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Studies evaluate the anatomy and stability of ACL reconstruction with different techniques

... drilling techniques on 19 cadaveric knees. femoral socket position was characterized using ... for excellent access and restoration of the femoral ACL footprint, there is a significant learning curve. There can be an increased risk of shorter femoral tunnels and wall blow-out intraoperatively" says ...

Angioplasty Via Wrist May Be Safer

... catheter (thin tube) that's advanced through the femoral artery to the site of the blockage. A tiny ... to the risk of bleeding and nerve damage at the femoral artery access point, patients must lie down for ... after treatment. In obese patients, accessing the femoral artery in the groin can be challenging and risky. ...

Avalon Laboratories receives FDA and European clearances to market 3 catheter devices

... the Avalon Elite Multi-Port Venous femoral Catheter and the Avalon Elite Vascular Access ... Avalon Elite(tm) Multi-Port Venous femoral Catheter The Avalon Elite Multi-Port Venous femoral Catheter incorporates advanced materials and ...

Avalon Laboratories receives FDA and European clearances to market three catheter devices

... (DLC), the Avalon Elite Multi-Port Venous femoral Catheter and the Avalon Elite Vascular Access ... exchange. Avalon Elite Multi-Port Venous femoral Catheter The Avalon Elite Multi-Port Venous femoral Catheter incorporates advanced materials and ...

Hip resurfacing is not for everyone

... and the most serious, was a fracture of the femoral neck, the slender area of bone just beneath the ... of the 537 cases, including 10 cases in which the femoral neck fractured after surgery, a problem not seen ... fracture of the proximal femur (just below the femoral neck), loosening of the metal component in the ...

Cardo Medical Announces FDA Clearance of the Align 360 Total Knee System

... System is truly an advanced knee platform. Its femoral component features a funnel-shaped patella track ... rooms. In addition, the anterior geometry of the femoral component has been designed to reduce antero-medial overhang of the femoral component, which has been clinically proven to be ...

CHEST 2008: Featured abstracts

... underwent Doppler measurements of right and left femoral vein blood velocity while supine, at rest. They also underwent Doppler measurements of right femoral blood velocity while sitting and during ankle ... blood velocity was the same in the right and left femoral vein (17 cm/s). During exercise, while supine, ...

Merck's odanacatib increased BMD over 2 years at key fracture sites in Phase IIB study

... density (BMD) at the total hip, lumbar spine and femoral neck fracture sites and decreased indices of bone ... change from baseline in BMD at the total hip, femoral neck, hip trochanter, and distal forearm, and ... increased BMD at the lumbar spine, total hip and femoral neck at 24 months compared to baseline values. ...

Dialysis Catheter Placement Makes Little Difference in Infection Risk

... per 1,000 catheter-days among patients in the femoral group and a rate of 35.7 per 1,000 catheter-days ... in three of 324 (0.9 percent) of patients in the femoral group and in five of 313 (1.6) percent of ... with the widely accepted convention to avoid femoral catheterization to prevent the risk of ...

ExoSeal vascular plug gets good reviews in ECLIPSE study

... anchored in place on top of the puncture in the femoral artery, after the catheter is removed. Because ... compression involves exerting pressure on the femoral artery by hand or through use of a weight or ... puncture sites at or below the branchpoint of the femoral and iliac arteries and in patients with mild or ...

New training method for hip surgery

... painful hip bone deformities by coating the femoral head with a cast of chrome alloy. Up to 5,000 ... were able to attach a post to the centre of the femoral head and thread it, via a guide wire, to the ... which helped undergraduates to manually align the femoral head as they attached it to the femur. The ...

Cardiva Medical, Inc. Receives FDA Clearance for the Catalyst(TM)III System, First in Class Drug Coated Vessel Closure Device

... use in heparinized patients undergoing diagnostic and/or interventional femoral artery catheterization procedures using 5F, 6F, or 7F introducer sheaths. ... indicated for use in patients undergoing diagnostic and/or interventional femoral artery catheterization procedures using 5F, 6F or 7F introducer sheaths. ...

Hip Resurfacing Championed as a Bone-Preserving Alternative to Total Hip Replacement

... implants are necessary. In particular, new MOM large-diameter femoral heads are gaining popularity because the implants improve hip range of ... Because of these benefits, it has been suggested that large-diameter MOM femoral heads are a good alternative to hip resurfacing. The continued development ...

