Cook Launches High Flow Cantata Microcatheter

Posted on : 12 October 2014 reports that Cook Medical's Cantata microcatheter is now available in a 2.9F size with a high-flow 0.027? ID that allows the delivery of a wider range of embolic agents. It complements the existing line of superselective microcatheters (0.021? ID and 0.025? ID), the Cantata 2.9 is hand-shapeable and has a full-length braid for optimal torqueability.  Read more

Abbott Announces FDA Approval of its Supera Stent to Treat People with Peripheral Artery Disease

Posted on : 29 April 2014
FDA approval for Abbott Vascular's Supera Stent. Read more

Mixed Results for Metal Ions Test in Metal-on-Metal Hips

Posted on : 19 January 2014
An interesting article on the validity of measuring metal ion levels in whole blood in patients with metal-on-metal hip implants. Read more

Doc Technique Plays Major Part in TKA Failures

Posted on : 09 March 2014
As opposed to 15 years ago, implant performance is no longer the primary reason for failure. In over 70% of cases where the cause was aseptic loosening, infection, or instability, the mechanisms were at least in part under the surgeon's control Read more

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