Tag: Orthopedic Surgery

3D Joint Space Mapping Helps Assess Arthritis Patients

At the University of Cambridge, scientists have developed a method of monitoring small changes in joints of patients living with osteoarthritis. The capability should give clinical researchers and physicians treating patients a new tool to better understand and deal with the disease. The technique relies on CT scans of patient joints, and it measur (Read more...)

CurveBeam’s Tiny InReach CT Scanner Cleared by FDA

CurveBeam‘s InReach point-of-care extremity CT system garnered FDA clearance for use in scanning the arms, hands, wrists, and elbows, as well as the feet and legs. This is one of the smallest CT scanners out there, giving a detailed 3D view of the extremities that digital X-rays can’t provide. The device doesn’t need any additiona (Read more...)

Silk-Based Polymer to Help Repair Damaged Bones

University of Connecticut researchers have created a new orthopedic material for fixing bones that’s made out of spider silk, itself one of the world’s strongest natural materials. While silk fibroin, the protein in silk that gives it strength, is already in use in sutures and other medical devices, this is the first time it was [&helli (Read more...)

New and Improved Planmed Verity CBCT Scanner Unveiled

Planmed, based in Helsinki, Finland, is releasing an upgraded new version of its popular Planmed Verity CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) extremity scanner. The system is intended for ortho, as well as head and neck imaging, and even advanced dental applications. It is CE marked in Europe and is now available wherever the mark applies. [… (Read more...)

Boston Sci’s WaveWriter Spinal Cord Stimulator Delivers Paresthesia-Based and Sub-Perception Pain Therapy

Boston Scientific just won FDA approval for the first spinal cord neurostimulator system to provide both paresthesia-based and sub-perception therapy at the same time. The WaveWriter system delivers electrical stimulation that the patient can feel (paresthesia) or a type that is not directly felt, but experienced through reduced pain. The (Read more...)