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2014-03-31 12:29:24

FAIRFIELD, N.J., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the dedicated doctors and staff of Operation Smile, overcoming challenges comes with the territory. Travelling the globe to some of the poorest places on earth, they have performed life changing surgeries for over 200,000 children afflicted with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities. Among the many challenges they face is the ongoing need to photographically document their work and evaluate the outcomes. And that's...

2014-03-01 23:01:19

Patients with advanced joint issues are now able to resume a normal activity level much more quickly after undergoing arthroscopic procedures, says Santa Rosa Orthopaedics Surgery Team. Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) March 01, 2014 More than 600,000 arthroscopic surgeries are performed annually in the U.S. and the vast majority of those surgeries (more than 80 percent) are knee surgeries. Arthroscopic surgery is commonly used to treat meniscal tears and ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries...

2014-02-18 23:26:37

OrthAlign, Inc., a privately held U.S.-based medical device company, today announced that it has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Biomet Japan for its Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) technology, KneeAlign®. Additionally, on December 24, 2013, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (JMHLW) approved KneeAlign® for use with Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) surgeries in Japan. Aliso Viejo, CA (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 OrthAlign, Inc., a privately held...

2013-12-08 23:01:36

Michigan Minimally Invasive Surgeon, Dr. Scott Laker has released several informational pages regarding the most common types of hernias and their associated surgeries on the website for the Michigan Institute of Laparoscopic Surgery, his clinic for laparoscopic surgery. West Bloomfield, MI (PRWEB) December 08, 2013 Michigan Minimally Invasive Surgeon, Dr. Scott Laker has released several informational pages regarding the most common types of hernias and their associated surgeries on the...

2013-12-02 23:00:57

Parker Waichman LLP has filed a lawsuit alleging that the Biomet M2a Magnum metal-on-metal hip replacement system caused a Maryland man to suffer from severe pain and elevated chromium and cobalt levels, which ultimately led to his having revision surgeries to remove and replace the devices—which had been implanted in both of his hips. The lawsuit also alleges that the Biomet implant’s design is defective, allowing for the release of toxic levels of metal ions into the body. New York,...

2013-11-18 23:27:19

OrthAlign, Inc., a privately held medical device company, received 510(k) clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its ORTHALIGN PLUS™ system, a palm-sized, single-use navigation device for Total Hip Arthroplasty (for both anterior and posterior approaches) and Total Knee Arthroplasty surgeries. Aliso Viejo, CA (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 OrthAlign, Inc., a privately held medical device company, received 510(k) clearance from the United States Food and...

2013-10-08 23:29:06

In September, 2013, Dr. Casey Mathys, Cornea and Refractive Surgeon at Christenbury Eye Center, traveled to Honduras on a mission trip through the ECHO Foundation to provide cataract surgeries to 30 patients in need. The mission took place at the Lions Eye Hospital Fraternidad in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Charlotte, North Carolina (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 In September, 2013, Dr. Casey Mathys, Cornea and Refractive Surgeon at Christenbury Eye Center, traveled to Honduras on a mission trip...

2013-07-30 23:33:07

Knee surgeries can be very intimidating and because of this many people suffer with knee pain much longer than they should. A patient that recently underwent a bilateral partial knee resurfacing shares his story about beating knee pain in both knees. Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 There is not many people that can say they had both of their knees resurfaced back-to-back and are up dancing within weeks of recovery. However, a patient of The Florida Knee and Orthopedic Centers (FKOC),...

2013-06-12 23:14:52

Occurrences of failed back surgeries are on the rise with more surgeries being performed in the US each year. The Bonati Institute has assessed its findings over the past year and has seen an increase in patient visits. Hudson, FL (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 Post-Laminectomy Syndrome, also called Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) has become an epidemic for patients with back pain across the country. Failed Back Surgery Syndrome is a generalized term often used to describe the condition of...

2013-04-08 23:00:59

Surgeries without knives are making recovery processes easier and allowing patients unfit for the trauma of surgery to receive life-saving treatments. In his latest article, “No Knife Operations: The Next Generation of Surgeries,” Console explores the impact of these new medical technologies on the course of patients´ recovery and examines the implications for the future of medicine. Marlton, NJ (PRWEB) April 08, 2013 Surgeries without knives are making recovery processes...