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Articles written by Julie A. Vetalice

Loci Orthopaedics Gains Funding for Thumb Base Joint Implant

by Julie A. Vetalice | Aug 2019

The company was awarded a €2.5 million grant, received a U.S. patent and entered into a new technology license agreement.    ... Read more »

Stryker to Acquire Sterilization Specialist TSO3

by Julie A. Vetalice | Aug 2019

The STERIZONE VP4 Sterilizer is reportedly the most cost-effective low-temperature sterilizer on the market today, per instrument sterilized, compared to hydrogen peroxide low-temp systems.    ... Read more »

Zimmer Biomet Gains FDA Approval for Tether Scoliosis Treatment

by Julie A. Vetalice | Aug 2019

The Tether represents the first approval order for a humanitarian use device in spinal pediatrics within the last 15 years.    ... Read more »

Globus Medical Enters Hip, Knee Market with StelKast Acquisition

by Julie A. Vetalice | Aug 2019

Globus Medical also announced the launch of a robotic system for joint replacement in late 2020. The company seeks to leverage recent hardware and software investments in robotic technology. ... Read more »

FDA 510(k) Recap: Spinal Devices and Technologies from 1H19

by Julie A. Vetalice | Aug 2019

Heading into the NASS Annual Meeting, we share product clearances for lesser-known companies to keep on your radar: Integrity Implants, MiRus, Omnia, Silony and more.  ... Read more »

CMS Proposes Total Knee and Total Hip Outpatient Changes

by Julie A. Vetalice | Aug 2019

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced its recommendation to cover total knee replacement in ASCs and total hip replacements in outpatient settings. ... Read more »

Medacta Enters U.S. and Australian Sports Medicine Markets

by Julie A. Vetalice | Aug 2019

Medacta is introducing the Mecta®Lock PEEK Suture Anchor and the Mecta®Screw PEEK Interference Screw in Australia and the U.S. following regulatory clearance of these products.    ... Read more »

FDA 510(k) Recap: Large Players Notch Sports Medicine and Orthobiologics Clearances

by Julie A. Vetalice | Jul 2019

Arthrex, CONMED, DePuy Synthes and Zimmer Biomet are among the companies that received FDA 510(k) clearances in June. ... Read more »

FDA Challenges Industry to Find Sterilization Alternatives after Sterigenics, Viant Announce Facility Closures

by Julie A. Vetalice | Jul 2019

FDA's study of new sterilization methods is in response to ethylene oxide sterilization facility closures. The closures were promoted by air quality issues and created a shortage of sterilization options for some medical device companies. ... Read more »

NuVasive Launches Pulse Integrated Technology Platform for Spine Procedures

by Julie A. Vetalice | Jul 2019

Early clinical experience has demonstrated the Pulse system's utility to improve workflow, reduce surgical variability and increase reproducibility of surgical outcomes.    ... Read more »

DJO Launches AltiVate Reverse Short Stem Shoulder in the U.S.

by Julie A. Vetalice | Jul 2019

The bone-sparing short-stem with a 135° neck-shaft angle sits entirely within the humerus, supporting ease of conversion from anatomic to reverse shoulder arthroplasty.    ... Read more »

Benvenue Medical Gains FDA Clearance for Luna XD MIS Expandable Interbody

by Julie A. Vetalice | Jul 2019

The next-generation system was designed to improve simplicity and ease of use for minimally invasive lumbar procedures, and is part of a lumbar fusion solution suite that also includes Orbit discectomy instruments.    ... Read more »

Celling Spine Acquires Assets of Link Spine

by Julie A. Vetalice | Jul 2019

Link had sought a company to further develop its system for facet fixation and minimally invasive surgery. Celling believes that this technology complements its current portfolio and supports the development of a biologically enhanced spinal fusion system.    ... Read more »

Fusion Robotics Gains Funding to Support Spinal Robotics System

by Julie A. Vetalice | Jul 2019

Fusion Robotics closed a financing round with lead investment by Alex Lukianov of Lukpartners, LLC and Kevin Foley, M.D. Proceeds will help ready the company's spinal robotics platform to obtain regulatory clearance and begin commercialization.    ... Read more »

MicroPort Orthopedics Launches Evolution NitrX Medial-Pivot Knee

by Julie A. Vetalice | Jul 2019

The implant features a titanium niobium nitride coating that has been shown in simulated clinical testing to reduce the release of certain metal ions.    ... Read more »

