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IlluminOss Medical Strengthens Intellectual Property Estate with Three New Patents for Orthopedic Implant System

April 2, 2014 8:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IlluminOss Medical, a privately held, commercial stage medical device company pioneering the development of minimally invasive fracture fixation technologies, announced that it has received a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and...

Arthrosurface Takes a Strong Step Forward with New Hammertoe Product

April 1, 2014 5:34 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Arthrosurface Inc., a developer of less-invasive joint restoration systems, performed its first hammertoe correction surgeries in February using the new, sterile and completely disposable ToeMATE system. It consists of two intramedullary bone...

Self-Healing Engineered Muscle Grown in the Laboratory

April 1, 2014 10:56 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

Biomedical engineers have grown living skeletal muscle that looks a lot like the real thing. It contracts powerfully and rapidly, integrates into mice quickly, and for the first time, demonstrates the ability to heal itself both inside the...

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Photos of the Day: Self-Healing Muscle

April 1, 2014 10:54 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

Biomedical engineers have grown living skeletal muscle that looks a lot like the real thing. It contracts powerfully and rapidly, integrates into mice quickly, and for the first time, demonstrates the ability to heal itself both inside the...

Rotation Medical Receives 510(k) Clearance for Implantable Collagen Scaffold Technology for Treating Rotator Cuff Disease

April 1, 2014 9:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Rotation Medical, Inc., a medical device company focused on developing new technologies to treat rotator cuff disease, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its implantable...

New Gel to Promote Bone Growth on Implants

March 31, 2014 12:04 pm | by Uppsala University | News | Comments

A research group at Uppsala University, Sweden has developed a new responsive coating for implants used in surgery to improve their integration into bone and to prevent rejection. Neutron scattering experiments at the Institut Laue-Langevin...

Committee Developing Proposed Standard for Unicondylar Knee Joint Replacements

March 28, 2014 10:45 am | by ASTM International | News | Comments

A proposed new ASTM International standard will cover fatigue testing of metallic tibial trays, which are components used in partial knee joint replacement. ASTM WK45235, Practice for Cyclic Fatigue Testing of Metal Tibial Tray Components...

Shock-Absorbing 'Goo' Discovered in Bone

March 25, 2014 3:34 pm | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

New findings show that much of the mineral from which bone is made consists of ‘goo’ trapped between tiny crystals, lubricating and allowing movement. It is this flexibility that stops bones from shattering. Latest research shows that the chemical citrate is mixed with water to create ...

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Research Applied – Enhancing Healthcare with Test Equipment

March 24, 2014 8:20 am | by Dipl.-Ing. Andrej Mahr, Applications Engineer, MTS Systems Corp. | Mts Systems Corp. | Articles | Comments

Spinal trauma has significant impacts on quality of life for patients requiring surgical treatment. Therefore, ensuring the best technology and techniques are utilized for an improved level of care is paramount. In this article, MTS helps...

A New Way to Make Muscle Cells from Human Stem Cells

March 21, 2014 2:27 pm | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

As stem cells continue their gradual transition from the lab to the clinic, a research group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has discovered a new way to make large concentrations of skeletal muscle cells and muscle progenitors from...

3D Printing of Bone Replacement Material

March 18, 2014 2:36 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Currently, there are few methods for healing large bone gaps that occur as a result of injury. The standard method of treatment involves transplanting donor bone to fill the gap. However, disease transmission or rejection of the donor... 

All-Metal Hip Implant Recipients Strongly Encouraged to Receive MRI

March 17, 2014 3:11 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The US Drug Watchdog is urging anyone who has received a DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant to contact their toll-free number 866-714-6466 as soon as possible. As the group would like to explain recipients of this type of hip implant...

3D Printer Used to Rebuild Man's Face

March 17, 2014 11:18 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Stephen Power was severely injured in a motorcycle accident, leaving his face badly disfigured. He became one of the first patients in the world to benefit from new surgical technology where a 3D printer helped rebuild his face. Sky News...

