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Connective Orthopaedics Wants to Improve ACL Surgeries, Taps Boston Celtics CEO as Director

Sports fans know how a knee injury ruined the last season for beloved New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, and many other athletes before him. Now Connective Orthopaedics , a Waltham, MA, medical devices startup, is quietly researching new products that could potentially improve recoveries for people after they undergo […]

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Arizona Pain Specialists Contend Recent Vertebroplasty Studies are Misleading: Studies Actually Show it is Effective at Reducing Pain

Scottsdale, Ariz. (PRWEB) August 7, 2009 — Two studies released August 6, 2009 in the New England Journal of Medicine claim to demonstrate that vertebroplasty, a procedure to treat some painful spine fractures, is not effective. According to several authorities in the field, this is incorrect, as both studies actually […]

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Orthocrat Announces New Partnership with BrainLAB – TraumaCad Touch(TM) for Digital Lightbox© is Released with Powerful Integration with OrthoWeb

Orthocrat, Ltd. and BrainLAB, AG, announced a strategic worldwide partnership, and simultaneously announced the release of two products which will allow orthopedic surgeons to seamlessly link their cases with BrainLAB’s Digital Lightbox©, a large multi-touch display that allows surgeons and physicians to instantly access and manipulate digital medical data. Columbia, […]

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Titan Spine’s Interbody Device Participates in the Fusion Process

MEQUON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Titan Spine, LLC announced today that it began limited market release of its ENDOSKELETON® TT system, a new transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) device. The ENDOSKELETON® TT received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration April 15, 2009. This represents the second clearance and product for […]

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Study Results Raise Questions About Vertebroplasty For Patients With Osteoporotic Spinal Compression Fractures

A new study led by Mayo Clinic researchers has found that relief of pain from vertebral compression fractures, as well as improvement in pain-related dysfunction, were similar in patients treated with vertebroplasty and those treated with simulated vertebroplasty without cement injections. The article, “A Randomized Controlled Trial of Vertebroplasty for […]

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Final Medicare Payment Changes Still Benign For Device Cost

Final changes to Medicare hospital-reimbursement levels for the upcoming U.S. fiscal year appear slightly improved compared with a generally benign earlier proposal, suggesting the system won’t create headaches for medical-device companies in the near term. Many pricey devices such as implantable defibrillators and heart stents are sold to hospitals, which […]

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the fee rates and payment procedures for medical device user fees for FY 2010

The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the act), as amended by the Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act of 2002 (MDUFMA), the Medical Device User Fee Stabilization Act of 2005 (MDUFSA), and the Medical Device User Fee Amendments of 2007 (title II of the Food and Drug Administration […]