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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...

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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.

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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...

Zimmer Launches Single Injection Pain Relief Solution at the 2013 AAOS Annual Meeting

March 20, 2013 4:30 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

CHICAGO, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH; SIX: ZMH), a global leader in musculoskeletal health, today introduced Gel-One® Cross-linked Hyaluronate at the 2013 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Gel-One Hyaluronate is...

Orthofix International Announces International Launch of Contours PHP™ (Proximal Humeral Plate)

March 20, 2013 1:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LEWISVILLE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 20, 2013--Orthofix International N.V., (NASDAQ:OFIX) (the Company) announced its launch of the Contours PHP™ (Proximal Humeral Plate) through the Company’s International Orthopedic distribution network. This innovative plating system for the treatment of the...

Integra LifeSciences Expands Its Product Offering for Spinal Deformity

March 20, 2013 8:48 am | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation today announced the addition of a second cobalt chrome rod for its Daytona™ and Malibu™ Spinal Systems. This new rod, the Enhanced Strength and Stiffness rod, or ESS+ rod, provides additional strength and stiffness over the existing cobalt chrome rod, and will enter controlled market release in the third quarter of 2013.

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RTI Biologics Announces Positive Clinical Results for BioCleanse®-Processed BTB Allografts Used in ACL Reconstruction

March 20, 2013 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ALACHUA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 20, 2013--RTI Biologics Inc. (RTI) (Nasdaq: RTIX), a leading provider of orthopedic and other biologic implants, is pleased to announce the results of a recent randomized prospective clinical study of BioCleanse ® -processed bone-patellar tendon-bone (BTB)...

MAKO Surgical Corp. Announces Patent Enforcement Actions Against Stanmore Entities

March 19, 2013 6:45 pm | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

MAKO Surgical Corp. has filed complaints against Stanmore Implants Worldwide, Ltd. of Elstree, United Kingdom and Stanmore Inc. of Plymouth, Massachusetts with the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the U.S. District Courts of the Northern District of California and the District of Massachusetts collectively alleging infringement of three patents by Stanmore.

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...

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...

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...

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