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President Obama Views Demonstration of ReWalk Exoskeleton Technology During Visit to Israel

March 21, 2013 11:53 am | by ARGO Medical Technologies | News | Comments

ARGO Medical Technologies’ ReWalk exoskeleton was one of the cutting-edge Israeli inventions demonstrated to President Barack Obama in Israel during his visit to a session hosted by Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. ReWalk inventor Dr. Amit Goffer, an alumni of the Technion, is a quadriplegic who was inspired to invent the exoskeleton device because of his own personal story and experience.

Mitek Sports Medicine Introduces New Interference Screw Design for Faster, Easier Insertion

March 21, 2013 11:29 am | by Mitek Sports Medicine | News | Comments

Mitek Sports Medicine, a leading developer and manufacturer of orthopaedic sports medicine products and soft tissue repair devices, has launched the MILAGRO Advance Interference Screw, a new biocomposite screw designed to offer easier and faster insertion when compared to traditional interference screws.

MEDICREA Receives FDA Pediatric Clearance for PASS® LP Systems

March 21, 2013 3:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LYON, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 21, 2013--The MEDICREA group, listed on Alternext by NYSE Euronext Paris, a medical company specialized in the development of innovative surgical technologies for the treatment of spinal pathologies, announced today the FDA approval of the...

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Zimmer Launches Single Injection Pain Relief Solution at the 2013 AAOS Annual Meeting

March 20, 2013 4:30 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

CHICAGO, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH; SIX: ZMH), a global leader in musculoskeletal health, today introduced Gel-One® Cross-linked Hyaluronate at the 2013 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Gel-One Hyaluronate is...

Orthofix International Announces International Launch of Contours PHP™ (Proximal Humeral Plate)

March 20, 2013 1:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LEWISVILLE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 20, 2013--Orthofix International N.V., (NASDAQ:OFIX) (the Company) announced its launch of the Contours PHP™ (Proximal Humeral Plate) through the Company’s International Orthopedic distribution network. This innovative plating system for the treatment of the...

Integra LifeSciences Expands Its Product Offering for Spinal Deformity

March 20, 2013 8:48 am | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation today announced the addition of a second cobalt chrome rod for its Daytona™ and Malibu™ Spinal Systems. This new rod, the Enhanced Strength and Stiffness rod, or ESS+ rod, provides additional strength and stiffness over the existing cobalt chrome rod, and will enter controlled market release in the third quarter of 2013.

RTI Biologics Announces Positive Clinical Results for BioCleanse®-Processed BTB Allografts Used in ACL Reconstruction

March 20, 2013 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ALACHUA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 20, 2013--RTI Biologics Inc. (RTI) (Nasdaq: RTIX), a leading provider of orthopedic and other biologic implants, is pleased to announce the results of a recent randomized prospective clinical study of BioCleanse ® -processed bone-patellar tendon-bone (BTB)...

MAKO Surgical Corp. Announces Patent Enforcement Actions Against Stanmore Entities

March 19, 2013 6:45 pm | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

MAKO Surgical Corp. has filed complaints against Stanmore Implants Worldwide, Ltd. of Elstree, United Kingdom and Stanmore Inc. of Plymouth, Massachusetts with the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the U.S. District Courts of the Northern District of California and the District of Massachusetts collectively alleging infringement of three patents by Stanmore.

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AAOS and Touch of Life Technologies Partner on New Shoulder Simulator to Train Orthopaedic Residents in Surgical Skills for Diagnostic Procedures

March 19, 2013 12:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has partnered with Touch of Life Technologies (ToLTech) to develop a virtual reality-based shoulder simulator to train and evaluate orthopaedic residents in surgical proficiency in shoulder arthroscopy. This is the second arthroscopic...

DJO Global Continues to Reshape Bracing with the Launch of the Exos Rapid Splint™ and Exos FORM™ Spine Bracing Systems

March 19, 2013 10:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 19, 2013--DJO Global, Inc., a global provider of medical device solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management, announced today the launch of a new splinting and a spinal bracing product lines that utilize patented Exos™ thermoformable...

DSM Signs New License to Supply Bionate® II PCU for Use in SpineVision’s® Flex+2™ Dynamic Lumbar Stabilization System

March 19, 2013 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | DSM | News | Comments

BERKELEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 19, 2013--DSM, a global leader in biomedical materials science, today announced that the company has signed a license and supply agreement with spinal implant and surgical systems developer, SpineVision ®. The agreement grants SpineVision ® the use of...

