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All-Metal Hip Implant Recipients Strongly Encouraged to Receive MRI

March 17, 2014 3:11 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The US Drug Watchdog is urging anyone who has received a DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant to contact their toll-free number 866-714-6466 as soon as possible. As the group would like to explain recipients of this type of hip implant...

3D Printer Used to Rebuild Man's Face

March 17, 2014 11:18 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Stephen Power was severely injured in a motorcycle accident, leaving his face badly disfigured. He became one of the first patients in the world to benefit from new surgical technology where a 3D printer helped rebuild his face. Sky News...

Most Charnley Total Hip Replacements Viable After 35 Years

March 14, 2014 12:03 pm | by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons | News | Comments

In a new study presented today at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), researchers sought to evaluate the clinical, radiographic and functional outcomes of a Charnley total hip replacement (THR)...

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Study: AQUACEL Cover Dressing Could Save U.S. Health System $375 Million Annually

March 13, 2014 11:35 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

A large study of infections following knee and hip replacement surgery found that the use of AQUACEL Ag SURGICAL cover dressing reduced post-operative joint infections by 76 percent, which study investigators estimate could save the U.S...

Photos of the Day: Worldwide Spending on Healthcare (Infographic)

March 13, 2014 10:42 am | by Emergo Group | News | Comments

The charts show the total global spending on healthcare in 2011 according to data compiled by the World Health Organization. They also show the growth in healthcare spending from 2001 to 2011 and in the regional share major economies in the...

3D-Printed Bone & Tissue Scaffolds

March 12, 2014 3:20 pm | by Paul Kovach, University of Pittsburgh | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering and McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine (MIRM) are proposing that if 3D printers, or additive manufacturing, can produce ...      

Infection Leading Cause of Failed Prosthetic Knee Joints

March 12, 2014 3:04 pm | by Kristina Goel, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons | News | Comments

The number of total knee replacement (TKR) procedures continues to climb, as does the number of revision total knee replacement (RTKR) surgeries. Researchers used the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) to evaluate the cause of ...   

Smith & Nephew DYONICS PLAN Brings First-of-Its-Kind, Individualized Surgical Planning to Hip Arthroscopy

March 12, 2014 10:34 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Smith & Nephew, the global medical technology business, will launch its DYONICS PLAN Hip Impingement Planning System at this week's American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting in New Orleans. Unlike standard imaging...

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DSM Partners with Sayan Orthopaedics Ltd. for the Use of Dyneema Purity Fiber in Device for Trauma Treatment

March 12, 2014 10:31 am | by The Associated Press | DSM | News | Comments

DSM, a global leader in biomedical materials science and regenerative medicine, today announced a partnership with Sayan Orthopaedics. Sayan will use DSM’s Dyneema Purity fiber in a trauma treatment device, having a combination of different...

Smith & Nephew launches JOURNEY II Cruciate Retaining Natural-Motion Knee Replacement

March 12, 2014 9:36 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Smith & Nephew, the global medical technology business, announces the launch of the JOURNEY II Cruciate Retaining (CR) knee replacement at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) meeting in New Orleans today. The new implant...

RTI Surgical Launches Two Natural Bone Grafting Solutions at AAOS Annual Meeting

March 12, 2014 8:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RTI Surgical Inc., a leading global surgical implant company, is launching two new biological solutions at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting in New Orleans this week. NanOss ® Bioactive 3D, a synthetic three...

M&A Slowdown and Drop in FDA Approvals Stifles Growth of Medtech Sector in 2013

March 11, 2014 4:47 pm | by EP Vantage | News | Comments

At the half-year mark, the medtech sector was on course for its worst year in a decade in terms of M&A activity, EP Vantage concluded last fall in its Half Year Review 2013 report. Unfortunately, the second half of the year showed little...

Medical OEMs Turn to Contract Manufacturing for Cost-Effective Production

March 11, 2014 12:49 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Medical devices – including orthopedic implants – continue to be a key point of innovation and growth in healthcare. As this trend continues, the demand for efficient, nimble contract manufacturing will increase.  To meet growing demand...

