Centinel Spine Appoints Dirk M. Kuyper and Gregory Rainey to its Board of Directors
NEW YORK, March 19, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Centinel Spine®, LLC, the largest privately-held spine company focused on anterior column reconstruction, today announced the appointment of Dirk M. Kuyper and Gregory Rainey as mem... Devices, Orthopaedic, Neurosurgery, Personnel Centinel Spine, FLX Platform, Integrated Interbody, interbody fusion (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Atreon Orthopedics Received FDA Clearance for Rotator Cuff Regeneration Product
Rotium™, a Rotator Cuff Repair Device, Set to be Available April 1 COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 19, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Today, Atreon Orthopedics, a ParaGen Technologies subsidiary company that focuses on orthopedic products, ann... Devices, Regenerative Medicine, Orthopaedic, FDA Atreon Orthopedics, ParaGen Technologies, Rotium , Bioresorbable Wick (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ME & MY OPERATION: New plastic shoulder means I can pull on my jumpers again
A high-tech way of carrying out shoulder replacement surgery could help the new joint last longer. Graham Goff, 72, from Warsop, Nottinghamshire, tells about his experience. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes drug alters vitamin D levels, possibly explaining increased bone fracture risk
Scientists found that the diabetes drug canagliflozin reduces vitamin D levels and calcium uptake, which may explain why this drug can increase the risk of bone fractures.  (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 19, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications
Overall, 92.8 percent of oral solid medications contain at least one potential allergen (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 18, 2019 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

Can a lifetime guarantee boost value-based care?
Cheryl Bednar, 54, of Laflin, Penn., suffered from chronic pain from hip deterioration until Geisinger Dr. James Murphy performed a hip replacement in February 2018 and offered the lifetime guarantee. (Image from Geisinger) Swiss orthopedics company Medacta International and Geisinger Health System have said they will pilot a lifetime guarantee program for knee replacement surgeries. The program will cover full costs for screened Geisinger Health Plan members who receive knee replacement surgery while also ensuring reimbursement for any associated future care the patients may incur throughout their life...
Source: Mass Device - March 18, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Implants News Well Orthopedics Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Geisinger Health System Medacta Source Type: news

Think Surgical, United Orthopedic join forces for global sales
Think Surgical and United Orthopedic have announced a global joint marketing agreement of Think’s Active robotic system and United’s U2 knee system. Think’s Active robotic system consists of a 3D pre-surgical planning workstation and its computer-assisted Active robot. Its use in total knee arthroplasty is the subject of an FDA investigational device exemption study, with clearance anticipated in 2019. The system’s core technology has been used in thousands of total hip and knee replacements worldwide, according to Fremont, Calif.-based Think. Get the full story on our sister site, Me...
Source: Mass Device - March 18, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Implants News Well Orthopedics FDA thinksurgical unitedorthopedic Source Type: news

Must Med-Mal Cases Be Tried Only Where the Injury Occurred? Must Med-Mal Cases Be Tried Only Where the Injury Occurred?
Should cases be decided where the alleged injury occurred?; Jury sides with teenage stroke victim; Hospital's negligence led to a nasty fall, patient claimsMedscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter CME Quiz
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - March 17, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME Quiz Source Type: news

Bone and Joint in Brief
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - March 17, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Bone and Joint in Brief 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

Smoking May Not Inhibit Response to Rituximab in Rheumatoid Arthritis
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - March 17, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Perspective Source Type: news

Analysis of Lesions and Their Anatomic Location Aids in Diagnosis of Axial Spondyloarthritis
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - March 17, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Trends and Innovations Source Type: news

Probiotic Stimulates Bone Growth in Mice
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - March 17, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Snapshot Source Type: news

Complex Interrelationship Between Prescription and Illicit Opioids in Overdose Epidemic
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - March 17, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Best of the Rest Source Type: news

Psoriatic Arthritis and Road to Bone Damage
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

Early sports specialization tied to increased injury rates in college athletes
(American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine) Sixty million kids participate in organized athletics each year with ever increasing amounts of children specializing in one sport before the age of 14 with hopes of a college scholarship or professional career on the line. However, researchers presenting their work at the AOSSM/AANA Specialty Day today reveal that this early intense participation might come at the cost of increased injuries during their athletic careers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

Blood flow restriction therapy may protect against bone loss following ACL reconstruction
(American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine) Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction patients often face bone and muscle loss immediately following the procedure. Researchers presenting their work today at the AOSSM/AANA Specialty Day note that combining blood flow restriction (BFR) therapy with traditional rehabilitation efforts may slow bone loss and reduce return to function time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

3 cases of inflicted skull crush injuries in infants - Brown ECB, Donaruma-Kwoh MM, Otjen JP, Feldman KW.
We describe 3 infants with skull fractures that involved more than 1 skull bone. On further evaluation, 2 of the 3 infants had additional fractures at other sites of the body and the third infant had concerning bruising of the face. Although an accidental ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

FDA ramps up scrutiny of materials in medical devices
(Image by Michael Longmire on Unsplash) The FDA said today it has begun more closely scrutinizing the roles of certain materials associated with harm to patients who have breast implants, nitinol-containing devices, metal-on-metal hip implants and devices made from animal-derived substances. It’s the latest in a series of statements the agency has issued following increasingly harsh public criticism of its efforts to regulate the medical device industry. In the past year, Netflix’s documentary “The Bleeding Edge” and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists’ &ld...
Source: Mass Device - March 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: 510(k) Blog Cardiovascular Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Implants Materials Testing Metal-on-Metal News Well Oncology Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance Replacement Heart Valves Stents Surgical Women's Health ani Source Type: news

Physicians Getting Inventive on Frontline of Opioid Crisis Physicians Getting Inventive on Frontline of Opioid Crisis
A multifaceted approach to curb the distribution and consumption of opioids and promote the safe disposal of unused drugs is required to address the largest drug crisis in the nation's history.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Oberd launches AI-assisted tech for gathering outcome data
Patient-reported outcomes vendor Oberd said it has launched software designed to reduce a patient’s time in completing outcomes surveys for orthopedic procedures. Patient-reported outcomes can help quantify the value of a healthcare provider’s services. Columbia, Mo.-based Oberd’s computer-adaptive test (CAT) software has been developed and validated for all of the outcomes surveys approved by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). The technology, which uses artificial intelligence (AI), has been used in both test and live settings by the Geisinger Health System and will be feature...
Source: Mass Device - March 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News News Well Orthopedics Software / IT American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) oberd Source Type: news

Occupational and non occupational metacarpal bone fractures at the Mansoura University Emergency Hospital: a comparative study - El-Hadidy SS, El-Gilany AH, Nour K, Elsherbeny E, Hamied AHA.
The objective of this article is to compare between occupational and non occupational metacarpal fractures. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

AAOS: Supplement Use Low in Patients With Osteoporosis, Hip Fracture
FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 -- Of patients diagnosed with osteoporosis who have a history of hip fracture, only 14 percent are receiving appropriate calcium and vitamin D supplementation, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

10 orthopedic products from AAOS 2019 you need to know
Attendees line up to register for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting in Las Vegas this week. More than 30,000 people were expected. (Image from AAOS) The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting in Las Vegas is abuzz about robotics, according to industry analysts from SVB Leerink. While the SVB Leerink analysts termed Stryker’s  (NYSE:SYK) Mako platform “best-in-class,” it’s an expanding category. Other major orthopedics companies are using this week’s AAOS meeting to introduce new offerings or tout updates to existing ones. Johnson...
Source: Mass Device - March 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Featured Implants News Well Orthopedics Surgical American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) conformis DJO Global Kyocera Orthosensor Inc. Smith & Nephew Stryker Zimmer Biomet Source Type: news

Diabetics more likely to experience high blood sugar after joint surgery
(Hospital for Special Surgery) People with diabetes who have joint replacement surgery are at sharply higher risk of experiencing elevated blood sugar after the procedure, and this could increase their chances of developing a complication, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nursing professor wins $6.575 million in grants to tackle musculoskeletal disease
(University of Texas at Arlington) Marco Brotto -- the George W. and Hazel M. Jay Professor in the college, and an internationally renowned scientist and an expert in bone, muscle physiology and sarcopenia -- recently obtained renewal for two grants, and funding for three new grants from the National Institutes of Health. These awards will further his work in tackling sarcopenia and osteoporosis, and support his new work on diabetic skeletal muscle disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 15, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Untreated Osteoporosis May Hasten Progression of Bone Metastasis Untreated Osteoporosis May Hasten Progression of Bone Metastasis
Certain women with breast cancer and untreated osteoporosis show accelerated progression of bone metastasis, according to a new study from Taiwan.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Clinical features of fracture versus concussion of the temporal bone after head trauma - Kong TH, Lee JW, Park YA, Seo YJ.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Temporal bone fracture (TBF) is a common occurrence in cases of head trauma. Although the incidence of temporal bone concussion (TBC) has increased in cases of head trauma, it has not been extensively studied. We assessed the cha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

