Hip Replacement

November 5, 2021

Zimmer Biomet Prepares for Longer Downturn

Zimmer Biomet Prepares for Longer Downturn
The company's 3Q21 orthopedic sales declined -0.5% due to procedure delays, staffing shortages and larger-than-expected impact from China.

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September 1, 2021

Smith+Nephew Debuts RI.HIP NAVIGATION Software

Smith+Nephew Debuts RI.HIP NAVIGATION Software
The company will expand the Real Intelligence digital ecosystem and CORI Surgical System with total hip arthroplasty.
August 31, 2021

DJO Introduces New EMPOWR Dual Mobility Hip

DJO Introduces New EMPOWR Dual Mobility Hip
The EMPOWR Dual Mobility offers the industry's largest assembled head size for a given cup size, aiding in enhanced joint stability.
August 31, 2021

AAOS Reports Trends, Outcomes from Joint Registries

AAOS Reports Trends, Outcomes from Joint Registries
Clinical data reports from the American Joint Replacement and Shoulder & Elbow Registry reports offer actionable information on patient care.
August 18, 2021

What Orthopedic Executives Said About 2Q21

What Orthopedic Executives Said About 2Q21
Second-quarter commentary from ortho executives focused on acquisitions, knee replacement sales performance and enabling technology's impact.

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August 12, 2021

RSIP Vision Announces New Module for Orthopedic Surgery

RSIP Vision Announces New Module for Orthopedic Surgery
The technology supports quantitative measurements of bones and implants to optimize implant positioning and improve patient outcomes.
August 11, 2021

Conformis IP Buys Time for New Products

Conformis IP Buys Time for New Products
The company benefitted from $41 million in one-time royalty and settlement payments in 2Q21 but its product revenue remains down vs. 2019.

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July 29, 2021

Medacta Expands Hip Revision Portfolio

Medacta Expands Hip Revision Portfolio
First cases are complete using the AMIS-K Long, Iliac Screw Mpact 3D Metal and 3D Metal B-Cage, following CE Mark approval.
June 21, 2021

MatOrtho Gains Funding to Support Growth

MatOrtho Gains Funding to Support Growth
Private investor clients of Connection Capital, the specialist private client investment business, have invested £6.7 million (~USD $9.4 million) in MatOrtho, to support its international growth and product development....
May 27, 2021

MicroPort Orthopedics Optimizing Episodes of Care

MicroPort Orthopedics Optimizing Episodes of Care
A partnership with PatientIQ will provide an experience that can be specifically tailored to a procedure or a diagnosis.
May 17, 2021

Shalby Acquires Implant Assets from Consensus Orthopedics

Shalby Acquires Implant Assets from Consensus Orthopedics
The acquired assets primarily comprise inventory, plant and equipment. Products include knee, mobile bearing knee, hip and revision knee systems.
May 3, 2021

Next Science Gains FDA 510(k) for Antimicrobial Solution

Next Science Gains FDA 510(k) for Antimicrobial Solution
XPERIENCE residual solution remains in the surgical site after closure and continues to help defend against pathogens for several hours.
April 6, 2021

Corin Launches OPSInsight Hip Planning Software

Corin Launches OPSInsight Hip Planning Software
The dynamic planning software enables surgeons to plan optimized component placement using patient-specific anatomy and biomechanical analysis.
March 16, 2021

Ortoma Granted Patent for Surgical Planning

Ortoma Granted Patent for Surgical Planning
The U.S. patent protects the Ortoma Guide system, including accessories for navigated surgery.
March 10, 2021

Cuptimize Gains 510(k) for Cup Placement Software

Cuptimize Gains 510(k) for Cup Placement Software
The proprietary software is designed to identify and treat spinopelvic motion abnormalities in total hip replacement.
February 15, 2021

Corin Appoints David Floyd as Interim CEO

Corin Appoints David Floyd as Interim CEO
Mr. Floyd's extensive industry experience includes roles at AxioMed Spine, Abbott Spine, DePuy Orthopaedics and Stryker Orthopaedics.
January 28, 2021

G21 Launches SpaceFlex Trials Kit for Joint Infection

G21 Launches SpaceFlex Trials Kit for Joint Infection
With the SpaceFlex system and a complete line of cements, G21 offers a modular mold system for the treatment of joint infections.
December 18, 2020

Conformis Launches Cordera Match Hip in the U.S.

Conformis Launches Cordera Match Hip in the U.S.
Cordera Match combines the Cordera hip stem with Conformis' personalized pre-operative plans and patient-specific instruments.
December 14, 2020

Corin’s OPS Reaches 20,000 Case Milestone Worldwide

Corin’s OPS Reaches 20,000 Case Milestone Worldwide
Corin's pre-operative planning technology for total hip replacement reached a significant milestone. Plans underway to launch next generation software.
December 14, 2020

Ortoma Launches OTS 5 Surgical Planning System

Ortoma Launches OTS 5 Surgical Planning System
The Ortoma Treatment Solution, based on AI, is a platform for for orthopedic implant planning and placement, has marketing clearance in Europe and the U.S.
September 29, 2020

Conformis Granted 510(k) Clearance for Cordera Hip

Conformis Granted 510(k) Clearance for Cordera Hip
Cordera Hip with optional patient-specific instrumentation and personalized surgical plans joins the 3D Conformis Hip System,
September 15, 2020

Smith+Nephew Partners for Remote Procedural Support

Smith+Nephew Partners for Remote Procedural Support
Smith+Nephew is the first orthopedic company to work with the Avail System and bring remote collaboration to facilities across its customer base.
September 8, 2020

Smith+Nephew Launching REDAPT Revision Hip in China

Smith+Nephew Launching REDAPT Revision Hip in China
The REDAPT System's acetabular components are among the pioneers of 3D-printed, imported, acetabular products approved for use in China.
August 24, 2020

AK Medical Expands 3D Printer Fleet to Meet Growing Demand

AK Medical Expands 3D Printer Fleet to Meet Growing Demand
The company expanded its 3D printing capacity by investing in eight GE Arcam EMB 3D printers to address the orthopedic needs of China's aging population.
August 20, 2020

DJO Introduces New Knee and Hip EMPOWR Systems

DJO Introduces New Knee and Hip EMPOWR Systems
The EMPOWR Acetabular System and EMPOWR Partial Knee are designed to promote surgical efficiency with single-tray implantation.
August 13, 2020

Naviswiss Reaches 1,000th Navigated Total Hip Replacement

Naviswiss Reaches 1,000th Navigated Total Hip Replacement
Naviswiss navigation is designed to optimize workflows, improve surgical quality and minimize the length and cost of primary and revision hip replacement.
August 5, 2020

Zimmer Biomet to Focus on High-Growth Businesses

Zimmer Biomet to Focus on High-Growth Businesses
A quicker than expected market recovery mitigated COVID's impact on the company's 2Q20 revenue as Zimmer Biomet shifts its focus to high-growth segments.

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July 1, 2020

First Hip Surgeries with Medacta Quadra-P

First Hip Surgeries with Medacta Quadra-P
Medacta announced initial procedures in the U.S. and Europe with Quadra-P Collared and Cemented femoral stems following FDA clearance and CE Mark approval.
June 24, 2020

Bio-Gate and Aesculap Partner on Implant Coating

Bio-Gate and Aesculap Partner on Implant Coating
The agreement addresses antimicrobial coating of revision knee and hip implants and includes an option to use HyProtect coating in other applications.
June 11, 2020

Naviswiss Gains FDA Clearance for Miniature Hip Navigation

Naviswiss Gains FDA Clearance for Miniature Hip Navigation
The clearance addresses primary and revision hip procedures. The system can be used with a variety of surgical approaches and most implants on the market.
May 28, 2020

Conformis Settles Patent Dispute with Zimmer Biomet

Conformis Settles Patent Dispute with Zimmer Biomet
Conformis and Zimmer Biomet settled disputes related to patient-specific instrument patents for use with off-the-shelf knee, hip and shoulder implants.
May 19, 2020

Orthopedics to Take Unprecedented Hit from COVID-19, Market Fundamentals Remain Strong

Orthopedics to Take Unprecedented Hit from COVID-19, Market Fundamentals Remain Strong
The underlying fundamentals of the orthopedic industry remain unchanged due to COVID-19. However, we should prepare for significant alterations in the market landscape as well as the ways that we interact with colleagues and customers.

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May 11, 2020

First Naviswiss Surgeries in Japan

First Naviswiss Surgeries in Japan
The Naviswiss total hip replacement application is image-free and provides the surgeon with accurate information on cup alignment, leg length and offset.
May 8, 2020

Smith+Nephew Weekly Sales Decline -47% in April

Smith+Nephew Weekly Sales Decline -47% in April
Orthopedic sales for the company declined 9.5% in 1Q20 before dropping by nearly half through April. However, the company sees initial recovery signs as countries gradually restart elective procedures.