Smith & Nephew Acquiring Optical Tracking Technology for CAS

by Julie A. Vetalice | Jun 2019

Atracsys’ fusionTrack 500 optical tracking camera will be a core enabling technology within Smith & Nephew's multi-asset digital surgery and robotic ecosystem.    ... Read more »

DT MedTech Granted PMA for Hintermann H3 Total Ankle

by Julie A. Vetalice | Jun 2019

The H3 was developed by Prof. Dr. Beat Hintermann, a world-renowned foot and ankle surgeon based in Liestal, Switzerland. The H3 has been implanted in more than 20,000 patients outside of the U.S. since its first release in May 2000.    ... Read more »

OrthoPediatrics Acquires Vilex, ExFix Technology

by Julie A. Vetalice | Jun 2019

The company gains access to the Orthex Hexapod, which offers easily calibrated struts and hydroxyapatite coated pins designed to reduce infection risk. It is accompanied by point and click software to simplify deformity correction planning.    ... Read more »

FDA 510(k) Recap: Knees, Hips, Shoulders, Wrists and Elbow Joints

by Julie A. Vetalice | Jun 2019

This month we focus on products that rebuild knees, hips and extremities. Two are from companies receiving their first orthopedic-related clearance; most are from folks that you know: LimaCorporate, MicroPort Orthopedics, Zimmer Biomet, and so forth.    ... Read more »

Hip Replacement Companies Expand Portfolios with New Product Launches

by Julie A. Vetalice | Jun 2019

A conversation with a surgeon pioneer of the anterior approach and a recap of 10 product launches provide a review of the hip replacement space. ... Read more »

Exactech Acquires EPIC Extremity, Trauma Device Company

by Julie A. Vetalice | May 2019

EPIC Extremity, an early-stage orthopedic device company, was founded to introduce a line of lowest total cost implants to the orthopedic extremity market.    ... Read more »

AMDT Gains FDA Clearance for SixFix Hexapod Device

by Julie A. Vetalice | May 2019

The external fixator device is designed to shorten surgical time, simplify inventory and enhance patient care, and is used with SixFix deformity analysis and correction software.   ... Read more »

THINK Surgical Completes Enrollment for Study of Active Robot for TKR

by Julie A. Vetalice | May 2019

The company has filed a submission to FDA for clearance to market its active robot for use in total knee replacement procedures.    ... Read more »

Xenco Medical Launches Interactive Vending Machines for Spinal Devices

by Julie A. Vetalice | May 2019

Implant maker Xenco Medical has announced the launch of the first interactive vending machines designed for spine surgery instruments and implants.   ... Read more »

HealthpointCapital Acquires Majority Stake in CrossRoads Extremity Systems

by Julie A. Vetalice | May 2019

The investment supports growth of CrossRoads' Active Stabilization portfolio of lower-extremity implant systems for orthopedic and podiatric surgeons.   ... Read more »

CoreLink Launches Lateral Access and Interbody Fusion Platform

by Julie A. Vetalice | May 2019

CoreLink has introduced a comprehensive platform for lateral MIS spine fusion including 3D printed titanium and PEEK-based implants, retractor and surgical instruments.    ... Read more »

ChoiceSpine Granted FDA Clearance for New Cervical Spinal Fusion Devices

by Julie A. Vetalice | May 2019

With these 510(k)s in hand, TIGER SHARK C Cervical Interbody and BOOMERANG Anterior Cervical Plate are set to enter the robust spinal implant market.    ... Read more »

FDA 510(k) Recap: Shoulders and Ankles

by Julie A. Vetalice | May 2019

Shoulders and ankles comprise the largest share of the extremities joint reconstruction segment. Arthrex, Catalyst OrthoScience, DJO, Exactech, Stryker and Zimmer Biomet have continued to grow their offerings of these devices in 2019 to keep extremities replacement momentum going.     ... Read more »

Maxx Orthopedics' First Successful Procedure with Libertas Hip Replacement

by Julie A. Vetalice | May 2019

The Libertas total hip replacement system comprises cemented and cementless femoral stems, cementless acetabular cups designed for use with highly crosslinked polyethylene modular liners and either Biolox delta or cobalt chrome head options in multiple head diameters and offset options.  ... Read more »

In2Bones Launches TriWay TTC Nail Arthrodesis System and Soft Tissue Release System

by Julie A. Vetalice | May 2019

The new TriWay TibioTaloCalcaneal (TTC) Nail Arthrodesis System from In2Bones represents an alternative to traditional cannulated systems used by foot and ankle surgeons to enhance performance, stability and reliability during hindfoot and ankle fusions.    ... Read more »

