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January 26, 2015

ALIF Effective for Degenerative Disc Disease and Spondylolisthesis
Patients with DDD, scoliosis and spondylolisthesis had best response to ALIF, study concludes. Read More »

Imaging Not Always Necesssary for Musculoskeletal Tumors
Study finds nearly one-third inappropriate. Read More »

BioTime Receives New Regenerative Medicine Patents
Two patents hold potential for manufacturing cartilage cells. Read More »

Titan Spine Reaches Implantation Landmark
Company's Endoskeleton interbody fusion devices have been implanted 27,000 times.  Read More »

January 23, 2015

Manufacturers Invited to Join Medical Device Single Audit Program Pilot
pProgram aims to minimize disruption in manufacturing operations. Read More »

inomed Releases Spinal Neuromonitoring Software
Latest version features a twitch test for TOF monitoring. Read More »

InVivo Reports Progress in Neuro-spinal Scaffold Trial
Second subject enrolled and implanted successfully.  Read More »

January 22, 2015

Maximizing Results in Microfractures
Not the best technique for cartilage repair, but procedure can be beneficial. Read More »

Pulmonary Function may Decline After Spinal Correction Surgery
Study finds patients experienced decreased pulmonary function after procedure. Read More »

January 21, 2015

DePuy Synthes Launches New Implant System for Jaw Fractures
The MatrixWAVE MMF is designed for the temporary stabilization of upper and lower jaw fractures.  Read More »

Ceterix Gets Three New Patents
The company's primary technology is used to repair meniscal tears and other soft-tissue joint injuries. Read More »

AJRR Creates Web Portal for its Orthopaedic Quality Resource Center
AJRR is an independent, nonprofit organization for data collection and quality improvement initiatives for total hip and knee replacements. Read More »

Bone Therapeutics Bullish on Primary Trial Results of Cell-Based, Bone-Forming Product
Trial is evaluating safety and efficacy of Allob product to treat delayed-union fractures of long bones. Read More »

FDA Clears Three Spine Implants from Spinal Elements
All devices made from Invibio's proprietary PEEK polymer. Read More »

Flower Orthopedics Rolls Out Distal Radius Surgical Kit
Set will complement upper extremity product portfolio. Read More »

Exactech Buys French Company BlueOrtho
Companies have shared development partnership since 2009.  Read More »

January 20, 2015

Zyga Enrolls First Patient in Study of its Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System
Study to be conducted at 10 sites, include up to 50 patients. Read More »

January 19, 2015

Pro-Dex Expands Michigan Office
Location will accommodate more robust Engineering Services Division Read More »

Zimmer Expanding its Presence in Ireland
Company investing $59.7 million in new hub, creating 250 jobs. Read More »

Outside Researchers Will Now Have Access to JNJ Clinical Data
Healthcare conglomerate reaches deal with Yale University. Read More »

January 16, 2015

FDA Clears ECA Medical's Disposable Spine Implant Fixation Kit
Kit meant for use with Revolution Spinal System from Intelligent Implant Systems. Read More »

Allogenic Growth Factor, rhBMP-2 Can Improve Fusion for Posterolateral Spinal Fusion
Study finds allogenic growth factor to help with the development of posterolateral spinal arthrodesis. Read More »

Osteotomies Still Effective in Treating Arthritis
Procedure should not be discounted due to new technology, expert says. Read More »

Nextremity Solutions Names New CEO and Chairman
30-year orthopedic industry vet is old friend of company president.  Read More »

January 15, 2015

K2M's Revenue Jumps 18 Percent in 2014
Spinal proceeds up 20 percent compared with 2013, according to preliminary earnings results. Read More »

Valorem Surgical Nabs FDA OK for New Spinal Fixation System
Company also reports first procedure with recently cleared device.  Read More »

EOS Imaging Receives $17.3 Million in Financing
The senior debt will be used to drive global adoption of the EOS system. Read More »

January 14, 2015

New Congress Moves Swiftly to Attempt Medical Device Tax Repeal
Industry is hopeful with Republicans in control of both houses.  Read More »

Cerapedics Receives CE Mark for New Bone Graft
Product also received TGA in Australia.  Read More »

Amniox Medical Appoints CEO
Established healthcare exec brings extensive medtech and wound care market experience.  Read More »

Integra LifeSciences Completes Metasurg Product Portfolio Acquisition
Buy adds lower extremity products to Integra's offerings. Read More »

January 13, 2015

Pro-Dex Names New CEO
Company promotes from within for its top executive job.  Read More »

Five Star Companies Hires VP of Advanced Surgical Sales
New hire has more than 20 years of orthopedic and medical device experience.  Read More »

NuVasive Realigns Sales and Leadership Structure
Two key execs take on new roles, another plans departure.  Read More »

Study: Conventional and Computer-Assisted TKA Offer Same Outcomes
Measurable differences exist, however, in sagittal mechanical axis. Read More »

2014 Saw All-Time High for Medical Device M&A
There were a total of 96 mergers and acquisitions in 2014, with a record high in terms of deal valuations.  Read More »

FDA Clears Spinal Simplicity's Supplemental Posterior Fixation System
Launch scheduled for first quarter of 2015. Read More »

January 12, 2015

Benvenue Medical Names VP of Sales & Marketing
New hire will focus on launch of Luna 360 lumbar fusion system, which recently received FDA clearance.  Read More »

Amedica Restructures
Company cuts workforce, reduces operating costs. Read More »

Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons Still Hesitant to Use 3-D Printing
Lack of insurance coverage fueling reluctance, consulting firm claims. Read More »

January 9, 2015

Vertebral Body Sliding Technique for OPLL Has its Benefits
Study finds technique may be safer, more efficient. Read More »

Flexible Spinal Implants Help Paralyzed Rats Walk Again
Implant restores injured spinal cords without inflammation or infection. Read More »

Invibio's PEEK-Optima HA Enhanced Polymer Debuts in Europe
First implants made from material earn CE mark. Read More »

Micron Products and New Era Orthopaedics Strike Manufacturing Deal
Micron will be sole producer of NEO's orthopedic implant designs. Read More »

PorOsteon Receives Clearance for Phusion Metal Cervical Cage
Device claimed to address limitations of conventional spinal fusion devices. Read More »

January 8, 2015

NeuroMetrix Releases Wearable Pain Management Device
The non-prescription device will initially be available through doctors' offices and online. Read More »

Amedica Releases Results of Spinal Fusion Surgery Trial
Company preparing a 510(k) application based on study results.  Read More »

Medtronic Shareholders Approve Covidien Acquisition
Deal moves towards a closing date.  Read More »

January 7, 2015

FDA Clears Hammertoe Correction System from Cartiva
PEEK construction facilitates X-ray monitoring of device. Read More »

January 6, 2015

Biomet's Q2 Net Sales Rise 2.2 Percent
European proceeds fall but U.S. revenue surges. Read More »

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