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July 16, 2014

Standard Unilateral Radiographs Insufficient to Determine Clavicle Fracture Shortening
Study finds imaging also cannot determine need for surgery. Read More »

Orthopedic Surgery Generally Safe for Patients Age 80 and Older
Mortality rates decrease for hip and knee replacement and spinal surgeries. Read More »

July 15, 2014

Though Still Dominant, U.S. Share of Spinal Market Slipping
Emerging markets are gaining ground, study outlines.  Read More »

Millstone Medical Outsourcing to Break Ground for Headquarters Expansion
Plans call for an additional 40,000 square feet.  Read More »

July 14, 2014

Artec Group Signs Distribution Deal with Ottobock
Ottobock makes prosthetics and orthotics; Artec produces 3-D software and hardware.  Read More »

Biomet Launches Knotless Anchor Technology for Sports Medicine Market
Technology is used in shoulder procedures.  Read More »

FDA Clears Spinal Fusion System from Titan Spine
Device uses Titan's proprietary roughened titanium surface technology. Read More »

July 11, 2014

Pulmonary Embolism Risk Increases After Bilateral THA, TKA
Study finds three times as many patients experienced embolisms after procedures. Read More »

China Toughens Medical Device Sector Regulation, Fines
Move is part of legislative overhaul to end corporate malpractice. Read More »

Mitek Sports Medicine Introduces Two New Products at AOSSM Meeting
Both technologies are early intervention options without surgery.  Read More »

Expanding Orthopedics Awarded CE Mark for 3-D Expandable Interbody Cage
Full release will take place in selected European regions in coming weeks.  Read More »

July 10, 2014

Blue Belt Technology Lends Robotic Navigation to Smith & Nephew's Knee Implant
Surgeons using Navio system will now be able to pair it with Journey Uni partial knee. Read More »

RTI Surgical Reveals New Precision Allograft Cartilage Kit
Updated kit is more uniform, precise.  Read More »

Research Roundup: Cementless Hip Implants Not Impacted by Aseptic Loosening
No dislocations or sepsis cases reported, according to study. Read More »

July 9, 2014

Mainstay Appeals to FDA for IDE
Chronic low back pain treatment device is currently in trials outside the United States. Read More »

NuVasive Names VP of Strategy and Corporate Communications
Newly created position is integral to NuVasive's expansion plans. Read More »

Cesca Therapeutics Lobbies for IDE for Critical Limb Ischemia Trial
The stem cell therapy product is targeted as an alternative to major limb amputation. Read More »

Early Surgical Intervention Beneficial for Intracapsular Femoral Fractures
Research shows surgery can prevent complications. Read More »

July 8, 2014

Report: Increased Bone and Joint Disease Driving Regenerative Medicine Market
U.S. is biggest regenerative medicine market, with Asia Pacific close behind.  Read More »

July 7, 2014

NuVasive Opens Facility in Ireland
The firms is opening the doors of its international operations center this month.  Read More »

First Surgery With Aurora Spine's Discovery Interbody Cage Complete
Cages feature titanium plasma spray coating for better osteointegration. Read More »

Rotation Medical Secures Series B Financing
Funds will be used for U.S. launch of rotator cuff system and post-clinical studies.  Read More »

FDA OKs Dallen Medical's Staple Delivery System for Small-Bone Fixation
Company also recently submitted ligament repair device for FDA clearance.  Read More »

Sparta Systems Changes Private Equity Owners
Firm sold to Bay Area-based equity firm Thoma Bravo LLC. Read More »

July 4, 2014

Periprosthetic Infections After TKA Increased Hospital Stay, Costs
Infections considered a 'tremendous' economic burden, according to research. Read More »

Exactech Launches New Porous Technology for Total Knee Arthroplasty
Supporting study to presented at European Orthopaedic Research Society annual meeting.  Read More »

July 3, 2014

MicroPort Orthopedics and MB Innovations Announce Partnership
The firms will develop orthopedic instruments. Read More »

Real-Time Feedback Reduces Rate of Malpositioned Thoracic Pedicle Screws
Neuromonitoring with pulse-train stimulation can improve placement.  Read More »

FTC Wants More Info on Zimmer-Biomet Deal
Does the government think there are competition implications? Read More »

July 2, 2014

Bacterin Names New President
Executive also serves on board of Pyng Medical Corp. Read More »

Fractures in the Elderly a Major Problem, Research Shows
Prevention strategies 'urgently' needed, doctors claim. Read More »

Study: One-Third of Knee Replacements are Questionable
Current criteria developed in late 1990s. Read More »

July 1, 2014

Zimmer Spine Launches Spinal Fixation System in U.S.
Posterior system intended for the occipital-cervical-thoracic spine.  Read More »

Mainstay Expands Neurostimulation Device Trial into Belgium
Added sites also participated in its previous European Feasibility Study.  Read More »

June 30, 2014

Baxano Surgical Reports First Procedure with New Pedical Screw System
Full market release of Avance system is slated for Q4 of this year.  Read More »

Stryker Buys Small Bone Innovations
With purchase, Stryker solidifies its foot and ankle offerings.  Read More »

Norman Noble Expands its Process Development Centers
Move is part of a broader facility expansion.  Read More »

Company Explores Potential Off-the-Shelf Product for Muscle and Tendon Regeneration
Rotator cuff repair is among Pluristem's initial indications.  Read More »

Benvenue Medical Hires New COO
Latest hire comes with more than 20 years of medtech experience.  Read More »

UFP Technologies Expands Medtech Operations in Massachusetts
Expansion adds to clean-room facilities to support high-volume component production. Read More »

Study Predicts Modest Growth for Orthopedic Power Tool Market
Healthcare budget constraints in Western countries puts the breaks on growth. Read More »

Bonesupport Begins Trial for Injectable Antibiotic Eluting Bone Substitute
Primary endpoints for the study are CT-verified product absorption and new bone in-growth. Read More »

Pain, Disease Risk Help Determine Knee Arthroplasty Treatment
Surgeons cite need for unicompartmental, bicompartmental and TKA. Read More »

June 27, 2014

ChoiceSpine Earns FDA Clearance for Blackbird Posterior Cervical Spinal System
System is first of seven planned launches for the next year. Read More »

DePuy Synthes Cuts Jobs in Indiana
The company is reorganizing to respond to economic and health care changes, a spokeswoman said. Read More »

FDA Approves Robotic 'Exoskeleton'
Argo Medical Technologies' ReWalk is designed to help lower-body paralysis. Read More »

June 26, 2014

First Allograft With Map3 Cellular Allogeneic Bone Graft Strips Completed
RTI Surgical will release the strips this year. Read More »

The Socioeconomic Challenges and Costs of Trauma
Montreal professor proclaims trauma a 'disease hiding in plain sight.' Read More »

June 25, 2014

InVivo Therapeutics Adds to Executives' Responsibilities
Expanded roles part of company's new research and development strategy. Read More »

Zynex Hires Director of Business Development
New addition spent 12 years at Zynex's main competitor.  Read More »

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