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March 21, 2014

Orthofix Elects Board Chairman
New chair has more than 35 years of medical device and life-science experience.  Read More »

OrthAlign Partnerships Bring KneeAlign Technology to Japanese, French Markets
Company working with Biomet and Lima France to distribute product. Read More »

March 20, 2014

Regenerative Sciences Announces Knee Osteoarthritis Clinical Research Study
New study to measure patient outcomes following non-surgical autologous stem cell procedures. Read More »

Data Show Increased Readmissions After Shoulder Arthroplasty
Readmission mostly occurs within first 30 days of discharge. Read More »

March 19, 2014

Bone Lengthening Technique Helps Cleft Palate
Distraction osteogenesis can create increased length of the upper jaw. Read More »

Biomet Expansion Plan to Create 150 Jobs
Project hinges on local, state economic incentives. Read More »

March 18, 2014

ECA Medical Developing Disposable Torque-Limiting Instrument
Product intended for thoracolumbar applications. Read More »

News from AAOS: BMI Associated with Higher Complication Rate in THA, TKA
Study also links elevated BMI and surgical complication rates. Read More »

News from AAOS: Research Finds Comparable Outcomes for Outpatient, Inpatient Orthopedic Surgeries
Higher readmission rate for same-day joint replacement surgery. Read More »

March 17, 2014

News from AAOS: Universal Neuromuscular Training Reduces ACL Injury Risk in Young Athletes
Cost to implement program approximately $1.25 per player. Read More »

News from AAOS: More Than 7 Million Americans Living with Hip, Knee Replacements
Number of TKRs surged 120 percent between 2000 and 2009. Read More »

Oberg Industries Expands Leadership Team
Company hires director of manufacturing. Read More »

March 14, 2014

AAOS Exclusive: Orthopedic Surgeons Lead the Way in Patient Safety
Communication is one of the most important factors in minimizing patient risk.  Read More »

News from AAOS: Surgeons Install New Leaders at Meeting
President is chief of staff at the Campbell Clinic. Read More »

News from AAOS: Consumers Union Pushes for Hip, Knee Implant Warranties
Group attempts to enlist surgeons in its fight for implant surety.  Read More »

AAOS Exclusive: Mobile Compression Device Better Than Blood Thinners in Preventing Blood Clots
Blood thinners can be a double-edged sword, as preventing clots could result in excessive bleeding.  Read More »

News from AAOS: Smith & Nephew Debut New Solutions for Hip, Knee Repairs
Company launches another iteration of Journey II Knee at show. Read More »

RTI Surgical Receives CE Mark Approval for Fortiva Porcine Dermis
Product is now available for distribution in Europe. Read More »

News from AAOS: Bacterin Launches New Orthopedic Allograft
It is the first product in Bacterin's biologic portfolio designed to address multi-level spine procedures and deformity cases. Read More »

News from AAOS: DePuy Synthes Adds to its Attune Line of Knee Products
Latest additions follow last year's rollout of Attune during AAOS.  Read More »

Integra LifeScience Marks the First Implantation of its Laminoplasty System
Laminoplasty is an orthopedic surgical procedure for treating spinal stenosis by relieving pressure on the spinal cord. Read More »

March 13, 2014

News from AAOS: Tesa Medical Granted Patent for ACL Reconstruction Technology
Company expects product launch in the next two years.  Read More »

AAOS Exclusive: Xiaflex Injections at the Forefront for Dupuytren's Treatment
The injections are the culmination of decades of research. Read More »

News from AAOS: Symmetry Surgical Unveils Femoral Elevator Device
Company adds to its Bookwalter line of surgical instruments.  Read More »

DJO Global Appoints New Chief Financial Officer
Susan Crawford assumes post on March 31. Read More »

Baxano Experiences Double-Digit Revenue Spike in 2013
Company still reports overall loss for year. Read More »

AAOS Exclusive: Survey Says Orthopedic Surgeons Don't Know Cost of Implants
Confidentiality clauses and other obstacles stand in the way of surgeon knowledge. Read More »

AAOS Exclusive: Nomenclature and Lack of Clinical Data Biggest Problems in Regenerative Medicine Research
BMPs disappoint, but stem cells hold hope for the future.  Read More »

March 12, 2014

AAOS Exclusive: Innovation Outpaces Affordability, Physicians Lament
Healthcare and med school costs rise, but debt-buried millenials might just save us. Read More »

AAOS Exclusive: Metal on Metal Hip Corrosion is Industry-Wide Problem
Experts discuss all-metal hip implant failure. Read More »

News from AAOS: GS Medical USA Announces Executive Leadership Changes
Company reports double-digit revenue growth over fiscal 2012. Read More »

News from AAOS: Back Surgery Offers Long-Term Societal Benefits
Workplace productivity a significant issue for Americans suffering from herniated discs. Read More »

March 11, 2014

News From AAOS: Orthopedic Trauma Patients Shop Doctors for Narcotics
New information builds on 2006 study that found high depression rates among post-op population. Read More »

News from AAOS: Smith & Nephew to Use OrthoSense Technology for Knee Implants
OrthoSense will provide one-year data for Verasense technology during AAOS.  Read More »

FDA Clears Ellipse Technologies' Spinal Deformity Treatment
MAGEC system used in 24 countries to treat more than 750 kids. Read More »

Wright Medical to Submit More Data to Support FDA Approval of Augment Bone Graft
New data is an attempt to avoid dispute resolution panel.  Read More »

News from AAOS: Hip & Knee Replacements Could Increase Cardiac Health in OA Patients
Study released at AAOS annual meeting.  Read More »

News from AAOS: Statins May Lower Blood Clot Risk Following Joint Replacement Surgery
Statins lowered occurrence of venous thromboembolic events by 48 percent. Read More »

News from AAOS: Building Orthopaedics Campaign Launched at AAOS Annual Meeting
Effort seeks to fund new headquarters for orthopedic learning and the orthopedic profession. Read More »

Vistek Medical Completes Expansion Project
New machines will help to boost output.  Read More »

March 10, 2014

FDA Clears Maxx Orthopedics' Freedom PCK Components
Components add to the company's Freedom revision knee system. Read More »

ASTM Medical Devices and Surgical Materials Committee Names New Chairman
William Mihalko has distinguished career as physician and researcher.  Read More »

News from AAOS: FDA Clears Toe Restoration System from Arthrosurface
Technology will be unveiled for the first time at AAOS.  Read More »

News from AAOS: EOS Gets CE Mark for Hip Replacement Planning Software
New technology result of company EOS acquired in late 2013.  Read More »

Medtronic Seeking Runners Who Benefit From Medical Devices
The company is setting up its 2014 Global Heroes team to run in Twin Cities races. Read More »

News from AAOS: United Orthopedic Corporation Enters U.S. Market
Taiwan company offering hip and knee devices through its U.S. subsidiary. Read More »

News from AAOS: Southern Spine Expands Sales to Europe
Company establishes agreement with Italian distributor. Read More »

March 7, 2014

News from AAOS: aap Implantate Receives Patent for Silver Coating
Coating prevents biofilm formation. Read More »

Stryker Completes Pivot Acquisition
Zacks notes fall in shares. Read More »

News from AAOS: FDA Clears MedShape's Morphix SP Suture Anchor
Device features company's new Scoria PEEK material. Read More »

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