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Wright Medical shares tumble on Q3 sales miss, growing losses
Shares in Wright Medical (NSDQ:WMGI) fell today after the medical device maker missed sales expectations on Wall Street with its 3rd quarter earnings results. The Netherlands-based company posted losses of $131.9 million, or $1.26 per share, on sales of $170.5 million for the 3 months ended September 30, seeing losses grow 19.7% while sales grew a smaller 8.4% compared with the same period last year. Adjusted to exclude 1-time items, losses per share were 16¢, just ahead of the 17¢ consensus on Wall Street, where analysts expected to see revenue of $173.6 million. “Our U.S. upper extremities business h...
Source: Mass Device - November 2, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup wrightmedical Source Type: news

Wright Medical launches long-term study for Infinity total ankle
Wright Medical (NSDQ:WMGI) said today that it launched a long-term study of the Infinity total ankle replacement device it introduced three years ago. The 10-year follow-up study of 200 patients aims to evaluate survivorship and to characterize improvements in patient-reported outcomes, Memphis-based Wright said. At its June 2014 debut, the company touted Infinity as a solution for both primary ankle arthroplasties and secondary or revision surgeries. The device is designed to be compatible with Wright’s Inbone II talar components and the Prophecy pre-operative alignment system. “With the growing popu...
Source: Mass Device - October 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Orthopedics wrightmedical Source Type: news

What complications are associated with ankle arthrodesis and ankle arthroplasty?
A study published in the Sept. 6 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery compares rates of in-hospital complications among patients who undergo either ankle arthrodesis or total ankle arthroplasty (TAA).  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - September 24, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Serving Ambulatory Surgery Centers: A Q & amp;A with DePuy Synthes
With interest in outpatient surgeries continuing to increase, medical device companies should be asking themselves whether their products—as well as their customer support programs—are ready for such a shift.  DePuy Synthes has been equipping ambulatory surgery centers with devices and support needed for orthopedic procedures for many years as ASCs emerged as a burgeoning site of care. MD+DI recently asked Scott Zellner, Senior Director, U.S. Joint Reconstruction and Outpatient Marketing, a few questions about the shift and the company’s approach.   MD+DI: How would the shift of orthopedic...
Source: MDDI - September 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Wright Medical shares rise on Q2 beat
Shares in Wright Medical (NSDQ:WMGI) rose yesterday after the medical device maker beat expectations on Wall Street with its 2nd quarter earnings results. The Amsterdam-based company posted losses of $41.2 million, or 39¢ per share, on sales of $179.7 million for the 3 months ended June 25, seeing losses shrink 82.1% while sales grew 5.3% compared with the same period during the prior year. Adjusted to exclude 1-time items, losses per share were 7¢, just ahead of the 9¢ loss per share consensus on The Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $178.2 million for the quarter. “All of our most...
Source: Mass Device - August 4, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat wrightmedical Source Type: news

Orthopedic synthetic polymer dev Hyalex Ortho raises $16m in Series A
Orthopedic synthetic polymer developer Hyalex Orthopaedics said today it raised $16 million in a Series A round of financing, with funds slated to support its Hyalex technology platform. The financing round was led by Canaan Partners and joined by Osage University Partners and Johnson & Johnson‘s (NYSE:JNJ) Innovation, JJDC Inc. Boston-based Hyalex is developing a synthetic biomaterial based on technology licensed from Stanford University intended to mimic the structure and function of hyaline cartilage, which lines articulating joints at the hip, knee, shoulder and ankle. “The technology offers the ability...
Source: Mass Device - May 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Orthopedics hyalexorthopaedics Source Type: news

