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January 2018

Robb Appointed Ortho­pedic Director, CMO of Illinois Bone & Joint Institute

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI), which has 20 locations across Chicago and Northern Illinois, has appointed William J. Robb, III, MD, as Orthopedic Director, Chief Medical Officer. Robb joined IBJI in 1995 and has 40 years of surgical experience, specializing in adult knee disorders Continue reading

January 2018

Select Physical Therapy Opens New Maine Location

Select Physical Therapy, a division of Select Medical, announced the grand opening of a new outpatient physical therapy center, located at 176 Livermore Falls Road, Unit 1, Farmington, ME. Sean Shields, PT, DPT, OCS, has been appointed center manager. Continue reading

January 2018

AOTA Seeking Executive Director

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is accepting nominations and applications for its executive director position, located in Bethesda, MD. Korn Ferry, an executive search and recruiting firm headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, is assisting with the search.

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January 2018

Recipients of DJO products notified of potential data breach

San Diego-based DJO Global recently announced that the company discovered an incident involving the potential disclosure of certain personal information of patients who received a DJO Global product while being treated in the emergency room, same-day… Continue reading

January 2018

Costello Named GW’s PT Program Director

Ellen Costello, PT, PhD, has been named Director of the Physical Therapy (PT) Program in the Department of Health, Human Function, and Rehabilitation Sciences at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) Continue reading

January 2018

Online Tool Guides Joint Replacement Decisions in OA Sufferers

A web-based tool developed at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Medical School helps patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee or hip decide whether and when to proceed with total joint replacement surgery by comparing the individual’s pain and… Continue reading

January 2018

AAOS Approves Diagnostic, Treatment Criteria for Hip OA

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) recently approved new Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for the Management of Osteoarthritis of the Hip. AUCs provide clinicians with algorithms on how to optimally treat an orthopedic injury or condition, including… Continue reading

January 2018

ProEx PT Acquires Competitive Edge PT

ProEx Physical Therapy, headquartered in Portsmouth, NH, has acquired Competitive Edge Physical Therapy, Norwell, MA. Paul Amorosino, PT, MSPT, OMT, owner of Competitive Edge, has joined the ProEx team as clinical director of the Norwell location Continue reading

January 2018

FDA Approves Marketing of Device to Treat DFUs

In December 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the marketing of Sanuwave’s dermaPACE System, the first shock-wave device to treat diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). The system uses externally applied energy pulses, similar to sound waves, to… Continue reading

January 2018

New BPCI Program Includes Lower-Extremity Episodes

The US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced a new voluntary bundled payments opportunity, known as the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced), which will be launched in October 2018 and run… Continue reading

January 2018

Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics appoints medical director

Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics, headquartered in Knoxville, announced that P. Merrill White, III, MD, was appointed medical director, effective January 1, 2018. He will be responsible for leading the overall clinical vision, strategy, and medical oversight for the group. Continue reading

January 2018

Mary Free Bed, GVSU expand partnership to share motion lab

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI, and Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI, are expanding their partnership to now share a Motion Analysis Lab, located in the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, Grand Rapids. Continue reading

January 2018

CEL-SCI awarded patent for RA vaccine

CEL-SCI Corporation, Vienna, VA, has received a patent from the European Patent Office for its LEAPS platform technology, which is being developed as a potential therapeutic vaccine for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The patent, EP 2254588B1, is… Continue reading

January 2018

Sensoria, Optima to create smart diabetic footwear

Seattle-based Sensoria Health and Optima Molliter, Civitanova Marche, Italy, announced a partnership to create what they claim is the first smart diabetic footwear product that will monitor a patient’s compliance to the clinician’s prescribed mechanical off-loading protocol. Continue reading

November 2017

AAOS, AJRR create orthopedic database

The Rosemont, IL-based American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) in mid-October announced plans to create a national family of clinical data registries for a broad range of orthopedic conditions and procedures. Continue reading

November 2017

CMS amends custom diabetic insert coding

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have amended a recent coding clarification regarding custom-fabricated diabetic shoe inserts, which two specialty organizations had criticized as being unnecessarily strict and a detriment to advanced technology. Continue reading

November 2017

Noraxon launches biomech data hub

Scottsdale, AZ-based Noraxon USA, a leader in human movement metrics and biomechanics research solutions, in November introduced the Ultium biomechanics research system. Continue reading

November 2017

Foot Science prefab FO reduces injury risk

Contoured prefabricated foot orthoses from Christchurch, New Zealand-based Foot Science International may help reduce the risk of lower extremity injury in naval recruits undergoing basic training, according to research epublished in October by the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Continue reading

November 2017

BOC celebrates expanded office space

The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) staff and Board of Directors showcased an expanded new office location in Owings Mills, MD, to business partners and honored guests at a celebratory open house in October. Continue reading

November 2017

Bacino is Levy and Rappel sales manager

Saddle Brook, NJ-based Levy and Rappel is once again expanding operations and has hired James Bacino, CPed, as regional sales manager, the company announced in October. Continue reading

November 2017

McClain names Langer executive VP

McClain Laboratories, a clinical and research pathology laboratory based in Smithtown, NY, announced in November the appointment of Paul Langer as executive vice president, business development. Continue reading

November 2017

Flexion expands mkt for knee OA injectable

Burlington, MA-based Flexion Therapeutics in mid-November announced the full commercial launch of Zilretta (triamcinolone acetonide extended-release injectable suspension), the company’s new therapy for the management of pain associated with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. Continue reading

November 2017

Claris introduces TKA recovery monitor

Vancouver, Canada-based Claris Healthcare announced in November that it is launching Claris Reflex, a new medical device and patient monitoring system to help orthopedic practices across North America monitor patient recovery after total knee replacement. Continue reading

November 2017

GUAES launches gout specialist network

The Pittsburgh, PA-based Gout & Uric Acid Education Society (GUAES) has stepped up to the challenge of helping all patients access faster, better treatment by launching the Gout Specialists Network (GSN), an online physician and medical professional locator and educational resource, the society announced in November. Continue reading

November 2017

Navy, Steadman Clinic partner for research

In a benchmark collaboration between two world-class research centers, the Vail, CO-based Steadman Philippon Research Institute/Steadman Clinic and the Naval Medical Research Unit-San Antonio will work together on sophisticated musculoskeletal research, according to a Steadman-Philippon release. Continue reading