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Decrease Homologous Blood Transfusions in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery?

by Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed. Recent work from the Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic, Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, OrthoArizona, and the FOCOS Hospital in Ghana has pitted postoperative blood salvage and autotransfusion against traditional closed suction drainage to see which one is superior in reducing the rate of homologous blood transfusions in adult …

NuVasive Expands Precice Portfolio with First-of-its-Kind Plate for Pediatric Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Procedures

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), the leader in spine technology innovation, focused on transforming spine surgery with minimally disruptive, procedurally integrated solutions, today announced the limited availability of the new Precice® Plate for use in limb lengthening and reconstruction procedures from NuVasive Specialized Orthopedics™ (NSO). The Precice Plate extends the clinical benefits of …

Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses Successfully Used in Patient Surgeries, ICUs and Emergency Rooms at the Chi-Mei Medical Center in Taiwan

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), (“Vuzix” or, the “Company”), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and products, today announced that Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses have successfully completed several hundred hours of usage during patient surgeries for training and other purposes at the Chi-Mei Medical Center, the largest integrated health …

MedShape Announces Commercial Launch of the DynaClip Forte® NiTiNOL Bone Fixation System

ATLANTA, Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — MedShape, Inc., the industry leader in orthopedic devices using advanced functional materials, today announced the full commercial launch of the DynaClip Forte® Bone Fixation System. Developed in collaboration with an esteemed team of experienced foot and ankle surgeons, the DynaClip Forte, with its four-leg inline design and superelastic nickel titanium (NiTiNOL) technology, was …

MedShape Announces Commercial Launch of the DynaClip Forte® NiTiNOL Bone Fixation System

ATLANTA, Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — MedShape, Inc., the industry leader in orthopedic devices using advanced functional materials, today announced the full commercial launch of the DynaClip Forte® Bone Fixation System. Developed in collaboration with an esteemed team of experienced foot and ankle surgeons, the DynaClip Forte, with its four-leg inline design and superelastic nickel titanium (NiTiNOL) technology, was …

Panther Orthopedics Announces Successful Mid-Term Clinical Outcomes of its PUMA System™

Sunnyvale, Calif., September 8, 2020 – Panther Orthopedics, Inc., is pleased to announce the commercial success with exceptional mid-term clinical outcomes of its PUMA System. The PUMA System is the first and only FDA cleared superelastic syndesmosis device featuring a spring-like design that provides initial and continuous compression without the need to over-tension. “I consider …

Titan Medical Announces Chief Financial Officer Retirement and Successor Appointment

September 8, 2020 TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Titan Medical Inc. (“Titan” or the “Company”) (TSX: TMD) (Nasdaq: TMDI), a medical device company focused on the design and development of single-port robotic surgical technologies, today announced its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Stephen Randall will retire after more than 10 years with Titan. As part of the Company’s succession planning …

Talar Neck Fractures…Tickle the Foot! (Well, Test Sensation)

by Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed. Citing that talus fractures are accompanied by a high rate of complications, including numbness, pain, and tingling, researchers from the Medical College of Georgia and the Emory University School of Medicine joined forces to conduct a retrospective chart review on these injuries. Their work, “Tibial Nerve Dysfunction Associated With Operatively …

Quality of Life: What Happens When Spine, Adult Reconstructive Surgery Square Off?

by Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed. Citing the traditional difficulties of comparing varied disease states, a team of researchers from NYU Langone in Manhattan undertook a different approach to juxtaposing the benefits of spine versus adult reconstructive surgery. Their work, “Evaluation of Health-related Quality of Life Improvement in Patients Undergoing Spine Versus Adult Reconstructive Surgery,” appears …

OrthoPediatrics Corp. Announces 1,000th Procedure Utilizing its Innovative Pediatric Nailing Platform | FEMUR (“PNP | FEMUR”) System

WARSAW, Ind., Sept. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OrthoPediatrics Corp. (“OrthoPediatrics” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: KIDS), a company focused exclusively on advancing the field of pediatric orthopedics, today announced completion of the 1,000th surgery utilizing its Pediatric Nailing Platform | FEMUR (“PNP | FEMUR”), the first system specifically designed and developed to address the unique pediatric anatomies when …

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