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Stryker Faces First Lawsuit for Recalled Hip Implants

August 9, 2012 11:53 am | News | Comments

South Florida law firm Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA (Searcy Denney) announced today that it has filed the first lawsuit against Howmedica Osteonics Corporation, dba Stryker Orthopaedics, claiming damages caused by the company’s defective and recalled Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implant systems. The suit was filed in Bergen County, New Jersey Superior Court, by Searcy Denney and Weitz & Luxenberg…

Andante Medical Devices Launches iSmartStep Basic for Use with iPhone & iPod Touch into the Home Care Physical Therapy Market

August 7, 2012 4:50 pm | by Andante Medical Devices | News | Comments

Andante Medical Devices, Inc. announced today the immediate availability of their SmartStep® App for iPhone and iPod touch. The SmartStep App is used in conjunction with iSmartStep® Basic, a Functional Feedback Therapy (FFT) device that will allow patients to continue at home...

ulrich medical USAT Releases New Spinal Implant for US Market - golden gate@ Lateral Plate System

August 7, 2012 1:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ulrich medicalUSA, Inc. today announced the US market release of the golden gate@ Lateral Plate System, a novel German-designed spinal implant system that is used for the anterior surgical stabilization of the thoracic and lumbar spine (T1-L5). "This product is intended to provide anterior...

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New Service Creates Needed Marketplace for Hospitals to Buy and Sell Excess Inventory

August 7, 2012 11:09 am | by MDLMedical.com | News | Comments

There is a new solution of materials managers dealing with excess inventory. MDLMedical.com is a members-only, on-line exchange that helps hospitals and surgical centers buy and sell unused, new medical devices and implants; purchase needed inventory at market-determined prices and recover some of the costs of their idle surgical inventory.

Misonix Adds 6 Spine Sales Agencies In The U.S.

August 7, 2012 8:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Misonix, Inc. (NasdaqGM: MSON), a surgical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products worldwide for spine surgery, skull-based surgery, neurosurgery, wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and other surgical ...

Expandable Magnetic Growing Rod Provides New Treatment Option for Progressive Early-Onset Scoliosis

August 6, 2012 3:13 pm | News | Comments

Two young patients with progressive early-onset scoliosis were the first in North America to be offered treatment with an expandable magnetic rod. Their case reports, provided in an article in the August issue of AORN Journal, describe the use of the magnetic growing rod as a new treatment option...

HCOs Find Risks & Opportunities in Quest for Reduced Costs & Improved Quality

August 2, 2012 10:05 am | News | Comments

Groundbreaking report in Mayo Clinic Proceedings examines the implications of the Accountable Care Organization component of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Experts: Better Systems Needed for Medical Device Cybersecurity

July 31, 2012 10:17 am | by University of Massachusetts at Amherst | News | Comments

Medical devices save countless lives, but an interdisciplinary research team warns that federal regulators need to improve how they track security and privacy problems in medical devices.

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Greatbatch proposes to mostly exit Switzerland for Indiana, Mexico

July 3, 2012 11:38 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Greatbatch, blaming a slumping orthopedics market and downward pricing pressure from customers, proposes to lay off 90% of its workers at 2 plants in Switzerland, aiming to relocate most of the operations to Indiana and Mexico. Greatbatch (NYSE:GB) said it wants to largely shutter a pair of plants in Switzerland and relocate their operations to Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Tijuana, Mexico. News Well, Mergers & Acquisitions, Orthopedics, Wall Street Beatread more

NLT SPINE Reports Positive Clinical Results for PROW FUSION, Its Lumbar Interbody Fusion Device for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

June 28, 2012 1:57 pm | News | Comments

NLT SPINE, a developer of products for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) and percutaneous procedures, announced today that initial results from clinical experience with its PROW FUSION device are highly positive.

Integra LifeSciences Announces Launch of the Integra IPP-ON PIP Fusion System for Extremity Reconstruction

June 20, 2012 8:18 am | News | Comments

Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq:IART) today announced the introduction of Integra(R) IPP-ON(R) PIP Fusion System, for fixation of proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint arthrodesis.

KFx Medical Corporation Receives FDA 510 Clearance for smaller AppianFx Tissue Fixation Anchor

June 15, 2012 5:58 am | News | Comments

KFx Medical Corporation announced it has received 510K clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its 5mm AppianFx® Tissue Fixation Anchor. “This new anchor enables KFx to expand into the rapidly growing foot & ankle repair and reconstruction market...

