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Understand.com® Adds Updated HD Version of Fully Torn Rotator Cuff Repair to Orthopaedic Library

 

Understand.com is proud to announce the latest addition to the Orthopaedic Library: the high definition update of Fully Torn Rotator Cuff Repair. This animation release is part of Understand.com’s ongoing efforts to expand and enhance the Orthopaedic Library and to supply our clients with the best patient education on the market.

Click here to view the teaser reel for Fully Torn Rotator Cuff Repair.

Fully Torn Rotator Cuff Repair has been added automatically to the libraries of our Orthopaedic Library subscribers at no additional cost. Expansion and improvement to Understand.com’s Orthopaedic Library will continue in the next month with the release of the brand new Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction animation. Stay tuned!

Expanding and Enhancing the Orthopaedic Library

In case you missed it, Understand.com has been busy expanding and enhancing our Orthopaedic Library with the addition of  the new Anterior Hip Replacement animation and the updated releases of  our Total Knee Replacement and Partial Knee Replacement animations. 

These animations utilize new photo-realistic 3D models and textures that depict these orthopaedic procedures in incredibly lifelike, beautiful detail. Additionally, these animations have been created in HD format to enhance viewers’ experience.

In addition to these three new animations, In 2016 Understand.com will be releasing an updated, HD animation of Fully Torn Rotator Cuff Repair and a brand new animation, Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction. With the continued expansion and enhancement of our Orthopaedic Libary, Understand.com maintains its commitment to provide the most accurate, comprehensive, and beautiful patient education tools available.

The Cunningham Panel™ Animation Released by Understand.com® to Educate Physicians and Families About PANDAS and PANS

October 9th represents PANDAS/PANS Awareness Day.

Understand.com is excited to announce the release of The Cunningham Panel™ animation. Developed by Moleculera Labs™, the Cunningham Panel™ is the first and only series of laboratory tests available to help physicians diagnose and treat the infection-triggered autoimmune disorders known as PANDAS and PANS. This test can help to identify the level of autoimmune antibodies associated with PANDAS and PANS and the capability that these antibodies have to stimulate and trigger neurologic behavior. Elevated levels of these antibodies indicate that a child’s symptoms may be due to an infection-induced autoimmune response.

This custom animation explains the complex molecular processes behind PANDAS and PANS and how the revolutionary Cunningham Panel™ can help physicians in diagnosing these treatable autoimmune conditions.

Learn more about PANDAS, PANS, and The Cunningham Panel™ here.

Understand.com® Participates in the Discovery Museum’s New “Inside Out, an Anatomy Experience” Exhibit

Understand.com is thrilled to be a part of the “Organ Explorer” and “Orthopedic Procedures” exhibits for the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum’s new “Inside Out, an Anatomy Experience” permanent exhibit. See it for yourself (and learn about how amazing human anatomy can be!) by visiting the Discovery Museum in downtown Reno, or for more information, visit the exhibition page here.

A museum visitor interacting with one of the "Inside Out" exhibits that Understand.com helped to create.

Continued Expansion of the Plastic Surgery Library

Mommy Makeover is the latest addition to the Understand.com Plastic Surgery Library.

Understand.com is proud to announce the release of Mommy Makeover, a new patient education animation. This animation represents the eleventh new animation in our patient education library in the last twelve months.

“We now have 44 animations in our ASPS endorsed Plastic Surgery Library. Our software provides the most comprehensive patient education experience available for doctors and patients,” said Darik Volpa, CEO of Understand.com.

In addition to Mommy Makeover, since January 2015 Understand.com has added Fat Transfer, Breast Reduction, and Breast Lift with Implants to our Plastic Surgery Library.

Understand.com has been featured on Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, The Doctors, and Bodies- The Exhibition. To date, we have educated over 10,000,000 patients worldwide and we have thousands of physicians licensing content globally.

Understand.com® Expands Plastic Surgery Breast Procedures with the Release of Breast Reconstruction, Breast Lift, and Breast Lift with Implants Animations

Understand.com is excited to announce the expansion of our Plastic Surgery Library with the release of three new and updated breast procedure animations: Breast Reduction, Breast Lift, and Breast Lift with Implants.

Subscribers to our Plastic Surgery Library will have these animations automatically added to their library at no extra cost. Expansion of Understand.com’s Plastic Surgery Library will continue in 2015 with the addition of brand new animations Fat Transfer and Mommy Makeover later this year. 

Breast Cancer Library Released by Understand.com® to Educate Patients and their Families

Animated library significantly improves physician-patient communication and improves healthcare literacy for breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Library

Understand.com is proud to announce the launch of its breast cancer patient education library. This library provides patients with a comprehensive understanding of breast cancer including an overview of the disease, an introduction to the treatment team, and various surgical and nonsurgical treatment options. It was developed and reviewed by a team of board certified physicians who represent the many specialties involved with the treatment and care of breast cancer patients.

