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Original Replacement Table Pads

July 18, 2013 12:15 pm | by Action Products | Action Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

(2013 ESP Award Nominee) The Action Original Replacement Table Pads are the best value in pressure reducing replacement table pads. The recently upgraded composite pad now has an infection control design with an attached Shear Smart surface of 3/8” Akton polymer.

Healix Advance Knotless Anchor

July 16, 2013 10:34 am | by Mitek Sports Medicine | Product Releases | Comments

The Healix Advance Knotless Anchor features dual-thread technology to maximize fixation and pull-out strength in both cancellous and cortical bone, and a multi-thread design that enables fast insertion into bone. Additionally, the device eliminates the need for arthroscopic knot tying.

Knee Cartilage Repair Technique Shows Improvement In Patient Outcomes And Regeneration

July 15, 2013 10:33 am | News | Comments

A natural tissue graft can spur regeneration of cartilage and improve symptoms in patients who have cartilage damage in their knee, according to a study by researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery. The new research, the first case-series evaluation of De Novo NT Natural Tissue Graft, will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), to be held July 11-14, in Chicago.

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Stress Fractures May Be Preventable

July 15, 2013 10:28 am | by Charles Bankhead | News | Comments

Lower-extremity stress fractures often occurred in association with potentially modifiable muscular and biomechanical factors, according to a study of 1,800 military cadets. Women were almost three times as likely as men to have lower-extremity stress fractures and lower-extremity stress fractures often occurred in association with potentially modifiable muscular and biomechanical factors.

The Pink Pad

July 15, 2013 10:05 am | by Xodus Medical | Xodus Medical | Product Releases | Comments

(2013 ESP Award Nominee) Xodus Medical announces “THE PINK PAD” (Pigazzi Patient Positioning System) for Steep Trendelenburg Positioning.  For use in robotic and laparoscopic colorectal, hysterectomy & prostate procedures, it offers the safest, most effective method in preventing patients from slipping, while also protecting against tissue breakdown, safeguarding against brachial plexus nerve injuries and eliminating risk of cross-contamination.

Surgery May Not Be Better For Spine Fractures

July 15, 2013 9:27 am | by Andrew M. Seaman | News | Comments

Getting back surgery to fix fractures caused by compression of the spine may not be any more beneficial than more conservative treatments, according to a new study of Medicare patients. Researchers found that people who had so-called spinal augmentation had a similar likelihood of dying or having major complications as those who didn't have the surgery.

Second ACL Injuries Six Times More Likely After Reconstruction

July 12, 2013 11:58 am | News | Comments

Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) surgery is a common knee injury procedure, but the overall incidence rate of having to go through it again within 24 months is six times greater than someone who has never had an ACL tear, according to researchers.

Range Of Motion May Be A Predictor For Elbow Injuries In Major League Baseball Pitchers

July 12, 2013 10:39 am | News | Comments

Pitchers with a deficit of more than five degrees in total range of motion (TRM) in their dominant shoulder had a 2.3 times higher risk of injury, while pitchers with a deficit of five or more degrees in shoulder flexion of the dominant shoulder had a 2.8 times higher risk of injury.

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Nearly Half Of Sarcoma Surgeries Done By Nonsurgical Oncology Specialists

July 9, 2013 9:59 am | News | Comments

Orthopedic oncologists and surgical oncologists, who have been trained in the complex procedures required to remove sarcomas located deep in the muscles and other soft tissues of the limbs, conducted only 52 percent of these operations at 85 academic medical centers during a three year period, according to an analysis of national data.

Unusual Pattern Of Spine Injuries From Asiana Jet Crash

July 9, 2013 9:43 am | by Lauran Neergard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Many survivors of Saturday's plane crash in San Francisco have a surprising pattern of spine injuries that a doctor says shows how violently they were shaken despite wearing seat belts. So far, two people are unable to move their legs — doctors don't yet know if the damage is permanent — and several others have needed surgery to stabilize their spines.

Positioned For Success

July 8, 2013 4:57 pm | by Dr. Brett Sanders, M.D. | Articles | Comments

By self adjusting to the patient in a rapid and reproducible manner, a new positioner may allay ancillary staff anxiety about positioning and allow more effective team participation during the time consuming positioning of the shoulder patient. In this way, the hidden cost of delayed OR turnover and poor positioning may be averted. Moreover, reproducible and rapid positioning may be achieved.

Orthopedic Surgical Table

June 28, 2013 9:44 am | by Steris | Steris Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The Steris OT 1000 Series Orthopedic Surgical Table is designed to offer superior control and access to the operative site. The revolutionary SWAN technology provides virtually effortless movement of the anatomy for Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty (AATHA), fracture reduction, and many other orthopedic procedures.

