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2014-05-08 23:13:59

The Stryker Hip Litigation Attorneys at Babbitt, Johnson, Osborne & Le Clainche, P.A. consider sharp litigation increases and question FDA medical device approval process. West Palm Beach, Florida (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 The United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) statistics show sharp increases in pending cases against Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implants in only a few months. In February 2014, there were 576 pending cases. That number jumped to 699 in...

2014-05-08 23:10:00

Oakton Family Dentistry announces their new website to better connect with their patients and show the public more about their services in Northern Virginia. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Oakton Family Dentistry announces their new website to better connect with their patients and show the public more about their services in Northern Virginia. Customers can now visit their website at http://www.oaktonfamilydentistry.com/ and view their covered dental services online, the areas that...

2014-05-08 23:01:35

The Firm is representing hundreds of clients in Pinnacle hip lawsuits who were allegedly injured by a metal-on-metal version of the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. New York, New York (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 The federal court overseeing thousands of DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuit (http://www.depuypinnacle-lawsuit.com/ ) claims alleging injury due to a metal-on-metal version of the Pinnacle Hip Replacement System held its most recent Status Conference on April 10, 2014. According to a...

2014-05-08 08:33:28

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Drug Watchdog is extremely concerned that many all metal hip implant recipients are not getting accurate information about elevated levels of cobalt, or chromium in their blood, which could lead to a medical condition called metallosis; so they are urging them to call them at 866-714-6466 for specific information about a blood test that has been designed to test for metal levels in a person who now has a metal on metal hip implant such as...

2014-05-07 23:04:09

Attorneys Dean Goetz and John Gomez are representing people who received the Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem and the ABG II Modular Hip Stem (they are the attorneys who got an $8.3 million dollar jury verdict for Loren Kransky in the Kransky vs. Depuy hip case, Los Angeles Superior Court Case #BC456086*). This was not a class action lawsuit, Goetz and Gomez represented Mr. Kransky individually in this case. San Diego, California (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 On July 6, 2012 Stryker Orthopeadics...

2014-05-06 08:35:29

An MRI can help detect premature failure of all-metal hip implant before symptoms appear WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Drug Watchdog is expressing deep concern for recipients of an all-metal hip implant, and premature failures that could cause additional medical issues such as matallosis. The US Drug Watchdog is urging recipients of any type of all-metal hip implant to call them at 866-714-6466 so they can explain everything they know about an MRI, or other testing,...

First Implant Of World’s Smallest, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Pacemaker
2014-05-05 03:35:43

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) today announced its first implant of the world’s smallest pacemaker: the Medtronic Micra™ Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS) in the Midwest. The device was implanted by Dr. Charles Gornick as part of the global pivotal clinical trial. One-tenth the size of a conventional pacemaker, and comparable in size to a large vitamin, the Micra TPS pacemaker is delivered directly into the heart through a...

2014-05-04 23:02:12

Raleigh patients who need to replace missing teeth but cannot accept traditional dental implants due to limited bone density can now see Dr. Jason Cataldo of Periodontics and Dental Implants of North Carolina for the All-on-4 dental procedure. The All-on-4 process identifies the locations in the jaw with the greatest amount of bone density and uses those as the supports for four implants that act as the base for a top denture, providing a full smile in less time than ever before possible....

2014-05-03 23:03:05

On April 29, the FDA announced the recall (class I) of Heartware Ventricular Assist System as the locking mechanism of pump driveline connector may fail to engage. In light of this news, AttorneyOne, a recognized authority on law, updated the website providing detailed information to consumers. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, updates the website daily regarding all the latest information from the FDA on safety alerts for medical devices....

2014-05-03 23:02:00

Dr. Richard Goldin now utilizes digital x-rays to guarantee accuracy and optimal results during procedures such as tooth replacement. Patients who need dental implants in Vienna can especially benefit from this technology, which minimizes the minor risks associated with traditional x-rays and implant placement. Vienna, VA (PRWEB) May 03, 2014 Patients who visit Dr. Richard Goldin to receive dental implants in Vienna can now enjoy the benefits of digital x-rays, which provide Dr. Goldin...

Latest Prosthetics Reference Libraries

2010-10-14 16:46:25

The artificial heart, a mechanical heart replacement, is typically used in order to bridge the time to heart transplant or to replace the heart in case a transplant is impossible. Often ventricular assist devices are confused with mechanical hearts because the assist the heart through pumps. They are also different from a cardiopulmonary bypass machine which is an external device used to provide the function of the heart and lungs. CPBs are usually only used for a few hours at a time,...

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