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GID touts study showing EndoBarrier as good as gastric plication
This study is useful on many levels. It shows continued evidence of EndoBarrier efficacy across multiple health metrics, including standard blood sugar and weight metrics, as well as insulin sensitivity, fasting glucose, and key inflammatory mediators,” GI Dynamics president and CEO Scott Schorer said in the statement. “The study also presents early data indicating that EndoBarrier produces clinical efficacy that is on par with and in some cases superior to surgical gastric plication, which is a restrictive bariatric surgery. The fact that these results can be achieved in a minimally invasive treatment with End...
Source: Mass Device - September 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Alex Beall Tags: Diabetes Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Implants Research & Development GI Dynamics Source Type: news

Chicago Comprehensive Hip Fellowship 2018-19
Fellows will be trained in all aspects of hip surgery, providing a unique foundation for a future comprehensive hip surgeon. Training will focus heavily on hip arthroscopy and open hip preservation.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - September 6, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Fellowship News Source Type: news

16th Oswestry Foot and Ankle Course
 This 3 day course will cover most of the core curriculum for the foot and ankle.  Hand on examination techniques with saw bone workshops, arthroscopy workshops and lecture aims to provide delegates with a core understanding of the management of common foot and ankle problems.  Aimed at ST3-8, SAS and newly appointed Consultants. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 24, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured CME Courses Events Source Type: news

Cantel Medical closes $61m BHT buyout
Cantel Medical (NYSE:CMN) said today that it closed its $60.8 million acquisition of German endoscope reprocessor BHT Hygienetechnik Holding. Gersthofen, Germany-based BHT, which employs about 100 people, put up sales of abut $24.5 million last year, according to Little Falls, N.J.-based Cantel. “Establishing leadership in our international markets is a key component of our strategy and this milestone will help us achieve this goal. The addition of BHT Group will enable us to become the market leader in automated endoscope reprocessors in Germany. We’re excited to combine BHT’s expertise an...
Source: Mass Device - August 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Cantel Medical Corp. Source Type: news

Electrotherapy, Acupuncture Tied to Less Opioid Use After Knee Arthroscopy Electrotherapy, Acupuncture Tied to Less Opioid Use After Knee Arthroscopy
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Lipids, Statin Treatment Linked to Revision Rate After Rotator Cuff Repair Lipids, Statin Treatment Linked to Revision Rate After Rotator Cuff Repair
Elevated lipid levels are associated with an increased revision-surgery rate after arthroscopic rotator-cuff repair, while statin use appears to mitigate that increase, according to a database review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 21, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

How do outcomes compare for various approaches to treatment for shoulder septic arthritis?
A study published in the August issue of the Journal of the AAOS compares outcomes among patients with shoulder septic arthritis who were treated with arthrocentesis, open irrigation and débridement, or arthroscopic irrigation and débridement.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 20, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Reliable references, accountable authors, and steadfast reviewers mitigate against retracted publications and scientific misconduct - Brand JC, Rossi MJ, Lubowitz JH.
Scientific misconduct and, in rare situations, outright fraud are every editor's nightmare. References verify statements or claims made by authors, and proper references mitigate against hyperbole and prevarication. Arthroscopy and Arthroscopy Techniques a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Anika Therapeutics touts Hyalofast scaffold, stem cell combo
Anika Therapeutics (NSDQ:ANIK) touted data today from a study evaluating the use of its Hyalofast biodegradable, hyaluronic acid-based scaffold in combination with autologous adult mesenchymal stem cells as a treatment for cartilage lesions in the knee. The study, which was published in Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy, showed that the treatment was equally effective among patients, regardless of age. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Anika Therapeutics touts Hyalofast scaffold, stem cell combo appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - August 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Orthopedics Pharmaceuticals Stem Cells Wall Street Beat Anika Therapeutics Inc. Source Type: news

Olympus ekes partial win in $7m verdict over tainted ‘ scope
Olympus (TYO:7733) reportedly eked out a partial win yesterday, despite losing a nearly $7 million verdict over the tainted endoscopes implicated in a “superbug” outbreak at a Seattle medical center in which 18 patients died. Theresa Bigler sued the hospital and Olympus in March 2015; in a twist, Virginia Mason joined Bigler’s suit against Olympus, claiming that the company put patients’ lives at risk by failing to disclose design flaws. The Bigler case was one of dozens of “superbug” infections connected to duodenoscopes that could harbor deadly pathogens such as E. coli,...
Source: Mass Device - July 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Legal News Product Liability Olympus Source Type: news

