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List of the Top 22 Knee Surgeons in North America

THE TOP 22 NORTH AMERICAN KNEE SURGEONS (Orthopedics This Week) When knee surgeons discuss their exemplary colleagues, these are the ones they are talking about. Behold, the super elite in the knee world! Here is that list. We don’t have “the market” on lists…this isn’t the be-all and end-all list—b ...[Read More]

K2M readies for $100M IPO under the ticker KTWO

K2M Group Files for IPO of Up to $100 Million (WSJ) K2M, now the biggest private spine company, turns 10 years old and gets ready to go public K2M Group Holdings Inc. filed for an initial public offering for up to $100 million in common shares, as the medical device maker looks to pay down debt and ...[Read More]

How Has THA Implant Usage Changed Since 2001?

How Has THA Implant Usage Changed Since 2001? (AAOS 2014) According to a study presented yesterday by Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA, data on total hip arthroplasty (THA) from 2001 to 2012 reveal significant trends in THA implant usage in the United States—including a strong preference toward cementless fi ...[Read More]

Are Total Hip patients getting younger?

Are THA Patients Getting Younger? (AAOS 2014 Annual Meeting News) A study presented yesterday by Jacob M. Drew, MD, suggests that a significant shift is occurring toward younger patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA). In fact, between 2000 and 2009, the number of patients ages 45 years to ...[Read More]

Whatever happened to squeaky hips?

Whatever Happened to Squeaky Hips? (AAOS) In recent years, squeaking hips have been reported in some patients with total hip arthroplasties using hard-on-hard bearing surfaces. So what exactly is the squeaking hip phenomenon? Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS, provides the following insights: Squeaking is pur ...[Read More]

1,000 INFUSE patients have sued Medtronic so far

Medtronic Sued by 1,000 Infuse Patients (MedPageToday) Medtronic said about 1,000 people have sued the company over its bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) product, Infuse, and that many more lawsuits may be coming. In addition, several states now are looking into sales and marketing practices invo ...[Read More]

INFUSE lawsuit may go to jury

INFUSE LAWSUIT MAY GO TO A JURY (Orthopedics This Week) far, U.S. Supreme Court “Preemption” decisions have kept Medtronic, Inc. from having to go to a jury to defend itself in several Infuse lawsuits. But that may be about to change as a state judge in Minnesota has ruled that the company can be su ...[Read More]

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