Wright Medical slides on Q1 misses
Wright Medical (NSDQ:WMGI) shares are under pressure today after the extremity orthopedics company yesterday posted 1st-quarter numbers that missed expectations on Wall Street. Losses for Memphis-based Wright were up 22.3% to -$58.7 million, or -57¢ per share, on sales growth of 4.7% to $177.2 million for the 3 months ended March 26, compared with Q1 2016. Adjusted to exclude 1-time items, losses per share -9¢, a penny ahead of the consensus on The Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $181.2 million. “Our upper extremities business continued to have strong growth as Simpliciti drove 13...
Source: Mass Device - May 4, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Orthopedics Wall Street Beat Wright Medical Source Type: news

What factors are associated with wound complication following TAA?
A study published online in the journal Foot & Ankle International examines factors that may be linked with increased risk of wound complication following total ankle arthroplasty (TAA). The researchers reviewed prospectively collected data on 762 consecutive primary TAAs.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - April 1, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Wright Medical posts Street-topping Q4, FY2016
Shares in Wright Medical (NSDQ:WMGI) have lifted in after-hours trading after the medical device maker surpassed expectations on Wall Street with its 4th quarter and fiscal year 2016 earnings report. The Amsterdam-based company posted losses of $44.9 million, or 43¢ per share, on sales of $193 million for the 3 months ended Dec. 25, with bottom-line losses shrinking 57.6% while sales grew 15.7% compared with the same period in 2015. After adjusting to exclude 1-time items, losses per share were 6¢, well ahead of the 11¢ consensus on The Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $183.6 million. For the...
Source: Mass Device - February 22, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wright Medical Group Inc. Source Type: news

After ankle replacement surgery, pain-free walks on the beach
Treatment TermsAnkle replacement surgery CategoriesAdvanced treatments Additional SEO Keywords ankle replacement, ankle surgery, ankle injury, ankle pain, joint replacement SEO Meta Description Ankle pain kept David Deitz from enjoying retirement on the North Carolina shore. After ankle replacement surgery at Duke, he ’s walking on the beach once more. Author MaryAnn Fletcher Overview Ankle pain kept David Deitz from enjoying retirement on the North Carolina shore. Afterankle replacement surgery at Duke, he’s walking on the beach once more. Hero Imagemc2_1588_cropped.jpg Preview Image Content Bl...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

After ankle replacement surgery, pain-free walks on the beach
Treatment TermsAnkle replacement surgery CategoriesAdvanced treatments Additional SEO Keywords ankle replacement, ankle surgery, ankle injury, ankle pain, joint replacement SEO Meta Description Ankle pain kept David Deitz from enjoying retirement on the North Carolina shore. After ankle replacement surgery at Duke, he ’s walking on the beach once more. Author MaryAnn Fletcher Overview Ankle pain kept David Deitz from enjoying retirement on the North Carolina shore. Afterankle replacement surgery at Duke, he’s walking on the beach once more. Hero Imagemc2_1588_cropped.jpg Preview Image Content Bl...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Can fat cells help heal joint pain?
Treatment TermsOrthopaedicsAnkle pain and ankle injuryKnee pain and knee injuryShoulder pain and injuries Additional SEO Keywords stem cell treatment, joint pain, joint pain treatment, arthritis, arthritis treatment, osteoarthritis, OA treatment, SEO Meta Description Pro athletes go abroad for injections of stem cells from their abdominal fat. Now Duke doctors offer the therapy to patients and study its effectiveness. Author MaryAnn Fletcher Sub-Title Duke orthopaedists study stem-cell therapy Overview Pro athletes go abroad for injections of stem cells from their abdominal fat. Now Dukeorthopaedic specialists of...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - December 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Orthopedic Associates expanding to Central Oahu
Orthopedic Associates of Hawaii is opening a new location at new mixed-use retail center near the Costco Wholesale Corp. store in Waipio in Central Oahu, Pacific Business News has learned. Orthopedic Associates specializes in treating a variety of orthopedic issues including knee injuries, foot and ankle injuries and replacement, bone tumors and bone cancer and arthritis. It already has locations in Honolulu at the Hale Pawaa Professional Building on South Beretania Street and at th e Queen’s Health… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 23, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Duane Shimogawa Source Type: news

