Misonix BoneScalpel™ Cited As “A Game Changer” Product

Misonix, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products for spine surgery and other specialties. The company has been cited for its BoneScalpel™ which a panel of 5 Spine Experts says is the year’s most exciting technology for spinal surgery.

Biolimus-Eluting Stent vs BMS Shows Lower MACE Rate For STEMI Patients

Compared with a bare-metal stent, the use of a stent with a biodegradable polymer that releases the drug biolimus resulted in a lower rate of major adverse cardiac events at 1 year among patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention according to a study in the August 22/29 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

TAVI: Edwards Counters Researchers’ Claims

Edwards Lifesciences was not likely to let a BMJ article go unanswered, so it’s unsurprising to see the purveyor of the Sapien transcatheter valve issuing a stout defence of the clinical evidence behind its baby. But as a clinician, what are you supposed to do?… wait until the body of evidence is so significant as to be incontrovertible, or use your own judgement within the confines of regulatory approval?

Study Says Using PediGuard® In Pedicle Screw Placement Reduces Radiation Exposure From Fluoroscopy By 30%

SpineGuard, the company with the stated mission of making spinal surgery safer, has announced that data accepted by Spine and published ahead-of-print online demonstrates that the Company’s PediGuard® device reduces spine surgeons’ radiation exposure from fluoroscopy by 30% while maintaining a 97.5% accurate placement of pedicle screws during lumbar spine fusion.