+3 | The top 3 medtech stories for March 1, 2016

Say hello to MassDevice +3, a bite-sized view of the top three medtech stories of the day. This feature of’s coverage highlights our 3 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry.   3. Stryker launches interbody fusion device Stryker released the Aero-C cervical stability system and cervical interbody fusion device designed for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion procedures. The device was launched at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. this week. The Aero-C is based on Allendale, N.J-based Stryker’s patented compression technology which features anchor fixation systems designed to draw the vertebral bodies toward the implant to create compressive forces at the implant-to-endplate interface, the company said. Read more 2. Becton Dickinson wins CE Mark for blood separation tech Becton Dickinson &Co. said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Vacutainer Barricor next-gen blood separation technology. The Vacutainer Barricor tubes from Franklin Lakes, N.J.-based Becton Dickinson are single-use, plastic evacuated tubes used to collect, separate, transport and process venous blood specimens for obtaining high-quality plasma for in vitro diagnostic use, the company said. Read more 1. Medtronic sees rev grow, beats street in Q3 on lifted US sale...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Tags: News Well Plus 3 Source Type: news

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Study Design. A retrospective study. Objective. To assess the long-term results of zero-profile spacer for 3-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). Summary of Background Data. Although widely used, there are still controversies about the long-term results of zero-profile spacer, especially in multilevel cases. Methods. Cases received 3-level ACDF for cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) using either zero-profile spacer (nā€Š=ā€Š27) (ZP Group), or plate and cages (nā€Š=ā€Š34) (PC Group), and with 5-year follow-up were reviewed. Neurological function and life quality were assessed by modified Japan...
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CERVICAL SPINE Source Type: research
We describe the case of a 39-year-old male, who presented to our emergency department after a one-day history of headache and vomiting, with associated sudden onset posterior neck pain and cerebellar signs following a massage. Computed tomography angiogram and brain demonstrated bilateral vertebral artery dissection and cerebellar stroke. He was admitted to hospital for monitoring and conservative management with antiplatelet therapy, resulting in a good outcome. This is the first reported case of bilateral vertebral artery dissection and stroke to be associated with massage. This case also suggests, unlike many reports in...
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 2 April 2020Source: Journal of Orthopaedic TranslationAuthor(s): Chao Chen, Chen-Xi Yuchi, Ziwei Gao, Xinlong Ma, Dong Zhao, Jun-Wei Li, Baoshan Xu, Chun-Qiu Zhang, Zheng Wang, Cheng-Fei Du, Qiang Yang
Source: Journal of Orthopaedic Translation - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 1 April 2020Source: Journal of Clinical NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Pengfei Li, Dean Chou, Yuqiang Wang, Limin Wang, Ganggang Zhang, Shuhao Zhang, Yao Zhao, Tianchen Ruan, Yingjie Xiong, Landa Shi, Yilin Liu
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Conclusion: Although synchronous lesions are rarely encountered, this eventuality should not be omitted. In such cases, surgery should be taken in consideration and the intent of radicality should regard both lesions. PMID: 32235322 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Medicina (Kaunas) Source Type: research
Conclusions: ACDF utilization increased most rapidly in the outpatient setting, and CON status did not appear to hinder growth. Reimbursement decreased across all settings, with the outpatient setting in non-CON states most affected. Surgeons should be aware of these trends in the changing health care environment.
Source: Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Primary Research Source Type: research
Conclusions: Through this systemic review and meta-analysis, no significant difference was found with regards to fusion rate, postoperative NDI, and VAS between tantalum fusion and iliac crest bone graft in ACDF. More longer-term and randomized studies with large samples are warranted to validate any association found in this study. Level of Evidence: Level II.
Source: Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Systematic Review Source Type: research
AbstractWe suggested operative techniques and indications of robotic neck surgery. To determine operative techniques and the indications for robotic neck surgery, we analyzed treatment outcomes of patients who received robotic neck surgery. Between May 2010 and July 2018, a total of 945 patients with various neck diseases visited Severance Hospital and underwent robotic neck surgery. A variety of approaches, including the retroauricular approach (RA), modified facelift approach (MFLA), transaxillary approach (TA), and transaxillary retroauricular approach (TARA), was used to remove various tumors in the neck. A total of 23...
Source: Journal of Robotic Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: September 2020Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery, Volume 21Author(s): Sang Hoon Jang, Soon O. Hong, Hyeok Jang, Ho-Yeon Lee, Won Chul Choi, Jae Taek Hong
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
Anterior cervical discectomy with an interbody cage (ACDF) to obtain fusion is a common procedure in cervical spine surgery. Presently, PEEK with (auto)graft is frequently used for interbody fusion although alternative implant technology like 3-D printing titanium has been introduced recently.
Source: The Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research
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