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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...

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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...

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...

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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....

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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...

CONMED Corporation to Present at the 2013 Canaccord Genuity Musculoskeletal Conference

March 13, 2013 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CONMED Corporation (NASDAQ: CNMD), a medical technology company specializing in medical devices for orthopedic and general surgery markets, announced today that the Company will participate in the 2013 Canaccord Genuity Musculoskeletal Conference, on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at...

Steven Ek Named President and CEO of Arthrosurface

March 12, 2013 4:49 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

FRANKLIN, Mass., March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthrosurface's Board of Directors announced that Steven Ek was named the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, effective November 20, 2012. Mr. Ek is one of the original founders in Arthrosurface and a Director since...

Stryker Gets FDA Warning Letter After Inspection

March 12, 2013 3:39 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Orthopedic maker Stryker Corp. said Tuesday that it received a warning from government regulators about quality control issues and unapproved marketing of medical devices. The company said it got the letter from the Food and Drug Administration following a November inspection of its Portage, Mich., facility.

John Velyvis MD Surpasses 550 Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing Procedures

March 12, 2013 1:21 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sometimes medical advances come by degree: sometimes medicine leapfrogs into a new approach that dramatically advances patient treatment. Dr. John Velyvis, MD, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, specialist in minimally invasive...

RegeneCure's Membrane Implant Shows 40% Accelerated Healing Time of Severe Bone Fractures in Pet Clinical Study

March 12, 2013 11:45 am | by B3C newswire | News | Comments

RegeneCure announced today the successful results of a clinical study in pets using the company's regenerative membrane implant technology for the treatment of bone fractures. The study showed that the healing time was about 40 percent quicker than normally observed using current Standard of Care therapies.

With a Strong IP Portfolio and an Innovative Technology Platform Applicable to MISS Procedures, NLT SPINE Sets the Stage for Commercialization and Opens U.S. Office

March 12, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KFAR SABA, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 12, 2013--NLT SPINE, a developer of products for spine procedures that are performed through a small incision, officially opened a subsidiary in the U.S. to support the commercialization of its advanced technology platform. NLT SPINE has developed the...

Cerapedics Adds New Board Member

March 12, 2013 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WESTMINSTER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 12, 2013--Cerapedics, Inc. today announced that Antony Koblish, president and CEO of privately-held Tela Bio, Inc. and former CEO of Orthovita, Inc., was appointed to the Company’s board of directors. “Tony has extraordinary industry expertise and...

CTIA -The Wireless Association Selects Orthocare Innovations for National Spotlight Featuring Its Cutting-Edge Wireless Technology

March 11, 2013 3:49 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Orthocare Innovations (www.orthocareinnovations.com) and its Magellan Microprocessor Foot Ankle system are featured in a national multimedia advertising campaign, sponsored by CTIA–The Wireless Association™ (www.ctia.org)....

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