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Articles Tagged "technology"

ConnectSx Issued Patent for Integrated Device Management System

by BONEZONE | Nov 2018

This new patent covers a system, currently in development, to manage device information and product support.... Read more »

Orthopaedic Product Development: Forecasting Changes to Come

by BONEZONE | Nov 2018

Considering surgical techniques, regulations and technologies together as a whole, expect to see significant changes in orthopaedics over the next decade. Here we present seven shifts that OEMs should consider when choosing new product development initiatives.... Read more »

DJO’s OaraScore Tool May Help Determine Total Knee Outpatient Risk

by BONEZONE | Nov 2018

OaraScore software assesses length of stay, tracks readmission rates and compares encrypted data to all other physicians utilizing the tool, which evaluates nine critical co-morbidity factors and overall medical conditions in its calculation. It is a component of DJO’s MotionMD® web-based Sa... Read more »

Smart Devices, Robotics, Sensors: Tools to Improve Patient Outcomes

by BONEZONE | Oct 2018

Dr. Martin Roche explains how these technologies are shaping the future of orthopaedic surgery: "A surgeon needs data to make objective decisions intra-operatively. The subjective Art of Surgery is poorly translatable ... Through all this rapid evolution, the clinician must take a leadership role."... Read more »

Zimmer Biomet, Apple Collaboration Latest Example of Industry Focus on Digital Health

by BONEZONE | Oct 2018

We believe this announcement, along with the products already on the market and FDA’s commitment to a streamlined regulatory pathway, is indicative of forthcoming multi-industry digital health collaborations and products that will impact orthopaedics.... Read more »

11 Arthroscopy/Soft Tissue Repair Companies Worth Watching

by BONEZONE | Oct 2018

We looked at funding, patent and trial/study announcements from January 2017 to June 2018 to see whose initiatives are making waves; many of these companies offer technologies that could make them acquisition or collaboration targets for large OEMs.... Read more »

Surgeon Entrepreneurs Focus on Infection Prevention, Virtual Reality Training

by BONEZONE | Oct 2018

Javad Parvizi, M.D. and Justin Barad, M.D. are leading critical conversations in orthopaedics and are thinking differently about product development—albeit in different ways—while maintaining a focus on better patient outcomes. ... Read more »

OEMs Share Perspectives on Additive Manufacturing Challenges

by BONEZONE | Aug 2018

While many opportunities arise for companies that implement additive manufacturing, headwinds are also faced. Experts from K2M, 4WEB Medical, LimaCorporate and Ampower provide insight into design, quality, lead time and other critical AM issues. ... Read more »

206 Ortho Secures Patent for Technology That Incorporates Biodegradable Material

by BONEZONE | Jul 2018

The company has developed a bio-inspired non-metallic composite and implants made with a high-strength, biodegradable material intended to repair load-bearing bone and resorb completely. 206 Ortho is pursuing additional funding and potential commercialization partners.... Read more »

Year-to-Date Funding Recap: Robotics, Imaging, ACL Implant, Cervical Disc and More

by BONEZONE | Jul 2018

These funding announcements feature technologies related to each of the market segments: spine, trauma, arthroscopy/soft tissue, joint reconstruction and orthobiologics.... Read more »

12 Growing Orthopaedic Companies Expand Their Patent Portfolios

by BONEZONE | Jul 2018

A review of patent activity in 1H18 shows technological innovations from companies like Episurf, iOrthopedics, Orthocell and Spineology across arthroscopy/soft tissue repair, joint reconstruction, orthobiologics, spine and trauma.... Read more »

UPS, WebOps Collaborate on New Technology to Optimize Field Inventory

by BONEZONE | May 2018

This solution helps medical device manufacturers optimize their supply chain amid stricter standards for patient safety.... Read more »

Robotics in Orthopaedic Surgery: Answers to Three Questions

by BONEZONE | May 2018

We examine the players and products, address data and adoption, and look at who is driving the push toward the technology.... Read more »

Startup Aims to Monitor Joint Loosening and Infection with Implantable Sensors

by BONEZONE | Jan 2018

Synergistic Biosensors is working with RTI International and the North Carolina State University Department of Computer Sciences to develop a patent-pending system that detects micron shifts through an implanted sensor.... Read more »

Augmedics Bringing X-Ray Vision to Surgery with X-VISION Visualization System

by BONEZONE | Jan 2018

With its first application in minimally invasive spine procedures, X-VISION technology is designed to save time during surgery, reduce radiation exposure and reduce the number of repeat operations and hospitalizations.... Read more »

Consensus Orthopedics’ TracPatch Targets Efficiency in Post-Op Care

by BONEZONE | Jan 2018

TracPatch data provides the healthcare provider with anytime, anywhere insight into a patient’s recovery, allowing for immediate care adjustments.... Read more »

3D Scan of Bones Shows Joint Evolution

by BONEZONE | May 2017

Patient after patient presenting with similar musculoskeletal disorders—shoulder impingement, hip arthritis, knee dislocation—led orthopaedic surgeon Paul Monk, M.D., to ask himself a series of questions: Why are these happening? Are these conditions getting worse? Are our bodies fit for their p... Read more »

Additive Manufacturing: A Snapshot of Recent Actions

by BONEZONE | Oct 2016

The unknowns of additive manufacturing have held up some companies from fully committing to its adoption. But, this hasn’t stopped them from progressing and making significant investments. Here's some action from the last few months.... Read more »

Positioned for Growth: Exactech, Others Move Surgical Assistance Forward

by BONEZONE | Oct 2016

First total shoulder procedures and the first U.S. knee revision procedure have now been performed using ExactechGPS, a Guided Personalized Surgery system combining pre-op planning with intra-op real-time computer assistance.... Read more »

AAOS 2016 Recap: Product Launches and Clearances

by Hannah Corcoran | Mar 2016

Industry trends such as bundled payments, additive manufacturing and robotics were hot topics at this year’s AAOS Annual Meeting.... Read more »

Smith & Nephew’s Syncera Focuses on Organization of OR Instruments

by BONEZONE | Aug 2015

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Mobile Medical Apps Attract OEM, FDA Attention

by Prithul Bom, MBA, RAC | Jun 2015

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »