The 'Other' Cruciate Ligament: Newer Treatments for PCL Tears
"An ACL ( anterior cruciate ligament ) tear
is an injury of instability; a PCL tear
is an injury of disability," said study author ... by grades:
Grade 1: Partial tear
(non-surgical treatment options recommended)
Aton Pharma CEO Mike Wells Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2009 Award Winner;
... for more than two decades. Unlike artificial tear
substitutes that have a residence time measured ... acts to stabilize and thicken the pre-corneal tear
film and prolong the tear
film breakup time, which is usually accelerated ...
Large Study of Lacrisert(R) Dry Eye Insert:
... eye, that helps to retain moisture, stabilize the tear
film, and lubricate the eye.
"This is the ... "Patients experienced significant improvements in tear
film stability as well as ocular surface damage. ... for more than two decades. Unlike artificial tear
substitutes that have a residence time measured ...
January 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Improved PSA Tests, Dry Eyes and Colds
... layer includes fatty acids that smooth the tear
surface and slow evaporation of the thicker, ... balance.
For example, dry eyes occur when tear
glands don't produce enough fluids or when problems with blinking hamper tear
distribution. Also, several commonly used ...
Scientists discover who is likely to get dry eye syndrome after LASIK surgery
... found that people with a certain low level of tear
production are more likely to develop chronic dry ... Americans, it is caused by problems with the tear
film responsible for lubricating the eye. While ... discovered that if a patient had a presurgical tear
production value greater than 20 mm of wetting of ...
Swelling After Knee Injury May Hinder Healing
... knee involve the meniscus. Over time, wear and tear
on this cartilage contributes to osteoarthritis. ... meniscus injuries are tears in the tissue. If the tear
is small and occurs outside the meniscus, it can ... repairs are not always effective. A large tear
may mean surgeons have to remove the torn tissue ...
New Collagen Meniscus Implant Opens New Vista for Knee Repair
... just remove the damage tissue leaving the knee exposed to wear and tear
arthritis. The new medical procedure -- collagen meniscus implant -- ... augment the body's ability to regenerate tissue in a chronic bucket-handle tear
in a young athlete. I expect it will also be a great stem cell carrier." ...
Repair ACL Injuries in Young Athletes Quickly
... to treat these injuries when they occur."
Athletes of all ages commonly tear
the anterior cruciate ligament, better known as the ACL, that helps to ... risk of sustaining ACL injuries compared to males," Ganley said.
An ACL tear
can lead to a cascade of other problems, including ligament tears around ...
Long-term outlook good for rotator cuff repairs
... experienced pain relief and improved shoulder function, even after a tear
recurrence, according to a new study presented at the 2009 American ... years after their surgery and found that those with a recurrence of a tear
were doing well," explains lead author, Christopher Dodson, MD, of the ...
SEIU: 'Rogue Organization's Attempt to Destabilize UHW is Both Reckless and Feckless'
... of Ms. Collins' and Mr. Johnson's 140,000 member local union are trying to tear
"Sal Rosselli and the former officers of UHW are engaging in ... of Rosselli's team confessed to the Los Angeles Times : " If we have to tear
everything down to build it back up again, so be it."
"There seems ...
Insure.com Examines Major Medical Mistakes Called 'Never Events'
Now, major insurers are announcing that they will tear
up bills for Never
Exactly when and how you could be ... malpractice lawsuit.
For the full article, see "Insurers start to tear
up bills for medical
mistakes" at ...
Gene Test Could Catch Deadly Heart Problem
in the aorta is unpredictable and often fatal, researchers say,, ... fatal problem, German researchers report.
Acute aortic dissection is a tear
in the lining of the aorta, the artery that carries blood from the heart ...
Women Risk Bone Loss After Knee Surgery
... players, for example, are twice as likely as their male counterparts to tear
an ACL, while the incidence of these injuries is four times greater among ... in their 30s and 40s, who haven't been that active, go out and ski and tear
The AAOS has more on the ACL and ...
FDA approves knee-injury device for humans
... Because two-thirds of the meniscus is avascular (lacks a blood supply), a tear
in that region will not repair itself. This new device will transport ... with blood and cells for healing, the previously untreatable meniscal tear
now has the potential for allowing the knee joint to be saved.
