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– And as all our products : Soothing Pain Relief!
The Proseries Tennis Elbow ice wrap is the most effective way to treat tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow. The pain from the elbow area is usually created by over use of the tendons. The best way to speed the recovery is with regular ice treatment on the affected area for 20 minutes, twice a day. Check out the video for more info!
26 September 2013
LONDON — The ATP and PROSERIES have announced a new partnership in which PROSERIES Ice Wraps become the Official Ice Wrap of the ATP World Tour. The sports medicine company receives worldwide marketing rights in a two-year affiliation through 2015.
“We’re pleased to have signed this agreement with PROSERIES that will further enhance the service we provide to our players in helping them compete at the highest level on the Tour,” said Andre Silva, ATP Chief Player Officer. “The health of our players is paramount for the overall success of the Tour.”
PROSERIES manufactures a line of ice wraps used to control pain, inflammation, and aid healing. The ice wraps are joint specific and allow athletes to apply ice with compression to common and hard to reach areas including elbows, knees and shoulders. PROSERIES ice wraps are made in the USA.
“After working behind the scenes for years with the ATP, PROSERIES is excited about our new partnership agreement, and we look forward to supplying the men’s professional tennis tour for years to come,” said Dave Schroeder, Director of Operations, PROSERIES. “It is gratifying to know that our products are helping the world’s best athletes, like those on the ATP World Tour, to stay healthy and compete at their best.”
PROSERIES becomes an official supplier of the ATP World Tour and will provide products as required by ATP physiotherapists and players on Tour.
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PROSERIES LLC, founded in 1999 and based in Southern California, is a manufacturer of Made in USA cold therapy products. PROSERIES ice wraps have received a tremendous following from leading orthopedic physicians, physical therapy clinics and professional athletes. Regardless of your level of performance, from amateur athlete to high level professional, we will help you stay healthy and function at your best! To find out more about PROSERIES, please visit www.proseriesusa.com
About The ATP
The ATP is the governing body of the men’s professional tennis circuits – the ATP World Tour, the ATP Challenger Tour and the ATP Champions Tour. With 62 tournaments in 32 countries, the ATP World Tour showcases the finest male athletes competing in the world’s most exciting venues. From Australia to Europe and the Americas to Asia, the stars of the 2013 ATP World Tour will battle for prestigious titles and Emirates ATP Rankings points at ATP World Tour Masters 1000, 500 and 250 events, as well as Grand Slams (non ATP events). At the end of the season only the world’s top 8 qualified singles players and doubles teams, based on their performance throughout the year, will qualify to compete for the last title of the season at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Held at The O2 in London, the event will officially crown the 2013 ATP World Tour No.1 presented by Emirates. For more information, please visit www.ATPWorldTour.com.
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PROSERIES LLC FILES LAWSUIT AND OBTAINS SEIZURE ORDER TO ENFORCE ITS RIGHTS AGAINST COUNTERFEITERS OF ITS POPULAR ICE WRAP PRODUCTS
U.S. Federal Marshals raid “Total Ice Therapy”, “EZ Ice Therapy”, and “Pro Therapy Supplies LLC”
LOS ANGELES (June 5th 2012) – In February 2012, ProSeries, LLC, a Santa Monica, California based manufacturer of sports medicine equipment, filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court, Central District of California against counterfeiters of its popular ice wraps. It seeks injunctive relief and damages for patent, copyright, trademark, and trade dress infringements against Oakland-based company, Total Ice Therapy, owned by Peter Lowenberg, Ventura-based company, EZ Ice Therapy, owned by Brad Smith, and Duluth-based company Pro Therapy Supplies, LLC.
Federal district Judge Manuel Real issued an Ex Parte seizure order based on a finding that the plaintiff had a “likelihood of success” on its claim of trademark infringement. A seizure order, allowing U.S. Marshals to enter a premises, without advance notice, and seize illicit inventory and business documents, is a remedy available in trademark infringement cases. It is based on a congressional finding that counterfeiters will often destroy evidence if they are otherwise notified of the lawsuit.
U.S. Federal Marshals raided these three businesses in early 2012. During the raids, the Marshals and ProSeries’ attorneys confiscated approximately 400 counterfeit products from Total Ice Therapy and Pro Therapy Supplies.
Estimates based on a preliminary investigation suggest that the defendants may have imported as many as 70,000 items.
According to its Complaint, ProSeries alleges that Defendants illegally imported replicas of ProSeries ice wraps and packaging, which included the unauthorized use of the PROSERIES registered trademark. The goods are alleged to have originated in Mainland China, Taiwan and Cambodia and were brought in through the port of Oakland, CA.
According to ProSeries’ attorneys, Defendants sold the knock-offs through websites such as eBay, Amazon, and Sears.com, in addition to their own sites. Eventually, they continued to advertise as ProSeries, but unsuspecting customers began receiving other, rebranded products.
ProSeris found out about the counterfeits once they started receiving customer complaints about substandard “ProSeries” ice wraps purchased from unauthorized third parties.
U.S. Customs estimates that intellectual property theft costs U.S. companies between $200 and $250 billion a year in lost revenue, and has resulted in the loss of at least 750,000 jobs.
ProSeries is represented by MEHTALEGAL, a Santa Monica law firm. The lawsuit was filed in Federal Court in Los Angeles (case number 12-CV-01242).
9/7/11 by Ramona French
Using cold and heat therapies correctly can help speed the healing of injuries such as a strained Achilles tendon. Using them incorrectly won’t cause serious damage, but doing so can increase pain and swelling, rather than reduce them. Understanding the physiological effect of hot and cold treatments will help you choose the correct treatment at the correct time.
Achilles Tendon Strain
The Achilles tendon, also called the calcaneal tendon, is a tough strap of tissue that connects the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles in your calf to your heel. A strain is a minor injury, due to micro-tears in the tendon. The strain can be a result of overuse, wear and tear or trauma. The resulting inflammation causes swelling and pain, especially while moving your foot.
Ice produces vasoconstriction — the local capillaries shrink — which makes the capillaries less permeable, resulting in less swelling. It helps relieve pain because it decreases local nerve sensation. On the other hand, ice also makes muscles stiff and decreases muscle strength. You should not use ice if you are shivering or have peripheral vascular disease, open wounds or hypersensitivity to cold.
Heat causes vasodilation — the local blood capillaries open up — which creates increased blood flow and brings oxygen and nutrients to the injured area. Heat relaxes muscles, decreases pain and improves range of motion. On the other hand, it also increases swelling. You should not use heat if you are bleeding, have open wounds, a burn, a local malignant tumor or peripheral vascular disease. Don’t use heat if the area is already red and hot or blistered.
Ice is more effective for acute conditions. Use it for recent injuries — in the first 24 to 48 hours after you strain your Achilles tendon. After the first 24 to 48 hours, when your strained Achilles tendon has begun to heal, use heat to increase circulation, which brings nutrients and white blood cells to the area, speeding the healing process.
El Camino College: Hot and Cold Theapy
American Pain Society; A New Look at Heat Treatment for Pain Disorders; B. McCarberg, et al.; 2004
American Pain Society; A New Look at Heat Treatment for Pain Disorders, Part 2; A. O’Connor, et al.; 2005
Athletex; When Do You Use Heat or Cold?; T. Mulvey
ScienceDaily (July 12, 2011)
— Arthroscopic treatment of a common hip problem that leads to arthritis is successful in terms of restoring range of motion, according to results from a recent Hospital for Special Surgery study. The study will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, held July 7-11 in San Diego.
“This is the first study to show that in patients who are being treated for hip impingement with arthroscopy, not only do we restore their mechanical measurements, but by doing so, we have improved their functional range of motion across the joint,” said Bryan T. Kelly, M.D., co-director of the Center for Hip Pain and Preservation at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
This study received the 2011 Excellence in Research Award from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.
In recent years, a hip condition known as femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI) or hip impingement has become widely recognized as one of the most common causes of early osteoarthritis in the hip. The hip is a ball-and-socket joint where the upper end of the thigh bone fits into the cup-shaped socket of the pelvis. In a healthy hip joint, the ball rotates freely in the cup, but in some people a bony bump on the upper thigh bone produces a situation where there is inadequate space for the hip bone to move freely in the socket. The result is damage to the socket rim and the cartilage that lines the bones, which can lead to hip arthritis.
Structural correction of the bone through arthroscopic or open surgery has been shown to be successful at relieving symptoms of FAI and returning athletes to their sport of choice. Before this study, however, researchers had not studied how good arthroscopic repair was at restoring range of motion.
To find out, researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City used computer-assisted, three dimensional analysis to assess differences in hip range-of-motion before and after the arthroscopic treatment of FAI. The study included 10 patients with symptomatic FAI who underwent a computed tomography (CT) scan before and after surgery. The CT scan was then fed into a software program that generated a three dimensional, animated picture of their hip joint.
“Their hip is moved in the computer program until there is collision between the ball and the socket. It assesses the point at which impingement occurs,” explained Dr. Kelly. “Postoperatively, another CT scan is obtained and we assess the same range of motion.”
The researchers found great improvements in internal rotation, moving your knee to the middle of your body, and in hip flexion, the motion of bringing your knee to your chest. Hip flexion was improved by 3.8 degrees and internal rotation was improved by 9.3 degrees. A comparison of the alpha angle, which measures the roundness of the femoral head (ball of the thigh bone), showed an improvement of roughly 20 degrees.
“Before this study, we did not know what our ability was to functionally improve range of motion across a hip joint in a patient who has had surgical correction of their underlying hip impingement,” said Dr. Kelly. “With this study, we have clear objective data, confirming with dynamic assessment, that by improving the mechanical shape of the joint, we significantly improve range of motion and significantly reduce the areas of bony conflict.”
