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Genetic testing helps determine safest dose of blood thinner for joint surgery patients
(Intermountain Medical Center) A new five-year study of nearly 1,600 patients finds that genetic testing can help determine the safest dose of the blood thinner warfarin, with fewer side effects, in patients undergoing joint replacement surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 23, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Clinician Job Satisfaction Linked to Improved Burnout Scores
Reduced intention to leave practice for clinicians who report increased job satisfaction during follow - up (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Misonix inks $11m Chinese licensing, manufacturing deal for SonaStar
Misonix (NSDQ:MSON) said today it inked an $11 million licensing and exclusive manufacturing deal with Chinese Hunan Xing Hang Rui Kang Bio-Technologies for Misonix’s SonaStar product line in China, Hong Kong and Macau. Through the agreement, Misonix will receive $5 million in upfront technology license fees and stocking orders as well as minimum royalty payments from the sale of SonaStar products of $2 million per yer between 2019 and 2021 and additional royalties through August 2027. “Working with Misonix represents a unique opportunity to add an important technology to our suite of products. SonaStar is...
Source: Mass Device - October 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Misonix Source Type: news

Do Older Women Who Use Bisphosphonates Need Fewer Knee Replacements? Do Older Women Who Use Bisphosphonates Need Fewer Knee Replacements?
The rate of knee replacement surgery among older women with knee osteoarthritis is lower in those who take bisphosphonates than in those who don't, according to a database study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 20, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Osteoporosis Warrants Long-term Treatment Osteoporosis Warrants Long-term Treatment
Although bisphosphonate holidays can be part of the long-term management of osteoporosis, the concept does not transfer to all other drugs, an expert suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Will Cementless Total Knee Replacements & #039;Mako & #039; a Comeback?
Stryker took its time introducing its robotic-assisted total knee arthroplasty application for its Mako system. Now, within seven months, the company launched that system and landed FDA clearance to use it in cementless total knee replacement procedures. Cementless total knee arthroplasty enjoyed early adoption, only to lose it over joint loosening due to micromotion, according to an article in the Annals of Translational Medicine. Stryker turned to 3-D laser printing of porous titanium components that mimic bone surface and encourage bone fixation. “That's good for the patient,” Stuart Simpson, president of St...
Source: MDDI - October 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Orthopedics Implants Source Type: news

Robin Ling obituary
Orthopaedic surgeon whose ‘Exeter stem’ implant transformed hip replacement surgeryRobin Ling, who has died aged 90, was an orthopaedic surgeon at thePrincess Elizabeth Orthopaedic hospital in Exeter whose contribution to hip surgery resulted in an improved quality of life for millions of people. His research and teaching had a profound influence on the development of hip replacement operations and of revision (re-do) hip surgery. He was responsible for establishing many of today ’s surgical techniques.His research built on the work ofSir John Charnley, who pioneered the total hip replacement in the early...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: A John Timperley Tags: Medical research Medicine Science Hospitals University of Exeter Scotland Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Oct. 20, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From InspireMD’s distribution deal to RenalGuard touting a new study, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention. 1. InspireMD inks Chile distribution deal InspireMD announced in an Oct. 12 press release that it has signed a distribution deal with CorpMedical Chile to distribute the MGuard Prime Embolic Protection System (EPS). The MGuard Prime EPS treats acute coronary syndromes like acute myocardial infarctions. 2. Medacta launches MiniMed hip stem Medacta has launched its MiniMAX Hip System in the U.S., according to an Oct. 12 press relea...
Source: Mass Device - October 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Implants Orthopedics Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Ultrasound Esaote Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. Honeywell InspireMD Medacta Source Type: news

Best supplements for bones: Take THESE nutrients to prevent osteoporosis
BEST supplements for strong bones include vitamin D, calcium and magnesium, and the nutrients can help prevent osteoporosis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Facet Joint Violation During Pedicle Screw Placement Facet Joint Violation During Pedicle Screw Placement
How do these two techniques for percutaneous pedicle screw instrumentation compare in terms of the rates of facet joint violation and medial pedicle wall breach?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

New IOF Compendium documents osteoporosis, its management and global burden
(International Osteoporosis Foundation) On the occasion of World Osteoporosis Day, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has issued the first edition of a comprehensive and scientifically referenced report on osteoporosis. The 'IOF Compendium of Osteoporosis' will be available in five languages, is to be periodically updated, and is intended as an authoritative reference document for all key stakeholders in the field of musculoskeletal health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MRI Interventions taps ex-Philips exec Burnett as prez, CEO | Personnel Moves – Oct 19, 2017
MRI Interventions (OTC:MRIC) said early this month it tapped former Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) neuro diagnostics & therapy biz GM Joseph Burnett as its new prez & CEO, effective November 7. Burnett will replace Frank Grillo who will stay in his role until November 6 and will continue to serve as an executive advisor afterwards, the Irvine, Calif.-based company said. “I am thrilled to join the MRI team and help lead this next chapter which will focus on clinical development, market adoption and continued procedure growth. The stakes are high in neurosurgical procedures and precision is paramount. Our t...
Source: Mass Device - October 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News BioSig Technologies Bluewind Medical Boston Scientific Dentsply Sirona Guidant Corp. InMode Aesthetic Solutions johnsonandjohnson Mauna Kea Technologies mazorrobotics Medtronic MRI Interventions otoharmonics Source Type: news

BMI: Tom Brady is obese?
Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measurement of your body fat percentage. And based on the results, you are labeled normal, overweight or obese.   But BMI can give you some crazy results. Using this measurement, I’m considered obese. And so is NFL superstar Tom Brady. You see, BMI only compares your height against your weight. It doesn’t distinguish between fat and muscle. But here’s the thing… Muscle is much denser than fat. So if you have a lot of muscle, you can have a high BMI but still be lean. There’s a much more reliable test to measure your body’s composition of fat and mu...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Jenna ’s story: How two surgeons changed her path in life
“Your daughter was a very sick little girl.” Those were the first words that came out of Dr. Peter Waters’ mouth as he addressed my parents in the waiting room of Boston Children’s Hospital, back in 1999. They had been anxiously waiting, wondering and worrying about my condition. “Will they get it all?” “Will she be the same?” “Will she survive?” All of these questions occupied the minds of my parents as they sat waiting for their two-year-old daughter to come out of emergency surgery. A life-saving procedure …it’s what now inspires me to want to bec...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 19, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenna Lahey Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Division of Sports Medicine Dr. Lyle Micheli Dr. Peter Waters Hand and Orthopedic Upper Extremity Program Orthopedic Center Septic arthritis Source Type: news

Bacteria and your broken heart
In your screening for heart disease, I bet your doctor will never think to check your gut. And that may well be where your heart problems start. Let me explain… Your gut plays a critical role in your overall health. It’s a major part of your body’s ecosystem. It’s home to trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi. They make up your “microbiome.” Doctors are beginning to pay attention when it comes to these bacteria. But they’re still missing the big picture. This microcosm affects just about every organ and body system. Some of these gut bugs cause disease and infection. Others b...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Heart Health Source Type: news