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Most Charnley Total Hip Replacements Viable After 35 Years

March 14, 2014 12:03 pm | by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons | News | Comments

In a new study presented today at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), researchers sought to evaluate the clinical, radiographic and functional outcomes of a Charnley total hip replacement (THR)...

Study: AQUACEL Cover Dressing Could Save U.S. Health System $375 Million Annually

March 13, 2014 11:35 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

A large study of infections following knee and hip replacement surgery found that the use of AQUACEL Ag SURGICAL cover dressing reduced post-operative joint infections by 76 percent, which study investigators estimate could save the U.S...

Photos of the Day: Worldwide Spending on Healthcare (Infographic)

March 13, 2014 10:42 am | by Emergo Group | News | Comments

The charts show the total global spending on healthcare in 2011 according to data compiled by the World Health Organization. They also show the growth in healthcare spending from 2001 to 2011 and in the regional share major economies in the...

3D-Printed Bone & Tissue Scaffolds

March 12, 2014 3:20 pm | by Paul Kovach, University of Pittsburgh | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering and McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine (MIRM) are proposing that if 3D printers, or additive manufacturing, can produce ...      

Infection Leading Cause of Failed Prosthetic Knee Joints

March 12, 2014 3:04 pm | by Kristina Goel, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons | News | Comments

The number of total knee replacement (TKR) procedures continues to climb, as does the number of revision total knee replacement (RTKR) surgeries. Researchers used the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) to evaluate the cause of ...   

Smith & Nephew DYONICS PLAN Brings First-of-Its-Kind, Individualized Surgical Planning to Hip Arthroscopy

March 12, 2014 10:34 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Smith & Nephew, the global medical technology business, will launch its DYONICS PLAN Hip Impingement Planning System at this week's American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting in New Orleans. Unlike standard imaging...

DSM Partners with Sayan Orthopaedics Ltd. for the Use of Dyneema Purity Fiber in Device for Trauma Treatment

March 12, 2014 10:31 am | by The Associated Press | DSM | News | Comments

DSM, a global leader in biomedical materials science and regenerative medicine, today announced a partnership with Sayan Orthopaedics. Sayan will use DSM’s Dyneema Purity fiber in a trauma treatment device, having a combination of different...

Smith & Nephew launches JOURNEY II Cruciate Retaining Natural-Motion Knee Replacement

March 12, 2014 9:36 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Smith & Nephew, the global medical technology business, announces the launch of the JOURNEY II Cruciate Retaining (CR) knee replacement at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) meeting in New Orleans today. The new implant...

RTI Surgical Launches Two Natural Bone Grafting Solutions at AAOS Annual Meeting

March 12, 2014 8:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RTI Surgical Inc., a leading global surgical implant company, is launching two new biological solutions at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting in New Orleans this week. NanOss ® Bioactive 3D, a synthetic three...

M&A Slowdown and Drop in FDA Approvals Stifles Growth of Medtech Sector in 2013

March 11, 2014 4:47 pm | by EP Vantage | News | Comments

At the half-year mark, the medtech sector was on course for its worst year in a decade in terms of M&A activity, EP Vantage concluded last fall in its Half Year Review 2013 report. Unfortunately, the second half of the year showed little...

Medical OEMs Turn to Contract Manufacturing for Cost-Effective Production

March 11, 2014 12:49 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Medical devices – including orthopedic implants – continue to be a key point of innovation and growth in healthcare. As this trend continues, the demand for efficient, nimble contract manufacturing will increase.  To meet growing demand...

Two Percent of Americans Have New Hips, Knees

March 11, 2014 10:54 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

It's not just grandma with a new hip and your uncle with a new knee. More than 2 of every 100 Americans now have an artificial joint, doctors are reporting. Among those over 50, it's even more common: Five percent have replaced a knee and...

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