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Orthofix launches RCStim rotator cuff repair trial
Orthofix (NSDQ:OFIX) said today it launched a study looking to evaluate the use of pulsed electromagnetic field technology with the company’s RCStim device as adjunctive treatment to the surgical repair of rotator cuff tears. The 538-patient study, which has begun enrollment, will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of PEMF technology designed to promote bone growth and whether it can reduce the rate of repaired tendons being subsequently torn, as well as overall improvement in patient outcomes. “Arthroscopic repair of rotator cuff tears can improve pain and functional use of the shoulder but a continuin...
Source: Mass Device - February 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Orthopedics Orthofix Source Type: news

17 black innovators who made medtech better
From cardiology to endoscopy to blood transfusion, African Americans have played an important role as innovators in the history of medicine and medtech. To help mark African American History Month, here’s a look at some of their greatest achievements. Here are 17 black innovators who have made discoveries and invented devices to make medtech better. Next>> The post 17 black innovators who made medtech better appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - February 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blood Management Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Diagnostics Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Hospital Care Laboratory Instruments/Laboratory Supplies Oncology Pharmaceuticals Research & Development American Red Cross Source Type: news

Pentax Medical recalls ED-3490TK duodenoscopes
Hoya‘s Pentax Medical is recalling its ED-3490TK duodenoscopes looking to replace parts of the scopes to prevent leakage of patient fluids into the device, according to an FDA release. The company is looking to replace the forceps elevator mechanism, o-ring seal and distal end covering to prevent leakage of fluids into the closed elevator channel and under the distal cap, according to the FDA release. The federal watchdog said it cleared updated design and labeling for the duodenoscope, and that it is closely monitoring the association between so called ‘superbug’ outbreaks and the use of reproc...
Source: Mass Device - February 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Recalls Pentax Medical Source Type: news

Motus GI sets terms for $26m IPO
Motus GI yesterday set the range for its pending initial public offering, which at the midpoint would fetch nearly $26 million. Last month the Israeli company, which makes the Pure-Vu intra-colonoscopy cleaning system, registered the IPO at roughly $28.8 million. Motus GI won FDA clearance for the device in September 2016. Yesterday Motus said it plans to float 4.25 million shares at $5 to $7 apiece, for a range of about $21.3 million to nearly $29.8 million. The company said it plans to list on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol “MOTS,” noting that Piper Jaffray and Oppenheimer are acting as joint ...
Source: Mass Device - February 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat MOTUS GI Source Type: news

13th Hanover Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty Course
2 days only shoulder. Live surgeries. Live clinical examination. Live indication for surgeryCongress language German (simultaneous translation into English) (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - January 24, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Meetings Events Source Type: news

Clinical outcomes, return to sports, and patient satisfaction after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in young and middle-aged patients in an asian population-a 2-year follow-up study - Tay KS, Tan AHC.
PURPOSE: To compare the clinical outcomes of arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in young and middle-aged Asians. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed using prospectively collected data from a tertiary institution A... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Motus GI announces plans for $29m IPO
Motus GI said this week it intends to hold an initial public offering to raise approximately $28.8 million, according to an SEC filing. The company developed and produces the Pure-Vu cleaning system which is designed to be used with a standard colonoscope to perform intra-procedural cleaning of poorly prepared colons. Motus GI won FDA clearance for the device in September 2016. The Israel-based company said it plans to list on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol ‘MOTS’, and said that Piper Jaffray and Oppenheimer are acting as book runners for the offering, according to the SEC filing. The company has not y...
Source: Mass Device - January 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Initial Public Offering (IPO) MOTUS GI Source Type: news

Attune Medical wins 510(k) clearance for drug-delivery model of EnsoETM esophageal device
Attune Medical said today that it won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for a new model of its EnsoETM device capable of administering tube feeds or medication while regulating a patient’s temperature through the esophagus. The newly-approved model allows clinicians to maintain a patient’s core temperature while simultaneously administering fluids, eliminating the need for a separate feeding tube. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Attune Medical wins 510(k) clearance for drug-delivery model of EnsoETM esophageal device appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - January 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: 510(k) Drug-Device Combinations Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance attunemedical Source Type: news

