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June 18, 2014

Osteoarthritis More Likely Following ACL Reconstruction
Time between injury and reconstruction not a risk factor, research shows. Read More »

Clay Particles Could Help Repair Damaged Bone Tissue
Particles stimulate the stem cell regeneration process, British researchers discover.  Read More »

June 17, 2014

Data Shows Cost Effectiveness of Lumbar Decompression Without Fusion
Procedure also could result in fewer complications, researchers claim. Read More »

Medtronic Inks Megadeal to Buy Covidien
The move will give Medtronic an Ireland address and free it from higher U.S. corporate taxes. Read More »

Wright Medical Rolls Out New Ankle Implant
Company initiates full commercial launch in the United States.  Read More »

Ortho-ATI Shows Promise For Hip Tendon Pain
The regenerative therapy reduced pain for patients in small pilot study. Read More »

SpinalCyte to Complete Final Animal Trials
Company partners with Rice University professor/MD.  Read More »

Expanding Orthopedics Secures Chinese Patent
Patent covers company's expandable pedicle screw.  Read More »

June 16, 2014

Zimmer-Biomet Merger Deal Data 'Incomplete'
Zimmer working to provide additional information to European regulators. Read More »

History of Knee Injury can Bolster Risk of Future Surgery
Data links history to higher risk of future injury, procedures in college athletes. Read More »

Ulrich Medical Launches uCentum Spinal Implant in U.S.
New product features prefixation screw technology. Read More »

Teriparatide Shows Promise for Fusing Spine, Researchers Report
Hormone also capable of preventing future fractures, according to study. Read More »

June 15, 2014

SpineGuard Adds to PediGuard Line of Surgical Instruments
Company says new device makes MIS pedicle screw placement less challenging.  Read More »

FDA Releases Plan to Improve Device Review Procedures
Two-stage initiative based on recommendations from outside auditor's report. Read More »

Data Show Boston Scientific SCS System is Effective Six Months After Implantation
3-D programming software provides significant pain relief in study patients. Read More »

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 »

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