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Articles Tagged "robotics"

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 »

Corin Increases Footprint with Acquisition of Global Orthopaedic Technology

by BONEZONE | Oct 2018

Global Orthopaedic Technology (GOT), which bills itself as the largest Australian-owned orthopaedic implant designer and manufacturer, was established in 1999 and serves Australia and the U.S.—two markets in which Corin has an established presence.... Read more »

NASS Conversations Reaffirm Focus on Additive, Computer-Assisted Surgery, Materials

by BONEZONE | Oct 2018

The spine industry is fixated on two concepts: procedure enhancement via surgical assistance technologies and device design via coatings, materials and manufacturing.... Read more »

Large Spine Players Focus Acquisitions on Robotics, Navigation, Additive

by BONEZONE | Sep 2018

Medtronic, DePuy Synthes, Stryker and Globus Medical—four of the five largest spine companies ranked by revenue—announced acquisitions in the last month. We recap the additions to their product portfolios.... Read more »

AIRO Focuses on Robotic, Artificial Intelligence Application for Joint Reconstruction

by BONEZONE | Sep 2018

Brett Robertson, Managing Director for the Australian Institute of Robotic Orthopaedics, explains how AIRO is leveraging decades of orthopaedic expertise to deliver a platform technology that unites lasers, robot-assisted motion, computational modeling, AI, digital sensing and real-time responses.... Read more »

Musculoskeletal New Ventures Conference Offers Insights on Funding, Startups

by BONEZONE | Sep 2018

Orthopaedic professionals can expect to hear about technologies being commercialized by 22 companies along with insight from long-term investors during the conference, held October 23-24 in Memphis, Tennessee.... 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 »

Knee and Hip Manufacturers Focus on Additive, Materials, Robotics

by BONEZONE | Mar 2018

Among our takeaways from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting include the trend that products must correlate to better patient outcomes and more efficient (quicker, less expensive) procedures.... Read more »

Smith & Nephew's NAVIO Used in Bi-Cruciate Retaining Total Knee Replacement

by BONEZONE | Nov 2017

SNN completed the first robotics-assisted bi-cruciate retaining total knee replacement with its NAVIO® system and the JOURNEY™ II XR bi-cruciate retaining total knee.... Read more »

Surgical Assistance: Milestones and Funding

by BONEZONE | Oct 2017

Within the second half of 2017, we’ve noticed a jump in announcements pertaining to what we call “surgical assistance” tools: platforms designed to improve ease of use, support a personalized implant fit for patients, etc. Here’s what’s been making the headlines.... Read more »

Medtronic Assumes Exclusive Commercial Rights for Mazor X

by BONEZONE | Sep 2017

Medtronic entered Phase II of its strategic partnership with Mazor Robotics, granting Medtronic exclusive global distribution of the Mazor X surgical robotic assistance platform. The partnership affords Medtronic the lead in robotics amongst the largest spine players.... Read more »

DePuy Synthes Adds Hip Replacement Navigation through JointPoint Co-market Agreement

by BONEZONE | Sep 2017

DePuy Synthes entered into an exclusive U.S. agreement with JointPoint to co-market a surgical navigation platform for total hip replacement, beginning in 2H17.... Read more »

China’s Medtech Policy Sets Path for Orthopaedic Manufacturers

by BONEZONE | Feb 2017

The Chinese government has prioritized medical device development, as well as local and international investments by domestic device companies. These initiatives, along with shifts in OEM to hospital distribution channels and newly-structured tiered healthcare, are expected to affect and shape the o... 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 »

Glen Carlson Jr. Retires from Acme Manufacturing

by BONEZONE | Sep 2016

After 58 years of service in design and manufacturing of integrated robotic automation, Glen Carlson Jr., Chairman, is retiring.... Read more »

Medtronic, Zimmer Biomet Enter 2-level Cervical Disc and Robotic Markets

by Carolyn LaWell | Aug 2016

In efforts to invigorate revenue growth, Medtronic and Zimmer Biomet have focused on niche technologies that expand their portfolios—but have yet to prove wide scale adoption.... Read more »

Medical Tracking Solutions Adds OMNIlife science to Client Roster

by BONEZONE | May 2016

Medical Tracking Solutions (MTS), developers of iTraycer, announced the addition of OMNIlife science to the company’s client roster. OMNI is an orthopaedic device company focused on robotic-assisted total joint surgery, as well as the design and marketing of hip and knee implants. “Our growth s... Read more »