New Surgical Option for Serious Rotator Cuff Tears
Treatment TermsOrthopaedicsRotator Cuff TearsShoulder pain and injuries Overview If you have a severe rotator cuff tear that can ’t be mended, or if a previous repair didn’t bring relief, superior capsule reconstruction may help. Content Blocks Header About Rotator Cuff Tears and Repairs ContentYour shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint. The rotator cuff is a group of tendons and muscles that help keep the ball at the top of your upper-arm bone centered in your shoulder socket. It also helps you lift and rotate your arm.When your rotator cuff tears -- either from a sudden injury or long-term wear-and-tear -...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

High rate of return to cycling after hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement syndrome - Frank RM, Ukwuani G, Clapp I, Chahla J, Nho SJ.
BACKGROUND: Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAIS) is most commonly diagnosed in athletes who sustain repetitive flexion and rotational loading to their hip. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a patient's ability to return to cycling after hip... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Arthroscopy in Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis of the Ankle Arthroscopy in Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis of the Ankle
Learn more about arthroscopically assisted treatment for pigmented villonodular synovitis in the ankle or subtalar joint.Current Orthopaedic Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Knee Stability and Alterations in Synovial Fluid After Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction With Hamstring Autograft or Hamstring Allograft
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - December 17, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME Article Source Type: news

How Smith & Nephew ’ s InVentures program is promoting innovation
Smith & Nephew’s InVentures has developed devices including a a suspension-based bone implant for the shoulder (left) and a set of seven instruments to arthroscopically treat meniscal root tears (right). [Images courtesy of Smith & Nephew]For nearly a decade, Smith & Nephew’s InVentures program has worked with surgeons who have innovative ideas but aren’t starting their own companies. The program provides a third innovation route on top of the major two for big medical device companies: internal R&D and acquisition of smaller companies with new technologies. “A company the ...
Source: Mass Device - December 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News Orthopedics DeviceTalks West inventures Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

J & J ’ s DePuy Synthes launches Purevue visualization system
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary DePuy Synthes said today it launched the Purevue visualization system imaging platform designed for minimally invasive endoscopic surgery. The newly launched system combines a light source, image processor and local image management, looking to reduce the equipments footprint in the operating room, DePuy said. The system also includes an autoclavable camera head, touch-screen navigation and customizable settings for minimally invasive surgery applications. DePuy said the Purevue visualization system completes its capital equipment offering in arthroscopy, which inc...
Source: Mass Device - December 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Surgical depuysynthes johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

What factors affect outcomes after hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingment (FAI)?
A study published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine examines factors linked to acceptable outcomes following hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI).  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - December 3, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Is Outpatient Knee Replacement for You? Know Who Benefits
Treatment TermsKnee replacement surgery Author Shawn Lake Overview Duke orthopaedic surgeons now offer some people who need knee replacement surgery the option to go home a few hours after the procedure. According to Michael Bolognesi, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon at Duke who specializes in hip and knee replacement, the experience has been “overwhelmingly positive.” Content Blocks Header Who Needs Knee Replacement Surgery? ContentMore than 600,000  knee replacement surgeries  are performed each year, making it one of the most the most common  orthopaedic surgeries in the U.S. The proce...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

How effective is arthroscopic subacromial decompression for shoulder pain at 6 months?
Findings from a study conducted in the United Kingdom and published online in the journal The Lancet suggest little difference in outcomes for patients with subacromial shoulder pain treated with various options.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 25, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Shoulder Decompression No Better Than Placebo Surgery Shoulder Decompression No Better Than Placebo Surgery
Arthroscopic subacromial decompression surgery may not relieve shoulder pain any better than arthroscopy alone, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Popular Surgery To Ease Chronic Shoulder Pain Called Into Question
U.K. scientists say arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs or bits of ragged tissue in sore shoulders offered no more pain relief than than sham surgery in their randomized test.(Image credit: Michele Constantini/Getty Images/PhotoAlto) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patti Neighmond Source Type: news

Decompression surgery 'may not benefit people with shoulder pain'
This study suggests that other treatments such as physiotherapy can be just as effective as shoulder surgery, and should be taken into consideration with patients considering surgery and could influence the decisions made by health providers. "Often shoulder pain can be short-lived, but if you’re experiencing shoulder pain which continues for more than two weeks, or gets worse, speak to your doctor or aphysiotherapist in case you have a more complex problem." (Source: Arthritis Research UK)
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Brake reaction time after ankle and subtalar arthroscopy - Sittapairoj T, Anthony CA, Rungprai C, Gao Y, Barg A, Phisitkul P.
PURPOSE: To evaluate preoperative and postoperative brake reaction time (BRT) of patients undergoing right-sided ankle or subtalar arthroscopy. METHODS: Patients who underwent right-sided ankle or subtalar arthroscopy were evaluated between May 201... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

