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  • Breaking News | Financial & Deals | Large Joint | MIS/Robotics | OEM News
    DePuy Synthes Acquires Orthotaxy to Develop Robotic-Assisted Surgery Platform

    DePuy Synthes Acquires Orthotaxy to Develop Robotic-Assisted Surgery Platform

    Will be leveraged to develop cost-effective, time-efficient, user-friendly offering in broad range of orthopedics procedures.
    PR Newswire 02.20.18

  • Spine/Neurology | Trauma/Sports
    Experimental Electrical Implant Reduces Man

    Experimental Electrical Implant Reduces Man's 'Invisible' Spinal Cord Injury Symptoms

    The treatment improved the patient's previously affected blood pressure, core muscle, bowel function, and overall energy.
    Videos University of British Columbia 02.20.18

  • Large Joint
    AJRR Report Offers New THA and TKA Insights

    AJRR Report Offers New THA and TKA Insights

    In 2017, the American Joint Replacement Registry surpassed 1,000,000 arthroplasty procedures.
    Online Exclusives Karen Metropulos, AJRR Content Writer 02.16.18


  • Biologics | Large Joint
    We Can Rebuild Him; We Have the (Bio)technology

    We Can Rebuild Him; We Have the (Bio)technology

    If a roadway is cracked and full of potholes, it’s fixed by repaving. If an edifice is damaged, it’s fixed by rebuilding. But if a joint in the body is damaged, repair isn’t quite so simple. The meniscus, for example—the ca…
    Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 02.12.18

  • Spine/Neurology
    Jump-Starting Disease Management Through Neurostimulation

    Jump-Starting Disease Management Through Neurostimulation

    Jump-starting disease management through neurostimulation.
    Maria Shepherd, President and Founder, Medi-Vantage 02.12.18

  • Design | Prototyping
    Shop Smart: How to Make the Most of the Prototype Phase

    Shop Smart: How to Make the Most of the Prototype Phase

    There are two basic types of people: Those who make sweeping generalizations, and those who don’t. (Actually, there’s a third type—one who opens columns with corny jokes and strains to hear the laugh track over the lonely cricket in…
    Dawn A. Lissy, President & Founder, Empirical 02.12.18


  • Large Joint | OEM News
    Considerations for the Anterior Approach to Hip Replacement

    Considerations for the Anterior Approach to Hip Replacement

    The posterior approach has been and still is a widely used technique for hip replacement surgery. The industry, however, has seen a shift as more surgeons and their patients are turning to the anterior approach, a tissue-sparing method proven to resu…
    Scott Zellner, Senior Director of U.S. Joint Reconstruction and Outpatient Marketing, DePuy Synthes 02.12.18

  • Regulatory & Legal
    The Impact of U.S. Regulation on Medical Device Innovation

    The Impact of U.S. Regulation on Medical Device Innovation

    Passion, inspiration, perseverance, altruism, and need have historically been the factors driving innovators. During World War II, antibiotics were scarce and chronic osteomyelitis and bone deficiencies such as non-unions and deformities were common.…
    Patricia Kontoudis, Associate, Regulatory Affairs, Musculoskeletal Clinical Regulatory Advisers LLC 02.12.18

  • Regulatory & Legal
    The Use of Acceptance Criteria in a Changing Regulatory World to Support 510(k) Clearance

    The Use of Acceptance Criteria in a Changing Regulatory World to Support 510(k) Clearance

    Successful regulatory submissions are critical for the commercialization of an orthopedic device. U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance on a product is not the only factor in commercial success, but it is certainly one of the key componen…
    Linda Braddon, Ph.D., President and CEO, Secure BioMed Evaluations 02.12.18


  • The Pain Points in Raising Awareness of Medical Technology

    The Pain Points in Raising Awareness of Medical Technology

    Pain management is an extremely hot topic at the moment. Relieving suffering is always a goal of doctors and medical professionals, regardless of its cause. That goal, however, is intertwined with the opioid crisis and the growing attention that issu…
    Sean Fenske, Editor 02.12.18

  • Design | Research & Development
    Top Ten Design Rules for Orthopedic Device Development

    Top Ten Design Rules for Orthopedic Device Development

    While every engineer draws from their own experiences, one designer shares his top ten guidelines for every project.
    John Pepper, PE, Principal Engineer, Nextremity Solutions 02.12.18

  • Packaging & Sterilization
    At the End of the Line—Packaging & Sterilization

    At the End of the Line—Packaging & Sterilization

    In order to ensure a smooth transition from manufacturing to market, packaging and sterilization should be considered early.
    Mark Crawford, Contributing Writer 02.12.18

  • Biologics
    Biological Building Blocks

    Biological Building Blocks

    Manufacturers and researchers increasingly are using Mother Nature as a model to devise new healing technologies.
    Michael Barbella, Managing Editor 02.12.18

  • Reshaping the Tools of the Trade—Instrument Manufacturing

    Reshaping the Tools of the Trade—Instrument Manufacturing

    Surgical instrument manufacturers must be aware of rising single-use instrument adoption and surgeon ergonomics.
    Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 02.12.18

  • Large Joint
    Ceramic Hip Resurfacing Implant Could Reduce Recovery Time to Six Weeks

    Ceramic Hip Resurfacing Implant Could Reduce Recovery Time to Six Weeks

    The new device, called "H1," (currently in clinical trial) could also reduce the risks of hip surgery.
    Videos Imperial College London 02.12.18