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  • OrthoPediatrics Corp. Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for First Pediatric-Specific Foot System
    by Mason Krell on August 19, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    WARSAW, Ind., Aug. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OrthoPediatrics Corp.(“OrthoPediatrics”) (NASDAQ: KIDS), a company focused exclusively on advancing the field of pediatric orthopedics, announced today it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new PediFoot Deformity Correction System (“PediFoot”), the first pediatric-specific system to treat fractures and deformities of […]

  • Can We Stretch Healthcare System’s Resources to Improve Population Health?
    by Elizabeth Hofheinz on August 17, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    by Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed., August 16, 2019 Ideas about what exactly determines health and wellness are shifting. New research from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) states, “A substantial literature now documents how individuals’ genetic and behavioral risks operate in the context of social, political, and environmental conditions that alter access to resources […]

  • Episurf Medical reaches new milestones in its patient population
    by Drue De Angelis on August 16, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    August 16, 2019 Episurf Medical (Nasdaq: EPIS B) today announces that the company has reached new milestones in its patient population as more than 100 Episealer® patients now have had their knee implants for more than 3 years, and more than 200 patients have had the implants for more than 2 years. A few months […]

  • Five-Year FDA IDE Trial Shows Higher Safety Profile and Greater Effectiveness at Preserving Range of Motion for the activL® Artificial Disc Compared to Previous Generation Lumbar Discs
    by Chris J. Stewart on August 16, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    CENTER VALLEY, Pa., Aug. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Aesculap Implant Systems, LLC, a leader in lumbar motion preservation technology, today announced the e-publication of the “Five-year results of a randomized controlled trial for lumbar artificial discs in single level degenerative disc disease” in Spine. The five-year study reports the outcomes of 261 patients at five years post procedure […]

  • FDA approves first of its kind device to treat pediatric patients with progressive idiopathic scoliosis
    by Josh Sandberg on August 16, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first spinal tether device intended to be used in children and adolescents to correct the most common form of scoliosis, called idiopathic scoliosis, that has not responded to conservative treatment options, such as external bracing.  The device, called The Tether – […]

  • SINTX Technologies Releases 2019 Ytd Earnings Report
    by Mason Krell on August 15, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY, UT, Aug. 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SINTX Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SINT) (the “Company”), an OEM ceramics company that develops and commercializes silicon nitride for medical and non-medical applications, today announced financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and that it received notice from Nasdaq Regulation that […]

  • FH ORTHO Partners with Red One Medical to Bring Innovation and Surgeon-Focused Solutions to our Active Military Service Members and Nation’s Veterans
    by Josh Sandberg on August 15, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    CHICAGO, Aug. 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FH Ortho Inc. announces a partnership with Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, Red One Medical. Red One is a strategic partner with expertise in medical device resales and distribution to The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) medical facilities throughout the United States. Over the […]

  • Lawmakers hoping to overhaul privacy rules for substance-use disorders
    by Chris J. Stewart on August 15, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    August 14, 2019  / SUSANNAH LUTHI  Lawmakers are hoping Congress can pass a proposed overhaul of addiction-related privacy laws now that the American Medical Association is no longer opposed. Hospitals badly want Congress to waive the statute known as 42 CFR Part 2 and its dictates that only substance-use disorder, or SUD, patients themselves can decide who […]

  • SANUWAVE Health Reports Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results
    by Drue De Angelis on August 15, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    SUWANEE, Ga., Aug. 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SANUWAVE Health, Inc. (OTCQB: SNWV) reported financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2019 with the SEC on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. The Company will also host a conference call today, August 15, 2019, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time.  Highlights from the second quarter and last few […]

  • WishBone Medical Adds Resorbable Implants to Product Offerings
    by Mason Krell on August 15, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    WARSAW, Ind., Aug. 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WishBone Medical announces a private label distribution agreement with Bone Solutions, Inc. (BSI) for worldwide rights within pediatric orthopedics to license and sell OsteoCrete® — the first FDA (510K) approved magnesium-based bone void filler in the orthopedic marketspace, designed to assist with bone repair and regeneration. Expanding beyond […]

  • Alphatec Accelerates Organic Innovation Machine™ With Key Senior Leadership Appointment and Continued Sales Team Enhancements
    by Chris J. Stewart on August 15, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 15, 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 appointment of Eric Dasso as Executive Vice President, Adjunctive Technologies.  The Company also announced the appointment of Wyatt Stanfield as Area Vice President, […]

  • The surgeon who treats your ankle fracture is more important than previously recognized
    by Josh Sandberg on August 15, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    ROSEMONT, Ill., Aug. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — A wrong twist, rotation or roll could cause a broken ankle, also known as an ankle fracture, among people of all ages. One or more broken bones in an ankle joint can lead to instability and an active, older population of “baby boomers” have been seeing an increase in the number […]

  • SeaSpine Announces Launch of Mariner® MIS Posterior Fixation System
    by Chris J. Stewart on August 14, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SeaSpine Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SPNE), a global medical technology company focused on surgical solutions for the treatment of spinal disorders, today announced the limited commercial launch and completion of initial surgeries of the Mariner® MIS Posterior Fixation System. Mariner MIS is a comprehensive, minimally invasive posterior fixation […]

  • Gossip: Leave it on the Playground
    by Elizabeth Hofheinz on August 14, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    By Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed., August 14, 2019 After all those grueling years of training—ostensibly a maturation process—there are still some physicians who act like kindergartners, says one orthopedic surgeon. “I’m very disappointed in some of my colleagues,” he notes. “There are doctors targeting other doctors and vilifying them. This nastiness might be based on […]

  • NuVasive Specialized Orthopedics Reaches 10,000 Nail Implant Milestone of the Precice® System for Limb Lengthening
    by Mason Krell on August 14, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    SAN DIEGO, Aug. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), the leader in spine technology innovation, focused on transforming spine surgery with minimally disruptive, procedurally integrated solutions, today announced a milestone of 10,000 implants of the Precice® system for conditions related to limb lengthening and reconstruction from NuVasive Specialized Orthopedics™. The Precice system is an internal nail […]