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Appeals court shoots down Synthes bid to unseal grand jury records in Norian bone cement trial
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary DePuy Synthes lost its bid to have some rand jury records unsealed for a wrongful death lawsuit brought over its Norian bone cements. At least 5 patients died during otherwise routine operations after the Norian cement was used off-label in their spine surgeries. The bone cement was initially developed by a company called Norian, which Synthes bought in 1999 for about $50 million. Synthes, in turn, was acquired by J&J for $21.3 billion in 2012. The FDA approved Norian for use in arm bones and portions of the skull, but in 2007 required Synthes to...
Source: Mass Device - September 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Orthopedics depuysynthes johnsonandjohnson Norian Corp. Source Type: news

Subspecialty, complex patients up radiologist charges
The primary factors affecting the list price for radiologist services are the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study: Vertebroplasty use declines Updated patient-facing dataset now available New tool estimates prices for breast cancer screening Neiman coding analysis platform finds subspecialties Neiman launches patient-facing dataset (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 9, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study: Vertebroplasty use declines
Utilization of vertebroplasty has significantly declined since 2009, due to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Updated patient-facing dataset now available New tool estimates prices for breast cancer screening Neiman coding analysis platform finds subspecialties Neiman launches patient-facing dataset Neiman report warns of ACOs' effects on radiology (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 3, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cook Medical sells vertebroplasty portfolio to IZI Medical
Cook Medical said today it sold its portfolio of vertebroplasty devices to IZI Medical Products for an undisclosed amount. Included in the sale are Cook Medical’s Duro-Ject Osteo-Site, Osteo-Force and Vertefix brands, as well as needles, injectors and cements, the Bloomington, Ind.-based company said. “In the US, there’s an estimated 700,000 vertebral fractures a year due to osteoporosis. We were not giving this product family the resources it needed to continue to advance, so we’re pleased to have found it a new home with IZI Medical. The sale of our vertebroplasty product family all...
Source: Mass Device - May 10, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Spinal Cook Medical izimedical Source Type: news

Medtronic wins extended FDA indication for bone cement
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that it won 510(k) clearance for its Kyphon Xpede bone cement for the fixation of pathological fractures of the sacral vertebral body using sacral vertebroplasty or sacroplasty. The regulatory win expands the product’s original indications beyond treating vertebral fractures due to osteoporosis, cancer or benign lesion. Nearly 54 million Americans suffer from osteoporosis and low bone mass, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, which places them at a higher risk for a fracture. Bone breaks in people with osteoporosis are most likely to occur in the hip, spine or wrist, Med...
Source: Mass Device - March 14, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Medtronic Source Type: news

No Extra Risk of Compression Fractures With Vertebral Augmentation No Extra Risk of Compression Fractures With Vertebral Augmentation
Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) and balloon kyphoplasty (BKP) are better for back pain than conventional treatment and may not increase the risk of adjacent vertebra fractures, as has been postulated in some studies, according to a meta-analysis from China. (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - February 9, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Case: Intracardiac Cement Embolus From Vertebroplasty Case: Intracardiac Cement Embolus From Vertebroplasty
Cement leakage is a rare but important potential complication of vertebroplasty, and is often discovered incidentally, as this case demonstrates.Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Early Vertebroplasty Relieves Pain From Osteoporotic Fractures Early Vertebroplasty Relieves Pain From Osteoporotic Fractures
Vertebroplasty is effective for reducing pain in patients with acute osteoporotic spinal fractures of less than six weeks'duration, according to results from the VAPOUR trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - August 24, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Vertebroplasty helps reduce acute pain among patients with spinal fractures
Vertebroplasty is a safe and effective procedure to reduce acute pain and disability in patients who have experienced spinal fractures within a 6-week period, according to a new study. In this procedure, a special cement is injected in the fractured vertebra to stabilize the fracture and relieve patients of pressure. The study also found patients'hospital stays reduced by 5.5 days with vertebroplasty. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 19, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Vertebroplasty helps reduce acute pain among patients with spinal fractures
(Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery) Vertebroplasty is a safe and effective procedure to reduce acute pain and disability in patients who have experienced spinal fractures within a 6-week period, according to a new study published this week in The Lancet. In this procedure, a special cement is injected in the fractured vertebra to stabilize the fracture and relieve patients of pressure. The study also found patients' hospital stays reduced by 5.5 days with vertebroplasty. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Stryker reveals patient navigation aid for join replacements
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) said today it is launching the JointCoach digital patient engagement and education platform designed to improve overall care delivery and experience for patients undergoing joint replacement surgery. The program release was announced at Stryker’s 9th annual Orthopedic & Spine Summit in Chicago. “This new platform should play a big part in helping our hospital customers manage a patient’s entire episode of care through CJR and voluntary payment bundles for 90 days and beyond. It represents another example of how Stryker is helping to facilitate the customers understanding of the shif...
Source: Mass Device - April 27, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Orthopedics Patient Monitoring Software / IT Stryker Source Type: news