Muscle patterns in women may be linked to at risk positioning for ACL tears
... four major ligaments of the knee, and women are 2-8 times more likely to tear
this ligament than men are while playing the same sport, said ... in too much appears, based on previous research, to be more likely to tear
The U-M study showed that when women are preparing to land ...
New insights into common knee injuries
... to treat these injuries. The most common meniscus injury is a tear. If the tear
is small and occurs on the outside of the meniscus, it can be repaired surgically. However, these repairs dont often work well. If the tear
is large, surgeons often have no choice but to remove the torn portion, ...
Eye-staining technique offers early detection for dry eye syndrome
... pattern of staining was a good, objective indicator of the severity of the tear
deficiency, said Dr. James McCulley, chairman of ophthalmology at UT ... eye between the lids, but toward the ear. That is fairly diagnostic of a tear
deficiency, Dr. McCulley said.
The third and most severe level occurs ...
QLT announces interim data from a Phase II clinical trial and a device study for the Punctal Plug Drug Delivery System
... delivery system that is being developed with a goal of enabling delivery of a variety of drugs to the eye over time through sustained release to the tear
Prostaglandins represent the largest segment of the U.S. glaucoma market. Latanoprost is an active ingredient ...
Southern California Surgical Center (heart411.com) Specializes in Mitral Valve Replacement
... surgery can stem from a number of factors, including lifestyle, genetics and disease. Rheumatic fever, bacterial infections and general wear and tear
are common causes for mitral valve replacement surgery, although congenital defects can prompt the need for the procedure as well. The mitral ...
Los Angeles Cosmetic Dentist Sam Muslin's Breakthrough Procedure: Face Lift Dentistry
... should consider Face Lift Dentistry."
As a person ages, the teeth become worn down and uneven due to wear and tear
and different kinds of dental work in the mouth. The result is often bite collapse, which causes the face to shorten, contributing to mild or severe ...
Arizona researchers to sequence West African rice strain
... Map Alignment Project (Oryza is the genus rice belongs to), or I-OMAP.
I-OMAP seeks to sequence all 23 rice species. "We're essentially trying to tear
apart the whole genus, to understand it better and to come up with a parts list that can be used to design a greener rice," Wing said. "I'm ...
Wound Management Technologies, Inc Announces Conference Plans and Presentations on Advanced Wound Care Product
... Surgery in the Diabetic Foot and Partial Ray Amputation Outcomes."
Also being presented is "CellerateRx(R) An Evidence Based Skin tear
Study: Interim Evaluation" by Dr. Jane Fore, MD, FAPWCA, FACCWS, Medical Director, Tri-State Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center. In addition, Dr. Fore ...
Too Much Texting Can Spell Neck, Arm Pain
... day. During their lunch break they are using a mouse or texting, and they may go home and do more."
In the most serious cases, excessive wear and tear
and inflammation of the basal joint at the base of the thumb can lead to arthritis, Edelstein said. Thumb arthritis can cause hand pain, swelling, ...
New Moms Urged to Take Care of Postpartum Health
... any problems at all," Phare said.
About 15 percent of new mothers end up needing surgery for various reasons, including leakages of urine or a tear
that did not heal correctly.
"We want to empower the women to give them the education, to give them the tools," Fenner said.
The U-M clinic ...
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Presents Prestigious Research Awards at Annual Meeting
... restores near-normal stability and ligament load distribution in patients with chronic or severe acute medial knee injuries, such as a ligament tear
of the knee. This award is selected by the AOSSM Awards Subcommittee with principal investigators receiving $1,000 and $1,500 for the sponsoring ...
Lung Cancer Alliance Praises Congresswoman Donna Christensen for Introduction of Legislation to Correct Healthcare Disparities
... Donna M. Christensen (D-VI), the 353 page bill entitled The Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2009 (H.R. 3090) calls for specific actions to tear
down barriers, improve workforce diversity, ensure accountability and improve health care services.
"The goal is to achieve more equitable ...
Fireworks Should Sparkle in the Sky
... surgeon specializing in trauma and spokesperson for the AAOS. "If fireworks misfire or explode prematurely, the extreme amount of force can tear
or destroy tissue, including bones and nerves, causing permanent damage."
In an effort to reduce the number and severity of firework-related ...
