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

That's where OpLogix enters the picture. Founded in 2012 by orthopedic surgeon Steven Hass, MD, of New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery, and Michael Roe, technology entrepreneur, OpLogix is a cloud-based solution ensuring proper medical devices are available and ready for surgeons during joint replacements. "We found that the management of medical devices and implants is very inefficient and it is often fraught with errors," says Mr. Roe, President and CEO, OpLogix. This inefficiency may be a consequence of hospitals and manufacturers facing financial pressures, forcing a cut down in personnel. With less people focused on the process, there are bound to be more mistakes.

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Tens of thousands of lawsuits over defective hip implants have been settled over the last two years for billions of dollars. But hip implant litigation is far from over. Poorly designed hips are still failing and new lawsuits are being filed every day. There are thousands of people still suffering who have not had their hip implants replaced. Usually, lawyers do not file lawsuits until a defective hip implant has been surgically removed. Until the hip is surgically removed and the surgeon and pathologist view the hip and the tissue in the hip compartment it is difficult to know or to prove why the hip was painful and not functioning properly.

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BELGRADE, Mont., Feb. 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT:XTNT), formerly Bacterin International Holdings, Inc., a leader in the development of class-leading regenerative medicine products and medical devices, today announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Dan Goldberger and Chief Financial Officer, John Gandolfo will present at the inaugural Source Capital 2016 Disruptive Growth & Healthcare Conference, to be held February 10-11, 2016 at the Convene Conference Center in New York City, NY. Xtant Medical's presentation will take place Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 10:15 AM Eastern Time. A live broadcast of the conference presentation will be available.

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MANGALURU: A 20 year old woman will soon regain mobility she lost two years back to cancerous tumour on her left leg, thanks to a complex surgery performed at the Indiana Hospital here. The woman from Kannur, Naseema (name changed) was suffering from cancerous tumour on her left knee which recurred after initial surgery done elsewhere. The only option in such situation was amputation, an option which the woman refused to take. The woman's parents visited multiple hospitals where the only option given was amputation. Dr Jalaluddin Akbar, cancer surgeon at Indiana Hospital and Heart Institute said: it was a complicated surgery which took eight hours.

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Here are four things to know: 1. The surgery was performed by Gregory Packer, MD, in Essex, United Kingdom. 2. The KinematX Modular Hemi Wrist represents the next generation for Extremity Medical's KinematX platform. 3. The first successful implantation marks the official entry of this next generation product into the European market. 4. Extremity Medical is an orthopedic device company currently has 10 products released globally, including specialized fixation and advanced arthroplasty systems. More articles on devices: 21 spine devices receive FDA 510(k) clearance in December Intellijoint Surgical wins Frost & Sullivan award for enabling technology leadership: 3 things to know

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Here are five takeaways: 1. The patient injured her left leg and needed emergency surgery after a head-on collision. 2. Dr. Adams is a foot and ankle specialist. 3. He recommended developing a 3-D printed custom bone implant to support the severely damaged bones of the patient. 4. Dr. Adams explained the machine 3-D prints a titanium cage to replace the missing bone, which acts like a set of scaffolding that evenly distributed forces around the entire leg, supporting the remaining bone and replacing the missing bits. 5. This 3-D bone implant is FDA approved and capable of revolutionizing the way patients with severe leg trauma can be treated.

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BELGRADE, Mont., Jan. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT:XTNT), a leader in the development of regenerative medicine products and medical devices, today announced preliminary results of its fourth quarter 2015 and preliminary full year results. Preliminary Consolidated Fourth Quarter 2015 Results Consolidated revenue for the fourth quarter 2015 was approximately $22.0 to $22.2 million, an increase of 12.7 to 13.8% compared to consolidated pro forma revenue of approximately $19.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2014. During the fourth quarter of 2015, gross margin is expected to be between 66.5% and 68.0% versus 66.5% for the same period in 2014.

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the hip replacement market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Intellijoint Surgical with the 2015 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Enabling Technology Leadership. Intellijoint Surgical's flagship product, intellijoint HIP™, can greatly increase the success rates of hip replacement procedures by providing orthopedic surgeons with real-time data measurements of cup position, leg length, and offset intraoperatively. Accurate implant selection and alignment improves patients' outcomes and reduces overall treatment costs.

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One is a longtime Sabre and Travelocity executive who found a niche in online travel. Another is a single mom who turned cotton candy into a gourmet snack. Then there are two friends who are bringing global home decor goods to consumers. From travel technology to food innovation to fashion technology, these entrepreneurs represent the richness and diversity of North Texas startups. “More than a random group of people with innovative ideas and the ability and desire to execute, the Dallas-Fort Worth startup community is a cross section of the city’s cultural diversity,” said Michael Sitarzewski, an entrepreneur, a Dallas startup evangelist and publisher of Launch DFW, an online platform that covers the region’s startups.

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During the next decade, The Advisory Board Company projects increases in both inpatient and outpatient orthopedic care. Knee and hip replacements will continue to lead the growth of inpatient procedures. Furthermore, due to modern anesthesia techniques and increased sophistication of patient care in an ambulatory setting, a transformation is underway, which will drive more than half of these procedures into an outpatient setting in time. Many forces have affected the expansion of orthopedic care — aging population, increasing rates of osteoarthritis, comorbidities such as smoking, diabetes and obesity, more revision procedures and continued innovation of medical devices and techniques. With the predicted increases in the number of people age 65 years or older, the overall expenditures for orthopedic care will continue to increase dramatically and, as such, have become targets for ways to reduce health care spending.

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