroTITAN Humeral Resurfacing implant is the first commercially-available shoulder arthroplasty prosthesis...

2010-06-08 07:07:00

WALTHAM, Mass., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the double-row technique for shoulder rotator cuff repair is declining in popularity in Europe. Despite considerable attention and promotion the double-row technique is receiving from key opinion leaders in Europe, varying results from clinical studies coupled with hospitals' attempts to curb rising health care costs will discourage the use of...

2010-03-11 06:00:00

ANDOVER, Mass., March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smith & Nephew's (NYSE: SNN; LSE: SN) Endoscopy Division today announced the introduction of the TWINFIX(TM) Ultra PK Suture Anchor, a new anchor to address wide variation in bone density and tissue quality for rotator cuff repair in the shoulder. The device is currently being featured at Smith & Nephew Endoscopy's booth at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting in New Orleans. The new anchor -...

2010-03-10 09:07:50

Tears in the shoulder's rotator cuff, a common sports injury, are painful and restricting. Surgery to repair the damage is successful for pain management, but in many patients it does not result in full recovery of function due to poor healing. New research shows an approved therapy for osteoporosis, Forteo, may speed healing and improve patient outcomes. The preliminary study from Hospital for Special Surgery in New York is being presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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