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Central Connecticut Neurosurgery and Spine is the First in Connecticut to Offer New Treatment Option for Chronic Pain
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Central Connecticut Neurosurgery and Spine is the First in Connecticut to Offer New Treatment Option for Chronic Pain

PLANO, TEXAS (PRWEB) MAY 17, 2017 Dr. Ahmed Khan is the first physician in Connecticut to implant Nuvectra’s Algovita® Spinal Cord Stimulation System, a powerfully versatile, patient-centric spinal cord stimulation system. The Algovita SCS System has been FDA approved as a treatment option for chronic intractable pain since late last […]

Stryker and AlloSource announce collaboration to distribute biologics for use in sports medicine procedures
Biologics Sports Medicine

Stryker and AlloSource announce collaboration to distribute biologics for use in sports medicine procedures

DENVER, May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today at the 2017 Annual Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) Meeting (booth #109), Stryker’s Sports Medicine business and AlloSource® formally announced their collaboration to provide high quality, innovative biologics for use in sports medicine procedures. This collaboration is driven by the companies’ combined […]

VEXIM in Facts, Five Years after the Stock Market Listing on the Alternext Market
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VEXIM in Facts, Five Years after the Stock Market Listing on the Alternext Market

May 17, 2017 TOULOUSE, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News: VEXIM (Paris:ALVXM) (FR0011072602 – ALVXM), a medical device company specializing in the minimally invasive treatment of vertebral fractures, today announces its fifth-year anniversary on the Alternext market. “After five years of quotation on the Alternext market, VEXIM has made tremendous progress on all […]

XpandOrtho, Inc. Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Its Electronic Soft Tissue Balancing Instrument for Total Knee Replacement Surgery
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XpandOrtho, Inc. Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Its Electronic Soft Tissue Balancing Instrument for Total Knee Replacement Surgery

May 17, 2017 LA JOLLA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–XpandOrtho, Inc., a designer of soft tissue balancing instruments, received FDA clearance on April 25th of 2017 for their electronic soft tissue balancing instrument for total knee replacement surgery. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) awarded XpandOrtho 510(k) clearance for its sterile-packaged wireless […]

Titan Medical Completes Initial Formative Human Factors Studies for SPORT Robotic Surgical System
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Titan Medical Completes Initial Formative Human Factors Studies for SPORT Robotic Surgical System

TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – May 17, 2017) – Titan Medical Inc. (TSX: TMD) (OTCQB: TITXF), a medical device company focused on the design and development of a robotic surgical system for application in minimally invasive surgery (MIS), announces completion of initial formative human factors studies for its SPORT single port robotic […]

Knee osteoarthritis: Steroid injections offer no benefit, study suggests
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Knee osteoarthritis: Steroid injections offer no benefit, study suggests

Written by Honor Whiteman , Published 5-16-2017 Patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis do not benefit from steroid injections, concludes a new study published in JAMA. Study co-author Timothy E. McAlindon, of Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA, and colleagues found that steroid injections administered every 3 months were no better than […]

Study results demonstrate 74% reduction in surgical site infections with use of PICO™ Single use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy system
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Study results demonstrate 74% reduction in surgical site infections with use of PICO™ Single use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy system

16 May 2017 Smith & Nephew (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology business, proudly supports results of an independent, randomised clinical trial1 concluding that, in the patients studied, the use of the PICO Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) system significantly reduced the rate of surgical site infections (SSI) […]

Xtant Medical Enters into Licensing Agreement for Sites Medical’s OsteoSync Ti Technology
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Xtant Medical Enters into Licensing Agreement for Sites Medical’s OsteoSync Ti Technology

BELGRADE, Mont., May 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT:XTNT), a leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of orthopedic products for domestic and international markets, today announced it has entered into a licensing agreement with Sites Medical LLC, for utilization of their proprietary OsteoSync™ Ti […]

Invibio and Double Medical Driving Implantable Devices Using PEEK-OPTIMA Into China
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Invibio and Double Medical Driving Implantable Devices Using PEEK-OPTIMA Into China

THORNTON CLEVELEYS, UK – (May 16, 2017) – At the 10th Annual Congress of the Chinese Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (CAOS), long-standing development partners Invibio Biomaterial Solutions, UK, and China’s Double Medical Technology Inc. collaborated on an interbody spine surgery workshop to help expand knowledge of the implantation of Double […]

Lima Corporate Celebrates 15 years of SMR System by Launching Two New Additions to the Shoulder Portfolio
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Lima Corporate Celebrates 15 years of SMR System by Launching Two New Additions to the Shoulder Portfolio

San Daniele del Friuli, Udine, Italy – 15th May 2017 – Lima Corporate is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the SMR shoulder modular system, by launching the SMR Bone Graft Instruments and Lima Personalized Surgical Instruments (LPSI). This anniversary positions Lima as the pioneer in modularity applied to shoulder replacement. […]

Orthonika accelerates development of total meniscus replacement and secures additional funding
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Orthonika accelerates development of total meniscus replacement and secures additional funding

London, UK, 15th May 2017 / Orthonika Limited, a spin-out from Imperial College London, is pleased to announce success in securing funding for development of its novel synthetic total knee meniscus replacement. The company has closed a second round of investment of £675,000 from a group of angel investors alongside a Biomedical […]

Mazor Robotics congratulates surgeon on 200 patient procedures with the Mazor X Surgical Assurance platform
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Mazor Robotics congratulates surgeon on 200 patient procedures with the Mazor X Surgical Assurance platform

Orlando, Florida- May 15, 2017 – Mazor Robotics. a pioneer and leader in the field of surgical guidance systems, congratulates Dr. Kornelis Poelstra, board-certified orthopedist and founder of the “The Spine Center of Excellence at Sacred Heart on the Emerald Coast”, for becoming the first surgeon to reach the milestone […]