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Hidden FDA reports detail harm caused by scores of medical devices

March 7, 2019 Dr. Douglas Kwazneski was helping a Pittsburgh surgeon remove an appendix when something jarring happened. The surgical stapler meant to cut and seal the tissue around the appendix locked up. Kwazneski later turned to the Food and Drug Administration’s public database that tracks medical device failures and “there was nothing,” he said. …

Rush, Swedish Covenant talk merger

March 07, 2019 / Stephanie Goldberg The Rush System for Health and Swedish Covenant Health are exploring a merger, in the latest sign that hospital consolidation has plenty of running room. Sources close to the hospitals say negotiations are still in the early stages, and there’s no guarantee a deal will come together. If Rush and …

HSS Appoints Bryan T. Kelly to Surgeon-in-Chief, Medical Director

NEW YORK, March 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ –Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), the world’s largest academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health, today announced that Bryan T. Kelly, MD, will succeed Todd J. Albert, MD, as Surgeon-in-Chief and Medical Director.  The transition will occur at the conclusion of Dr. Albert’s term in June, when he will continue his Spine practice …

OrthoPediatrics Corp. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Financial Results

WARSAW, Indiana, March 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OrthoPediatrics Corp. (NASDAQ:KIDS), a company exclusively focused on advancing the field of pediatric orthopedics, announced today its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2018. Fourth Quarter / Full Year 2018 and Recent Highlights Reported total revenue of $14.6 million for fourth quarter 2018, …

Wishbone Medical Breaks Ground With Foot & Ankle Solutions for Children

WARSAW, Ind., March 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WishBone Medical expands the pediatric orthopedic market with leading edge foot and ankle solutions in sterile, single-use packaging. Adding to the industry’s largest product portfolio dedicated to kids, the company will reveal an array of new products with the global launch of their foot and ankle platform …

Alphatec Spine Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Financial Results

CARLSBAD, Calif., March 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (“ATEC” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: ATEC), today announced financial results and operating highlights for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2018.  The Company also announced that it has secured an additional $30 million financing commitment from Squadron Capital to fund continued …

Simplify Medical Announces 60th U.S. Patent for Innovative Cervical Disc Replacement Portfolio

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Simplify Medical Pty Ltd., maker of the Simplify® cervical artificial disc, today announced receipt of the company’s 60th U.S. patent. The 60th patent, U.S. Patent No. 10,219,911, is entitled “Prosthetic Disc for Intervertebral Insertion” and relates to a method for assembling a cervical disc replacement in which a mobile core …

RTI Surgical® Shareholders Approve Paradigm Spine Acquisition

ALACHUA, Fla., March 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — RTI Surgical, Inc. (Nasdaq: RTIX), a global surgical implant company, today announced its shareholders have voted to approve completion of the company’s previously announced acquisition of Paradigm Spine, LLC, a leader in motion preservation and non-fusion spinal implant technology. The final voting results have been disclosed on …

Exactech Knees Deliver Excellent Results

March 06, 2019 GAINESVILLE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Exactech, a developer and producer of bone and joint restoration products for extremities, hip and knee, announced today new scientific and clinical research that documents excellent results with the Truliant® Total Knee System implants and instruments and ExactechGPS® computer-assisted technology. The studies, which also demonstrate positive surgeon experience and improved accuracy in total joint replacement, …

BIOMATLANTE receives MDSAP Accreditation

Nantes, France – Quality and Regulatory Biomatlante, a world leader in synthetic bone regeneration technologies, is pleased to announce the obtention of the MDSAP* accreditation on the new ISO 13485:2016 Certificate. The Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP) is an international program for assessing the quality management systems of medical device manufacturers who market their …

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