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Orthopedics and Spine
First Robotic Spine Surgery Performed in Western New York 
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) – Western New York is now on the map for cutting edge surgeries. The first robotic spine surgery in the region was successful at the St. Joseph campus of Sisters Hospital. Just by looking at her, you wouldn’t think Susan Floyd from Kenmore had serious...
December 9, 2016
Orthopedics and Spine
Mighty Oak Medical Gets FIREFLY Spinal Navigation Guides Cleared for Universal Usage
Mighty Oak Medical is a medical device incubator that continues to focus on novel surgical solutions to solve problems for patients and surgeons. Our goal is to make spinal surgery safer, faster, and more efficient, by offering more intuitive solutions to the existing challenges surgeons face...
December 6, 2016
Orthopedics and Spine
Jury Levels $1B Verdict Against J&J’s DePuy Ortho in Pinnacle Hip Bellwether
UPDATED Dec. 2, 2016, with quotes from plaintiff’s and defense attorneys and DePuy Orthopedics. A federal jury in Dallas today ordered Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopedics to pay more than $1 billion to 6 plaintiffs claiming to be injured by...
December 5, 2016
Orthopedics and Spine
Medtronic Launches Program to Reduce Costs of Total Joint Replacement
DALLAS — Medtronic announced the launch of Medtronic Orthopedic Solutions, a comprehensive program for total joint replacement episodes of care designed to reduce system costs and improve patient satisfaction and outcomes, according to a company press release. Medtronic Orthopedic Solutions was created to...
November 15, 2016
Orthopedics and Spine
Ortho Startup Intellijoint Uses Optical Nav System for Better Hip Replacement Outcomes
Until recently, orthopedic surgeons have had few tools to position hip replacements, relying on experience and judgment. This year, Ontario, Canada-based Intellijoint Surgical introduced intellijoint HIP, an optical navigation system that has been approved in Canada and the U.S. Last week, the company...
November 10, 2016
Orthopedics and Spine
Surgical Simulation Training Tool Released for Knee Implants
Last week saw the public release of a collaborative project from Touch Surgery and Episurf Medical aimed at providing a surgical simulation training tool for Episurf Medical’s Episealer line of personalized knee resurfacing implants. Touch Surgery, based in London, UK, is a mobile-first platform...
October 31, 2016
Orthopedics and Spine
Zimmer Biomet Acquires Telerehabilitation Business RespondWell
Zimmer Biomet has acquired telerehabilitation startup RespondWell, according to a news release. The deal comes just a few months after the Warsaw, Indiana orthopedics device business rolled out the Signature Solutions program to hospitals to help them improve patient outcomes, reduce readmissions and...
October 28, 2016
Orthopedics and Spine
Swiss Surgeons Repair Knee Joints with Nose Cells
Swiss surgeons successfully used an experimental technique, which includes harvesting cells from the nasal septum, to repair damaged knee joints in patients. Two years later, these patients report improvements in pain and knee function, according to a study published Thursday in the journal...
October 26, 2016
Orthopedics and Spine
Damaging Effects of Strokes on Blood-Spinal Cord Barrier
Stroke’s long-term effects on blood-spinal cord barrier can lead to ‘an increasingly toxic environment’ in spinal cord and ‘significant input on disease pathology’. A team of researchers at the University of South Florida investigating the short and long-term effects of ischemic stroke in...
October 5, 2016
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