2018-2019 RUSH Sports Fellowship - Dr. Shane Nho
ATTN: M3s and M4s. One-year research fellowship in hip arthroscopy at high-volume, academic institution. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 7, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Job Opportunities News Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Nov. 3, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Hologic’s new product launch to CapsoVision gettting CE Mark approval, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Hologic launches new MyoSure device Hologic announced in a Nov. 1 press release that it has launched its MyoSure Manual Device in the U.S. The device is designed to help doctors resect and remove intrauterine tissue easily in an office setting if used with the MyoSure hysteroscope. 2. IntraFuse wins FDA clearance for FlexThread fibula pin IntraFuse has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its FlexThread Fibula Pin System, ...
Source: Mass Device - November 3, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Oncology Orthopedics Pain Management Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Ultrasound Women's Health brhmedical CapsoVision Helomics Hologic Inc. IntraFuse MedTech Sensus Healthcare LLC Skyline Med Source Type: news

Medicare expands reimbursement for EndoGastric Solutions EsophyX device
EndoGastric Solutions said today that a Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator granted reimbursement coverage for its EsophyX device for treating gastroesophageal reflux. National Government Services extended coverage for transoral incisionless fundoplication using the EsophyX device to some 9.3 million patients in Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont and Wisconsin effective Dec. 1. The TIF procedure is designed to prevent stomach acids refluxing back into the esophagus by reconstructing the gastroesophageal valve. &ldq...
Source: Mass Device - October 26, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic EndoGastric Solutions Reimbursement Source Type: news

FDA expands indication for Attune Medical ’ s Enso esophageal temperature management device
Attune Medical said today that it won an expanded indication from the FDA for its Enso esophageal temperature management device. Formerly known as Advanced Cooling Therapy, Chicago-based Attune said the new indication covers extended duration of use for up to 72 hours. The triple lumen system is designed to be inserted into the esophagus, with two lumens attached to existing temperature modulation equipment and third providing gastric decompression and drainage. The device first won de novo clearance from the federal safety watchdog in June 2015. “As awareness of the importance of effective targeted te...
Source: Mass Device - October 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Regulatory/Compliance Attune Medical Source Type: news

Hamstring autograft with preserved insertions linked to improved outcomes compared to free autograft for ACL patients
A study published online in the journal Arthroscopy compares differences in short-term outcomes for patients who undergo anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using a graft with preserved insertions and those treated with a free hamstring graft.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - October 15, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Descriptive epidemiology of symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement in young athlete: single center study - Lee WY, Kang C, Hwang DS, Jeon JH, Zheng L.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) in athletic patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From July 2003 to May 2013, 388 patients (422 hips) who underwent arthroscopic surgery... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Hip pain in young athletes: Q & A with a sports medicine specialist
When your child plays a sport, it’s often hard to tell where everyday aches and pains end and a potentially serious injury begins. Bumps and bruises are anything but rare in contact sports, and muscle soreness can be a common complaint for any young athlete — especially given the rigor of youth athletics these days. So how do you know when your child’s hip pain is due to an actual injury? Dr. Mininder Kocher, orthopedic surgeon and Associate Director of the Sports Medicine Division at Boston Children’s Hospital, helps answer parents’ questions about hip pain in young athletes. What are s...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 3, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Connor Ertz Tags: Ask the Expert Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program Division of Sports Medicine Dr. Mininder Kocher FAI femoracetabular impingement hip dysplasia hip impingement labral tear Source Type: news

Longer shoulder arthroscopy procedure time associated with increased risk of adverse short-term outcomes
According to a study published online in the journal Arthroscopy, increased shoulder arthroscopy procedure time may be associated with increased likelihood of adverse short-term outcomes.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - September 30, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

FDA warns on endoleaks with stent grafts
Image: Ulster Medical Journal The FDA yesterday warned physicians about the risk for a dangerous type of leak with endovascular stent grafts used to wall off aneurysms in the abdominal aorta. The federal safety watchdog said the warning was prompted by an uptick in adverse event reports from physicians and medical device companies of Type III endoleaks in stent grafts used to treat AAA and aorto-iliac-aneurysms. Type III endoleaks result from defects or mis-alignment of the stent graft components, allowing pressure to build in the aneurysm sac and increasing the risk of rupture. “This increase is compared to earlier ...
Source: Mass Device - September 29, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Stent Grafts Source Type: news

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