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2014-03-17 16:27:47

ROSEMONT, Ill., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- No one likes getting older. In addition to the complaints of gray hair and wrinkles, there are other more serious concerns. Adults over age 60, for example, are far more likely to suffer from tendon injuries. Tendons are the tissues that connect muscle to bone and facilitate joint movement. Unfortunately, once injured, there are few if any options likely to restore normal tendon structure or function....

2014-03-14 20:21:35

Podiatrists at Beverly Hills Physicians provide Southern California runners with necessary treatment for Achilles tendon rupture and other foot ailments. LOS ANGELES, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Last weekend, thousands of runners around the globe enjoyed a warm, beautiful Sunday by taking part in the L.A. Marathon. Successfully finishing a marathon is a fantastic achievement that requires a great deal of training - and the sort of first rate medical treatment found at Beverly...

Computer Simulation Of Blood Vessel Growth Is An Early Step Toward Treatment For Diseases That Affect Blood Flow
2014-01-23 15:46:37

University of Utah University of Utah bioengineers showed that tiny blood vessels grow better in the laboratory if the tissue surrounding them is less dense. Then the researchers created a computer simulation to predict such growth accurately – an early step toward treatments to provide blood supply to tissues damaged by diabetes and heart attacks and to skin grafts and implanted ligaments and tendons. "Better understanding of the processes that regulate the growth of blood vessels...

2014-01-15 23:26:53

Most of today's anti-aging, collagen boosting products work by direct skin application in the form of creams, gels, or serums. This mode of delivery greatly reduces the benefits that could be gained by taking an oral nutritional supplement such at Medi-Collagenics instead. Cadillac, MI (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Medi-Collagenics is the best anti-aging, collagen producing nutritional supplement on the market today. Users of Medi-Collagenics not only see improvements in their collagen...

2013-12-05 23:25:18

Latest Patent Strengthens Company’s Intellectual Property Portfolio Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 BioCell Technology, LLC announces that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted US Patent 8,563,045 pertaining to the dietary ingredient BioCell Collagen™ to BioCell Technology. This is the company’s sixth US patent. The latest patent on BioCell Collagen has key claims regarding molecular composition, molecular weight, and manufacturing method. It...

2013-12-02 10:03:20

Ultrasound-guided delivery of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) improves functionality and reduces recovery time in athletes with degenerative disease in their tendons, according to a study being presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). PRP therapy is a recent development in which blood is collected from the patient and then spun in a centrifuge to separate the PRP from other blood components. The PRP is then injected under ultrasound guidance...

2013-08-15 23:29:26

According to sports medicine specialist Dr. Victor Khabie, while you might tear your Achilles tendon while walking or stepping in a hole, an Achilles tendon rupture is an injury that is most common in explosive sports that involve lots of running and jumping and especially sudden starts, stops and changes of direction at speed. Carmel, NY (PRWEB) August 15, 2013 Millions of basketball fans watching the Los Angeles Lakers play the Golden State Warriors at the end of the 2013 regular season...

Bats Use Recycled Energy For Take-off
2013-07-07 20:17:49

Society for Experimental Biology [ Video 1 ] [ Video 2 ] Bats are uniquely able to stretch and store energy in their bicep and tricep tendons during take-off and climbing flight, giving them an extra power boost. A new study on fruitbats, to be presented at the meeting of the Society for Experimental in Valencia on July 4, used cutting edge technology to image how these small mammals move through the air. Dr Nicolai Konow (Brown University, USA), who led the research said: "Energy...

2013-04-24 16:10:28

Male athletes are the group most likely to tear their Achilles tendon, according to a new study published in the April 2013 issue of Foot & Ankle International (FAI), A SAGE journal. The activity most likely to cause the injury was basketball, and NBA players such as Kobe Bryant have been in the news lately for this exact injury. Drs. Steven Raikin, David Garras and Philip Krapchev reviewed 406 records from patients at one clinic diagnosed with Achilles tendon injuries from August 2000...

2013-03-20 08:27:53

World's Largest Full Service Non-Profit Tissue Bank to Launch GraftLink at 2013 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeNet Health, a leading allograft bio-implant company, will nationally launch the Allograft GraftLink(®) pre-sutured tendon at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois, on March 20. The tendon, a medical device-grade sterile (SAL of 10(-6)) product processed by LifeNet...