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Mobile Surgery International Assembles Team of Nationally Recognized Orthopedic Surgeons

... it. Jose E. Jaen, MD , knee : Dr. Jaen has over 20 years experience in arthroscopic knee surgery and total knee replacement. He received surgical training at the ...

New Collagen Meniscus Implant Opens New Vista for Knee Repair

... meniscus cartilage leads to more than 1.4 million knee arthroscopies each year in the U.S. alone. Most ... just remove the damage tissue leaving the knee exposed to wear and tear arthritis. The new ... -- literally allows meniscus cartilage in the knee to re-grow. The patients who received the ...

Detecting early signs of osteoarthritis

... are hoping to find out if inflammation of the knee could be an early sign of osteoarthritis a ... departments aim to find out if people with knee pain and/or knee osteoarthritis also have inflammation in their ...

American Joint Replacement Registry Announced

... dedicated to collecting and reporting on hip and knee joint replacement procedures. AAOS believes this ... In 2006, there were more than 1 million hip and knee replacements performed in the U.S. Of these, ... Background: When a patient has a hip or knee implanted into his body, the device used was ...

Atlanta Sports Medicine Doctor Spero Karas Wins 'Atlanta's Top Doctors' Honor Again

... his special expertise in elbow reconstruction, knee reconstruction, shoulder reconstruction, and ... care to people of all ages with shoulder pain, knee pain, and upper extremity conditions related to ... expert in the field of shoulder surgery, knee surgery, arthroscopy, and sports medicine. He ...

Shelbourne Releases New Information on Knee Replacement

... Research from the Shelbourne knee Center shows most patients can avoid total knee replacement; most improve with rehabilitation and ... show that patients can significantly reduce their knee pain and improve their function with nonoperative ...

Excess Weight Speeds Up Osteoarthritis

... Rapid loss of knee cartilage directly linked to being overweight in ... percent of the patients showed a slow loss of knee cartilage and 5.8 percent had rapid cartilage ... tears or other injury to the cartilage at the knee joint (meniscus), and severe lesions seen on an ...

Obesity Contributes to Rapid Cartilage Loss

... rapid cartilage loss in patients with early knee osteoarthritis or at high risk for the ... loss of 75 percent in any subregion of the knee during the follow-up period. The results ... to the meniscus (the cartilage cushion at the knee joint) and severe lesions seen on MRI at the ...

Obesity contributes to rapid cartilage loss

... rapid cartilage loss in patients with early knee osteoarthritis or at high risk for the disease." ... loss of 75 percent in any subregion of the knee during the follow-up period. The results ... to the meniscus (the cartilage cushion at the knee joint) and severe lesions seen on MRI at the ...

Motion analysis helps soccer players get their kicks

... women's soccer club. In addition, the knee of the supporting leg in female players assumes a ... putting more stress on the outside of the knee joint. These two differences, low activation of the hip abductor and the knee position, could be a factor in the increased ACL ...

Study identifies potential fix for damaged knees

... plug can be used to treat patients with damaged knee cartilage. The study is unique in that it used ... cartilage is transferred from one portion of the knee to treat another. Because this is a "robbing ... monitor how the plug incorporated itself into the knee and to evaluate the quality of the repair ...

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

... time of surgery was more successful in decreasing knee movement and increasing the structural strength ... "An In Vitro Analysis of an Anatomic Medial knee Reconstruction," found that an anatomic medial knee reconstruction restores near-normal stability and ...

Emerging Techniques Put a New Twist on Ankle Repair

... ACI, involves removing cartilage cells from the knee or the ankle and growing them in a lab. Once ... involve removing a cartilage donor plug from the knee and implanting it over the ankle injury, or "lesion." This requires an operation on the knee and cutting the bone (osteotomy) of the tibia to ...

