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April 23, 2019

Regulatory Report: 42 Companies that Received their First Orthopedic-Related FDA 510(k) in 2018

Small companies around the world continue to seek access to the expansive U.S. market. In 2018, 42 companies received their first ever orthopedic-related FDA 510(k) or first FDA 510(k) in a new market segment. The companies and products we mention here are excerpted from chapters of the upcoming 2019 installment of THE ORTHOPAEDIC INDUSTRY ANNUAL REPORT.
March 19, 2019

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

As was shown last week at AAOS, 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.
February 22, 2019

Hospital Trends: What Hospitals Want Orthopedic Manufacturers to Know

As hospitals, health systems and their associated provider environments become ever more complex, traditional approaches to establishing relationships, selling products and servicing accounts have become less effective. OEMs that endeavor to both understand the customer environment, in its full continuum, and meaningfully invest in a partnership with providers can be rewarded with market share growth, reciprocal value and more permanence in their relations with providers and IDNs.
January 25, 2019

3 Things to Know about the Japanese Market

What is the size of the Japanese orthopedic market and its subsegments? What market forces should companies consider in 2019?What are the orthopedic technology buzzwords in Japan today?
June 21, 2018

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

To meet your need to know who's new in the orthopaedic market, I sorted through the 21 companies receiving their first orthopaedic-related FDA 510(k) clearance through May of this year. To keep things simple, I then chose one company from each implantable market segment for a closer look. Here's what I found.
May 24, 2018

3 Trends Shaped by Orthopaedics’ Focus on Value

What is value in healthcare, really? Its simple definition is the cost and result of an episode of care. Value is a relative term, and the crux of the problem has been that until recently, little mind has been paid to value. We are witnessing the transformation of healthcare. There's a push to capture cost and outcomes data to support moving from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance medicine.
March 22, 2018

New Total Knee and Hip Products Focus on Additive, Materials, Robotics

Orthopaedic device manufacturers' ability to gain market share in the total knee and hip reconstruction spaces will be dependent upon their response to the shift of procedures to ambulatory surgery centers an uptick in bundled payments and any or all measures focused around cost. That was the message we took away from our conversations at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.
January 17, 2018

Recapping Your Predictions: Consolidations and Launches as Growth Opportunities

At the dawn of 2017, we published results of an ORTHOWORLD Membership survey in ORTHOKNOW. Among the questions, we asked you to predict: In 2017, where do the opportunities lie for you and your company? Let's look back at what happened.
January 17, 2018

Orthopaedics Expects Positive Impact from U.S. Tax Reform

Companies throughout the orthopaedic supply chain stand to benefit from the U.S.'s lowered Federal corporate tax, setting up industry stakeholders to invest in themselves in 2018. We expect that companies will invest their kept earnings in research and development, job creation and potentially, mergers and acquisitions.
December 13, 2017

The Orthopaedic Products and Services of 2017

The annual rundown of products and services is like attending a reunion-we're looking back over the year and keeping you informed on what everyone is doing. Here's what made headlines with market entry in 2017.