National Science Foundation funds Nasseo for nanotube technology on PEEK orthopedic devices

Nasseo, a medical technology company dedicated to developing enhanced surface technologies for dental and orthopedic applications, has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research Grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF grant funding will further Nasseo’s work improving spinal implants by using a nano-engineered surface coating; Nasseo will conduct feasibility studies with an

Spineology announces unique TLIF insertion options for the posterior midline approach ACT MediaLIF

Spineology, the innovator in anatomy-conserving spine surgery, announced the availability of multiple transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) technologies as part of the Anatomy-Conserving Medial Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ACT MediaLIF) platform. These TLIF technologies allow for TLIF placement of interbody devices using a direct posterior or ACT MediaLIF, approach.   The ACT MediaLIF procedure combines Spineology’s

New study reports spring loaded technology’s bionic knee brace reduces fatigue and enhances performance

Spring Loaded Technology reports the findings of a recent third-party study which links its Levitation, the world’s first compact bionic knee brace, to a significant reduction in factors that can lead to muscle fatigue. Research scientists observed the oxygen intake, carbon dioxide production and muscle activity of three healthy individuals as they repeated a squat

Medical Device Testing Services expands orthopaedic capabilities

Medical Device Testing (MDT) Services has added spine and knee wear testing to its extensive orthopaedic device testing portfolio. For the past 26 years, MDT has served the medical device industry as a contract test laboratory focused on mechanical testing and materials characterization. MDT was founded in 1990 as a division of EnduraTEC Systems Corporation,

Latvian wheelchair fencer overcomes back issue with customized 3D printed back brace to compete at the Rio Paralympic Games 2016

Stratasys, the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, announced that Latvian wheelchair fencer, Polina Rožkova, is wearing a customized 3D printed back brace during her quest for gold at the Paralympics 2016 this week. The athlete, ranked 8th in the Épée Women Category A world ranking, turned to 3D printing in order to overcome

New product contributes to patient rehabilitation after limb loss

Orfit Industries has extended its already impressive orthotics product range with the innovative “OrfitransÒ Medium Soft,” made of stronger thermoplastic material offering optimal patient comfort. The ORFITRANSÒ Medium Soft, to be used for both prosthetic transtibial (i.e. below-knee) check (or diagnostic) sockets as well as for lower limb orthoses, developed by Orfit’s own R&D team,

Flower Orthopedics debuts next generation Ready-for-Surgery Guide wire kits

Flower Orthopedics announces the full market launch of its next generation Ready-for-Surgery guide wire kits for the cannulated screw FlowerCube. The patent-pending Flower guide wire kits reduce the number of surgical steps and are evidence of Flower’s continuing commitment to develop products that provide enhanced surgical efficiency in the OR. “With the countersink and depth

Brain-machine interface triggers recovery for paraplegic patients

During the 2014 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony, a young Brazilian man, paralyzed from the chest down, delivered the opening kickoff. He used a brain-machine interface, allowing him to control the movements of a lower-limb robotic exoskeleton. This unprecedented scientific demonstration was the work of the Walk Again Project (WAP), a nonprofit, international research consortium

Biomedical 3D printing: Are we there yet?

Estimates for the market of 3D printed biomedical products are promising. New analysis from Boston Consulting Group says revenues from 3D printed end-use biomedical devices could reach $5 billion by 2020. But other market predictions are all over the map ranging from $9 billion to $21 billion by 2020. Such optimistic uncertainty is understandable. Real-world application

Zimmer Biomet celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Oxford Partial Knee System

Zimmer Biomet Holdings, a global developer in musculoskeletal healthcare, is pleased to announce the 40th anniversary of the Oxford Partial Knee System, the most widely used and clinically proven partial knee replacement system in the world. A partial knee replacement is a treatment for osteoarthritis in which one of the knee’s three compartments is replaced, whereas

CT doctor gives patients a leg up with new knee procedure

When his knee quickly swelled to three times its normal size after falling on the stairs, Nicholas Saccone of Carmel, New York, knew something was seriously wrong. Soon, Saccone, 69, wasn’t able to walk or bend the knee and pain radiated throughout his leg. He immediately contacted Dr. Daniel Fish, a surgeon with Orthopaedic Specialists

MẌ Orthopedics receives FDA Clearance on the dynaMẌ Nitinol Compression Screw

MẌ Orthopedics (MẌO), an orthopedic implant company focused on improving implant/bone fixation, is proud to announce the recent FDA clearance (K160427) of the dynaMẌ Nitinol Compression Screw. The dynaMẌ Nitinol Compression Screw uses the superelastic properties of Nitinol to provide higher levels of compression than contemporary bone screws. During manufacturing, the dynaMẌ Nitinol Compression Screw is

Hearing snap, crackle, pop may help heal your knee

Editor’s Note: This article is written by Caitlin N. Teague, Sinan Hersek, Hakan Töreyin, Mindy L. Millard-Stafford, Michael L. Jones, Geza F. Kogler and Michael N. Sawka, all from Georgia Tech. It was funded under contract number W911NF-14-C-0058 by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. You’ve injured your knee. A doctor straps a listening device to it,

Centinel Spine expands STALIF internationally

Centinel Spine, the pioneer of Stand-Alone, No-Profile and Integrated Interbody fusion devices, expands its MIDLINE II-Ti product family with a Ti-ACTIVE coated, No-Profile, anterior lumbar Integrated Interbody device, in the U.S. and Australia. MIDLINE II-Ti, the most recent Centinel Spine innovation for anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) procedures, represents the sixth generation of STALIF technology.

MICRO acquires new PEM machine to increase capacity

To expand the commercialization of the MICRO Electrolytic Dissolution (MED) process, MICRO has added a new PEM machine to its arsenal. This brings the total of PEM work cells at MICRO’s disposal to four. The machine was added to the company’s newly expanded precision machining center. MICRO’s MED process is an advanced machining method that is