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Latest press and releases on orthopaedic products, devices, implants and services.

Amedica Corporation (NASDAQ:AMDA) Q2 2016 Earnings Conference Call August 11, 2016 5:00 pm ET Executives Mike Houston - VP of Commercialization Sonny Bal - Chairman, CEO and President Ty Lombardi - CFO Analysts Jeff Cohen - Ladenburg Thalmann Anita Dushyanth - Zacks Investment Research Operator Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Second Quarter 2016 Amedica Corporation Financial Results Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later, we will conduct a question-and-answer session and instructions will follow at that time. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference is being recorded. I would like to introduce your host for today's conference, Mr.

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Here are five things to know: 1. Plano-based Texas Back Institute's Isador Lieberman, MD, organized the mission. 2. In 2006, Dr. Lieberman co-founded the Uganda Spine Surgery Mission with Dr. Mark Kayanja, a Ugandan physician, to offer patients suffering from infectious, degenerative, traumatic and congenital spinal ailments advanced spine care. 3. Through the mission, Drs. Lieberman and Kayanja aim to educate local providers on best practices to serve these patients. 4. Other spine surgeons including Michael Hisey, MD, of the Texas Back Institute and Paul Holman, MD, neurosurgery director at Houston Methodist Spine Center, offer spine care through the emission.

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A new bioresorbable implant utilizes ultrasonic energy to liquefy and flow into cancellous bone to provide stable soft tissue to bone fixation. The Stryker (Kalamazoo, MI, USA) SonicAnchor is a bioresorbable implant made of poly-L-DL-lactic acid (PLDLLA), which is placed into a hole drilled into the cancellous bone. Once high frequency, low amplitude ultrasonic energy is applied to liquefy the tip of the implant, PLDLLA flows into the bone cavities. Following cessation of the ultrasound pulse, the material re-solidifies and hardens, providing stable three-dimensional (3D) anchoring within five seconds. The SonicAnchor is intended for suture or tissue fixation in foot, ankle, knee, hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder open procedures.

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MDBR Staff WriterPublished 10 August 2016 Centric Medical has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Hammertoe correction system. Featuring dual threaded design, the system is inserted between the proximal and middle phalanges, enabling opposing threads fixate on the phalangeal canal of the toe and compress the joint. According to the company, the current standard of care for hammertoe correction is to treat patients with wire pins, which can break and dislodge. Hammertoe system enables the implant to remain within the bone, helping in avoiding the follow up surgery to remove the pin.

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SHELTON, CT--(Marketwired - August 10, 2016) - Spine Wave, Inc. is committed to the commercialization of high-quality, innovative medical devices for the treatment of spinal disorders. Spine Wave continues to extend the pioneering efforts of its expandable technologies with the introduction of the Velocity™ L Expandable Interbody Device and the XLR® II Lateral Access System. Spine Wave is now positioned for a full commercial launch of a comprehensive lateral system that will benefit surgeons using the lateral surgical approach. The Velocity™ L Expandable Interbody Device is designed to minimize the forceful impaction of large lateral implants into collapsed disc spaces by offering a low profile insertion height with subsequent controlled expansion to the desired disc space height.

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THE CONNECTORS: Conversations with visionaries, investors and entrepreneurs from North Texas who are making a mark in the business world. A photo of the Eiffel Tower hangs on the wall of Jessee Hunt’s Frisco office. The Paris landmark is “the world’s most famous truss structure,” he says -- an example of the triangular design that underpins the orthopedic implants made by 4WEB Medical. Hunt, the company’s founder and chief executive officer, started 4WEB in 2008 after working for years in medical device and software sales. The company uses 3D printing to create titanium implants for the spine, foot and ankle and other parts of the body.

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It took a team of experts and fellowship-trained orthopaedic spine surgeons at the hospital seven hours to perform the surgery and correct Megha's spinal curvature.Patna: International days devoted to healthcare are usually marked by seminars and awareness walks, but the Indian Orthopaedic Association (IOA) decided to perform 5,000 free surgeries to mark the Bone and Joint Day under the theme "one member, one free surgery" and set a world record of sorts. The members of its state unit, Bihar Orthopaedic Association (BOA), performed 176 surgeries for free in three days beginning Thursday. Of the 176 surgeries, 62 were performed in Patna alone. While 18 surgeries were performed in PMCH, one was performed in NMCH and the rest in private hospitals.

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The University of California Regents agreed to pay a $8.5 million settlement on July 21 for two lawsuits against a former UCLA spinal surgeon. The lawsuits alleged that Jeffrey Wang, an orthopedic surgeon, failed to disclose his financial conflicts of interests with a medical device maker company before using its products in surgery. The regents agreed to pay $4.2 million to screenwriter Jerome Lew and $4.25 million to attorney Ralph Weiss, patients who alleged Wang failed to obtain their consent when he used a controversial bone-growth product by Medtronic during their surgeries. The Los Angeles County Superior Court approved the settlements in separate court cases earlier in July.

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When the audiologist first tested my hearing this spring, she wasn’t sure a new hearing aid would help me enough. I fully qualify for another cochlear implant, but that’s a major decision. It involves surgery, and you never know how well it will work. It’s also an irreversible step. So my audiologist, Ellen Lafargue at the Center for Hearing and Communication (CHC) in New York, suggested I at least try a new hearing aid. She fitted me with a powerful type known as an RIC (receiver in canal). A soft plastic mold fits snugly in your ear canal and is connected by a tube to a behind-the-ear component, which holds all the mechanics.

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Nagpur: With the aim of developing cheaper medical devices the CAD-CAM centre in mechanical engineering department of the Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT) has set up a 'tissue engineering laboratory' or TEL. This laboratory, equipped with state-of-the-art equipment like a bioplotter, 3-D printer, tissue culture hood, and centrifuge is working to prepare bio-absorbable scaffolds for developing bone implants in future. The programme is a part of Biomedical Engineering and Technology (Incubation) Centre (BETIC) set up at IIT-Bombay under a national project that also has Government College of Engineering at Pune (COEP) and VNIT as satellite centres. VNIT's TEL is first lab in any NIT to have a bioplotter that costs about Rs90 lakh.

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