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3v07 Medical Advertising Introduces Social Anthropology Product

April 23, 2013 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 23, 2013--Healthcare advertising is seeing more medical device companies going direct to consumers thanks to the effectiveness of the Internet in reaching people looking for answers online to their medical conditions. This has made it important for...

Meeting the FDA’s Mandates for Unique Device Identification

April 22, 2013 2:22 pm | by Hiroshi Ono, Group Product Manager, Roland DGA Corp. | Roland DGA Corporation | Articles | Comments

The FDA’s UDI rule is on its way and will impact virtually everyone in the industry in one way or another. While the rule has its benefits, getting to compliance will not be achieved overnight. This article provides an overview of the direct part marking technologies required to comply with the UDI rule and offers a solution that addresses the shortcomings of several other technologies.

Healthcare's First Direct Contracting Market Launches Today; Will Offer Mutually Beneficial Approach for Hospitals and Suppliers

April 22, 2013 9:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

IRVING, Texas, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today aptitude announced the launch of the healthcare industry's first online direct contracting market, a one-stop destination designed to complement a hospital's existing contracting model or provide an alternative for those looking...

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Foundation Venture Capital Group Invests In Company Developing Implantable Meniscus for Knee Repair

April 18, 2013 2:13 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

Newly formed NovoPedics, Inc., has received a commitment of up to $500,000 from Foundation Venture Capital Group to advance its development of an implantable meniscus replacement/regeneration medical device. Currently in the United States, the treatment options for pain after meniscectomy are limited to replacement with allograft (cadaver) tissue, bone realignment surgeries and knee replacement surgery...

Class I Medical Device Recall: Stryker Orthopaedics - ShapeMatch Cutting Guide

April 18, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Stryker Orthopaedics has become aware of potential issues associated with internal processes for planning cases and producing ShapeMatch Cutting Guides. The parameters of the manufactured cutting guides did not meet the surgeon’s pre-operative planning parameters entered via the web application.

War Medicine Is Now Helping Boston Bomb Victims

April 17, 2013 9:23 pm | by MARILYNN MARCHIONE - AP Chief Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The bombs that made Boston look like a combat zone have also brought battlefield medicine to their civilian victims. A decade of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has sharpened skills and scalpels, leading to dramatic advances that are now being used to treat the 13 amputees and nearly a dozen other...

Johnson & Johnson Lands Jury's Favor in Second Metal-on-Metal Hip Lawsuit

April 17, 2013 12:16 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A Chicago jury this week jury ruled in favor of healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), rejecting a patient's claims that the company was liable for injuries she allegedly sustained after receiving the metal-on-metal ASR XL hip implant. Legal News,

Global Medical Robotic Systems Market is Expected to Reach USD 13.64 Billion by 2018: Transparency Market Research

April 17, 2013 6:30 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

ALBANY, New York, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research (http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com) "Medical Robotic Systems Market (Surgical Robots, Non-Invasive Radiosurgery Robotic Systems, Prosthetics and...

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Medical Designs, LLC Announces the National Marketing Launch of the FDA-Approved SAMBA™ Screw System, a Minimally Invasive Solution for the Treatment of SI-Joint Dysfunction

April 17, 2013 1:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 17, 2013--Medical Designs, LLC, a pioneer in the development of minimally invasive spinal implants, announced today the national marketing launch of the FDA-approved SAMBA™ Screw System, a minimally invasive solution for the treatment of SI-Joint...

Layoffs ahead for Medtronic's spinal business

April 15, 2013 2:18 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medical device company Medtronic confirmed today that there are layoffs ahead for its spinal business, affecting an undisclosed number of workers at various locations. The medtech titan doesn't plan to release details until next month, but rumors are already swirling that a Warsaw, Ind., spinal facility may lose as many as 50 workers.

Fixes 4 Kids Inc. Relocates Medical Device Manufacturing Operations to North Dakota

April 15, 2013 8:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FARGO, N.D.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 15, 2013--Fixes 4 Kids, Inc. today announced that it has relocated its manufacturing operations to North Dakota. Working with Wahpeton-based ComDel Innovation (CDI), the company is focused on bringing economic development, infrastructure and technological...

New Study Supports Titan Spine Endoskeleton® Interbody Device for Rapid Fusion and Improved Patient Outcomes

April 15, 2013 8:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MEQUON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 15, 2013--Titan Spine, a medical device surface technology company focused on developing innovative spinal interbody fusion implants, announced today that clinical data support the use of its Endoskeleton ® titanium interbody cage for achieving rapid lumbar...

