Treatment for orthopedic injuries and conditions can have a huge economic impact on individuals as well as society. However, untreated orthopedic injuries and conditions often leave people unable to work, placing additional economic strain on patients and families. At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting 2013, Past President John R. Tongue, MD, moderated the Presidential Symposium titled "The Economic Value of Orthopaedic Surgery."
Published in Practice Management
Orthopedic device company Soft Tissue Regeneration has received FDA clearance to market a device for rotator cuff repair.
This article is written by Blair Rhode, MD, Sports Medicine Physician & Founder, RoG Sports Medicine.
Published in Practice Management
Smith & Nephew has launched the new HEALICOIL PK suture anchor worldwide, indicated for use during rotator cuff repair.
Scott Trenhaile, MD, of Rockford (Ill.) Associates, was selected to serve as program faculty at the 29th Annual San Diego Shoulder Institute's course in June, according to a Rockford Register Star report.
Researchers at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colo., recently announced findings that double-row and augmented double-row surgical procedures for rotator cuff repairs have better outcomes than single row approaches.
KFx Medical has received a new patent to cover its knotless double row rotator cuff repair, according to a company news release.
Authors of an article published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine found that augmenting at-risk rotator cuff tears with platelet-rich fibrin matrix didn't improve re-tear rates or functional outcomes over traditional repairs.
A new study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine found that platelet-rich plasma application during arthroscopic rotator cuff repair doesn't demonstrate a clear clinical or recovery advantage except for improvement in internal rotation.

The shoulder specialty has developed significantly over the past few decades, and more surgeons are now able to conduct research and focus their practices on shoulder-related injuries and conditions. Anthony Romeo, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and team physician for the Chicago White Sox, has been on the forefront of shoulder research and development for several years and continues to train future specialists in the field.

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