Calcium Essential to Limit Osteoporosis but Avoid Excess, Say Europeans Calcium Essential to Limit Osteoporosis but Avoid Excess, Say Europeans
Calcium levels of 700-1200 mg/day are recommended in postmenopausal women, but excessive doses could be harmful, highlights a new clinical guide from the European Menopause and Andropause Society.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Wolters Kluwer and Orthopaedic Trauma Association launch OTA International
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Wolters Kluwer, in partnership with the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) and its International Section, announce OTA International, a new open access journal published alongside the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. OTA International aims to further knowledge, foster innovation, support research and education, and promote quality and good clinical practice in the field of orthopaedic trauma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sharing Passwords Is Widespread Among Medical Staff
Almost three - fourths of survey respondents report having used a colleague's password to access EMRs (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for October 18, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. How Igus moving plastic components are enabling medtech innovation Advanced plastic components maker Igus sees more medical sector opportunities. Here’s how its e-chains, bearings and linear systems are enabling innovatio...
Source: Mass Device - October 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Looking at the whole child: Coordinated care for spina bifida helps Jeffrey thrive
Jeffrey Marotz and his family may have driven to Boston Children’s Hospital from their home in New York, but it was really the boy’s feet that brought him here. Born with severe spina bifida, a complex birth defect that affects the development of a child’s spinal cord, spine and brain, Jeffrey had also been diagnosed with clubfoot, a related orthopedic condition that causes the foot to twist unnaturally. Previous surgeries hadn’t worked and the braces that had been custom made for then three-year-old Jeffrey didn’t fit correctly. “Nothing was working,” says his mom, Michelle. A tea...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 18, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Fernandez Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories clubfoot Dr. Benjamin Warf Dr. Carlos Estrada Dr. Lawrence Karlin Dr. Terry Buchmiller Rebecca Sherlock spina bifida Source Type: news

Men Now Comprise ~ 10 Percent of RN Workforce
About half of increase due to educational attainment, rising demand, liberalizing gender attitudes (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Tampering allegations in Johnson & Johnson hip case prompt judge to trigger probe
A federal judge in Texas this week took the unusual step of asking federal prosecutors and the FBI to probe possible witness tampering by lawyers for Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) in a bellwether trial over metal-on-metal hip implants made by J&J subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics. Mark Lanier, lead attorney for the plaintiffs in one of six cases being tried in the U.S. District Court for Northern Texas bellwether before Judge Ed Kinkeade, raised the tampering issue during an Oct. 16 hearing based on a conversation between a DePuy sales rep and a surgeon who’s a witness in the case. Dr. David Stein filed an affidav...
Source: Mass Device - October 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Metal-on-Metal Product Liability depuysynthes johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Smudging of the Motor Cortex and Low Back Pain Severity Smudging of the Motor Cortex and Low Back Pain Severity
A new study explores the relationship between motor cortical reorganization and the severity and location of low back pain.Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Osteoporosis Warrants Long-term Treatment Osteoporosis Warrants Long-term Treatment
Although bisphosphonate holidays can be part of the long-term management of osteoporosis, the concept does not transfer to all other drugs, an expert suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

FDA OKs trial for MiMedx AmnioFix knee treatment, prelims
MiMedx (NSDQ:MDXG) saw shares rise today after announcing 3rd quarter revenue that beat consensus on The Street alongside FDA approval to proceed with the Investigational New Drug phase 2B study of its AmnioFix injectable product. The Marietta, Ga.-based company said it expects to post sales of $84.6 million for its 3rd quarter, well ahead of both its guidance of between $70 and $80 million and Wall Street consensus of $80.1 million. Revenue for MiMedx grew 31% compared to sales from the 3rd quarter of the previous year, according to an SEC filing. “Our third quarter revenue performance was very strong, and we a...
Source: Mass Device - October 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Clinical Trials MiMedx Group Inc. Source Type: news

Female Physicians May Be Especially at Risk of Burnout
They tend to deal with psychosocial care more than male colleagues but can take steps to reduce stress (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 17, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Anika ’ s Monovisc therapy gets green light in Australia
Anika Therapeutics (NSDQ:ANIK) said yesterday that regulatory authorities in Australia approved the company’s single injection viscosupplement, Monovisc, for the treatment of pain associated with osteoarthritis of the synovial joints. This latest regulatory win means that Monovisc is commercially available in more than twenty countries, including the U.S. and Canada. The Bedford, Mass.-based company said it plans to move into additional international markets next year with its therapy for hip and knee pain. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Anika’s Monovisc therap...
Source: Mass Device - October 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Orthopedics Pain Management Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Anika Therapeutics Inc. Source Type: news

