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Opioid Rx Too Often Given to Back Pain Patients With Depression
Researchers find these patients are also more likely to get higher doses of opioids (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

1991 - 2014 Saw Minimal Change in Health Spending Per State
Recession and recovery, implementation of health reform impacted health care coverage (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 23, 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

Exactech wins Japanese nod for shoulder, knee, hip replacement systems
Exactech (NSDQ:EXAC) said today that won Japanese approval for its shoulder, knee and hip replacement systems and that the devices had been recently used in their 1st procedures in the region. The Gainesville, Fla.-based company said it won regulatory approval to introduce additional products from its 3 segments to the Japanese market, including its Optetrak Logic CR knee system, Novation crown cup acetabular component, Alteon tapered wedge stem and Equinoxe reverse shoulder systems. The 1st procedures with all of the devices were performed between April 6 and June 5, the company said. “Exactech has maintained d...
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance Exactech Inc. Source Type: news

UCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital and Miller Children’s & Women ’s Hospital plan strategic affiliation
Two leading children ’s hospitals —UCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital, part of UCLA Health, and  Miller Children ’s& Women ’s Hospital Long Beach, part of  MemorialCare Health System— announced today their intent to form a strategic affiliation that brings together their academic, clinical and research expertise, and resources to enhance children’s health care services in Southern California.The two organizations, which share similar missions and values, plan to establish a wider geographic pediatric collaboration that strengthens and broadens their ability to offer the...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

First EMS Course Given in Sign Language in Israel
Jerusalem, June 22nd, 2017 - After becoming the first deaf EMT in Israel, Nechama Loebel has once again broken barriers for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community in Israel by instructing the first EMS course in sign language. Loebel, who recently graduated from both a Psychotrauma and Crisis Response course as well as an EMS instructors course, is certified to instruct basic CPR and EMS classes. She wasted no time in organizing the first ever EMS course in sign language for fellow members of the deaf and hard of hearing community in Israel. “It is my dream to be able to take this lifesaving information and pay it fo...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 22, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Raphael Poch, United Hatzalah Tags: Training News Source Type: news

Office workers are low on vitamin D and need the sunshine
Nine in ten office workers are low on vitamin D because they struggle to see enough of the sun. This is putting thousands at greater risk of osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why office workers need to get OUT in the sunshine
Nine in ten office workers are low on vitamin D because they struggle to see enough of the sun. This is putting thousands at greater risk of osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Specific diabetes medications recommended to protect bone health
Research highlights treatment options for co-managing type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis Related items fromOnMedica Osteoporosis - treatment options Osteoporosis - primary prevention Metformin lowers cardiac deaths better than other drugs Drug could cut heart events by 26% in diabetics (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sharp Rise Among Women for Opioid - Related Hospitalizations
U.S. cases rose 75 percent for females versus 55 percent for males over a decade, researchers say (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Orthopedics, Pathology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Additive Ortho wins FDA nod for 3D printed bunion correction system
Early-stage orthopedics company Additive Orthopaedics said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its 3D printed, minimally-invasive, intramedullary bunion correction system. The Little Silver, N.J.-based company said the clearance was its 4th which leveraged additive manufacturing and 6th complete product line, including its 3D printed core products, biologics and custom equipment. “This new 3D printed implant allows us to have features in plates that we cannot get with standard manufacturing processes. Namely, it allows an area of the plate to provide additional fixation and strength over time enabling bone t...
Source: Mass Device - June 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance Additive Orthopaedics Source Type: news

Depressed Back Pain Patients Often Get Opioids
Study finds they are also more apt to get higher doses of the highly addictive painkillers (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Dependence, News, Source Type: news

Additive Orthopaedics Announces FDA Clearance of their Minimally-Invasive, Intramedullary 3D Printed Bunion Correction System for the Extremities Market
LITTLE SILVER, N.J., June 21, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Additive Orthopaedics, LLC., an orthopaedic device company, today announced that is has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its 3D printed minimally-invasive, intramedullary Bun... Devices, Orthopaedic, FDA Additive Orthopaedics, Bunion Correction System, Bunion (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Zimmer Biomet cleaned house after FDA inspection at Warsaw plant
Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) told the FDA that it cleaned house after the federal safety watchdog’s inspection last year turned up numerous violations at a plant in Warsaw, Ind., replacing 5 operations and quality executives as it sought to bring the facility back into compliance. The FDA inspected the North Campus location in Warsaw just before Thanksgiving last year and documented numerous violations in a Form 483. The company replied Dec. 21, 2016, with a lengthy account detailing its actions in remediating the problem, noting that company-wide audits put in place after the $14 billion merger of Zimmer and Biomet...
Source: Mass Device - June 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance zimmerbiomet Source Type: news

