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December 18, 2014

Study Finds No Difference in Long-Term Outcomes Between Minimally Invasive and Open Discectomies
MI procedures may accelerate recovery but do not improve long-term function.  Read More »

December 17, 2014

Riverside's Orliman Acquires SM Europe
SM Europe will be incorporated into Orliman. Read More »

China Promoting Wider Use of Domestic Medical Devices
Move designed to stimulate local market and reduce soaring healthcare costs.  Read More »

December 16, 2014

Key Executive With RTI Surgical Steps Down
Official will remain on company's board.  Read More »

Zimmer Adds to Board
Latest addition is CEO of ResMed.  Read More »

Nutek Expands E-Beam Sterilization Offering
Company says new service responds to customers' total product life cycle needs.  Read More »

December 15, 2014

FDA Reschedules Advisory Panel Meeting on VertiFlex PMA Application
Agency will consider company's interspinous spacer system product in February. Read More »

Synovial Fluid Analyses Often Faulty for Patients With Failed MoM Bearings
Inaccurate readings can lead to high false-positive rates, research shows. Read More »

Meniscus Regenerated with 3-D Printed Implant
Personalized scaffold promotes tissue regeneration in sheep. Read More »

JunoPacific Expands Manufacturing Capabilities in Minnesota
U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen is on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.  Read More »

Autocam Medical Acquires Southeastern Technology Inc.
Companies boast similar capabilities, predict growth in 2015.  Read More »

December 12, 2014

FDA Panel to Evaluate VertiFlex's Interspinous Spacer
Company awaits IDE trial results.  Read More »

Jumbo Acetabular Cups Provide Reliable Outcomes in Revision Arthroplasty
High rate of success found after a decade with large cups, research indicates. Read More »

Cardinal Health Acquires Emerge Medical
Company will launch full line of orthopedic products by 2016. Read More »

December 11, 2014

Former Head of Stryker Corp. Subsidiary Pleads Guilty to Fraud
OtisMed unit agrees to pay $80 million in criminal and civil penalties.  Read More »

December 10, 2014

Acelity Adds Healthcare Business Veteran to Executive Leadership
Newly created position reports directly to company CEO. Read More »

Is a Brace Necessary for Spinal Fracture Healing?
Spinal compression fracture patients who wore no brace fared as well as those treated with a brace, study finds. Read More »

December 9, 2014

U.S. CMF Market to Experience Steady Growth, Report Claims
The next five years will see roughly a $400 million uptick in the United States.  Read More »

Canada OKs Spinal Fusion System from Aurora Spine
Company has received numerous regulatory clearances in recent months.  Read More »

Flower Orthopedics Raises $2.2 Million in Private Stock Sale
Goal for the young implant company is $2 million more.  Read More »

Bone Therapeutics Authorized to Enroll Patients in U.K. Clinical Trial
Five British centers approved to test regenerative therapy. Read More »

December 8, 2014

Stryker to Pay $80 Million Settlement for Selling Unapproved Devices
Company maintains it had no knowledge of its subsidiary OtisMed's activities.  Read More »

FDA Clears Think Surgical's Robotic Surgical System
System is designed for use in total hip arthroplasty procedures.  Read More »

Bonesupport and Orthocell Collaborate to Create Bone Repair Product
Company will integrate existing technologies. Read More »

Zimmer Submits 'Remedy Package' for European Blessing of Biomet Deal
Company working closely with regulators to finalize acquisition. Read More »

China Wrestling With Economic Burden of Osteoporosis-Related Fractures
Condition cost country's healthcare system $9.6B in 2010. Read More »

Injectable Wireless Device for Back, Leg Pain Approved by FDA
Device sold in Europe but not yet available in the United States. Read More »

December 5, 2014

BME Releases Nitinol Fixation System in U.S.
System has disposable instrumentation. Read More »

Tecomet Completes Acquisition of Symmetry Medical's OEM Business
This gives Tecomet 18 manufacturing facilities worldwide.  Read More »

December 4, 2014

FDA Clears New Ultrasound Probes From SuperSonic Imagine
Two devices designed for use with Aixplorer machine.  Read More »

Common Knee Surgery May Increase Arthritis Risk
Study shows meniscus tear repairs lead to cartilage loss. Read More »

December 3, 2014

Scottish Synthetic Bone Graft Company Secures $4.8M in Funding
Technology was spun from the University of Aberdeen in May 2011. Read More »

Brazil Seeks Industry Feedback Following Manufacturing Inspections
Medical device makers now can submit a form to ANVISA regulators after an inspection. Read More »

Orchid Orthopedic Solutions Alabama Expands Tennessee Operations
Company to invest $2.1 million, create 35 jobs. Read More »

December 2, 2014

Conventus Orthopaedics Completes Series A Financing
Company has raised more than $30 million to date. Read More »

Spinal Modulation Completes Axium U.S. Trial Enrollment
Company will present data from Europe and Australia at upcoming conference. Read More »

Ekso Bionics to Submit New 510(k) for Robotic Exoskeleton Based on Regulatory Changes
Powered exoskeletons reclassified from class I to class II. Read More »

Health Canada Gives Go-Ahead for RepliCel Clinical Trial
Trial will evaluate stem cell therapy for Achilles tendonitis. Read More »

December 1, 2014

Magnetic Nanoparticles Stimulate Stem Cells to Regenerate Bones
Researchers able to deliver the cells directly to injured area. Read More »

Miraclean Rolls Out New Anodizing System
New system gives part and instrument manufacturers the option to bring color anodizing in house.  Read More »

New Technique Allows Ultrasound to Penetrate Bone, Metal
N.C. researchers design customized metamaterial structures to offset high-frequency acoustic waves. Read More »

U.S., E.U. and Canada Green-Light Medtronic-Covidien Deal
Companies await Chinese approval. Read More »

November 28, 2014

SpineGuard Earns Certification in Brazil
Company will begin Brazilian registration process for PediGuard device. Read More »

Trice Orthopedics Completes Bridge Loan Financing
Money will fund 510(k) submission and commercialization of new MI diagnostic device. Read More »

Corin Group Acquires Optimized Ortho
Deal gives Corin IP technology for patient-specific hip replacements.  Read More »

November 27, 2014

Centinel Spine Unveils Modified Lumbar Interbody System
Design change addresses the challenges in placing lateral screws. Read More »

November 26, 2014

InVivo Adds Sites to Neuro-Spinal Scaffold IDE Study
Enrollment will re-open after three-month observation of first patient. Read More »

November 25, 2014

Medacta USA Reports First Use of its MySpine Patient-Matched Technology
MySpine received FDA 510(k) clearance in May. Read More »

K2M Receives Clearance for Expandable Vertebral Body Replacement Device
System designed to give structural stability following a corpectomy or vertebrectomy. Read More »

Is Smith & Nephew in Play ... Again?
Stryker is rumored to be interested in a purchase of Smith & Nephew.  Read More »

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