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Articles Tagged "knee"

Orteq Promotes Joint Preservation with Meniscus Implant

by Kathie Zipp | Jul 2020

Orteq’s ACTIfit received FDA Breakthrough Device Designation, an important milestone toward entering the U.S. knee market. ... Read more »

FDA 510(k) Recap: Joint Replacement Updates and Line Extensions

by BONEZONE | Apr 2020

To date in 2020, joint replacement players like Arthrex, Conformis, DePuy Synthes, Medacta, Zimmer Biomet and others have gained FDA 510(k) clearance for a variety of updates and line extensions for their knee, hip and shoulder devices.    ... Read more »

Smith+Nephew Announces First JOURNEY II Unicompartmental Knee Procedures

by BONEZONE | Dec 2019

The JOURNEY II Uni Knee is designed to bring the natural feel of JOURNEY II to partial knee arthroplasty patients and help drive value in healthcare systems.   ... Read more »

FDA 510(k) Recap: 10 Products in Joint Replacement and Spine

by Julie A. Vetalice | Nov 2019

This month, we look at companies that received their first orthopedic-related clearance such as FX Shoulder USA, Amplify Surgical and restor3d, and others like Exactech, Smith+Nephew and THINK Surgical that have interesting new technologies or line expansions.... Read more »

MicroPort Orthopedics Launches Evolution NitrX Medial-Pivot Knee

by BONEZONE | 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 »

Exactech Acquires XpandOrtho

by BONEZONE | 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 »

Corin Enters Orthopedic Robotics Market with OMNI Acquisition

by BONEZONE | Mar 2019

Corin entered into a binding agreement to purchase OMNI, maker of the OMNIBotics® robot-assisted total knee replacement system. The acquisition accelerates Corin’s joint replacement growth strategy and gives it a greater foothold in the U.S.... Read more »

CCJR Founder A. Seth Greenwald Reflects on Joint Replacement Advancements

by BONEZONE | Feb 2019

Current Concepts in Joint Replacement has given surgeons a platform to debate surgical techniques and discuss trending topics of the day. Upon selling the meetings to the Hip and Knee Societies, we asked CCJR's Founder what excites him, what concerns him and what’s to come in joint replacement.... Read more »

Kyocera Expands U.S. Business with Purchase of Renovis Surgical Technologies Assets

by BONEZONE | Jan 2019

Renovis Surgical Technologies is a developer of hip and knee joint reconstruction, spinal and trauma devices. The transaction complements U.S. sales of Kyocera’s own FDA-cleared total hip devices and grants the company access to spine products—a segment in which it formerly did not operate.... Read more »

Orthopaedic Innovation Centre: New White Paper on Testing, Validation of a Patient-Specific, Surface-Guided TKR

by BONEZONE | Jan 2019

The white paper posits that stability, function and kinematics can be significantly improved when incorporating surface-guided articulation onto a new or existing knee replacement.... Read more »

Most Popular Articles of 2018 Featured Robotics, Contract Manufacturer M&A

by BONEZONE | Jan 2019

What else did you read about the most on our website last year? Arthroscopy/soft tissues companies to watch; products in spine, knee and hip; surgeon perspectives on implant material choice; supply chain quality; labelling mistakes, Brazil and more. ... Read more »

Histogenics to Explore Strategic Alternatives for NeoCart based on FDA Findings

by BONEZONE | Jan 2019

Histogenics expects to suspend development of NeoCart, a tissue engineered implant, after FDA indicated that an additional clinical trial would be required to accept a Biologics License Application submission.... Read more »

Cobalt Chrome Additive Total Knee Successfully Tested by Italian Startup

by BONEZONE | Dec 2018

Rejoint's EBM additively-manufactured cobalt chrome YourKnee™ —which utilizes pre- and intra-op computer assisted technology, wearables, artificial intelligence and surgical simulation— achieved a first complete mechanical test. First surgery is slated for 1Q19 in Italy. Limited launch is... 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 »