Artoss Gains FDA Clearance of NanoBone SBX Putty for Standalone Use in Fusion

by Julie A. Vetalice | May 2019

NanoBone Bone Graft used as a standalone in posterolateral spinal fusion may represent a significant advancement in patient care. Eliminating the need to mix synthetic graft with autograft or to harvest and concentrate bone marrow aspirate can offer savings of time and money, and can  ... Read more »

Konica Minolta Healthcare Gains FDA Clearance for Dynamic Digital Radiography

by Julie A. Vetalice | May 2019

Today, orthopedists rely on external motion and static x-ray to assess joint stability and spinal movement. With DDR, orthopedists and musculoskeletal specialists can acquire a full view of the skeletal system in supine and prone positions to view changes in the bone and articulations throughout the ... Read more »

FDA 510(k) Recap: Adjacent Markets, Additive, Surgical Platforms

by Julie A. Vetalice | Apr 2019

Orthopedic companies large, mid-sized and small are gaining FDA clearance for products in new materials, and made with attractive manufacturing methods like 3D printing. Companies like Kuros Biomedical and Nvision are making strategic decisions to move into adjacent markets.  ... Read more »

Orthofix M6-C Artificial Cervical Disc Study: Full 2-Year Data

by Julie A. Vetalice | Apr 2019

The M6-C is a next-generation artificial cervical disc developed to replace an intervertebral disc damaged by degeneration. Its physiologic one-piece design features an artificial nucleus and annulus that mimic the biomechanical motion of a natural disc, to include axial compression or shock ab ... Read more »

Zimmer Biomet Gains FDA Clearance of ROSA ONE Spine System

by Julie A. Vetalice | Apr 2019

The company now has FDA 510(k) clearance for knee, spine and brain applications on one robotic platform. ROSA SPINE features dynamic tracking that allows it to move with the patient, supporting accuracy without the need to be attached to the patient or the surgical table.    ... Read more »

Acumed Acquires Elbow Arthroplasty Technology

by Julie A. Vetalice | Apr 2019

The move complements the company's robust portfolio of upper extremity plates and joint replacement devices.    ... Read more »

Burst of Orthopedic M&A at the Close of 1Q19

by Julie A. Vetalice | Mar 2019

Companies are taking strides to connect their devices with technologies that support improved patient outcomes. That connection can come in the form of M&A activity—which certainly applies to transactions announced over the month of March in joint replacement. In other segments, companies ... Read more »

AAOS Recap: Regulatory Announcements from the Hall

by Julie A. Vetalice | Mar 2019

This month’s recap highlights regulatory announcements made from the AAOS exhibit hall floor. A few products gained clearance earlier this year and the company strategically held its announcement for this month.    ... Read more »

Brainlab Acquires Medineering, Robotics Platform

by Julie A. Vetalice | Mar 2019

Brainlab is creating the first openly scalable medical robotics platform paired with an efficient software ecosystem.   ... Read more »

Atreon Orthopedics Receives FDA Clearance for Rotator Cuff Regeneration Device

by Julie A. Vetalice | Mar 2019

The Rotium Bioresorbable Wick supports the regeneration of healthy tendon in the healing of rotator cuff injuries. ... Read more »

Stryker Acquires OrthoSpace, Rotator Cuff Repair Device

by Julie A. Vetalice | Mar 2019

The InSpace device for treatment of massive irreparable rotator cuff tears is a biodegradable sub-acromial spacer, which is designed to realign the natural biomechanics of the shoulder.    ... Read more »

Exactech Gains FDA Clearance for Alteon Cup and XLE Liner

by Julie A. Vetalice | Mar 2019

The Alteon Cup is used with the Alteon XLE highly crosslinked vitamin-E enhanced acetabular liners. A patented gamma irradiation and mechanical annealing process, tailored to the vitamin E content, is used to achieve the desired crosslink density for these liners. ... Read more »

Smith & Nephew Acquires Brainlab Joint Replacement Business

by Julie A. Vetalice | Mar 2019

Brainlab provides pre-operative planning, intra-operative navigation and tools for post-op evaluation and information sharing. Smith & Nephew also gains access to cloud computing, tracking, augmented reality, robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, image fusion and anatomic segmenta ... Read more »

