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  • How the Founder of Burton Snowboards Got Back on His Board

    The name Burton is synonymous with the sport of snowboarding. From tinkering with the very first snowboard designs in his garage in the 1970’s to building an industry-leading equipment and clothing company in Vermont that sponsors some of the best athletes in the world, Jake Burton Carpenter has been a driving force behind the sport from the very beginning.

    Source: Conformis

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  • Hip dysplasia: When is surgery required?

    Hip dysplasia is a condition in which the top portion of the thigh bone doesn't fit properly in the socket portion of the hip joint — either because it is out of place or it is not the correct shape. In many cases, this condition is present at birth. Some people may not be diagnosed during childhood, however, and only when symptoms appear later is the problem identified. Although some adults with hip dysplasia need surgery to correct the problem, total hip replacement isn’t always necessary.

    Source: Mayo Clinic

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  • Lifelong physical activity increases bone density in men

    Men have many reasons to add high-impact and resistance training to their exercise regimens; these reasons include building muscle and shedding fat. Now a researcher has determined another significant benefit to these activities: building bone mass. The study found that individuals who continuously participated in high-impact activities, such as jogging and tennis, during adolescence and young adulthood, had greater hip and lumbar spine bone mineral density than those who did not.

    Source: ScienceDaily

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  • Dr. Melvin's talking about both hip and knee replacement

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  • Conformis iTotal CR Knee Replacement System Awarded “3A” Rating from the Orthopaedic Data Evaluation Panel in the United Kingdom

    BILLERICA, Mass., March 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Conformis, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFMS), a medical technology company that offers joint replacement implants designed and manufactured to fit and conform to each patient’s unique anatomy, today announced that the Orthopaedic Data Evaluation Panel in the United Kingdom (ODEP) awarded the Conformis iTotal CR knee replacement system a “3A” rating.  The 3A rating is based on strong evidence of implant performance over three years, including low revision rates as indicated in the United Kingdom’s National Joint Registry.

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