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CDC: 94% of COVID-19 deaths had underlying medical conditions

August 30, 2020 / by Dave Bondy, Mid-Michigan NOW ATLANTA, Ga. (NBC25/WKRC) – The Centers for Disease Control released information showing how many people who died from COVID-19 had underlying medical conditions that attributed to their death. Click here to read the entire report from the CDC. The CDC said: Table 3 shows the types of …

Surprise! Postop Segmental Lordosis After LLIF Explained by Two Factors

by Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed. For the degenerating spine, lateral retroperitoneal lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) using percutaneous pedicle screw fixation can be quite successful. However, say a team of researchers from Kyoto, Japan, the exact mechanisms that determine segmental lordosis remain unclear. Their new retrospective study, “Analysis of the Factors Affecting Lumbar Segmental Lordosis After …

Stryker extends cash tender offer for all outstanding shares of Wright Medical

Kalamazoo, Michigan, Aug. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Stryker (NYSE: SYK) announced today that Stryker B.V., an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Stryker, has extended the offering period of its previously announced cash tender offer for all outstanding ordinary shares of Wright Medical Group N.V. (NASDAQ: WMGI). The tender offer is being made pursuant to …

SeaSpine Announces Full Commercial Launch of the Shoreline RT® Cervical Interbody Implant System

CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SeaSpine Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SPNE), a global medical technology company focused on surgical solutions for the treatment of spinal disorders, today announced the full commercial launch of the Shoreline RT Cervical Interbody Implant System. Shoreline RT describes a series of products that enhance NanoMetalene® technology with the Company’s …

Wenzel Spine Announces Acquisition of Statera Spine

August 27, 2020 AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wenzel Spine, Inc., a medical technology company focused on providing minimally invasive solutions for the treatment of spinal disorders, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Statera Spine, a pre-operative diagnostics and quantitative data software solution that improves treatment decisions for spine patients. Statera Spine is a software …

PrecisionOS Partners with CONMED International Following Major Breakthrough in Portable Arthroscopy Education Using Virtual Reality

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, August 27, 2020 — PrecisionOS Technology, developers of the Surgical Mastery Platform™, announced today the details of a major breakthrough in basic and advanced fundamentals of arthroscopy training. The company has created the first-of-its-kind arthroscopy simulator available on a mobile, wireless device (Oculus Quest) which will also be used by CONMED International …

TransEnterix Announces New Employment Inducement Grant

August 25, 2020 RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE American: TRXC), a medical device company that is digitizing the interface between the surgeon and the patient to improve minimally invasive surgery, today announced that in connection with the appointment of Shameze Rampertab as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective August …

“Cut Errors in Half with Virtual Reality”

By Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed. How much does virtual reality help in orthopedic procedures—especially amongst inexperienced surgeons? Well, says new research, we just don’t have enough information on that. A multicenter team recruited 25 first- and second-year medical students with no prior exposure to intramedullary tibial nail insertion. Their study, “Does Virtual Reality Improve Procedural …

SurGenTec® Announces FDA Clearance for OsteoFlo® NanoPutty® (Quadphasic Synthetic Bone Graft)

August 26, 2020  BOCA RATON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SurGenTec, a privately held spine and orthopedic technology company, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its proprietary OsteoFlo NanoPutty- Quadphasic Synthetic Bone Graft. OsteoFlo NanoPutty is a novel bone graft solution featuring the world’s first, and only quadphasic …

ExsoMed Corporation Announces Milestone 5,000th INnate™ Intramedullary Threaded Nail Used for Metacarpal Fractures

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Aug. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ExsoMed Corporation, a privately held U.S.-based medical device company providing orthopaedic surgeons with innovative solutions in hand surgery, today announced that 5,000 metacarpal fractures have been successfully treated with the INnate Intramedullary Threaded Nail. This milestone reflects the rapid adoption of ExsoMed’s technology, which is quickly becoming the new standard for metacarpal …

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