Internationally Renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon, Giancarlo Puddu, MD, Inducted into Sports Medicine Hall of Fame

... Chosen for his vast research and instruction on knee surgery, Dr. Puddu will be inducted into the Hall ... in Rome. He did a fellowship in knee surgery with Professor Albert Trillat in Lyon and a fellowship in knee surgery and sports medicine with Dr. Jack C. ...

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

... phenomenal numbers of patients suffering with knee and hip arthritis at younger ages than ever. In fact the demand for total knee replacements is expected to rise by 673% to 3.48 ... tears, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, knee meniscus tears, and hip ...

Artificial Ankle Takes Giant Step Forward

... across it than other joints. The hip and the knee have about two-and-a-half times the body weight ... are not weight-bearing," Baumhauer added. "The knee surface is a lot larger. The ankle is much ... orthopedics, similar to those we've seen in hip, knee and spine, when the gold standard transitioned ...

Joint Replacement Consumer Awareness Campaign Endorsed by Prominent Orthopaedic Scientist

... for candidates for hip replacement and knee replacement surgery. By providing ... to learn about the options available to them for knee replacement or hip replacement surgery, and to ... Clarke studies the wear performance of hip and knee joints using special joint-simulation machines. ...

Pennsaid(R) Phase 3 study results to be published in leading international PAIN journal

... for the symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee will be published in the June 2009 edition of ... for the relief of symptoms in patients with knee osteoarthritis. In addition, the study ... is as effective as oral diclofenac at relieving knee osteoarthritis symptoms but with less ...

Female hormone cycle affects knee joints

... a connection between the laxity of a woman's knee joint and her monthly hormone cycle. The ... has found that not all woman experience knee laxity at the same time of their menst rual ... a connection between the hormone cycle and knee injury. In a series of recent papers published ...

Study assesses new surgical procedure for regenerating cartilage in damaged knee joints

... regenerating damaged articular cartilage in the knee joint to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis. ... not significant arthritis that might require a knee replacement. Participants will be followed for ... the type of tissue normally found in the knee joint. Fibrocartilage is unable to endure ...

Health Disparities Among Minority Populations Getting Worse

... as there many options to alleviate joint pain. knee or hip discomfort should not be dismissed as one ... solutions such as joint replacement. Total knee replacement (TKR) is an effective method of ... physical function among those with disabling knee osteoarthritis. However, a February 2009 report ...

William J. Robb, III, MD, Elected Chair of Academy Board of Specialty Societies

... practice is devoted to adult reconstructive knee surgery with research interests in computer ... president for the American Association of Hip and knee Surgeons (AAHKS) on February 28, 2009. He is ... research on the areas of computer-assisted knee surgery, thrombosis prophylaxis following ...

An Orthopaedic Roadmap for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

... for the treatment of Osteoarthritis of the knee was presented today at the 2009 Annual Meeting of ... only treatments which are less invasive than knee replacement ( ... suggest that patients with symptomatic OA of the knee receive one of the following analgesics for pain ...

Joint Replacement Soars as Number of Docs Falls

... News) -- More people are lining up for hip and knee replacements, just as the number of surgeons who ... hip replacement and 750,000 patients who require knee replacement will not be able to have their ... the retirement age of doctors performing hip and knee replacements and the number of new doctors ...

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

... Podium presentation: Problems from Allowing knee Replacement to be Discharged the Day of Surgery, ... Educational session: Early Failures after Total knee Arthroplasty: Strategies for Prevention, ... Periprosthetic fractures Around Total Hip and knee Replacement: A Problem on the Rise but Better ...

MultiVu Video Feed: Save Your Knees! Treatments Are Available!

... year, millions of Americans suffer from chronic knee pain. Worse, many choose to remain silent about it. The causes of knee pain are varied. It could be a sports-related ... are remedied by simple rest and elevation, your knee pain may require an orthopaedic surgeon. You may ...

Save Your Knees!

... knee pain affects people of all ages - check out a one-stop shop from knee experts LAS VEGAS, Feb. 25 ... on knees: keeping knees healthy, exercise, common knee problems, injury prevention, treatments, ...

Obesity: A Musculoskeletal Nightmare

... Minnesota, 133 patients undergoing total hip or knee replacements were assessed. Both studies concluded that total hip and knee replacements are feasible for the superobese (in ... ) Total knee Arthroplasty (TKA) in the Superobese (280 ) ( ...

John J. Callaghan, MD Elected Academy First Vice President

... in adult reconstruction, specifically hip and knee replacements. "Being a part of Academy ... president of the American Association of Hip and knee Surgeons, the Iowa Orthopaedic Society, the Hip ... as well as The Insall Award on behalf of the knee Society. Dr. Callaghan is the author or ...

Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics and BrainLAB Announce Exclusive Computer-Assisted Surgery Development Agreement

... for Smith & Nephew's high performance hip and knee implants. Starting in March 2009, ... professionals to deliver innovative hip, knee and trauma portfolios." Under the ... expertise in the development of high performance knee and hip implants strengthens our ability to ...

CUREXO Technology Corporation Announces 510(k) Submission to FDA for Total Knee Arthroplasty Application

... use of its ROBODOC(R) Surgical System for Total knee Arthroplasty (TKA). The 510(k) application ... surgical technique to prepare the joint during a knee replacement procedure. The process will allow ... cavity and surface preparation for hip and knee replacement surgeries. The ROBODOC(R) ...

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

... to plan more effectively and perform total knee replacement. The Signature(TM) system uses MRI ... . "Together with the Vanguard(R) Complete knee System, Signature(TM) affords surgeons the ... of the art approach for optimal positioning of a knee system designed for the entire population -- not ...

New study finds blacks still lag in obtaining total knee replacements for arthritis

... remain less likely than whites to undergo total knee replacement, an important intervention for ... physical function among those with disabling knee osteoarthritis. The study also found total knee replacements are increasing substantially in both ...

Navigation System Significantly Improves the Surgical Accuracy of Total Knee Replacement for Arthritis Patients

... performed a large number of cases of total knee replacement surgeries on arthritis patients with ... system. Arthritis of the knee is very common in Hong Kong. Among the ... 50 years old, about 20% and 10% suffer persistent knee pain and arthritis, respectively.(2) Now through ...

Exercise Key Player in Knee Replacement Recovery

... a key role in helping people recover from total knee replacement and knee osteoarthritis (OA), two new studies show. After receiving a total knee replacement, patients following a six-week ...

Exercise plays large role in recovery from knee replacement and the occurrence of osteoarthritis

... may be a factor in recovering from a total knee replacement (total knee arthroplasty or TKA) and knee osteoarthritis (OA). One study involving a ...

Knee Replacement Works Best When Patients, Providers Agree

... their health-care providers on the issue of total knee replacement, a new study finds. However, about ... about the risks, benefits and need for TKR [total knee replacement] are not only a barrier to informed ... their providers about the pros and cons of total knee replacement ended up happier with the care they ...

Growing Preference for Composite Materials in Shoulder Fixation and Knee Ligament Reconstruction Markets

... Composite segments of shoulder fixation and knee ligament reconstruction markets to grow at rates ... composite materials in both shoulder fixation and knee ligament reconstruction. Each composite device ... BTB composite interference screw segment of the knee ligament reconstruction market over the next five ...

AAOS Issues New Clinical Practice Guideline for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

... only treatments which are less invasive than knee replacement surgery. While a wide range of ... suggest that patients with symptomatic OA of the knee receive one of the following analgesics for pain ... Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is a leading cause of physical disability. Some ...

New Strong Knees DVD Offers Knee Pain Relief from Body Insight, Inc. and Gaiam Inc.

... first of its kind Exercise DVD for people with knee pain. The Strong Knees DVD, hosted by physical ... GAIAM - and the December 2008 release of this knee Pain Relief DVD is perfect for the gift giving ... first of its kind Exercise DVD for people with knee pain. The Strong Knees DVD , hosted by physical ...
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