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Orthopedics and Spine
Injections of Sugar Might Help Ease Knee Joint Pain
An alternative medicine approach to joint pain that typically uses injections of sugar or sodium may be worth trying for knee osteoarthritis after traditional approaches fail, a recent review suggests. Knee osteoarthritis, a leading cause of pain and disability in...
March 23, 2017
Orthopedics and Spine
‘Text Neck’ Wrecking your Spine
The human head weighs about a dozen pounds. But as the neck bends forward and down, the weight on the cervical spine begins to increase. At a 15-degree angle, this weight is about 27 pounds, at 30 degrees it’s 40...
March 21, 2017
Orthopedics and Spine
16 Things to Know about Outpatient Total Joint Replacements and ASCs
Here are 16 things to know about outpatient total joint replacements and ambulatory surgery centers. 1. Outpatient total joint replacements are on the rise; according to Sg2, from 2012 to 2015, there was a 47 percent increase in elective outpatient...
March 9, 2017
Orthopedics and Spine
3D Printed Titanium Vertebrae Restores a Woman’s Damaged Spine in India
Most people know tuberculosis as a disease of the lungs, but that’s not always the case. For a 32-year-old woman in India, the disease manifested in her spine – in 10 different vertebrae, thanks to a lowered immune system caused...
March 7, 2017
Orthopedics and Spine
Lower Back Pain: Guidance For A Correct Diagnosis
Lower back pain is one of the most common aches, as 80 percent of the population will experience it at some point in their lives, according to statistics from the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). What’s more, the organization says that...
February 9, 2017
Orthopedics and Spine
Custom Fit Spinal Implant Rods is the Key
Custom fit is the key when it comes to spinal implant rods, which an estimated 38,000 people need each year. This need is especially great for people who have a spinal deformity such as scoliosis, which causes the spine to...
February 2, 2017
Orthopedics and Spine
DePuy Synthes Strategic Acquisition to Accelerate Growth in Spine
RAYNHAM, Mass., Jan. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — DePuy Synthes Products, Inc., part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, announced today an asset purchase and development agreement with Interventional Spine, Inc., a privately held manufacturer of expandable cage and minimally...
January 6, 2017
Orthopedics and Spine
Vertera Spine’s COHERE Fusion Device Wins Award For Best Spine Technologies for 2016
ATLANTA, Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Vertera Spine, a developer of medical devices using advanced biomaterial technologies, today announced that the COHERE® Cervical Interbody Fusion Device has been recognized by Orthopedics This Week as one of the Top Ten Best Spine...
December 12, 2016
Orthopedics and Spine
First Robotic Spine Surgery Performed in Western New York 
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) – Western New York is now on the map for cutting edge surgeries. The first robotic spine surgery in the region was successful at the St. Joseph campus of Sisters Hospital. Just by looking at her, you wouldn’t think Susan...
December 9, 2016
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