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2013-03-14 20:21:27

KANSAS CITY, Kan., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Many Americans are familiar with common injuries sustained by male athletes because of the heavy year-round media coverage of men's sports. But as the tournament season for women's basketball gets underway, many people may be interested to learn that potential injury risks for female athletes differ from their male counterparts. "Women are more likely to have a different set of injuries playing basketball due to inherent differences in...

2012-12-27 16:22:28

SEATTLE, Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) today reported results from its first pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating OMS103HP in patients undergoing arthroscopic partial meniscectomy surgery. In this multicenter, double-blind, Phase 3 clinical trial comparing OMS103HP to vehicle control in 344 subjects, the pre-specified primary endpoint was the Symptoms Subscale of the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) - a patient-reported measure that is...

2012-04-06 02:20:28

SOUTH FALLSBURG, N.Y., April 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeremy Lin is scheduled to undergo surgery for his knee within the week and will be down for six weeks, ending his season. Tom Chi, also known as The Pain Whisperer and star of the upcoming reality TV series of the same name, offers a remarkable alternative therapy to this type of surgery. In this teaser video for the show we see real patients with chronic pain before and after one treatment with his Supertouch(TM)...

2011-09-06 07:15:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MedShape Solutions, Inc., the industry leader in innovative shape memory orthopedic devices, today announced that it has received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant from the National Institutes of Health to assist in the research and development of a compliant shape memory polymer device for meniscal repair. Additional funding phases could take the total award amount to over $1.5M upon the achievement of key Phase I development...

2011-02-16 17:20:36

A recently discovered biomarker could help doctors diagnose a common type of knee injury, according to a new study. A team of researchers led by Gaetano Scuderi, MD, clinical assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine and an orthopaedic surgeon at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, has confirmed that a particular protein complex appears in patients with painful meniscal tears. The finding, to be published Feb. 16 in The Journal of Bone and Joint...

2010-06-30 09:37:57

Arthroscopic surgical repair of torn anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL) or meniscal cartilage injuries in the knee does not decrease the chances of developing osteoarthritis, according to a new study published in the online edition and August print issue of the journal Radiology. A decade after the initial injuries were diagnosed using MRI, localized knee osteoarthritis was evident in patients, regardless of whether or not the injuries had been surgically repaired. "This study proves that...

2010-05-03 06:00:00

SEATTLE, May 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omeros Corporation (Nasdaq: OMER) today announced additional data from a Phase 2 trial of OMS103HP, its PharmacoSurgery(TM) product candidate for arthroscopy, showing that patients treated with OMS103HP during arthroscopic meniscectomy surgery achieved statistically significant clinical benefits. OMS103HP is an investigational drug product that is added to arthroscopic irrigation solution and is designed to improve postoperative joint function and...

2010-03-31 08:00:00

SEATTLE, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omeros Corporation (Nasdaq: OMER) today announced that a Phase 2 clinical trial of OMS103HP, its PharmacoSurgery(TM) product candidate for arthroscopy, demonstrated that patients treated with OMS103HP during arthroscopic knee meniscectomy surgery achieved statistically significant clinical benefits. OMS103HP is an investigational drug product that is added to arthroscopic irrigation solution and is designed to improve postoperative joint...

2010-03-14 11:18:34

Eighty-four percent of children 18 and younger had successful clinical outcomes during an eight year follow-up to repair a torn meniscus (cartilage that provides cushioning to distribute your body weight across the knee joint) at the same time as reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), according to a new study presented March 13 at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day in New Orleans. The success of the meniscus repair, however, depended on...

2010-03-09 08:00:00

ANDOVER, Mass., March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smith & Nephew's (NYSE: SNN; LSE:SN) Endoscopy Division today announced the introduction of the FAST-FIX(TM) 360 Meniscal Repair System, a next generation device that applies novel engineering to provide surgeons with easy implant deployment, speed, and superior fixation strength with minimal disruption to the meniscus. FAST-FIX 360 is among products that will be featured at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual...