Timing of steroid shots before rotator cuff surgery affects infection risk
(Wolters Kluwer Health) For patients undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff, previous steroid injections into the shoulder don't increase the risk of surgical-site infection - unless the injection is administered within one month before surgery, reports a study in the April 17, 2019, issue of the Journal of Bone& Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA: Duodenoscope reprocessing is dirtier than we thought
The FDA said today that new data show that the contamination rate for “high-concern organisms” in duodenoscopes is nearly twice as high as previously thought and warned the devices three major manufacturers to get their required post-market studies in gear. Back in 2015 the federal safety watchdog warned Olympus (TYO:7733), Fujifilm Holdings (TSE:4901) and Hoya’s (TYO:7741) Pentax subsidiary following a string of deadly “superbug” infections attributed to their duodenoscopes. The FDA ordered the companies to run post-market surveillance studies to assess the effec...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Fujifilm Hoya Corp. Olympus Pentax Source Type: news

Chloroprocaine Offers Adequate Anesthesia for Knee Arthroscopy
TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 -- Chloroprocaine results in adequate anesthesia with quick recovery of sensory/motor functions for knee arthroscopy in the ambulatory setting, according to a study presented at the Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study Compares Outcomes With Arthroscopic Versus Open Lateral Release in Lateral Epicondylitis
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - March 17, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME Article Source Type: news

Patients with irreparable rotator cuff tears may have another surgical option
(American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine) The arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction (SCR) surgical technique offers patients with irreparable rotator cuff tears restored shoulder function and the opportunity to return to sports and physically-demanding work, according to research presented today at the AOSSM/AANA Specialty Day in Las Vegas, Nevada. The study, which examined patient outcomes up to five years after surgery, built upon earlier research which examined short-term patient results. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Knee Surgery for Torn Cartilage May Not Be Worthwhile Knee Surgery for Torn Cartilage May Not Be Worthwhile
Many middle-aged and older adults with a meniscal tear and knee pain are not likely to benefit from arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM), a review of past studies suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Knee surgery for torn cartilage may not be worthwhile
(Reuters Health) - Many middle-aged and older adults with torn cartilage and pain in their knee are not likely to benefit from so-called arthroscopic surgery, a review of past studies suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Apollo Endosurgery touts results of stomach-stapling study
  Apollo Endosurgery’s OverStitch device Apollo Endosurgery (NSDQ:APEN) has reported key data from 1,000 patients who underwent endoscopic gastroplasty using the company’s OverStitch device. Published in the journal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the data include a mean total weight loss of 14.8%±8.5% at 18 months. Three months following surgery, the impact on obesity-related comorbidities included the complete remission of: 13 of 17 cases of type 2 diabetes. All 28 cases of hypertension. 18 of 32 cases of dyslipidemia. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsour...
Source: Mass Device - February 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Clinical Trials Endoscopic / Arthroscopic News Well Surgical Weight loss Apollo Endosurgery Source Type: news

Outcomes Better With Arthroscopy for Femoroacetabular Impingement Outcomes Better With Arthroscopy for Femoroacetabular Impingement
Arthroscopic hip surgery results in better outcomes than physiotherapy and activity modification in patients with symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), according to a new clinical trial, but researchers still urge caution.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - February 16, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

FDA clears Rebound Therapeutics ’ minimally invasive neurosurgical endoscope
Rebound Therapeutics has secured FDA 510(k) clearance for its Aurora Surgiscope system, which it touts as the first single-use disposable neurosurgical endoscope. The Aurora system enables minimally invasive access, visualization and illumination during neurosurgical procedures, the Irvine, Calif.–based company said yesterday. “Our physician advisors specified that we enable the complete neurosurgical procedure, without reliance on any third-party component, to keep the procedure minimally invasive, simple and without expensive capital equipment,” Rebound CEO Jeffrey Valko said in a news release. &ld...
Source: Mass Device - January 24, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: 510(k) Business/Financial News Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Neurological News Well Regulatory/Compliance Surgical reboundtherapeutics Source Type: news

