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KFx Medical Corporation Receives FDA 510 Clearance for smaller AppianFx Tissue Fixation Anchor

June 15, 2012 5:58 am | News | Comments

KFx Medical Corporation announced it has received 510K clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its 5mm AppianFx® Tissue Fixation Anchor. “This new anchor enables KFx to expand into the rapidly growing foot & ankle repair and reconstruction market...

Aesculap Implant Systems, LLC Debuts New VEGA System PS Knee Replacement Technology

June 15, 2012 5:29 am | News | Comments

On May 20, 2012, Aesculap Implant Systems’ debuted the new VEGA System Posterior Stabilized Knee Replacement Technology during the Current Concepts in Joint Replacement Spring meeting held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

New Ballbar Technology Just What the Doctor Ordered for Medical Machine Tools

June 12, 2012 6:45 am | by Clive Warren | Articles | Comments

Ballbar analysis is a proven method for determining machine tool capability, and is the most practical, convenient and comprehensive tool for assessing the contouring accuracy of CNC machines. Ballbars have been commonplace at precision machining operations for more than 20 years, but a Midwest-based medical device manufacturer, is showing how the latest wireless ballbar technology makes a big difference in doing fast capability checks on small machines, as well as establishing a benchmark on machines' volumetric accuracy.

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Symmetry Surgical Completes Agreement With Japan Surgical Specialty (JSS) Corporation to Distribute Its Leading Brands in Japan

June 7, 2012 7:59 am | News | Comments

Symmetry Medical Inc., a leading global source of innovative medical device solutions, including surgical instruments, orthopedic implants, and sterilization cases and trays, announced today that its subsidiary, Symmetry Surgical, has completed an agreement with...

Convenient and Affordable Peripheral DXA Bone Mineral Density Screening Device Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

June 7, 2012 7:49 am | News | Comments

Lone Oak Medical Technologies, Doylestown, PA, is pleased to announce that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its ACCUDXA2 Bone Mineral Density Assessment System for the U.S. market. Unlike Central DXA devices that measure...

Potential new approach to regenerating skeletal muscle tissue

June 1, 2012 6:37 am | News | Comments

An innovative strategy for regenerating skeletal muscle tissue using cells derived from the amniotic fluid is outlined in new research published by scientists at the UCL Institute of Child Health. The paper shows that damaged muscle tissues can be treated with cells...

Manipulating Materials for Orthopedic Implants

May 30, 2012 6:20 am | by Walter W. Heitmann | Memry Corp. | Articles | Comments

The use of today’s advanced materials can be advantageous for orthopedic implants and instruments as they can offer a variety of benefits. However, they can also create challenges for developers concerned with getting the exact tolerances needed. Machining these materials to achieve the desired results is a service best outsourced to a solutions partner who is an expert with a given material.

Symmetry Surgical Completes Distribution Agreement With Device Technologies to Drive Expansion in Australia and New Zealand

May 30, 2012 5:47 am | News | Comments

Symmetry Medical Inc., a leading global source of innovative medical device solutions, including surgical instruments, orthopedic implants, and sterilization cases and trays, announced today that its subsidiary Symmetry Surgical, Inc. has completed a distribution agreement...

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Internal Fixation Systems Enters Into a Distribution Agreement With Intelligent Orthopaedics

May 10, 2012 6:15 am | News | Comments

Internal Fixation Systems announced today that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Intelligent Orthopaedics Ltd. (IO) to market its Staffordshire Orthopaedic Reduction Machine (STORM) which is a reusable device that is used to reduce (align) fractures of the tibia...

New Case Study Reviews Fracture Reduction and Stabilization of a L1 Burst Fracture Using Combined Anterior and Posterior Approach

May 3, 2012 5:54 am | News | Comments

There are approximately 700,000 clinically diagnosed vertebral fractures each year. To successfully treat fractures of the vertebral column, absolute control above and below the fracture site is necessary. A new paper is available that presents the case for fracture reduction...

RF-TVA Therapy Offers Hope for Patients Suffering from Osteoporosis-Related Spine Fractures

May 2, 2012 6:17 am | News | Comments

In observance of National Osteoporosis Awareness Month in May, DFINE, Inc., the developer of minimally invasive radiofrequency (RF) targeted therapies for the treatment of vertebral pathologies, encourages patients to learn about the risks of spine fractures...

Titan Spine Announces the Release of Cellular Data on Its Surface Technology

May 2, 2012 6:14 am | News | Comments

Titan Spine, a medical device surface technology company focused on the development of innovative spinal interbody fusion implants, announced today that an article published in The Spine Journal reports in-vitro data that demonstrates a superior bone-forming response...

