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June 13, 2014

Study Finds 30 Percent Reoperation Rate for Open Femoral Shaft Fractures
Such fractures often associated with other serious injuries, researchers claim.  Read More »

New Cartilage Repair Scaffold Shows Promise, Study Claims
Trial conducted at six hospitals in three countries. Read More »

June 12, 2014

Dfine Enrolls First Patient in EU-Star Clinical Trial
Trial studies patients treated with Star tumor ablation system for metastatic spinal tumors. Read More »

Resurfacing Shows Promise in Treating Talar OCDs
Researchers encouraged by metal resurfacing inlay implant. Read More »

Allogeneic Morphogenetic Protein Helps With Cervical Fusion
Substance is viable alternative to rhBMP-2, study concludes.  Read More »

EOS Imaging Makes Headway in Asia-Pacific
The company's 3-D imaging systems provide a holistic view of orthopedic injuries. Read More »

June 11, 2014

Aperion Biologics Adds to Board of Directors
Company welcomes device veteran, finance executive to its ranks.  Read More »

Mainstay Medical to Begin Clinical Trials for ReActiv8 in Australia
Recruitment already has begun at three sites. Read More »

Symmetry Medical Releases New Drill for THA Procedures
Release is part of company's goal to expand proprietary medical device solutions sales opportunites. Read More »

June 10, 2014

Medtronic Decides Not to Pursue Infuse Claims
Company will seek to dismiss two shareholder lawsuits.  Read More »

Bioventus Releases New Bone Healing Device in U.S.
Technology uses pulsed ultrasound to stimulate healing.  Read More »

June 9, 2014

AdvaMed Opens Office in China
AdvaMed has been adding to its presence in China since 2009.  Read More »

SafeWire Gets 510(k) for its Y-Wire 2 Spinal Guidewire
The device is used in minimally invasive spinal surgery.  Read More »

Lapmaster Buys Peter Wolters
The deal's details were not disclosed.  Read More »

Fort Wayne Metals Announces Line of Smooth, Oxide-Free Nitinol
Company says the material doesn't need polishing before braiding. Read More »

Lower Back Pain is World's Top Disabling Condition
More research needed to better understand the disability, clinicians contend. Read More »

The Medicrea Group's 3-D Printed ALIF Device Implanted in First Patient
The device is customized to each patient using specialized software and imaging.  Read More »

June 8, 2014

Australian OrthoCell Launches IPO
Company hopes to use funds to finalize product development for CelGro. Read More »

Amedica Ceases Distribution of Amniotic Derived Allograft Products
Cessation makes way for pursuing FDA clearance for silicon nitride cancellous structured ceramic biomaterial. Read More »

June 7, 2014

WHO Tool Underestimates Risk of Fragility Fracture
Study warns against using tool as 'gold standard.' Read More »

June 6, 2014

Senate Confirms New HHS Secretary
Vote was unusually bipartisan. Read More »

Computer-Assisted Models Effective in Treating FAI
Significant improvements seen in alpha angles, hip flexion. Read More »

Increase in TKR Surgeries Linked to Obesity
Knee replacement surgeries far outpace hip replacement surgeries over past 20 years.  Read More »

June 5, 2014

Tyber Medical Earns Clearance for Headless Cannulated Screw
The screws are offered in a broad range of sizes. Read More »

Quadriceps Tendon Bone Grafts Lead to Less Kneeling Pain After ACL Reconstruction
Study finds bone-patellar tendon-bone grafts more painful. Read More »

Medtronic Throws Its Hat in the Ring for Smith & Nephew Takeover
Analysts say Minneapolis giant is a more serious bidder than Stryker. Read More »

June 4, 2014

Arthrosurface Implants First ToeMotion Total Toe in U.S.
Initial case performed in Pittsburgh. Read More »

Spinal Kinetics Completes Financing, Initiates FDA Clinical Trial
Funds will be used to initiate trial of M6-C artificial cervical disc. Read More »

June 3, 2014

American Joint Replacement Registry Will Provide Orthopedic Patient Outcome Data to CMS
Registries designed to put patients first by tracking quality outcomes, highlighting concerns. Read More »

Nonprofit and Stanford Design School Create Clubfoot Brace for Developing Countries
A common birth defect often goes untreated outside the Western world.  Read More »

June 2, 2014

Allografts are Beneficial in ACL Repair for Young Patients
Knowing where the grafts are is key, surgeons say. Read More »

OsteoMed Launches Extremilock Ankle Plating System
System received FDA clearance late last year. Read More »

Nextremity Gets U.S. and EU Okay for New Forefoot Surgery System
The metatarsal shortening plate and system will have limited release soon. Read More »

June 1, 2014

Multiligament PCL Procedures Linked to Higher Complication Rates
Data based on retrospective review of young military patients. Read More »

May 30, 2014

Use of rhBMP in Cervical Spine Linked to Complications
Study finds rhBMP use significantly raised risk of dysphagia, dysphonia in patients. Read More »

Active Implants Receives IDE Approval for NUsurface Meniscus Implant Study
Clinical trial will evaluate NUsurface treatment of early knee osteoarthritis. Read More »

May 29, 2014

FDA Grants 510(k) Clearance for OsteoSymbionics' ClearShield Implant
Product designed for patients with skull trauma. Read More »

Globus Medical Releases New ALIF Device
The Monument device was cleared by the FDA in December last year.  Read More »

DePuy Synthes Rolls Out Three New Products
JNJ overall plans more than 30 major new product filings by 2016.  Read More »

May 28, 2014

Study Demonstrates Effectiveness of Kiva System for Patients With Osteolytic Vertebral Metastases
Data show Kiva reduced pain without extravasation. Read More »

Obesity Linked to Longer Hospital Stays, Higher Costs in TKR
Heavy TKR patients at higher risk of diabetes, hypertension, study finds.  Read More »

May 27, 2014

Data Inconclusive on Efficacy of Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
More study needed to truly assess outcome. Read More »

SpineGuard Hires U.S. Marketing Director
Latest appointment brings more than 20 years of experience with large orthopedic firms.  Read More »

Recent Report Predicts Steady Overall Orthopedic Market Growth for Next Five Years
Study says global ortho technology market will be worth $41 billion by 2019.  Read More »

Medtronic's Q4 Spine Results Dip
Overall company sales helped by emerging market growth.  Read More »

U.S. and German Facilities Add EOS Imaging Technology
A university in Germany and pediatric center in Ohio purchased the orthopedic-specific imaging technology.  Read More »

Symmetry Divests Non-Medtech Operation
Company will retain other non-core business.  Read More »

Orchid Design's QA/RA Team Expands in Size and Talent
Firm adds new associate and current staff certifications.  Read More »

Delaying ACL Repairs in Kids Can Lead to Additonal Surgery
Delays of more than three months hikes likelihood of future procedures, study finds. Read More »

NASS Announces New Coverage Policy Recommendations
Recommendations designed to improve patient access to spine care. Read More »

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