European regulators have given BonAlive Biomaterials the CE mark for its bone graft substitute designed to address bony gaps and voids. BonAlive Putty, which can promote bone growth within six to 12 weeks of implantation, comes in a small applicator for cranio-maxillofacial and hand surgery and a bigger applicator for use in trauma and orthopedic procedures.
Combining mastopexy and breast enhancement in a single operation is as safe as performing the procedures separately, a retrospective review found. The combined procedure is less expensive but is more technically complex, according to researchers. The single-center study was published in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
A Memphis, Tenn., woman was arrested and indicted on charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud in the case of a Georgia woman who died after receiving an injection of a silicone-like material in March to enhance her buttocks.
Social media and EHRs are credited with helping physician-owned practices hold down operating expenses. Costs rose an average of 1.3% from 2010 to 2011, according to an MGMA-ACMPE report. Many practices have shifted advertising and promotion away from print and broadcast to online ads and social media, consultants say.
Myoscience's Focused Cold Therapy device has received FDA approval for targeted pain relief. European and Canadian regulators have approved the device as an anti-wrinkle treatment whose effect is temporary.