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September 19, 2014

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 »

Researchers in Japan Develop 3-D Printer for Artificial Bones
Concept and research brings 3-D printed bones closer to becoming a medical standard.  Read More »

September 10, 2014

Justice Department Sues Surgeon Over Spinal Operations
Suit accuses surgeon and network of implant distributorships defrauded Medicare. Read More »

Device Industry Posts Fewest Recalls in Two Years
More than one-quarter of companies recalled two or more products, report claims. Read More »

September 9, 2014

China Approves Mazor Robotics' Renaissance Surgical Guidance System
Company working with distribution partner for market growth and education in China.  Read More »

DSM Adds Radiopaque Fiber to its UHMWPE Dyneema Purity Portfolio
Product is designed for use in orthopedic trauma devices. Read More »

White Paper Discusses Interim Results from Jazz Implant Scoliosis Study
Implanet execs say data confirm clinical efficiency and patient safety. Read More »

EOS Imaging Receives Marketing Authorization in Brazil
Company is now approved in 33 countries. Read More »

September 8, 2014

Orchid Orthopedics Receives State Grant for Employee Training
Company has been in expansion mode in recent months.  Read More »

A Spine Implant With a Warranty?
Titan Spine now offers a warranty on its line of spinal interbody fusion devices.  Read More »

Minimus Spine Marks Two Regulatory Milestones
Company nabs ISO certification and CE mark.  Read More »

Mack Molding Names New President
Company promotes long-time member of its management.  Read More »

Aurora Spine Appoints Vice President of Sales
New hire has more than 20 years of sales experience.  Read More »

Former ArthroCare Executive Receives 20-Year Prison Term
Government requested a 30-year term. Read More »

Carmell Therapeutics' Bone Putty Reduces Infections, Speeds Bone Healing
Infection reduction was an unexpected result from clinical trial. Read More »

Ceterix Orthopaedics Receives New Patent for Novostitch Suture Passer
Patent covers methods for arthroscopic suture work. Read More »

Symmetry Medical Permitted to Terminate Waiting Period for OEM Solutions Sale
Company is selling the business unit to Tecomet. Read More »

Smith & Nephew Pays $11.3 Million in Whistleblower Suit
Company is alleged to have sold Malaysian-made devices while claiming they were U.S.-made. Read More »

September 5, 2014

Several Factors Influence Subsidence After Anterior Cervical Discectomy
Study finds cervical alignment, age and plate use can affect subsidence. Read More »

Scientists Regrow Bone in Monkeys Using Pluripotent Stem Cells
No sign of tumor growth after injecting differentiated bone precursor cells. Read More »

Precision Spine Recruits Scientist to Design Disc Replacement Device
Device will address cervical spine function. Read More »

Cerapedics Files PMA Application for Bone Graft
Company submitted pivotal clinical data as final module required to complete application. Read More »

September 4, 2014

Patient-Specific Approach Achieves Better Anteversion Accuracy Than Traditional THA Technique
No complications reported in PSI study group. Read More »

Research Roundup: Surgical Spine Surgery Insights and Effective Spondylodiscitis Treatment
Metallic cage can help reduce infection after spondylodiscitis surgery.  Read More »

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