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Articles Tagged "joint replacement"

Elos Medtech Onyx U.S. Production Facility Expansion

by BONEZONE | Nov 2019

The company recently doubled its manufacturing space, increasing capacity to support customers in the global orthopedic market.   ... Read more »

Smith+Nephew Launches OR30 Dual Mobility Hip

by BONEZONE | Nov 2019

OXINIUM Technology is the first advanced bearing material available to support modular dual mobility throughout the entire offering.   ... Read more »

Total Joint Orthopedics and CeramTec Launch Novel Femoral Head

by BONEZONE | Nov 2019

Pre-clinical testing of the implant shows that the anatomically contoured design retains the same joint stability and dislocation resistance as currently available head designs.   ... Read more »

Stryker Boosts Extremities Portfolio with Wright Medical Acquisition

by Mike Evers | Nov 2019

Stryker entered a definitive agreement to purchase Wright Medical, speeding the company's path to leadership in extremities. ... Read more »

THINK Surgical Gains FDA Clearance for Robotic Knee Replacement Application

by BONEZONE | Oct 2019

Previously available in Asia Pacific and European markets, the TSolution One system is now cleared for use in the U.S. in total knee replacement.  ... Read more »

Parx Plastics' Antibacterial Polymer Gains EU Patent

by BONEZONE | Oct 2019

The biocompatible zinc-based material can be used to inhibit bio-film adhesion on orthopedic device components.   ... Read more »

6 Companies Expand Robotic, Imaging, Navigation Tools via 2019 M&A

Acquisitions in the first nine months of the year afforded joint replacement and spine companies access to new enabling technologies to boost their robotic, navigation and imaging systems. We review the acquisitions and what they could mean each company's technology. ... Read more »

Knee Replacement Launches: ATTUNE Cementless, Persona Revision and Sterizo Total Knee

by BONEZONE | Sep 2019

Knee segment leaders DePuy Synthes (#3) and Zimmer Biomet (#1) enhanced their offerings and noted that their new knee systems combined with their robotic-assisted systems will boost revenue. Smaller player Fuse Medical launched its next-generation total knee platform and announced further product la... Read more »

Carolina Precision Technologies Acquires Renchel Tool

by BONEZONE | Sep 2019

Renchel Tool focuses on complex orthopedic instruments and implants as well as aerospace/petro-chemical applications.   ... Read more »

Loci Orthopaedics Gains Funding for Thumb Base Joint Implant

by BONEZONE | 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 »

What You Need to Know about Emerging Opportunities in the Outpatient Surgery Market

by Patrick Vega | Aug 2019

Outpatient hip and knee replacements are expected to increase by 200% in the next five years, while spinal fusions are projected to increase by 56%. We highlight ambulatory strategies and suggest ways in which device companies can capitalize on the procedural shift from inpatient to outpatient setti... 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 »

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

by BONEZONE | 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 »

Surgeons Weigh in on Robotics' Role in Orthopedics

by Hal Conick | Jul 2019

Robotics remains a polarizing topic amongst orthopedic surgeons. The OMTEC 2019 surgeon keynote highlighted the arguments for and against the technology.... Read more »

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

by BONEZONE | 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 »

FDA 510(k) Recap: Shoulders and Ankles

by BONEZONE | 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 »

9 Orthopedic Companies that Recently Received Funding

by Carolyn LaWell | May 2019

Funding 2019 has driven research & development and regulatory activity for companies working to get their first product on the market and those seeking to expand globally. Familiar names like Intrinsic Therapeutics and Graftys, as well as new companies like HAPPE Spine and Magnesium Develop... Read more »

Maxx Orthopedics' First Successful Procedure with Libertas Hip Replacement

by BONEZONE | 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 »

Acumed Acquires Elbow Arthroplasty Technology

by BONEZONE | 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 BONEZONE | 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 »

Exactech Gains FDA Clearance for Alteon Cup and XLE Liner

by BONEZONE | 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 »

Spierings Orthopaedics Develops Noviomagus Cup Resector

by BONEZONE | Mar 2019

Spierings Orthopaedics manufactures orthopedic implants and instruments, from individualized clinical prototypes to large-scale production.   ... 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 BONEZONE | 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 »

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 »

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 »

DePuy Synthes Plans Additive Manufacturing R&D Expansion at Ireland Facility

by BONEZONE | Feb 2019

DePuy Synthes’ investment includes a 3D-printing Development and Launch Center and implementation of the Johnson & Johnson 3D Bioprinting Laboratory. Projects will focus on advancing materials in additive manufacturing, coatings and surface treatments.... Read more »

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

by BONEZONE | 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 »

Integra LifeSciences Announces First Procedures with XT Revision Total Ankle

by BONEZONE | Dec 2018

Integra XT represents one of the first FDA-cleared devices indicated specifically for revision arthroplasty. The system features include an augmented posterior sloped talus to address subsidence by rebuilding posterior talar height and a design that mimics natural ankle kinematics.... Read more »

DePuy Synthes: A Look at PUREVUE and 2018 Product Launches

by BONEZONE | Dec 2018

The PUREVUE™ Visualization imaging platform, now available globally, has application in minimally invasive endoscopic surgery. We also recap the company’s product launches in arthroscopy/soft tissue, joint replacement, spine and trauma.... Read more »