OsteoMed to attend 84th AANS Annual Scientific Meeting

OsteoMed-AANS-2016-Header-PhotoOsteoMed representatives plan to attend this year’s AANS Conference – the 84th annual Scientific Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, April 30 – May 4 in Chicago. As leaders among surgical device companies, our goal is to bring surgeons and their staff state-of-the-art neurosurgical tools—and acquire knowledge that will help us further the field of neurosurgery.

The 2016 Scientific Meeting

The theme for the 2016 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting is Neurosurgery Leading the Way. In addition to highlighting the latest in neurosurgical science and practice, this meeting explores the concept of neurosurgeons as leaders not only in the operating room, but also in the classroom, the lab, the battlefield and the arena.

Speakers Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli , the 32nd Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army and current leader of ONE MIND, a nonprofit dedicated to research of mental illness and brain disease and injury; Geoffrey Ling, MD, PhD, Col., founding director of the Biological Technologies Office at DARPA; Russell R. Lonser, MD, FAANS, President of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons; and Walter Koroshetz, MD, the current Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) will be joined by NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary. Each brings a unique perspective to the topic of leadership.

The AANS Opening Ceremonies will be moderated by CNN’s chief medical correspondent and Emory University Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Sanjay K. Gupta, MD, FAANS.

Collaboration in Context

OsteoMed-Blog-AANS-2016-Neuro-Products-14True to the spirit of the conference theme, OsteoMed is a leading global innovator, developer, manufacturer and marketer of specialty medical devices, surgical implants and powered surgical instruments. The AANS Meeting is an opportunity for OsteoMed to network, learn and advance physician knowledge of innovative surgical devices that can significantly improve patient outcomes.

See You In Chicago!

OsteoMed’s representatives will be on hand at booth #4308 in the Exhibit Hall throughout the conference to explain and explore our most innovative medical devices designed to meet complex neurosurgical needs. At OsteoMed, we take pride in offering neurosurgeons game-changing surgical solutions. Come visit the OsteoMed booth during the event, or call us at 888-370-9997 for more information. See you there!

 

OsteoMed Attends Midwest Podiatry Conference

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OsteoMed attended the 2016 Midwest Podiatry Conference in Chicago, March 31–April 3. With thousands podiatrists in attendance and hundreds of exhibitors, the conference was a hub for innovation and information this year. Conference sessions included expert panels and illuminating case studies on podiatric problems and medical solutions. OsteoMed’s presence at the conference included two booths in the interactive exhibit hall; one showcasing our innovative Small Bone Orthopedic solutions and another displaying OsteoPower power surgical equipment.

Conference Details

OsteoMed Midwest Podiatry Conference Hyatt RegencyThe conference took place at the Hyatt Regency on Wacker Drive in Chicago. During the conference, podiatrists and medical assistants were able to earn continuing education hours and take examinations for clinical and administrative exams. The conference attracted some of the finest doctors, assistants, and students in the Midwest.

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OsteoMed featured a range of products for podiatry applications. Physicians and other medical professionals were able to pick up, handle and evaluate OsteoMed’s devices, implants, and power surgical products.  Throughout the show, OsteoMed’s knowledgable staff was on hand at each booth to answer questions and demonstrate our equipment.

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The 2016 Midwest Podiatry Conference proved to be an excellent opportunity to meet with knowledgeable professionals, exchange ideas, capture the imaginations of podiatric specialists with our range of cutting- edge surgical devices, and grow as a business and as medical professionals.

As a seasoned medical manufacturer, OsteoMed takes pride in providing podiatrists and their staff with practical, long-lasting surgical solutions.  Please visit our website or call us at (888) 370-9997 for more information. 

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Craniomaxillofacial Trauma

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OsteoMed_Lecture 1OsteoMed hosted a medical education course on March 4-5, concentrated on craniomaxillofacial (CMF) trauma at our headquarters in Addison, TX. The two day course consisted of classroom lectures  and cadaver lab time focused specifically on trauma procedures including management of mid-face fractures, panfacial injuries, gunshot wounds and soft tissue approaches.