How do open and arthroscopic approaches compare in the first 30 days following RCR?
Findings published online in the journal Arthroscopy assess risk of adverse events and return to the operating room (OR) during the initial 30-day postoperative period for patients undergoing open or arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (RCR).  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - July 22, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

FDA clears updated labeling, design for FujiFilm ED-530XT duodenoscopes
Fujifilm Medical (TSE:4901) today issued a select voluntary recall for its model ED-530XT duodenoscopes after the FDA cleared an update to the design and labeling of the device, intending to supply customers with new forceps elevator mechanism, O-ring seals, distal end caps and updated operations manuals. The company said it won FDA clearance for the updated design and labeling today, with the intention of implanting them to reduce potential health risks during reprocessing of the device. Duodenoscopes have been linked in the past to superbug outbreaks, with the FDA issuing specific warnings in an attempt to curb such...
Source: Mass Device - July 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Recalls Regulatory/Compliance Fujifilm Holdings Source Type: news

AAOS Wrist and Elbow Arthroscopy and Related Procedures
Expand your skill set in wrist and elbow arthroscopy! This exciting, hands-on surgical skills course led by top surgeons in the field will bring you up to speed on current treatment options for a variety of wrist and elbow conditions.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - July 8, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Meetings Events Source Type: news

Pentax Medical, Aohua ink JV endoscopy deal
Hoya‘s Pentax Medical said today it inked a joint venture deal with Shanghai Aohua Photoelectricity to develop flexible medical endoscopy products. The new JV company will look to offer endoscopy solutions with an initial focus on “needs of emerging markets,” according to Tokyo-based Pentax. “With Pentax Medical as our partner, this joint venture provides Aohua with the immediate opportunity to reach more patients throughout the world,” Aohua CEO Dr. Xiaozhou Gu said in a prepared statement. “We have been committed to developing innovative technology, and our employees&rsq...
Source: Mass Device - July 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Hoya Corp. Pentax shanghaiaohuaphotoelectricity Source Type: news

Long-term satisfaction noted for FAI patients treated with either arthroscopic d ébridement or labral repair
A study published in the June 21 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery examines 10-year outcomes for patients who have undergone hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI).  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - July 2, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

FDA clears Custom Ultrasonics to resume manufacturing System 83 endoscope washer-disinfector
Custom Ultrasonics said yesterday that the FDA inspected and cleared its manufacturing facility in Ivyland, Penn, reinstating the manufacturing, packing and distribution of the company’s System 83 Plus washer and disinfector for use with non-duodenoscope endoscopes. The Philadelphia-based company said that it was required to perform independent validation testing for its System 83 Plus water filtration system and its inline disc filter, which the FDA approved with no changes to the design. New validations were also required for processing bronchoscopes and non-GI endoscopes which all met specified performance cr...
Source: Mass Device - June 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Sterilization / Calibration Custom Ultrasonics Source Type: news

S & S Plastics teams with StarMed on endoscopy bottle top
S&S Plastics has partnered with StarMed to develop a new endoscopy bottle top designed to reduce cross-contamination during gastroenterological investigations, according to a Medical Plastics News report. The device, designed by StarMed, is intended to keep endoscopes lenses clean and ensure a proper diagnosis and reduce procedure times. Read the whole story at our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing The post S&S Plastics teams with StarMed on endoscopy bottle top appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Endoscopic / Arthroscopic S&Splastics starmed Source Type: news

How Does PRP Therapy Work
We’ve known for years that platelets are the part of your blood that’s responsible for clotting. But we’re only beginning to learn about their powerful rejuvenating power and their potential to heal. Platelets are your body’s “first responders.” They initiate a cascade of healing that’s 10 times more powerful than any drug available today. In fact, it’ll be centuries before Big Pharma will be able to come up with a drug that can come close to doing what platelets can do. Platelets work in two ways. First, they contain hundreds of growth factors. These proteins are criti...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

