Arthroscopy (also called arthroscopic surgery) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which an examination and sometimes treatment of damage of the interior of a joint is performed using an arthroscope, a type of endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision. Arthroscopic procedures can be performed either to evaluate or to treat many orthopaedic conditions including torn floating cartilage, torn surface cartilage, ACL reconstruction, and trimming damaged cartilage.
Medical device maker Smith & Nephew's Orthopaedics business is making available this week more than $2 million in implants and surgical instruments for use by orthopedic surgeons in the treatment of survivors of last week's earthquake in Haiti.
Biomet, Inc. net sales increased 8% during the second fiscal quarter ended November 30, 2009, to $695.6 million from $642.8 million during the second quarter of fiscal year 2009. On a constant currency basis, net sales increased 5% during the second quarter of fiscal 2010.
Smith & Nephew (LSE: SN) Advanced Wound Management division, announces the agreement to partner with Gunze Limited, Japan and exclusively distribute PELNAC dermal replacement in Japan, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
NUCRYST Pharmaceuticals Corp. ("Nucryst") is pleased to announce the closing of the previously announced sale of substantially all of the assets of Nucryst pursuant to an asset purchase agreement dated November 10, 2009, as amended, among Nucryst, NUCRYST Pharmaceuticals Inc., Smith & Nephew Inc. and Smith & Nephew (Overseas) Limited (the "Asset Sale").
The Advanced Wound Management division of Smith & Nephew plc (LSE: SN; NYSE: SNN), announced today that its affiliates have completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Nucryst Pharmaceuticals Corp. ("Nucryst").
Symmetry Medical Inc., a leading independent provider of products to the global orthopaedic device industry and other medical markets, announced today a restructuring that includes a facility consolidation and other staff reductions designed to increase operational efficiency and drive annualized cost savings.
Today, a group of national medical societies launched a multi-state advertising campaign in opposition to H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, currently under consideration by the U.S. Senate and making its way towards a final vote in the coming days.
Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics Division is pleased to announce the signing of a technology development contract with the United States Department of Defense that may lead to the creation of a fracture fixation system intended to revolutionize the treatment of the limbs of soldiers who sustain battlefield injuries.
A panel of osteoarthritis (OA) key opinion leaders has developed a consensus of the optimal exogenous hyaluronic acid (HA) treatment. This consensus was achieved by utilizing what the experts referred to as BioRestorative(TM) Profiling. This profiling examines HAs on the basis of their mimicking the body's natural HA.
CONMED Corporation's CONMED Linvatec arthroscopy unit today announced the release of new sizes of its Matryx™ Biocomposite Interference Screw. These new screws represent the latest advance in biocomposite material technology that allows CONMED Linvatec to produce the smallest Biocomposite Interference screw available on the market today for primary fixation of ACL and PCL grafts.
Smith & Nephew's Endoscopy Division announced the launch of the TRUCLEAR(TM) System, an operative hysteroscopy device, which is now widely available in the United States.
CONMED Corporation's CONMED Linvatec arthroscopy unit today announced the release of the Bullseye™ Anatomic Cruciate Reconstruction System, a novel guide system for anatomic cruciate ligament (ACL and PCL) reconstructions of the knee.
The Advanced Wound Management division of Smith & Nephew, Inc., a subsidiary of Smith & Nephew plc, applauded the federal government's decision last week to maintain the current, single reimbursement code for negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) devices.
The Advanced Wound Management Division of Smith & Nephew, Inc., a subsidiary of Smith & Nephew Plc, highlighted the results of a multi-center study which demonstrates that gauze-based Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) achieves many of the common treatment goals defined for foam-based NPWT systems. These goals include a reduction in wound dimension, exudate, and improvement in granulation tissue.
The Advanced Wound Management Division of Smith & Nephew, Inc., a subsidiary of Smith & Nephew Plc (LSE: SN; NYSE: SNN), announced today that clinicians will present a total of 20 clinical posters featuring its Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) Systems and ALLEVYN(TM) AG, ALLEVYN AG Gentle, ACTICOAT(TM) and IODOSORB(TM) advanced wound dressings during the 24th Annual Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin and Wound Care's poster session. The poster session opens at 10:30am CT on October 23, 2009.
CONMED Corporation (NASDAQ: CNMD) today announced financial results for the third quarter of 2009.
Biomet, Inc., a global leader in the manufacture of orthopedic and dental medical devices, announced today its acquisition of the assets of Cartilix, a Foster City, CA based company that has developed proprietary cartilage repair technology.
Over the last two decades, knee injuries have been on the rise among skiers in the French Alps. It is more likely for downhill skiers to experience a lower extremity injury than any other type of injury, whether due to a fall or a collision.
Biomet, Inc. announced today financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended August 31, 2009.
Allen Medical Systems, a Hill-Rom company, announces the second in its Surgeon Spotlight Series showcasing interviews with top orthopaedic surgeons. Carlos A. Guanche, M.D., managing partner at Southern California Orthopaedic Institute, is the featured surgeon and is recognized for his contributions in expanding the use of the Allen Intraoperative Arm Positioner for elbow fractures, scopes and clavicle repair procedures.