Outcomes of Cervical Total Disc Replacement vs ACDF Outcomes of Cervical Total Disc Replacement vs ACDF
Can cervical total disc replacement be safely done in an outpatient setting? How do the outcomes compare to that of ACDF?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Researchers recommend specific diabetes medications to protect bone health
(The Endocrine Society) Type 2 diabetes (T2D) and osteoporosis often coexist in patients, but managing both conditions can be a challenge. A comprehensive review published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism highlights the most effective treatment options for treating these conditions together. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Runner ’s Comeback: From Multiple Fractures to a 50-Mile Race
Treatment TermsOrthopaedicsAnkle pain and ankle injurySports medicine CategoriesFamily health Author MaryAnn Fletcher Overview In April 2017, Harry Mendez Jr. crossed the finish line of a 50-mile race, exhausted but triumphant. The 35-year-old Durham resident had completed triathlons and endurance events before, but none had demanded the strength, commitment, and perseverance this one had. Just nine months earlier, he ’d been in Duke University Hospital, pins and rods holding his lower left leg together, wondering if he’d ever run again. Hero Imageharrymendez_blog.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Conte...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

The Most Important Thing You're Not Discussing With Your Doctor
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related... + articlesList=59447396e4b0d188d027fe80,592db98de4b07c4c731385fc,5644e394e4b08cda3487ed70 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA clears Conformis ’ iTotal hip replacement
ConforMIS (NSDQ:CFMS) said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its primary iTotal Hip replacement system. The iTotal Hip system features the company’s iFit technology which uses single-use, custom 3D printed instruments and a limited amount of reusable instruments to deliver a customized hip replacement, the Billerica, Mass.-based company said. “Standard hip replacement surgery can be challenging, presenting risks of dislocation, discrepancies in leg length and limited reproducibility. With the ability to achieve a better match to a patient’s own anatomy, the iTotal Hip system aims to address ...
Source: Mass Device - June 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance ConforMIS Inc. Source Type: news

Analysts: Stryker might not be the only bidder for Novadaq
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) might not be the only firm in the running for Novadaq Technologies (TSE:NVDQ), according to analysts responding to Stryker’s $701 million bid for the Canadian fluorescence imaging company. Mississauga, Ontario-based Novadaq yesterday agreed to the $11.75-per-share bid, which offers a 95.8% premium on NVDQ’s $6 closing price June 16. That agreement – and the high premium – was likely the result of a bidding process, according to Leerink Partners analysts Richard Newitter and Ravi Misra. “We believe there was a competitive process for the asset, and the deal pri...
Source: Mass Device - June 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Imaging Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Intuitive Surgical Johnson & Johnson Medtronic Novadaq Stryker Source Type: news

Stryker to acquire Novadaq for $701M
Orthopedic device firm Stryker is acquiring all shares of surgical imaging...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Stryker inks partnership with GE Additive Novadaq highlights clinical study Stryker, NeuroLogica partner on CT scanner Eizo partners with Stryker IMRIS teams with Stryker (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 20, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Deck Collapses at Montana Resort, 50 Injured
LAKESIDE, Mont. (AP) — Dozens of people who attended the memorial of a firefighter at a Montana resort gathered after the service on the lodge's deck with its sweeping lake and mountain views, but the structure gave way, injuring at least 50. Saturday's collapse at the Glacier Presbyterian Camp left two people critically injured as of Sunday, and left many more to wonder whether the 10-foot-high deck buckled from the weight of too many people or if there was another reason it failed. Determining the cause of the collapse will be up to the resort's insurer, Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said. "It was not a crime, ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 19, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Next Generation Lumbar Fusion Devices by Meditech Spine Aims to Improve Surgical Outcomes, Receives FDA Clearance
ATLANTA, June 19, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Spine surgery offers a new lease on life for patients experiencing back pain and discomfort. With an estimated 450,000+ lumbar fusions performed each year in the United States, surgeons a... Devices, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic, FDA Meditech Spine, Talos Lumbar Peek, Degenerative Disc Disease, spine surgery (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Accepts Amgen's Supplemental Biologics License Application To Expand Indication For XGEVA ® (denosumab) To Include Multiple Myeloma Patients
FDA Sets PDUFA Target Action Date of Feb. 3, 2018 THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the XGEVA® (denosumab) supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) that seeks to expand the currently approved indication for the prevention of fractures and other skeletal-related events in patients with bone metastases from solid tumors to include patients with multiple myeloma. The FDA has set a Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) action date of Feb. 3, 2018. "Multiple mye...
Source: Amgen News Release - June 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Sugar-coated nanomaterial excels at promoting bone growth
(Northwestern University) There hasn't been a gold standard for how orthopaedic spine surgeons promote new bone growth in patients, but now Northwestern University scientists have designed a bioactive nanomaterial that is so good at stimulating bone regeneration it could become the method surgeons prefer. The researchers studied in vivo the effect of the nanomaterial on the activity of the growth factor BMP-2. They found that 100 times less of the protein was needed for a successful spinal fusion in an animal model. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