T önnis grade 1 alone may not contraindicate hip arthroscopy for certain patients with FAI and labral tear
Findings from a study published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine suggest that Tönnis grade 1 alone should not be considered a contraindication to hip arthroscopic surgery for patients with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and labral tears with mild osteoarthritis (OA).  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - June 18, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

American Medical Group picks up controlling interest in Solos Endoscopy
Solos Endoscopy said last Friday that the American Medical Group has acquired a controlling interest in the company from Solos’ president, Bob Segersten. The Boston-based company said that, in connection with the acquisition of shares, American Medical Group prez Dom Gatto will join Solos Endoscopy’s board of directors. “I believe that American Medical Group LLC is the needed change necessary to increase the value of our company for our shareholders and provide for future growth opportunities. It is with complete confidence that we feel this move will lead to a new future for the company and increased sal...
Source: Mass Device - June 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Mergers & Acquisitions SOLOS Endoscopy Inc. Source Type: news

Boston Scientific to drop $19m on Irish endoscopy R & D center
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) is reportedly set to put some $19 million (€17 million) into an R&D center for its endoscopy products in Galway, Ireland. The Marlborough, Mass.-based company yesterday cut the ribbon on its RoadRunner facility, at a site it opened in 1994 that already employs 3,000 workers, according to news reports. The idea is to bring in about 300 physicians each year to provide feedback for engineers designing stents for the bowel or biliary tract. “Through the RoadRunner facility, our engineers will gather real-time feedback from international clinicians,” vice presiden...
Source: Mass Device - June 9, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Research & Development Boston Scientific Source Type: news

Rotation Medical release initial results for ‘ bioinductive ’ shoulder implant
Rotation Medical touted initial data today from the Rebuild registry of its bioinductive implant at the annual meeting of the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Interim results from the 1st 200 patients demonstrated significantly less post-operative pain and use of narcotics in patients who received the bioinductive implant, as well as less sling time, faster return to function and better overall shoulder rating. Patients in the registry reported feeling better 6 months after receiving the implant than those who received traditional treatment did at 2 years. The registry is slated to follow up to 300 patients. &ldqu...
Source: Mass Device - May 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Implants Orthopedics Rotation Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Experts Questions Use of Arthroscopic Knee Surgery - AARP
1 day ago ... International health experts recommended against the use of arthroscopic knee surgery for treatment of degenerative knee pain or function. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - May 18, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Expert panel recommends against use of arthroscopy for most patients with degenerative knee disease
An international panel has released a guideline on arthroscopic surgery for degenerative knee arthritis and meniscal tears.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - May 13, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Keyhole knee surgery is 'waste of time' review finds
Conclusion This expert panel review provides compelling evidence against the use of knee arthroscopy for degenerative knee conditions/osteoarthritis. This procedure often has varied and inconsistent use in clinical practice. As part of their review the researchers also considered what other government organisations currently recommend about the procedure. NICE already says knee arthroscopy (with washout – flushing the joint with fluid) should not be performed for people with osteoarthritis. The only indication NICE currently gives for the procedure is people who have a clear history of mechanical locking symptom...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Older people Source Type: news

Skip Arthroscopy for Degenerative Knee Disease, Report Says Skip Arthroscopy for Degenerative Knee Disease, Report Says
One author says insurers should consider denying payment. A surgeon who has performed 5000 of the procedures says the report's conclusions are flawed and he will not change his practice.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Why Canada is wasting millions on useless knee surgeries
An international panel of experts is recommending against arthroscopic surgery for almost all patients with degenerative knee diseases such as arthritis. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Guidelines Say No to Most 'Keyhole' Knee Surgeries
Widely used arthroscopy won't help arthritic degeneration, expert panel says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guideline Recommends Against Arthroscopy for Most Cases of Degenerative Knee Disease (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM An international expert panel strongly recommends that most patients with degenerative knee disease not … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Guidelines Say No to Most'Keyhole' Knee Surgeries
Widely used arthroscopy won't help arthritic degeneration, expert panel says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Knee Injuries and Disorders, Osteoarthritis, Surgery (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Knee surgery 'should not be used to treat degenerative knee disease'
Knee arthroscopy should not be considered a suitable treatment option for the vast majority of patients with degenerative knee disease, according to experts. An international panel, led by Reed Siemieniuk at McMaster University in Canada, has reviewed the available evidence and come to a firm conclusion that surgery does not offer any substantial benefits for these patients, despite most guidance suggesting otherwise. Why knee surgery may be unsuitable Part of the British Medical Journal's Rapid Recommendations initiative, which aims to quickly generate trustworthy guidance for doctors based on the latest evidence, the...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 10, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

