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August 11, 2014

Tornier Sees Top-Line Growth in Q2
Sales of upper extremity technology led other categories.  Read More »

New Studies Examine ConforMIS Custom Implant Outcomes
Company claims studies show custom knee feels more 'normal.' Read More »

Amedica Reports Significant Q2 Uptick in Silicon Nitride Product Sales
One-time charges in quarter increased losses.  Read More »

Blue Belt Technologies Celebrates Technology Milestone
Company's knee-surgery technology part of robotics-assisted system.  Read More »

MEDEC Approves Guidances on Ethical Relationships with Third-Party Distributors
Three documents encourage adoption of compliance policies. Read More »

August 8, 2014

FDA Clears Intellijoint HIP
HIP is a smart tool used to guide surgeons during hip replacement surgery. Read More »

Proposed Changes to Sunshine Act Could Increase Costs for Device Makers
New measures would take effect Jan. 1. Read More »

NuVasive Revenues Surge 15 Percent in Second Quarter
Company narrows its loss significantly from last year. Read More »

August 7, 2014

Medtech Jobs Remained Stable in 2013, Report Says
Only three of the top 15 firms reduced workforce size. Read More »

Study Shows Star Tumor Ablation System Effective for Spine Pain
DFINE's system can be used on tumors very close to the spinal cord.  Read More »

Smith & Nephew Reports 7 Percent Rise in Q2 Sales
Profit plummets 31 percent on acquisition costs. Read More »

August 6, 2014

Journal Publishes Positive Clinical Outcomes for Bacterin's Osteosponge
Study examined the demineralized cancellous bone product in medial shoulder lesions of the talus. Read More »

Reducing Medical Device Prices Could Save Australian Government $1 Billion
Private health insurers claim manufacturers increase device costs five-fold. Read More »

August 5, 2014

Cadence Makes Strategic Acquisition
New sites specialize in integrated stamped metal and molded plastic components.  Read More »

Baxano Gets Two New U.S. Patents
Patents related to the company's AxiaLIF Plus and VEO systems.  Read More »

Orthopedic Sales Help Buoy Greatbatch Q2 Performance
Ortho sales increased 17 percent.  Read More »

Bicruciate Substituting System Leads to Complications After TKA
Study subjects achieved comparable knee flexion characteristics. Read More »

Tecomet Buys Symmetry's Contract Manufacturing Business
Companies ink $450 million deal.  Read More »

Is the Hip Implant Market Improving?
Study claims patient confidence is growing again.  Read More »

August 4, 2014

Zimmer's Second-Quarter Net Income Jumps 16 Percent
Company lowers 2014 earnings forecast. Read More »

Active O Kicks Off New Clinical Trial Studying Non-Surgical Treatment for Lower Back Pain
The technology is a natural gases injection to treat contained herniated disc. Read More »

Smith & Nephew Moves 140 Jobs From UK to China
Jobs leave advanced wound management business, but site will remain active. Read More »

FDA Greenlights Medicrea K-Jaws Cervical Compression Staple
Company no longer tied to American distribution partner due to length approval process. Read More »

U.S. Medical Innovation Needs Smarter Incentives to Cut Health Spending
Study concludes that device makers must create products that produce more value.  Read More »

August 3, 2014

RTI Surgical Q2 Revenues Surge 56 Percent
International sales jump 37 percent. Read More »

August 1, 2014

KFx Medical Corporation Announces License of Its Knotless Double Row Patents
DePuy Mitek latest to license the technology. Read More »

K2M Launches Caspian Spinal System
The system is all-inclusive for rigid posterior fixation. Read More »

July 31, 2014

Smith & Nephew Launches New Hammer Toe Fixation System
Release marks company's first foray into the forefoot market. Read More »

July 30, 2014

Second-Quarter Sales Rise 23 Percent at Ossur
Net profit doubles from strong growth in prosthetics. Read More »

July 29, 2014

Advanced Biologics Publishes Benefits of OsteoAMP Growth Factor
Results published in trade journal validate anecdotal evidence. Read More »

July 28, 2014

Prior TKR or Revision THR Causes Increased Periprosthetic Fractures
Researchers find a three-fold higher risk of hospitalization.  Read More »

FDA Approves Updated Prestige Cervical Disc System from Medtronic
Original system entered U.S. market in 2007; updated version in Europe since 2004.  Read More »

Exactech Reports Second-Quarter Gains
Extremity sales led other sectors with a 17 percent increase in sales.  Read More »

Implant Sales Lift DJO's Second-Quarter Sales
Implants were the only division of the company to increase by double-digits.  Read More »

EOS Imaging Reports 45 Precent Jump in Q2 Sales
Sales grew in all markets except North America.  Read More »

Patients With Previous Knee Surgery Underwent TKA at Younger Age
Afflicted most often were men and those with a history of ligament reconstruction. Read More »

FDA Launches openFDA to Facilitate Public Data Accessibility
Agency hopes database will allow technology specialists to pull information on an as-needed basis. Read More »

July 26, 2014

China's Spinal Fusion Market to Double its Global Share by 2020
Growth due to increasing procedure volumes. Read More »

July 25, 2014

Healthcare Costs Spike for Patients With Musculoskeletal Conditions
Study confirms cost increases with number of morbidities. Read More »

IMPLANET Elects Board Advisor
U.S.-based advisor to the French company has international experience in ortho industry. Read More »

Misonix Launches Bonescalpel App
Instructional iPad app aimed at surgeons. Read More »

July 24, 2014

Amniox Medical Products Get American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Approval
Seal was given to company's Neox Wound Matrix and Clarix Regenerative Matrix product lines. Read More »

Research Roundup: Pedicle Screw Insertion More Accurate with Robotic Assistance
Difference is not statistically significant from fluoroscopy guided procedures. Read More »

July 23, 2014

Kinamed Issued Japanese Regulatory Clearance
Company to begin commercialization of SuperCable System. Read More »

RTI Surgical Unveils Allowedge Bicortical Bone Wedges
Allowedge grafts are alternatives for opening wedge osteotomies in the foot and ankle. Read More »

July 22, 2014

Study Claims Customized iTotal Knee from ConforMIS Can Improve Hospital Outcomes
Reduced adverse events, lower costs and improved hospital discharge are benefits, study concludes.  Read More »

BioUtah Elects New Board Chairmen
Founding chairmen have finished their two-year term. Read More »

Medbio Adds to its Manufacturing Capacity
Company is expanding its facility in Grand Rapids, Mich. Read More »

British Researchers Aim to Improve Bone Disease Treatment
University team to use old stem cells to repair cartilage.  Read More »

U.S. OKs Expanding Orthopedics' 3-D Expandable Interbody Cage
Clearance comes shortly after CE mark in EU.  Read More »

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