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9 04, 2020


2020-04-09T20:29:45-05:00April 9th, 2020|Procedure Basics|

The left atrial appendage (LAA) is a normal part of cardiac anatomy. In most people, this small projection off the left atrium causes no issues and is a part of proper cardiac function. It may

13 02, 2020

Endomechanical Devices

2020-02-13T20:16:14-05:00February 13th, 2020|Procedure Basics|

Endomechanical devices are those used to assist during laparoscopic surgeries in the abdomen. These are surgeries on the torso and exclude anything dealing with the heart, large vessels in the abdomen, or orthopedics. Generally, they

13 02, 2020

Orthopedic Screws

2020-02-13T19:44:02-05:00February 13th, 2020|Procedure Basics|

There are more products in use in surgery with the word “screw” attached to them than any other term. In orthopedics alone, there are about 250,000 parts in the Orthopedic Network News/Curvo database out of

13 02, 2020

Spinal Fusions

2020-02-13T20:16:57-05:00February 13th, 2020|Procedure Basics|

According to Curvo’s 2018 national data, devices used for spinal fusion account for over 80% of hospitals’ spinal device costs, far surpassing that for neurostimulators, artificial discs, vertebral compression repair, and spinal process devices. Cost

13 02, 2020

Knee Replacements

2020-02-13T20:17:28-05:00February 13th, 2020|Procedure Basics|

Knee replacements are performed more often than hip replacements in the US. There are several types of common knee replacements including bicondylar knee, unicondylar knee, and patellofemoral knee replacements. FEMORAL COMPONENT Generally made of cobalt-chrome

13 02, 2020

Hip Fractures

2020-02-13T20:17:47-05:00February 13th, 2020|Procedure Basics|

Hip fractures is the most common fracture hospitalized and are most frequently seen in the elderly. According to Orthopedic Network News, approximately 90% of hip fractures are treated with some sort of implant. The optimum