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Class I Medical Device Recall: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. - LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve

February 22, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve to Diaphyseal Sleeve Base taper connection may not be sufficient to accommodate potential physiologic loads that may be transferred to the junction during normal gait activities by some patients. This may result in fracture of...

Iowa Resident Brings Suit Against Stryker For Damages Caused By Recalled Hip Implant

February 21, 2013 5:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 21, 2013--Wendy Fleishman and Lexi J. Hazam of the national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announced that Karla Krogman of West Des Moines, Iowa, filed a lawsuit against Stryker Orthopaedics charging that the company manufactured...

Tornier Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012 Results and Provides 2013 Outlook

February 21, 2013 4:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AMSTERDAM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 21, 2013--Tornier N.V. (NASDAQ: TRNX), a global medical device company focused on providing surgical solutions to orthopaedic extremity specialists, reported today its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 30, 2012. Revenue for the...

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Tornier Names David H. Mowry President and Chief Executive Officer

February 21, 2013 4:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AMSTERDAM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 21, 2013--Tornier, N.V. (NASDAQ: TRNX), a global medical device company focused on providing surgical solutions to orthopaedic extremity specialists, announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed David H. Mowry as President and Chief Executive Officer,...

Game Ready Introduces First-Ever Cold and Compression System For Traumatic Amputees

February 21, 2013 12:01 pm | by Game Ready | News | Comments

Game Ready has announced the launch of a new line of revolutionary wraps designed specifically for patients with amputated limbs. It is the first-ever cold and compression system available for traumatic amputees, which can be used immediately post-op to help speed up the healing process and reduce pain without use of narcotic medications. 

MSC Care Management and Game Ready Partner to Launch New Below-The-Knee Wrap for Amputee Patients

February 21, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 21, 2013--MSC Care Management, a One Call Care Management (OCCM) company, today announced that it has entered a strategic partnership with Game Ready®, the leader in injury treatment and post-operative recovery through active compression and cold...

Proto Labs Helps Bring Mobility to Amputees in the Developing World

February 20, 2013 4:12 pm | by Proto Labs | Proto Labs, Inc. | News | Comments

The ReMotion Knee, a low cost prosthetic knee joint, is the latest winner of the Cool Idea! Award from Proto Labs, the world’s fastest manufacturer of CNC machined and injection molded parts. Proto Labs launched the Cool Idea! Award in 2011 to give product designers the opportunity to bring their innovations to life by presenting up to $250,000 worth of prototyping...

Stryker Recommends More Vigilant Monitoring of Patients with Recalled Hip Implants

February 20, 2013 3:09 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Stryker's Australian arm provided national health regulators with updated recommendations for monitoring patients who received the company's now-recalled ABG II Modular hip systems. Australia's Therapeutic Goods Admin. issued the new guidelines for patient follow-up, advising regular blood testing and soft tissue cross-sectional imaging for all ABG II patients, even in the absence of pain or swelling.

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NuVasive(R) to Participate in Investor Events in March 2013

February 19, 2013 4:30 pm | 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, announced today that Quentin Blackford, Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasury, is scheduled to present at the following investor events in...

Kimberly-Clark Introduces Revolutionary Cervicool Cooled Radiofrequency System for Cervical Joint Pain

February 19, 2013 2:32 pm | by Kimberly-Clark | News | Comments

Kimberly-Clark has announced the launch of CERVICOOL Cooled Radiofrequency (RF) System, an innovative option for helping resolve cervical facet joint pain. With the addition of CERVICOOL Cooled RF System, Kimberly-Clark now offers a complete portfolio of cooled radiofrequency treatment for all segments of the spine, from the cervical facet joint to the sacroiliac joint.

Bonesupport Lands CE Mark for Next-Gen Antibiotic Bone Graft Substitute

February 19, 2013 2:18 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Swedish orthopedic trauma products maker Bonesupport won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its next-generation Cerament|G injectable antibiotic-eluting bone substitute. The Cerament|G product is an osteoconductive, ceramic substance designed to promote bone healing while preventing bone infection, or osteomyelitis.

Fixes 4 Kids Inc. Launches E-Fix/E-Thotic for Treating Supracondylar Fractures

February 19, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 19, 2013--Fixes 4 Kids, Inc. will launch its E-Fix Supracondylar Humerus Fracture Reduction and Pinning System (E-Fix) and E-Thotic perioperative orthosis (E-Thotic), the first system designed to treat supracondylar (distal humerus) fractures in children, at...

