Tag: Orthopedic Surgery

Self-Tightening Suture Shortens to Keep a Perfect Fit

J&J‘s DePuy Synthes division is releasing a new orthopedic suture that automatically tightens when compression is lost. The DYNACORD suture, due to its multi-part construction, shortens if it’s not feeling a pull, which can help to guarantee the integrity of a wide variety of soft tissue procedures. The primary focus of use of (Read more...)

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...)