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LifeNet Health Launches Sports Medicine Bio-Implants

... KinetiGraft Tendon, the Triple Bundle Tendon and rotator Cuff bio-implant, all offering new options for ... as well as augmenting tendon instability. The new rotator Cuff Allograft Patch provides a new alternative ... for repairing shoulder injuries by using actual rotator cuff tendon. "All three of these sports ...

Nonsurgical Treatment May Ease Rotator Cuff Injury

... Millions of people suffer from tendinitis of the rotator cuff, but a minimally invasive procedure can ... small calcium deposits within the tendons of the rotator cuff in the shoulder. The patients were randomly ... guidance to inject a saline solution into the rotator cuff to wash the affected area and break up ...

Rotator cuff treatment provides immediate tendonitis relief

... invasive procedure to treat tendonitis in the rotator cuff of the shoulder provides immediate symptom ... reduces pain from calcific tendonitis of the rotator cuff and restores lasting mobility after ... treatment for calcific tendonitis of the rotator cuff. This has never happened before," said ...

Rotator Cuff Tears: Are They All in the Family?

... -- People with relatives who have experienced rotator cuff tears are at increased risk of similar ... genetic predisposition as a possible cause for rotator cuff disease," said Robert Z. Tashjian, MD, ... these tears in family members of patients with rotator cuff tears. The risk extends out and beyond ...

Rush University Medical Center orthopaedic experts examine overhead

... of the following five sources: damaged cartilage, rotator cuff injury, abnormal scapula movement, ... wears down with age and use. Damage to the rotator cuff, a term given to the group of muscles and ... one specific movement could cause injury to the rotator cuff, this type of injury is often the result of ...

Core Essence Receives FDA Approval for SECURUS(TM), an Innovative Knotless Suture Anchor System

... invasive techniques in the surgical treatment of rotator cuff repair. "SECURUS is a game-changing product in the area of rotator cuff repair," said Shawn Huxel, co-founder and ... Executive Officer of Core Essence. "In the U.S., rotator cuff repair represents a $600 million device ...

Western Orthopaedics in Denver Blends Innovative Techniques to Provide a Spectrum of Shoulder Care

... is used on patients with severely torn rotator cuffs due to injury, aging, overuse, or severe ... of my condition. I had a totally detached rotator cuff and all the worst things that go along with ... problems due to trauma, arthritis, or torn rotator cuffs. Shoulder pain directly affects the quality ...

Innovative Shoulder Surgery Offers Exciting New Option for South Florida Residents with Severe Shoulder Problems

... lost the mobility in their arm from a damaged rotator cuff, a failed shoulder replacement surgery or ... this groundbreaking new surgery. The rotator cuff is made up of four muscles and tendons that ... with the scapula (shoulder blade). The risk of rotator cuff damage increases with age as the blood ...

Adena Shoulder Surgeon Blends Innovative Techniques with Personalized Patient Care

... replacement is often used on patients with torn rotator cuffs due to injury, aging, overuse, or severe ... deltoid muscle to lift their arm versus their rotator cuff. "Before I met Dr. Cohen, I had two bad ... problems due to trauma, arthritis, or torn rotator cuffs. Shoulder pain directly affects the quality ...

Long-term outlook good for rotator cuff repairs

... LAS VEGAS, NV - Patients who underwent a rotator cuff repair surgery experienced pain relief and ... of Sports Medicine Specialty Day in Las Vegas. rotator cuff tears can be caused by a traumatic event to ... approximately eight years after they received rotator cuff repair. "We initially tested the ...

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

... Educational session: Arthroscopic rotator Cuff repair: An Evolution of Techniques, Are Our ... 25, 1:30 p.m. Educational session: Arthroscopic rotator Cuff repair: An Evolution of Techniques, Are Our ... Elbow, and Shoulder Scientific session: rotator Cuff: Long-Term Outcome of Recurrent Defects ...

Genes May Help Drive Rotator Cuff Injury

... News) -- Genes may boost the odds of developing rotator cuff problems, according to new research that ... than two million Utah residents. It showed that rotator cuff trouble among even distant relations, such ... in their seventies and eighties never develop rotator cuff injuries, even though very often they ...