J & J may nab surgical robotics company Auris Health
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) intends to acquire surgical robotics company Auris Health, according to a report by Bloomberg News. In May 2018, Auris inked an agreement with J&J’s division Ethicon’s NeuWave Medical subsidiary to develop systems for the robotically-assisted bronchoscopic ablation of lung lesions. J&J has been working with Alphabet‘s (NSDQ:GOOGL) Verily Life Sciences on Verb Surgical’s prototype robot-assisted surgery platform. J&J wants to spend more for Auris than the smaller company’s $2 billion valuation from its latest funding round, t...
Source: Mass Device - January 23, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Mergers & Acquisitions Robotics aurishealth johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew closes Ceterix buyout
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) said today that it completed its $50 million acquisition of Ceterix Orthopaedics and its NovoStitch Pro meniscal repair system. The deal could bring in an additional $55 million, according to Smith & Nephew, based on financial performance. The NovoStitch Pro device enables surgeons to repair arthroscopically horizontal, radial, complex, bucket handle and root tears, as well as vertical tears. Smith & Nephew noted that the device complements its own Fast-Fix 360 meniscal repair system, which is designed for vertical tears. “NovoStitch Pro is an outstanding technology that add...
Source: Mass Device - January 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Mergers & Acquisitions Orthopedics Wall Street Beat Ceterix Orthopaedics Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

Trice Medical adds $18m extension to Series C round
Trice Medical said today that it added more than $18 million to the $19 million Series C round it closed back in 2017. Malvern, Pa.-based Trice, which makes the Mi-eye 2 and Mi-ultra orthopedic diagnostic devices, first closed its $19.3 million C round in June 2017. That tranche was led by Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) and included Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE), HealthQuest Capital, BioStar Ventures and other unnamed returning investors; at that time the company reported raising a total of $40.9 million. The $18.3 million extension announced today was led by Charter Capital Partners and the...
Source: Mass Device - January 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Funding Roundup Imaging Orthopedics Wall Street Beat Safeguard Scientifics Smith & Nephew Trice Medical Source Type: news

Olympus rejiggers medical biz
Olympus (TYO:7733) last week announced its plan to rejigger its medical device business with an eye toward gaining share in the U.S. market. The Japanese conglomerate weathered an accounting scandal in 2011 after firing its first foreign CEO, Michael Woodford, after he blew the whistle on unexplained payments worth around $1.7 billion and demanded the resignation of the former chairman and vice president. In September 2012 the company and 3 former executives pleaded guilty in Japan to cover-up charges. By 2014 Olympus was caught up in an FDA warning about power morcellators, whi...
Source: Mass Device - January 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Featured Wall Street Beat Olympus Source Type: news

2019-2020 Sports Medicine, Shoulder Reconstruction & Upper Extremity Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic Florida
The Cleveland Clinic Florida Department of Orthopedics is pleased to offer a one-year combined Sports Medicine and Upper Extremity fellowship. Our combined fellowship offers unique opportunities to the aspiring Sports Medicine/Upper Extremity surgeons. Under the supervision of Vani Sabesan, MD, Gregory Gilot, M.D., Brian Leo, M.D., Farah Tejpar, MD, and David Westerdahl, M.D, this fellowship offers an outstanding diversity of experience in all areas of sports medicine, and upper extremity joint reconstruction. Fellows will be exposed to current arthroscopic and reconstructive shoulder, elbow, hand and knee procedures, as w...
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - January 10, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Fellowship News Source Type: news

Return to work after early repair of acute traumatic rotator cuff tears - Aagaard KE, Randeblad P, Abu-Zidan FM, Lunsjo K.
BACKGROUND: Lost workdays following rotator cuff repair is not well-studied in the literature. We aimed to define the time away from work following early arthroscopic repair of acute traumatic rotator cuff tears and compare it with the recommendations of t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

2019-2020 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 - January 6, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Job Opportunities News Source Type: news

Incidence of Nerve Injury After Hip Arthroscopy Incidence of Nerve Injury After Hip Arthroscopy
Nerve injuries have been reported as a potential complication of hip arthroscopy. How often do they occur?Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew to pay up to $105m for Ceterix Orthopaedics
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) today announces that it has agreed to acquire Ceterix Orthopaedics and its NovoStitch Pro knee repair device. The deal calls for the British orthopedics and wound care giant to put up $50 million in up-front cash, with another $55 million due over the next five years, pegged to financial performance. Fremont, Calif.-based Ceterix’s NovoStitch Pro is designed to repair complex meniscal tears in the knee. Smith & Nephew said the device is “highly complementary” to its own Fast-Fix 360 device for vertical meniscal tears. “NovoStitch Pro is an outstanding technolog...
Source: Mass Device - December 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Mergers & Acquisitions Orthopedics Wall Street Beat Ceterix Orthopaedics Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

Opioids Overprescribed After Arthroscopic Meniscectomy
THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 -- Prescription opioid medications are overprescribed after simple arthroscopic meniscectomy, according to a study recently published in The Journal of Bone& Joint Surgery. Vance Gardner, M.D., from Hoag Orthopedics in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Boston Scientific sues Micro-Tech over endo clip patents
Micro-Tech SureClip Boston Scientific has filed a lawsuit against Micro-Tech USA and its Chinese manufacturer, Micro-Tech Nanjing, alleging that Micro-Tech infringed three of its patents for endoscopic hemostatic clips. Boston Scientific claims that Micro-Tech’s SureClip hemostasis clip products infringe the patents for its Resolution and Resolution 360 clips, which are designed to control gastrointestinal bleeding. Henry Schein (Melville, N.Y.) is also named as a defendant as Micro-Tech’s distributor. Boston Scientific claims that Ann-Arbor, Mich.-based Micro-Tech’s SureClip, Sur...
Source: Mass Device - November 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Legal News Patent Infringement Boston Scientific Henry Schein Inc. micro-tech Source Type: news

FDA clears NinePoint Medical ’ s AI-powered IRIS upgrade for Nvision VLE esophageal imager
NinePoint Medical said today that it won FDA 510(k) clearance for the Intelligent Real-time Image Segmentation software upgrade for its flagship Nvision VLE imaging system. The newly cleared IRIS is an artificial intelligence-based platform for image feature segmentation, the Bedford, Mass.-based company said. The company touted that the approval was the first of its kind for such a tool intended for use in imaging esophageal tissue. The NvisionVLE Imaging System is intended to facilitate volumetric laser endomicroscopy procedures that create real-time, high-resolution cross-sectional images, NinePoint said. The syste...
Source: Mass Device - November 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Merit Medical Systems Inc. NinePoint Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Precision Optics raises $2m
Precision Optics has raised $2 million in a new round of equity financing, according to a recently filed SEC posting. Precision Optics develops optical components for multiple fields, including the medtech industry. The Garner, Mass.-based company develops and manufactures optical and mechanical-optical components, sub-assemblies and systems including lenses, prisms, thin film coatings, optical assemblies, sinuscopes, arthroscopes, laparoscopes, stereo-endoscopes, beamsplitters, endocouplers, camera adapters and fiber optic assemblies, according to its website. The round was joined by five anonymous investors, with the fir...
Source: Mass Device - October 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wall Street Beat Precision Optics Corp. Source Type: news

Physical Therapy an Option for Nonobstructive Meniscal Tears
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- Physical therapy (PT) is non-inferior to arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM) for patients with nonobstructive meniscal tears, according to a study published in the Oct. 2 issue of the Journal of the American Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to expect from knee surgery rehabilitation
Doctors use knee surgery to help restore a person ’s range of motion. Types of surgery include a total knee replacement, arthroscopy, and osteotomy. In this article, learn what to expect during the recovery period and how to encourage healing. We also cover the long-term outlook. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Surgery Source Type: news