Smith & Nephew to Acquire Osiris

by Julie A. Vetalice | Mar 2019

The transaction includes BIO4 viable bone matrix, an alternative to autograft, and Cartiform cryopreserved viable osteochondral allograft for articular cartilage repair.      ... Read more »

Exactech Acquires XpandOrtho

by Julie A. Vetalice | Mar 2019

The company's ligament balancing technology provides a framework for integration into ExactechGPS computer-assisted navigation to further advance the Truliant Total Knee.     ... Read more »

Smart Medical Devices Launching SMARTdrill 6.0

by Julie A. Vetalice | Mar 2019

The device is intended to curtail drill and screw plunge, and to accurately measures depth, torque and energy in real-time.    ... Read more »

Atlas Spine Launches HiJak AC Expandable Interbody

by Julie A. Vetalice | Mar 2019

HiJak addresses complex cervical conditions, and can adjust both height and lordosis to restore balanced sagittal alignment.     ... Read more »

Amplify Surgical's dualX Dual Expanding Interbody Fusion Used in First Cases

by Julie A. Vetalice | Mar 2019

The dualX device expands in both width and height providing a stable foundation for spinal fusion.    ... Read more »

CurvaFix Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for CurvaFix Rodscrew

by Julie A. Vetalice | Mar 2019

CurvaFix is developing implantable products to improve bone repair following serious fracture and injury. This is the company’s first product, and first FDA 510(k) clearance.      ... Read more »

Aesculap Biologics Announces NOVOCART 3D Trial Enrollment Milestone

by Julie A. Vetalice | Mar 2019

Approximately 117 study participants have been treated, bringing enrollment to 50% completion.    ... Read more »

Device Companies Emphasize Coatings in FDA 510(k) Announcements

by Julie A. Vetalice | Mar 2019

Orthopedic joint replacement and spine companies tout their coatings as essential elements to new products. ... Read more »

FDA 510(k) Recap: AQrate, ROSA and First Clearances

by Julie A. Vetalice | Feb 2019

In January, Globus Medical and Zimmer Biomet received key robotic FDA 510(k) clearances, while five companies within the spine, sports medicine and trauma markets received their first clearances.        ... Read more »

SIG Medical Gains Additional FDA Clearance for AdvantageRib System

by Julie A. Vetalice | Feb 2019

SIG seeks to provide patient care by reducing complications like pneumonia, time in intensive care units, chronic pain, ventilator support, chest wall deformity, the need for tracheostomy and a significant reduction to the overall cost to the healthcare system. ... Read more »

Royal Philips Launches Zenition Mobile C-Arm

by Julie A. Vetalice | Feb 2019

Zenition addresses hospital challenges as image-guided MIS procedures increase. Philips' MetalSmart software automatically adjusts the contrast and brightness of images to improve image quality when metal objects such as implants are present, which is especially useful in orthopedic applications. ... Read more »

Insight Medical Completes Cadaver Lab with ARVIS Augmented Reality Visualization

by Julie A. Vetalice | Feb 2019

The company plans a 2019 launch of AR navigation for spinal fusion, joint reconstruction and the repair of anterior cruciate ligaments.    ... Read more »

AAOS Preview: First-Time Exhibitors, New Offerings on the Exhibit Floor

by Julie A. Vetalice | Feb 2019

Each year, of the hundreds of exhibitors slated to be at the annual American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons meeting, I select a few you may not know. After you've gone to look at the robots, here are some other companies to meet. ... Read more »

Aesculap Implant Systems PlasmaporeXP Surface Enhancement Study

by Julie A. Vetalice | Feb 2019

This data reinforces years of clinical experience with the Plasmapore technology, beginning with the surface-enhanced BiContact hip implant over 30 years ago. ... Read more »

Trice Medical Acquires SegWAY Orthopaedics

by Julie A. Vetalice | Feb 2019

The transaction creates the first company to offer product lines for minimally invasive orthopedic diagnostics and surgical solutions. ... Read more »

Orthofix M6-C Disc Granted FDA Premarket Approval

by Julie A. Vetalice | Feb 2019

Clinical data on the disc demonstrated meaningful improvement in pain and lowered disability vs. anterior cervical discectomy and fusion in the treatment of cervical radiculopathy, with or without cord compression. ... Read more »

Osso VR Gains Funding in Support of Virtual Reality Surgical Training

by Julie A. Vetalice | Feb 2019

The virtual reality-based platform is using Small Business Innovation Research Program support to add automation to its surgical assessment tool. ... Read more »