Capstone Pain and Spine Now Offering Revolutionary Kyphoplasty...
Top Dallas and Fort Worth pain management center, Capstone Pain & Spine, is now offering revolutionary kyphoplasty procedures for immense relief of vertebral compression fractures. The procedure...(PRWeb April 26, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/painmanagementdallas/kyphoplasty-vertebroplast/prweb13369587.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 26, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for April 21, 2016
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. US gov’t delays CMS hospital rating system The Obama Administration is holding off from publishing new hospital-quality ratings over concerns raised by healthcare providers and Congress over the methodology of the ratings...
Source: Mass Device - April 21, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Stryker closes CareFusion vertebral compression buy, releases street-beating Q1
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) said today it closed its buy of CareFusion‘s vertebral compression fracture portfolio from Becton Dickinson & Co. (NYSE:BDX) in an all-cash transaction and released a street-beating 1st quarter earnings report. The purchased portfolio is comprised of minimally-invasive systems used in vertebroplasty and vertebral augmentation procedures, which BD purchased as part of CareFusion’s portfolio in March 2015. “The acquisition of BD’s VCF portfolio is highly complementary to Stryker Instruments’ Interventional Spine business and is aligned with IVS’s strategy of exp...
Source: Mass Device - April 21, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Stryker Source Type: news

January JACR: Public Education Eases Anxiety About Screening Mammography
Reston, VA — The January Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) offers articles highlighting radiologists’ involvement in educating patients about mammography and making imaging safer for children. Select January articles published online ahead of print are listed below. Direct Interactive Public Education by Breast Radiologists About Screening Mammography: Impact on Anxiety and Empowerment: Attendees of radiologist-provided direct public lectures reported decreased anxiety and improved knowledge regarding screening mammography. The resultant reduced anxiety and educational empowerment help enabl...
Source: American College of Radiology - January 4, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Stryker wins FDA expanded clearance for VertaPlex HV
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) said yesterday it won expanded FDA 510(k) clearance for its VertaPlex HV PMMA to treat patients with sacral insufficiency fractures. Sacral insufficiency fractures are an under diagnosed condition often occurring in the elderly population, the Kalamazoo, Mich.-based company said. “Careful intraoperative technique and VertaPlex HV PMMA is an excellent and safe solution in the management of sacral fractures. This new FDA approved indication will benefit countless lives. I have already witnessed dramatic patient improvement in my own practice by incorporating sacral vertebroplasty/sacroplasty as part ...
Source: Mass Device - October 16, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Orthopedics Spinal Stryker Source Type: news

Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty in Malignant Vertebral FracturesKyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty in Malignant Vertebral Fractures
Learn more about how kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty are being successfully employed in the treatment of pathological vertebral fractures. Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Stryker alleges Medtronic colluded with patent troll for Kyphon IP
Stryker Corp. asserts anti-trust claims against Medtronic over its sale of some 500 patents for its Kyphon vertebroplasty technology to alleged patent troll Orthophoenix. IP Nav, Kyphon Inc., Medtronic, Orthophoenix, Stryker Corp.Legal News, News Well, Patent Infringement, Spinalread more (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - June 19, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Source Type: news

Las Vegas Pain Management Clinic, Innovative Pain, Now Offering...
The top pain clinics in Las Vegas, Innovative Pain, are now offering outpatient pain relief procedures for vertebral compression fractures. The procedure, known as vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty,...(PRWeb December 23, 2013)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/painmanagementlasvegas/vertebroplasty/prweb11444306.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 23, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pain Management Clinic of Corpus Christi Now Offering Outpatient...
The Pain Management Clinic of Corpus Christi is now offering an outpatient treatment for spinal fractures that has an extremely high success rate for Immediate pain relief and getting patients more...(PRWeb December 23, 2013)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/corpuschristipain/vertebroplasty/prweb11444581.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 23, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Leading Arizona Pain Center, Arizona Pain Specialists, Now Offering...
The top pain center in AZ, Arizona Pain Specialists, is now offering a revolutionary procedure for spinal...(PRWeb July 19, 2013)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/painmanagementarizona/vertebroplastyprocedure/prweb10926485.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 22, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Traumatic Spinal Fracture Treated by VertebroplastyTraumatic Spinal Fracture Treated by Vertebroplasty
This young man with a lumbar burst fracture following a motor vehicle accident was successfully treated with vertebroplasty, a less invasive approach than the standard surgical procedures. Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news