Orthopedic Associates expanding to Central Oahu
Orthopedic Associates of Hawaii is opening a new location at new mixed-use retail center near the Costco Wholesale Corp. store in Waipio in Central Oahu, Pacific Business News has learned. Orthopedic Associates specializes in treating a variety of orthopedic issues including knee injuries, foot and ankle injuries and replacement, bone tumors and bone cancer and arthritis. It already has locations in Honolulu at the Hale Pawaa Professional Building on South Beretania Street and at th e Queen’s Health… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 23, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: Duane Shimogawa Source Type: news

Wright Medical jumps on $240m hip settlement, Q3 results
Wright Medical (NSDQ:WMGI) shares are up nearly 4% today after the orthopedics company yesterday said it inked a $240 million settlement this month for nearly 1,300 product liability lawsuits brought over its metal-on-metal hip implants and released 3rd-quarter earnings that beat expectations on Wall Street. Wright, which lost an $11 million verdict in the 1st Conserve bellwether suit last year (the company is still litigating that decision), said it will pay $180 million in cash and cover the remaining $60 million with insurance. The deal covers about 85% of the claims lodged over Wright’s Conser...
Source: Mass Device - November 3, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Orthopedics Wall Street Beat Wright Medical N.V. Source Type: news

Small implant relieves big toe pain
Treatment TermsFoot pain and Injury CategoriesAdvanced treatments Additional SEO Keywords big toe pain, big toe arthritis, hallux rigidus, pain in big toe, big toe joint pain, pain in big toe joint, toe joint pain, Cartiva SEO Meta Description Big toe pain from arthritis kept Nichelle Perry from activities she loved. An artificial cartilage implant brought relief without limiting her range of motion. Author MaryAnn Fletcher Overview Big toe pain from arthritis kept Nichelle Perry from activities she loved. An artificial cartilage implant brought relief without limiting her range of motion. Hero Imagenichelle_upda...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - November 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Ankle fusion or ankle replacement?
Treatment TermsAnkle pain and ankle injuryAnkle replacement surgeryOrthopaedics SEO Meta Description Ankle fusion and ankle replacement can relieve ankle pain and restore motion when nonsurgical treatments aren ’t effective. Author Karen Doss Bowman Sub-Title Choosing the right ankle surgery OverviewWhen persistent ankle arthritis from a chronic ankle injury or ankle fracture makes walking, exercise or climbing stairs unbearable, it’s time to consider your treatment options. Ankle fusion and ankle replacement can relieve ankle pain and restore motion when nonsurgical treatments aren’t effec...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Wright Medical surges on Street-beating Q2
Wright Medical (NSDQ:WMGI) saw shares surge over 10% after releasing 2nd quarter earnings that topped the Street in earnings per share but were off on revenue. The Memphis, Tenn.-based company reported losses of $229.4 million, or $2.23 per share, on sales of $170.7 million for the 3 months ended June 26. That amounts to an over 400% increase in losses while sales grew over 100% compared with the same period in 2015. After adjusting to exclude 1-time items, losses per share were 11¢, half of the 22¢ losses per share The Street expected to see for the quarter. The Street’s revenue expectations of $219.7 mill...
Source: Mass Device - August 3, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wright Medical Group Inc. Source Type: news

FDA releases May 2016 510(k) clearances
510(K) SUMMARIES OR 510(K) STATEMENTS FOR FINAL DECISIONS RENDERED DURING THE PERIOD May 2016 TOTAL 510(k)s THIS PERIOD 213 TOTAL WITH SUMMARIES 205 TOTAL WITH STATEMENTS 8 May 2016 510(k) Clearances SHARE TWEET LINKEDIN PIN IT EMAIL PRINT 510(K) SUMMARIES OR 510(K) STATEMENTS FOR FINAL DECISIONS RENDERED DURING THE PERIOD May 2016 DEVICE: O-PEP PARI RESPIRATORY EQUIPMENT, INC. 510(k) NO: K150044(Traditional) ATTN: Michael Judge PHONE NO : 1 804 2537274 2412 PARI Way SE DECISION MADE: 27-MAY-16 Midlothian VA 23112 510(k) SUMMARY AVAILABLE FROM FDA ...
Source: Mass Device - June 8, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news

