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IlluminOSS to begin FDA-approved trials of bone stabilization offering

December 21, 2014

IlluminOSS recently announced it has received conditional FDA approval to conduct clinical trials of the company’s new Photodynamic Bone Stabilization System.
The system, for use in treating impending and pathologic humeral fractures caused by metastatic carcinoma, is designed to allow for smaller incisions, shorter procedure times, more rapid postoperative mobility, reduced hospital stays and lower complication rates, according to a company press release.

A thin-walled pericardial effusion with tamponade balloon infused with a liquid monomer is inserted into the intramedullary bone canal and matches the shape of the patient’s bone. It then forms an implant after the surgeon activates the visible light within the balloon, offering rotational stability and longitudinal strength throughout the implant.

FTC and EC grant clearance for Medtronic acquisition of Covidien

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Performance improvement programs improved early antibiotic treatment for open fractures

December 19, 2014
Implementation of a multifaceted performance improvement program concentrating on education, accountability and antibiotic availability for the treatment of open…

Stimwave receives FDA clearance for new pain relief system

December 19, 2014
Stimwave Technologies Incorporated recently received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance to market a wireless, microtechnology neuromodulation device for the…
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Study: Patients have similar pain scores for liposomal bupivacaine vs. femoral nerve block after TKA

December 19, 2014
Among adult patients who underwent unilateral total knee arthroplasty, a periarticular injection of liposomal bupivacaine was found to be non-inferior to femoral nerve…
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Trauma Update

Current Treatment Concepts for “Terrible Triad” Injuries of the Elbow

Orthopedics, December 2014, Volume 37 Issue 12
Elbow fracture-dislocations destabilize the elbow, preventing functional rehabilitation. If left untreated, they…
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CME
A Systematic Review and Adjusted Indirect Comparison of Oral Anticoagulants

A Systematic Review and Adjusted Indirect Comparison of Oral Anticoagulants

A Systematic Review and Adjusted Indirect Comparison of Oral Anticoagulants
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Barrack offers a perspective on use of mobile compression device for thrombosis prevention after TJA

December 15, 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. — At the Current Concepts in Joint Replacement Winter Meeting, Robert L. Barrack, MD, shares his…
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