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New Collagen Meniscus Implant Opens New Vista for Knee Repair

... meniscus tears, such as bucket-handle tears and horizontal cleavage tears with missing volume. This new implant ... meniscus tears, such as bucket-handle tears and horizontal ...

Rotator Cuff Tears: Are They All in the Family?

... data supports heredity's role in shoulder tendon tears ROSEMONT, Ill., May 1 ... relatives who have experienced rotator cuff tears are at increased risk of similar tendon tears themselves, according to a study published in the ...

Wound Management Technologies, Inc. Announces the Presentation of Evidence Based Clinical Studies at the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Conference in Dallas

... the efficiency of healing and a majority of the tears or flaps were resolved within one week, with just ... and a drain on the healthcare system. And skin tears represent a major problem in the elderly and compromised patients. Untreated skin tears can serve as a portal of entry for infection and ...

Singapore First in Southeast Asia to Use Novel Treatment for Sports and Musculoskeletal Injuries

... after the injection. Besides muscle tears or strains, other conditions which can benefit from PRP therapy include tendon tears or strains, tendon inflammation or degeneration ... tennis elbow and Achilles tendonitis), ligament tears and joint cartilage 'wear and tear' ...

Adena Shoulder Surgeon Blends Innovative Techniques with Personalized Patient Care

... an all-arthroscopic technique for repairing tears of the rotator cuff and performs total shoulder ... with "untreatable" shoulders. Besides treating tears of the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments and tears of the menisci, Dr. Cohen is fellowship trained ...

Genes May Help Drive Rotator Cuff Injury

... predict an individual's risk. "Rotator cuff tears are very common," said study lead author Dr. ... "And by the same token, many people who get the tears are actually not very active." Based on those ... "maybe some people are predisposed to developing tears for some reason," Tashjian said. "And when we ...

An Athlete's First Question: 'Doc, When Can I Return?'

... than 300,000 Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears occur in the United States. According to ... Surgeons ( http://www.aaos.org/ ) (AAOS), ACL tears are being seen in younger patients as an ... makes young athletes more susceptible to ACL tears at a younger age." Dr. Johnson says ACL ...

ACL Injury Prevention Program is First in Nation to Tackle Growing Problem

... non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears among female high school athletes is working, and ... "We would typically expect to see about two ACL tears per 100 participants, or about 58 non-contact ACL tears for the 2,900 athletes we have been working ...

3T MRI can detect wrist ligament tears, possibly eliminating need for invasive arthroscopy

... 3T is an effective way to detect wrist ligament tears and in some cases can avoid unnecessary surgery, ... patients who had both 3T MR and arthroscopy; 51 tears were found on arthroscopy. 41 of the 51 tears were also found using 3T MRI. "The resolution ...

MR arthrography is more accurate than MR in diagnosing shoulder tears

... the shoulder allows physicians to better identify tears and provides patients with an accurate diagnosis ... on conventional MRI for anterior labral tears was 83%; for posterior labral tears was 84%; for ...

Antibiotics can prevent wound complications of childbirth, Stanford/Packard study finds

... many as one in five women suffer severe vaginal tears during childbirth. In the study, those who ... repair of their tears. "Recovery from these tears can be painful and problematic," said Packard ... severity according to their length. Third-degree tears extend into the muscle of the anal sphincter and ...

Scientists discover who is likely to get dry eye syndrome after LASIK surgery

... who constantly search for relief with artificial tears and other medications. LASIK surgery uses ... patients in advance with preventative artificial tears or opt against surgery for some patients. ... surface, the Schirmer test measures the amount of tears an eye is producing. Study subjects also filled ...

FDA approves knee-injury device for humans

... and Cook believe that patients with meniscus tears will now be able to have their meniscus saved ... for normal knee function. Surgeries for meniscus tears are common with approximately one million ... improve healing of avascular meniscal tears both biologically and biomechanically, which ...

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

... for more than 12 weeks experienced increased risk for irreparable tears and injuries, in addition to the already present ACL injury. Voted on by ... Players." The paper found that the risk of potentially devastating tears to an important knee ligament may be reduced in female college soccer ...

