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First Arthrex Reverse Shoulder Implant Surgery Performed | Orthopedics This Week

First Arthrex Reverse Shoulder Implant Surgery Performed | Orthopedics This Week | Foot & Ankle Orthopedics Digest by JFD | Scoop.it
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Tornier Scoops Up OrthoHelix

Tornier Scoops Up OrthoHelix | Foot & Ankle Orthopedics Digest by JFD | Scoop.it

Looking to continue to become the top extremities franchise in the word, Tornier N.V. announced on August 24, 2012 that it was acquiring OrthoHelix Surgical Designs, Inc. for $135 million.

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Integra Device Help for Hammertoes

Integra Device Help for Hammertoes | Foot & Ankle Orthopedics Digest by JFD | Scoop.it

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.

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STAR Ankle Gets Thumbs Up in Oklahoma

STAR Ankle Gets Thumbs Up in Oklahoma | Foot & Ankle Orthopedics Digest by JFD | Scoop.it

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.

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Wright Launches CLAW II Plating System

Wright Launches CLAW II Plating System | Foot & Ankle Orthopedics Digest by JFD | Scoop.it

The CLAW…part deux…Wright Medical Group, Inc. has announced the full commercial launch of the CLAW II Polyaxial Compression Plating System featuring ORTHOLOC 3DSi Polyaxial Locking Screw Technology.

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Shockwaves Treats Plantar Fasciitis

Shockwaves Treats Plantar Fasciitis | Foot & Ankle Orthopedics Digest by JFD | Scoop.it

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.

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Value Pricing Leader IFS Now Marketing Subtalar Implants

Value Pricing Leader IFS Now Marketing Subtalar Implants | Foot & Ankle Orthopedics Digest by JFD | Scoop.it

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.

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SBi: $43 Million to Accelerate Sales

SBi: $43 Million to Accelerate Sales | Foot & Ankle Orthopedics Digest by JFD | Scoop.it

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.

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New Surgical Approach for Bunions

New Surgical Approach for Bunions | Foot & Ankle Orthopedics Digest by JFD | Scoop.it

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.

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Integra LifeSciences to Acquire Ascension Orthopedics for $65M - Citybizlist Philadelphia

Integra Extremity Reconstruction to Expand in Foot, Hand and Shoulder Markets

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Research and Markets: Extremities Market Report: 2011 Edition - Business Wire - SunHerald.com

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/1fada4/extremities_market) has announced the addition of the "Extremities Market Report: 2011 Edition" report to their offering.
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US Market for Small Bone & Joint Orthopedic Devices 2011 - MarketResearch.com (press release)

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.
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Synthes 2Q11: Growing Before Joining J&J

Synthes 2Q11: Growing Before Joining J&J | Foot & Ankle Orthopedics Digest by JFD | Scoop.it

On August 9, Synthes, Inc. reported an 11.2% increase in sales for the second quarter of 2011. Total sales reached $992 million.

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Birth Tissue/Ankle Tendon Repair Study Released

Birth Tissue/Ankle Tendon Repair Study Released | Foot & Ankle Orthopedics Digest by JFD | Scoop.it

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.

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Health Insurers Prefer STAR Ankle Implant

Health Insurers Prefer STAR Ankle Implant | Foot & Ankle Orthopedics Digest by JFD | Scoop.it

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.

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Ankle Tissue Anchor Gets 510(k) Clearance

Ankle Tissue Anchor Gets 510(k) Clearance | Foot & Ankle Orthopedics Digest by JFD | Scoop.it

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.

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Ankle & Foot Scanner Earns FDA OK

Ankle & Foot Scanner Earns FDA OK | Foot & Ankle Orthopedics Digest by JFD | Scoop.it

CurveBeam, LLC, a company doing diagnostic imaging, has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for pedCAT, its weight bearing, in-office 3D foot and ankle scanner.

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Michael P. Simpson Takes Helm at SBi

Michael P. Simpson Takes Helm at SBi | Foot & Ankle Orthopedics Digest by JFD | Scoop.it

They are extremely pleased at the extremities company called SBi…Michael P. Simpson, a former division President at Orthofix, is the new president and CEO of Small Bone Innovations, Inc.

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Wright Medical adapts knee device for ankle replacement

Wright Medical adapts knee device for ankle replacement | Foot & Ankle Orthopedics Digest by JFD | Scoop.it
Wright Medical Group Inc. has tweaked a product designed for knee replacement and...
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Wright Launches Ankle, Soft Tissue Systems

Wright Launches Ankle, Soft Tissue Systems | Foot & Ankle Orthopedics Digest by JFD | Scoop.it

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.

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New Options for Damaged Ankles

New Options for Damaged Ankles | Foot & Ankle Orthopedics Digest by JFD | Scoop.it

Arthrosurface, Inc., a Franklin, Massachusetts company engaged in the development of joint resurfacing systems. In Europe, the company has launched a resurfacing system for damage to the ankle.

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The Daily Fix: Wright Medical Teams up With Arthrocare

The Daily Fix: Wright Medical Teams up With Arthrocare | Foot & Ankle Orthopedics Digest by JFD | Scoop.it
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 ...
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Ankle Hotline Saves Resources

Ankle Hotline Saves Resources | Foot & Ankle Orthopedics Digest by JFD | Scoop.it

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.

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BIOLASE Names Ehab M. Esmail Vice President Global Regulatory, Quality and Clinical Affairs

BIOLASE Names Ehab M. Esmail Vice President Global Regulatory, Quality and Clinical Affairs | Foot & Ankle Orthopedics Digest by JFD | Scoop.it

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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