New White Paper Discusses the Precision and Efficiency the BoneScalpel Ultrasonic Bone Cutting System Offers Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Surgeons

April 20, 2012 5:43 am | News | Comments

According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), over 320,000 spinal procedures out of some 550,000, or 58%, require some type of bone cutting.1 Traditionally, bone removal in spinal surgeries has been performed by hand instruments or cutting burrs...

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Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Benefit from New Premier Agreements for Orthopedic Total Joint Implants

April 20, 2012 5:26 am | News | Comments

The Premier healthcare alliance today announced new agreements for orthopedic total joint implants have been awarded to Biomet Orthopedics Inc. of Warsaw, Ind., and Zimmer US Inc. of Warsaw, Ind. The companies join Exactech...

Depuy Spine Launches New Transfacet Pedicular Fixation System for Lumbar Spinal Fusion Surgery

April 17, 2012 11:53 am | News | Comments

DePuy Spine, Inc. today announced the launch of the VIPER® F2 Transfacet Pedicular System (VIPER F2), a transfacet pedicular screw and polyaxial ring system designed to provide stabilization and fixation during degenerative lumbar spinal fusion procedures.

Revolutionary Expandable Bone Graft and Resorbable Adhesion Barrier Broadens Company's Portfolio of Distinctive Orthobiologics

April 5, 2012 5:12 am | News | Comments

SALT LAKE CITY/PRNewswire/ -- Amedica Corporation, a spinal and reconstructive implant and instrument manufacturer announced today that it will begin distribution of Dynamic Bone, a unique expandable allograft bone provided by Dynamic Surgical Solutions...

Cutting Edge Spine announces commercial availability of new family of PEEK-OPTIMA- based spinal interbody systems

March 30, 2012 5:46 am | News | Comments

Cutting Edge Spine, LLC., Waxhaw, NC - Cutting Edge Spine (CES), an emerging leader in the supply of interbody implant systems for surgery of the spine, today announced commercial availability of the E-Vol System of spinal fusion devices. A 510k cleared family of spinal interbody systems...

US Demand for Implantable Medical Devices to Reach $52 Billion in 2015

March 22, 2012 7:35 am | News | Comments

US demand for implantable medical devices is forecast to increase 7.7 percent annually to $52 billion in 2015, benefiting from technological advances and the development of next generation devices that should increase patient and provider confidence in implant products.

2000°F Inert Atmosphere Heavy-Duty Box Furnace

March 12, 2012 6:10 am | The Grieve Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

No. 954 is an electrically-heated 2000°F(~1093°C) inert atmosphere heavy-duty box furnace from Grieve, currently used for heat treating titanium at the customer’s facility. 57 KW are installed...

New Evidence Supports Positive Outcomes of Cooled Radiofrequency Therapy for Low Back Pain

March 12, 2012 5:16 am | News | Comments

Kimberly-Clark Health Care today announced the results of a randomized controlled trial on the use of cooled radiofrequency (RF) to treat sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain in the lower back. The results were published in the March edition of Pain Medicine, official journal of the American Academy...

Amedica Announces Launch of New Facet Joint Implant

March 6, 2012 4:50 am | News | Comments

Amedica Corporation, a spinal and reconstructive implant and instrument manufacturer, focused on proprietary silicon nitride (Si3N4) ceramic technologies, announced today the launch of a new spinal implant called Procetâ„¢. Procet has been designed to treat patients who suffer from low back pain...

Cannulated Bar Tubular Materials

March 1, 2012 5:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Banner Medical has announced a long term exclusive agreement with Veridiam, Inc. (formerly Carpenter Special Products) of San Diego, California. Under this agreement...

Orthofix International Launches Centronail Ankle Compression Nailing and Lapidus Plating Systems in the U.S.

February 10, 2012 5:34 am | News | Comments

LEWISVILLE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Orthofix International N.V., (the Company) announced today the full U.S. launch of two differentiated internal fixation repair solutions for the foot and ankle market with the Centronail Ankle Compression Nailing and Contours Lapidus Plating Systems.

Tornier to Highlight Products and Education Programs at American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) Meeting

February 9, 2012 5:13 am | News | Comments

AMSTERDAM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tornier N.V., a global medical device company focused on providing surgical solutions to orthopaedic extremity specialists, today announced it will highlight a range of products and patient education programs at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons...

Orthofix International Announces International Launch of Galaxy Fixation

February 9, 2012 5:07 am | News | Comments

LEWISVILLE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Orthofix International N.V., (the Company) announced today the international launch of Galaxy Fixation at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting this week in San Francisco, CA. This new external fixation system...

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