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American Surgical Team Successfully Completes First 3D Printed Titanium and Polymer Sternum Implant Procedure in the United States
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American Surgical Team Successfully Completes First 3D Printed Titanium and Polymer Sternum Implant Procedure in the United States

October 18, 2017 NEW YORK: On August 2, 2017, an American surgical team conducted a surgery to replace the sternum and partial ribcage of a 20 year-old woman using a custom 3D-printed composite titanium/porous polyethylene implant. It is the first time this technology has been used in the United States […]

Life Spine Announces Alpha Release of the SENTRY™ ALIF Plating System
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Life Spine Announces Alpha Release of the SENTRY™ ALIF Plating System

October 18, 2017 HUNTLEY, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Life Spine, a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures, and markets products for the surgical treatment of spinal disorders today announced the Alpha launch of the SENTRY ALIF Plating System. SENTRY ALIF is a plating system designed to eliminate the need for posterior stabilization […]

Arthrex Announces Plans for New Surgical Device Manufacturing Facility
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Arthrex Announces Plans for New Surgical Device Manufacturing Facility

NAPLES, FL – October 16, 2017 – Arthrex announced plans Monday to build a state-of-the-art surgical device and implant manufacturing facility in Anderson County, South Carolina. Construction on the $30 million, 200,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2018 with completion by early 2019. “This investment […]

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) to launch family of orthopaedic registries
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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) to launch family of orthopaedic registries

ROSEMONT, Ill., Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) today announced plans to create a national family of clinical data registries for a broad range of orthopaedic conditions and procedures. As part of this effort, the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) is integrating into the AAOS effective immediately. […]

Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray announce bipartisan Senate deal to prop up Obamacare
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Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray announce bipartisan Senate deal to prop up Obamacare

Deborah Barfield Berry, USA TODAY/October 17, 2017 WASHINGTON — Democratic and Republican leaders in the Senate announced they have reached a bipartisan deal to shore up the Affordable Care Act health insurance markets for two years while Congress continues to grapple with GOP efforts to replace the law. Sens. Lamar Alexander, […]

MiMedx Notified By FDA That It Can Proceed With Phase 2B Investigational New Drug Clinical Trial For Osteoarthritis Of The Knee
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MiMedx Notified By FDA That It Can Proceed With Phase 2B Investigational New Drug Clinical Trial For Osteoarthritis Of The Knee

MARIETTA, Ga., Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG), the leading biopharmaceutical company developing and marketing regenerative and therapeutic biologics utilizing human placental tissue allografts with patent-protected processes for multiple sectors of healthcare, announced today that the Company has been notified by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that […]

MiMedx Warns Of Fake Emails
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MiMedx Warns Of Fake Emails

MARIETTA, Ga., Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG), the leading biopharmaceutical company developing and marketing regenerative and therapeutic biologics utilizing human placental tissue allografts and patent-protected processes for multiple sectors of healthcare, warned today that certain individuals or entities not associated with the Company are establishing fake email […]

Southern Spine Announces “Clinical and Biomechanical Advantages of Interspinous Process Fixation: A Review”
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Southern Spine Announces “Clinical and Biomechanical Advantages of Interspinous Process Fixation: A Review”

October 17, 2017 MACON, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Southern Spine, LLC, an ISO 13485:2003 certified manufacturer of implants and instruments for spinal surgery, announced today the release of a current literature review on the “Clinical and Biomechanical Advantages of Interspinous Process Fixation.” This in-depth review covers the use of interspinous process fixation devices […]

TransEnterix Announces US 510(k) FDA Clearance for Senhance Surgical Robotic System
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TransEnterix Announces US 510(k) FDA Clearance for Senhance Surgical Robotic System

October 13, 2017 RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE American: TRXC), a medical device company that is pioneering the use of robotics to improve minimally invasive surgery, today announced the Company has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the Senhance™ Surgical Robotic System. “The clearance of the Senhance System in […]

Stryker Receives FDA Clearance for Cementless Mako Total Knee with Triathlon® Tritanium®
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Stryker Receives FDA Clearance for Cementless Mako Total Knee with Triathlon® Tritanium®

MAHWAH, N.J., Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Stryker’s Joint Replacement division today announced that its cementless Mako Total Knee with Triathlon Tritanium has received 510(k) market clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Triathlon Tritanium combines the kinematics of Stryker’s market leading Triathlon knee implant with the latest in highly porous […]

DePuy Synthes EMEA Showcases Minimally Invasive Spine System Designed To Improve Intraoperative Efficiencies
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DePuy Synthes EMEA Showcases Minimally Invasive Spine System Designed To Improve Intraoperative Efficiencies

Dublin, Ireland – 11 October 2017 –Today, DePuy Synthes, part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, unveiled the VIPER PRIME™ System, an innovative Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) pedicle screw designed to simplify MIS spinal fusion surgery. VIPER PRIME reduces the number of instruments needed, the number of instrument […]

Mazor Robotics Appoints Medical Device Industry Veteran Ron Tavlin as Vice President- Business Development
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Mazor Robotics Appoints Medical Device Industry Veteran Ron Tavlin as Vice President- Business Development

October 13, 2017 CAESAREA, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mazor Robotics Ltd. (TASE: MZOR; NASDAQGM: MZOR), a pioneer and a leader in the field of surgical robotic guidance systems, announced the appointment of Ron A. Tavlin as Vice President, Business Development. In this newly created role, Mr. Tavlin will report directly to Ori Hadomi, […]

The Big Squeeze – Reps are ditching Big Ortho bags to build their own. Why it’s happening, and how to be successful.
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The Big Squeeze – Reps are ditching Big Ortho bags to build their own. Why it’s happening, and how to be successful.

Published on October 11, 2017/ By Drue DeAngelis, Executive Search in Ortho Spine Industry I have seen a lot of tenured ortho sales people leave the comfort of “Big Ortho” and take on the role of Distributor or rep for much smaller start-ups. I want to deconstruct the forces driving this […]

Medacta Makes the MiniMAX™ Hip Stem Available to U.S. Surgeons Following Successful First Stateside Surgery
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Medacta Makes the MiniMAX™ Hip Stem Available to U.S. Surgeons Following Successful First Stateside Surgery

October 12, 2017 CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Orthopedics leader Medacta International today announced the introduction of the MiniMAX Hip System into its U.S. product portfolio. The MiniMAX is an anatomical cementless stem that is engineered to provide enhanced fit and fill in the metaphyseal femur by following the natural shape of the femoral […]