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2013-01-10 16:23:44

ROSEMONT, Ill., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While obese patients are more likely to have surgical treatment for lumbar disc herniation - a slipped or ruptured disc - than nonobese patients, obesity increases operative time, blood loss and length of hospital stay, according to new research published in the January 2013 Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS). Overall, obese patients had poorer outcomes with surgical and nonsurgical treatments for lumbar disc herniation than...

2012-12-14 05:03:51

Choosing partial or total knee replacement today. Carmel, NY (PRWEB) December 13, 2012 Knee replacement surgery has come a long way since it was first performed in 1968. More than 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Improvements in materials and advances in surgical techniques have led to better outcomes for patients: faster...

2012-12-10 12:25:03

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Belt Technologies, Inc., an innovative medical technology company focused on commercializing a precision robotic solution for orthopedic surgery, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its NavioPFS(TM) orthopedic surgical system. The Company's initial clearance in the United States is for Unicondylar Knee Replacement ("UKR") which is commonly known as partial knee...

2012-11-12 11:13:38

Patients who make $35,000 a year or less report better outcomes after knee replacement surgery than people who earn more, research by Mayo Clinic and the University of Alabama at Birmingham shows. The lower-income patients studied reported less pain and better knee function at their two-year checkups than wealthier people did. The study was being presented at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting in Washington. The finding is important as physicians try to figure out why some...

2012-10-24 11:25:15

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, the Stone Clinic introduced BioKnee: A natural knee cartilage reconstruction solution clinically-proven to delay the effects of arthritis for up to 12 years. BioKnee has been shown to return patients with moderate and sometimes severe bone-on-bone arthritis to sports and an active lifestyle. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121016/SF91933LOGO) Professional skier Matt Reardon was told he could not ski professionally again...

2012-10-16 07:24:47

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, the Stone Clinic introduced BioKnee: A natural knee cartilage reconstruction solution clinically-proven to delay the effects of arthritis for up to 12 years. BioKnee has been shown to return patients with moderate and sometimes severe bone-on-bone arthritis to sports and an active lifestyle. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121016/SF91933LOGO) Professional skier Matt Reardon was told he could not ski professionally again...

2012-09-29 23:00:38

Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. McLaughlin Successfully Climbs the Matterhorn to Serve as Role Model to His Kennedy Center Patients Oshkosh, Wisconsin (PRWEB) September 28, 2012 Dr. Jeffrey McLaughlin is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in partial and total hip and knee replacement surgery, as well as hip and knee resurfacing. Over the past couple of years, Jeffrey McLaughlin, MD has twice attempted to scale the steep face of the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps. He was turned back both...

2012-08-21 21:57:07

Nurse led group clinics could save £100,000 a year or more, researchers claim The researchers base their findings on 90 patients with knee osteoarthritis, who were referred for group acupuncture to two knee pain clinics in St Albans, Hertfordshire, in 2008 and subsequently monitored for two years. The clinics were set up in 2008 for NHS patients, and run in two GP practices by specially trained acupuncture nurses, to see whether this could improve care, while reducing costs, and...

2012-06-20 06:26:46

SARASOTA, Fla., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With a variety of knee replacement surgical options, there's no reason to put up with persistent knee pain. "Knee replacement should be considered when the quality of one's life becomes increasingly compromised by the condition of the knee," said Ronald P. White, M.D., a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at Kennedy-White Orthopaedic Center in Sarasota, Florida. "We have many new options in knee replacement surgery." One example is gender...

2012-04-19 23:03:35

Surgeon Darin Leetun, Orthopedic M.D. of The Kennedy Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, has been Selected to Join Team of Physicians Working with the USA Under 17 Hockey Team Oshkosh, Wisconsin (PRWEB) April 19, 2012 The Kennedy Center for the Hip and Knee, a leading hip and knee replacement health care facility and Wisconsin orthopedic institution, is pleased to announce that one of its staff surgeons has been chosen to join the medical team for the USA Under 17 Hockey team. Orthopedic surgeon...