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Before the introduction of weight-bearing CT imaging in 2012, patients could get either a weight-bearing radiographic 2D X-ray or a non-weight bearing medical CT scan. X-rays can at times obscure and distort anatomical details, while non-weight bearing CT scans may inaccurately represent joint space and alignment. The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society recommends weight-bearing imaging when possible to get the most accurate assessment. "The image quality and detail captured with 3D weight-bearing CT exams allow the surgeon to view and measure anatomical abnormalities of lower extremities under natural load conditions," said Helen Titus, Carestream's Worldwide Marketing Director for Ultrasound & CT. "The goal of this collaboration is to spread the word about this new imaging modality among orthopaedic specialists." The companies will work together to support the Weight-Bearing CT International Study Group, which is comprised of orthopaedic researchers from leading institutions in the U.S. and Europe. The group is working to create standardized protocols for weight-bearing CT measurements and analysis. The companies' first joint initiative is to co-sponsor an evening scientific session during the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) annual meeting in Seattle, WA. Speakers at this session include Dr. Mark Easley of Duke Orthopaedics in Durham, NC, and Dr. Lew Schon of MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD. For more information about the Study Group, and how to RSVP for the session, please visit www.wbctstudygroup.com. Both companies offer weight-bearing solutions for extremity CT imaging. The devices employ cone beam CT technology and are designed for point-of-care settings, as well as hospitals and imaging centers. CurveBeam designs and manufactures cone beam CT diagnostic imaging equipment for the orthopaedic and podiatric specialties. CurveBeam is headquartered in Warrington, PA. To learn more about CurveBeam, visit www.curvebeam.com. Carestream is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and IT solutions; X-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing; and precision contract coating services for a wide range of industrial, medical, electronic and other applications—all backed by a global service and support network. For more information, please contact your Carestream representative or call 888-777-2072 or visit www.carestream.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/curvebeam-and-carestream-health-announce-collaboration-to-promote-weight-bearing-ct-awareness-and-research-300468324.html


-- Dr. Manny Singh has returned to Michigan after practicing as an infertility specialist in Texas. Before moving to Texas, Dr. Singh was the Wayne State Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and the Medical Director of the Wayne State University Physician Group in Southfield until 2015. He also served as Associate Professor in the Wayne State University School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology."It's exhilarating to be practicing medicine in a fertility center that takes the time to get to know each patient. I am able to design custom fertility treatment plans because of this, which means we are more successful than a one-size-fits-all approach. Sometimes a woman will come to us thinking she needs to do IVF, but we are able to find an alternative that works. This is my passion … helping families begin and grow," said Dr. Singh.Dr. Singh is highly regarded by his patients. Jessica and Larry Balone originally turned to Dr. Singh a few years ago after having trouble getting pregnant on their own, after which they successfully conceived and delivered their son. Now they are expecting their second child with Dr. Singh's help at Michigan Reproductive Medicine. As they say, "Dr. Singh changed our lives. We met Dr. Singh at another facility and he helped us have our first son. When he left, we sought him out because Dr. Singh really listened to us and cared. He would call to make sure everything was going okay. He takes the time to go over results. Any questions or concerns we've had, he's followed up on. Communication was a huge part of the experience. Dr. Singh is caring — he's someone we would trust with just about any matter, and certainly with something as important as this."Dr. Singh is a graduate of New York University and The New York Medical College. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and then earned two fellowships:one in Reproductive Surgery from Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore and one in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He has been a board-certified infertility specialist for over twenty years.Dr. Singh has published extensively in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and has been a principal and co-investigator of many research studies sponsored by the NIH and private companies. He has received multiple awards through his residency and later as a faculty member.Michigan Reproductive Medicine (MRM) is a comprehensive fertility center located in beautiful Bloomfield Hills.  Since the center started in 1998, the doctors and staff have been innovators in fertility treatment. Michigan Reproductive Medicine is nationally recognized as a pioneer in egg freezing, having established one of the earliest egg banks in the country that then led to the birth of the first baby in Michigan from a fertilized frozen egg in 2010.


ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AngioDynamics (NASDAQ:ANGO), a leading provider of innovative, minimally invasive medical devices for vascular access, surgery, peripheral vascular disease and oncology, today announced the appointment of Eileen Auen and Jan Stern Reed to the Company’s Board of Directors. Both Ms. Auen and Ms. Reed bring significant leadership, management and healthcare experience that will prove beneficial as the Company continues to execute on its strategic growth initiatives. “We are excited about the opportunity to work with Ms. Auen and Ms. Reed to build upon the positive momentum we have generated across our business. Both candidates bring exceptional experience and will contribute immediately to the strategic direction of AngioDynamics,” stated Jim Clemmer, Chief Executive Officer. “These additions to our Board underscore AngioDynamics’ commitment to bringing in top talent and building an outstanding team to lead our company towards the next stage of growth.” Ms. Auen most recently served as Executive Chairman of Helios, a $1 billion healthcare services firm formed by the merger of PMSI and Progressive Medical in 2013. Prior roles include Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PMSI, Head of Healthcare Management at Aetna, and Chief Executive Officer of APS Healthcare. She currently provides consulting services to the healthcare industry through Deep Run Consulting, a firm she founded. Ms. Auen earned a bachelor's degree in Economics and Finance from Towson University, and an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. Ms. Auen currently serves as the Lead Director for ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI). She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Medstar Union Memorial Hospital and Tufts Health Plan. Ms. Reed was most recently Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., a global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise with annual revenues in excess of $115 billion. Prior to this role, Ms. Reed also served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Solo Cup Company, and Associate General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Governance Officer at Baxter International Inc. Ms. Reed earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, in Psychology from the University of Michigan, and a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law. Ms. Reed currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL). With the additions of Ms. Auen and Ms. Reed as independent directors, AngioDynamics’ Board of Directors will consist of 10 members, led by Chairman Howard Donnelly. AngioDynamics Inc. is a leading provider of innovative, minimally invasive medical devices used by professional healthcare providers for vascular access, surgery, peripheral vascular disease and oncology. AngioDynamics' diverse product lines include market-leading ablation systems, fluid management systems, vascular access products, angiographic products and accessories, drainage products, thrombolytic products and venous products. More information is available at AngioDynamics.com. AngioDynamics, the AngioDynamics logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of AngioDynamics Inc., an affiliate or a subsidiary.


Murthi A.M.,Union Memorial Hospital | Ramirez M.A.,Union Memorial Hospital
Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons | Year: 2012

Approximately 20% of all shoulder dislocations occur in patients aged >60 years. Older patients who sustain a primary shoulder dislocation are much less likely than younger patients to suffer from recurrence. However, older patients are more likely than younger patients to sustain injuries to the rotator cuff, axillary nerve, or brachial plexus. Rotator cuff tears are significantly more common than nerve palsies, and rotator cuff tears can be mistaken for nerve palsies. Older patients with persistent shoulder pain and dysfunction after dislocation should be carefully evaluated for rotator cuff pathology. Although dislocation is a common injury in the older population, these concomitant injuries-especially of the rotator cuff-are often missed. Copyright © 2012 by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.


Ohlson B.L.,Union Memorial Hospital
American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.) | Year: 2011

Augmented retrograde intramedullary (IM) nail fixation was compared with augmented periarticular locking- plate fixation for tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis. Specimens in 10 matched pairs were randomly assigned to a fixation construct and loaded cyclically in dorsiflexion. The groups did not differ in initial or final stiffness, load to failure, or construct deformation. No correlation was found between bone mineral density and construct deformation for either group. A humeral locking plate may be a viable alternative to an IM nail for tibiotalocalcaneal fixation in cases not amenable to IM nailing.


Anand P.,Union Memorial Hospital | Nunley J.A.,Duke University | DeOrio J.K.,Duke University
Foot and Ankle International | Year: 2013

Background: Triple arthrodesis through a 2-incision approach has been the primary salvage procedure for rigid hindfoot malalignment resulting from posterior tibialis dysfunction. However, complications like calcaneocuboid joint nonunion, lateral wound dehiscence, and adjacent joint arthritis have been reported after triple arthrodesis. Hence we adopted single-incision medial approach arthrodesis of subtalar and talonavicular joints, sparing the uninvolved calcaneocuboid joint and lateral skin. Method: We report the results of a series of 18 feet with posterior tibialis dysfunction that had correction of malalignment by this approach. Mean age at surgery was 65 years. The mean follow-up was 24 months. Results: There was statistically significant improvement in all the radiological parameters measured. There were no wound-related complications. The union rate was 89%. There were 2 malunions, and 2 feet developed valgus ankle deformity. The overall satisfaction rate among patients was 78%. Conclusion: We present a case series of treatment of posterior tibialis tendon dysfunction by arthrodesis of the subtalar and talonavicular joints through an isolated medial approach. The results were not encouraging enough to recommend adopting this approach as an alternative to triple arthrodesis. Level of Evidence: Level IV, retrospective case series. © The Author(s) 2013.