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) Accelerates Healing of Joint Injuries, Osteoarthritis Pain
... tendon, medial meniscus and knee joint, he was pain free with no limitation. Several months later he received PRP therapy for his rotator cuff tear
with arthritis and is doing great.
"As a national-class masters track and field athlete competing in the pole vault, ...
Depression May Lead to More Preemies Among Blacks
... or other factors, she said.
"What some people experience by being black takes a toll on the physiological system, and over time, wear and tear
that occurs across neural, neuroendocrine and immune systems as a result of chronic exposure to stressors lead to health disparities for blacks," ...
Insurance Leader Praises Senator Kennedy for Promoting Long-Term Care Aid for All Americans as Part of Health Reform
"With the online system for choosing a prescription-drug plan, people went crazy with all the complexity," Gott says. "They'd really tear
their hair out with a long-term care choice system. An informed, unbiased advisor is absolutely essential."
When rectified with another plan ...
Anesthesia Can Make Patients Vomit After Cosmetic Surgery - World's Top Expert Says PK Anesthesia Is Better
... it often makes them wish for it. PONV can have serious implications for surgery outcomes.
In rare cases, extreme retching from PONV can tear
the esophagus, the tube that takes food from the mouth to the stomach. More commonly, PONV tears sutures or causes blood clots (hematomas).
Make Sure Your Baby is Seeing the Most Important Things in His World
... of other visual conditions and systemic diseases.
Eye Health - The optometrist will examine the eye's structure as well as the eyelids, tear
ducts, and other parts of the eye. The doctor will check pupil function and assess visual field. Optometrists may use a hand-held biomicroscope to ...
Improved Hip Implants Can Last 20 Years
... failed to the point that further replacement surgery was needed. However, the team did note that a fifth of the patients experienced enough wear and tear
on the plastic lining of the implant's metal shell that further, though less invasive, surgery was required or recommended.
"The average age of ...
Do a Show on Money, Marriage and Mental Health in a Tough Economy
... via telephone
The Economy's Effect on Marriage and Divorce
No marriage is immune to the effects of money. Financial stress can quickly tear
apart already fractured marriages and break apart even the strongest relationships. The compounding hardships people are facing in this economic ...
Chronic ankle pain may be more than just a sprain
... foot and ankle.
Tendon injuries can include tendonitis or swelling around the tendons. In more severe cases, the peroneal tendons can actually tear
or there can be a swelling of the tendons behind the fibula bone. This can cause the ligament that holds the tendons together to stretch out and ...
Wound Management Technologies, Inc. Announces the Presentation of Evidence Based Clinical Studies at the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Conference in Dallas
... biocompatibility of CellerateRx and its effectiveness in multimodality treatments. A second abstract, "Activated Collagen: An Evidence Based Skin tear
Study: Interim Evaluation" shows that the use of CellerateRx increased the efficiency of healing and a majority of the tears or flaps were resolved ...
Ask Supermodel Kate Moss... Serious Dangers are Lurking in Nail Salons
... use containers) is a proprietary solution made of 100% natural products including moisturizers, cleansing oils and natural antiseptics. Simply tear
open a single-use, biodegradable, environmentally friendly container, and add the liquid to your pedicure footbath.
The SaniManiPedi Kit ...
Singapore First in Southeast Asia to Use Novel Treatment for Sports and Musculoskeletal Injuries
... and joints. The results augur well for professional and weekend sportspersons alike.
"With conventional treatment, a calf muscle tear
for instance, would normally take about six weeks to heal. However, with PRP, it would only take half the time. In fact, ultrasonic evidence of ...
MSU researcher links cholesterol crystals to cardiovascular attacks
... cholesterol crystallizes, two things can happen," Abela said. "If it's a big pool of cholesterol, it will expand, causing the 'cap' of the deposit to tear
off in the arterial wall. Or the crystals, which are sharp, needle-like structures, poke their way through the cap covering the cholesterol deposit, ...
Keep Your Colon Healthy With Exercise, Healthy Foods
... to talk, says Kim Turgeon, MD, FACP, gastroenterologist in Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Health System.
Regular wear and tear
on the colon can cause little out-pockets called diverticula in one in three adults over the age of 65.
They are sometimes more common when ...