Scoliosis Screenings Can Help Catch Spine Problem Early
TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 -- Routine screenings for scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, help ensure the condition doesn't take a toll on children's health and self-esteem, according to an orthopedic specialist. One out of every 25 children develops... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Will the Latest Smith & amp; Nephew Rumor Actually Pan Out?
It must be that time of year. Wall Street is once again abuzz with speculation of a potential Smith & Nephew takeout. Deal rumors have swirled around the London-based medical device firm for years, this time fueled by CEO Olivier Bohoun's retirement plans, coupled with unconfirmed reports that activist investor Elliott Management Corp. has taken a stake in the company. Smith & Nephew recently notified investors that Bohoun will retire by the end of next year, after seven years as CEO. Reports of Elliott Management Corp.'s interest in the company surfaced a day after the company announced Bohoun's intention to ...
Source: MDDI - October 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

J & J ’ s DePuy fields 341 hip cases in the England
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary DePuy saw its 1st day in court in the UK this week as it faces 341 claims that it sold “defective” Pinnacle hip implants that caused metal particles to be released into patients bodies, according to a Bloomberg report. The metal-on-metal hip case is one of the largest product liability group actions to reach the UK’s courts, according to the plaintiff’s law firm Leigh Day. A number of other cases against other manufacturers of “metal-on-metal” hip implants have been delayed pending the results of the J&J case, according to the rep...
Source: Mass Device - October 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Orthopedics johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Men sustaining sex injuries has increased by four times
According to Stephen Makinde, clinical director of the 'Perfect Balance' clinic in Harley Street, men are suffering from wrist fractures, ankle sprains, back problems and even hernias. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson ’ s Q3 results top estimates despite profit slide
Although third-quarter profits for Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) were off nearly -13%, the healthcare giant still managed to top the consensus estimate for sales and earnings per share on a top-line gain of more than 10%. New Brunswick, N.J.-based J&J posted profits of $3.76 billion, or $1.37 per share, on sales of $19.65 billion for the three months ended Sept. 30, for a bottom-line slide of -11.9% on sales growth of 10.3%. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were $1.90, a full dime ahead of the consensus on Wall Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $19.28 billion. That sent JNJ share...
Source: Mass Device - October 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

The Role of Therapeutic Modalities in Orthopaedic Injuries The Role of Therapeutic Modalities in Orthopaedic Injuries
What does the current evidence tell us about various therapeutic modalities for the rehabilitation of patients with orthopaedic injuries?Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Vigilance for Spondylolysis Can Lead to Early Healing—And Complete Resolution of the Stress Fracture
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - October 17, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Best of the Rest Source Type: news

Most Female Physicians Have Faced Sexist Patient Comments
Sexual harassment by patients can negatively affect physician - patient relationship, quality of care (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 17, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Intensive resistance training safe, effective for women with osteoporosis
(Reuters Health) - High-intensity resistance and impact training (HiRIT) may improve bone and muscle strength in select postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, according to a small study in Australia. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

UK Anti-trust Regulator Investigates S.Africa's Aspen Pharmacare UK Anti-trust Regulator Investigates S.Africa's Aspen Pharmacare
Britain's competition regulator has launched an investigation into Africa's biggest generic drug maker Aspen Pharmacare over alleged anticompetitive conduct in the supply of blood pressure and arthritis drugs, Aspen said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Portal-based Education Helps Curb Inappropriate MRIs for Low Back Pain Portal-based Education Helps Curb Inappropriate MRIs for Low Back Pain
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

