Archive for the Category ◊ Extremities ◊

• Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Arthrex loses its bid for a new trial in its patent infringement war with KFx Medical, but must pay royalties on sales of its SpeedBridge and SutureBridge shoulder anchor devices.   A $29 million judgment against Arthrex will stand in its patent war with KFx Medical after a federal judge in California declined to grant […]

• Monday, February 03rd, 2014

Wright Medical Group, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Solana Surgical, LLC and Entry into Definitive Agreement to Acquire OrthoPro, LLC MEMPHIS, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wright Medical Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WMGI) today announced it has acquired Solana Surgical, LLC (Solana) and entered into a definitive agreement to acquire OrthoPro, LLC (OrthoPro), both privately held high growth extremity companies. The […]

• Friday, January 17th, 2014

A Virginia podiatrist is convicted of lying to a grand jury about her involvement in a scheme to defraud Medicare by collecting reimbursement for procedures using Orthofix’s bone growth stimulator. Virginia podiatrist Ilene Terrell was convicted today of lying in a federal probe of Orthofix International (NSDQ:OFIX) and its bone-growth stimulators. Terrell copped to 4 counts of […]

• Thursday, November 21st, 2013

“Virtual reality hands” – controlled by stroke survivors’ thoughts – could help them recover use of their hands and arms, according to a small study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013. “Using a brain-computer interface, we’ve created an environment where people who may be too physically impaired to move can practice mental imagery to […]

• Tuesday, October 08th, 2013

Wright Medical Group Inc. (WMGI)’s chances of becoming the next target in orthopedic surgery may be increasing after Mako Surgical Corp. (MAKO) last week received one of the industry’s fattest takeover premiums. Wright, a $1.2 billion maker of ankle replacements as well as implants to fix hammertoe, a deformity of the toe joint, is a prime acquisition […]

• Tuesday, October 01st, 2013

I have very clear memories from when I was a girl of my grandpa sitting at the table, hands fluttering wildly, struggling to get a spoonful from his plate to his mouth without making a mess. His Parkinson’s disease made what should have been a relaxing, comforting meal with family into a stressful battle with […]

• Wednesday, June 05th, 2013

Zimmer Acquires NORMED Medizin-Technik GmbH WARSAW, Ind., June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH; SIX: ZMH) announced today that it has acquired Tuttlingen, Germany-based NORMED Medizin-Technik GmbH, a provider of innovative technologies for the foot and ankle, hand and wrist reconstruction and trauma markets. NORMED develops a broad range of specialized plates, […]

• Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) laid off 80 employees following the merger of its Andover, Mass.-based endoscopy unit and its Memphis, Tenn.-based orthopedic reconstruction unit, according to a report in the Memphis Commercial Appeal. The British orthopedic giant announced that it would combine the two units in July, alongside the resignation of Memphis-based orthopaedic reconstruction president Joseph […]

• Tuesday, March 08th, 2011

RALEIGH, N.C., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Pioneer Surgical Technology today announces the market launch of their new portfolio of biologic products, designed to be used in extremities and pelvis. The new portfolio will be showcased during the 2011 American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) convention in Fort Lauderdale this week. Pioneer Surgical Technologys newest Biologics product, […]

• Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Small Bone Innovations, Inc. (SBi), an orthopedics company focused exclusively on serving patients and their physicians with technologies and treatments for joint repair (arthroplasty) and trauma reconstruction around the small bones & joints of the thumb, fingers, hand, wrist, elbow, toes and foot & ankle announced that it has received 510(k) pre-market […]