Wright, Biomet, Stryker Hip Recall Settlement Funding News: Legal-Bay To Increase Funding Amounts Up to $50K

April 15, 2013 5:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Legal-Bay LLC announced today that they have increased their funding amounts to $50K on a select few Stryker Hip recall cases for clients waiting for their settlement check. Legal-Bay has been an industry leader in Stryker hip implant recall cases needing lawsuit funding –and all harmful product liability cases involving hip and knee products. 

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ORTHOWORLD(R) Announces FDA Official to Serve as Panelist at Orthopaedic Manufacturing & Technology Exposition and Conference (OMTEC(R))

April 12, 2013 9:52 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio, April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ORTHOWORLD, Inc., leading producer of strategic intelligence for the orthopaedic industry, announced its education curriculum for OMTEC 2013, to be held June 12-13 in Chicago. OMTEC's keynote panel discussion, The State and Future of...

NuVasive(R) to Exhibit Innovative Products and Procedures at AANS 2013

April 11, 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 announce their participation at the 81st American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Scientific Meeting from Saturday,...

Forum Tackles the Rising Costs, Challenges and Diminished Outcomes Associated with Treating Obese Patients for Orthopaedic Conditions

April 10, 2013 3:00 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The obesity epidemic in America and its impact on musculoskeletal health, as well as related treatment outcomes and costs, was discussed during the AAOS Now forum, "Obesity, Orthopaedics and Outcomes," at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) at McCormick Place in Chicago.

U.S. Healthcare Groups Taking a Closer Look at Medical Implants

April 10, 2013 1:14 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A quartet of U.S. healthcare groups are teaming up to take a closer look at the long-term effectiveness of medical implants, launching independent clinical studies in order to evaluate devices and their outcomes for patients, the group announced this week.

Meeting Announcement: May 21-22, 2013 Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee

April 9, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

On May 21, 2013, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the classification of one of the remaining preamendments class III devices, shortwave diathermy for all other uses except for the treatment of malignancies.  The class III shortwave diathermy is a device that applies electromagnetic energy to the body in a radiofrequency band ranging between 13 megahertz to 27.12 megahertz

AdvaMed 2013: The MedTech Conference

April 8, 2013 3:37 pm | by MDT Staff | Events

AdvaMed 2013 is the leading MedTech conference in North America, bringing more than 1,000 companies together in a uniquely multifaceted environment for business development, capital formation, innovative technology showcasing, world-class educational opportunities and networking.

FDA Postpones Orthopedic Devices Panel on Shortwave Diathermy Devices

April 5, 2013 9:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The FDA's Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Devices Panel postponed today's meeting over scheduling conflicts that meant key players couldn't attend. The meeting was convened to discuss a possible reclassification of shortwave diathermy devices, which are used to therapeutically heat tissue with an electric current with applications in joint inflammation treatments and physiotherapy.

MAKO Surgical Corp. Secures Court-Ordered Permanent Injunction Against Blue Belt Technologies, Inc.

April 4, 2013 8:45 pm | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

MAKO Surgical Corp. (Nasdaq: MAKO) today announced that it has obtained an Order Granting Permanent Injunction enjoining Blue Belt Technologies, Inc. from engaging a former MAKO employee and requiring the destruction of all proprietary MAKO business information in Blue Belt's possession.

InVivo Therapeutics' Spinal Cord Scaffold Wins FDA Nod

April 4, 2013 12:55 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

InVivo Therapeutics (OTC:NVIV) said the FDA deemed its biopolymer scaffold, designed to treat spinal cord injuries, to be a humanitarian use device. The designation means the InVivo scaffold can seek expedited approval from the FDA for a pivotal trial of the device. HUD-based exemptions cover devices aimed at treating rare diseases and health problems, so-called "orphan" conditions.

SkelRegen Continues to Gain Traction in Skeletal Tissue Regeneration

April 2, 2013 12:03 pm | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

SkelRegen, LLC continues to lead the way in musculoskeletal tissue regeneration. SkelRegen Co-Founder and Chief Medical, Science & Technology Officer Scott D. Boden, MD, was part of a recent groundbreaking investigation conducted by the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Emory University School of Medicine.

AxioMed® Spine Corporation Receives Pivotal Total Disc Design Patent

April 2, 2013 8:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 2, 2013--AxioMed ® Spine Corporation ( www.axiomed.com ) announces the Notice of Allowance of a key US patent which describes a device for replacing a damaged spinal disc. The key feature of the allowed patent is the trapezoidal shape which is asserted...

Biomet Opts Out of Dental Business Sale

April 1, 2013 5:00 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Biomet said it plans to hold onto its dental business after all, having mulled divesting the unit over the past 10 months. Last June the privately held orthopedics giant said it was testing the waters of a possible sale or spinout for Biomet 3i.

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