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  • Coatings/Surface Modification | Large Joint | Materials
    Spikes of Graphene Can Kill Bacteria on Knee & Hip Implants

    Spikes of Graphene Can Kill Bacteria on Knee & Hip Implants

    A layer of vertical graphene flakes forms a protective surface that makes it impossible for bacteria to attach.
    Videos Chalmers University of Technology 04.16.18

  • Software & Quality | Spine/Neurology
    Augmented Reality App Could Aid Parkinson

    Augmented Reality App Could Aid Parkinson's Patients

    Rice U. bioengineering students program smartphone to guide patients who "freeze" while walking.
    Videos Mike Williams, Rice University 04.10.18

  • Bracing/Prosthetics | MIS/Robotics | Spine/Neurology
    First Dynamic Spine Brace—Robotic Spine Exoskeleton—Characterizes Spine Deformities

    First Dynamic Spine Brace—Robotic Spine Exoskeleton—Characterizes Spine Deformities

    First device to measure 3D stiffness of human torso could lead to new treatments for children with spine deformities.
    Videos Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science 04.09.18


  • Former Alere Executive Named CEO of Smith & Nephew

    Former Alere Executive Named CEO of Smith & Nephew

    Namal Nawana was previously CEO of Alere Inc. and oversaw its $5.3 billion acquisition by Abbott.
    Smith & Nephew plc 04.04.18

  • NN Inc. to Acquire Paragon Medical 

    NN Inc. to Acquire Paragon Medical 

    Transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2018.
    Paragon Medical 04.03.18

  • Extremities
    Minor Orthopedic Replacement Implants Global Market Exceeds $1.5 Billion

    Minor Orthopedic Replacement Implants Global Market Exceeds $1.5 Billion

    A look at the drivers influencing this market segment and what’s behind the growth.
    Online Exclusives Ravi Kiran, Lead Consultant, The Business Research Company 04.03.18


  • Machining & Tooling | Materials
    Six Advantages of Machined Polymer Components over Metals

    Six Advantages of Machined Polymer Components over Metals

    From cost reduction to increased durability and functionality, plastic components can be superior to metals.
    Online Exclusives John MacDonald, President, AIP Precision Machining 03.29.18

  • 3-D Printing/Additive Mfg. | Bracing/Prosthetics | MIS/Robotics
    3D Printed Robotic Prosthetic Hand for Amputees Created by Students

    3D Printed Robotic Prosthetic Hand for Amputees Created by Students

    The students built the hand for just £307, and believe they can make it even cheaper.
    Videos University of Manchester 03.27.18

  • Materials | Spine/Neurology
    Elastic Metal Rods Made from New Alloys Could Help Treat Scoliosis

    Elastic Metal Rods Made from New Alloys Could Help Treat Scoliosis

    New generation of alloys made on the basis of Ti-Zr-Nb possesses a high functional complex and so-called "superelasticity."
    National University of Science and Technology MISIS 03.26.18


  • 3-D Printing/Additive Mfg.
    Impact of Additive Manufacturing on the Orthopedic Industry

    Impact of Additive Manufacturing on the Orthopedic Industry

    Direct metal printing enables a number of benefits to enhance today’s bone replacement offerings.
    Hannelore Eykens and Ruben Wauthle, Ph.D., 3D Systems—Healthcare 03.21.18

  • Hospital and Orthopedic Service Line Trends

    Hospital and Orthopedic Service Line Trends

    What a difference eight years makes. The massive changes in economic, regulatory, and consumer mandates have altered healthcare delivery across the United States. Compare 2018 to 2010. While we still haven’t seen an aggregate reduction in healt…
    Maria Shepherd, President and Founder, Medi-Vantage 03.21.18

  • Spine/Neurology
    Exiting a World of Pain

    Exiting a World of Pain

    Groundbreaking neurostimulation technologies could help mitigate opioid abuse among chronic pain patients.
    Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 03.21.18

  • Coatings/Surface Modification | Laser Processing | Machining & Tooling
    Maintaining a Laser Focus

    Maintaining a Laser Focus

    Laser machining and processing advance to enable more applications for orthopedic device manufacturers.
    Mark Crawford, Contributing Writer 03.21.18

  • Large Joint
    The Ins and Outs of TKA Reimbursement

    The Ins and Outs of TKA Reimbursement

    Ira Kirschenbaum, M.D., never really gave much thought to his professional habitat. He’s spent more than two decades fixing broken or damaged knees, carefully drilling into bone, reattaching ligaments, and cementing new joints in place. Each…
    Michael Barbella, Managing Editor 03.21.18

  • Materials
    Material World: Is Titanium the New PEEK?

    Material World: Is Titanium the New PEEK?

    The fanny pack is back. Give that a minute to sink in. According to Harper’s Bazaar, that’s one of 12 trends we all need to know about for 2018. I don’t spend much time thumbing through fashion tomes, but the occasional doctor&rs…
    Dawn A. Lissy, President & Founder, Empirical 03.21.18