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MAKO Surgical Corp. Showcases Pioneering MAKOplasty(R) Treatment Options for Total Hip Replacement and Partial Knee Resurfacing Surgeries at AAOS 2013 Annual Meeting

March 18, 2013 6:45 am | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

MAKO Surgical Corp., the leader in robotic arm assisted partial knee and total hip arthroplasty worldwide, today announced that it will showcase its MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) and Partial Knee Resurfacing applications at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2013 Annual Meeting (AAOS), March 20-23 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

OrthoSensor(TM) Showcases Intelligent Orthopedics at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2013 Annual Meeting

March 15, 2013 10:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OrthoSensor™, Inc., the leader in intelligent orthopedics, will be showcasing its innovative technology, including the Company's new product VERASENSE™, at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2013 Annual Meeting in Chicago's McCormick Place from March 19-23....

Stryker Announces the Launch of the ES2 Spinal System

March 15, 2013 9:01 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

ALLENDALE, N.J., March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker announced today the launch of the ES2 Spinal System. The ES2 system is built on Stryker's trusted Xia 3 pedicle screw technology, which has been used in approximately 500,000 cases worldwide. ES2's streamlined implant and...


J&J Faces Second Trial in Recalled Hip Controversy

March 14, 2013 8:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson denied claims this month in the second of tens of thousands of patient injury lawsuits over its implanted metal-on-metal hips. The company countered complaints brought by Carol Strum, who claimed that her ASR hip implant failed due to a defect in design and that she required revision surgery after just three years.

VertiFlex®, Inc. Announces Sale of Certain Non-Core Spinal Implant Technologies to Stryker

March 13, 2013 12:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 13, 2013--VertiFlex®, Inc., a leading innovator of advanced minimally invasive spinal surgery technologies , today announced the sale of certain assets to Stryker Corporation’s Spine Division relating to spinal implants that are not core to the ongoing...

Precision Spine Announces Addition of New Board Member

March 13, 2013 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PARSIPPANY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 13, 2013--The Board of Directors of Precision Spine, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of a new member, Stephen D. Cook, Ph.D. Dr. Cook is President and Chief Scientist at the Fellowship of Orthopaedic Researchers in Metairie, Louisiana. He sits on the...

CONMED Corporation to Present at the 2013 Canaccord Genuity Musculoskeletal Conference

March 13, 2013 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CONMED Corporation (NASDAQ: CNMD), a medical technology company specializing in medical devices for orthopedic and general surgery markets, announced today that the Company will participate in the 2013 Canaccord Genuity Musculoskeletal Conference, on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at...

Steven Ek Named President and CEO of Arthrosurface

March 12, 2013 4:49 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

FRANKLIN, Mass., March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthrosurface's Board of Directors announced that Steven Ek was named the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, effective November 20, 2012. Mr. Ek is one of the original founders in Arthrosurface and a Director since...


Stryker Gets FDA Warning Letter After Inspection

March 12, 2013 3:39 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Orthopedic maker Stryker Corp. said Tuesday that it received a warning from government regulators about quality control issues and unapproved marketing of medical devices. The company said it got the letter from the Food and Drug Administration following a November inspection of its Portage, Mich., facility.

John Velyvis MD Surpasses 550 Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing Procedures

March 12, 2013 1:21 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sometimes medical advances come by degree: sometimes medicine leapfrogs into a new approach that dramatically advances patient treatment. Dr. John Velyvis, MD, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, specialist in minimally invasive...

RegeneCure's Membrane Implant Shows 40% Accelerated Healing Time of Severe Bone Fractures in Pet Clinical Study

March 12, 2013 11:45 am | by B3C newswire | News | Comments

RegeneCure announced today the successful results of a clinical study in pets using the company's regenerative membrane implant technology for the treatment of bone fractures. The study showed that the healing time was about 40 percent quicker than normally observed using current Standard of Care therapies.

With a Strong IP Portfolio and an Innovative Technology Platform Applicable to MISS Procedures, NLT SPINE Sets the Stage for Commercialization and Opens U.S. Office

March 12, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KFAR SABA, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 12, 2013--NLT SPINE, a developer of products for spine procedures that are performed through a small incision, officially opened a subsidiary in the U.S. to support the commercialization of its advanced technology platform. NLT SPINE has developed the...

Cerapedics Adds New Board Member

March 12, 2013 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WESTMINSTER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 12, 2013--Cerapedics, Inc. today announced that Antony Koblish, president and CEO of privately-held Tela Bio, Inc. and former CEO of Orthovita, Inc., was appointed to the Company’s board of directors. “Tony has extraordinary industry expertise and...


CTIA -The Wireless Association Selects Orthocare Innovations for National Spotlight Featuring Its Cutting-Edge Wireless Technology

March 11, 2013 3:49 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Orthocare Innovations ( and its Magellan Microprocessor Foot Ankle system are featured in a national multimedia advertising campaign, sponsored by CTIA–The Wireless Association™ (

Jury Deems J&J's Depuy ASR XL Hip Implant Defective in Design, Orders $8.3M in Damages

March 8, 2013 2:20 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A California jury ruled against Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy subsidiary in finding that the company's ASR XL metal-on-metal hip implant was defectively designed. The decision marks the highly anticipated close of the 1st of more than 10,750 such lawsuits against J&J.

Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center Purchases Carestream Digital Radiology Systems to Streamline Workflow

March 7, 2013 1:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 7, 2013--Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center (CCOC), a partnership with Summa Health System (Akron, Ohio), purchased a CARESTREAM Vue PACS and 14 Carestream and Quantum DR systems to streamline workflow and help its 34 orthopaedic and two plastic surgeons...

ArthroCare Lands FDA Win for SpeedLock HIP Implant

March 5, 2013 12:29 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Surgical devices maker ArthroCare (NSDQ:ARTC) won FDA clearance for its SpeedLock HIP implant, a soft-tissue-to-bone fixation implant for hip repair surgeries. The device's primary use is in acetabular labral reattachment and hip capsular repair, according to a press release.

ArthroCare, Justice Dept. Extend Deal Again

March 5, 2013 11:30 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

ArthroCare (NSDQ:ARTC) and the U.S. Justice Dept. extended by a month the statute of limitations on a federal inquiry from the U.S. Dept. of Justice in to the company's spinal business. In January Austin, Texas-based ArthroCare said it was pushing the deal out until March 1.

Lanx Announces Initial Launch of ALTA Stand-Alone System for Anterior Cervical Fusion

March 4, 2013 10:15 am | by GLOBE NEWSWIRE | News | Comments

Lanx, Inc., a privately held global spine company focused on developing and commercializing innovative devices for fusion surgery, today announced the initial launch of the ALTA(TM) Stand-Alone ACDF System for a less invasive approach to anterior cervical fusion.

Capital BlueCross Announces Designation of IPG as their Implantable Device Benefit Management Partner

March 4, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 4, 2013--Capital BlueCross and IPG, the leading nationwide provider of implantable Device Benefit Management™ (DBM) solutions, are pleased to announce an exclusive agreement to provide a comprehensive DBM program to participating facilities in Capital BlueCross’...

Cerapedics Announces 10,000th Patient Treated With i-FACTOR™ Peptide Enhanced Bone Graft

March 4, 2013 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WESTMINSTER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 4, 2013--Cerapedics, Inc. (Westminster, CO), a medical device company pioneering the use of peptide enhanced bone grafting materials in spine, trauma and orthopedic surgery, is pleased to announce it has surpassed another significant milestone with more...

Closing Arguments in DePuy ASR Lawsuit

March 1, 2013 11:51 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson's DePuy Orthopaedics unit played "Russian roulette" with its ASR metal-on-metal hip implant, a jury heard yesterday in the closing arguments of a high-profile personal injury lawsuit; J&J denies the allegations, saying the plaintiff's ills were due to other medical problems.

Zimmer: Justice Dept.-SEC Probe Is Over

March 1, 2013 9:27 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A federal probe into possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by Zimmer is over, with both the SEC and the U.S. Justice Dept. telling the medical device company that they're closing the investigation. The probe dates back to September 2007, when the securities regulator told Warsaw, Ind.- based Zimmer of the investigation.

Stryker Announces $250 Million Accelerated Share Repurchase Program

March 1, 2013 8:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kalamazoo, Michigan - March 1, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today it has entered into an Accelerated Share Repurchase agreement (ASR) with JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA to repurchase an aggregate of $250 million of the Company's common stock.  The ASR is part of the Company's existing...

ArthroCare® Receives FDA Clearance for SpeedLock® HIP Knotless Fixation Implant

February 28, 2013 4:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ArthroCare Corp., a leader in developing state-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgical products, has announced that it has received clearance from the FDA for its SpeedLock HIP Knotless Fixation implant. SpeedLock HIP is a PEEK (polyether-etherketone) implant that is indicated for soft tissue fixation to bone in the hip.

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