5 Natural steps you can take today to reduce excessive bone loss
(Natural News) Bone health diminishes as you age. However, when the body loses too much bone, makes too little bone, or both, a bone disease called osteoporosis occurs. This disease weakens the bones and increases the risk of fractures from a fall, sneezing, or even minor bumps. To prevent excessive bone loss the natural way,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exactech wins FDA nod for Alteon Cup, XLE liner acetabular system
Exactech (NSDQ:EXAC) said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its new Alteon Cup and XLE liner acetabular system. The Gainesville, Fla.-based company said that the newly released devices are integrated into its Alteon Platform system. The Alteon Cup will include multiple implant configurations and bearing options and features an asymmetric porous coating. Exactech said that the Alteon Cup is intended for use with the Alteon XLE crosslinked vitamin-E enhanced acetabular linings. “The new Alteon Acetabular component joins modern technology with beautiful design. An optimized fixation surface and head-liner-shell...
Source: Mass Device - March 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance Exactech Inc. Source Type: news

Osteoporosis Missed Despite'Red Flag' of Spinal Fracture Osteoporosis Missed Despite'Red Flag' of Spinal Fracture
In the year after an ER visit for a spinal compression fracture,"recognition and treatment of osteoporosis...remained dismal," researchers report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Spinal Augmentation Safe, Effective for Malignant Fractures Spinal Augmentation Safe, Effective for Malignant Fractures
Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) and kyphoplasty (KP) are safe and effective for treating vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) in cancer patients, according to a new systematic review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Onkos Surgical to use Promimic ’ s nano-thin HA coating
Onkos Surgical, a surgical oncology device developer, said today that it is working with Promimic AB to commercialize Promimic’s nano-thin hydroxyapatite coating technology for use on limb salvage surgery implants. Hydroxyapatite (HA) is a major component of normal bone and teeth that is already used as a coating on orthopedic implants to promote fixation and bone in-growth. Onkos is developing 3D-printed implants with novel porous structures to facilitate hard and soft tissue attachment. Promimic’s HAnano Surface — applied in a three-step process that creates a nano-thin HA coating — doesn’t ...
Source: Mass Device - March 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News News Well Oncology Orthopedics Onkos Surgical promimic Source Type: news

Back Pain Affects One-third of American Youth Back Pain Affects One-third of American Youth
American children and adolescents commonly experience back pain, new research shows, but data for this population are lacking.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Shoulder Innovations Announces New InSet(TM) Humeral Short Stem Implant
HOLLAND, Mich., March 14, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Shoulder Innovations (SI) is pleased to announce the successful first human use of its new InSet Humeral short stem system. The new product represents SI's latest addition to its... Devices, Orthopaedic, Product Launch Shoulder Innovations, InSet Humeral, short stem system, total shoulder (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Stryker pays up to $220m for OrthoSpace
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) said today that it put $220 million on the table for OrthoSpace and its InSpace rotator cuff repair device. Stryker said it paid $110 million in up-front cash and agreed to another $110 million in potential milestones for the Caesarea, Israel-based company. “The acquisition of OrthoSpace is highly complementary to our existing portfolio and aligns with Stryker’s focus on investing in sports medicine,” medsurg president Andy Pierce said in prepared remarks. “We are excited about the momentum OrthoSpace has in key global markets and the additional surgical option this technology pro...
Source: Mass Device - March 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Mergers & Acquisitions Orthopedics Wall Street Beat OrthoSpace Stryker Source Type: news

FDA approves BD ’ s Venovo venous stent
Becton Dickinson & Co. (NYSE:BDX) said today that the FDA granted pre-market approval for its Venovo stent for treating iliofemoral venous occlusive disease. Franklin Lakes, N.J.-based BD touted Venovo as the first on the U.S. market approved to treat obstructed blood flow in the iliac and femoral veins. “The FDA pre-market approval of the Venovo venous stent represents a significant advance for interventionalists treating iliofemoral venous occlusive disease, an under-recognized condition,” peripheral intervention president Steve Williamson said in prepared remarks. “We designed the Venovo venou...
Source: Mass Device - March 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Stents bectondickinson Source Type: news

Cochrane-REWARD prize - 2017 Award Winner: SYRCLE
When it received the joint second Cochrane-REWARD prize in 2017,SYRCLE (the SYstematic Review Center for Laboratory animal Experimentation) was focused on encouraging the use of systematic reviews of animal studies to reduce waste and improve quality. Since then, SYRCLE has evolved, and here Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga gives an overview of how things have developed.SYRCLE started in the Netherlands with the aim of improving the reliability of laboratory animal research and its relevance for patients by using systematic reviews. Systematic reviews have not been commonly used for animal studies, yet we saw the potential of implem...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

More M & amp;A During AAOS Week
Are acquisitions going to be a “thing” during this year’s American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)? It certainly seems so. There was that huge M&A announcement from Smith & Nephew on the opening day of the conference, not to mention the London-based company also announcing it would acquire BrainLab’s orthopedic joint reconstruction business. On AAOS’s second day, Corin Group certainly seems to be in the deal-making mood by revealing it’s acquiring Omni Orthopedics. The acquisition would give the Canton,...
Source: MDDI - March 13, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Orthopedics Source Type: news