J & J ’ s DePuy launches Maxframe limb correction system
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary DePuy Synthes said late last week that it launched the Maxframe multi-axial limb correction system designed to gradually correct bone or soft tissue deformities in the arm, leg, foot or ankle. DePuy said the Maxframe system includes 3D planning software intended to create accurate patient treatment plans and reduce the number of X-rays required and the procedural complexity of treatments. The newly launched limb fixation system also includes the company’s Assure-Strut technology designed to emit an audible click after patient adjustment of the device as the strut ...
Source: Mass Device - October 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Orthopedics depuysynthes johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Reply to the letter to the editor: Editorial: Do orthopaedic surgeons belong on the sidelines at American football games? - Leopold SS.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Stryker wins FDA nod for cementless Mako total knee system
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its cementless Mako total knee system with Triathlon Tritanium. The Kalamazoo, Mich.-based company touted the Triathlon Titanium as combining kinematics from its Triathlon knee with highly porous biologic fixation technology. The system features the company’s Tritanium tibial baseplate and metal-backed patella components as well, the company said. Stryker said that cementless procedures are increasing in popularity, and the newly cleared platform expands the robotics offerings for orthopedic surgeons seeking an alternative to bone cement. “...
Source: Mass Device - October 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance Stryker Source Type: news

NuVasive Receives Expanded FDA 510(k) Clearance For TLX Interbody System Used In TLIF Procedures
New clearance for TLX™ system includes indications for use with allogeneic bone graft and in additional levels of the spine; Technology to be showcased at NASS 2017 SAN DIEGO, Oct. 16, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- NuVasive, Inc. (N... Devices, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic, FDA NuVasive, TLX interbody, TLIF, spine surgery (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA expands indication for NuVasive ’ s TLX spine implant
NuVasive Inc. (NSDQ:NUVA) said today the it won expanded 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its TLX implant used in spinal fusion surgery. San Diego-based NuVasive said the new clearance covers an new, expandable 20° cage and new indications for use covering allogeneic bone grafts and more spine levels. “With the additional clearance for our latest TLX system, we now provide the leading tools for [transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion] procedures with our MAS TLIF solution, validating our commitment to improving spine solutions,” strategy, technology & corporate development EVP Matt Link said in pr...
Source: Mass Device - October 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Nuvasive Source Type: news

Letter to the editor: Editorial: Do orthopaedic surgeons belong on the sidelines at American football games? - Rodeo SA, Taylor SA, Kinderknecht JJ, Warren RF.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The burden of gunshot injuries on orthopaedic healthcare resources in South Africa - Martin C, Thiart G, McCollum G, Roche S, Maqungo S.
BACKGROUND: Injuries inflicted by gunshot wounds (GSWs) are an immense burden on the South African (SA) healthcare system. In 2005, Allard and Burch estimated SA state hospitals treated approximately 127 000 firearm victims annually and concluded that the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ibuprofen may be preferential first-line option for pediatric patients after minor orthopaedic surgery
Data from a study published in the October issue of Canadian Medical Association Journal suggest that ibuprofen may be preferred to morphine for pain relief in pediatric patients who have undergone minor outpatient orthopaedic surgery.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - October 15, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

The burden of gunshot injuries on orthopaedic healthcare resources in South Africa - Martin C, Thiart G, McCollum G, Roche S, Maqungo S.
Background. Injuries inflicted by gunshot wounds (GSWs) are an immense burden on the South African (SA) healthcare system. In 2005, Allard and Burch estimated SA state hospitals treated approximately 127 000 firearm victims annually and concluded that the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Recovery patterns over 4 years after distal radius fracture: descriptive changes in fracture-specific pain/disability, fall risk factors, bone mineral density, and general health status - Dewan N, Macdermid JC, Grewal R, Beattie K.
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive/Longitudinal cohort. INTRODUCTION: Distal radius fracture (DRF) is a common fall related fragility fracture that is known to be an early and independent predictor of secondary osteoporotic (OP) fractures. Changes in falls ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Bigger Waistline Limits Mobility After Hip/Knee Replacement (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- High BMI also ups risk of death before age 85 in those undergoing total joint replacement (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - October 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Missed Vertebral Fracture; Lost Chance to Treat Osteoporosis Missed Vertebral Fracture; Lost Chance to Treat Osteoporosis
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights one of the week's important news stories for primary care.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news