Other investigators involved in the study are Robert Buly, M.D., Iftach Hetsroni, M.D., Erin Magennis, M.Sc., and Joseph Lipman, MSE, from Hospital for Special Surgery; Mark Dolan, M.D., former HSS fellow now at Northwestern Orthopedic Institute, Chicago; and first author Asheesh Bedi, M.D., former HSS fellow now at the University of Michigan.
Vail’s Steadman Philippon Research Institute says new treatment option best used for patients who are too young, or too active, for joint replacement surgery
– The Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI) in Vail recently validated a new treatment developed by Dr. Peter Millett to help minimize and alleviate the symptoms associated with osteoarthritis of the shoulder. In the initial study group who underwent the CAM procedure, the vast majority reported a significant improvement in the pain, stiffness and weakness related to the disease. The initial data collected and analyzed by Dr. Millett and Marilee Horan, MPH of the SPRI Clinical Research Department, will be reported in “Arthroscopy.” Editors of the this top medical journal called the procedure, “amazingly innovative!”
The U.S. Center for Disease Control estimates that in the next 25 years at least 71 million Americans will have some form of arthritis, a degenerative condition of the joints, creating pain, swelling and limited movement for sufferers. Osteoarthritis is notably one of the most debilitating forms of arthritis and is characterized by the deterioration of articular cartilage accompanied by changes in the subchondral (below the cartilage) bone and soft tissue of the joint.
Millett, an orthopedic shoulder surgeon and sports medicine specialist with the Steadman Clinic in Vail, is the pioneer of the CAM procedure; CAM stands for Comprehensive Arthroscopic Management.
“The CAM procedure was developed because we began to see a higher occurrence in younger patients — predominantly athletes — with advanced arthritis of the shoulder,” Millett said. “In addition, older patients who wish to remain active were in need of other options in order to delay total joint replacement surgery.
” The CAM procedure was designed in stages over the course of five years with a specific focus to alleviate pain along the back and side of the shoulder. During the procedure, damaged cartilage and labral tissue is removed and regenerated. Scarred ligaments and capsular tissues are released to restore mobility. The most important aspect of the procedure is the decompression of the axillary nerve, which becomes entrapped by scar tissue and bone spurs; freeing up this nerve alleviates much of the pain associated with the osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis is often hereditary and can occur due to degenerative changes within the body but it can also occur as a result of a prior sports or traumatic injury. While not very many orthopedic surgeons have adopted the CAM procedure to date, Millett believes that with further study, research and education through the Institute, the technique can be shared, both nationally and internationally, to other surgeons so that it can be offered to more patients. The procedure requires a very high degree of technical skill and experience and therefore requires advanced training to perform safely.
For more information, visit http://sprivail.org.
August 16, 2011 11:51 AM (CBS News)
Do you think knee replacement surgery means a major operation, followed by weeks of excruciatingly painful rehab? Well, think again: A breakthrough procedure has some patients back on their feet and nearly pain-free the next day.
As CBS News Medical Correspondent Medical correspondent, Dr. Jennifer Ashton reports, developments in robotics are revolutionizing that surgery.
“I play golf and I’m semi-retired and that’s all I do,” said Gordon Morrice, 77, a lifelong athlete and avid outdoorsman. He even climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. But last year, the pain in his knees grew so intense, it hurt to get out of bed.
“My knees were hurting so badly I couldn’t do anything,” Morrice says.
He had one total knee replacement, but the recovery and rehab were extremely painful.
“Worst pain I ever experienced in my life, really,” he recalls.
And Morrice is not alone. More than 15 million Americans have osteoarthritis in their knees. The number of knee replacements has climbed from under 500,000 in 2005, to 621,000 in 2009.
Despite the lengthy and painful rehab, Morrice was about to have his second knee replaced when surgeon Dr. Paul Sasaura told him about a procedure called makoplasty, a computer-guided, robot-assisted, partial knee replacement.
“The precision of the robotic arm is so much more accurate than what the human body can do,” explained Dr. Sasaura.
Using a 3D model of the knee taken by a CAT scan, the doctor guides the robot arm. The diseased portion of the knee is “resurfaced”, sparing as much of the patient’s healthy bone and surrounding tissue as possible.
According to Dr. Sasaura, “Resurfacing is basically taking away the worn out cartilage and a little bit of bone and replacing that part with metal and plastic.”
Operating with such precision was impossible before. And since it’s also minimally invasive, recovery is much quicker.
“It was just as easy as could be,” Morrice says. “I had the operation on Wednesday. I came home on Thursday. I was at the golf course on Friday.”
Morrice’s surgery has truly let him get back in the swing.
“To have your knee back is pretty remarkable, and I feel very grateful for that,” he says. “I’m able to move around now pain free.”
In the United States, partial knee replacements account for just seven percent of all knee replacement procedures.
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