FDA 510(k) Recap: Companies Gaining First Clearances in 2018 and 2019

by Julie A. Vetalice | Jan 2019

Products highlighted here — representing the spine, joint reconstruction, trauma and arthroscopy/soft tissue segments — include a total hip, cervical plate, interbody fusion system, lumbar fusion system, spacer, pedicle screw systems and more.  ... Read more »

Year in Review: Orthopaedic Companies New on Our Radar in 2018

by Julie A. Vetalice | Dec 2018

The companies highlighted here (either brand new or new to us) represent all five major market segments and comprise a broad geographical mix: Denmark, Finland, Israel, Italy, The Netherlands and the United States. ... Read more »

FDA 510(k) Highlights from 2018: Shoulder and Ankle Joint Replacement Products on Tap

by Julie A. Vetalice | Nov 2018

Several of these clearances reflect additions of stemless/short stem, glenoid components and reverse applications, as well as additively-manufactured and porous/porous-coated designs, allowing companies to offer a wider array of products.  ... Read more »

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

by Julie A. Vetalice | 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 »

NuVasive Announces Christopher Barry to Succeed Gregory Lucier as CEO

by Julie A. Vetalice | Oct 2018

Christopher Barry joins NuVasive from Medtronic, where he has served as Senior Vice President and President, Surgical Innovations, since January 2015. Gregory Lucier will remain Chairman of the Board. ... Read more »

Corin Increases Footprint with Acquisition of Global Orthopaedic Technology

by Julie A. Vetalice | 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 »

Big Data, Biologics and Failure Rates Among Significant Interests for Surgeon

by Julie A. Vetalice | Oct 2018

"There has never been a greater need for the lowest rates of failure possible," says Dr. Adolph J. Yates. "Proven devices with low revision rates might be ... the safest bet compared to new designs that have yet to be vetted in an after-market environment." ... Read more »

11 Arthroscopy/Soft Tissue Repair Companies Worth Watching

by Julie A. Vetalice | 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 »

Effective Supplier Scorecards Rely on Identifying Key Metrics, Data, Inputs

by Julie A. Vetalice | Sep 2018

The correct metrics for your scorecard can include elements of quality, on time delivery, cost vs. value, and can yield actionable information. It’s not enough to collect data and see what the numbers are, though—you have to do something with it. ... Read more »

NASS Preview: 14 Spine Products That Caught Our Attention

by Julie A. Vetalice | Sep 2018

Between now and NASS 2018, we expect to hear more about new spine products that use additive manufacturing, more variations on PEEK and titanium and more expandable interbody designs. The 14 companies highlighted are already on board. ... Read more »

510(k) Recap: New Products from Companies You Know

by Julie A. Vetalice | Aug 2018

We provide a recap of how companies including Additive Orthopedics, Arthrex, Corin, DJO, Exactech, Orthofix, Wright Medical, Zimmer Biomet and more are supporting new product launches and maintaining their growth. ... Read more »

Trauma Surgeon: Value-Based Orthopaedic Care Can Positively Impact U.S. Healthcare

by Julie A. Vetalice | Jul 2018

"The majority of devices have become commodities," says Dr. Peter Althausen. "Devices coming to market have not demonstrated improved outcomes, yet carry hefty price tags and are not affordable. Clearly there’s no winning argument to pay more for devices that do not improve outcomes." ... Read more »

Final Patient Treated in NUsurface Artificial Meniscus Trials

by Julie A. Vetalice | Jul 2018

Active Implants is pursuing an FDA De Novo 510(k) clearance for the device. If cleared, NUsurface would be the first “artificial meniscus.”  ... Read more »

Zimmer Biomet Responds to FDA Form 483

by Julie A. Vetalice | Jun 2018

The company stated disagreement with certain aspects of some of the technical CAPA topics, based on perceived misunderstanding on behalf of the investigators, a lack of context and incomplete information reported by company representatives. ... Read more »

Spine, Joint Recon Product Launches Focus of Top Orthopaedic Companies

by Julie A. Vetalice | Jun 2018

The 1H18 product launches by the top orthopaedic companies were largely focused on the market segments of spine and joint reconstruction. We offer a list of new products and their descriptions.  ... Read more »

FDA 510(k) Highlights: Five Companies Gain First Orthopaedic Clearances

by Julie A. Vetalice | Jun 2018

To provide insight on new competitors entering the U.S. orthopaedic market, we offer details on five companies and their first orthopaedic FDA 510(k) clearances. ... Read more »

