When a tendon that controls the movement of a toe shortens, the middle joint bends upward while the most distal joint points downward—leaving the patient with an unlovely deformity known as the hammertoe. Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its IPP-ON PIP Fusion System for proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint arthrodesis.
Small Bone Innovations, Inc. (SBi) is reporting that the Oklahoma Department of Labor’s Workers’ Compensation Court Insurance Department (OWCC) is recommending SBi’s STAR total ankle replacement implant when meeting certain patient guidelines. It is the only total ankle system being recommended by the OWCC based upon its adopted medical treatment guidelines.
Can shock wave therapy eliminate the pain of plantar fasciitis? A 70-year-old woman in Scotland believes that it can. After suffering for three years with sometimes excruciating pain on the underside of her heel, she went to the Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon where she was given a course of extracorporeal shockwave therapy. She now claims to be pain-free.
Internal Fixation Systems has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA to market its subtalar implants. Made of stainless steel, with a cylindrical shape and tapering on one or both ends, the devices are designed to preserve motion at the ankle joint and deal with arthritis as well as whatever trauma the patient has experienced.
OK, new capital…get to work! Small Bone Innovations, Inc. (SBi) has closed on a $43 million credit facility to help further accelerate sales of its flagship STAR total ankle replacement technology, upper and lower limb portfolio and to refinance existing indebtedness.
Millions of mostly women suffer with bunions. Until a British surgeon, Dr Joel Vernois of Sussex Orthopaedic NHS Treatment Centre in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, developed his keyhole surgery technique, the standard of surgical care was a painful bone-wrecking surgery.
US Market for Small Bone & Joint Orthopedic Devices 2011MarketResearch.com (press release)Within the Small Bone & Joint Orthopedic Device market, companies such as DePuy, Synthes, Biomet, Zimmer and Wright Medical lead the market, among many others.
AFCell Medical announced the results of a retrospective study of the use of an amnion based allograft membrane to prevent post-operative adhesions between the tendon, peritendonous structures and overlying skin.
The Tufts Health Plan, an insurance company covering approximately 936,000 members in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, has become the first in the nation to provide reimbursement for 'on-label' implantation of total ankle replacement (TAR) prostheses.
KFx Medical Corporation, a Carlsbad, California, company specializing in tissue fixation in orthopedic surgical procedures performed on the shoulder, knee, foot, and ankle, has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its AppianFx Tissue Fixation Anchor.
Wright Medical Group, Inc. has announced the launch of the ORTHOLOC 3Di Ankle Fracture System and the QUICKDRAW Knotless Soft Tissue Fixation System. Both products will be immediately available in the U.S. through Wright Medical’s specialized foot and ankle sales force. They will also be marketed in select countries outside the U.S. through Wright Medical’s direct and distributor-based sales organization.
Wright Medical has announced that they have entered into an exclusive agreement with ArthroCare Corporation to begin distributing their soft tissue fixation products for the foot and ankle, specifically with the knotless ...
Leg problem not life-threatening? Call 1-800…According to a new study by Kaj Lambers and colleagues, from Massachusetts General Hospital, strains and sprains account for over a third of lower extremity injuries treated at emergency departments.
BIOLASE Names Ehab M. Esmail Vice President Global Regulatory, Quality and ...MarketWatch (press release)Prior to working at Wright Medical, Esmail spent seven years at UK-based Smith & Nephew, Inc.'s Orthopedic Division.
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