Orthopedic Research

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On Bended (Robotic?) Knee

The MAKO robotic partial knee resurfacing technology has been FDA approved since 2005 and the first procedure was performed in 2006. The current MAKO RIO system which is a physician-guided robotic sys...

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Purchasing Insight: Bone-graft Substitutes

Driven by an aging population and an expanding pool of younger patients, bone-graft substitutes are a $2.5 billion market, which should continue to rise as a result of minimally invasive procedure...

LeAnne Smith
LeAnne Smith
Consumables Analyst
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OrthoSpace Announces Funding for Biodegradable Orthopedic Balloon

OrthoSpace, an orthopedic manufacturer out of Israel, has announced a successful round of funding for its InSpace biodegradable orthopedic balloon. HealthpointCapital led the funding, and other invest...

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Feeling Dis-jointed by all the Changes?

We have written previously about the large number of acquisitions occurring in healthcare– most recently in the cardiovascular space. However, the orthopedic market is no stranger to acquisitions and ...

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High-Quality Bedside Images Now Possible Without a Grid

Of the estimated 68 million chest X-rays performed annually, many are done at the bedside with portable X-ray units. Historically, grids have been used with these X-ray exams to reduce the scatter eff...

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Conmed Introduces IM-8000 2DHD Platform and Hall 50 Surgical Power Instruments

Conmed launched several new products this year including the IM-8000 2DHD Platform and the Hall 50 surgical power instruments which updates previous version systems with new features. IM-8000 2DHD ...

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If You Can't Beat Them, Buy Them

From J&J’s merger between their DePuy division and Synthes to Zimmer’s acquisition of Biomet earlier this year, mergers and acquisitions have always been a strategic part of the medical device wor...

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Purchasing Insight: Knee Replacement Market

Knee replacements now account for over $6 billion in global sales annually, and this number is expected to grow as the population ages and improved accuracy makes younger patients candidates for thera...

LeAnne Smith
LeAnne Smith
Consumables Analyst
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Zimmer Gets Personal with Patient Specific Instruments

Reverse shoulder arthroplasty is associated with multiple complications, the most common of which is related to glenoid component failure. Successful fixation of the glenoid component has been shown t...

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Hologic Launches a New Bone Densitometry Platform Horizon DXA

When you think of a Bone Densitometry Platform, the first thing that probably comes to mind is testing for osteoporosis. As well as osteoporosis, women today face many other relevant healthcare issues...

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TOPS System - Implant Alternative to Spinal Fusion

Spinal stenosis of the lower back, a narrowing of the spinal canal that causes pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots, is the most common cause of back pain. Traditionally, this condition is corr...

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Bones Catching on Fire? You may have Defective Bone Putty

On July 5, 2012, Synthes, a Johnson and Johnson Company, initiated a voluntary Class 1 recall on its hemostatic bone putty.  It is reported that there is the potential for the bone putty to ignite if ...

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