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Stryker’s “Revolutionary” Computer-Assisted System

Stryker’s “Revolutionary” Computer-Assisted System | Digest Ortho News by Jeff Digeon | Scoop.it
Stryker has launched a computer-assisted hip surgery system that can help surgeons to properly place lag screws in the femoral head. They say it's "revolutionary" and can help avoid revision surgeries. Read about it here.
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Smith & Nephew Launches LEGION Knee

Smith & Nephew Launches LEGION Knee | Digest Ortho News by Jeff Digeon | Scoop.it

As of now, surgeons in the U.S. and Canada can take advantage of the newly launched LEGION HK Hinge Knee implant from Smith & Nephew—a product that has over 15 years of clinical history.

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Freedom High Flexion Knee Approved For China Market

Freedom High Flexion Knee Approved For China Market | Digest Ortho News by Jeff Digeon | Scoop.it

The Freedom Total Knee System, produced by Maxx Medical, Pvt. Ltd., has received approval from the Chinese State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) for sale throughout China.

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Do “Sunshine” Physician Payment Laws Work?

Do “Sunshine” Physician Payment Laws Work? | Digest Ortho News by Jeff Digeon | Scoop.it

Do existing sunshine laws impact physicians’ behavior? The early evidence suggests that laws requiring drug company disclosure of payments to physicians do not influence prescription behaviors.

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New Treatment for Cartilage Repair

New Treatment for Cartilage Repair | Digest Ortho News by Jeff Digeon | Scoop.it

A treatment called BST-CarGel results in more and higher quality tissues for the repair of damaged cartilage than does microfracture, which is the current orthopedic standard of care. That is the finding of a Phase III clinical trial conducted by Piramal Healthcare Bio-Orthopaedics

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New ACL Surgery by FH Orthopedics Hits 1000 Cases

New ACL Surgery by FH Orthopedics Hits 1000 Cases | Digest Ortho News by Jeff Digeon | Scoop.it

FH Orthopedics, Inc. achieved a milestone when Mark Bowen, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon in Chicago, performed the company’s 1,000 CoLS surgery on a patient in the U.S.

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“Bellwether Trial” for DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuits

“Bellwether Trial” for DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuits | Digest Ortho News by Jeff Digeon | Scoop.it

Lawyers involved in more than 6,000 lawsuits involving DePuy Orthopaedics Inc.’s ASR metal-on-metal hip have agreed to conduct a “bellwether trial” to help determine potential liability and damages.

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Exactech and MMI Team Up On Trial

Exactech and MMI Team Up On Trial | Digest Ortho News by Jeff Digeon | Scoop.it

Exactech, which will soon be conducting a BiPhasic Cartilage Repair Implant Clinical Trial that has been approved by the FDA of Taiwan, has engaged Medical Metrics, Inc., (MMI) of Houston, Texas, to evaluate the medical images.

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Cancer No Threat to Metal Hips

Cancer No Threat to Metal Hips | Digest Ortho News by Jeff Digeon | Scoop.it

Patients who received metal-on-metal hip replacements are at no more risk of developing cancer in the seven years following their surgery than are people in the general population.

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FDA Calls Special Metal-on-Metal Meeting

FDA Calls Special Metal-on-Metal Meeting | Digest Ortho News by Jeff Digeon | Scoop.it

After more warnings and studies from their British counterparts, the FDA has announced a special meeting of its orthopedics panel in June to reassess the risks and benefits of metal-on-metal hip systems. Get all the details here.

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Cultured Cells Injected to Repair Knee

Cultured Cells Injected to Repair Knee | Digest Ortho News by Jeff Digeon | Scoop.it

Faced with a patient with a severely disabling injury on her left knee, doctors in New Delhi successfully performed their first “third generation autologous chondrocyte implantation.” The doctors used the patient’s own cultured cells to repair damage to the cartilage in her knee.

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EOS: Laser-Sintering for Orthopedics

EOS: Laser-Sintering for Orthopedics | Digest Ortho News by Jeff Digeon | Scoop.it

Geometry in the OR…EOS is thrilled that it had a chance to showcase its EOSINT M 280 direct metal laser-sintering (DMLS) system at the recent AAOS annual meeting. According to the company, there is no shortage of orthopedic applications for this technology.

