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September 30, 2014

Vexim Releases Preliminary Data from Six-Month Trial
Study compared company's SpineJack technology to Medtronic kyphoplasty balloon in the treatment of vertebral compression fractures.  Read More »

September 29, 2014

Blue Belt Technologies Adds to Scientific Advisory Board
New hire is professor of orthopedic engineering and consultant ortho surgeon. Read More »

Blackstone Invests in Chinese Orthopedic Device Manufacturer
Investment firm banks on 18 percent market growth by 2020 in China. Read More »

FDA Clears Interbody Fusion Devices from Nanovis Spine
Company is planning additional technology platform launches in the near future.  Read More »

Eminent Spine Releases Lateral Lumbar Plate System
Release is company's 14th since 2009. Read More »

September 27, 2014

FDA Schedules Two-Day Cybersecurity Workshop
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Read More »

September 26, 2014

Improvements in Hip Fracture Care are Increasing Patients' Longevity
Mortality rate dipped in 2013, data show. Read More »

Investigators Test Treatment to Slow Osteoarthritis
Osteoporosis medications being studied for osteoarthritis treatment.  Read More »

Life Spine's Long Bow System Nabs FDA Clearance
Company adds to its interbody device lineup.  Read More »

SafeWire Introduces Tiger Pedicle Access Needle Family
System includes four needle sizes.  Read More »

September 25, 2014

Adverse Events Associated with Iliac Crest Bone Graft for Spinal Fusion
ICBGs hike risk for postoperative blood transfusion, longer hospital stays. Read More »

Additional Funding Granted to Study Gender Differences in Clinical Trials
NIH investing $10 million in 82 projects. Read More »

FDA Clears Next Generation of EOS Imaging Software
The new software be available to existing EOS customers as a software upgrade. Read More »

September 24, 2014

Intrinsic Raising $21M for Implant to Improve Lumbar Disc Surgery
Company studying effects of discectomy in the lumbar spine. Read More »

FDA Proposes New Study To Test Device Labeling Standardization
Device makers urged to submit feedback on four ideas by mid-November. Read More »

September 23, 2014

U.S. Treasury Department Moves to Limit Inversion Deals
Medtronic says it's evaluating new regulations' impact on pending Covidien buy.  Read More »

Orthofix International Adds to Board
Latest addition is former COO of DJO Global. Read More »

FDA Clears 3-D Printed Osteotomy Truss System from 4WEB Medical
System designed for foot and ankle procedures. Read More »

September 22, 2014

NovaBone Adds to Line of Bone Graft Products
New products based on combo of bioactive glass and bovine collagen. Read More »

DePuy Synthes Introduces New Variable Angle Trauma Plating Systems
Screw trajectory can be adapted to match patient anatomy and fracture pattern, and angle screws toward specific bone fragments.  Read More »

MiMedx Signs Distribution Agreement With Zimmer
Zimmer to distribute regenerative biomaterials product on private-label basis. Read More »

September 19, 2014

Jobs Bill Takes Another Swipe at Medical Device Tax Repeal
Legislation passes the House; action up in the air in the Senate.  Read More »

No Link Between Bone Mineral Density, Fracture Fixation Failure
Study proves normal density may be less prone to proximal humeral fractures. Read More »

Revision, Reoperation Risks Increase with Unicompartmental Knee Replacement
Risks lower with TKA, data shows. Read More »

SpineFrontier Brings Internal Trainer On Board
New hire will educate surgeon partners on company's Less Exposure Surgery platform. Read More »

Australian Scientists Create 3-D Printed Hydrogel Material
Substance is both strong and easy to manufacture.  Read More »

September 18, 2014

Dallen Medical Reports First-in-Man Use of Compressyn Staple
Staple is staple is designed for a broad range of foot, ankle and hand fixation. Read More »

Integra LifeSciences Initiates Full Rollout of New Wrist Arthroplasty System
Implant had been in limited release during the summer.  Read More »

Blue Belt Technology Adds to Implants Suppored by its Navio Surgical Platform
The latest addition is the Sigma HP partial knee system from DePuy Synthes.  Read More »

Bill to Spur Manufacturing Innovation Passes U.S. House
The bill would create network of regional manufacturing institutes to jumpstart job growth. Read More »

Amedica Introduces 2.0 Version of Silicon Nitride Interbody Fusion Device
Valeo II TL features upgraded instrumentation. Read More »

September 17, 2014

OMNIlife Science Appoints New Vice President of Robotics and Navigation
Latest hire has more than 25 years of industry experience. Read More »

FDA Proposes New Study To Test Device Labeling Standardization
Device makers urged to submit feedback on four ideas by mid-November. Read More »

Medtronic Spine Releases Kyphon Express II Balloon Kyphoplasty Platform
This next-generation version features new bone cement flow controls.  Read More »

September 16, 2014

FDA Clears Ortho Development's Alpine Hip Stem
Device is for us in total hip arthroplasty and hemiarthroplasty procedures. Read More »

Ortho Kinematics and Medtronic Sign Marketing Deal
Medtronic now can promote OKI's Vertebral Motion Analysis test to spine surgeons. Read More »

FDA Clears Spinal Fixation Device from Spineology
Company claims its system's features offer industry firsts.  Read More »

Lucideon and Knight Mechanical Testing Form Strategic Collaboration
Firms claim partnership will offer 'complete portfolio' of testing services.  Read More »

Rotation Medical Kicks Off Post-Market Study of Rotator Cuff System
Study will follow patients for two years.  Read More »

Oxford Performance Materials Makes Management Changes
Firm hires consultant and promotes from within for a new position.  Read More »

Wright Medical Hires V.P. to Lead its U.S. Extremities Business
Latest hire most recently worked for Covidien.  Read More »

September 15, 2014

IMRIS Adds Rocker Arm Accessory to Visius Surgical Theater
Addition helps surgeon stabilize patient heads during surgical procedures.  Read More »

Invibio Biomaterials Solutions Earns ISO for Testing Processes
ISO covers four areas of testing services the company provides. Read More »

Hanger Hires New Chief Financial Officer
Latest exec to join company Oct. 1. Read More »

Arthroscopic Meniscal Debridement Has No Benefit for Degenerative Meniscal Tears
No significant improvements reported in seven trials.  Read More »

Closed Tibial Fractures Heal Better With Elastic Nails
Elastic nails also linked to shorter hospital stays, data indicates. Read More »

September 12, 2014

FDA Grants ChoiceSpine Fourth Clearance This Year
Company is launching the Thunderbolt MI pedicle screw system. Read More »

THA Revision With Retention of Acetabular Component Offers Good Outcomes
Failure rate of 13 percent reported. Read More »

September 11, 2014

Tyber Medical Introduces Headless Cannulated Trauma Screw System
Intitial Rollout will be to select private label partners and surgeon advisors. Read More »

Edge Orthopaedics Earns Second 510(k)
Clearance is for the View and Reduce plating systems. Read More »

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