“Breast cancer touches everyone at some point; this library will help physicians better communicate with their patients by simplifying the complex information and treatment options related to breast cancer. The content team at Understand.com has really created a powerful library and I’ve never been as proud of their work as I am with this.” said Darik Volpa, CEO of Understand.com.

The expanding breast cancer library currently includes the following topics:

  • Breast Self-Exam
  • Mammography
  • Understand Your Treatment Team
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • What is Breast Cancer? (Coming Soon)
  • Hormone Therapy (Coming Soon)
  • Immunotherapy (Coming Soon)

Understand.com’s® Darik Volpa Named Most Inspiring by PharmaVOICE

Industry forum PharmaVOICE releases list of 100 of the most inspiring people including Understand.com founder and CEO Darik Volpa.

For the past nine years, PharmaVOICE has invited its readers to identify the leaders, innovators, and philanthropists who most inspire the future of healthcare.  From thousands of nominations, the PharmaVOICE 100 are selected and honored in one of the year’s most anticipated issues. Darik Volpa, founder and CEO of global medical education company Understand.com™, has been recognized among the 100 most inspiring people by PharmaVOICE this year and is featured as one of the finest entrepreneurs leading the field of patient education.

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Understand.com® Releases Spine Animation Library to Educate Patients on Complex Spinal Conditions and Surgical Procedures

A library of medically reviewed animations that can be licensed and accessed on multiple platforms.

Spine Animation Library

Global medical education company Understand.com™ is proud to announce the release of their Spine Animation Library, now available to medical practices and healthcare clinics all over the world. The Spine Animation Library was conceived in conjunction with UnderstandSpineSurgery.com, a patient website dedicated to delivering medical content on spine conditions and treatments. The library consists of over 30 medical animations that accurately and sensitively visualize complex conditions and surgical procedures.

Dr. Jeff Fischgrund, a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in spinal surgery, acted as medical advisor in the production and review of the Spine Animation Library. A member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. Fischgrund has authored several articles and contributed to textbooks on the topic of spinal surgeries. He has lectured on the subjects of spine trauma and reconstructive surgery, and is a valued instructor to medical students, orthopaedic residents, and spine fellows. With Dr. Fischgrund’s experience and expertise, each animation in the library was developed and reviewed for total accuracy.

SPINE CONDITIONS
Conditions of the spine are explained in detail and include information on how the condition affects normal anatomy, the pathology behind the condition, and treatments used to effectively manage the patient’s symptoms. Animations include examples of spine conditions that are degenerative, congenital, or from trauma, and that describe changes in spine structure and function.

SPINE PROCEDURES
The Spine Library also includes a comprehensive collection of surgical animations that cover techniques for preparing bone grafts and stabilizing the spine; common procedures with and without instrumentation; and a variety of surgical approaches including minimally invasive procedures.

Patients can access the animations from a variety of platforms, from the comfort of home or the convenience of the doctor’s office. The Spine Library animations introduce patients step-by-step to the conditions and procedures that affect them. Visualizing the anatomy and the surgical process allows patients to better understand their condition, and can improve their confidence and increase compliance.

View a demo of the Spine Library.

Deep Dive™ Male Released by Understand.com® to Educate Patients and Healthcare Professionals on the Male Reproductive System

Multimedia product combines interactive 3D models, illustrations, audio descriptions, animation.

Deep Dive™ Male

Launched today by global medical education company Understand.com™, Deep Dive™ Male is the newest anatomical system to be included in the collection of Deep Dive™ interactive web applications. Understand.com™ elegantly visualizes the complete male reproductive system using highly detailed 3D models, medical illustrations, and animated system views. Audio and written descriptions accompany the interactive and offer a comprehensive understanding of the anatomical structures and pathologies of the complete male reproductive system.

The male reproductive system may be a sensitive subject matter for many patients and now with the Deep Dive™ Male, information seekers can visit their physician’s website in the privacy of their home. Patients and healthcare professionals can gain a deeper understanding of the male reproductive organs and function as well as explore accurate depictions of common conditions and diseases affecting the male anatomy, including testicular cancer, prostate cancer, urethritis, undescended testes, penile fracture, and diseases of the foreskin.

All Deep Dive™ content is reviewed and approved by medical experts to provide users the most accurate and current medical information and to ensure that all 3D models and illustrations are anatomically correct. Doctors and healthcare companies can further customize the Deep Dive™ Male by populating it with their own media, i.e. surgical footage or medical imaging examples.

“The male reproductive system is an exciting new addition to our Deep Dive™ Collection and demonstrates Understand’s versatility by venturing into the complex topic of dynamic organ systems,” said Darik Volpa, founder and CEO of Understand.com™. “As we expand our library of topics, we are finding that the multi-media experience provided by the Deep Dives™ is unmatched in quality of content and usability, making this product an amazing medical education tool for both patients and healthcare professionals alike.”

View a demo of the Deep Dive™ Male.