Why One Surgeon Entrepreneur is Focused on MIS, Orthobiologics and UDI

by Julie A. Vetalice | Apr 2018

Patrick Sweeney, M.D. is Founder of the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, an ambulatory surgery center in Illinois that addresses a range of orthopaedic and spinal conditions. He is also an inventor/entrepreneur, holing 30+ U.S. and European patents. ... Read more »

Smith & Nephew Names CEO with Acquisition, Turnaround Experience

by Julie A. Vetalice | Apr 2018

Mr. Namal Nawana's experience includes 15+ years with Johnson & Johnson, primarily in the Medical Devices & Diagnostics segment and culminating in 2011 with his appointment as Worldwide President of DePuy Synthes Spine. ... Read more »

Supplier M&A on the Rise

by Julie A. Vetalice | Feb 2018

Over an eight-year span, the gap between the number of OEM transactions versus those in the supplier space was its narrowest in 2017. ... Read more »

Three Companies Expand Patient Engagement Offerings and Digital Tools

by Julie A. Vetalice | Nov 2017

These tools are being launched by companies that seek to remain competitive in the market as they help hospitals and surgeons improve patient outcomes and control spend.  ... Read more »

New Grant to Support Device Coating Research

by Julie A. Vetalice | Nov 2017

Numerate, a drug design company applying AI to transform small molecule drug discovery, was awarded a grant by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to improve outcomes for orthopaedic implant recipients. ... Read more »

Vivorte Launches New Bone Graft Products

by Julie A. Vetalice | Oct 2017

The new products round out Vivorte's offerings to provide a complete line of synthetic biomaterials. ... Read more »

Flower Orthopedics Expands Ready-For-Surgery Extremity Line

by Julie A. Vetalice | Oct 2017

Flower Orthopedics launched three new products: instruments in the Flower Efficiency (E-Kit™) Advanced system. ... Read more »

Spine Companies $100MM to $2BB: Strategic Activity Update

by Julie A. Vetalice | Sep 2017

The majority of the spine market—just about 80%—is controlled by companies with annual spine revenue above $100 million. We highlight nine of these companies here. ... Read more »

Medtronic Assumes Exclusive Commercial Rights for Mazor X

by Julie A. Vetalice | 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 »

The Fused and the Fractured: New Entrants to U.S. Spine and Trauma

by Julie A. Vetalice | Aug 2017

Globus Medical has received clearance for its first two trauma products. While they prepare to enter that space, numerous competitors are bringing out interbody fusion devices for introduction in U.S.    ... Read more »

Robotics, 3D Printing Gain Larger Adoption with Globus Medical, K2M Acquisitions

by Julie A. Vetalice | Aug 2017

In early August, both Globus Medical and K2M announced acquisitions that complement current products and position them for future growth. ... Read more »

The Joint Surgeon's Wish List

by Julie A. Vetalice | Aug 2017

In the Knowledge Pod at OMTEC 2017, Dr. Dietz, a joint surgeon, shared his take on challenges with patient care using present systems and devices, and offered thoughts on what he’d like to see in the future. This article includes three points from Dr. Dietz’s Wish List. ... Read more »

Hip and Spine: New Players Receive FDA 510(k)s

by Julie A. Vetalice | Jul 2017

Of the 56 orthopaedic-related 510(k)s that FDA released in June, we share observations and insights on two total hips, one interbody fusion system and a pedicle screw system. ... Read more »

Zimmer Biomet CEO Resigns

by Julie A. Vetalice | Jul 2017

Zimmer Biomet announced preliminary 2Q17 overall results alongside news of the departure of David Dvorak, its CEO of ten years. Dan Florin, Senior Vice President and CFO, will serve as interim CEO. ... Read more »

Reimbursement Tips: Four Things Payors Want

by Julie A. Vetalice | Jul 2017

The complexity of reimbursement may be great, but the burden may be lessened if you begin with the end in mind—and know what you’re up against—and make good choices throughout the process. ... Read more »

Arthroscopy/Soft Tissue Technologies to Watch: 1H17 Funding Recap

by Julie A. Vetalice | Jul 2017

Funding announcements that we tracked from orthopaedic companies in 1H17 included eight arthroscopy/soft tissue-related technologies we’d like to highlight because of their novelty and early-stage backing. ... Read more »

One Answer to Your Postmarket Challenge: Planning

by Julie A. Vetalice | Dec 2016

Planning goes a long way in moving from premarket to postmarket data collection. Vicki Anastasi, an OMTEC 2016 speaker, suggests the best way to start. ... Read more »