Rochester Shoulder Surgeon Blends Innovative Techniques with Personalized Patient Care

... the primary cause of shoulder pain; rather, the rotator cuff needs to be addressed." A ... replacement is often used on patients with torn rotator cuffs due to injury, aging, overuse, or severe ... deltoid muscle to lift their arm versus their rotator cuff. "I fell down the steps and thought ...

Playing Catch in Winter Could Save Kids' Pitching Arms

... common pediatric pitching pitfall: torn rotator cuff injuries, according to doctors at Methodist ... more and more high school pitchers with torn rotator cuffs. "The problem is that their arms are not in ... shape, and they open themselves up to serious rotator cuff problems." ...

Smith & Nephew Endoscopy's KINSA(R) RC Suture Anchor Designed for Secure Repair of Rotator Cuff Injuries

... of shoulder injuries stemming from tears to the rotator cuff -- the group of muscles and tendons that ... to interfere with the joint motion. Successful rotator cuff repair requires that a suture anchor ... studies have shown delivers the superior rotator cuff repair and shoulder mobility. This technique ...

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Presents Prestigious Research Awards at Annual Meeting

... for their paper "The Effect of TGF-B3 on Tendon-to-Bone Healing in a rotator Cuff Repair Model." The authors found that augmentation with the human gene TGF-B3, during a rotator cuff repair improves the strength of the repair more than surgical repair ...

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) Accelerates Healing of Joint Injuries, Osteoarthritis Pain

... ligaments, and painful joints all over the body. Sports injuries including rotator cuff tears, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, knee meniscus tears, ... with no limitation. Several months later he received PRP therapy for his rotator cuff tear with arthritis and is doing great. Patient testimony: ...

BiomagScience Introduces Breakthrough Health Therapy Kits

... 15- and 25-year chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia, whiplash, carpel tunnel, and rotator pain -- all these conditions were overcome using advanced magnetic therapy ... 15- and 25-year chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia, whiplash, carpel tunnel, and rotator pain -- all these conditions were overcome using advanced magnetic therapy ...

Smith & Nephew Endoscopy Launches the FOOTPRINT PK Suture Anchor for Shoulder Repair

... the launch of the FOOTPRINT PK Suture Anchor, a system used to attach rotator cuff tissue to bone in the shoulder. The anchor is among products featured ... Meeting, which began today in Washington, D.C. The objective during rotator cuff repair is to return the soft tissue to its original anatomic ...

Saline Wash May Ease Shoulder Tendonitis

... by the formation of small calcium deposits within the tendons of the rotator cuff. These deposits can cause pain and restrict mobility. ... a radiologist, guided by ultrasound, injects a saline solution into the rotator cuff to wash the area and break up the calcium. A second needle is then ...

Hip Arthroscopy Procedures to Soar Through 2013

... ligament reconstruction, powered shaver disposables, radiofrequency (RF) probes, fluid management disposables, meniscus repair devices, arthroscopes, rotator cuff reinforcement (RCR) grafts, knee cartilage repair, hand instruments, and reprocessed arthroscopic devices. This report allows clients to gain ...

OMTEC's Opening Keynote Emphasizes Increasing Demand for Orthopaedic Procedures

... delayed, but patients can't deny themselves quality of life forever." Furthermore, she continued, "Fractures will still require repair, as will torn rotator cuffs and ACLs." Mrs. Engelhardt's standing-room-only address went on to predict market growth by procedures, price and mix and segment. "Even ...

Good Golf Form Can Improve Game and Prevent Pain

... that offer comfort and protection from the weather conditions. Golf shoes with short cleats will help with stability. Avoiding neck strain and rotator cuff problems by not hunching over your ball too often or too much when studying your shots. Stretching the wrists and forearms properly before ...

Stay on Par this Golf Season, Injury Free

... the appropriate golf shoes: ones with short cleats are best. Do not hunch over the ball too much; it may predispose you to neck strain and rotator cuff tendinitis. Avoid golfer's elbow -- which is caused by a strain of the muscles in the inside of the forearm - by performing wrist and ...

MiMedx Group, Inc. Adds Parker H. 'Pete' Petit as Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer

... the BioBraid(TM) for FDA 510(k) marketing clearance, intended for augmentation and repair of achilles, patellar, biceps, tibial tendons, and the rotator cuff. The Company has a current need for substantial additional funding for these product lines in order for the Company to continue as a ...

