Top 5 Global Spinal Implant Companies Maintaining Position but Competition Rising Rapidly

Financial Spine

Top 5 Global Spinal Implant Companies Maintaining Position but Competition Rising Rapidly

Global Spinal Implant Market to Surpass $7.5 Billion in 2013, according to Millennium Research Group WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ — According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the global spinal implant market, including the US, Europe, and Asia Pacific, was valued at […]

Recon Robotics

MAKO Surgical Corp. Launches Lateral Unicompartmental Knee Resurfacing Application on Its RIO(R) Robotic Arm

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec 2, 2009 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) — MAKO Surgical Corp. (Nasdaq:MAKO), a medical device company focused on marketing its advanced robotic-arm solution and its implants for minimally invasive orthopedic knee procedures known as MAKOplasty(R), today announced the commercial availability of the Lateral Unicompartmental Knee Resurfacing […]

Financial Neuro Spine

Integra Foundation Awards Grant to Support Pediatric Neurosurgery Resident Education

PLAINSBORO, N.J., Dec. 2, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Integra Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Integra LifeSciences Corporation (Nasdaq:IART), announced today that it has awarded a $12,000 grant to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Joint Section for Pediatric Neurosurgery, in support of the section’s […]

Biologics Uncategorized

Osseon Therapeutics, Inc. Announces it has Received Canadian Medical Device Licenses From Health Canada

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ — Osseon Therapeutics announced today that its Osseoflex (steerable and curvable bone cement delivery needle) and Osseoflex DR (steerable and curvable bone drill) systems for percutaneous vertebral augmentation received Canadian Medical Device Licenses from Health Canada for marketing and clinical use in Canada. Canadian […]


Pioneer(R) Surgical Technology, Inc. Receives Prestigious Spine Technology Awards

MARQUETTE, Mich., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ — Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc., a surgeon-driven leader in innovative medical devices, received 2 awards in the Cervical Spine Care category at the 2009 Spine Technology Awards gala held recently in San Francisco, California in conjunction with the North American Spine Society annual meeting. Pioneer […]


Percutaneous disc decompression keeps patients pain-free up to two years later, shows study

A randomized, controlled study comparing standard conservative therapy to a minimally invasive treatment called percutaneous disc decompression for painful herniated disc revealed that while both treatments help patients in the short run, only disc decompression kept patients pain free up to two years later. Results of the study, the first […]


Osteotech’s Plexur M(R) Innovative Grafting Now Approved for Use at 50 U.S. Hospitals

EATONTOWN, N.J., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Osteotech, Inc. (Nasdaq: OSTE), a leader in the emerging field of biologic products for regenerative healing, announced today that Plexur M® (moldable), a bone-polymer biocomposite built upon the Company’s proprietary Plexur® technology platform, has been approved for use by 50 U.S. hospitals to date. […]

Recon Sports Medicine

More rural Medicare beneficiaries elect joint replacement surgery than urban recipients

Southern Illinois University researchers determined Medicare beneficiaries living in rural areas were 27% more likely than urban recipients to have total knee or hip replacement surgeries. Researchers found women were more likely than men to undergo total joint replacement surgeries. Differences in elective joint surgeries between white individuals and minorities […]