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AAOS 2018 First-Time Exhibitors Emphasize Navigation, Orthobiologics, Outcomes

By Julie A. Vetalice

In examining the list of AAOS 2018 exhibitors, I see that a number of first-time exhibiting OEMs offer either orthobiologics or navigation…I’m not surprised, as it’s rare for a “new” hip or knee replacement device company to appear, any more. Rather, first-timer or not, I see numerous exhibitors addressing needs “beyond the device.”

Some are notable for their systems to manage patient care before, during and after a procedure; to deliver the implant to its destination or get it into the body in a more efficient manner; or make it work better once it’s in there.

You always ask us to keep you apprised of who is doing what, in the industry. I’m expanding on the following exhibitors to help you—and us—get to know them better.

We’d love to spend some time with you, too, in New Orleans, and invite you to stop in at ORTHOWORLD's Booth #3820.

(First-time exhibiting companies are differentiated below with their names in green.)


Anika Therapeutics | Booth #6933 | Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.

  • First-time exhibitor…really? Yes, really! Aside from clinical trial progress on viscosupplements and mesenchymal stem cells, we expect that Anika folks will want to talk about their recent FDA 510(k)-cleared resorbable, injectable hyaluronic acid-based bone void filler. It reportedly represents one of just a few bone graft substitutes that can be administered in a minimally invasive manner.
  • The timeline from submission to clearance? Submitted in 3Q17…cleared in 4Q17.


Read on for more details on first-time exhibitors at AAOS 2018.