FDA Approved Orthopedic

Stryker wins FDA PMA, launches Lifepak CR2 AED

Released on April 12, 2019

The newly launched Lifepak CR2 AED features new technology including …

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Orthopedic

Orthofix Medical touts data from artificial disc study

Released on April 4, 2019

A study of patients implanted with Orthofix Medical’s (NSDQ:OFIX) M6-C artificial cervical disc showed…

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Orthopedic Robotics

J&J and its surgical orthopedic robot: What you need to know

Released on April 3, 2019

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) isn’t known for tooting its horn prematurely. The public won’t hear much about a new J&J device until…

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Orthopedic Surgery

New 3D Printing Technique Makes Custom Implants Mimicking Real Bone Tissue

Released on April 1, 2019

The articular cartilage, which forms the outer, smooth surface of the ends of bones, is often damaged during injuries. These osteochondral injuries are exceedingly common in athletes, often leading to an unexpected end of a sports career.

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Orthopedic Surgery

Treace Medical touts results of bunion surgery study

Released on April 1, 2019

Treace Medical’s Lapiplasty bunion procedure is designed to correct foot bone alignment and stabilize the toe.

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Orthopedic Surgery

The iovera° Cryoanalgesia Device: Interview with Tim Still, CEO of Myoscience

Released on March 28, 2019

Myoscience, a medtech company based in California, has developed the iovera° cryoanalgesia device. The device was FDA cleared in 2013, with an additional clearance in 2017 for knee pain, and uses cryotherapy to freeze peripheral nerves to reduce pain without affecting nearby tissues. The company claims that the device is a useful alternative to opioid therapy for chronic pain.

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Biotech Orthopedic

MTF Biologics launches ‘groundbreaking’ cartilage allograft

Released on March 25, 2019

MTF Biologics said it has launched a pioneering putty-like cartilage allograft designed to easily fill lesions in the knee, foot and ankle.

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Neuro Orthopedic Robotics

Myomo inks Italian sales deal

Released on March 22, 2019

Myomo recently announced that it has signed a sales and service agreement with Progettiamo Autonomia Robotics (PAR) to market the MyoPro in Italy.

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FDA Approved Orthopedic

Atreon Orthopedics gains FDA clearance for tissue regen device

Released on March 21, 2019

Startup Atreon Orthopedics said that the FDA has cleared its device designed to support the regeneration of tendon in rotator cuff injuries.

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M&A Orthopedic Robotics

Brainlab Makes Huge Push into Robotics with Medineering Deal

Released on March 20, 2019

Hot on the heels of Brainlab selling its orthopedic joint reconstruction business to Smith and Nephew, the Munich-based firm is now making an acquisition of its own. The company said it is acquiring robotics platform specialist Medineering.

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Orthopedic Spine

Could Data Backing Implant Shift Treatment?

Released on March 18, 2019

Study data show that use of the iFuse Implant System (iFuse) for chronic low back pain attributed to the sacroiliac joint was safe and more effective than conservative management.

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Orthopedic Robotics

Think Surgical, United Orthopedic join forces for global sales

Released on March 18, 2019

Think Surgical and United Orthopedic have announced a global joint marketing agreement of Think’s Active robotic system and United’s U2 knee system.

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Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopaedic Implant Co. enters sports medicine market with new suture anchor

Released on March 15, 2019

The Orthopaedic Implant Company (“OIC”) said it has launched a 5.5mm PEEK suture anchor system for orthopedic surgery.

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M&A Orthopedic

Stryker picks up OrthoSpace for up to $220 million in payments

Released on March 15, 2019

Kalamazoo, Michigan-based medical device giant Stryker has continued its M&A spree with the purchase of OrthoSpace, in an effort to round out its sports medicine portfolio.

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Orthopedic

Alternative Orthopedic Fixation Company Ossio Developing Absorbable Fixation Devices

Released on March 15, 2019

Ossio, a medical device company with offices in Caesarea, Israel and Woburn, Massachusetts, recently announced a $22 million Series A venture investment round led by LA-based OCV Partners.

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Orthopedic

10+ orthopedic products from AAOS 2019 you need to know

Released on March 14, 2019

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting in Las Vegas is abuzz about robotics, according to industry analysts from SVB Leerink.

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Orthopedic

S.S. White Technologies touts its custom flexible shafts for medtech

Released on March 14, 2019

Officials at S.S. White Technologies (St. Petersburg, Fla.) say their bespoke flexible shafts can be useful in a variety of medical applications.

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Orthopedic

Stryker pays up to $220m for OrthoSpace

Released on March 14, 2019

Stryker (NYSE:SYK) said today that it put $220 million on the table for OrthoSpace and its InSpace rotator cuff repair device.

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Orthopedic

Medacta IPO on track for Q2

Released on March 12, 2019

Swiss medical device maker Medacta Group is reportedly on track for an initial public offering during the second quarter.

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Orthopedic

Stryker touts Mako robotic knee replacement outcomes

Released on March 12, 2019

Stryker said today that a pair of studies of its Mako robot-assisted knee replacement technology showed better patient outcomes and reduced episode-of-care (EOC) costs.

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Orthopedic

Exactech acquires XpandOrtho

Released on March 12, 2019

Exactech (NSDQ:EXAC) said today that it acquired knee replacement surgery instrument maker XpandOrtho for an undisclosed amount.

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Orthopedic

FDA clears startup CurvaFix’s bendable ortho screw

Released on March 7, 2019

Startup CurvaFix said it has landed FDA 510(k) clearance for a device to aid orthopedic trauma surgery.

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Orthopedic

Cultivate(MD) buys into Embody and its ortho injury implant

Released on March 6, 2019

Genesis Innovation Group‘s Cultivate(MD) Capital Fund II said that it has invested in Embody, a startup that has developed a collagen-based microfiber implant designed for use in Achilles’ and rotator cuff repairs.

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