Reflexion Health ’s virtual rehab assistant posts similar results to traditional therapy
Reflexion Health’s VERA telemedicine rehabilitation platform shown at patient home (Image from Reflexion Health) Separate studies have found that Reflexion Health’s virtual exercise rehabilitation assistant (VERA) was as safe and effective as traditional physical therapy while saving $2,745 per patient in a bundled-payment setting, the company announced. Reflexion designed VERA as a digital therapy platform that integrates several components for a comprehensive, home-based rehabilitation experience without the need for patients to apply or wear any sensors or monitoring devices. Get the full story on our s...
Source: Mass Device - March 13, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Clinical Trials Featured News Well Orthopedics AAOS reflexion-health Source Type: news

Miach Orthopaedics touts results of two-year study on ACL repair
Miach Orthopaedics said that a study of its bio-engineered implant for autograft anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair revealed results similar to those achieved by traditional ACL repair surgeries two years post-procedure. The non-randomized, two-arm study conducted at Boston Children’s Hospital enrolled 10 patients treated with Miach Orthopaedics’ bridging scaffold-enhanced ACL repair (BEAR) implant with hamstring autograft ACL reconstruction and was conducted under an FDA Investigational Device Exemption. The BEAR implant was designed to be surgically placed between the torn ACL ends at the time of re...
Source: Mass Device - March 13, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Clinical Trials Featured Implants News Well Orthopedics Research & Development Surgical Miach Orthopaedics Source Type: news

Could electrical stimulation reduce joint replacement infections?
A researcher tests the Biofilm Disruption Device (BDD) on a metal disk at the lab of Garwood Medical Devices at the University at Buffalo. [Image courtesy of Douglas Levere / University at Buffalo]The Buffalo, N.Y.–based startup Garwood Medical Devices is betting that electrical stimulation technology it has licensed from the University at Buffalo could make joint replacement infections less common. Garwood is presently raising $3 million in a series B round and is engaged in another round of animal testing of its Biofilm Disruption Device (BDD), according to a University at Buffalo news release. Company officials pl...
Source: Mass Device - March 13, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News News Well Orthopedics Research & Development electricalstimulation Garwood Medical universityatbuffalo Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to treat a dislocated finger
Dislocated fingers are fairly common injuries that occur when a bone slips out of alignment. A person should not attempt to reposition the bone themselves, but seek prompt medical attention instead. Following reduction and splinting, a dislocated finger normally takes several weeks to heal properly. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bones / Orthopedics Source Type: news

New Weight-Loss Target for Total Knee Arthroplasty New Weight-Loss Target for Total Knee Arthroplasty
Morbidly obese patients who lose at least 20 pounds before total knee arthroplasty have significantly better outcomes, new research shows, even if they still meet the criteria for morbid obesity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Corin Enters The Orthopedic Robotics Market By Acquiring Surgical Robotic Leader OMNI
CIRENCESTER, England, March 13, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- UK International orthopedic company Corin Group ("Corin") https://www.coringroup.com/, backed by the Permira funds, has acquired the US-based OMNI Orthopedics (&qu... Devices, Orthopaedic, Surgery, Mergers & Acquisitions Corin Group, OMNI Orthopedic, robotic surgery, total knee (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CT scans may catch more low bone density sufferers before spine surgery
[Photo by Joyce McCown on Unsplash]A CT scan before spine surgery turned up a significant number of patients with previously undiagnosed low bone density, according to a new study out of Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. The study, presented yesterday at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, suggests there may be value in prospective lumbar, or lower, spine patients first receiving a CT scan in the area. Get the full story from our sister site Medical Design & Outsourcing.    The post CT scans may catch more low bone density sufferers before spine surgery...
Source: Mass Device - March 13, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Imaging News Well Orthopedics Research & Development American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) CT scans Hospital for Special Surgery spine Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew acquires Brainlab assets, teases next-gen robotic surgical platform
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) said yesterday that it acquired Brainlab‘s orthopedic joint reconstruction business and teased the unveiling of a next-generation surgical robotics platform for later this year. The London-based company said that its acquisition of Brainlab’s orthopaedic joint reconstruction business included its associated salesforce, which it plans to fold into its surgical robotics division. It added that it will look to install Brainlab’s hip software onto its currently-in-development Navio 7.0 handheld surgical system, which it plans to release during the second half of this year. A...
Source: Mass Device - March 13, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Robotics Surgical Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

Management of the Failed Arthroplasty for Humerus Fracture Management of the Failed Arthroplasty for Humerus Fracture
What are the keys for successfully managing failed shoulder arthroplasty for proximal humerus fractures?Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news