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April 16, 2014

Ulrich Medical Releases Tezo Spine Implants in U.S.
Devices' porous interior reportedly promotes enhanced bone fusion. Read More »

Spinal Surgery a Hindrance for Cauda Equina Patients
Those with rare disorder have higher mobidity, surgical complication rates. Read More »

Distal Radius Fractures Do Not Affect Mobility, Study Finds
Physical performance in older women unchanged by condition. Read More »

Various Methods Effective in Treating Lower Cervical Spine TB
Decompression, bone grafting among successful treatment options. Read More »

April 15, 2014

Medicrea Releases Patient-Specific Spinal Rod System In Europe
FDA clearance expected mid-2014. Read More »

BioRestorative Therapies Adds to Scientific Advisory Board
New member is interventional neuroradiologist with expertise in spinal disorders. Read More »

Second-Generation MoM Hips Serve Patients Well
Study finds all-metal replacements superior to polyethylene-ceramic combination. Read More »

Midwest a Hotbed of Medical Device Investment
Financing jumped 37 percent last year, data show.  Read More »

April 14, 2014

Several Appointments Made at BioTime and Subsidiaries
BioTime Inc. has added to its board with Deborah Andrews and David Schlachet. Read More »

VCF Device Market to Grow 10.2 Percent Annually
Report targets expansion through 2016. Read More »

Surgery Not the Best Solution for Chronic Back Pain
Improvements are 'marginal,' study indicates. Read More »

EU Smiles on Vexim's Spinejack System
Expanded CE mark approval allows system to treat all types of vertebral fractures. Read More »

Childhood ACL Repair Linked to Adult OA
Research based on analysis of 29 patients. Read More »

April 11, 2014

FDA Clears Ortho Development's New Hip Stem
The device is made for cementless use in THAs. Read More »

Bipartisan Bill Seeks to Clarify Out-of-State Practice of Sports Medicine
AAOS says this is a priority.  Read More »

Despite Economy, Total Joint Procedures Remains Steady, Study Finds
Procedures that restore mobility and enhance quality of life continue growth; new study supports existing projections Read More »

Combination Treatment Effective for Adult Spinal Deformity
Lateral MI-LIF and anterior column release can correct sagittal balance, study shows. Read More »

Added Comorbidities Lengthens Hospitalization, Hikes TKA Costs
NIS data used to evaluate primary and total knee arthroscopy effects. Read More »

Smith & Nephew Settles With ArthroCare Shareholders
Some ArthroCare shareholders argued that the purchase price was too low.  Read More »

April 10, 2014

HHS Secretary Steps Down
Sec. Sebelius became a casualty of the flawed rollout of the healthcare law's enrollment website.  Read More »

Bioventus Launches Next Generation of Exogen in Canada
New ultrasound bone healing system comes with performance guarantee. Read More »

Biomet's Third-Quarter Loss Narrows
Sales grow 6.6 percent compared with previous year.  Read More »

FDA Wants More Women Participating in Post-Approval Studies
Female participation necessary for proper review of devices, FDA claims. Read More »

ConforMIS Touts Studies' Results for its iTotal Customized Knee
Company points to better clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction.  Read More »

FDA Clears Baxano's Avance MIS Pedicle Screw System
System will be fully launched by the end of the year. Read More »

April 9, 2014

IlluminOss Medical Receives Three New Patents for Orthopedic Implant System
New patents cover instruments used in Photodynamic Bone Stabilization System.  Read More »

Low Revision Rate Associated With Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Study finds stand-alone procedure adequately restores disc height. Read More »

April 8, 2014

Biomaterials Market to Double by 2017
Growth would be even faster if not for lack of tissue availability and proper reimbursement facilities. Read More »

April 7, 2014

Medical World Americas Adds Stryker and Medtronic to its Sponsor Roster
First-time event to take place at the end of April.  Read More »

Bioventus CEO Moves to Integra LifeSciences as President of Orthopedics
Integra reorganizes with industry vet at helm of new group.  Read More »

LDR Set to Raise $25M in Secondary Offering
Company completed its IPO in October last year.  Read More »

First Upgradeable Spinal Cord Stimulation System Receives FDA Approval
The device is used to treat chronic pain of the trunk or limbs and pain from failed back surgery. Read More »

Cytomedix Names Marketing Chief
New hire has extensive life-sciences background.  Read More »

FDA Moves to Simplify Medical Device Classification Procedures
Agency's changes made to comply with recent legislation.  Read More »

Nextremity Solutions Adopts Google Glass for Product, Surgeon Training
Company partners with surgeon to devise applications in orthopedics. Read More »

GSA Medical USA's Q1 Sales Rise 12 Percent
Company expects to capture additional spine market share this year.  Read More »

Hormone Therapy May Benefit New Joints
Study finds treatment can help prevent implant failure in women.  Read More »

Zimmer Spine Releases Optio-C Anterior Cervical System
The system offers secure fixation with no profile. Read More »

FDA Clears New Version of Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System
Intuitive Surgical's shares spike following news. Read More »

DiscGenics Earns International Patents for Its Stem Cell Technology
Company now has IP protection in Europe, Japan, China and Israel. Read More »

April 6, 2014

DSM Biomedical and Sayan Orthopaedics Partner for Trauma Device
New technology will replace stainless steel with UHMWPE.  Read More »

April 4, 2014

Surgeons Validate Transpedicular Screw Treatment for Thoracolumbar Fractures
Technique hailed as 'viable option.' Read More »

TENS System for Low Back Pain Could Save CMS Millions
Study estimates savings to total $417 million. Read More »

April 3, 2014

FDA Clears Extremity Medical's HammerFix Fusion Device
Company officially launches product in U.S. Read More »

Study: Bone Marrow Aspirate Does Not Significantly Improve Functional Outcome
MRI outcomes improved with bone marrow aspirate concentrate. Read More »

Rotation Medical Obtains 510(k) Clearance for Implantable Collagen Scaffold
Product designed for arthroscopic, mini-open procedures. Read More »

April 2, 2014

Higher Fracture Risk Predicted by Bone Turnover Markers
Researchers report significant association between s-PINP and risk for fracture. Read More »

Total Joint-Like Surgical Pathology May Help Diagnose Spinal Infections
Inflammation uncommon adjacent to posterior spinal implants, study finds. Read More »

Allograft vs. Autograft: The Victor Is...
Study compares failure rates of allograft and autograft for ACL reconstruction. Read More »

April 1, 2014

Intra-Articular Injection Before THA Linked to Early Revision
Infections also associated with injection, research shows. Read More »

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