New Guidelines Say No to Most'Keyhole' Knee Surgeries
WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017 -- " Keyhole " arthroscopic surgery should rarely be used to repair arthritic knee joints, a panel of international experts says in new clinical guidelines. Clinical trials have shown that keyhole surgery doesn't help people... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 10, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The effect of subcritical bone loss and exposure on recurrent instability after arthroscopic Bankart repair in intercollegiate American football - Dickens JF, Owens BD, Cameron KL, Deberardino TM, Masini BD, Peck KY, Svoboda SJ.
BACKGROUND: There is no consensus on the optimal method of stabilization (arthroscopic or open) in collision athletes with anterior shoulder instability. PURPOSE: To examine the effect of "subcritical" bone loss and football-specific exposure on th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Medrobotics wins colorectal indication for Flex robot-assisted surgery system
Medrobotics said today that it won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for a colorectal procedure indication for its Flex robot-assisted surgery platform. The Raynham, Mass.-based company won expanded CE Mark approval in the European Union last October for Flex for performing colorectal procedures. The system won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for transoral procedures in July 2015 (that indication won CE Mark approval back in March 2014). Medrobotics bills itself as the 1st robotics firm to offer minimally invasive and steerable robotic products for colorectal applications. “The human...
Source: Mass Device - May 8, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Robot-Assisted Surgery Medrobotics Source Type: news

Crospon wins FDA 510(k) for next-gen Endoflip system
Endoscopic diagnostic company Crospon said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its next-gen Endoflip system with Flip topography module, designed to allow clinicians to assess patient motility disorders during endoscopy. The newly cleared Endoflip 2.0 system includes imaging software that displays esophageal contractility patterns in real time on a touch screen display, the Ireland-based company said. “This clearance represents a significant milestone for our organization as we can now offer physicians an additional tool that can be used during endoscopy, along with other diagnostic methods, to evaluate patients wi...
Source: Mass Device - May 5, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Crospon Source Type: news

Illustrator Sums Up The Injustice Of AHCA In One Heartbreaking Drawing
House Republicans passed legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, slashing health care coverage for millions, capping Medicaid expansions, and potentially allowing for discrimination against individuals with pre-existing conditions ― some of which essentially amount to being a woman.  An amendment added to the Affordable Health Care Act could allow insurance companies to charge higher premiums for citizens who have experienced postpartum depression, pregnancy, a C-section, domestic violence or rape. On the same day, the House also voted to defund ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interscope wins FDA nod for EndoRotor resection tool
Interscope said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its EndoRotor endoscopic resection tool designed for gastroenterology and colorectal surgery. The Worcester, Mass.-based medical device startup said that the EndoRotor is the 1st flexible microdebrider designed for use in the digestive tract to facilitate complete removal of diseased mucosa. The device performs tissue dissection, resection and retrieval in a single step, the company said, without the use of thermal energy. “It is vital during invasive procedures to have access to the proper instruments that help to facilitate the work that needs to be done. T...
Source: Mass Device - May 3, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Interscope Source Type: news

Knee arthroscopy may offer only short-term reduction in pain for middle-aged patients with meniscal lesions
Findings from a study published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine suggest little longer-term benefit for knee arthroscopy performed in middle-aged patients with knee pain and meniscal lesions.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - April 30, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Medtronic touts 5-year Endurant II AAA registry data
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today released 5-year data from the Engage global registry study of its Endurant II abdominal aortic aneurysm stent graft, touting long-term durability and consistent outcomes with the device. Results from the study, which the company claims is the most robust post-market registry of endovascular aortic repairs to date, was presented at the 2017 Charing Cross Symposium in London this week. “Medtronic aims to increase access to treatment for patients with aortic disease. This goal has been reinforced by our commitment to developing robust clinical programs – such as the Engage registry &ndas...
Source: Mass Device - April 26, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Stent Grafts Vascular Medtronic Source Type: news