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February 4, 2020

Zimmer Biomet Doubles Down on Enabling Technology

Zimmer Biomet mitigated its losses in the U.S. knee market in 4Q19 partially due to the continuing adoption of its ROSA robotic knee replacement system.

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January 21, 2020

Can Technology Help DePuy Synthes Close the Gap in Their Knee Franchise?

Can Technology Help DePuy Synthes Close the Gap in Their Knee Franchise?
What is the last exciting news you recall hearing about DePuy Synthes' knee franchise? Its competitors have dominated both industry news cycles and the market itself. Rajit Kamal, Vice President and Global Knee Franchise Leader at DePuy Synthes, aims to change that through a combination of hardware and technology.
December 20, 2019

Naviswiss Receives New Funding

Naviswiss Receives New Funding
Naviswiss closed a CHF 5 million (USD $5 million) round of private equity funding to support product development and entrance into new markets with its surgical navigation for joint replacement procedures.
December 17, 2019

Parvizi Surgical Innovation Invests in Hip Surgery Navigation

Parvizi Surgical Innovation Invests in Hip Surgery Navigation
Parvizi Surgical Innovation made a minority investment in Navbit, developer of a disposable, single-use surgical navigation system to support accurate positioning of the acetabular cup during hip replacement. 
December 17, 2019

RSIP Vision Launches AI-Based Total Hip Replacement Technology

RSIP Vision debuted an artificial intelligence-based total hip replacement solution that provides an automated 3D structure of the hip joint for surgical planning.
December 2, 2019

Mathys and PETER BREHM Enter Sales Collaboration

Mathys and PETER BREHM Enter Sales Collaboration
Mathys and PETER BREHM entered into an agreement to co-market each other's products for global sale, beginning with devices for hip replacement.
November 8, 2019

Smith+Nephew Launches OR30 Dual Mobility Hip

Smith+Nephew launched the OR3O™ Dual Mobility System for use in primary and revision hip replacement.
October 21, 2019

First Cases with hipEOS 3.0 and Intellijoint HIP Smart Navigation

First patient cases have occurred using EOS Imaging's hipEOS 3.0 surgical planning software delivered by Intellijoint HIP®, Intellijoint Surgical's smart navigation system.
October 1, 2019

Zimmer Biomet Recalls Certain Legacy Biomet Products

Zimmer Biomet voluntarily recalled various legacy Biomet products due to cleaning processes that could lead to elevated bacterial endotoxin and residual debris.
May 22, 2019

Smith & Nephew OXINIUM Technology: $296MM in Potential U.S. Health System Savings

Data collected using the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model suggests that if Smith & Nephew's OXINIUM bearing surface was used in all U.S. primary hip procedures in 2020, it could yield ~$296MM in savings to the nation's health system.
May 22, 2019

Hip Joint Replacement Market Experiences 3% Growth

The global hip joint replacement market grew 3.2% in 2018 vs. 2017, reaching revenue of USD $7.6 billion. We project that the market will reach $8.9 billion by 2023. In this article, we'll dive deeper into 2018 performance from companies like Zimmer Biomet, Stryker, DePuy Synthes, Smith & Nephew, Medacta and DJO, and review results from 1Q19.
May 22, 2019

Surgeon Insight: The Future of the Anterior Approach in Hip Replacement

DePuy Synthes announced the Anterior Advantage Matta Method in 1Q19. The namesake of the program, Joel Matta, M.D., is a surgeon at The Steadman Clinic, Co-founder and Chairman of the Anterior Hip Foundation and a pioneer of the anterior approach. He began using the anterior approach in the late '90s and has remained dedicated to the technique, noting that it results in tissue preservation and shorter recovery time. More than two decades later, he remains committed to teaching and advancing the anterior approach.
May 9, 2019

intellijoint HIP Reaches 10,000 Procedure Milestone

Intellijoint Surgical marked the milestone of 10,000 total hip replacement procedures using Intellijoint HIP® surgical navigation.
March 14, 2019

Smith & Nephew POLAR3 Total Hip: Results from National Joint Registry

Smith & Nephew's POLAR3 total hip system demonstrated excellent survivorship and significantly higher patient satisfaction vs. other cementless stems in National Joint Registry in the U.K.
March 13, 2019

