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Orthopedics and Spine
New surgical technique makes prosthetic limbs feel real
MIT researchers have developed a new surgical technique that makes prosthetic limbs feel like real limbs. It could also help reduce the rejection rate of prosthetic limbs. “We’re talking about a dramatic improvement in patient care,” said Hugh Herr, a professor of media...
June 7, 2017
Orthopedics and Spine
3D Printed Medical Devices Market Valued at $1469.4 million by 2026
3D printed medical devices are state-of-the-art medical devices that involve a process of developing three-dimensional solid objects from a digital model. Patient specific treatment is the main advantage of 3D printing technology in the healthcare industry. In the domain of healthcare, 3D printing...
June 5, 2017
Orthopedics and Spine
Hyalex Orthopaedics Raises $16 Million Series A Financing and Appoints CEO
BOSTON, May 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Hyalex Orthopaedics, a medical device company advancing new products that feature HYALEX™ technology, a synthetic polymer that mimics cartilage, today announced it has raised $16 million in Series A financing. The financing was led by Canaan Partners,...
May 31, 2017
Orthopedics and Spine
Early Promise for Neuro-Spinal Scaffold, a New Paralysis Treatment 
Four months ago, Roger, a 55-year-old construction worker from Mooresville, N.C., fell out of a deer stand and was left with a damaged spinal cord and no sensation from the middle of his chest down. Patients with his condition typically have less than...
May 24, 2017
Orthopedics and Spine
World-First Implantation of 3D-Printed Vertebrae 
Ralph Mobbs, a neurosurgeon from the Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia, has replaced two cancerous vertebrae with 3D-printed implants, according to a report from the Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC). The world-first surgery took approximately 15 hours, and involved the separation and re-attachment...
April 27, 2017
Orthopedics and Spine
Altus Spine: FDA Clearance of Titanium Interbody Fusion System
Altus Spine, based in West Chester, Pennsylvania, has announced the FDA clearance of the Silverstone Titanium Interbody Fusion (IBF) System, an implant meant to help stabilize and support the vertebrae during fusion. As indicated in the March 17, 2017 news release, “The Silverstone...
April 18, 2017
Orthopedics and Spine
Injections of Sugar Might Help Ease Knee Joint Pain
An alternative medicine approach to joint pain that typically uses injections of sugar or sodium may be worth trying for knee osteoarthritis after traditional approaches fail, a recent review suggests. Knee osteoarthritis, a leading cause of pain and disability in older adults, occurs...
March 23, 2017
Orthopedics and Spine
‘Text Neck’ Wrecking your Spine
The human head weighs about a dozen pounds. But as the neck bends forward and down, the weight on the cervical spine begins to increase. At a 15-degree angle, this weight is about 27 pounds, at 30 degrees it’s 40 pounds, at 45...
March 21, 2017
Orthopedics and Spine
16 Things to Know about Outpatient Total Joint Replacements and ASCs
Here are 16 things to know about outpatient total joint replacements and ambulatory surgery centers. 1. Outpatient total joint replacements are on the rise; according to Sg2, from 2012 to 2015, there was a 47 percent increase in elective outpatient hip and knee...
March 9, 2017
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