Team of orthopedic surgeons and kinesiologists win hippest of awards

... prosthesis, which the team used, is a small metal cup that's placed on the femoral head. It is used as an alternative to a total hip prosthesis, which is ... of hip resurfacing over total hip prostheses of large diameter is femoral conservation. ...

Reaching the Heart Through the Wrist

... study found that bleeding complications in angioplasties done through the femoral artery in the groin were twice as common as for the radial approach, with 1.83 percent of persons having the femoral approach suffering excess bleeding, compared to 0.79 percent with the ...

Meniscal damage and joint malalignment predictors of cartilage loss

... bone increase in both the medial tibial and the medial weightbearing femoral segments. Similarly, lateral meniscal damage predicted quantitative cartilage loss in both the lateral tibial and the lateral weightbearing femoral segments. Varus malalignment was strongly associated with cartilage loss ...

Physicians Anticipate Changes in Their Usage of Hip Implants

... the complete hip joint. Primary THA devices consist of three components: a femoral stem, a femoral head, and an acetabular cup. The stem is commonly made from either cobalt ...

NY-Area Paramedic Wins 2007 Francis X. Hursey Award for Heroic Use of QuikClot(R) Blood Clotting Product

... For Saving Life of Motorcycle Accident Victim with Severed femoral Artery WALLINGFORD, Conn., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Executives of ... agent to save the life of a motorcycle accident victim with a torn femoral artery. The Hursey Award -- a presentation sculpture and a $1000 check to ...

Early HRT Protects a Woman's Heart

... run the risk of developing more arterial plaque in the carotid and femoral arteries. Ironically, this particular finding may provide a window of ... 20 percent to 30 percent increased prevalence of plaque in the carotid and femoral arteries for every 10 years of exposure to oral contraceptives. Does ...

Spectranetics Announces Clinical Data From Cello Trial

... by the TURBO-Booster to safely restore blood flow in the superficial femoral artery and significantly improve clinical outcomes in patients with ... for removal of large amounts of plaque material within the superficial femoral artery (SFA) and popliteal arteries. "With conclusive data on the ...

Cardiva Medical, Inc. to Present at the UBS 2007 Global Life Science Conference With the Announcement of FDA 510(K) Clearance of its Newest Device: The Boomerang Catalyst II System(TM)

... catheterizations procedures, a catheter is threaded through the femoral artery to the site of vascular disease (most common is in the heart), ... Traditionally, doctors have used two primary methods to close the femoral artery puncture site: direct manual compression over the puncture site or ...

Cardiva Medical, Inc. to Present at the UBS 2007 Global Life Science Conference With the Announcement of FDA 510(K) Clearance of its Newest Device: The Boomerang Catalyst II System(TM)

... catheterizations procedures, a catheter is threaded through the femoral artery to the site of vascular disease (most common is in the heart), ... Traditionally, doctors have used two primary methods to close the femoral artery puncture site: direct manual compression over the puncture site or ...

Riverside First to Offer New Treatment for Peripheral Arterial Disease

... Surface, a stent graft designed to open blockages in the superficial femoral artery in the thigh, into William Doup, 69, of Bellefontaine, Ohio. "This ... this Gore stent" -- the only FDA-approved stent graft for the superficial femoral artery. Riverside Methodist Hospital Riverside Methodist Hospital is a ...

FDA Approves Expanded Use of Lilly's FORTEO(R) [teriparatide (rDNA origin) injection] to Treat Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis

... density (BMD) from baseline to 18 months of treatment by 7.2 percent at the lumbar spine, 3.6 percent at the total hip, and 3.7 percent at the femoral neck.(5) "Until now, physicians and patients had only one class of approved therapy for the treatment of glucocorticoid-induced ...

Kenneth Kensey, Inventor of the Angio-Seal(R), Dies at 58

... Kensey-Nash Corporation in 1984, where he was responsible for creating numerous new medical technologies including the Angio-Seal(R), the leading femoral artery puncture closure device marketed by St. Jude Medical, as well as the Kensey Catheter for Dynamic Angioplasty. Dr. Kensey's devices are in use ...

'TUG' Procedure by Texas Health Dallas Cardiologist Offers Hope to Millions of Patients

... Dr. Tony Das, an interventional cardiologist at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, recently demonstrated a unique procedure that clears femoral artery blockages without the use of contrast dye or X-ray radiation. "We're always looking for new and innovative ways to better care for patients ...

