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Orthopedics and Spine
Siemens & Nuvasive Partner on Spinal Surgery Workflow Development
NuVasive said last week it had inked a strategic partnership deal with Siemens Healthineers looking to develop and advance technology designed for minimally invasive spinal surgery. Through the deal, dubbed the Spine Precision Partnership, the companies will look to jointly advance their proprietary...
August 13, 2018
Orthopedics and Spine
Magnetic Surgical Cement Pulls Chemotherapy Drugs across Blood-Brain Barrier into Spinal Tumors
Patients with spinal fractures caused by tumors or osteoporosis usually undergo a procedure called kyphoplasty, where the fracture is filled with surgical cement. While kyphoplasty can stabilize the bone, cancer patients are still often left with spinal column tumors that...
August 6, 2018
Orthopedics and Spine
FDA Clears First Nanotechnology PEEK Devices for Spinal Intervertebral Fusion
Vallum Corporation, a medical device company, today announced that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market a polyetheretherketone (PEEK) spinal interbody fusion device with a PEEKplus® nanotextured surface created by Vallum’s proprietary and...
July 18, 2018
Orthopedics and Spine
Medtronic Receives Expanded Indication for Kyphon HV-R Bone Cement
Medtronic seems to be on a roll when it comes to innovation. The Dublin-based company has received the greenlight from FDA for an expanded indication of the Kyphon HV-R Bone Cement. Under the new indication, Medtronic can market Kyphon for...
June 21, 2018
Orthopedics and Spine
Scammers Trick Seniors with ‘Free’ Medical Devices, Then Bill Medicare
Nancy DeLozier looked at the array of medical equipment on the floor of her living room and called it junk. The 84-year-old Northwest Side woman said she received the items in the mail but neither wants nor needs them. One...
June 19, 2018
Orthopedics and Spine
3D Printed Bone Segments for Foot and Ankle Fixation Receive 510(k) Clearance
Additive Orthopaedics, LLC., the leader in 3D printed orthopaedic foot and ankle devices, today announced that is has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Patient Specific 3D Printed Bone Segments, to address internal bone fixation in the ankle and foot....
May 18, 2018
Orthopedics and Spine
Medtronic’s New 3D Printed Technique to Enhance Surface Textures for Spinal Surgery Implants
DUBLIN and NEW ORLEANS – May 1, 2018 – Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today announced the launch of a titanium 3D printed platform – TiONIC(TM) Technology – that enables more complex designs and integrated surface technologies for spine surgery implants. The...
May 2, 2018
Orthopedics and Spine
Former Stryker Engineer Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribe
Daniel Lawrynowicz, a former Stryker Corporation engineering director, pled guilty on April 3, 2018 to accepting a $75,000 bribe for steering business to a New York metallurgy firm. According to the Department of Justice (DoJ), Lawrynowicz, 48, pleaded guilty before...
May 1, 2018
Orthopedics and Spine
FDA Clears Continuous Compression Extremity Device
San Jose-based Panther Orthopedics, Inc.’s, flexible extremity joint fixation device has been cleared by the FDA for sale in the U.S. The Puma System is indicated for syndesmosis fixation, hallux valgus reconstruction, and tarsometatarsal fixation. While the FDA action is...
March 14, 2018
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