P. Joanne Ray joins the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation...
Management executive assumes leadership role for national research foundation.(PRWeb June 19, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/06/prweb14426296.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

‘I just needed a chance': from refugee to the heights of Australian medicine
After fleeing Vietnam by boat in 1981, a dishwashing job at St Vincent ’s hospital was Tuan Nguyen’s lucky breakTuan Nguyen ’s lucky break came in the form of a Mrs Ramsay, who cast an eye over his CV, and offered him a job washing dishes in St Vincent’s hospital kitchen.That was 1982, and Nguyen was a refugee, having fled communist persecution in his native Vietnam, and only days in the country.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ben Doherty Tags: Refugee Week Refugees Australia news Vietnam Osteoporosis Medical research Health Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Timing of hip-fracture surgery may not affect postoperative outcomes
Findings from a study published in the June issue of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery suggest that the hour at which a hip fracture surgical procedure is performed (normal, after hours, overnight) may not affect the quality of the procedure nor increase the probability of a postoperative adverse event.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - June 18, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Unison pledges campaign to fight cuts to council funding
“Our broad range of services are needed more than ever,” UNISON delegates in Brighton heard this morning as the union’s local government conference got under way. Renfrewshire delegate Brenda Aithison was speaking as conference debated the effects of cuts on council services and how the union can counter them. Local libraries are just one example, she said, pointing out that author and Sunday Times columnist Caitlin Moran had rightly described them as “cathedrals of the imagination”. A highlight of the debate came from John Mattrell of Plymouth. He is the city’s learning disability champ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 18, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article 2017 Local Government Service Group Conference cuts to local services local government and financing Source Type: news

Hemiarthroplasty Continues to Have Place in Displaced Femoral Head Fractures in Older Adults
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - June 17, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME Article Source Type: news

Health Insurers Recruiting Former Pharma Reps to Cut Costs
Former pharma reps are educating doctors about costs of meds, encouraging use of generics (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonolog Source Type: news

Central African Republic: “I’m a Civilian, Not a Fighter. Why Did They Attack Me?”
Field newsCentral African Republic: “I’m a Civilian, Not a Fighter. Why Did They Attack Me?”June 16, 2017Thomas sits in a hospital ward in theCentral African Republic (CAR) town of Bria. All his fingers on both hands have been amputated, his left arm is broken, and an external fixator supports one of his legs where machete blows cut through his thigh almost to the bone. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Michigan girl Michaela Davert becomes star beauty blogger
Michaela Davert, 18, from Michigan, who is 2ft6ins tall, was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, or brittle bone syndrome, has broken more than 90 bones in her lifetime and undergone 25 surgeries. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New medication guidelines for rheumatic disease patients having joint replacement
(Hospital for Special Surgery) In the first such collaboration of its kind, an expert panel of rheumatologists and orthopedic surgeons has developed guidelines for the perioperative management of anti-rheumatic medication in patients undergoing total hip or knee replacement. The guidelines aim to reduce the risk of infection after joint replacement. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AMA Endeavors to Increase Transparency of Rx Pricing
At annual meeting, the physicians'group adopted new policies on drug pricing to protect patients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Pha Source Type: news

Frameless Stereotaxic Surgery Can Go Off Course, FDA Warns Frameless Stereotaxic Surgery Can Go Off Course, FDA Warns
Surgeons using frameless stereotaxic navigation systems need to address accuracy problems with this technology that have led to serious injuries and death, the agency said.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - June 15, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Knee Surgery Rates Soaring Among Teen Girls Knee Surgery Rates Soaring Among Teen Girls
A growing number of U.S. athletes are having surgery to repair torn knee ligaments, and a new study suggests injury rates are highest and rising fastest among teenage girls.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - June 15, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for June 15, 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. Johnson & Johnson Innovation backs 3D printing, coatings and contact lenses Johnson & Johnson Innovation, the incubation arm of healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson, said today that it’s investing in a variety o...
Source: Mass Device - June 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Ex-ArthroCare CFO pleads guilty to single count after 10-year sentence overturned
Former ArthroCare CFO Michael Gluk, who last year won his appeal of a 10-year sentence after being convicted of running a scheme to defraud investors of more than $750 million, yesterday pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and securities fraud. Gluk and ex-CEO Michael Baker were convicted in June 2014; Baker was sentenced to 20 years in prison and Gluk drew a 10-year term. Prosecutors alleged that the scheme was designed to generate false revenue numbers to meet internal and external forecasts by dumping inventory, 1st with a distributor called DiscoCare and eve...
Source: Mass Device - June 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Orthopedics Wall Street Beat ArthroCare Corp. Source Type: news