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Two Percent of Americans Have New Hips, Knees

March 11, 2014 10:54 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

It's not just grandma with a new hip and your uncle with a new knee. More than 2 of every 100 Americans now have an artificial joint, doctors are reporting. Among those over 50, it's even more common: Five percent have replaced a knee and...

Photos of the Day: New Joints Not Just for Grandma Anymore

March 11, 2014 10:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

About two of every 100 Americans now has an artificial joint, doctors are reporting. That's 4.5 million with a new hip and 6.7 million with a new knee, according to the first major study to look at how common these operations have become...

New MRI Can 'See Through' Metal Screws to Follow Patients After Hip Fracture Surgery

March 11, 2014 10:20 am | by Hospital for Special Surgery | News | Comments

People who sustain the most common type of hip fracture, known as a femoral neck fracture, are at increased risk of complications. A special type of MRI developed at Hospital for Special Surgery in collaboration with GE Healthcare can show...

Women Report More Pain than Men After Knee Replacement Surgery

March 11, 2014 10:15 am | by Hospital for Special Surgery | News | Comments

Middle-aged women with rheumatoid arthritis or arthritis resulting from an injury are among the patients most likely to experience serious pain following a knee replacement, researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York have...

Smith & Nephew and OrthoSensor to co-market VERASENSE Sensor Assisted Surgery with JOURNEY II and LEGION Total Knee Replacements

March 10, 2014 10:35 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Smith & Nephew, the global medical technology business, and OrthoSensor, the leader in intelligent orthopaedics, announced today an agreement that will enable surgeons to benefit from OrthoSensor's VERASENSE Sensor Assisted Surgery... 

Surgeon: 'Bone Putty' Could Accelerate Healing For Soldiers

March 6, 2014 9:37 am | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | News | Comments

A Kansas surgeon is working on a $1.6 million research product that seeks to address combat-related trauma issues for soldiers. Dr. Michael Heggeness, the program director and chair of orthopedics of the KU School of Medicine-Wichita, believes...

Silk-Based Surgical Implants Could Offer a Better Way to Repair Broken Bones

March 5, 2014 2:58 pm | by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center | News | Comments

Using pure silk protein derived from silkworm cocoons, a team of investigators from Tufts University School of Engineering and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has developed surgical plates and screws that may not only offer...

Supply Chain Deficiencies Keeping Hospital Operating Rooms in the 'Stone Age'

March 5, 2014 11:02 am | by GHX | News | Comments

Despite the fact the healthcare industry is fueled by scientific advancement, too many hospitals find themselves stalled at a crossroads, struggling to embrace business-focused technologies and best practices that will allow them to flourish...

Infographic: Hospital Supply Chain Deficiencies

March 5, 2014 11:02 am | by GHX | News | Comments

The GHX survey of hospital senior executives indicates that operating room (OR) supply chain deficiencies have slowed organizational decision-making, increased costs and inefficiency -- and ultimately impact the delivery of patient care...

Coating Could Prevent Blood Clots Associated with Implanted Devices

March 3, 2014 11:11 am | by Matthew Chin, UCLA | News | Comments

A team of researchers from UCLA and the University of Michigan has developed a material that could help prevent blood clots associated with catheters, heart valves, vascular grafts and other implanted biomedical devices. Blood clots at or...

Ortho Development® Corporation Launches KASM for Treatment of Knee Replacement Infections

February 28, 2014 12:31 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Ortho Development Corporation has received FDA clearance for its patented KASM Knee Articulating Spacer Molds. KASM is a cement spacer mold intended for use in treating patients who develop an infection after undergoing total knee replacement...

A Speedier Recovery: Advances in Repair Hardware and Techniques Minimize Post-Op Crutch Use

February 27, 2014 12:36 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Increased mobility and freedom during post-op surgery can do wonders for a patient's attitude. And a positive attitude is proven to have drastic effects on the body's ability to heal. Recent advances in foot and ankle surgery have made...

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