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  • Breaking News | Extremities | Financial & Deals | OEM News | Software & Quality
    Wright Medical Acquires IMASCAP SAS

    Wright Medical Acquires IMASCAP SAS

    IMASCAP SAS will add preoperative planning of shoulder replacement surgery to Wright's portfolio.
    GlobeNewswire 12.15.17

  • Breaking News | Financial & Deals | OEM News | Spine/Neurology
    NuVasive to Acquire SafePassage

    NuVasive to Acquire SafePassage

    Expands the company's offerings for intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring services.
    PR Newswire 12.13.17

  • Bracing/Prosthetics | MIS/Robotics

    'Luke Skywalker' Prosthesis Controls Fingers and Plays Piano

    Jason Barnes, the first amputee to use it, is now able to play the piano for the first time since his 2012 accident.
    Videos Jason Maderer, Georgia Institute of Technology 12.12.17


  • Extremities | Imaging | Large Joint | MIS/Robotics | Software & Quality | Spine/Neurology | Trauma/Sports
    How Augmented Reality Could Change the Future of Surgery

    How Augmented Reality Could Change the Future of Surgery

    System helps surgeons operate and train on new techniques together—from remote locations using low-cost AR tools.
    Videos TED 12.11.17

  • Breaking News | 3-D Printing/Additive Mfg. | Regulatory & Legal
    FDA Announces 3D Printed Medical Device Guidance

    FDA Announces 3D Printed Medical Device Guidance

    World’s first agency to provide a comprehensive technical framework for 3D printed medical product manufacturing.
    Scott Gottlieb, M.D., Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration 12.06.17

  • Bracing/Prosthetics | Spine/Neurology
    Mapping Brain Activity to Improve Prosthetic Design

    Mapping Brain Activity to Improve Prosthetic Design

    UH engineers report new insights into the brain's role in walking.
    Videos University of Houston 12.01.17


  • Breaking News | Large Joint | OEM News | Quality, Recalls & Risk  | Regulatory & Legal
    Stryker Hip Lawsuits Move Forward in New Jersey

    Stryker Hip Lawsuits Move Forward in New Jersey

    Issuance of 4th Case Management Order governing LFIT V40 Femoral Head claims, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reported.
    PR Newswire 11.27.17

  • 3-D Printing/Additive Mfg. | Design | Prototyping | Research & Development | Supplier & Contract Mfg.
    Bringing Conceptual Design to Life Through Prototypes

    Bringing Conceptual Design to Life Through Prototypes

    OEMs seek to address speed to market and manufacturability considerations through prototype solutions.
    Mark Crawford, Contributing Writer 11.21.17

  • Physician, Reinvent Thyself: A Look at Surgeon Inventors

    Physician, Reinvent Thyself: A Look at Surgeon Inventors

    Follow the stories of two orthopedic surgeons who realized unmet clinical needs and brought them to life.
    Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 11.21.17


  • Medtech Mettle: A Year in Review

    Medtech Mettle: A Year in Review

    Steely resolve and resolutions helped the orthopedic industry survive a politically tumultuous year.
    Michael Barbella, Managing Editor 11.21.17

  • Bracing/Prosthetics
    Outsmarting the Laws of (Mother) Nature

    Outsmarting the Laws of (Mother) Nature

    There seems to be no limit to device intelligence these days. Better brainpower has permeated practically every aspect of modern life, easing such mundane tasks as vacuuming, cooking, dieting, home surveillance, and indoor climate control, among o…
    Michael Barbella, Managing Editor 11.21.17

  • Large Joint | Market Data & Trends
    An Update on U.S. Obesity and Its Impact on Hip, Knee Transplants

    An Update on U.S. Obesity and Its Impact on Hip, Knee Transplants

    The global obesity epidemic continues to grow. In 2016, it was estimated that greater than 39 percent of adults1 (up from 35.7 percent of adults2) are obese (Table 1). Obesity can bring a quadruple whammy of co-morbidities including cardiovascular di…
    Maria Shepherd, President and Founder, Medi-Vantage 11.21.17

  • The Final Four: My Top Headlines for 2017

    The Final Four: My Top Headlines for 2017

    In a year of political and social discord, international conflict, and natural disasters, the big news in the medical device industry really didn’t make headlines—even within our sector. But as 2017 comes to a close, I consider fee hikes,…
    Dawn A. Lissy, President & Founder, Empirical 11.21.17

  • Quality, Recalls & Risk  | Software & Quality
    Managing Deviations and Adequately Recording Failures

    Managing Deviations and Adequately Recording Failures

    According to the ECA Academy, managing deviations and Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPAs) are still the focus of inspectorates. The summaries of their observations show deficiencies relating to quality systems are by far the most frequently obs…
    Emily Ysaguirre, Content Marketing Writer, EtQ 11.21.17

  • Quality, Recalls & Risk
    A Risk-Based Approach to QMS: ISO 13485:2016 Requirements

    A Risk-Based Approach to QMS: ISO 13485:2016 Requirements

    Among numerous major changes contained within the revised ISO 13485:2016 standard, a risk-based approach is perhaps the most notable alteration affecting all areas of the quality system. The 2003 version of the standard addressed risk management in r…
    Bryan Brosseau, RAC, Vice President, Quality and Regulatory Affairs, Secure BioMed Evaluations 11.21.17