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28 05, 2020

Hip and knee osteoarthiritis cases are on the rise

Depending on the severity, osteoarthritis (OA) can be a seriously debilitating condition. This is particularly true when it takes effect on an individual’s hips or knees, joints that are essential for basic mobility. 2017 data published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases by Saeid Safiri, PhD, of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, and his

8 05, 2020

AAOS Releases Document for ‘Navigating’ COVID-19

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In April, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons released an informational document, “Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic” in order to address complexities surrounding the infectious disease, medical decisions, telehealth, and elective surgery in this challenging time.¹ In the opening paragraph, the document states, “It is important that individuals continue to follow Centers for Disease Control and

10 04, 2020

Continuing a Tradition of Adaptability at Consensus

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Ever since Consensus started operating in 1992, the entire company has prided itself on its ability to adapt to the ever-changing world of medicine. We pride ourselves on being a team that is always looking forward and focusing on new ways to improve patient lives and advance the world of medical devices. TracPatch is the

11 03, 2020

Cost and Volume of Planned Knee and Hip Replacements Increased From 2010 to 2017

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It’s no secret that the number of knee and hip replacement procedures has skyrocketed in the last decade and is projected to continue to increase throughout the next 10 years. As joint replacement surgery continues to be a solution for higher numbers of Americans suffering from osteoarthritis, it is important that new practices and better

20 02, 2020

Getting to Know Finisher, Derick Johnson

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At Consensus, our company culture is driven by the talented individuals who work here. We have created the employee spotlight series to highlight our team members who are working hard to make the Consensus experience a truly outstanding one. This month we talked with Finisher, Derick Johnson. With a passion for building strong relationships and

18 02, 2020

Study of 31,265 Twins Finds More Knee Arthritis in Women

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Researchers in Sweden used the largest registry of twin siblings in the world to identify the differences in the etiology of knee osteoarthritis (OA). Their study, “Nature vs nurture in knee osteoarthritis – the importance of age, sex and body mass index,” appears in the April 2019 edition of Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. Co-author Karin Magnusson, Ph.D.,

3 02, 2020

What is Remote Patient Monitoring?

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The introduction of new digital technologies has allowed for innovative patient care practices in the healthcare industry. Healthcare providers across the globe are beginning to implement new technology that enables remote patient monitoring, to better track and treat patients throughout the episode of care. According to the Center for Connected Health Policy, “Remote patient monitoring

20 01, 2020

Achieving Healthcare Sustainability: What We’re Doing to Help

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Historically, the healthcare industry has certainly had a massive hand in the production of environmental pollutants. However, in the last decade, there has been a push to reverse this trend and implement more sustainable practices industry-wide. At Consensus, we care about this issue; which is why we are taking steps to achieve sustainability in our

15 01, 2020

Getting to Know VP of Quality Systems and Regulatory Assurance, Nick Tovar

At Consensus, our company culture is driven by the talented individuals who work here. We have created the employee spotlight series to highlight our team members who are working hard to make the Consensus experience a truly outstanding one. This month we talked with Vice President of Quality Systems and Regulatory Assurance, Nick Tovar. With

3 01, 2020

Study Finds Knee Pain Increases Mortality

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Unfortunately, osteoarthritis affects millions of people annually, and due to an aging population and several societal and behavioral factors, that number is only projected to increase in the coming years. While the disease results in frequent pain which often worsens over time, osteoarthritis of the knee may have a particularly negative long-term affect. A new

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