FDA releases April 2016 510(k) clearances
510(K) SUMMARIES OR 510(K) STATEMENTS FOR FINAL DECISIONS RENDERED DURING THE PERIOD April 2016 TOTAL 510(k)s THIS PERIOD 239 TOTAL WITH SUMMARIES 224 TOTAL WITH STATEMENTS 15 DEVICE: Applanation Tonometer SHANGHAI MEDIWORKS PRECISION INSTR510(k) NO: K142263(Traditional) ATTN: Weida Zhan PHONE NO : 8621 542 60421 Zone A, 2nd Floor, No. 69, Lane 19SE DECISION MADE: 15-APR-16 SHANGHAI CN 200237 510(k) STATEMENT DEVICE: Surearly Pregnancy Test Strip, Surearly Digital Pregnancy Test Sugentech, Inc. 510(k) NO: K142754(Traditional) ATTN: Mijin Sohn PHONE NO : 82 42 3645001 Daejeon Bioventure Town, 1662, YusSE DECISION MADE: 07-A...
Source: Mass Device - May 9, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news

Talus Replacement Saves Feet
BALTIMORE, Md. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A tiny bone that you’ve probably never heard of can make a huge difference in your quality of life. The talus is the part ankle that allows the foot to move in all different directions. High impact injuries like falls, or car crashes can cause the bone to fracture and die. Now, there is a new cutting-edge option for patients. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - May 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exactech wins FDA 510(k) for Vantage total ankle.
Exactech (NSDQ:EXAC) said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Vantage total ankle designed to treat patients with arthritis in the ankle. The Vantage total ankle is designed for total ankle arthroplasty, with a curved surface talar component and curved talus and anatomic tibia designs, the Gainesville, Fla.-based company said. The device incorporates a press-fit bone cage, the same unit used in the company’s Equinoxe shoulder system. “With the introduction of the Vantage Ankle, Exactech continues its precedent of innovation in the extremities market, which began with our industry-leading Equinoxe&nbs...
Source: Mass Device - April 25, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance Exactech Inc. Source Type: news

DT Medtech acquires Hintermann foot & ankle assets
DT MedTech said it acquired the Hintermann lower extremities assets for an undisclosed amount, including the H3 total ankle replacement and revision system and the Kalix II implant designed to treat flat-foot deformities. Baltimore-based DT MedTech said the deal also includes a system for patients cobalt-chrome sensitivities, plus the instrumentation and consumables for the implants, which were developed by Dr. Beat Hintermann of Switzerland’s Kantonsspital Liestal and the University of Basel. “Our ownership of this superior, clinically-proven line of the Hintermann ...
Source: Mass Device - March 4, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Orthopedics DT MedTech Extremities Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew buys Piramal’s BST-CarGel cartilage repair assets
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) said to day that it acquired the BST-CarGel cartilage repair line from Piramal Healthcare for an undisclosed amount. BST-CarGel, which is approved in Australia, Canada and most of Europe, is a biopolymer-based solution that’s mixed with a patient’s blood and implanted into the knee, hip, ankle or shoulder after microfracture procedures, London-based Smith & Nephew said. It’s designed to act as a scaffold, adhering to cartilage to stabilize the blood clot while new cartilage is built. “BST-CarGel augments our existing joint repair portfolio with a new ...
Source: Mass Device - January 12, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Orthopedics Piramal Healthcare Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

