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The Importance of “Just Right” Wound Closure

“Ahhh, this porridge is just right." It’s probably been a while since you’ve heard the fairytale, but that’s Goldilocks, after having tried one bear's porridge that was too hot, and one that was too ...

Advanced Surgical Wound Closure in Orthopedic Surgery

There have been significant advancements in orthopedic surgery over the last few decades—and with more than 6.5 million people expected to undergo orthopedic procedures each year by 2020, ...

Pre-Hab: How Pre-Surgery Exercise Benefits Patients

When you learn you’re going to need surgery, or opt for a procedure to improve your quality of life, you’re likely going to need a lot of emotional preparation. However, preparing yourself physically ...

Hip Pain Prevention and Treatment for Golfers

You’ve heard of tennis elbow; how about golfer’s hip? Just as your elbow plays an important role in tennis, so do your hips in the game of golf. Think about the swing: when you address the ball, you ...

Non-Surgical and Surgical Treatments of Sciatica

There are over 100 billion nerves in the human body, but by far the longest and thickest is the sciatic nerve. It runs from the lower back through the buttocks and thighs, right down to the feet. ...

Rotator Cuff Injury: Causes, Symptoms, and Surgeries

A group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, the rotator cuff keeps the ball of your upper arm bone inside your shoulder socket. As such, it plays an important part in helping to ...

How Surgery for Hip Fracture Can Improve Quality of Life

More than 300,000 people in the United States suffer hip fractures every year, most of them over the age of 65. A hip fracture occurs when the upper quarter of the femur suffers a break. These ...

Causes and Prevention of Blood Clots After Orthopedic Surgery

Approximately 600,000 Americans are affected by blood clots each year—and according to the National Blood Clot Alliance, over 15% will die due to a blood clot entering the lung. These blood clots, ...

5 Questions to Ask Your Surgeon Before Hip Surgery

The number of hip replacements performed in the United States has increased substantially over the years, and it is becoming easier on the patients themselves. "Recovery is dramatically easier for ...

Orthopedic Technologies Affecting Wound Closure [Whitepaper]

An aging population has made orthopedic surgery more essential than ever before, with nearly 7 million Americans expected to undergo a procedure each year by 2020. This increasing need has resulted ...

How You Can Help Prevent Surgical Scarring

Once the short-term effects of surgery such as pain and discomfort have faded, patients may find themselves left with a long-term effect that is far less likely to fade—scarring. Today advancements ...

5 Common Orthopedic Incisions and Closure Methods

Nearly 30 million Americans will develop some type of musculoskeletal problem within the next year for issues involving the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves in their body. To ...