Parikh P.M.,Union Memorial Hospital
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery | Year: 2010

Background: Little research to date has investigated musculoskeletal injury in the surgical workforce. This study estimates the prevalence and functional impact of work-related injury in plastic surgeons and other surgical specialists. Methods: A validated self-assessment of work-related injury was administered to surgeons at various professional conferences, over the telephone, and via email. Prevalence rates for each injury were tabulated, and a regression analysis was conducted to identify potential associations between demographic risk factors and self-reported injury. Results: Of 500 surveys administered, 339 (67.8 percent) were returned. Musculoskeletal symptoms were observed in 81.5 percent of surveyed surgeons. Of 17 injuries of interest, the most prevalent conditions were muscle strain, vision changes, cervical pain, lumbar pain, and shoulder arthritis/bursitis. Carpal tunnel syndrome and epicondylitis were reported by 15.1 and 13.5 percent of respondents, respectively, more than three times general population prevalence rates. Years in practice were associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. Microscope usage of 3 hours or more per week was associated with cervical and thoracic pain. Hand surgeons appeared to be more prone to thumb arthritis than other specialties. Conclusions: Self-reported injury is more prevalent in surgery than in previously described, labor-intensive populations. Sampled surgeons appear younger than the general surgery workforce, and as a result, this study may underestimate the prevalence of occupational injury, particularly carpal tunnel syndrome. This study underscores the need for a formal, multicenter assessment of occupational injury in surgeons. Copyright © 2010 by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.


Higgins J.P.,Union Memorial Hospital
Journal of Hand Surgery | Year: 2011

Our understanding of the hemodynamic consequences of radial artery harvest to the upper extremity has changed our considerations when approaching soft tissue defects of the hand. A critical assessment of the donor site morbidity of radial forearm (and radial artery) harvest is necessary to discern the role this flap should have in our current and future reconstructive armamentarium. A review of the available data and discussion of its implications is provided. © 2011 American Society for Surgery of the Hand.


Thomas P.R.,Union Memorial Hospital
Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association | Year: 2010

We compared the Bristow procedure with a conjoined tendon transfer to investigate the role of the sling alone in restoring anterior translation in a simple soft-tissue instability model without bony defects. Ten matched cadaveric shoulder pairs were randomly assigned to receive a Bristow procedure or a conjoined tendon transfer alone. Specimens were tested in a simple soft-tissue model with low load simulating anterior translation of the glenohumeral joint. The conditions (intact, cut, and repaired) and treatments (Bristow and conjoined tendon transfer alone) were compared for anteroposterior translation. Anterior translation increased from 3.4 +/- 0.6 mm (mean +/- SEM) to 12.0 +/- 1.3 mm after the cut and decreased to 5.2 +/- 0.7 mm with the Bristow procedure. Anterior translation increased from 2.8 +/- 0.4 mm to 12.2 +/- 1.9 mm after the cut and decreased to 4.9 +/- 0.5 mm after conjoined tendon transfer alone. Although the repair increased the stability of the glenohumeral joint as reflected in significantly decreased anterior translation, anterior translation in the repaired joint was significantly greater than that in the intact condition for both procedures (P < .05). There were no significant differences in anterior translation between the 2 treatments at any test stage. There was no difference between the Bristow procedure and conjoined tendon transfer alone in restoring anteroposterior translation in a simple soft-tissue shoulder instability model with low load and no bony defect. Further investigation of the described conjoined tendon procedure should be done to evaluate the procedure with significant bony defects. 2010 Arthroscopy Association of North America. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


Higgins J.P.,Union Memorial Hospital
Journal of Hand Surgery | Year: 2011

Since its first clinical description by Marco Godina in 1986, the technique of temporary ectopic banking of amputated parts has been employed in a growing body of reported cases. This installment provides a review of the reported cases in the international literature to date, focusing on our evolving understanding of clinical indications, operative timing, and surgical technical consideration. Two illustrative cases are provided to highlight these concepts. © 2011 American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

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