Aesculap Implant Systems, LLC Debuts New VEGA System PS Knee Replacement Technology

June 15, 2012 5:29 am | News | Comments

On May 20, 2012, Aesculap Implant Systems’ debuted the new VEGA System Posterior Stabilized Knee Replacement Technology during the Current Concepts in Joint Replacement Spring meeting held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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New Ballbar Technology Just What the Doctor Ordered for Medical Machine Tools

June 12, 2012 6:45 am | by Clive Warren | Articles | Comments

Ballbar analysis is a proven method for determining machine tool capability, and is the most practical, convenient and comprehensive tool for assessing the contouring accuracy of CNC machines. Ballbars have been commonplace at precision machining operations for more than 20 years, but a Midwest-based medical device manufacturer, is showing how the latest wireless ballbar technology makes a big difference in doing fast capability checks on small machines, as well as establishing a benchmark on machines' volumetric accuracy.

Symmetry Surgical Completes Agreement With Japan Surgical Specialty (JSS) Corporation to Distribute Its Leading Brands in Japan

June 7, 2012 7:59 am | News | Comments

Symmetry Medical Inc., a leading global source of innovative medical device solutions, including surgical instruments, orthopedic implants, and sterilization cases and trays, announced today that its subsidiary, Symmetry Surgical, has completed an agreement with...

Convenient and Affordable Peripheral DXA Bone Mineral Density Screening Device Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

June 7, 2012 7:49 am | News | Comments

Lone Oak Medical Technologies, Doylestown, PA, is pleased to announce that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its ACCUDXA2 Bone Mineral Density Assessment System for the U.S. market. Unlike Central DXA devices that measure...

Potential new approach to regenerating skeletal muscle tissue

June 1, 2012 6:37 am | News | Comments

An innovative strategy for regenerating skeletal muscle tissue using cells derived from the amniotic fluid is outlined in new research published by scientists at the UCL Institute of Child Health. The paper shows that damaged muscle tissues can be treated with cells...

Manipulating Materials for Orthopedic Implants

May 30, 2012 6:20 am | by Walter W. Heitmann | Memry Corp. | Articles | Comments

The use of today’s advanced materials can be advantageous for orthopedic implants and instruments as they can offer a variety of benefits. However, they can also create challenges for developers concerned with getting the exact tolerances needed. Machining these materials to achieve the desired results is a service best outsourced to a solutions partner who is an expert with a given material.

Symmetry Surgical Completes Distribution Agreement With Device Technologies to Drive Expansion in Australia and New Zealand

May 30, 2012 5:47 am | News | Comments

Symmetry Medical Inc., a leading global source of innovative medical device solutions, including surgical instruments, orthopedic implants, and sterilization cases and trays, announced today that its subsidiary Symmetry Surgical, Inc. has completed a distribution agreement...

Internal Fixation Systems Enters Into a Distribution Agreement With Intelligent Orthopaedics

May 10, 2012 6:15 am | News | Comments

Internal Fixation Systems announced today that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Intelligent Orthopaedics Ltd. (IO) to market its Staffordshire Orthopaedic Reduction Machine (STORM) which is a reusable device that is used to reduce (align) fractures of the tibia...

New Case Study Reviews Fracture Reduction and Stabilization of a L1 Burst Fracture Using Combined Anterior and Posterior Approach

May 3, 2012 5:54 am | News | Comments

There are approximately 700,000 clinically diagnosed vertebral fractures each year. To successfully treat fractures of the vertebral column, absolute control above and below the fracture site is necessary. A new paper is available that presents the case for fracture reduction...

RF-TVA Therapy Offers Hope for Patients Suffering from Osteoporosis-Related Spine Fractures

May 2, 2012 6:17 am | News | Comments

In observance of National Osteoporosis Awareness Month in May, DFINE, Inc., the developer of minimally invasive radiofrequency (RF) targeted therapies for the treatment of vertebral pathologies, encourages patients to learn about the risks of spine fractures...

Titan Spine Announces the Release of Cellular Data on Its Surface Technology

May 2, 2012 6:14 am | News | Comments

Titan Spine, a medical device surface technology company focused on the development of innovative spinal interbody fusion implants, announced today that an article published in The Spine Journal reports in-vitro data that demonstrates a superior bone-forming response...

New White Paper Discusses the Precision and Efficiency the BoneScalpel Ultrasonic Bone Cutting System Offers Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Surgeons

April 20, 2012 5:43 am | News | Comments

According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), over 320,000 spinal procedures out of some 550,000, or 58%, require some type of bone cutting.1 Traditionally, bone removal in spinal surgeries has been performed by hand instruments or cutting burrs...

Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Benefit from New Premier Agreements for Orthopedic Total Joint Implants

April 20, 2012 5:26 am | News | Comments

The Premier healthcare alliance today announced new agreements for orthopedic total joint implants have been awarded to Biomet Orthopedics Inc. of Warsaw, Ind., and Zimmer US Inc. of Warsaw, Ind. The companies join Exactech...

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