ArthroCare Shares Flat on DoJ Overhang Despite Swings to Q4, 2012 Black

February 18, 2013 11:25 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Investors stayed on the sidelines last week on shares of ArthroCare, despite its return to black ink for both the 4th quarter and full year, as they awaited more information on pending U.S. Justice Dept. investigations. The Austin, Texas based medical device company last month agreed to extend the statute of limitations on a DoJ probe into its spinal business that dates back to 2008.

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More Hip Recalls for Johnson & Johnson

February 14, 2013 3:36 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A German newspaper reports that healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson is recalling another of its metal-on-metal hip implants. International reports today suggest that healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) recalled its Adept hip replacement system, another in its line of troubled metal-on-metal hip implants.

Hip Implant Costs Are a Medical Mystery, Study Says

February 13, 2013 7:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A Washington University project intended to uncover the cost of hip replacement procedures made the unindented discovery that around half of the hospitals could provide no estimates. Among the more than 100 hospitals contacted by the researcher, those that could provide figures ranged from around $11,000 to more than $125,000.

AxioMed® Spine Corporation Announces Freedom® Cervical Disc European Introduction

February 12, 2013 9:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 12, 2013--AxioMed ® Spine Corporation ( www.axiomed.com ) announces the commercial introduction of its Freedom ® Cervical Disc in Europe with a successful implantation in Switzerland. The Freedom Cervical Disc received CE Mark in 2012. AxioMed will also...

Sherrie Glasser-Mayrsohn: Physical Therapy Performed in Intensive Care Units Improves Patient Outcomes

February 12, 2013 6:24 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK , Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Science Daily has recently released an article that explains the value of physical therapy when performed in the intensive care unit (ICU). While the use of physical therapy at such an early stage in a patient's recovery has not always been accepted, the article asserts that researchers from Johns Hopkins have revealed that the ability to reduce...

Vexim Accelerates Its European Development by Establishing a Subsidiary in the UK

February 11, 2013 2:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOULOUSE, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 11, 2013--Regulatory News: Vexim (Paris:ALVXM) (FR0011072602 – ALVXM), a medical device company specializing in minimally invasive treatment of vertebral fractures, today announces the establishment of a new subsidiary, VEXIM UK Ltd that will enable the...

Basketball Hall-of-Famer, Bill Walton, Tours the Nation to Speak About Life-Changing Spine Surgery

February 7, 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, announced today that Bill Walton, Basketball Hall-of-Famer and a Better Way Back® patient ambassador, has successfully completed a nationwide tour...

Stryker wins $70M judgment in wound debridement patent case against Zimmer

February 6, 2013 11:59 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A federal jury in Michigan yesterday awarded $70 million in damages plus royalties to Stryker (NYSE:SYK) in a patent infringement lawsuit against Zimmer (NYSE:ZMH) over wound debridement devices. Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Stryker sued orthopedics rival Zimmer in December 2010...

Sensortech Announces New, Ligament Balancing TKA Smart Insert

February 6, 2013 6:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sensortech Corporation announced advancement of their new, orthopedic knee alignment product, the Force Check Knee Replacement Smart Insert designed for improving total knee arthroplasty (TKA) surgeries. Incorporating FDA-approved Bluetooth 4 low energy technology, and FDA-approved plastics...

FDA Clears Sculptor Robotic Guidance Arm for Unicompartmental Knee Replacement Surgery

February 5, 2013 12:11 pm | by Stanmore Implants | News | Comments

Stanmore Implants, specialists in the design and manufacture of patient specific and modular orthopedic implants, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration to market its Sculptor Robotic Guidance Arm™ for precision implant placement in unicompartmental knee surgery, also known as partial knee resurfacing.

The Better Way Back(R), a NuVasive(R) Patient Education Program, Reaches 1,000 Patient Ambassadors

February 5, 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 pleased to announce that The Better Way Back®, a NuVasive supported patient education program, has reached over 1,000 active...

Breg Introduces Post-operative Knee Brace and Other New Orthopedic Products

February 5, 2013 8:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Breg, Inc., a premier provider of sports medicine products and services, announced today four new products that will advance the orthopedic practice. The highlight of the new introduction is a next generation post-operative knee...

Oticon Medical Certified as Medicare Durable Medical Equipment Supplier

February 5, 2013 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SOMERSET, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 5, 2013--Oticon Medical today announced that the company has obtained accreditation as a Medicare Durable Medical Equipment Supplier from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Oticon Medical is now accredited to bill the Medicare Part B...

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