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Tag: Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Repurposed drug may offer treatment for nerve damage

Repurposed drug may offer treatment for nerve damage

November 16, 2016

Medical Center researchers believe they have identified a new means of enhancing the body’s ability to repair its own cells, which they hope will lead to better diagnosis and treatment of traumatic nerve injuries, like those sustained in car accidents, sports injuries, or in combat.

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Home team advantage: 40+ years of sports medicine

Home team advantage: 40+ years of sports medicine

July 21, 2016

An early leader in the adoption of arthroscopy, Rochester’s sports medicine program and its graduates have helped shape the field of sports medicine while restoring countless injured athletes to health.

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Quality, not quantity, of hospital time impacts hip fracture patients’ odds of survival

Quality, not quantity, of hospital time impacts hip fracture patients’ odds of survival

January 24, 2016

Comparing hip injury outcomes in New York state and in Sweden, Medical Center researchers found that patients do as well in the U.S. with short hospital stays as they do with longer hospital stays in Sweden, due to the difference in the countries’ health care systems.

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Former URMC CEO Evarts pledges $1M for orthopedics department

Former URMC CEO Evarts pledges $1M for orthopedics department

October 28, 2014

Retired University of Rochester Medical Center CEO McCollister Evarts M.D. has pledged $1 million to establish an endowed chair in the university’s orthopaedics department. John Gorczyca M.D. is slated to be the first to occupy the Dr. C. McCollister Evarts Professorship in Orthopaedics, URMC officials said Tuesday.

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URMC Orthopaedics Ranks No. 1 in NIH Funding

March 18, 2013

Since 2000 the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation has consistently ranked among the top five NIH-funded musculoskeletal programs in the country.

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No Ashtrays, Less Back Pain

No Ashtrays, Less Back Pain

December 6, 2012

Smoking cessation either prior to treatment or during the course of care was related to significant improvements in back pain.

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