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

Anteriorly Translated Talus After Total Ankle ArthroplastyAnteriorly Translated Talus After Total Ankle Arthroplasty
This study evaluates the outcomes of total ankle arthroplasty in both ankles with anteriorly translated talus and those with non-translated talus. How do they compare? BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news