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July 28:
Prior TKR or Revision THR Causes Increased Periprosthetic Fractures
Researchers find a three-fold higher risk of hospitalization.

FDA Approves Updated Prestige Cervical Disc System from Medtronic
Original system entered U.S. market in 2007; updated version in Europe since 2004.

Exactech Reports Second-Quarter Gains
Extremity sales led other sectors with a 17 percent increase in sales.

Implant Sales Lift DJO's Second-Quarter Sales
Implants were the only division of the company to increase by double-digits.

EOS Imaging Reports 45 Precent Jump in Q2 Sales
Sales grew in all markets except North America.

Patients With Previous Knee Surgery Underwent TKA at Younger Age
Afflicted most often were men and those with a history of ligament reconstruction.

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Match Game
As large-joint sales stall, orthopedic device makers increasingly are turning to patient-specific instruments and the extremities market for long-term growth.
By Michael Barbella


Safety First
Being the point of contact between device and patient, surfaces are the veritable final frontier of patient safety.
By Ranica Arrowsmith


The Top 7 Considerations in Reusable Device Design
Manufacturers take a closer look at processing requirements.
By Beth Jacques, B.Sc., and Gerald McDonnell, Ph.D., Biotest Laboratories

Adapt to Survive
Adaptive clinical trial design could help medical device firms compete in the face of more stringent European regulatory requirements.
By Laurent Spiess and Erdmann Zippel

A Strategic Analysis of Contract Manufacturing in Orthopedics
An international industry consultant charts current market forces and values in outsourced orthopedic manufacturing.
By Ali Madani



Taiwan Comfortable in its Role as Manufacturing Powerhouse

Medicare Taiwan participants discuss how the island has maintained its manufacturing foothold on the global stage.
By Ranica Arrowsmith


Stryker Interested in Buying Smith & Nephew, But Not Just Yet

Rumors swirling around possible takeover lead the British government to ask questions.
By Christopher Delporte, Editorial Director


Quality and Regulatory Personnel Sometimes Struggle for Cooperation

How can quality professionals get on management's good side?
By Ranica Arrowsmith, Associate Editor






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