Rate of conversion of reports presented at the Turkish society of sports traumatology, arthroscopy, and knee surgery congress into publication - Gulcek M, Inci F, Ceyhan E, Gurhan U, Kahve Y, Ucaner A.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the conversion rate of oral and poster presentations into publications presented at four consecutive congresses held by the Turkish Society of Sports Injuries and Arthroscopy between 2008 and 2014 and to det... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Clinical Comorbidities Up After Arthroscopic Hip Surgery
Increases seen in mental health disorders, chronic pain, substance use disorders, heart disorders (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Clinical Comorbidities Up After Arthroscopic Hip Surgery
FRIDAY, Oct. 5, 2018 -- Following elective arthroscopic hip surgery, the rate of seven major clinical comorbidities increases significantly, according to a study published online Sept. 27 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Daniel I. Rhon,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Physical Therapy Noninferior to Surgery for Some Meniscal Tears Physical Therapy Noninferior to Surgery for Some Meniscal Tears
A physical therapy-based conservative treatment approach was noninferior to arthroscopic repair in patients with nonobstructive meniscal tears, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Fewer US Adults Getting Unnecessary Knee Surgery Fewer US Adults Getting Unnecessary Knee Surgery
Arthroscopic knee surgery is being done less often in adults with torn cartilage or painful arthritis, as a growing body of evidence shows little benefit from these operations, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Huge drop in adults going under the knife for a torn knee cartilage
Multiple studies have shown that knee arthroscopy isn't any better than non-operative treatments for conditions like arthritis, torn cartilage and knee pain. Finally, doctors are taking note. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fewer U.S. adults getting unnecessary knee surgery
(Reuters Health) - So-called arthroscopic knee surgery is becoming a less common treatment for adults with torn cartilage or painful arthritis as a growing body of evidence shows little benefit from these operations, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ceterix Ortho wins expanded FDA nod for NovoStitch Pro
Ceterix Orthopaedics said yesterday it won expanded FDA 510(k) clearance for its NovoStitch Pro meniscal repair system, clearing the system for use with a size 0 suture cartridge. The Fremont, Calif.-based company’s NovoStitch Pro system is designed to allow surgeons to place stitches arthroscopically in tight joint compartments to treat meniscal tears that had previously been unrepairable. “The considerable strain placed on the knee’s meniscus during common physical activities makes it particularly prone to injury. Having access to a larger suture provides additional possibilities for meniscal repair,&rd...
Source: Mass Device - August 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Ceterix Orthopaedics Source Type: news

PT Better After Hip Surgery Than Opioids in Younger Adults
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 -- Physical therapy management is associated with better outcomes for young patients undergoing arthroscopic hip surgery, compared to primary or exclusive opioid treatment, according to a study recently published in Physical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bilateral PE in an Adolescent Following Arthroscopic Surgery Bilateral PE in an Adolescent Following Arthroscopic Surgery
This case of pulmonary embolism in a young patient following arthroscopy highlights the need for vigilance, as PE can occur regardless of age and risk profile following even low-risk surgery.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Namibia:American Doctors Donate Arthroscopy Equipment
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Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

ValenTx raises $10.3 million for implantable gastric bypass device
Startup ValenTx has attracted nearly $10.3 million from 32 investors, according to a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The Maple Grove, Minn. company is developing a removable gastric bypass device as an alternative to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. It raised $10,271,050 in the round begun July 18, 2018. The ValenTx endoluminal bypass therapy mimics the attributes of a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and is implanted through a non-surgical, endoscopic procedure, according to the company’s website. This procedure does not require gastric stapling or permanent changes to the patient&...
Source: Mass Device - August 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Diabetes Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) valentx Source Type: news

Putting Fat Cells to Use in Orthopedics
Arthroscopic knee surgery for degenerative knee disease is a common orthopedic procedure, reportedly performed more than two million times a year globally. And these are just the statistics for knee procedures. The shoulder, hip, wrist, elbow, and ankle joints are all also candidates for arthroscopic surgeries. A few studies have cast doubt about whether such surgeries are necessary. It is true that most of the time, patients report lessening of pain after the procedures. But could this be just a placebo effect? In the case of osteoarthritis in the knee, there is no evidence that arthros...
Source: MDDI - August 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Orthopedics Source Type: news

Arthroscopic subacromial decompression doesn ’t best placebo for shoulder impingement
Arthroscopic subacromial decompression (ASD) was shown to provide no benefit over diagnostic arthroscopy at 24 months in patients with shoulder impingement, according to a study published in The BMJ.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 5, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

