Exactech announced completion of the first surgery using the Vantage® Total Ankle Mobile Bearing implant, occurring in Switzerland.
The mobile, three-component system has received CE Mark approval in Europe, and full market launch in the region is slated for 2018. The system is not available for U.S. sale.
Other ankle systems and devices making 2017 headlines included:
- DT MedTech's FDA 510(k) clearance to market the Hintermann Series H2™ Total Ankle
- Integra LifeSciences' implantation of the first Cadence® Total Ankle as part of a non-randomized, prospective, multi-center postmarket study
- VirtaMed's introduction of ArthroS™ Ankle, reportedly the world’s first high-fidelity simulator for ankle arthroscopy
- Wright Medical's first patient implantation in a U.S. follow-up study of the INFINITY™ Total Ankle
Sources: Exactech, Inc.; ORTHOWORLD Inc.