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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
Orthopedics and Spine
3D Printing Promises a Revolution in Orthopaedic Device Manufacturing
FDA guidance is a first step 3D printing promises to be a revolution in orthopaedic device manufacturing. In 3D printing, parts are built up layer-by-layer by adding to a workpiece using a variety of materials and energy sources. 3D printing...
February 12, 2018
Orthopedics and Spine
19 Spine and Orthopedic Medical Device Companies to Watch in 2018
2017 was filled with mergers, acquisitions, and FDA approvals, and the momentum has not seemed to stop. Here are 19 spine and orthopedic devices companies to watch in 2018 based on their success in 2017. Alphatec (Carlsbad, Calif.) After making...
January 23, 2018
Orthopedics and Spine
FDA clears “first ever” 3D printed spine implant to treat of multiple injuries 
Metal additive manufacturing has hit on a clear niche within the healthcare industry for producing small and complex medical grade implants at scale. Many 3D printing companies working within medicine have a portfolio of devices for the purpose, typically including a sample...
January 19, 2018
Orthopedics and Spine
Kevlar Cartilage to Help with Joint Injuries
It can be difficult to fully recover from knee injuries or other damage to your joints, if just because there hasn’t been an artificial replacement for cartilage that can withstand as much punishment as the real thing. That may not be an issue in...
November 28, 2017
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