At UCLA, it's medicine 2.0
Tucked deep in the basement of UCLA’s Center for the Health Sciences is a room that looks more like an inventor’s fantasy workshop than the medical research facility it is. Tables are piled high with tools, electronics, prototype equipment parts and a few stray robotic arms. Posters on the wall describe pending projects in dense technical language with accompanying photos of futuristic devices. This hidden space is where scientists are working at the very forefront of technological advances in medicine. Its assemblage of smarts, parts and computers is contributing to an emerging era of personalized, tech-enable...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 16, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medtech approvals: FDA releases September 2015 PMAs
The FDA today released its list of the pre-market approvals it granted for medical devices in September 2015: Summary of PMA Originals & Supplements Approved Originals: 4 Supplements: 53 Summary of PMA Originals Under Review Total Under Review: 55 Total Active: 31 Total On Hold: 24 Summary of PMA Supplements Under Review Total Under Review: 611 Total Active: 461 Total On Hold: 150 Summary of All PMA Submissions Originals: 3 Supplements: 84 Summary of PMA Supplement PMA Approval/Denial Decision Times Number of Approvals: 53 Number of Denials: 0 Average Days Fr Receipt to Decision (Total Time): 127.6 FDA Ti...
Source: Mass Device - November 16, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news

Integra closes on Tornier ankles and toes assets
Integra LifeSciences (NSDQ:IART) said it closed its acquisition of the U.S. rights to Tornier‘s (NSDQ:TRNX) Salto Talaris and Salto Talaris XT ankle replacements and Futura silastic toe replacements. Integra said it expects the acquisition will be immaterial to its expected adjusted earnings per share for the 1st year, and said it plans to provide info on expected revenues from the buy during an earnings call in the 3rd quarter. “The addition of the Salto Talaris enhances our lower extremities product offering and accelerates our entry into the U.S. total ankle replacement market. We are also pleased to we...
Source: Mass Device - October 13, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Orthopedics Integra LifeSciences Corp. Source Type: news

Integra LifeSciences Completes Acquisition of Salto Talaris(R) Total Ankle Replacement and Futura(TM) Silastic Toe Replacement Product Portfolios from Tornier N.V.
PLAINSBORO, N.J., Oct. 2, 2015 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (IART) today announced that it closed the acquisition of the United States rights to Tornier's Salto Talaris(R) and Salto Talaris(R) XT an... Devices, Orthopaedic, AcquisitionsIntegra LifeSciences, Salto Talaris, ankle replacement, Futura , toe replacement (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 2, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Wright and Tornier complete $3.3B merger
Wright Medical (NSDQ:WMGI) and Tornier N.V. (NSDQ:TRNX) said today they successfully completed their $3.3 billion merger, with Tornier acquiring Wright and taking up the name Wright Medical N.V. Wright Medical’s shares will cease trading today under its old name and shares in the combined company will begin trading under Wright’s previous ticker of “WGMI” tomorrow, the company said. “The culmination of this merger marks a significant milestone for our company, creating the premier, high-growth extremities-biologics company uniquely positioned with leading technologies and specialized...
Source: Mass Device - October 1, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Tornier Inc. Wright Medical Group Inc. Wright Medical N.V. Source Type: news

Hi-tech ankle joint that gets you back on your feet faster 
Arthritis sufferer Donna Castle, 56, who works for a photography business, has had a new type of ankle replacement, as she tells SOPHIE GOODCHILD. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Integra LifeSciences acquires Tornier assets ahead of Wright Medical merger
Integra LifeSciences (NSDQ:IART) agreed to acquire some of Tornier’s (NSDQ:TRNX) ankle and toe assets in the U.S., as the Dutch orthopedics company looks to satisfy anti-trust regulators about its pending, $3.3 billion merger with Wright Medical (NSDQ:WMGI). The deal calls for Integra to acquire the U.S. rights to Tornier’s Salto Talaris and Salto XT ankle replacement devices and its Futura silastic toe replacement, for an undisclosed amount in cash. The agreement also includes an option on the rights to the Salto Talaris, Salto XT, Salto Mobile and Futura silastic toe replacement devic...
Source: Mass Device - September 4, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Orthopedics Integra LifeSciences Corp. Tornier Inc. Wright Medical Group Inc. Source Type: news

