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March 13, 2014

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 »

University of Minnesota Launches Medtech Innovation Master's Program
Program scheduled to begin in June. Read More »

News from AAOS: Exactech Adds to Shoulder Offering
New system will be featured at AAOS.  Read More »

Olympus Gets Out of the Bone Putty Biz
Olympus bought Stryker's bone-growth line in 2010 to create its biotech division.  Read More »

News from AAOS: Proception Medical Partners With Private Equity Company
Medical device incubator looks to add value with this latest move.  Read More »

News from AAOS: DJO Surgical Names New President
Latest hire most recently was CEO of medical device outsourcing company.  Read More »

Biomet Files for IPO
Private equity owners move to cash out.  Read More »

March 6, 2014

Don't Trust the Internet for Reliable Vertebroplasty Information
Study claims information on procedure can be misleading.  Read More »

News from AAOS: OTA and AAOS Launch Falls Prevention Campaign
"Home Safety is Bone Safety" focuses on fall-proofing homes and addressing risk factors. Read More »

Study Aims to Define Risk Factors for Falls in Post-Menopausal Women
Strength Test results may be early indicator of decreased physical performance. Read More »

News from AAOS: ExactechGPS Launch Conicides With Exactech Knee 20th Anniversary
Surgical Guide System is designed to facilitate total knee arthroplasty procedures.  Read More »

March 5, 2014

Anika Therapeutics Given Marketing Approval for OA Treatment
Monovisc used to treat pain, improve joint mobility. Read More »

Intellirod Spine Receives State Funding To Accelerate Product Commercialization
Company will also add new technology and staff.  Read More »

Medtronic Facing Lawsuits From 1,000 Infuse Patients
Several states investigating sales and marketing practices involving BMP product. Read More »

Sites Medical Contributes to Growing Medtech Landscape in Indiana
The company is expanding its headquarter operations in Columbia City.  Read More »

Invuity Secures $36 Million in Series E Financing
This round led by HealthCare Royalty Partners. Read More »

AdvaMed Signs Ethics MOU With Brazil Medtech Groups
Associations commit to advance compliance, ethical interactions in Brazil. Read More »

March 4, 2014

Spinal Elements Raises $330K for Children's Charities
Donations are the result of the company's Hero allograft program.  Read More »

Stryker and PGA Tour Sign Marketing Pact
Orthopedic firm will be official supplier of large-joint replacement for the United States' largest professional golf association.  Read More »

OrthoKinematics Reports Technology Use Milestone
Firm says its spinal motion analysis system is gaining traction with MDs.  Read More »

March 3, 2014

Preoperative Pain/Anxiety May Lead to Postoperative Discomfort
Poor coping mechanism linked with postoperative pain.  Read More »

Obese Children More Likely to Have Complex Supracondylar Humeral Fractures
Injury generally sustained by falling on an outstretched hand. Read More »

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Complication Rate Identified
Male patients found to have higher rates. Read More »

Pioneer Surgical Inks Deal to Supply Zimmer's Trauma Division
Companies have decade-long history of doing business together.  Read More »

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