Blood tests of some patients who got the all-metal hip showed a “high concentration of metal ions” that it found “concerning,” according to the F.D.A. letter, obtained by The New York Times under the Freedom of Information Act.
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The 4th Annual Dynamic Systems and Control (DSC) conference, sponsored by the Dynamic Systems and Control Division (DSCD) of ASME International, will be held October 31 – November 2, 2011 in Arlington, Virginia, jointly with ASME/Bath Fluid Power Symposium sponsored by the Fluid Power Systems & Technology Division (FPSTD) of ASME International. All those interested in dynamic systems and control, and fluid power are encouraged to attend this conference. This conference is becoming the major venue for DSCD technical activities, professional meetings, and the DSCD awards banquet. The conference will feature a high-quality technical program, invited sessions, the Nyquist Lecture, plenary and keynote sessions, special sessions, as well as social events. All accepted papers will be published on CD as part of the conference proceedings, and be accessible via the Engineering Index. The DSC Conference technical program will cover topics from dynamical systems modeling, simulation, analysis, design, control theory, industrial applications, and dynamical systems and control education in technical, interactive, and tutorial sessions. The Fluid Power Symposium covers topics such as fluids, pumps and motors, valves, noise and vibration, digital hydraulics, efficient fluid power and control.
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Senator Seeks Data on Artificial Hips and Knees
By BARRY MEIER
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Smith & Nephew receives FDA 510k clearance for a 30-year knee New wear simulator data shows Smith & Nephew’s exclusive VERILAST◊ technology reduces leading cause of knee implant failure by 81-percent over 30-year spanMemphis, Tenn. April 22, 2010 – As evidence of its drive to return knee pain sufferers to a lifetime of physical activity, Smith & Nephew NYSE: SNN, LSE: SN Orthopaedics Division today announces the results of unprecedented testing on its VERILAST technology for knee replacement implants. After simulating 30 years of physical activity on the company’s LEGION◊ knee replacement, VERILAST technology produced an 81-percent reduction in wear, the leading cause of knee replacement failure.
By Smit Shah, Editor, medGadget
Cayenne Medical announced today that their AperFix System has shown promise as a means for reconstruction of the posterior cruciate ligament PCL in a study published in the February 2010 issue of Orthopedics. In the study, six patients average age = 36 years underwent PCL reconstruction using the AperFix System, and all six had restored knee stability and range of motion at six months after surgery. The system, which is currently FDA approved for use in ACL reconstruction, is implanted using a single-incision arthroscopy.
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