Vomaris Launches Procellera FlexEFit Antibacterial Wound Dressing

Vomaris Innovations commenced U.S. launch of Procellera® FlexEFit Antibacterial Wound Dressing for seamless coverage of incisions of any length or curvature, with one product configuration.
March 13, 2019

Limacorporate Launches 3D-Printed Delta TT Pro Acetabular System

LimaCorporate launched LimaVit® liners and the 3D Printed DELTA TT Pro Acetabular System, with enlarged bearing options specifically designed to serve the U.S. market.
March 13, 2019

DJO Launches Fully Sterile Surgical Arm for Anterior Hip Approach

DJO introduced ADAPTABLE, a fully sterile carbon fiber surgeon-controlled leg and retractor holder designed for the direct anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty. 
February 12, 2019

OrthoGrid Launching New Fluoroscopic Alignment System

OrthoGrid Systems is launching the PhantomMSK Hip Preservation System, with applications for peri-acetabular osteotomy and treatment of femoral acetabular impingement.
January 3, 2019

JointPoint Gains Clearance for Digital Navigation in Canada

JointPoint obtained Health Canada licenses for ELITE and PRO surgical navigation systems, allowing for immediate deployment of these products in the region.
November 27, 2018

United Orthopedic Gains Clearance for E-XPE Hip Liner

United Orthopedic received FDA 510(k) clearance to market the E-XPE vitamin E highly cross-linked polyethylene-based hip liner.
October 19, 2018

Zimmer Biomet’s Apple Watch Collaboration Latest Example of Industry’s Focus on Digital Health

Zimmer Biomet and Apple have co-developed mymobility, an Apple Watch app designed to facilitate connection between hip and knee replacement patients and their surgical care teams. We believe that the announcement is indicative of forthcoming multi-industry digital health collaborations and products that will seek to shape orthopaedic care primarily in hip and knee recon.
October 15, 2018

Zimmer Biomet Launches Study of mymobility Apple Watch App

Zimmer Biomet launched a clinical study of mymobility, an Apple Watch app to support connection between hip and knee replacement patients and their surgical care teams. 
October 5, 2018

Corin Acquiring Global Orthopaedic Technology

Corin signed a binding agreement to acquire Global Orthopaedic Technology, manufacturer of hip and knee replacement devices in Australia.
September 21, 2018

b-ONE Ortho Gains FDA Clearance for Total Hip

b-ONE Ortho received FDA 510(k) clearance to market the b-ONE cementless total hip system.
September 21, 2018

Joint Reconstruction Expected to Continue with Steady Growth

Joint Reconstruction Expected to Continue with Steady Growth
The 1H18 performance of companies that make up ~80% of the joint reconstruction market achieved 4.1% growth vs. 1H17. These companies posted 2.4% growth in 1H17 vs. 1H16. Here is a look at past activity and future predictions for hip, knee and extremities.

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August 6, 2018

ConforMIS Posts 2Q18 Revenue

ConforMIS announced 2Q18 revenue of US $19.1MM, +3.3% vs. 2Q17, and 1H18 revenue of $38.8MM, -0.5% vs. 1H17.

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June 6, 2018

OrthAlign Reaches Milestone 2,000 Cases with HipAlign

OrthAlign realized the clinical milestone of its 2,000th case with HipAlign® handheld navigation for Direct Anterior Total Hip Replacement. 
May 15, 2018

DePuy Synthes Acquiring ME1000 Surgical Impactor

DePuy Synthes signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Medical Enterprises Distribution, developer of the ME1000 Surgical Impactor for use in hip replacement. The transaction is slated to close in 2Q18.
May 10, 2018

UHC’s Bundled Payments Demonstrate Improved Outcomes, Reduced Costs

UnitedHealthcare's Spine and Joint Solution bundled payment program has demonstrated fewer readmissions and complications following surgery and generated ~$18MM in savings for participating employers.
April 11, 2018

JRI Orthopaedics Acquired by AK Medical

JRI Orthopaedics, manufacturer of hip and shoulder reconstruction devices, was acquired by AK Medical for £16.7MM (~US $23.7MM). 
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.
March 7, 2018

United Orthopedic Expands Hip Replacement Offerings

United Orthopedic Corporation launched UTS, the United Tri-tapered Short Hip Stem, and an extension of the U-Motion II Acetabular System.
March 7, 2018

DePuy Synthes Introduces ACTIS Total Hip

DePuy Synthes commenced U.S. introduction of the ACTIS® Total Hip. In global limited launch, ~11,000 units have been implanted to date; the system will continue rollout throughout 2018.
March 6, 2018