Zimmer Biomet Completes First Procedures Using ROSA Knee Robot

by BONEZONE | Nov 2018

These first five cases were all performed in a single surgery day by one surgeon—this perhaps hints at the company’s positioning of ROSA as efficient and minimally disruptive to procedure flow. ROSA is expected to receive FDA 510(k) approval in 1H19.... Read more »

DePuy Synthes to Co-Promote Ortho Development’s KASM Knee Spacer

by BONEZONE | Oct 2018

The post-replacement device to treat infection complements DePuy Synthes’ rollout of its recently launched ATTUNE Revision knee. This strategic agreement is exclusive to the U.S. and will begin in the latter part of 2018.... 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 »

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 »

Ortho Development Announces First Surgery Using Balanced Knee System in China

by BONEZONE | Aug 2018

The company’s BKS features implants and instrumentation that address primary and revision procedures. A patented locking mechanism is designed to minimize micro-motion between the plastic tibial insert and titanium tibial baseplates.... Read more »

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

by Julie 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 »

Mid-Journey on the Road to the Forgotten Knee

by BONEZONE | May 2018

Much was achieved in total knee replacement during the last 45 years in materials, design and computer technology. Robert A. Poggie, Ph.D., President of BioVera, takes a look back at the history and also looks forward to predict advancements.... 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 eCAP Shows 97% Decrease in Readmission Rates

by BONEZONE | Feb 2018

The initiative is designed to mitigate risk associated with readmissions in value-based healthcare reimbursement models.... 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 »

Polymer Designed for Jet Bearings Used in Hip and Knee Replacement

by BONEZONE | Jan 2018

M.M.A. Tech’s MP-1, originally developed for NASA, was recently implanted during hip and knee replacement procedures in Israel. After finalizing its clinical trials and gaining market access, the company plans to become a supplier to device companies.... 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 »

AAOS to Launch Orthopaedic Registries, Integrate With AJRR

by Robert Meyer | Nov 2017

As data plays an increasingly important role in orthopaedics, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons announced plans to create registries for a broad range of conditions and procedures.... Read more »

Zimmer Biomet Launches Persona Partial Knee

by BONEZONE | Sep 2017

Zimmer Biomet commenced global launch of the Persona® Partial Knee at the end of August. This is the first significant jointly-developed new product for the combined ZBH entity.... Read more »

Plasma Biotal Opens India Facility for HA Coatings

by BONEZONE | Aug 2017

The entity will supply HA coatings, packaging and sterilization to the Indian orthopaedic device market and international mid-tier market.... Read more »

New Knee Model Tool from Sawbones

by BONEZONE | Jul 2017

The Total Knee System supports demo and workshop training for total knee arthroplasty.... Read more »

Rosler Launches New Machine for Total Joint Finishing

by BONEZONE | Jun 2017

Rosler launches new machine to cut cycle times, while creating complex geometries for total joint implants.    ... Read more »

Material Scientist Predicts Hip and Knee Advancements

by BONEZONE | May 2017

Surgical assistance technologies and services to track episodes of care have dominated joint reconstruction product development conversations in recent years, as players seek to innovate in a space that already claims highly successful procedures and implants.... Read more »

Exactech Divests Spine Assets

by BONEZONE | Mar 2017

ChoiceSpine expands breadth of product and global distribution with acquisition.... Read more »

Surgeons Seek Muscle-Sparing Techniques in Arthroscopy/Soft Tissue Repair Market

by BONEZONE | Apr 2016

Growth in the arthroscopy and soft tissue repair market is propelled by surgeon requests for devices that employ muscle- and tissue-sparing techniques to return patients to activity faster and with less pain. This is largely being driven by patients in this segment, particularly athletes and “week... Read more »

AJRR Releases Annual Report on Hip and Knee Arthroplasty

by BONEZONE | Dec 2014

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 »

Strategic Orthopaedic-related 510(k) Update

by BONEZONE | Nov 2013

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 »

Consumers Union Seeks Warranties to Support Hip, Knee Implants

by BONEZONE | Oct 2013

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 »

ACL Injuries More Common after Reconstruction

by BONEZONE | Aug 2013

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 »