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X-spine Implant System Attains FDA Clearance

The Silex sacroiliac joint fusion system is designed for fusion and stabilization of the SI joint in patients for whom non-surgical treatment has failed.

X-spine, a global leader in the design and manufacture of devices for the treatment of spinal disease, announces a new USFDA clearance for the Silex sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion system.

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Allergan Gummy Bear Breast Implants Receive FDA Approval

The colorfully nicknamed Natrelle 410 implants, which have a more solid filler than other similar medical devices, are being offered for patients in the U.S.

In February, Dr. Lewis Obi, a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Jacksonville, was notified that the FDA approved the Natrelle 410 “Gummy Bear” breast implants for use in the United States. As a result, Obi has become one of the first plastic surgeons in the U.S. to become certified to use these implants with his patients.

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Orthofix Launches CONSTRUX Mini PEEK Titanium Composite Spacer System

The medical device is designed to foster bone ingrowth to help return orthopedic patients back to regular daily activity more quickly.

Orthofix International N.V. announced today the launch of the CONSTRUX® Mini PEEK Titanium Composite™ (PTC) Spacer System through its spine distribution network. This anterior cervical interbody system incorporates a unique technology that combines the benefits of PEEK’s imaging capabilities with the potential of bone ingrowth from porous titanium endplates.

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Watchdog Urges Blood Testing for Metal Hip Implant Recipients

The organization claims that premature failure rates of up to 50 percent pose serious health risks to patients.

The US Drug Watchdog says, "There are about 500,000 US recipients of a metal on metal hip implant, and unfortunately some European health agencies are suggesting failure rates of 50% with all metal hip implants.

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