Torrance Memorial hospital receives $32-million donation
Philanthropists Melanie and Richard Lundquist have donated $32 million to Torrance Memorial Medical Center to improve neurological, orthopedic and spinal care at the hospital.The gift announced this week brings the couple ’s total contributions to the hospital to $100 million over the last 11 years.... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

Valuable Tools for Spinal Surgery Planning Valuable Tools for Spinal Surgery Planning
Dr Schwab discusses recent advances in treating spinal deformities and tools available to assist in surgical planning.Hospital for Special Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Expert Interview Source Type: news

BoneSupport readies $62m IPO
BoneSupport said this week that it’s planning to float an initial public offering that would fetch roughly $62 million at the midpoint, not including an over-allotment option. The Swedish company, which is developing the Cerament G injectable antibiotic-eluting bone graft substitute, said it plans to offer more than 18.5 million shares at $3.13 to $3.59 apiece (SEK 27 to SEK 31), for total proceeds of $57.9 million to $66.4 million (SEK 500 million to SEK 574 million). Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.  The post BoneSupport readies $62m IPO appeared first on MassDevice...
Source: Mass Device - June 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Initial Public Offering (IPO) Orthopedics Wall Street Beat Bonesupport Source Type: news

Silver Spring tissue regeneration company raises $12 million
Silver Spring regenerative medicine company Aziyo Biologics Inc. raised $12 million in a recent funding round, a Securities and Exchange Commission filing shows. HighCape Partners, a New York equity fund and majority owner of Aziyo, led the funding round for the local company, which creates customized human tissue products for use in orthopedic, spinal, sports medicine and dermal surgeries. Several of its products are allografts — or tissue grafts from d onors — for bone repair, ligament replacement… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Stryker inks 3D printing deal with GE Additive
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) today said it inked a deal with GE Additive, the 3D printing arm of GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE), for the equipment to build out its additive design and manufacturing facilities. Stryker, which has already bought 3D printing machines from Arcam and Concept Laser, said the new deal involves machines, materials and services it will buy from GE Additive, which spent $1.4 billion to acquire a 75% stake in both Arcam and Concept Laser. “Working with GE Additive and leveraging their expertise is a very compelling proposition for Stryker,” global supply vice president John Haller said in prepar...
Source: Mass Device - June 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Orthopedics 3D printing geadditive General Electric Stryker Source Type: news

Concussion in sports: what do orthopaedic surgeons need to know? - Cahill PJ, Refakis C, Storey E, Warner WC.
A concussion is a relatively common sports-related injury that affects athletes of all ages. Although not expected to replace sports medicine physicians and neurologists with regard to the management of concussions, orthopaedic surgeons, particularly those... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Is BMI Associated With Patellofemoral Pain and OA? Is BMI Associated With Patellofemoral Pain and OA?
A new review explores the question of whether higher BMI is linked to a greater risk of developing patellofemoral pain and osteoarthritis.British Journal of Sports Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Guidelines for Postop Care After Spinal Fusion for AIS Guidelines for Postop Care After Spinal Fusion for AIS
What are best practices in the postoperative management of AIS patients after posterior spinal fusion? Find out what the experts recommend.Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Pelvic Discontinuity Associated With Total Hip Arthroplasty Pelvic Discontinuity Associated With Total Hip Arthroplasty
What are the best ways to manage pelvic discontinuity after total hip arthroplasty?Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

New class drug significantly reduces spine fracture risk in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology 2017 press conference showed that, in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, 12 months treatment with romosozumab was associated with rapid and large reductions in their risk of a vertebral fracture compared to placebo. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

DJO Global launches fresh fracture trial for bone growth stimulator
DJO Global said today that it plans to launch a clinical trial for a new indication of the company’s bone growth stimulator. The company’s subsidiary, Encore Medical, is seeking an investigational device exemption trial evaluating a fresh fracture indication for its combined magnetic field device. FDA-approved CMF devices are traditionally used with non-magnetic internal or external fixation systems to treat an established nonunion fracture acquired secondary to trauma, except for vertebrae and flat bones. DJO Global’s randomized, double-blinded study will assess the use of the CMF device as a n...
Source: Mass Device - June 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Orthopedics Surgical DJO Global Source Type: news