The course was led by renowned surgeon Dr. Tirbod Fattahi,who is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Florida Health and Science Center in Jacksonville, FL.

Teaching faculty included Dr. Barry Steinberg and Dr. Salam Salman, also from the University of Florida, Dr. Jayini Thakker from Loma Linda University Medical Center, and Dr. Scott Walen from St. Louis University Hospital.

OsteoMed_Faculty Alternate The 25 attending residents received hands-on instruction from the faculty while they practiced procedures in the cadaver lab. Optimizing eight hours of lab time, each resident was able to perform a multitude of trauma-related procedures using OsteoMed’s new ICON facial plating system and surgical instruments in OsteoMed’s fully equipped lab.

OsteoMed_Cadaver LabThe resident surgeons benefitted from the extensive experience of the talented CMF faculty. Each faculty member shared their own unique techniques and tips as well as challenges they had all faced in the past.

OsteoMed hosts various CMF courses throughout the year featuring trauma, orthognathic and reconstruction techniques and procedures. The objective of OsteoMed’s Medical Education Program is to create a learning environment for resident surgeons to master surgical skills and theory. This is indicative of our commitment to support surgeons with continued education.

OsteoMed Disaster Preparedness Training

OsteoMed-Disaster Preparedness 3As a leading developer and manufacturer of surgical implants, instruments and specialized devices, OsteoMed understands that innovative tools combined with innovative collaboration can be a powerful force in the aftermath of disastrous events. That’s why we helped organize and facilitate a recent conference for the LEAP/ISAPS Disaster Relief Preparedness Team, a three-day, invitation-only event that brought together 20 attendees from nine countries and 20 guest speakers/faculty.

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The Disaster Relief Preparedness Team is a collaborative effort launched in 2011 by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) and the Life Enhancement Association for People (The LEAP Foundation). The team’s goal is provide plastic surgeons with access to the training and resources that could help them respond to disasters on a large scale. Effective triage and treatment in the first few days after injury often includes plastic surgery to minimize disfiguration due to major injury.

The LEAP Foundation is made up of doctors and surgeons in multiple fields—from plastic surgeons to urologists, anesthesiologists to orthodontists—as well as nurses and support staff. Foundation members dedicate time, experience, and often personal and professional resources to help individuals born with deformities.

The ISAPS was founded in 1969-1970. The group’s code of ethics recognizes aesthetic surgery as a field within plastic surgery dedicated to preserving and restoring human dignity in medically necessary circumstances. Members of the society practice healing on a scientific basis, work only for the medical good of their patients, and avoid solicitation of customers or elective procedures without medical necessity.

Global Disaster Preparedness Workshop

OsteoMed-Disaster Preparedness 2Our recent workshop included basic coursework on disaster response coverage, sessions based on expert experience in Haiti and Syria, and a practical disaster exercise. OsteoMed also hosted two afternoon cadaver workshops that covered a range of techniques that can be used in disaster situations—skin grafting, fasciotomies, amputations, and regional flaps, among others—along with practice using specialized surgical tools like OsteoMed’s dermatome, skin knife, and external fixators.

We at OsteoMed were honored to be session leaders and enjoyed the opportunity to work with the best of the best to improve early care and treatment in disaster situations around the world.

To learn more about OsteoMed and how we serve the medical community, visit our website.

OsteoMed | Hammertoe Surgery Technique Using ExtremiFuse

OsteoMed-ExtremiFuseThe OsteoMed ExtremiFuse Hammertoe Fixation System is a new product expanding on OsteoMed’s existing small bone orthopedics line of products. ExtremiFuse offers a surgical hammertoe treatment providing numerous advantages to surgeons and patients. For more information on the ExtremiFuse System, visit our website or call OsteoMed at 888-370-9997.