Spine Company 510(k)s from 1H16

by Julie A. Vetalice | Oct 2016

Not all spine companies attend NASS! Get to know ten recipients of their first FDA 510(k) clearances to see what technologies they’re offering. ... Read more »

Reimbursement in Spine: A NASS Priority

by Julie A. Vetalice | Sep 2016

In order for commercialization to succeed, everyone needs to be paid. Be proactive for you and your customers by making reimbursement a part of your development timeline. ... Read more »

Product Spotlight: Arthroscopy and Soft Tissue Repair

by Julie A. Vetalice | May 2015

Here, we present highlights from a variety of technologies cleared and launched during 2014 and 2015 across traditional and biologic approaches. ... Read more »

Company Financials: Orthopaedics and Spine

by Julie A. Vetalice | Mar 2014

Here we present 2013 vs. 2012 revenue for a range of orthopaedic and spine companies. Company specific performance highlights follow.  ... Read more »

Company Financials: Orthopaedics and Spine

by Julie A. Vetalice | Dec 2013

Here we present 3Q13 revenue for a range of orthopaedic and spine companies. Company specific performance highlights follow.  ... Read more »

Company Financials: Orthopaedics and Spine

by Julie A. Vetalice | Oct 2013

Here we present final 2Q13 revenue for orthopaedic and spine companies. Company specific performance highlights follow. ... Read more »

Company Financials: Orthopaedics and Spine

by Julie A. Vetalice | Aug 2013

Revenue for companies that have reported 2Q to date is presented below. Company specific performance highlights follow. ... Read more »

Company Financials: Orthopaedics and Spine

by Julie A. Vetalice | May 2013

Here we present final 4Q12 and 2012 revenue for remaining companies, as well as Biomet’s latest fiscal quarter. Company specific performance highlights follow. ... Read more »

Strategic Company Financials: Orthopaedics and Spine

by Julie A. Vetalice | Apr 2013

Here we present final 4Q12 and 2012 revenue for remaining companies, as well as Biomet’s latest fiscal quarter. Exhibit 1 displays orthopaedic sales increases by product segment for 2012 vs. 2011 unless otherwise noted. Performance highlights that follow pertain to a blend of 4Q12 and 2012. ... Read more »

Company Financials: Orthopaedics and Spine

by Julie A. Vetalice | Dec 2012

ORTHOWORLD’s estimates place 3Q12 market growth at 3% over 3Q11, as shown in Exhibit 1 on the following page. Performance highlights follow and pertain to 3Q unless otherwise noted. ... Read more »

The Global Orthopaedic Supplier Market

by Julie A. Vetalice | Dec 2012

In 2011, ORTHOWORLD estimated 2009 annual global orthopaedic supplier market sales to be ~$2 billion. At that time, slowing growth from the 2008 orthopaedic original equipment manufacturer sector was reflected in supplier side revenue. In 2010 and 2011, the supplier market commenced signs of a gentl ... Read more »

Company Financials: Orthopaedics and Spine

by Julie A. Vetalice | Oct 2012

ORTHOWORLD’s estimates place overall 2Q12 market growth at 5% over 2Q11, as shown in Exhibit 1. Performance highlights follow and pertain to 2Q12, unless noted otherwise.Exhibit 1: Increases by Product Segment: 2Q12 vs. 2Q11    NOTES TO EXHIBIT 11 Orthopaedic products; constant cu ... Read more »

Company Financials: Orthopaedics and Spine

by Julie A. Vetalice | Aug 2012

ORTHOWORLD’s estimates place overall 1Q12 market growth at 4% over 1Q11, as shown in Exhibit 1. Performance highlights follow and pertain to 1Q12, unless noted otherwise. Exhibit 1: Orthopaedic Sales Increases1 by Product Segment: 1Q12 vs. 1Q11 NOTES TO EXHIBIT 1 Orthopaedic products; ... Read more »

Company Financials: Orthopaedics and Spine

by Julie A. Vetalice | Jun 2012

ORTHOWORLD’s estimates place overall 2011 market growth at 4% over 2010, as displayed in Exhibit 1. Performance highlights follow and pertain to both 4Q11 and 2011, as indicated.  Exhibit 1: Orthopaedic Sales Increases1 by Product Segment: 2011 vs. 2010 Notes to Exhibit 1 Orthopaedic p ... Read more »