Integra LifeSciences To Acquire Total Ankle Replacement And Silastic Toe Replacement Product Portfolios From Tornier N.V.
Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation andTornier N.V.have announced a definitive agreement under which Integra will acquire the U.S. rights to Tornier's Salto Talaris and Salto XT ankle replacement products and Tornier's Futura silastic toe replacement products, for an undisclosed cash payment. The agreement also includes an option to purchase, in the future, the rights to the Salto Talaris, Salto XT, Salto Mobile, and Futura silastic toe replacement products outside the United States. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - September 4, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +3 | The top 3 medtech stories for September 2, 2015
Say hello to MassDevice +3, a bite-sized view of the top three medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’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. FDA approves Wright Medical’s Augment bone-growth putty Wright Medical said that the FDA approved the Augment bone-growth putty it acquired when it closed a $380 million buyout of BioMimetic Therapeutics in 2013. Pre-market approval from the FDA means Wright can begin marketing Augment i...
Source: Mass Device - September 2, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 3 Source Type: news

Why One Of The Best Athletes In The World Refuses To Compete
In 2000, Laird Hamilton infamously surfed the most dangerous wave in the world. It was as tall as a seven-story building. He was 36 years old. Everybody flipped out. It's just one example of how Hamilton has continued to disrupt the surfing world for over 30 years by constantly reinventing new ways to conquer the ocean. He has saved lives at sea more than once. He's “shot the pier” by maneuvering his board in between the supporting pillars of the Malibu pier during a storm. He's popularized standup paddling and invented tow-in surfing, which has allowed athletes to ride enormous waves in the ocean tha...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hip Replacement Patients Fare Better Than Knee or AnkleHip Replacement Patients Fare Better Than Knee or Ankle
Quality of life is higher after total hip arthroplasty than after knee or ankle arthroplasty, according to an analysis of self-report questionnaires Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

UAMS Gains Two Assistant Professors in Department of Orthopaedics (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Robert Martin, a foot and ankle surgeon, and Dr. Paul Edwards, hip and knee replacement surgeon, have joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and will serve as assistant professors in the Department of Orthopaedics in the UAMS College of Medicine. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 1, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The Best Way To Protect Against Tendon Injuries Is Not Stretching
By Roxanne Nelson (Reuters Health) - Tendon injuries are common in sports, and there are many schools of thought on how to avoid them. But a new analysis of past research finds that stretching doesn't help and might even raise the risk of injury for some. Shock absorbing insoles, and hormone replacement therapy for postmenopausal women, on the other hand, did offer protection for some, the researchers found. "Stretching is often viewed as an empirically accepted method to prevent sports injuries, including tendinopathy," write the authors, led by Janne A. Peters from the University Medical Ce...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 17, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Rural, Urban Residents Fare Equally Well With TAA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Outcomes after total ankle arthroplasty don't differ with geography. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 8, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Sales increase only the beginning for Wright Medical
An increase of more than 20 percent in fourth quarter sales provided a strong ending to a busy year for Memphis-based Wright Medical Group. Wright Medical reported net sales of $83.2 million in the fourth quarter, which was boosted by the launch of the company's Infinity total ankle replacement system in the third quarter. An estimated 38 percent of Wright Medical's growth in the ankle implant market was because of the Infinity system. For the year, Wright Medical's sales increased to $298 million,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 25, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Michael Sheffield Source Type: news