DJO Global's Leading Product is Completely Updated with the Launch of AirSelectT Walking Boots

March 19, 2013 9:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DJO Global, Inc., a global provider of medical device solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management, today announced the launch of its AirSelect suite of high-performance walking boots. Showcased under DJO Global's Aircast brand, the market leader in walking boots...

StelKast Launches Industry Initiative Responding to Health Care Reform

March 19, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MCMURRAY, Pa. & CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 19, 2013--StelKast, designer, manufacturer and distributor of a full line of quality orthopedic implants for knee and hip replacement, is celebrating 20 years of innovation with the launch of the “ What’s Next ” initiative at the American Academy...

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NuVasive(R) to Sponsor the 5th Annual San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering Expo Day

March 19, 2013 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), a medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine, is excited to sponsor the 5th Annual San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering Expo Day on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00...

CONMED Corporation Highlights New Products and Educational Offerings at the 2013 Annual American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Meeting

March 19, 2013 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CONMED Corporation (NASDAQ: CNMD) is proud to announce an exciting line of new products that will be showcased at this year's American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting in Chicago. The new products that will be available at exhibit booth #2029 include the recently...

DJO Surgical Launches First Ever Blended Vitamin E Implant for Its Turon Total Shoulder System and Launches the Movation Knee with Vitamin E

March 18, 2013 4:14 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 18, 2013--DJO Global, Inc. (“DJO Global”), a global provider of medical device solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management, today announced that it will showcase a number of new DJO Surgical products at the American Academy of...

VertiFlex®, Inc. Announces First Patient Successfully Treated with the Totalis™ Direct Decompression System

March 18, 2013 12:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 18, 2013--VertiFlex®, Inc., a leading innovator of advanced minimally invasive spinal surgery technologies , today announced successful completion of the first Totalis™ Direct Decompression procedure, performed by Dr. Eric Grigsby at the Napa Surgery...

Biomet and OrthoSensor Announce Partnership

March 18, 2013 12:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WARSAW, Ind. & SUNRISE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 18, 2013--Biomet, Inc., a global leader in the manufacture of orthopedic and biotechnology products, and OrthoSensor™, a leader in intelligent orthopedics, are pleased to announce a co-promotion partnership with Biomet’s Vanguard® Complete...

A Revolutionary Treatment for Burns & Bone Fractures

March 18, 2013 10:15 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

ISTANBUL, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of multi-disciplinary researchers from Koç University developed artificial skin and bone tissue for the first time in Turkey. This study will further help in treatment of burns and bone fractures. The laboratory phase of the study has...

MAKO Surgical Corp. Showcases Pioneering MAKOplasty(R) Treatment Options for Total Hip Replacement and Partial Knee Resurfacing Surgeries at AAOS 2013 Annual Meeting

March 18, 2013 6:45 am | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

MAKO Surgical Corp., the leader in robotic arm assisted partial knee and total hip arthroplasty worldwide, today announced that it will showcase its MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) and Partial Knee Resurfacing applications at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2013 Annual Meeting (AAOS), March 20-23 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

OrthoSensor(TM) Showcases Intelligent Orthopedics at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2013 Annual Meeting

March 15, 2013 10:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OrthoSensor™, Inc., the leader in intelligent orthopedics, will be showcasing its innovative technology, including the Company's new product VERASENSE™, at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2013 Annual Meeting in Chicago's McCormick Place from March 19-23....

Stryker Announces the Launch of the ES2 Spinal System

March 15, 2013 9:01 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

ALLENDALE, N.J., March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker announced today the launch of the ES2 Spinal System. The ES2 system is built on Stryker's trusted Xia 3 pedicle screw technology, which has been used in approximately 500,000 cases worldwide. ES2's streamlined implant and...

J&J Faces Second Trial in Recalled Hip Controversy

March 14, 2013 8:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson denied claims this month in the second of tens of thousands of patient injury lawsuits over its implanted metal-on-metal hips. The company countered complaints brought by Carol Strum, who claimed that her ASR hip implant failed due to a defect in design and that she required revision surgery after just three years.

VertiFlex®, Inc. Announces Sale of Certain Non-Core Spinal Implant Technologies to Stryker

March 13, 2013 12:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 13, 2013--VertiFlex®, Inc., a leading innovator of advanced minimally invasive spinal surgery technologies , today announced the sale of certain assets to Stryker Corporation’s Spine Division relating to spinal implants that are not core to the ongoing...

Precision Spine Announces Addition of New Board Member

March 13, 2013 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PARSIPPANY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 13, 2013--The Board of Directors of Precision Spine, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of a new member, Stephen D. Cook, Ph.D. Dr. Cook is President and Chief Scientist at the Fellowship of Orthopaedic Researchers in Metairie, Louisiana. He sits on the...

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