Company Financials: Orthopaedics and Spine

by Julie A. Vetalice | Mar 2012

ORTHOWORLD's preliminary estimates place overall 2011 market growth at 5% over 2010, as displayed in Exhibit 1. Performance highlights follow, and address both 4Q11 and 2011, as indicated. Exhibit 1Orthopaedic Sales1 Increases by Product Segment: 2011 vs. 2010 Notes to Exhibit 1:1. Orthopaedic p ... Read more »

Company Financials: Orthopaedics and Spine

by Julie A. Vetalice | Dec 2011

ORTHOWORLD estimates place overall market growth at 5% over 3Q10, as shown in Exhibit 1, which displays orthopaedic sales growth by product segment. Performance highlights follow, and relate to 3Q unless otherwise noted. Exhibit 1: Orthopaedic Sales Increases1 by Product Segment: 3Q11 vs. 3Q10  ... Read more »

Company Financials: Orthopaedic and Spine

by Julie A. Vetalice | Oct 2011

ORTHOWORLD estimates place 2Q11 market growth at 5% over 2Q10 as shown in Exhibit 1, which displays 2Q orthopaedic sales growth by product segment for select companies. Performance highlights follow.   Exhibit 1: Orthopaedic Sales1 Increases by Product Segment: 2Q11 vs. 2Q10  Notes to ... Read more »

Blogs and Apps That Bring Solutions

by Julie A. Vetalice | Oct 2011

The Vested Outsourcing blog serves several purposes, including education, comment and, of course, fun. The blog comprises four dropdown pages that include summaries of the 10 Ailments that can disrupt or derail outsourcing deals, explanations of the Five Rules or principles that guide practitioners ... Read more »

Blogs and Apps that Bring Solutions

by Julie A. Vetalice | Aug 2011

Real-time Technology Solution Manages Orthopaedic Surgery Schedules, Inventory Tracking and Implant Traceability ... Read more »

1Q11 Company Financials: Orthopaedic and Spine

by Julie A. Vetalice | Aug 2011

Here we present available company earnings for 1Q11. Our estimates place overall market growth at 4% over 1Q10, as seen in Exhibit 1, which displays 1Q orthopaedic sales growth by product segment for select companies. Performance highlights follow. Highlights pertain to 1Q11 unless otherwise noted. ... Read more »

2010 Company Financials: Orthopaedic and Spine

by Julie A. Vetalice | Jun 2011

Here are the remaining full-year performance highlights for select orthopaedic companies. We include 4Q10 revenue breakdowns where available, as well. Detail relates to full year, unless otherwise noted. Exhibit 1 displays growth by product segment. Exhibit 1: Orthopaedic Sales1 Increases by Produc ... Read more »

Blogs and Apps That Bring Solutions

by Julie A. Vetalice | Jun 2011

  InVivoLink Introduces OrthoPod, a Tablet-based Implant Registry Application;  Emergo Group Medical Device Blog for QA/RA Professionals;  IMARC Research Blog ... Read more »

2010 Company Financials: Orthopaedic and Spine

by Julie A. Vetalice | Mar 2011

The following summarizes publicly available year over year earnings results to date. Our estimates place year over year market growth at 5% thus far, as indicated in Exhibit 1, which displays growth by product segment. Performance highlights relate to 2010, unless otherwise noted. Exhibit 1: Orthop ... Read more »

Blogs and Apps That Bring Solutions

by Julie A. Vetalice | Mar 2011

Bradshaw Medical offers its free Bradshaw Medical iPhone App;  ODIN Technologies’ “Insider's BLOG from the RFID Experts”;   Mobile Workforce workSmart!: Cloud-based Solution for End-to-End Control of Supply Chain;      Precision Machined Products Association Blog ... Read more »

3Q10 Company Financials: Orthopaedic and Spine

by Julie A. Vetalice | Dec 2010

Following is a first look at select company financials for 3Q10. Our estimates place year over year market growth at 4%, as indicated in Exhibit 1, which displays growth by product segment. Performance highlights relate to 3Q10, unless otherwise noted. Exhibit 1: Orthopaedic Sales1 Increases by Pro ... Read more »

Review of Study Results: FDA Impact on U.S. Medical Technology Innovation

by Julie A. Vetalice | Dec 2010

FDA Impact on U.S. Medical Technology Innovation, a study released in November 2010, was undertaken to provide a view of medical technology (medtech) industry’s experiences with the current FDA environment. The study addressed the need for quantitative and qualitative data to help evaluate the imp ... Read more »