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Orthopedics and Spine
Corin Wins Summary Judgement in Metal-on-Metal Hip Suit
On February 3, 2016, Corin Group PLC and Corin USA Limited (Corin) prevailed in a lawsuit alleging injuries from Corin’s hip resurfacing system, the Cormet, a Class III medical device approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (Swisher v....
February 9, 2016
Orthopedics and Spine
Hernia Patients, Surgeons Not Always Aligned for Pain Relief
Chicago—Patients with ventral hernias say pain relief is the most important outcome that could affect their quality of life, rating it above fear of potential complications or any limits to their functioning, according to a new survey study. Furthermore, at...
February 9, 2016
Orthopedics and Spine
SI-BONE: New Positive Local Coverage Determination
SI-BONE, Inc., manufacturers of the iFuse Implant System, has announced that CGS Administrators, LLC (CGS) the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) covering the states of Kentucky and Ohio has issued a positive local coverage determination (LCD) for MIS SI joint fusion....
February 8, 2016
Orthopedics and Spine
SurgaColl Technologies firm seeks €15m for bone-repair technology
A fledgling Irish medtech company is looking to raise €15 million to develop and commercialize revolutionary technology that will allow doctors to repair bone and cartilage in patients. SurgaColl Technologies has just received European approval to market its first product,...
January 11, 2016
Orthopedics and Spine
UW center receives $16M to work on first implantable device to reanimate paralyzed limbs
In the next decade, people who have suffered a spinal cord injury or stroke could have their mobility improved or even restored through a radically new technology: implantable devices that can send signals between regions of the brain or nervous...
January 8, 2016
Orthopedics and Spine
Human Limb Regeneration by 2030
On Veteran’s Day the University of Connecticut announced the launch of its new grand research challenge: regeneration of a human knee within 7 years, and an entire limb within 15 years. This major international research undertaking, called The HEAL Project,...
November 16, 2015
Orthopedics and Spine
Smith & Nephew Shrugs Off Buyout Talk With 275M Blue Belt Technologies Acquisition
Smith & Nephew, British-based orthopedics giant, has expanded its foothold in the surgical robotics market with the $275 million acquisition of U.S.-based Blue Belt Technologies and its Navio robotics system. By combining its next-generation products with robotic technology, Smith &...
November 6, 2015
Orthopedics and Spine
Back Pain Eased with Early Physical Therapy After Injury
(Reuters Health) – Starting physical therapy right after lower back pain begins may provide relief sooner compared to doing nothing, but makes little difference over the long term, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers followed more than 200 patients with recent...
October 28, 2015
Orthopedics and Spine
EU drugs agency recommends suspension of Medtronic implant
Europe’s medicines regulator has recommended the suspension of Medtronic Plc’s InductOs, an implant to help bone development, pending the resolution of issues at a U.S. plant where a sponge used in the implant is made. The European Medicines Agency (EMA)...
October 27, 2015
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