In-office diagnostic arthroscopy may be safe and effective
In-office needle-based diagnostic imaging appears to be statistically equivalent to surgical diagnostic arthroscopy in patients with knee pain, according to an article published online in Arthroscopy.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 5, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Acromioplasty No Better Than Sham Surgery for Shoulder Impingement Pain Acromioplasty No Better Than Sham Surgery for Shoulder Impingement Pain
Subacromial decompression is no better than diagnostic arthroscopy for treating shoulder impingement, according to the FIMACT study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - August 1, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Lumendi wins CE Mark, launches DiLumen EIP in EU
Lumendi said today it launched its DiLumen endolumenal interventional platform endoscope sleeve after winning CE Mark approval in the European Union for the device. The Buckinghamshire, U.K.-based company said its DiLumen EIP is a non-sterile, single-use sleeve designed to fit over standard endoscopes to stabilize the devices in the large intestine. Lumendi touted that the device has already been used in more than 400 procedures, and has been the subject of three clinical studies, the results of which are slated to be published later this year. “Receiving approval to apply the CE mark in Europe is critical to Lu...
Source: Mass Device - July 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Regulatory/Compliance Lumendi Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: July 13, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From Angiodroid receiving CE Mark approval to Masimo launching its vital signs app, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Angiodroid wins CE Mark for Angiopulse IABP Angiodroid announced in a July 11 press release that it has received CE Mark approval for its AngioPulse intra-aortic balloon pump device. The AngioPulse uses a new system for intra-aortic balloon pumps based on pressure regulation. It is designed for weaning solutions and is suitable for all types of patients needing intra-aortic balloon pump therapy. 2. Visura Technol...
Source: Mass Device - July 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Ultrasound angiodroid Healcerio Lipogems Masimo MedTech Oculocare ReDress Visura Technologies Source Type: news

EndoGastric Solutions adds $31m
EndoGastric Solutions, which last week reported raising more than $25 million, said today that the total raise was $30.5 million. Redmond, Wash.-based EndoGastric Solutions said the round was led by existing backers Advanced Technology Ventures, Canaan Partners, Canepa Healthcare, Chicago Growth Partners, CRG, Radius Ventures, Sightline Partners and “several new healthcare investors excited about EGS’ commercial advances.” In a regulatory filing last week the company said it raised $25.4 million from 28 investors as part of a $35.5 million offering. Today EGS said it plans to use the i...
Source: Mass Device - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat endogastricsolutions Source Type: news

FDA Clears The Way: Lipogems' Receives FDA Clearance For Microfragmented Adipose Tissue System Utilizing Body's Own Fat To Support Tissue Repair In Orthopaedic And Arthroscopic Surgeries
NORCROSS, Ga., July 5, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Lipogems, a leader in medical technologies for orthopaedic physicians, announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the company's Lipogems Microfragmented Adipose T... Regenerative Medicine, Orthopaedic, FDA Lipogems, Microfragmented Adipose Tissue, Transplant (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Arthroscopy Guided Fixation of Posterior Malleolar Fractures Arthroscopy Guided Fixation of Posterior Malleolar Fractures
Find out how ankle injuries with posterior malleolar fractures were successfully treated utilizing this surgical approach.Current Orthopaedic Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Nerve Block Approaches for Major Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery Nerve Block Approaches for Major Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
This study examined alternatives to interscalene nerve block for arthroscopic shoulder surgery, which frequently causes hemidiaphragmatic paralysis.Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Pulmonx wins FDA approval for Zephyr endobronchial valve
The FDA today granted pre-market approval under its breakthrough devices designation to the Zephyr endobronchial valve made by Pulmonx for treating severe emphysema. Emphysema, a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, causes irreversible damage to the lung’s alveoli, trapping air during exhalation that in turn can cause the diseased tissue to grow larger and pressure healthy lung tissue. The Zephyr device is designed to decrease the volume of the chest to improve function in the heart, respiratory muscles and healthy lung tissue. Inserted via bronchoscopy, the pencil-eraser-sized valves prevent air from ent...
Source: Mass Device - June 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Pulmonx Source Type: news

Apollo Endosurgery wins expanded FDA nod for OverStitch Sx system
Apollo Endosurgery said today it won special FDA 510(k) clearance for its OverStitch Sx endoscopic suturing system, an accessory for its already cleared OverStitch Sx system intended to simplify attachment of the device to compatible endoscopes. The Austin, Texas-based company said that the special clearance is the last regulatory nod it needed before it could introduce the system into the US market. The newly cleared accessory makes the system, which was previously limited in compatibility to a select number of dual-channel endoscopes, compatible with a wider range of endoscopes, Apollo said in a press release. Earli...
Source: Mass Device - June 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Apollo Endosurgery Source Type: news