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Paul Gonsalves Joins Orthofix as President of Global Extremities Business

September 14, 2020 LEWISVILLE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Orthofix Medical Inc. (NASDAQ:OFIX), a global medical device company focused on musculoskeletal products and therapies, today announced the appointment of Paul Gonsalves as President of the Orthofix Global Extremities business. In this role, Gonsalves will serve on the Company’s Executive Leadership team, reporting to Orthofix President and CEO Jon Serbousek. …

Does CT Dose Matter When Assessing Acetabular Fracture Reduction?

by Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed. “Can you obtain a quality image with a lower dose CT scan,” asked researchers in new work funded by The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation. The multicenter study, “Standard Versus Low-Dose Computed Tomography for Assessment of Acetabular Fracture Reduction,” appears in the September 2020 edition of the Journal of Orthopaedic …

Former Beaumont trustee wants CEO, COO and CMO fired through AG intervention

September 13, 2020 / Susan Morse, Managing Editor A former trustee for Beaumont Health wants the Michigan Attorney General to intervene in hospital operations and direct the board of directors to fire the CEO and other top hospital executives and also to stop the hospital’s planned merger with AdvocateAurora Health. In the letter former trustee Mark Shaevsky singles out …

Emergency Discectomy for Lumbar Disc Herniation: High Recurrence Rate Found

by Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed. In some situations, say the authors of a new retrospective cohort study, emergency surgery for lumbar disc herniation (LDH) may be performed due to “persistent or progressive motor paresis associated with radiculopathy or uncontrolled pain…Clinical outcomes and recurrence rates after lumbar discectomy have almost exclusively been studied in an elective …

In rush to embrace telehealth, many physicians still have concerns about quality of care, survey finds

September 10, 2020 / by Heather Landi  During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors turned to virtual consultations to continue to provide care to their patients. But close to 60% of physicians have lingering reservations about the quality of care they can provide remotely, according to a recent survey. Four out of five physicians used telehealth during …

CTL Amedica Sets Sights on Asian Market: Receives TFDA License for Three Products

DALLAS (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 The Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) has granted CTL Amedica Corporation a license for three silicon nitride spine products – the Valeo II Lumbar Interbody Fusion Device, number 033665; the Valeo C+CSC Cervical Interbody Fusion Device, number 033666; and the Valeo II Cervical Interbody Fusion Device, number 033667. The official …

Biorez Raises $3.5 Million to Advance Tendon and Ligament Repair

NEW HAVEN, CONN. (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 09, 2020 Biorez, Inc., a medical device company advancing tendon and ligament repair, announced today that it has raised $3.5 million in its Series Seed financing, adding to $3.5 million raised previously. The financing round was led by New York Angels, with participation from Connecticut Innovations, Pritzker Vlock Family Office, Brainchild …

Smith+Nephew launches HEALICOIL™ KNOTLESS Suture Anchor; redefines healing potential for rotator cuff repair

LONDON, Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Smith+Nephew (LSE:SN,NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology business, announces the launch of the HEALICOIL KNOTLESS Suture Anchor, expanding its revolutionary line of Advanced Healing Solutions for rotator cuff repair. This portfolio includes the innovative REGENETEN™ Bioinductive Implant and novel REGENESORB™ Material. The unique open architecture design of the HEALICOIL KNOTLESS Suture Anchor coupled with …

NIH: Halted vaccine study shows ‘no compromises’ on safety

September 9, 2020 / Associated Press AstraZeneca’s suspension of final testing of its potential COVID-19 vaccine while it investigates a volunteer’s illness shows there will be “no compromises” on safety in developing the shots, the chief of the National Institutes of Health told Congress on Wednesday. “This ought to be reassuring,” NIH Director Dr. Francis …

Aspen Valley Hospital and The Steadman Clinic Form Strategic Partnership

ASPEN/VAIL, Colo., Sept. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Steadman Clinic, in coordination with Orthopedic Care Partners (OCP), has formally partnered with Aspen Valley Hospital (AVH) to deliver a full complement of world-class orthopaedic care services for the Aspen community. The new venture outlines areas of shared responsibility, which includes trauma coverage, while further expanding …

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