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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 ( ) 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.

Justice Dept., ArthroCare Get Another Extension in Criminal Probe

April 1, 2013 2:13 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

ArthroCare (NSDQ:ARTC) and the U.S. Justice Dept. gave themselves until the end of May to hash out a deal over a criminal probe into ArthroCare's spinal business. It's the 3rd extension of a so-called tolling agreement between the Austin, Texas-based medical device company and the feds that lengthens the the statute of limitations on the investigation.

DePuy Settlement Funding News: Legal-Bay To Increase Funding Amounts Up to $250K On Some DePuy Hip Recall Cases

April 1, 2013 5:54 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, announced today that they have increased their funding amounts to $250K on a select few DePuy Hip cases waiting for their settlement check. Legal-Bay has been an industry leader in DePuy lawsuit funding, however their increased commitment to funding single cases up to $250K with minimal due diligence sets them apart from the rest of the legal funding industry.


K2M Strengthens Biologics Portfolio with Launch of VENADO Bone Graft Systems

March 27, 2013 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LEESBURG, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 27, 2013--K2M, Inc., the largest privately held spinal device company in the world focused on developing innovative solutions for the treatment of complex spinal pathologies and minimally invasive procedures, today announced a major expansion of the company’s...

NuVasive to Exhibit at ISASS 2013

March 27, 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 2013 International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS) Conference from Tuesday,...

Lawyer Foresees 100s More Claims Against Medtronic in Infuse Lawsuits

March 27, 2013 7:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

There may be "hundreds and hundreds" of patients with complaints against medical device giant Medtronic and a spinal surgeon accused of performing experimental surgeries without informed consent. It's the latest development in the dramatic saga of Medtronic's controversial Infuse bone morphogenetic protein.

Misonix BoneScalpelT Subject of New Clinical Paper Focused on Spine Surgery

March 26, 2013 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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

H.I.P. CONCEPT, Implantable Medical Device to Prevent Hip Fracture, Addressing a Public Health Issue

March 25, 2013 11:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PESSAC, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 25, 2013--H.I.P. CONCEPT is a medical device for the prevention of hip fracture developed by HyPrevention. It is intended to prevent a contra-lateral fracture in patients at risk due to bone fragility linked to osteoporosis. Hip fracture affects more than 2...

Stryker Must Face Trident Hip Implant Lawsuit

March 22, 2013 10:49 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Raymond Chasse Jr. and Stephen Miele sued Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Stryker in December 2012 in the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts, alleging that the medical device company was negligent in its manufacture and distribution of the Trident hip replacement system, according to court documents.

Spine Surgeons Embrace Uniquely Effective Valeo Interbody Fusion Devices As Amedica Announces 10,000 Implantations

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

SALT LAKE CITY, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Amedica Corporation, a spinal and reconstructive medical device manufacturer, today announced the 10,000th worldwide implantation of its Valeo Interbody Fusion Devices. The Valeo Interbody Fusion Device System, made of Amedica's...

Zimmer Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary of Industry-Leading Medical Education and BioSkills Training Program

March 22, 2013 7:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

CHICAGO, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH; SIX: ZMH), a global leader in musculoskeletal health, is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of The Zimmer Institute.  The Zimmer Institute offers orthopaedic surgeons and healthcare professionals a...

Zimmer® Trabecular Metal™ Total Ankle Introduced at 2013 AAOS Annual Meeting

March 21, 2013 4:30 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

CHICAGO, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH; SIX: ZMH), a global leader in musculoskeletal health, today introduced the Zimmer® Trabecular Metal™ Total Ankle, a complete ankle replacement and instrument system, at the 2013 American Academy of...

President Obama Views Demonstration of ReWalk Exoskeleton Technology During Visit to Israel

March 21, 2013 11:53 am | by ARGO Medical Technologies | News | Comments

ARGO Medical Technologies’ ReWalk exoskeleton was one of the cutting-edge Israeli inventions demonstrated to President Barack Obama in Israel during his visit to a session hosted by Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. ReWalk inventor Dr. Amit Goffer, an alumni of the Technion, is a quadriplegic who was inspired to invent the exoskeleton device because of his own personal story and experience.

Mitek Sports Medicine Introduces New Interference Screw Design for Faster, Easier Insertion

March 21, 2013 11:29 am | by Mitek Sports Medicine | News | Comments

Mitek Sports Medicine, a leading developer and manufacturer of orthopaedic sports medicine products and soft tissue repair devices, has launched the MILAGRO Advance Interference Screw, a new biocomposite screw designed to offer easier and faster insertion when compared to traditional interference screws.

MEDICREA Receives FDA Pediatric Clearance for PASS® LP Systems

March 21, 2013 3:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LYON, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 21, 2013--The MEDICREA group, listed on Alternext by NYSE Euronext Paris, a medical company specialized in the development of innovative surgical technologies for the treatment of spinal pathologies, announced today the FDA approval of the...

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