Top Story

NuVasive receives expanded FDA 510(k) clearance for magnetic, limb lengthening system

October 12, 2017

The FDA has granted NuVasive expanded 510(k) clearance for the Precice system from NuVasive Specialized Orthopedics. The expanded indications now include open and closed fracture fixation, treatment for pseudarthrosis, malunions and nonunions, and bone transport.

According to a company press release, prior to the expanded clearance, the Precice system was indicated for limb lengthening of the femur and tibia. In addition to limb lengthening, the system is now indicated for bone transport of long bones, which allows for regeneration of bony tissue and is used to fill segmental bone loss due to trauma or infection.

In the Journals

Ibuprofen seen as better option for pain relief in children who underwent minor orthopedic surgery

October 10, 2017
Clinically significant reductions in pain were seen in children who underwent minor outpatient orthopedic surgery and were treated with either oral morphine or…
Industry News

OrthoPediatrics launches initial public offering

October 7, 2017
OrthoPediatrics Corp. announced the launch of an initial public offering of 4,000,000 shares of its common stock, according to a company press release. The company will…
Surgical Technique

Motorized internal lengthening nail, anterograde femur technique can correct leg length

Orthopedics Today, October 2017
Thomas D. Falls, MD; Austin T. Fragomen, MD; S. Robert Rozbruch, MD
Femoral lengthening with an internal lengthening nail is a recent advance that allows for leg length equalization and deformity correction in a manner that mitigates…
More Headlines »
Feature Article

Poor Utility of Gonadal Shielding for Pediatric Pelvic Radiographs

Orthopedics, July/August 2017, Volume 40 Issue 4
Plain pelvic radiographs are commonly used for a variety of pediatric orthopedic disorders. Lead shielding is typically…
More »

Bundled Payments in Orthopedic Surgery: February 2015

Bundled payments, the idea of paying a single price for a bundle of goods and services, is a financial concept familiar…
More »
Resource Centers
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting

Meeting News

VIDEO: Domb discusses outcomes after arthroscopy for acute, chronic labral tears in adolescents

March 23, 2017
More »