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Articles Tagged "joint replacement"

LimaCorporate and HSS Open First Provider-based Design and 3D Printing Center for Complex Joint Reconstruction

by BONEZONE | Mar 2021

HSS patients will be scanned onsite, and their custom implant will be designed and fabricated in the onsite center using LimaCorporate's Trabecular Titanium technology. This design and manufacturing service will also be accessible to patients from other U.S. hospitals.   ... Read more »

Additive Manufactured Talus Spacer Receives Humanitarian Use Designation from FDA

by BONEZONE | Mar 2021

Additive Orthopaedics’ Patient Specific Talus Spacer is meant to alleviate the impact of avascular necrosis.   ... Read more »

FDA 510(k) Recap: First Clearances for Companies in 1Q21

by BONEZONE | Feb 2021

New year, new entrants to the U.S. orthopedic market. This installation of the 510(k) recap offers up companies based in the U.S., China and Switzerland, and spans four of the major industry segments: Joint Replacement, Spine, Trauma and Sports Medicine.   ... Read more »

DePuy Synthes Gains FDA Clearance for VELYS Robot with ATTUNE Knee

by BONEZONE | Jan 2021

The VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution adapts to the surgical workflow, and helps surgeons execute accurate bony cuts.   ... Read more »

Sensors Gain Spotlight in 3 Recent Orthopedic Announcements

by BONEZONE | Jan 2021

Stryker and Exactech acquired new technology, while Canary Medical received new funding. The three companies will utilize tools in joint replacement, including intraoperative feedback, implanted sensors and wearables.   ... Read more »

FDA 510(k) Recap: 2020 Highlights Across the Market Segments

by BONEZONE | Dec 2020

Close to 550 orthopedic products received clearances in this hectic year, allowing us to keep this popular monthly 510(k) recap relevant. Here are 10 clearances that I found to be of interest throughout 2020.   ... Read more »

3D Systems Receives FDA Clearance for Vantage Ankle PSI

by BONEZONE | Nov 2020

The clearance expands VSP Surgical Planning applications in partnership with Exactech.   ... Read more »

FDA 510(k) Recap: First Clearances in 2020

by Julie A. Vetalice | Sep 2020

We profile five companies that received their first FDA 510(k) clearances in 2020. Three of these companies are headquartered outside of the U.S. and these clearances mark their entry into the market. ... Read more »

AV&R Launches Robotic Systems for Implant Production

by BONEZONE | Aug 2020

The company has developed robotic systems that now perform various surface finishing processes on implants such as knees and hips.   ... Read more »

OrthoDX Creates Prototype for Joint Replacement Implantable Sensor

by Patrick McGuire | Jul 2020

OrthoDX's intramedullary sensor is 10mm in diameter and detects micronic shifts in orthopedic devices. The company’s next steps are finding a material to encapsulate the sensor and ensuring that they can measure motion on all planes.... Read more »

Mach Medical Partners with Columbus U.S. to Deliver Supply Chain Efficiencies

by BONEZONE | Jul 2020

Mach Medical will use Microsoft Dynamics and Microsoft Azure tools from Columbus U.S. to revolutionize the orthopedic supply chain.   ... Read more »

Engage Surgical Gains FDA Clearance for Cementless Partial Knee

by BONEZONE | Jul 2020

This is reported to be the only cementless partial knee system available in the U.S. It is cleared for both cementless or cemented fixation.   ... Read more »

4 Orthopedic Companies to Watch from MedTech Innovator’s Cohort

by Patrick McGuire | Jul 2020

Orthopedic startups focused on enabling technology and new materials made MedTech Innovator's 2020 Cohort. The companies were chosen from over 1,000 applicants. ... Read more »

FDA 510(k) Recap: Line Extensions and Small Companies

by Julie A. Vetalice | May 2020

FDA's orthopedic panel cleared 49 products in April, we’ve chosen updates from Arthrex, Medacta, OrthAlign, Akros Medical and Subchondral Solutions.... Read more »

What Does the Next Generation of Total Ankles Need?

by Kathie Zipp | May 2020

Preoperative planning, surgical instrumentation and bony ingrowth are advancements that surgeon Alan Davis, M.D., says are a must for future total ankles.... 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 »

OrthoSensor Gains 510(k) Alignment Clearance for VERASENSE for use with Zimmer Biomet's Persona Knee

by BONEZONE | Apr 2020

VERASENSE is a sensor-assisted device used with leading knee implant systems during primary and revision total knee procedures.   ... Read more »

Extremity Medical Gains FDA Clearance for KinematX Total Wrist

by BONEZONE | Mar 2020

The device is specifically designed to negate common risks of radial implants, such as limited range of motion, subluxation, distal component failure and osteolysis.   ... Read more »

