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Finding the Replacement for HA Injections in the Knee

Source: Wikimedia Commons and Harry Gouvas
Source: Wikimedia Commons and Harry Gouvas

Guy Scuderi, M.D. may really be onto something. An independent piece of research out of three Universities has confirmed what Scuderi has been saying for nearly a decade. And it may mean a simple injection to treat knee OA. That’s right, to treat the pathology. Seriously.

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Meeting the Health Care Needs of Female Veterans

Source: Wikimedia Commons and SGGH
Source: Wikimedia Commons and SGGH

Forty two percent of women who are deployed in the military have seen combat. After they have completed their service, 51% indicate that they plan to use the Veterans Health Administration as their primary source of healthcare. A new landmark study points the way to better gender specific healthcare services for women who have served and sacrificed. Time to return the favor.

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The Social Media Advantage for Post Market Device Performance Data – Part II

Data Mining / Source: Wikimedia Commons and Marksenizer
Data Mining / Source: Wikimedia Commons and Marksenizer

The current adverse event reporting system clearly has its flaws. Can social media make a difference? This week, in Part II, our guest authors take a deeper dive into the pros and cons of the MAUDE, MedWatch and social media data bases as a source of information. And have specific recommendations.

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More Cases Emerge From FBI’s California “Spinal Cap” Investigation

Image created by RRY Publications, LLC / Source: Wikimedia Commons
Image created by RRY Publications, LLC / Source: Wikimedia Commons

More cases are emerging from the FBI’s “Spinal Cap” investigation. Now the allegations are around unapproved spine devices, bribed docs and elected officials, and tragically, a dead baby. It all started with the flawed California workers’ comp law and the ways in which administrators, surgeons and companies tried to game the system.