The 'Other' Cruciate Ligament: Newer Treatments for PCL Tears

... painful and not as strong or stable as it was prior to the injury. PCL tears are less frequently discussed because they are often left undiagnosed and ... the shin forcefully strikes the dashboard. Athletes also experience PCL tears when they fall on the front of their knee, causing it to bend back. ...

Red Cross Announces 'Change a Life' Contest Winners

... When I handed her the phone to talk to her granddaughter, I watched with tears in my eyes as a wonderful smile lit up her face." Second Place ... hot food and opening rickety cots. I still remember how we forced our tears into smiles when the emergency workers returned and how one weary worker ...

Kids' 'Overuse' Sports Injuries Are on the Rise

... Orthopedic surgeon James Gamble, MD, offers tips to minimize risk ACL tears in girls seen as 'an absolute epidemic' PALO ALTO, Calif., March 3 ... this video, Gamble also explains why girls are at a greater risk for ACL tears even in non-contact sports. These tips and more can be found at ...

Long-term outlook good for rotator cuff repairs

... Society of Sports Medicine Specialty Day in Las Vegas. Rotator cuff tears can be caused by a traumatic event to the shoulder, such as a fall, or ... cuff was originally repaired. The study also found that the recurrent tears grew in size, but remained painless and did not affect function. None of ...

Smith & Nephew Endoscopy's OSTEORAPTOR(TM) Anchor Provides Bioabsorbable Solution for Labral Tears in the Hip and Shoulder

... when the labrum, the fibrous cartilage ring that rims the joint socket, tears or becomes stretched due to impingement or acute injury. Damage to the ... top hip surgeons. "The OSTEORAPTOR Anchor is designed so that labral tears can be repaired more precisely and securely, which is a benefit to surgeon ...

January 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Improved PSA Tests, Dry Eyes and Colds

... which is mostly water. Mucus makes up the innermost layer, which allows tears to be evenly spread over the eye surface. Dry eyes happen when any of ... If the irritant is lack of tears, using nonprescription artificial tears is the mainstay treatment. Generally, it's best to avoid drops such as ...

Why some treatments rescue aging skin

... all improve the skins appearance and its ability to resist bruises and tears by stimulating new collagen. Collagen is a key supporting substance, ... two-thirds or more of its youthful thickness through collagen loss, skin tears and bruises easily. Collagen-building interventions thus have potential ...

Muscle patterns in women may be linked to at risk positioning for ACL tears

... knee joints could help reduce the disproportionately high number of ACL tears in female athletes. A new study shows that the amount of preparatory ... said. Evidence suggests that up to 70 percent of successfully treated ACL tears will develop osteoarthritis within five to 14 years. In the study, ...

QLT announces interim data from a Phase II clinical trial and a device study for the Punctal Plug Drug Delivery System

... is planned to begin in the third quarter of 2009. Two supportive Phase II trials are ongoing. The first trial evaluates the effect of artificial tears preserved with benzalkonium chloride (AT-BAK) on IOP response to L-PPDS; 22 patients are currently enrolled and enrollment is continuing. The second ...

Repair ACL Injuries in Young Athletes Quickly

... higher 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 the knee. In the past, surgeons chose to wait to repair ACL injuries if athletes were under age 15. The theory was that they should wait a ...

Excess Weight Speeds Up Osteoarthritis

... had rapid cartilage loss, the study found. The main risk factors for cartilage loss were pre-existing cartilage damage, being overweight or obese, tears or other injury to the cartilage at the knee joint (meniscus), and severe lesions seen on an MRI. Other factors include inflammation of the membrane ...

Obesity Contributes to Rapid Cartilage Loss

... the follow-up period. The results showed that the top risk factors contributing to rapid cartilage loss were baseline cartilage damage, high BMI, tears or other injury to the meniscus (the cartilage cushion at the knee joint) and severe lesions seen on MRI at the initial exam. Other predictors were ...

Obesity contributes to rapid cartilage loss

... the follow-up period. The results showed that the top risk factors contributing to rapid cartilage loss were baseline cartilage damage, high BMI, tears or other injury to the meniscus (the cartilage cushion at the knee joint) and severe lesions seen on MRI at the initial exam. Other predictors were ...