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DePuy Receives PMA for TRUMATCH

DePuy Receives PMA for TRUMATCH | Digest Ortho News by Jeff Digeon | Scoop.it

What with their focus on precision, the engineers at DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. must be especially thrilled…the company’s TRUMATCH Personalized Solutions with DePuy’s SIGMA RP Knee System has received Premarket (PMA) Supplement Approval from the FDA

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Revolutionary Bone Graft Coating

Revolutionary Bone Graft Coating | Digest Ortho News by Jeff Digeon | Scoop.it
A team of researchers at Penn State has found that coating a bone graft with an inorganic compound found in bones and teeth may significantly increase the likelihood of a successful implant. The scientists have developed a way to create a rough surface on bone grafts that is similar in texture to the surface of an untreated bone. This similarity promotes healing in the bone.
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Maxx’s Freedom Knee Debuts in Goa

Maxx’s Freedom Knee Debuts in Goa | Digest Ortho News by Jeff Digeon | Scoop.it

Maxx Orthopaedic Inc. has launched a knee implant designed specifically for an Asian population. A knee replacement surgeon based in the state of Goa, India, conducted the initial trials of what the manufacturer has named the “Freedom Knee.”

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Stryker Hip Stem Recall Raises Warnings

Stryker Hip Stem Recall Raises Warnings | Digest Ortho News by Jeff Digeon | Scoop.it

Stryker's voluntary recall of its modular-neck hip stems in July 6 is causing some to wonder if the FDA has another hip controversy on its hands. See what the recall is about and what it might mean for other hip makers. Don't know about patients yet.

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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Liner

Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Liner | Digest Ortho News by Jeff Digeon | Scoop.it

Metal-on-metal hips continue to make news as Smith & Nephew announced on June 1, that it was recalling a metal liner for its R3 Acetabular System hip device. The company said it wasn't satisfied with clinical results, but that the problems were different from problems seen on some other all-metal implants.

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OrthoSensor Builds Cash Stash

OrthoSensor Builds Cash Stash | Digest Ortho News by Jeff Digeon | Scoop.it

OrthoSensor, developer of the Knee Balancer, has raised an additional $15 million in financing. The additional capital raised the company's total Series B investment to $36 million.

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Extremity Replacement Gaining on Hips & Knees

Extremity Replacement Gaining on Hips & Knees | Digest Ortho News by Jeff Digeon | Scoop.it

Move over hips and knees—the extremities are coming. A report by Visiongain, a London-based business information firm.

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OrthoCyte Close to Stem-Cell Cartilage Breakthrough

OrthoCyte Close to Stem-Cell Cartilage Breakthrough | Digest Ortho News by Jeff Digeon | Scoop.it

OrthoCyte Corporation, a subsidiary of BioTime, Inc. reports that it has found a way to manufacture cartilage from human embryonic stem cells that can be scaled up for industrial production. The product would be used for the treatment of osteoarthritis.

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Knee Cartilage Repaired In Mice

Knee Cartilage Repaired In Mice | Digest Ortho News by Jeff Digeon | Scoop.it

The mice are the lucky ones. Treated with a compound called kartogenin, mice with arthritis-like cartilage damage in their knees regained their ability to use their joints without pain.

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Alabama Doc Treats Athletes With Stem Cells

Alabama Doc Treats Athletes With Stem Cells | Digest Ortho News by Jeff Digeon | Scoop.it

An Alabama physician, Jason Williams, M.D., at Precision StemCell of Gulf Shores, Alabama, has been treating a procession of football players and other athletes with image-guided stem cell therapy.

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Ban on Metal-on-Metal Hips Urged

Ban on Metal-on-Metal Hips Urged | Digest Ortho News by Jeff Digeon | Scoop.it

Researchers from the world's largest joint registry say surgeons should stop implanting metal-on-metal hips because of high failure rates. With other options available, they say it isn't worth the risk to patients.

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On (and Off) the Record

On (and Off) the Record | Digest Ortho News by Jeff Digeon | Scoop.it

Seven Modes of Metal-on-Metal Hip Failure…These College Students 5x More Likely to Have Shoulder Instability…Another Look at Outpatient Joint Replacement…New Leadership at SBi and SI Bone…Two Reasons Patients Have Higher Rates of Medial Meniscus Injury and more….

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PEEK-OPTIMA Used in EnduRo System

PEEK-OPTIMA Used in EnduRo System | Digest Ortho News by Jeff Digeon | Scoop.it

Want a peak at what’s inside Aesculap’s EnduRo knee? Well, Invibio Biomaterial Solutions has announced that its PEEK-OPTIMA Carbon Fibre Reinforced (CFR) polymer is being utilized in this knee system.

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