Orthopedic implant startup Engage Surgical has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its Engage Partial Knee system, the only cementless partial knee implant available in the U.S. The company is introducing the product via a limited release to select surgical centers.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in orthopedics, including: New plastic biomaterials could lead to tougher, more versatile medical implants; A data treasure for gait analysis; Traditional strength training vs jump training for physically inactive young adults.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in orthopedics, including: Nuclear softening allows cells to move into dense tissue, encouraging injury repair; 3D X-ray reveals secrets from inside bones; Fantastic muscle proteins and where to find them.
Smart assisted surgery company Naviswiss AG, of Brugg, Switzerland, has gained U.S. FDA clearance for its miniature navigation technology for hip replacement surgery. The hand-held system, with an open platform that supports all implant vendors, is being offered on a fee per-use basis.
LONDON – Sirakoss Ltd. has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its nanoparticle synthetic bone graft substitute, after showing the ready-to-use putty is equivalent to the CE-approved dry formulation. Rather than granules that are mixed with a patient’s blood before administration, the inorganic calcium phosphate-based Osteo3 Zp putty consists of the granules suspended in a fully synthetic resorbable carrier.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in orthopedics, including: Osteoporosis treatment also may protect against pneumonia; Study finds similar short-term outcomes after common MI spine procedures; New biomaterial has potential to repair damaged bone with lower risk of inflammation; Diabetics face greater risk of bone fractures.
The U.S. FDA granted Gtx Medical BV a breakthrough device designation for its implantable Go-2 Targeted Epidural Spinal Stimulation (TESS) system. The device enabled patients who had sustained traumatic spinal cord injuries to regain voluntary control over previously paralyzed muscles and walk again four or more years after paralysis, according to a study previously published in Nature.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in orthopedics, including: Researchers restore injured man's sense of touch using brain-computer interface technology; Down to the bone: Understanding how bone-dissolving cells are generated; Improved MRI scans could aid in development of arthritis treatments.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in orthopedics, including: IMPACT study shows 25% reduction in health care costs associated with earlier prosthetic care; Human growth hormone treatment after ACL injury may prevent loss of muscle strength; Osteoporosis treatment may also protect against pneumonia.
Lowell, Mass.-based startup Launchpad Medical LLC has picked up an additional $1.8 million grant from the Michigan-Pittsburgh-Wyss Regenerative Medicine Resource Center to advance the development of its bone graft solution. The company plans to use the funds to conduct a pivotal animal study of the injectable biomaterial, which will pave the way for a U.S. FDA-approved clinical trial.