Abbott Announces EuroPCR 2009 Activities

... System vessel closure device, which now has CE Mark for use following minimally invasive procedures that allow large access sites up to 24F in the femoral artery in the upper thigh. The Prostar XL currently is the only vessel closure device with this indication in the European Union. Emboshield ...

Valve implantation on the beating heart

... to fit inside the catheter is brought into aortic position and then unfolded. The catheter can be inserted transarterially, usually by way of a femoral artery puncture, or transapically, i.e., through the left ventricular apex. The technical feasibility of the procedure has already been demonstrated ...

CPC Pursues Development of Proprietary Synthetic Sealants as part of MedClose(TM) Global Commercialization

... says Rod Shipman, President and CEO of CPC of America. "We anticipate clinical investigation for multiple indications, which may include sealing of femoral arteriotomy closures, biopsies and vertebral bodies following transpedicular interventions. They may also include the sealing of ...

Less Invasive Interventional Treatment Can Be Recommended as First-Line Treatment for 'Silent Killer,' Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

... inside a patient's artery -- without the need to cut open the abdomen, as in surgery. Going through skin at the groin, a catheter is passed into the femoral artery and directed to the aortic aneurysm. The doctor passes a stent graft, which is compressed into a small diameter within the catheter, through ...

Rush University Medical Center experts present latest research findings at AAOS meeting

... for the Hip Society/ American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Saturday, February 28, 8 a.m. Scientific session: Evolution of uncemented femoral fixation in Revision THA: Can we tailor prosthetic choice to each pattern of bone loss?, February 28, 10:15 a.m. Dr. Frank Phillips Spine, ...

Video: Majority of Americans Over 45 Experience Joint Pain and Believe it will Affect Their Future Quality of Life

... this will affect their quality of life over time. Biomet is the first orthopedic implant company to provide surgeons the tools to create custom femoral and tibial positioning guides for use in total knee replacement. While it is a relatively new option, nearly one-third of respondents would feel much ...

Cementless cup device developed for hip replacements shows durability after more than 20 years

... of wear-related problems, the main modes of failure were infection and recurrent dislocations. The study authors recommend the use of larger diameter femoral heads and more wear-resistant bearings to decrease the risks of these complications. "We can continue to make vast improvements in the quality of ...

Study Shows Exercise Shields Against Osteoporosis

... youth that involved running or jumping, such as volleyball or tennis, or no sports at all. Those in the weight-bearing group also had larger outer femoral bone area, which would help protect them more from fracture during pressure from movements, such as bending. As none of the women with the ...

WHO tool helps target bone treatment

... in other countries." The FRAX tool predicts the ten-year risk of men and women suffering a fracture. An individual's age, sex, weight, height, and femoral BMD, if available, are entered into the web-based tool, followed by clinical risk factors for osteoporosis including a prior fracture, parental ...

Routine testing after aneurysm coiling carries low risk

... not surgically accessible, endovascular specialists can reach it by threading a flexible catheter, which is capable of being steered, from the large femoral artery near the groin up to one of four arteries in the neck that lead to the brain. Using this technique, specialists can advance platinum coils ...

Cleveland Clinic Unveils 'Top 10' Medical Innovations for 2009

... Using a tiny barbed, wishbone-shaped device, the heart is fixed non-surgically from the inside out. A catheter is carefully guided through the femoral vein in the groin, up to the heart's mitral valves. The clip on the tip of a catheter is then clamped on the center of the valve leaflets, which ...

CPC Launches New Web Site Highlighting Medical, Research and Technical Panel, MedClose(TM) VCS Animated Video

... CPC's is currently developing MedClose(TM), an investigational*- stage vascular closure system (VCS) that is intended to seal the femoral arterial puncture site following diagnostic or interventional catheterization procedures. Forward Looking Statements The statements contained in ...

RTI Biologics Sees Expanded Surgeon User Base of Fresh OC Allografts

... surgery for Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center, performed surgery recently on a 22-year-old male patient using a fresh-stored right medial femoral hemi-condyle from RTI. "These fresh grafts insure chondrocyte viability for the patient so that he can live with reconstituted anatomy for ...

Late-breaking results of clinical trial on therapeutic endovascular cooling reported at TCT 2008

... It provides very rapid, precise cooling, maintenance, and re-warming of the patient's core body temperature. A catheter is threaded into the femoral vein and positioned in the inferior vena cava. As cool sterile saline is circulated within the catheter, blood flowing past the catheter is cooled ...
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