Stryker Launches Next-gen Trident II Acetabular System

Stryker launched the Trident® II Acetabular System, based on AMagine additive-manufactured Tritanium® In-Growth technology and compatible with the Mako Robotic Arm. 
March 6, 2018

Corin Launches Trinity Dual Mobility Hip

Corin launched the Trinity Dual Mobility hip system, designed to support a wide range of motion and a reduction in instability/dislocation.
February 27, 2018

Leader Biomedical Acquires International Orthopaedics

Leader Biomedical is acquiring International Orthopaedics, manufacturer of ICON total hip and hip resurfacing implants and instruments. 
February 19, 2018

OrthAlign Milestone: 75,000 Navigated Joint Replacements

OrthAlign announced completion of 75,000 joint arthroplasty cases employing the company's handheld, sensor-based precision alignment and positioning technology.
February 2, 2018

Zimmer Biomet Orthopaedic Revenue for 4Q17, 2017

ORTHOWORLD estimates Zimmer Biomet 4Q17 orthopaedic revenue of US $1,927.3MM, +2.9% from 4Q16, and 2017 revenue of $7,273.9MM, +2.7% vs. 2016.

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February 2, 2018

Stryker’s 2017 Orthopaedic Revenue +5% vs. 2016

ORTHOWORLD estimates Stryker's 4Q17 orthopaedic revenue at US $1,816.8MM, +7.7% from 4Q16, and 2017 revenue of $6,670.1MM, +5.4% vs. 2016. 

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January 30, 2018

Anterior Approach THA 90-Day Outcomes Data

The anterior approach to total hip arthroplasty may provide a significant increase in hip function and reduction in pain and narcotics use through the first 90 days post-op vs. a posterior approach.
January 26, 2018

DePuy Synthes Reports 4Q17 and 2017 Revenue

ORTHOWORLD estimates DePuy Synthes' 4Q17 orthopaedic revenue at US $2,245.7MM, +0.3% vs. 4Q16, with 2017 revenue of $8,791.5MM, +0.4% vs. 2016.

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January 19, 2018

Smith & Nephew’s eCAP Shows 97% Decrease in Readmission Rates

Smith & Nephew observed a 97.3% decrease in hospital readmissions following total joint arthroplasties conducted under its eCAP/Episode of Care Assurance Program. 
November 8, 2017

Smith & Nephew 3Q17 Orthopaedic Revenue +3% YoY

ORTHOWORLD estimates Smith & Nephew 3Q17 orthopaedic revenue of US $793.2MM, +3.3% from 3Q16, and YTD revenue of $2,454.1MM, +2.4% vs. the prior year.

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November 7, 2017

Exactech Posts 3Q17 Revenue Growth

Exactech posted 3Q17 revenue of US $61.4MM, +2.6% vs. 3Q16, and YTD revenue of $198.2MM, +3.6% vs. the prior year.

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November 3, 2017

Zimmer Biomet 3Q17 Orthopaedic Revenue

ORTHOWORLD estimates Zimmer Biomet 3Q17 orthopaedic revenue of US $1,694.5MM, -0.7% from 3Q16, and YTD revenue of $5,346.6MM, +2.3% vs. the prior year.

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November 1, 2017

intellijoint HIP Cleared for Revision Arthroplasty

Intellijoint Surgical received FDA 510(k) clearance to market intellijoint HIP® navigation for revision procedures.
October 31, 2017

Stryker’s 3Q17 Orthopaedic Revenue +4% vs. 3Q16

ORTHOWORLD estimates Stryker's 3Q17 orthopaedic revenue at US $1,622.4MM, +3.6% from 3Q16, and YTD revenue of $4,853.3MM, +4.5% vs. the prior year. 

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October 12, 2017

Medacta Launches MiniMAX Hip Stem in U.S.

