Knee Replacement

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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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.

Episurf Medical Patent and Regulatory Updates

Episurf Medical Patent and Regulatory Updates
Episurf Medical received an additional patent in China relative to the Episealer® Femoral Twin joint implant design process and expects to obtain CE Mark Approval for the Episealer Talus ankle implant.

Market Watch: Knee Product Launches

ORTHOWORLD estimates see global knee joint replacement revenue growing in the low single digits for the coming years, approaching $10.5BB in 2022. Analysts suggest that 2019 will see a boost in growth based on factors such as broader release of robotic assistance technologies, effects from the removal of total knee replacement from the inpatient-only setting and episodic bundling for total joint procedures. Let's have a look at companies that have bolstered their knee lines with product launches from the past 12 months.

Robotics, ASCs Will Continue to Drive Knee Replacement Market Trends

ORTHOWORLD expects the knee segment to remain a steady performer in the low single digits as price pressure erodes revenue from legacy products, but new technologies and products allow well-positioned companies to drive more favorable sales mix.

Knee Replacement Innovation Led by Materials, Design and Computer-Assisted Surgical Improvements

Dr. Bob Poggie reflects on trends in materials to increase durability of articulation and reliability of implant fixation; design solutions to improve kinematics; computer-driven advances in design and manufacturing and surgical tools to increase accuracy, reliability and efficiency of procedures.

Episurf Medical Gains Another US Patent

Episurf Medical received another Notice of Allowance from the USPTO, addressing image segmentation used for 3D joint damage visualization as well as the design of patient-specific implants and instruments.

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.

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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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.

Patient Satisfaction from MicroPort Evolution Knee

Study results suggest that patients who underwent medial-pivot TKA with MicroPort Orthopaedics' Evolution® system scored significantly better on the Forgotten Joint Score vs. posterior-stabilized knee recipients.

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.

Strategic orthopaedic-related 510(k)s issued in March 2017

Strategic orthopaedic-related 510(k)s issued in March 2017 include: Joinix Cannular System (Aju Pharm), Unicompartmental Knee (Bodycad), Microfet 2 Dynamometer (Hoggan Scientific), Flex-Thread Clavicle Pin (Intrafuse), Evolution Revision Tibial System (MicroPort Orthopedics)

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.

Stryker Launches Mako Total Knee Application

Stryker announced full commercial launch of the Mako robotic-arm assisted total knee application. Mako is now the only robotic technology that can be used across total hip, total knee and partial knee replacement.

Strategic orthopaedic-related 510(k)s issued in December 2016

Strategic orthopaedic-related 510(k)s issued in December 2016 include: Envision 3D Image Guidance System (7D Surgical); Sphynx Anterolateral Plate (Eden Spine); Destiknee Total Knee (Meril Healthcare); Hubble II Lumbar Interbody Fusion System (Orbbo Surgical)

Study Results: OrthoTrophix TPX-100 in Knee OA

OrthoTrophix announced results of the first proof of principle study of TPX-100 in bilateral knee osteoarthritis, showing improvements at 6 and 12 months in key knee-related outcome measures.

Zimmer Biomet Updates: Product Supply Matters, Form 483

Zimmer Biomet reports that most product lines impacted by previously-disclosed shipping delays have returned to full shipping capacity, and disclosed the receipt of a Form 483 following an FDA inspection of a legacy Biomet manufacturing site in Warsaw, Indiana.

Jury Finds in Favor of Arthrex vs. Smith & Nephew

Arthrex was granted US $17MM+ in damages following a jury finding of willful infringement by Smith & Nephew/ArthroCare on two Arthrex patents relative to knotless and cross-support technology.

Strategic orthopaedic-related 510(k)s issued in November 2016

Strategic orthopaedic-related 510(k)s issued in November 2016 include: Preference Elite Pedicle Screw System (Amedica); Titanium Porous Fixation Device (Amorchem); Moss 100 Pedicle Screw System (Biedermann Motech); Persona Partial Knee (Biomet/Zimmer Biomet); AltiVate Anatomic Shoulder, Exprt Revision Hip (Encore Medical/DJO); Initia Total Hip & Bioceram AZUL Head (Kyocera Medical); Virtu C Spinal Implant (Met 1); Interference Screw (Nanova Biomaterials); Fortezza Spinal Stabilization System (Osso Surgical)

Biomedical Structures Acquired by Confluent Medical Technologies

Biomedical Structures, manufacturer of biomedical textile implants with application in orthopaedics, was acquired by Confluent Medical Technologies, a contract manufacturer of Nitinol components and kyphoplasty balloons. Terms were not disclosed.

Strategic Orthopaedic-related 510(k)s issued in May 2016

Strategic orthopaedic-related 510(k)s issued in May 2016 include: Navio Indication for TKA (Blue Belt Technologies), Enza Zero-profile Anterior Interbody Fusion System (Camber Spine), CSR Shoulder System (Catalyst OrthoScience*), Stropp/Single Tunnel Repair of Plantar Plate (CrossRoads Extremity), Cervical Interbody Fusion System (Evolution Spine*), Flip Button Suture Anchor (First Ray), Neofuse HA Enhanced PLIF/TLIF (HT Medical*), HC Spinal System (Hung Chun Bio-S*)