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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...

2010-03-08 07:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascension Orthopedics, Inc., a leader in orthopedic extremity implants, announces the international market launch of the PyroTITAN(TM) Humeral Resurfacing Arthroplasty System at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA, March 9-13, 2010. Designed to meet the unique soft tissue biocompatibility requirements of the shoulder joint, the PyroTITAN humeral resurfacing implant is the first commercially-available, human...

2010-03-03 13:36:15

New study finds early surgical treatment improves level of recovery in both function and strength ROSEMONT, IL -- People who suffer from injuries to the distal biceps tendon may benefit from earlier surgical intervention and new surgical techniques, according to a review article published in the March 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS). Located in the front of the elbow, the distal biceps tendon attaches to the lower end of the biceps muscle, and...

2010-03-03 12:12:00

New study finds early surgical treatment improves level of recovery in both function and strength ROSEMONT, Ill., March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People who suffer from injuries to the distal biceps tendon may benefit from earlier surgical intervention and new surgical techniques, according to a review article published in the March 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS). Located in the front of the elbow, the distal biceps tendon attaches to...

2010-03-01 17:40:00

Study Shows Majority of Injuries Occur During Sports and Recreational Activity ROSEMONT, Ill., March 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body and consequently one of the most commonly dislocated joints. An article published in the March 2010 issue of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) reveals that the majority of all shoulder dislocations occur during sports activities and young males are at a higher risk. The study also shows a high...

2009-11-12 11:31:00

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Corey G. Solman specializes in cutting-edge shoulder procedures including everything from a 45-minute technique called shoulder resurfacing to a reversed shoulder replacement that relieves pain, restores shoulder function and improves range of motion. He is also adept at the practice of active listening and dedicated to building the doctor-patient relationship. "Taking the time to listen, to truly listen to each patient may seem...

2009-09-17 13:26:20

Patients with chronic shoulder pain treated with exercises returned to work sooner than those treated with shockwaves, researchers in Norway said. The study involved 104 men and women ages 18-70 attending the outpatient clinic at Ullevaal University Hospital in Oslo with shoulder pain lasting at least three months. The single-blind randomized study, published in the British Medical Journal, found 64 percent of patients in the exercise group achieved a reduction in shoulder pain and...

2009-09-16 07:26:24

Research: Radial extracorporeal shockwave treatment compared with supervised exercises in patients with subacromial pain syndrome: Single blind randomized study Supervised exercises are more effective than shockwave treatment to relieve chronic shoulder pain, finds a study published on bmj.com yesterday. Shoulder pain is the fourth most common type of musculoskeletal pain reported to general practitioners and physiotherapists. Treatments often include physiotherapy, non-steroidal...


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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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