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VIDEO: Addition of silicon nitride particles reduce live bacteria in PEEK implants

November 2, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. — At the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, Craig A. Kuhns, MD, discussed a study that evaluated whether incorporating silicon nitride particles enhanced bioactivity and bacteriostasis of polyetheretherketone (PEEK) polymers. He said there were less live bacteria observed with the addition of silicon nitride particles in PEEK implants.

Medtronic recalls Kyphon directional bone void filler

July 8, 2017
Medtronic Ltd. announced the recall of its Kyphon directional bone void filler, product #F04C. The recall includes all lot numbers. According to an urgent field safety…
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Zimmer Biomet recalls implantable spinal fusion stimulators

May 31, 2017
Zimmer Biomet announced a recall of the SpF PLUS-Mini and SpF XL IIb Implantable Spinal Fusion Stimulators, according to a release from the FDA. The devices are used…

Medtronic receives FDA 510(k) clearance for bone cement indicated for treatment of sacral fractures

March 20, 2017
Medtronic announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for Kyphon Xpede bone cement for treatment of pathological fractures of the sacral vertebral body, according to…
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