Osteotech Expands Senior Management Team; New Executives to Drive Sales Force Strategies and Therapy-Based Solutions

... to market in late 2009 and over the next few years we also expect to introduce products focused on a variety of new clinical indications including rotator cuff repair, abdominal wall reconstruction and wound care applications. We believe Robert's technical and procedural application expertise will ...

Orthopaedic Surgeon Kevin Smith, MD, Joins Northwest Hospital & Medical Center and The Sports Medicine Clinic

... and Elbow Surgeons. His professional interests include treatment of patients of all ages with elbow and shoulder conditions such as arthritis, rotator cuff disease, instability, stiffness and fractures. He has lectured and published widely. "I am proud to be part of Northwest Hospital and The ...

Height of Pitcher's Mound Can Strain Shoulders

... on the joint surface and surrounding structures," Raasch said. "That greater stress may result in injury to the shoulder including tearing of the rotator cuff or labrum, which may result in surgery and long-term rehabilitation. It also can make it difficult for the athlete to replicate the same throw ...

Elbow, Shoulder Injuries Take Heavy Toll on Pro Baseball Players

... of Rehabilitation Medicine/Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City, added: "Many pitchers in the major league just aren't the same after a rotator [shoulder] injury." He cited Dwight Gooden, a former New York Mets star, as an example. "He lost the velocity on his pitch," said Varlotta, ...

Freeze-dried tendon implants prove effective in early studies

... tendon tissue can reorganize as it heals. Such tissue-engineering approaches could significantly improve repair of anterior cruciate ligaments and rotator cuffs as well, researchers said. The study was in a mouse model designed to resemble hard-to-repair flexor tendons in human hands, and the results ...

A New Study Links High Volume Pain Pumps with the Devastating and Painful Loss of Cartilage Following Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

... dancing," says Kathy Forest, a 62-year old flight attendant from Vancouver, Wash. She used a pain pump after routine surgery to repair her rotator cuff. "Dancing was such a big part of my life, but now it's just too painful. My biggest fear, though, is that I may never be able to ...

Studies Shed New Light on Breast Cancer, Treatment

... that inhibit the production of estrogen for ER-positive breast cancer patients -- stopped this treatment due to musculoskeletal side effects such as rotator cuff tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and osteoarthritis. Overall in the trial, 42 percent of women reported some sort of musculoskeletal side ...

Steroids Cause the Same Tissue Changes as Tendon Injury

... who get a steroid injection in their shoulder for rotator cuff pain relief or improved// shoulder function ... examined the global gene expression profiles in rotator cuff tendons following injury or exposure to ... to characterize the molecular response of rat rotator cuff tendon tissue to injury, injection of ...

Cigarette Smoking Impedes Tendon-to-Bone Healing

... yet another reason not to smoke. Studying rotator cuff injury in rats,// the research team found ... healing, suggesting this could cause failure of rotator cuff repair following surgery in human patients. ... gaps in medical knowledge about the prevalence of rotator cuff injuries. ...

Yet Another Reason not to Smoke

... healing which suggests that failure of rotator cuff repair could follow surgery in human ... gaps in medical knowledge about the prevalence of rotator cuff injuries. The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and their tendons ...

Blocking Pain Found To Slow Down The Healing Process

... pain medications widely prescribed for rotator cuff surgery may actually delay healing .// The rotator cuff is composed of the muscles and tendons that ... research involved 180 rats that received acute rotator cuff repair surgery. One-third of the rats were ...

New Drug For Treating Chronic Shoulder Pain

... pain can be caused by a variety of problems, including osteoarthritis or rotator cuff tears. Sodium hyaluronate is a vital building block of normal ... well as an MRI to diagnose soft tissue and bony pathology or a tear in the rotator cuff. The 602 patients who comprised the study population were ...

Sodium Hyaluronate Shows Promise In Treatment Of Shoulder Pain

... visit orthopedic surgeons annually, according to estimates of the National Institute of Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. Osteoarthritis and rotator cuff tears account for a majority of the causes for shoulder pain. The drug was approved by the FDA in the year 1998, for treatment if knee ...

An Effective Drug Identified for Shoulder Pain

... Skin Diseases, shoulder problems are experienced by 1.5 million people. The pain can be caused by a variety of problems, including osteoarthritis or rotator cuff tears. Sodium hyaluronate is a vital building block of normal cartilage. It is marketed under the name Hyalgan by Sanofi Aventis. The ...
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