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Innovations in Implantable Medical Devices

This article previously appeared on ECN Mag.  Implantable medical devices have for years made an impact in areas such as cardiology and prosthetics, but numerous recent technology advances are enabling implantables to address areas not always in the spotlight. These applications include: Customized tracheal stents A non-opioid chronic pain treatment Putting a finger on better …

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Effective Natural Healing Often Matter of ‘Choosing Wisely’

This article originally appeared on Health News Digest. When it comes to selecting a physician who uses “natural healing”, also called Orthobiologics, Stem Cell or PRP, to treat pain and diseases of joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments, “choose wisely,” says noted orthopedic surgeon Alejandro Badia, MD, quoting a line from the movie Indiana Jones. “Some clinics …

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Dr. Alejandro Badia to present at tennis medicine conference: 3 notes

This article originally appeared on Becker’s Spine Review. Orthopedic surgeon Alejandro Badia, MD, will serve as a conference course co-chair for the 2019 Tennis Medicine Conference in Miami, March 23-24. Four things to know: 1. The conference will discuss the latest treatments for tennis-related injuries, said Dr. Badia, who founded and serves as CMO of …

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10 Common Illnesses You’re More Likely to Get After 40

Dr. Badia was quoted on a Health.com article about Osteoarthritis Around your 40s, osteoarthritis can occur, says Alejandro Badia, MD, board-certified hand and upper extremity orthopedic surgeon with Badia Hand to Shoulder Center in Florida. As cartilage wears away around joints, achiness and discomfort ensues. “It is very common for those who are predisposed to …

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‘Telemedicine is a win-win from a cost standpoint’: Dr. Alejandro Badia on telemedicine in orthopedic care

Alejandro Badia, MD, is a hand and upper extremity orthopedic surgeon and founder of Miami-based OrthoNOW and Doral, Fla.-based Badia Hand to Shoulder Center. In his practice, a patient can request a telemedicine e-visit online and send medical records electronically, including X-rays, MRIs or other imaging. “Telemedicine is a highly effective method of assessing and managing …

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OrthoNOW Co-Founder & CFO Justin Irizarry Named 2016 40 Under 40 List in South Florida Business Journal

The South Florida Business Journal has named Co-Founder and CFO Justin Irizarry as an honoree on their 2016 40 Under 40 list. This prestigious annual program receives hundreds of nominations each year and the publication selects only the best and brightest young professionals in South Florida who have “made waves in both the business world …

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Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS, Sheds Light on the Top 10 Orthopedic Injuries Impacting Golfers

Although originated in Scotland in the 15th century1, golf has been embraced by nearly 30 million Americans coast-to-coast ever since, adding roughly $70 billion a year to America’s economy. 2   It is increasingly popular and serves as a fabulous de-stressor, but did you know that there are 10 orthopedic injuries that commonly occur when golf …

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Movember – Men’s Health Awareness Month: The link between prostate cancer and Osteoporosis

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer among American men. All men are at risk for prostate cancer, but most men diagnosed with it are of age 65 or older. As men get older, their risk for developing osteoporosis increases significantly. Osteoporosis is of particular concern for men with prostate cancer and for …

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