• DJO Global presents new shoulder arthroplasty solution

    DJO Global recently announced its e-plus polyethylene formulation, the first blended vitamin E product available throughout the entire shoulder product portfolio. Engineered to reduce wear rates, eliminate oxidation and maintain stability better than conventional polyethylene in the company’s knee, hip and shoulder replacement solutions, e-plus blended vitamin E polyethylene can be utilized for both total […]

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  • Cayenne Medical launches new all-suture anchor system

    Cayenne Medical recently announced the launch of the SureLock All-Suture Anchor System. Indicated for use in shoulder and extremity procedures, the SureLock system is designed to provide a predictable fixation method while eliminating manual tension that can lead to pull-out or displacement of the anchor as well as partial anchor deployment. The system minimizes bone […]

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  • Melatonin may mediate nocturnal pain from shoulder disorders

    For patients with shoulder disorders such as a rotator cuff tear or frozen shoulder, melatonin may mediate nocturnal pain, according to a study published in the July 2 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

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  • Skip the steroids for shoulder pain?

    For relief of shoulder pain, physical therapy and steroid shots provide similar results, a new study finds. Researchers compared the two nonsurgical approaches in a group of 100-plus adults suffering from shoulder pain caused by rotator cuff problems, tendinitis or bursitis. "Whether you had a steroid injection or physical therapy, the improvement in each group […]

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  • Regular physical activity improved patient satisfaction after TKA

    Patients who participated in regular physical activity after undergoing total knee arthroplasty experienced improved satisfaction with their outcomes, according to study results. Researchers evaluated physical activity profiles of 369 patients before and after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) using a questionnaire that contained the University of California — Los Angeles activity scale and types of sports […]

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