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  • Stryker increases dividend 11%, declaring a $0.575 per share quarterly dividend
    by Mike Adams on December 4, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    Kalamazoo, Michigan, Dec. 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Stryker (NYSE:SYK) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.575 per share payable on January 31, 2020 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2019, representing an increase of approximately 11% versus the prior year and the …

  • Hospitals sue HHS over negotiated price disclosure rule
    by Chris J. Stewart on December 4, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    December 04, 2019 / MICHAEL BRADY  Hospitals sued HHS on Wednesday over a new rule that would force them to disclose the rates they negotiate with insurers. The complaint alleges HHS doesn’t have the legal authority to require hospitals to publicly disclose the prices that commercial health insurers and hospitals negotiate with each other. The lawsuit also claims …

  • Empirical Spine Completes Investigational Arm Enrollment In Pivotal IDE Clinical Trial Studying LimiFlex In Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
    by Josh Sandberg on December 4, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    SAN CARLOS, Calif., Dec. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Empirical Spine, Inc., maker of the LimiFlex Paraspinous Tension Band, today announced completion of enrollment in the investigational arm of its U.S. IDE trial studying the use of the LimiFlex with a decompression for patients suffering from degenerative spondylolisthesis with lumbar spinal stenosis.  The trial compares outcomes of patients who …

  • joimax® Celebrates Resounding Success at the 2019 German Spine Society (DWG) Convention
    by Mike Adams on December 3, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    December 03, 2019 KARLSRUHE, Germany & IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–joimax®, the Germany-based market leader of technologies and training methods for full-endoscopic minimally-invasive spinal surgery, celebrated resounding success at this year’s German Spine Society (DWG), held November 28 to 30 in Munich, Germany. joimax® presented its newest product innovations and hosted several informative sessions to rave reviews, exceeding …

  • Orthopedic Surgeons: Insist on Private Rooms for TJA Patients!
    by Elizabeth Hofheinz on December 3, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    By Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed., November 27, 2019 While virtually any patient would prefer a private hospital room as opposed to sharing spa... Oh no! It looks like you aren't an OSN Premium Subscriber yet. Click here to sign up or login below. Username or E-mail Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

  • Use the DASH to Evaluate Upper Extremity Involvement in Cervical Spine Surgery?
    by Elizabeth Hofheinz on December 3, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    by Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed., November 29, 2019 How does a 30-item patient reported outcome measure—the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder,... Oh no! It looks like you aren't an OSN Premium Subscriber yet. Click here to sign up or login below.

  • Smith+Nephew announces first surgeries using new JOURNEY™ II Unicompartmental Knee System
    by Chris J. Stewart on December 3, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    LONDON, Dec. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Smith+Nephew (LSE:SN,NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology business, is pleased to announce the completion of the first surgeries utilizing its new JOURNEY II Unicompartmental Knee (UK) System. Built on the heritage of the most clinically successful partial knee,1,2 JOURNEY II UK is designed to help patients rediscover their normal life before they first experienced …

  • Vertos Medical Completes Enrollment in MOTION Study of mild® Procedure, a Minimally Invasive Treatment for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
    by Josh Sandberg on December 3, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Dec. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Vertos Medical Inc., a leader in the development of innovative, minimally invasive treatments for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS), today announced the completion of enrollment in its nationwide, multicenter MOTION Study of its mild® Procedure. The novel prospective, randomized controlled study will collect clinically validated, patient-reported pain and function outcome measures, as …

  • Graftless Bone Transplants Soon to Be Reality: ADAM Takes 3D Bones to Clinical Trials
    by Chris J. Stewart on December 3, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    GROTON, Conn., Dec. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — On the shady campus of the BioCT accelerator in Groton, Connecticut, ADAM Project is preparing to take a solution to a decades-long health problem to clinical trials. The bone printing startup is currently prototyping two types of 3D-printed bones as safe, functional substitutes for traditional bone transplants. One type is made from ceramic, …

  • RTI Surgical® Accelerates Business Transformation with Senior Leadership Appointments
    by Mike Adams on December 3, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    DEERFIELD, Ill., Dec. 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — RTI Surgical Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: RTIX), a global surgical implant company, today announced Terry Rich has joined RTI as president of Global Spine. Rich brings to RTI decades of deep spine leadership and commercial success. The company also announced the promotion of Olivier Visa to president of …

  • MiMedx Announces Securities and Exchange Commission Settlement
    by Josh Sandberg on November 27, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    MARIETTA, Ga., Nov. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — MiMedx Group, Inc. (OTC PINK: MDXG) (“MiMedx” or the “Company”), an industry leader in advanced wound care and an emerging therapeutic biologics company, today announced that it has finalized a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), resolving a previously disclosed investigation into the Company’s financial accounting practices. …

  • ATEC Announces Commercial Launch of the SafeOp Neural InformatiX System™
    by Chris J. Stewart on November 27, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (“ATEC” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: ATEC), a medical device company dedicated to revolutionizing the approach to spine surgery, announced today the commercial release of the SafeOp Neural InformatiX System (“SafeOp”), which has been designed to seamlessly integrate critical neural information into ATEC procedural solutions.  …

  • EOS imaging Announces the Upcoming Launch of EOSedge™, Its New Generation Imaging System
    by Drue De Angelis on November 27, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    November 26, 2019 PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News: EOS imaging (Paris:EOSI) (Euronext, FR0011191766 – EOSI – Eligible PEA – PME), a leader in 2D/3D orthopedic medical imaging and software solutions for 3D anatomical modeling and surgical planning, today announced the launch of its new generation imaging system, EOSedge, in Europe, Canada and Australia. The Company will unveil …

  • Bad to the Cervical Bone: ACDF, Depression and Anxiety
    by Elizabeth Hofheinz on November 27, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    by Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed., November 21, 2019 Pain, even the emotional kind, can be felt deep down in the bones. But how does such pain—... Oh no! It looks like you aren't an OSN Premium Subscriber yet. Click here to sign up or login below.

  • Stryker announces pricing of €2.4 billion senior notes offering
    by Chris J. Stewart on November 25, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    Kalamazoo, Michigan, Nov. 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Stryker (NYSE:SYK) announced today that it has priced the following senior notes: (i) €850 million aggregate principal amount of the Company’s 0.25% Notes due 2024 (the “2024 Notes”), (ii) €800 million aggregate principal amount of the Company’s 0.75% Notes due 2029 (the “2029 Notes”) and (iii) €750 …