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Amedica adds second generation cervical system

February 12, 2016

Amedica Corporation recently announced it has released the Valeo II C interbody fusion device system, a second generation cervical system that will be commercially available by mid-February.

The system is made entirely of Amedica’s micro composite silicon nitride biomaterial. The new design also includes directional teeth to resist expulsion, an anterior thread connection for inserter stability and a 14-mm by 12-mm footprint size for smaller patients, according to a company press release. Each implant comes with a consolidated, single-level instrumentation set.

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Highly cross-linked polyethylene bearings showed low revision rate, high survivorship after THA

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Total hip arthroplasty performed with first-generation annealed highly cross-linked polyethylene bearings in young, active patients showed 97% survivorship at 10 years…

MX Orthopedics receives FDA clearance for compression staple

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MX Orthopedics Corp. announced it has received FDA clearance for the dynaMX Compression Staple featuring malleable nitinol technology.“MXO utilized its vast…
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Trend of 7-day full service in hospitals has started to affect orthopaedic surgeons

Orthopaedics Today Europe, February 2016
Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen, MD
The government in the United Kingdom has announced that, starting in 2020, 7 days of full service shall be implemented for general practices, as well as hospitals that…
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Minimally invasive tubular microdiscectomy found effective for recurrent lumbar disc herniation

February 11, 2016
Researchers found minimally invasive tubular microdiscectomy can offer patients with recurrent lumbar disc herniation success rates comparable to those reported with…
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