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Structural Implants

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Antlers inspire first trial of bone-implanted prosthetics

Researchers at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London have completed the first clinical trials of prosthetics drilled straight into the bone. All prosthetics until now, no matter how advanced, have been iterations on the same design: a cup, moulded… Read more →

CoreValve Evolut R repositionable transcatheter aortic valve system released in EU

Medtronic just announced that its CoreValve Evolut R System received CE Mark approval in Europe. The 23mm valve comes with its own EnVeo R delivery system that is capable of recapturing the valve back into the catheter for repositioning if… Read more →

FDA clears SHILLA growth guidance system for children with severe scoliosis

Children with early onset scoliosis can have a few difficult years growing up, as regularly scheduled surgeries are necessary to adjust the spine to keep up with growth. Dr. Richard McCarthy, an ortho surgeon at University of Arkansas for Medical… Read more →

Retrievable transcatheter aortic valve effective and safe in real world setting

A retrievable and repositionable transcatheter aortic valve is effective and safe in a real world setting, according to research presented at ESC Congress 2014 today by Dr Stylianos Pyxaras from Germany. The direct flow medical (DFM) transcatheter aortic valve has… Read more →

Magnesium surgical implants can be designed to biodegrade, promote bone growth

Ask anyone who has a surgical pin in their body, and they likely will tell you they wish it would just go away.

In the future, it just might, with help from research by Michele Manuel, an associate professor of… Read more →

CanGaroo ECM envelope bioscaffold holds cardiac implants, turns into vascularized tissue

Implantation of medical devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators can cause significant damage to nearby tissue, while afterwards the implants can move around, causing more problems. CorMatrix, a company that develops novel biomaterials, has developed and implanted in a patient… Read more →

Intravascular device for delivery of engineered cells might help avoid coronary bypass procedures

Stem cell and genetic therapies are already helping to fight a number of diseases, but using them to treat conditions in areas where there’s constant blood flow is difficult. Things get washed down the stream before they get a chance… Read more →

Arthrosurface’s KISSloc Suture System receives FDA approval

Arthrosurface, Inc. (www.arthrosurface.com), a developer of novel joint technologies, has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the KISSloc Suture System, a mini plate and suture implant intended for the correction of a Hallux Valgus deformity. The KISSloc Suture System consists of… Read more →

3D-printed implants infused with medicine to enable more effective drug delivery

A great strength of 3D-printing in the field of medicine is the ability to provide low-cost, personalized implants molded to a patient’s anatomy. Researchers from Louisiana Tech University have now taken the technology one step further, loading these custom implants… Read more →

MicroVention’s LVIS and LVIS Jr. stents FDA approved to treat brain aneurysms

The FDA has given MicroVention, a division of Terumo, approval for the company’s Low-Profile Visualized Intraluminal Support Device (LVIS and LVIS Jr.). The self-expanding nitinol stent, which comes with its own delivery mechanism, is used to repair brain aneurysms.

The… Read more →

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