New Moms Urged to Take Care of Postpartum Health

... -- First-time mom Brandi Phare thought she was all alone when she began suffering postpartum ailments. She experienced pain as a result of multiple tears on her body from giving birth, and also faced severe incontinence. Unbeknownst to Phare, she was in the majority. "Easily over half of ...

ACL Repair Creator William G. Clancy, Jr., MD Inducted into AOSSM Hall of Fame

... are used by virtually all knee surgeons throughout the world today. The vast majority of NFL, NBA and NHL players requiring surgery for their ACL tears have had the "Clancy Procedure." His most recent work has clearly documented the bony landmarks of the ACL insertions. Dr Clancy's ...

Constipation May Lead to Other Problems

... stretched and protrudes from the anus, suggest such a relationship. More than 50 percent of people with anal fissures, which are small splits or tears in anal tissue, also have constipation. And fecal incontinence, the second most common cause for nursing home admissions, often occurs along with ...

A Random Act of Kindness Changes a Family's Life Forever as Alexzander Prado's Wish to Walk is Granted at Abilities Expo

... SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunday, May 31, 2009, will live in the hearts and minds of everyone whose tears of joy followed 5-year-old Alexzander Prado's amazing feat at the Southern California Abilities Expo ( www.abilitiesexpo.com ) in the Anaheim ...

Bausch & Lomb Kicks Off U.S. Consumer Online Marketing Campaign for SofLens(R) Daily Disposable Contact Lenses

... disposable contact lenses also feature a unique thin lens design and an innovative, slow-release moisture formula that works with the eye's natural tears to create a cushion of moisture that lasts throughout the day. Additionally, consumers rate SofLens daily disposables higher for end-of-day ...

Ovu-Trac(R) Home Test Kit From OvumOptics Predicts Ovulation with 96.2% Accuracy

... When a woman enters her fertile phase, high estrogen levels cause her mucus membranes to secrete more bio-salts in cervical fluid, nasal fluid, tears and saliva. These fluids, when dried and viewed through a microscope, appear crystallized or "ferned" during a woman's fertile phase. The ...

'She Just Wanted to Dance Again': Navigate the Exchange of Parent-Caregiving Relationships Through Example, Advice

... two-part exploration, Jenkins shows that caretaking isn't an exact science, but that it also does not need to be so overwhelming that it consumes and tears apart our daily lives and relationships. Part one outlines Jenkins' personal story, and part two includes practical guidance, ideas and ...

For Men Over 50, Odds of Eye Discomfort Increases

... get relief by drinking more water to relieve mild dehydration, switching medications, discontinuing wearing contact lenses or by using artificial tears sold over-the-counter at drugstores. Physicians may also prescribe anti-inflammatory eye drops for patients with severe dry eyes. More ...

Anesthesia Can Make Patients Vomit After Cosmetic Surgery - World's Top Expert Says PK Anesthesia Is Better

... 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). "I was very naive about eliminating PONV. Without generating profits for some patent-protected ...

Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda Dedicated 15 Years After Genocide to Provide Healing Community to African Orphans

... youth villages which were built to serve children who lost their parents in the Holocaust. Agahozo is the Kinyarwanda word for "a place where tears are dried," and Shalom is Hebrew for "live in peace." The Village is situated on 143 acres of land that overlooks Lake Mugesera in Rwanda's Eastern ...

Appeal Proceedings on European VisionBlue Patent Stayed; Patent Remains in Force

... VisionBlue facilitates the visualization of the anterior lens capsule and may prevent an incomplete removal of the anterior lens, radial capsule tears and associated complications. VisionBlue was introduced in 1999 and is still growing in popularity among cataract surgeons. Since 2004 ...

Chronic ankle pain may be more than just a sprain

... Anti-inflammatory medication Immobilization in a cast or brace Physical therapy More serious injuries of the peroneal tendons, including tears or ruptures, will very likely require surgery. Peroneal tendon injuries can happen suddenly or can develop over time. The injury is most common ...

Attention Runners: Run the 2009 Bank of America Chicago Marathon with Team Reeve

... support leading up to race day; Team Reeve cheering squads on course route Satisfaction of knowing with each mile marker you pass, your sweat and tears will make the difference in the lives of so many people living with spinal cord injury and paralysis About Team Reeve Team Reeve is the ...
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