DePuy Synthes Announces CE Mark for BI-MENTUM Dual Mobility Hip

by BONEZONE | Mar 2020

Currently available in the U.S., BI-MENTUM is slated to enter European markets in April 2020. The system complements other hip stems with highly polished necks, including the company's CORAIL Hip System that has more than 2.5 million implantations to date.  ... Read more »

Mathys CEO Shares His Vision for Joint Replacement Technology

by Heather Tunstall | Mar 2020

Augmented reality, virtual reality, services and the smart use of big data will have a huge impact on the joint replacement market, says Mathys CEO Benjamin Reinmann, M.D.... Read more »

7 Digital Tools We Wanted to See at AAOS

by Carolyn LaWell | Mar 2020

The cancelation of AAOS' Annual Meeting isn't stopping us from sharing the technologies we were looking forward to learning more about. These digital technologies come from startup to mid-sized orthopedic companies.... Read more »

Startups to Drive Polymer Innovation in the New Decade

by Kathie Zipp | Mar 2020

While the orthopedic device industry has changed its tune on metals vs. polymers over the last 20 years, the push for material innovation has remained. Entering a new decade, orthopedics is experiencing another wave of polymer innovation that provides greater design freedom and compatibility with th... Read more »

What is the Future of Orthopedic Innovation? Insight from HSS.

by Carolyn LaWell | Feb 2020

Doug Leach, industry veteran turned HSS commercialization leader, talks digital tools, additive manufacturing and provider partnerships ahead of his OMTEC Keynote.... Read more »

FDA-Cleared Navigation, Planning and Robotic Systems

by Julie A. Vetalice | Feb 2020

Enabling technology will be a large focus in 2020. In preparation for announcements to come, we took stock of FDA 510(k) cleared products from 2018 to 2019.... Read more »

RSIP Vision: Company to Watch in Surgical Planning

by BONEZONE | Feb 2020

RSIP Vision has taken additional steps to apply its technologies to the planning of hip and shoulder replacement.   ... Read more »

Muvr Labs Brings Wearable Technology to Joint Replacement Recovery

by Heather Tunstall | Jan 2020

Startup Muvr Labs seeks to deliver a recovery solution that includes wearable devices, measuring and monitoring tools and greater interaction among the surgeon, physical therapist and patient.... Read more »

FDA 510(k) Recap: 9 First Clearances and Line Extensions

by Julie A. Vetalice | Jan 2020

This month’s recap highlights devices of interest that received first clearances from companies new on our radar, like Augmedics, Avanti Orthopaedics, NanoOrtho, Nebula Surgical and Sonex Health, and the latest devices from Integra, Think Surgical, ExsoMed and Pantheon Spinal.... Read more »

Exactech Names New CEO, Darin Johnson

by BONEZONE | Jan 2020

New President and CEO Darin Johnson will build on Exactech’s foundation in joint replacement following two strong years of sales and investments in R&D, people and infrastructure.   ... Read more »

Anika Therapeutics to Acquire Parcus Medical and Arthrosurface

by BONEZONE | Jan 2020

The transactions diversify the company's revenue mix while expanding its product portfolio and pipeline.   ... Read more »

10 Takeaways from Orthopedics in 2019

by Mike Evers | Dec 2019

Acquisitions, biologics, enabling technology and loss of market share by the big players all made our list. Read the specifics and access our projections for 2019 revenue by company and segment.... Read more »

Strategic Initiatives: CrossRoads Extremity Builds Portfolio, Mathys and BREHM to Co-Market Products

by BONEZONE | Dec 2019

A growing extremities company grows even more, and two well-established joint replacement players collaborate globally on components for hip replacement.   ... Read more »

4 New Technologies in Spine, Joint Replacement, Trauma, Sports Medicine

by BONEZONE | Dec 2019

Small and mid-sized orthopedic companies bolstered their portfolios at year-end with products to help grow revenue in the coming year.   ... Read more »

CMS to Remove Total Hip Replacement, Certain Spine Procedures from Inpatient Only List

by Julie A. Vetalice | Dec 2019

Removal of these procedures from the inpatient-only list makes them eligible to be paid by Medicare in hospital outpatient and inpatient settings.   ... Read more »

Globus Medical Leaders Discuss Joint Replacement and Robotics Expansion

by Mike Evers | Dec 2019

We sat down with leaders from Globus Medical to discuss their entrance into the joint replacement market, robotics’ role in orthopedic surgery and the company's future as a full-scale musculoskeletal player.... Read more »

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 »