Orthopedic scaffolds made from electrospun nanofibers help bones heal

Researchers from the University of Helsinki have developed a technique to make orthopedic scaffolds using nanofibers and thin-film biomaterials to help bones regrow and implants settle into the body. The team of chemists used electrospun hydoxyapatite to make the nanofibers. Hydroxyapatite is a naturally occurring mineral form of calcium apatite, found in bones and teeth.

Orchid Orthopedic Solutions names Jurkiewicz as CEO

Orchid Orthopedic Solutions has promoted Jerry Jurkiewicz to the CEO spot. Jurkiewicz, the company’s former chief operating officer and president, replaces Mike Miller, who retired on Dec. 30. Miller is now the vice chairman of the company’s board of directors. Jurkiewicz joined Orchid as president and COO in 2016 after having been president of Optics

New imaging technique could better spot ortho implant infections

Prosthetic joint infection is becoming a costly and rising problem in the U.S., simply because of the rising numbers of joint replacements occurring. University of California San Diego engineers suspect they have a new non-invasive method to detect the infections early, in orthopedic implants as well as prosthetics used by amputees. The new prosthetic infection