Medacta commenced U.S. launch of the MiniMAX™ anatomical cementless hip stem. 
October 9, 2017

OrthAlign Receives Australia TGA Approval for DAA HipAlign and UniAlign

OrthAlign received Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration approval of DAA HipAlign® for Direct Anterior Approach Total Hip procedures and UniAlign® for Partial Knee Arthroplasty.
October 6, 2017

Study: JNJ’s CareAdvantage Reduces Costs, Improves OR Efficiency

Studies indicate that the CareAdvantage Perioperative Efficiency approach yielded improvements for hip and knee procedures that led to an estimated annual cost savings of >$262,000.
October 3, 2017

OrthAlign Gains CE Mark Approval for DAA HipAlign and UniAlign

OrthAlign received CE Mark Approval to market the DAA HipAlign® Direct Anterior Approach Total Hip system and UniAlign® Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty.
September 27, 2017

OrthAlign Raises $10MM in Series D

OrthAlign raised US $10MM in a Series D financing round, to support development of partial knee and total hip applications for orthopaedic surgical navigation, commercialization activities, etc.
August 29, 2017

MicroPort Orthopedics Launches Procotyl Prime Acetabular Cup

MicroPort Orthopedics launched the Procotyl® Prime acetabular cup, the next step in the evolution of its Dynasty® Acetabular Cup System.
August 9, 2017

Exactech Posts 2Q17 Revenue

Exactech posted 2Q17 revenue of US $67.3MM, +1.8% vs. 2Q16, and 1H17 revenue of $136.8MM, +4.1% vs. 1H16.

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August 4, 2017

Smith & Nephew 2Q17 Orthopaedic Revenue

ORTHOWORLD estimates Smith & Nephew 2Q17 orthopaedic revenue of US $834.0MM, +1.1% from 2Q16, and 1H17 revenue of $1,660.9MM, +2.0% vs. 1H16.

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August 2, 2017

Zimmer Biomet Orthopaedic Revenue for 2Q17

ORTHOWORLD estimates Zimmer Biomet 2Q17 orthopaedic revenue of US $1,816.0MM, +2.6% from 2Q16, and 1H17 revenue of $3,652.1MM, +3.7% vs. 1H16.

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August 2, 2017

Stryker Reports 2Q17 Revenue

ORTHOWORLD estimates Stryker's 2Q17 orthopaedic revenue at US $1,618.7MM, +4.0% from 2Q16, and 1H17 revenue of $3,230.9MM, +4.9% vs. 1H16.

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July 17, 2017

Strategic Orthopaedic-related 510(k)s Issued in June 2017: Hip Recon and Spine Devices

Strategic orthopaedic-related 510(k)s issued in June 2017 include: Telix K Interbody System (Biedermann Motech); iTotal Hip Replacement (ConforMIS); Tranquil Interbody System (Nexus Spine); PHA S1 Spinal System (Phamedica); Total Hip Arthroplasty Device (Responsive Orthopedics/Medtronic); Interbody Fusion System (Spinal Analytics & Geometrical Implant); Channel Cervical Interbody System (Summit Spine); Coalesce Lumbar Interbody Fusion System (Vertera Spine)
June 22, 2017

New Exactech Joint Recon Systems Used in Japan

Exactech announced the first clinical use in Japan of recently-approved systems for shoulder, knee and hip reconstruction.
May 8, 2017

Stryker Orthopaedics 2016 Settlement Program Reaches Milestone

Stryker Howmedica Osteonics/Stryker Orthopaedics informed courts that 95% of additional registered eligible patients have enrolled in its Settlement Program relative to revisions of the Rejuvenate Modular-Neck hip stem and/or ABG II Modular-Neck hip stem.
May 4, 2017

Exactech Posts 1Q17 Revenue

Exactech posted 1Q17 revenue of US $69.5MM, +6.5% vs. 1Q16. (U.S. $47.6MM, +7.0%; ex-U.S. $21.8MM, +5.2%)

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April 21, 2017

3D Skeleton Reconstruction Research Drives Attention to Orthopaedics

The Trillennium Man was made with 3D scans of knees, hips and shoulders compiled into morphs that show the change in joint shape over the last 350 million years, and what joints might look like 4,000 years from now.
April 18, 2017

United Orthopedic Acquires A-Spine, Expanding Sales in China

United Orthopedic acquired A-Spine Asia, developer of spinal fixation, osteoplasty and vertebral body replacement systems, for US $20.0MM. For 2016, A-Spine posted revenue of $11.3MM.
April 11, 2017

DJO Global Partners with IPG

DJO Global's Surgical Division partnered with IPG on delivery of its products to IPG's health plan clients and patients.
April 11, 2017

intellijoint HIP Reaches 1,000 Procedure Milestone

At one year following commercial launch, Intellijoint Surgical's intellijoint HIP® has been used in >1,000 total hip replacements throughout Australia, Canada and the U.S. 
April 7, 2017

License Agreement for OMNI’s APEX Knee

OMNIlife science signed an agreement granting exclusive license to Global Orthopaedic Technology to manufacture and market the APEX™ Knee in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
March 29, 2017

OrthAlign Milestone: 60,000th Joint Arthroplasty Case

OrthAlign announced completion of the 60,000th joint arthroplasty case employing the company's handheld precision alignment and positioning technology.
March 23, 2017

What Can We Expect in Joint Reconstruction Ten Years From Now?

