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Preoperative Continuous Peripheral Nerve Blocks in Hip Fracture Patients
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Preoperative Continuous Peripheral Nerve Blocks in Hip Fracture Patients

By Stuart Grant, MB, ChB, FRCA, Gavin Martin, MB, ChB, FRCA, and Ellen Flanagan, MD  –  Oct 5, 2016 Each year, at least 250,000 older people—those 65 years and older—are hospitalized for hip fractures. More than 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling, usually by falling sideways. Women experience three quarters of all hip fractures. […]

Stryker announces completion of the acquisition of vertebral compression fracture portfolio from BD
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Stryker announces completion of the acquisition of vertebral compression fracture portfolio from BD

Kalamazoo, Michigan – April 21, 2016 – Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today it has completed the acquisition of the CareFusion vertebral compression fracture (VCF) portfolio of products from BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) in an all cash transaction.  The portfolio is comprised of minimally-invasive systems used in vertebroplasty and […]

Bone Therapeutics Expands Its Delayed-Union Program with ALLOB® into Multiple Fractures
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Bone Therapeutics Expands Its Delayed-Union Program with ALLOB® into Multiple Fractures

GOSSELIES, Belgium–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News: BONE THERAPEUTICS (Brussels:BOTHE) (Paris:BOTHE), the bone cell therapy company addressing high unmet medical needs in the field of bone fracture repair and bone fracture prevention, today announces the initiation of a Phase IIA study for the treatment of multiple delayed-union fractures with ALLOB®, its novel allogeneic bone cell […]

High rate of fracture reported with third-generation CoC hip articulations
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High rate of fracture reported with third-generation CoC hip articulations

Compared with other findings regarding ceramic materials in joint articulations, results published in The Journal of Arthroplasty showed a higher rate of ceramic fracture with third-generation ceramic-on-ceramic (CoC) articulations for total hip arthroplasty. Researchers retrospectively reviewed 527 patients who underwent primary total hip arthroplasty using a third-generation CoC articulation. READ […]

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IlluminOss Medical Appoints Clive Ridgwell as Vice President of Sales

East Providence, RI (July 21, 2015)– IlluminOss Medical, a commercial stage medical device company focused on minimally invasive orthopedic fracture repair, today announced the appointment of Clive V. Ridgwell as vice president of sales. Ridgwell brings more than 30 years of commercial experience in medical device fields which he will apply to the […]

Limited incision calcaneus fracture fixation requires percutaneous reduction, low-profile plating
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Limited incision calcaneus fracture fixation requires percutaneous reduction, low-profile plating

Intra-articular calcaneus fractures are high-energy injuries that can result in significant functional loss and morbidity. The management of displaced intra-articular calcaneus fractures is controversial as studies have shown advantages and disadvantages of both nonoperative care and surgical intervention. When surgery is performed, a traditional approach using an extensile L-shaped lateral […]

Irritation with mid-shaft clavicle fracture fixation linked to implants
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Irritation with mid-shaft clavicle fracture fixation linked to implants

Results of a multicenter, randomized, controlled trial comparing plate fixation with intramedullary pin fixation for treatment of displaced mid-shaft clavicle fractures showed early DASH scores favored the plated group. However, there were no significant differences between groups at the final postoperative follow-up. “There were no differences in shoulder function at […]

Surgery, Sling Similar for Displaced Humerus Fractures
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Surgery, Sling Similar for Displaced Humerus Fractures

By Veronica Hackethal, MD Patients report no significant difference in 2-year outcomes for surgical vs nonsurgical treatment of displaced upper arm fractures, according to a UK randomized controlled trial published in the March 10 issue of JAMA. “Among patients with displaced proximal humeral fractures involving the surgical neck, there was no significant difference […]

Common gene variants linked to delayed healing of bone fractures
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Common gene variants linked to delayed healing of bone fractures

Slow-healing or non-healing bone fractures in otherwise healthy people may be caused by gene variants that are common in the population, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. “We found associations between certain gene polymorphisms and delayed fracture healing in a sample of patients,” said J. Spence Reid, professor […]

Lateral femoral wall thickness A reliable predictor of post-operative lateral wall fracture in intertrochanteric fractures
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Lateral femoral wall thickness A reliable predictor of post-operative lateral wall fracture in intertrochanteric fractures

C-E. Hsu, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon1 ; C-M. Shih, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon1 ; C-C. Wang, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon1 ; and K-C. Huang, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon1 Abstract Although the importance of lateral femoral wall integrity is increasingly being recognised in the treatment of intertrochanteric fracture, little attention has been put on the […]