Pads And Positioners

June 12, 2013 11:30 am | by Action Products | Action Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Action Products Inc. has expanded its Action  brand positioners line with two more head pads and three positioners to protect the smallest of patients. Incrementally different sized products are meaningful to improving the quality of care for this patient population.

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Tri-Pull Secure Shoulder Solution

June 3, 2013 10:44 am | by Innovative Medical Products | Innovative Medical Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

(2013 ESP Award Nominee) IMP’s Tri-Pull Secure Shoulder Solution employs three proven systems (Phase4 Gel Splint, Reznik Universal Shoulder Positioner, De Mayo RoTractor) to distract and control precise rotation of the shoulder during arthroscopic surgery. The RoTractor delivers incremental amounts of arm rotation while maintaining shoulder distraction at the same time.

Woman's Hip Replacement Causes Allergic Reaction

May 30, 2013 10:10 am | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

After having both hips replaced, Paula Spurlock expected to face months of rehabilitation to regain strength and mobility. However, she never expected to have an allergic reaction to the implants. A new blood test may make it possible to detect these allergies before the surgery takes place.

Tri-Pull Secure Shoulder Solution

May 22, 2013 12:34 pm | by Innovative Medical Products | Innovative Medical Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Tri-Pull Secure Shoulder Solution from Innovative Medical Products employs three proven systems to confidently secure, distract, and ensure precise rotation control of the shoulder during surgical procedures without compromising the sterile field.

De Mayo RoTractor

May 15, 2013 10:39 am | by Innovative Medical Products | Innovative Medical Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Innovative Medical Products has introduced a unique solution for securing a patient’s arm rotation during arthroscopic shoulder surgery without the need of an assistant to hold the rotation of the arm for an extended period of time at the desired position. By freeing up an assistant, the De Mayo RoTractor increases the surgical team’s efficiency.

Spinal 'Spacer' Procedure Has Fewer Complications, But Higher Risk Of Repeat Surgery

May 8, 2013 10:36 am | News | Comments

Interspinous spacer implantation—a less-invasive alternative surgical option for spinal stenosis—has a lower complication rate than spinal fusion, reports a study. However, patients receiving interspinous spacers are more likely to require repeated back surgery.

Surgeons Implant Magnetic Growing Rods In Treatment For Scoliosis

May 8, 2013 10:29 am | News | Comments

In a revolutionary treatment for early-onset scoliosis (EOS), a team of surgeons implanted adjustable growing rods in two children from California. The pioneering surgeries — the first ever in the United States — were performed on May 7th at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.

Surgeon Attitudes Shifting About Joint Replacement In Younger Patients

May 7, 2013 10:29 am | by Candace Nelson | News | Comments

It's no secret that obesity remains a problem nationwide. Among the myriad risks associated with being overweight is wear and tear on joints. Extreme sports also have seen an increase in popularity, leading to more sports-related injuries.

Orthopedic Surgeon Performs ACI Surgery In Outpatient Setting

May 6, 2013 10:38 am | News | Comments

Cartilage injuries in the knee have long been difficult to treat. While providing short-term pain relief, traditional therapies are often ineffective at preventing further joint damage. However, a revolutionary procedure now offers patients with certain types of cartilage damage within the knee the potential to reverse painful and debilitating joint degeneration and dysfunction.

Weight Gain Common With New Knees

May 3, 2013 10:58 am | by Nancy Walsh | News | Comments

Patients who undergo total knee replacement are at substantial risk for weight gain during the 5 years after the surgery, a large retrospective study showed. And the chance of that "clinically important" weight gain doubled for individuals who had a second arthroplasty during the subsequent 5 years.

Regional Anesthesia Technique Significantly Improves Outcomes Of Hip, Knee Replacement

May 1, 2013 10:41 am | News | Comments

A highly underutilized anesthesia technique called neuraxial anesthesia, also known as spinal or epidural anesthesia, improves outcomes in patients undergoing hip or knee replacement, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Orthopedic Surgical Table

April 30, 2013 10:26 am | by Steris | Steris Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The Steris OT 1000 Series Orthopedic Surgical Table is designed to offer superior control and access to the operative site. The revolutionary SWAN technology provides virtually effortless movement of the anatomy for Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty (AATHA), fracture reduction, and many other orthopedic procedures.

Stellar Positioning Products

April 26, 2013 10:07 am | by Encompass Group, LLC | Encompass Group | Product Releases | Comments

The Pillow Factory Division of Encompass Group, LLC announces new Stellar Positioning Products. The positioners in this new line were all designed by clinicians and patients working together to find the perfect balance between the function healthcare providers require and the comfort patients deserve.

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