What's on the horizon for joint reconstruction? We posed that question to Orhun Muratoglu, Ph.D., a materials expert, as well as Director of the Harris Orthopaedic Laboratory and Director of the Technology Implementation Research Center (TIRC) at Massachusetts General Hospital.
March 17, 2017

Stryker Instruments Launches System 8 Power Tools

Stryker Instruments launched System 8 power tools, including the EZout Powered Acetabular Revision System.
March 14, 2017

Ten-Year Milestone for Lima Corporate’s Trabecular Titanium

Lima Corporate marked the 10th anniversary of its proprietary 3D printing technology, Trabecular Titanium (TT), initially used on the Lima Delta TT acetabular cup.
March 13, 2017

Ethicon, DePuy Synthes Launch Wound Closure Kits for Orthopaedic Surgery

Ethicon and DePuy Synthes commenced U.S. launch of wound closure kits customized for orthopaedic surgery, including STRATAFIX™ Knotless Tissue Control Devices and the DERMABOND® PRINEO® Skin Closure System.
February 27, 2017

Study Results: Independent Femoral Head Wear Testing

Independent study results indicate that mean wear associated with Amedica's MC2® silicon nitride femoral heads was ~15% lower than a BIOLOX®delta sample after five million cycles.
January 25, 2017

OrthAlign Receives FDA Clearance for Direct Anterior Approach HipAlign

OrthAlign received FDA 510(k) clearance to market the Direct Anterior Approach HipAlign® system, a handheld computer that provides cup placement accuracy data and measurement changes in leg length and joint offset.
January 9, 2017

JNJ Launches New Care-Centric Services

Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices, parent company to DePuy Synthes, announced CareAdvantage and Orthopaedic Episode of Care Approach services for healthcare systems.
January 6, 2017

Corin Hips Awarded 5A* ODEP Rating

Corin was awarded a 5A* ODEP rating from the Orthopaedic Data Evaluation Panel for its MiniHip™ bone conserving hip, MetaFix™  collarless cementless total hip and the Trinity™ advanced bearing acetabular system.
January 3, 2017

LIMA CORPORATE Awarded New ODEP Ratings

Lima Corporate was awarded three new Orthopaedic Data Evaluation Panel ratings for hip implants in the U.K. The ratings are intended to indicate that a device's clinical performance falls in line with National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines for implant survivorship.
December 19, 2016

Stryker Orthopaedics Update on U.S. Patient Compensation

Stryker Orthopaedics reached an agreement to compensate additional eligible U.S. patients who underwent surgery to revise a Rejuvenate Modular-Neck hip stem and/or ABG II Modular-Neck hip stem prior to 12/19/16. 
December 15, 2016

U.K. National Joint Registry Analysis of Zimmer Biomet Trabecular Metal Cups

Zimmer Biomet announced positive outcomes associated with use of Trabecular Metal™ Cups in >9,500 revision hip arthroplasty cases, as reported in data from the National Joint Registry for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man.
December 9, 2016

OrthoMend Acquires License to Absorbable Bone Fixation, Repair Technologies

OrthoMend Research acquired from Temple University researchers an exclusive license to develop novel absorbable bone fixation and regenerative repair technologies for commercial use.
December 8, 2016

New Indication for RTI Surgical’s C-Plus Peek IBF System

RTI Surgical's C-Plus™ PEEK Interbody Fusion system is now indicated for use with allograft, including the company's map3® cellular allogeneic bone graft. 
December 8, 2016

Bodycad Awarded U.S. Patents

Bodycad was awarded two U.S. patents for improving the accuracy, reproducibility and speed for 3D constructs via MRI and CD images in long and small bone orthopaedic applications.
December 8, 2016

JRI Orthopaedics Gains Regulatory Approval in China

JRI Orthopaedics received regulatory approval in China and will supply 10,000 hips for distribution by AK Medical over a five-year term in a deal valued at minimum £5MM (~US $6.3MM).
December 5, 2016

KYOCERA Medical Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Initia Total Hip

Kyocera Medical received FDA 510(k) clearance for the Initia® Total Hip system, designed for use with BIOCERAM AZUL® zirconia-toughened alumina ceramic femoral heads.  
September 15, 2016

