Adult Clinical Fellowship in Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction 2020-2021
This fellowship focuses on adult LLD, malunions, nonunions, segmental bone defects, osteomyelitis, rotational muscle flaps, and joint infections. Fellows will learn to determine current LLD, evaluate limb alignment, and analyze single and multiapical deformities. The Adult Clinical Fellow will rotate with Dr. Janet Conway and Dr. Michael Assayag for eight months and with our pediatric orthopedists for a total of four months. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - June 11, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Fellowship News Source Type: news

Reviews highlight new advances in our understanding of focal and sclerotic bone diseases
(International Osteoporosis Foundation) A new special edition of 'Calcified Tissue International' provides expert commentary and insight into the advances in the knowledge of several rare focal and sclerotic bone diseases including Paget's disease of bone and related syndromes, fibrous dysplasia of bone and McCune-Albright syndrome, Melorheostosis and Osteopoikilosis, chronic non-bacterial osteomyelitis, as well as Camurati-Engelmann disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 13, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Statement On The Report Of The Commission Of Inquiry On The 2018 Gaza Protests
This report was shared with the Commission of Inquiry. In this report, Doctors of the World observes that Palestinian health NGOs face unprecedented levels of violence against its personnel, structures and ambulances. These attacks and the death of their colleagues have also left strong psychological scars. Beyond the atrocious violations of international law, the impact of these violations is difficult to quantify or measure through the untold stories of those who died or suffer serious life-long consequences because those who were supposed to help were killed or incapacitated. Doctors of the World takes thus this opportu...
Source: Doctors of the World News - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

RCSI researchers develop new treatment for bone infection using copper-rich glass implant
(RCSI) A team of researchers led by RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland), have developed a new treatment for the particularly difficult-to-treat bone infection, osteomyelitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 30, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

NuVasive wins expanded FDA nod for Monolith corpectomy system
NuVasive (NSDQ:NUVA) said yesterday that it won expanded FDA 510(k) clearance for its Monolith corpectomy system, now cleared for use in cervical corpectomy procedures. The system is now cleared for procedures in the cervical spine, between the C3-C7 vertebral bodies, to treat diseased or damaged vertebral body caused by fractures, tumors, osteomyelitis or to support reconstruction following corpectomy for the decompression of the spinal cord and neural tissue in cervical degenerative disorders, the San Diego-based company said. The device was initially cleared in 2015 for use in thoracolumbar corpectomy procedures, NuVas...
Source: Mass Device - December 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Featured Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Nuvasive Source Type: news

BoneSupport expands sales team
BoneSupport¬†today announced plans to expand its sales force, adding an additional 13 sales representatives in “key markets” this year. The Swedish company said that the objective of the expansion is to increase the market penetration of its antibiotic-eluting Cerament G and Cerament V products. BoneSupport touted that in April, three studies of its Cerament platform were presented at the British Limb Reconstruction Society meeting, some of which showed improved bone healing and reduced risk of recurrent infections with the use of the Cerament G product. “Cerament G and V have strong sales momentum in Eur...
Source: Mass Device - May 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Orthopedics Bonesupport Source Type: news

What is BACM?
Discussion Leg pain in children has a broad differential diagnosis and includes more innocuous problems such as growing pains and transient synovitis but also more serious problems including neurological diseases or malignancy. Occult or self-limited trauma are also common causes. A review can be found here. Limping can be painful or painless and has its own differential diagnosis which can overlap with leg pain. A differential diagnosis for limping can be found here. Muscle weakness also has its’ own differential diagnosis which can be found here. Learning Point Benign acute childhood myositis (BACM) has other names...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 21, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Diagnosis and management of polytraumatized patients with severe extremity trauma - McKinley TO, Gaski GE, Vodovotz Y, Corona BT, Billiar TR.
Multiply injured patients with severe extremity trauma are at risk of acute systemic complications and are at high risk of developing longer term orthopaedic complications including soft-tissue infection, osteomyelitis, posttraumatic osteoarthritis, and no... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

How Do Deep Neck Infections Present?
Discussion Deep neck space infections (DNSI) are not very common (estimated to be 4.6/100,000) but extremely important to have a high index of suspicion for. The anatomy of DNSs is complex and covered by substantial amounts of superficial soft tissue making diagnosis difficult. Additionally, children often cannot give more precise or accurate histories and can be difficult to examine> Most infections in children are in those < 6 years. Lying within or adjacent to the DNS are numerous bones, blood vessels, nerves and other soft tissues. The spaces communicate between each other and therefore spreading can also occur ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 26, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Late osteomyelitis and abscess formation of the ulna after high-voltage electrical injuries: review of literature and case report - Gonser P, Andrea W, Lotter O.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Back pain? THREE common signs YOU have a bone infection REVEALED
BACK PAIN could be caused by a bone infection called osteomyelitis. These are three signs you are suffering. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acute osteomyelitis in the hand due to dog bite injury: a report of 3 cases - Lee R, Lee HY, Kim JH, Han YS, Kim DC, Tark KC.
As many people keep small dogs as pets, dog bites are common injuries, accounting for approximately 80%-90% of all animal bite injuries. These injuries usually occur on the upper extremities, most commonly on the fingers. Most of these injuries appear as s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Reconstruction after osteomyelitis of the midfoot from high-pressure washer injury - Reiner MM, Khoury WE, Mackel A, Ehredt DJ, Razzante MC.
Reports of ballistic injures to the extremities typically include those involving gunshot wounds. However, high-pressure washer injuries frequently lead to equally damaging injuries. These injuries should not be overlooked, because they can result in high ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Lactococcus garviae Prosthetic Mitral Valve Endocarditis: a Case Report and Literature Review
We report a new case of L. garviae prosthetic mitral valve endocarditis that was managed with antibiotic therapy alone. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - August 10, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ewout Landeloos, Guy Van Camp, Hans De Beenhouwer Tags: Case Report Source Type: news

Malawi: Comedian 'Manganya' Rescues Netball Legend Mzagada With Financial Help
[Nyasa Times] Social commentator, activist and comedian Michael 'Manganya' Usi has come to the aid of Malawi netball legend Emma Mzagada whose health has deteriorated due to bone infection called Osteomyelitis, and has been crying for help from well-wishers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news