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Exactech Shoulder System Among Lowest Published Fracture Rates in Largest Study of Its Kind

September 3, 2020 GAINESVILLE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Exactech, a developer and producer of innovative implants, instrumentation and computer-assisted technologies for joint replacement surgery, announced today that, in the largest study of its kind, Exactech’s Equinoxe® shoulder system demonstrated low acromial and scapular fracture rates, according to a study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, one …

Avanos Medical, Inc. Announces Publication of Clinical Trial Demonstrating Superiority of COOLIEF* over Hyaluronic Acid Injections for the Management of Chronic Knee Pain

ALPHARETTA, Ga., Sept. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Avanos Medical, Inc. (NYSE: AVNS) today announced the publication of a large, randomized, multicentered clinical trial comparing the safety and efficacy of COOLIEF* Cooled Radiofrequency ablation to hyaluronic acid (HA) injection for the management of chronic knee pain caused by osteoarthritis. The results from the clinical trial were published in the Journal of …

FDA grants CTL Amedica 510k clearance for MONDRIAN LIF Cage System

DALLAS (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 02, 2020 CTL Amedica Corporation is proud to announce that it has received official 510k clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its MONDRIAN™ Lumbar Interbody Fusion (LIF) Cage System featuring TiCro™ surface technology, a unique and innovative approach to titanium interbody fusion devices. “Using our CEZANNE™ LIF System …

Smith+Nephew launches NOVOSTITCH™ PRO Meniscal Repair System in Europe

LONDON, Sept. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Smith+Nephew (LSE:SN,NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology business, today announces the launch of its NOVOSTITCH PRO Meniscal Repair System in Europe after successfully receiving CE mark certification. The NOVOSTITCH PRO Meniscal Repair System expands meniscal repair options to around 600,0001 European patients annually where the only previous option was removal. Meniscal tears are one of …

Pixee Medical Completes its First Total Knee Replacement Surgery Guided Solely by the Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 2, 2020  /PRNewswire/ — Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), (“Vuzix” or, the “Company”), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and products, announce that Pixee Medical, a France-based medical company, in collaboration with Dr. Jérôme Villeminot and his team from Clinique St Odile in Haguenau (France), have successfully validated a new milestone by using Knee+, the …

California passes nation’s first bill requiring hospitals to keep a 45-day supply of PPE

September 2, 2020 / Jeff Lagasse, Associate Editor The California state legislature this week passed the nation’s first law requiring healthcare facilities — including hospitals, medical groups, skilled nursing facilities and dialysis clinics — to maintain a 45-day supply of personal protective equipment at pandemic levels to be prepared for future healthcare emergencies. The law also sets the …

Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: Surgical Decompression Helps With Gait?

by Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed. Two researchers from the Texas Back Institute (TBI) Research Foundation in Plano, Texas undertook a study looking at whether cervical decompression surgery helps normalize gait parameters. Their work, “Cervical Decompression Surgery Normalizes Gait Ground Reaction Forces in Patients With Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy,” was published in the September 15, 2020 edition …

Bioventus Reports First Use of its SIGNAFUSE® Bioactive Bone Graft in Strip Format

September 2, 2020 DURHAM, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bioventus is sharing results of its first in-patient use of the new SIGNAFUSE Bioactive Bone Graft strips. Rick Placide, M.D. of VCU Health in Richmond, VA, performed a posterolateral lumbar fusion (PLF) and placed the SIGNAFUSE strips in the posterolateral gutters of the patient’s spine. “Since the recent release of the SIGNAFUSE strip, we have used it …

Wishbone Medical Names Jodie N. Heggelund Global President of Spine & Biologics

WARSAW, Ind., Sept. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WishBone Medical, Inc., a leader in pediatric orthopedic medical devices, announced this morning that Jodie N. Heggelund will serve as the company’s Global President of Spine & Biologics, effective immediately. Building on recent acquisitions, WishBone is positioned to transform pediatric spine surgery with a platform of anatomically appropriate …

Cleveland Clinic posts $241M loss in first half of 2020 as patient revenue took a major hit

August 31, 2020 / by Robert King  Cleveland Clinic posted an operating loss of $241 million in the first half of 2020 as patient revenue took a major hit, according to the system’s latest earnings. The Ohio-based health system is the latest major system to post losses for the first half of the year as hospitals …

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