The use of biophosphonates among patients undergoing total hip or knee arthroplasty can improve implant survival over time, according to a report published in the British Medical Journal.
Richard Rosa, MD, an orthopedic surgeon with The Joint Institute at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J., recently became the first surgeon in the state to perform an anatomic total knee replacement using the iTotal from ConforMIS, according to a report from NJ Today.
August 26, 2011
Lubbock, Texas-based Covenant Health System will open its remodeled orthopedic unit on Aug. 29, according to a health system news release.
The Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guides for use with the Triathlon Total Knee System was released in the United States about three months ago and has been used around the world for many years to provide surgeons with a preoperative planning capabilities and more precise implant placement. It is one of multiple devices that provide surgeons with the ability to perform anatomically-specific knee replacement procedures.
Patrick Harrison, MD, an orthopedic surgeon, recently joined Payson (Ariz.) Regional Bone & Joint, according to a Payson Roundup news report.
August 19, 2011
DePuy Orthopaedics has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the TRUMATCH Personalized Solutions for use with the company's SIGMA Fixed-Bearing Knee System, according to a DePuy news release.
August 15, 2011
S. Brent Brotzman, MD, a partner with North Austin (Texas) Sports Medicine, is now performing outpatient partial knee replacement at Cedar Park (Texas) Surgery Center, according to a CPSC news release.
August 04, 2011
Craig Della Valle, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, recently performed a partial knee replacement on Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau, according to an MOR news release.
Published in Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Exactech, a developer and producer of bone and joint restoration products, has announced the acquisition of Brighton Partners, the sole source supplier of the direct compression molded polyethylene bearings used in Exactech's Optetrak knee replacement system.
Several California hospitals will begin using bundled fees, which include both facility and physician fees, when billing for hip and knee replacements, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times.
Published in News and Analysis