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Joints: Researchers warn on limited benefits, earlier failure rates in new implants

September 12, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

New generations of hip and knee replacement implants offer little in terms of safety and durability compared with their older counterparts, according to a study published this week in The BMJ.

Joints: Researchers warn on limited benefits and earlier failure rates in new implants

A meta-analysis of new generations of knee and hip replacement devices could bode ill for orthopedics makers.

In a study published this week in The BMJ, researchers warned that many innovative new implants may actually have worse durability and safety profiles than their predecessors.

Titan Spine's new warranties cover revision surgery for spinal implants

September 8, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Titan Spine offers patients a 1-time free replacement should they need revision for an implant from the Endoskeleton line of interbody fusion devices.

Titan Spine's new warrantees cover revision surgery for spinal implants

Titan Spine announced this week that it's offering a new series of warranties for its Endoskeleton line of interbody spinal fusion implants, promising a 1-time free revision surgery within 5 years.

Lawyer grills DePuy exec Ekdahl in Pinnacle hip trial

September 5, 2014 by Brad Perriello

A lawyer for the plaintiff in the 1st product liability trial over DePuy's Pinnacle hip replacement grills DePuy Synthes chairman Andrew Ekdahl, the former president of the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary that made the metal-on-metal implants.

Lawyer grills DePuy exec Ekdahl in Pinnacle hip trial

The plaintiff's lawyer in the 1st DePuy Pinnacle hip implant lawsuit to go to trial yesterday grill former DePuy president Andrew Ekdahl on the witness stand, accusing him of helping to conceal the risk that the metal-on-metal hips could cause serious injury.

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Bellwether trial kicks off for DePuy's Pinnacle hip implant

September 4, 2014 by Brad Perriello

The 1st bellwether trial gets under way in product liability lawsuits filed over Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy's Pinnacle line of metal-on-metal hip implants.

Bellwether trial kicks off for DePuy's Pinnacle hip implant

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Pacemakers learn from wristwatches to ditch batteries

September 3, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Another team of researchers is working on pacemakers that use motion for power, with aims to eliminate reliance on depletable batteries.

Pacemakers learn from wristwatches to ditch batteries

Swiss researchers are taking a page from their country's most iconic products to change how pacemakers are powered inside the body.

Report: Boston Scientific wins 2nd pelvic mesh bellwether

August 29, 2014 by Brad Perriello

Boston Scientific reportedly wins the 2nd bellwether trial over its Obtryx pelvic mesh device, a month after winning the 1st personal injury case to go to trial over its transvaginal sling devices.

Report: Boston Scientific wins 2nd pelvic mesh bellwether

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Sequent launches U.S. clinical trial of brain aneurysm device

August 29, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

California's Sequent Medical begins enrolling patients in an IDE clinical trial of its Web aneurysm embolization system.

Sequent launches U.S. clinical trial of brain aneurysm device

Medtech company Sequent Medical enrolled the 1st 4 patients in a new U.S. clinical trial aimed at winning FDA approval for its Web aneurysm protection implant.

The Web implant is made of a Nitinol mesh that is delivered in a "stent-like" manner and deployed into the pouch formed by an aneurysm in order to prevent blood from flowing in. The device already has approve in the European Union.

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