Does size matter? MRI measures of joint's geometry suggest role in athletes' severe knee injuries
With only 200-300,000 per year, ACL injuries are far less common than ankle ligament injuries, which number more than two million annually. But ACL injuries can end sports careers and are proven to lead to the early onset of osteoarthritis, putting young athletes on track for joint replacement as early as their 30s. Research provides insight into the potential role of the knee's geometric characteristics in increasing injury risk. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 23, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Video: Ankle Replacement
CHICAGO (Ivanhoe Newswire) — More than 50 million Americans suffer from some form of arthritis. Between 6 percent and 13 percent of them have ankle arthritis. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - July 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stryker Buys Small Bone Innovations In $375 Million Cash Deal
Orthopedics firm Stryker is set to purchase substantially all assets of Small Bone Innovations (SBi) in a cash deal worth up to $375 million, including SBi’s flagship Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement (STAR Ankle) System and other musculoskeletal extremity products. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - July 1, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Stryker Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Assets of Small Bone Innovations, Inc.
Kalamazoo, Michigan - June 30, 2014 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Stryker Corporation (SYK) announced today a definitive agreement to acquire assets of Small Bone Innovations, Inc. ("SBi") in an all cash transaction for up to $375 ... Devices, Orthopaedic, AcquisitionsStryker, Small Bone Innovations, total ankle replacement (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 30, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Stryker to pay $375M for Small Bone Innovations assets
Stryker agrees to acquire the Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement device from Small Bone Innovations in a deal valued at $375 million. Small Bone Innovations Inc., Stryker Corp.News Well, Mergers & Acquisitions, Orthopedicsread more (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - June 30, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Source Type: news

Ankle replacement becomes more common to relieve severe arthritis pain
Improvements in implant design have prompted more people with severe arthritis in their ankle to consider ankle replacement to relieve pain. The newest implant is considered by many to be an advance over previous models, designed to better reproduce the ankle’s natural motion and last longer. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 28, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Wright Medical unveils Infinity total ankle replacement system in the U.S. | Medtech Wall Street news for the week of June 23, 2014
Here's a look at some of the top Wall Street stories for medical device companies this week: Wright Medical launches Infinity total ankle implant; Investors fire life science VC Burrill from his own fund; CareFusion hits new high, confirms layoffs and outsourcing to Mexico; Allergan urges shareholders to reject Valeant's $52B hostile takeover bid Wright Medical launches Infinity total ankle implant June 19, 2014 by Brad Perriello Wright Medical Group Inc., Burrill & Co., CareFusion Corp., Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Allergan Inc.News Well, Wall Street Beatread more (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - June 26, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Source Type: news

Wright Medical launches Infinity total ankle implant
Wright Medical's Infinity total ankle replacement system hits the U.S. market, targeting both new TAR procedures and revision surgeries for previous ankle arthroplasty. Wright Medical (NSDQ:WMGI) said it's launching the Infinity total ankle replacement system in the U.S., touting the device as a solution for both primary ankle arthroplasties and secondary or revision surgeries. Wright Medical Group Inc.News Well, Extremities, Orthopedics, Wall Street Beatread more (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - June 19, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Source Type: news

Science of the sole: do orthotics help people with sore feet? | Steve Caplan
By 2015, the global orthotics industry may be worth as much as $4.7bn, mostly for foot orthotics. But do orthotics actually help?I have a long-term interest in orthotics, the custom inserts that reportedly ensure pain-free feet, stemming way back to my days as a PhD student. In the early and mid-1990s, I worked on T cell receptors and the mechanisms by which they transmit important signals into the cell interior, ultimately leading to cell proliferation – a critical component of our normal immune response. However, my own physiological response was that by the end of a long day in the lab, mostly standing and running...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 17, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Steve Caplan Tags: theguardian.com Blogposts Health Medical research & wellbeing Society Life and style Science Source Type: news

John Paul obituary
Bioengineer whose meticulous experimental work improved the reliability and strength of hip replacement jointsThe biomedical engineer John Paul, who has died aged 86, played a crucial role in the development of reliable total hip replacement implants, which have improved the lives of great numbers of people. John produced the first realistic estimate of the forces that act on the hip joint during function; this information was essential for the design of safe implants and of machines to test them in the laboratory.In the early 1960s John Charnley, an orthopaedic surgeon, introduced a metal and plastic artificial hip joint ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 8, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Joe Barbenel Tags: theguardian.com Obituaries Biology Engineering Medical research Human biology Scotland University of Strathclyde Medicine Science Source Type: news