Structural Pathology Not Related to Knee Pain and Function Structural Pathology Not Related to Knee Pain and Function
A new study found that structural knee pathologies were not associated with patient-reported symptoms among those undergoing arthroscopic meniscal surgery.British Journal of Sports Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Cantel Medical closes CR Kennedy endoscopy assets buy
Cantel Medical (NYSE:CMN) said today it closed its buy of endoscopy business assets from Australian distributor CR Kennedy. The assets picked up by Little Falls, N.J.-based Cantel include its Mediators-branded automated endoscope reprocessors, chemistries and procedure room products. The sale also includes a full sales and service organization from CR Kennedy, the company said. “We’re excited to complete the acquisition with CR Kennedy. The successful completion of this transaction further strengthens our commitment to provide infection prevention products and solutions globally. We would like to than...
Source: Mass Device - April 3, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Mergers & Acquisitions Cantel Medical Corp. Source Type: news

Transosseous technique may reduce pain following arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
Data published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine suggest that postoperative pain may decrease more quickly after transosseous hardware-free suture repair compared to single-row anchor fixation for rotator cuff repair.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - April 1, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

What is the relationship between rotator cuff tear area and postoperative pain?
A study published in the April issue of The American Journal of Sports Medicine examines the relationship between rotator cuff tear area and postoperative pain in patients who undergo arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - March 26, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Mitek Sports Medicine Introduces Comprehensive Knee Arthroscopy Platform for ACL and Meniscal Repair
New Offering Combines Performance with Reproducibility and Operating Room Efficiency (Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

High rate of return to running following arthroscopic hip surgery
Ninety-six percent of patients who were recreational or competitive runners prior to developing hip bone spurs returned to their sport within nine months of arthroscopic surgery, according to new research. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 14, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

High cholesterol levels linked with rotator cuff surgery failure
Patients with higher cholesterol levels face a significantly greater risk for failure of minimally invasive (arthroscopic) rotator cuff surgery, according to a new study. According to the study, commonly-used cholesterol lowering drugs, called statins, diminish this risk. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 14, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

High cholesterol levels linked with rotator cuff surgery failure
(American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) Patients with higher cholesterol levels face a significantly greater risk for failure of minimally invasive (arthroscopic) rotator cuff surgery, according to a new study to be presented on Friday, March 17, at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). According to the study, commonly-used cholesterol lowering drugs, called statins, diminish this risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

High rate of return to running following arthroscopic hip surgery
(American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) Ninety-six percent of patients who were recreational or competitive runners prior to developing hip bone spurs returned to their sport within nine months of arthroscopic surgery, according to research presented today at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Motus GI raises $30m for Pure-Vu colonoscopy system
Motus GI said today that it closed a $30 million private placement which it plans to use in support of the commercial launch of its Pure-Vu colonoscopy system. The lead investor in the placement was Perceptive Advisors, joined by Orchestra Medical Ventures, Ascent Biomedical Ventures, Jacobs Investment Company, GJG Life Sciences and Pura Vida Investments. The Tirat Carmel, Israel-based company won FDA clearance in Sept. 2016 for its device used to clean poorly-prepped colons during colonoscopies. “We are excited with the outcome of this oversubscribed offering. The proceeds from the offering are expected to give...
Source: Mass Device - February 28, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Funding Roundup MOTUS GI Source Type: news

FDA: Zimmer Biomet recall of Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder System is Class I
The FDA this week released information on a Class 1 recall of Zimmer Biomet‘s (NYSE:ZBH) Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder System over issues with the devices fracturing. The Warsaw, Ind.-based company’s Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder system is a shoulder replacement device designed to be surgically implanted to restore arm movement in patients with rotator cuff tears who have developed artropathy and have failed shoulder joint replacements. A Class 1 indication from the federal watchdog indicates “a reasonable probability that use of these products will cause serious adverse health consequences or death,&rd...
Source: Mass Device - February 17, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Orthopedics Recalls Zimmer Biomet Source Type: news