Zimmer Biomet Acquires Clinical Graphics, 3-D Imaging Provider

Zimmer Biomet acquired Clinical Graphics, a specialist in 3D range-of-motion simulation technology for hip conditions requiring early intervention.
July 11, 2016

Corin Orthopaedics to Acquire Wright Medical’s Hip and Knee Assets

Wright Medical received a binding offer under which Corin Orthopaedics would acquire Wright's hip/knee business for 29.7MM in cash (~US $33MM). The proposed transaction is expected to close by early 4Q16.
June 9, 2016

Corin Receives FDA Clearance to Market the Optimized Positioning System

Corin received FDA 510(k) clearance to market the Optimized Positioning System (OPS™), reportedly the first FDA-cleared technology to support functional, patient-specific component alignment in total hip replacement.
June 7, 2016

Medtronic Acquires Responsive Orthopedics

Medtronic acquired Responsive Orthopedics, a start-up focused on sales of low-cost hip and knee replacements. A primary knee is slated for commercial U.S. availability within 1H17, followed by a primary hip in 1H18.
May 19, 2016

Medacta Reports on Device Utilization

Results from a 421-patient study revealed a 97.75% survival rate at 5 years for Medacta's AMIStem hip implant. AMIStem has been implanted >100,000 times, to date.
April 7, 2016

Bodycad Introduces Bodycad OnCall Custom Orthopaedic Restorations

Bodycad introduced Bodycad OnCall™, personalized, individually-manufactured orthopaedic restorations for complex cases, particularly oncology, revision and osteotomy applications.
April 4, 2016

ConforMIS Update on iTotal Hip FDA Submission

ConforMIS withdrew its FDA 510(k) application for the iTotal Hip device, and plans to submit a new application in 2H16.
March 16, 2016

Intellijoint Surgical Partners with Corin

Intellijoint Surgical entered into a strategic partnership with Corin for Australia distribution of the intellijoint HIP™, to complement Corin's Optimized Positioning System™ technology.
March 3, 2016

DePuy Synthes Partners with Bundled Payment Expert

DePuy Synthes entered into an exclusive strategic alliance with Value Stream Partners to facilitate customers' implementation of bundled payment programs for hip and knee replacement. 
March 2, 2016

Zimmer Biomet Expands Hip Portfolio

Zimmer Biomet expanded its hip offerings with launch of the Echo® Bi-Metric® Microplasty® Stem, G7® Dual Mobility Construct and Arcos® One-Piece Revision system.
March 2, 2016

Lima Corporate Enters Alliance with Hospital for Special Surgery

Lima Corporate entered into an Innovation Alliance Agreement with the Hospital for Special Surgery. New product co-developments include a Trabecular Titanium total elbow and an advanced acetabular cup. 
March 1, 2016

Exactech Unveils Revision Arthroplasty Products

At AAOS 2016, Exactech will unveil multiple revision arthroplasty devices for shoulder, knee and hip. 
March 1, 2016

OpLogix Launches Cloud-based Software for Implant Management

OpLogix launched its cloud-based suite of software modules that support scheduling, implant availability, procurement, etc. services for hip and knee procedures.
March 1, 2016

Smith & Nephew Unveils REDAPT Revision 3D-Printed Titanium Hip

Smith & Nephew will debut the REDAPT™ Revision Acetabular Fully Porous Cup with CONCELOC™ technology, its 1st 3D-printed titanium hip implant, at AAOS 2016.
February 23, 2016

OrthoGrid to Introduce New HipGrid Drone Accessories

At AAOS 2016, OrthoGrid will introduce new HipGrid® Drone™ accessories to address C-arm distortion and magnification issues during surgical planning for total hip arthroplasty.
February 18, 2016

FDA Issues Final Order on PMAs for Metal-on-Metal Hips

FDA issued a final order requiring OEMs to submit a premarket approval application for certain metal-on-metal total hip replacement devices.
January 7, 2016

FDA Clearance Achieved for Next Generation of intellijoint HIP

Intellijoint Surgical received FDA 510(k) clearance to market the next-generation intellijioint HIP™ surgical smart tool, now including cup position (inclination and anteversion).
January 5, 2016

Smith+Nephew Completes Acquisition of Blue Belt Technologies

Smith+Nephew completed its acquisition of Blue Belt Technologies, developer of the Navio surgical robotics-assistance system for unicondylar knee replacement.