Knee Replacement

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.

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.

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.

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)

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*)

Strategic Orthopaedic-related 510(k)s issued in December 2015

Strategic orthopaedic-related 510(k)s issued in December 2015 include: Fusion Implant System (Bio2 Technologies), Spinal Fixation System (Changzhou Dingjian Medical), Metallic Intramedullary Nail (Changzhou Waston Medical), Latitude-C Cervical Interbody Spacer (DeGen Medical), V-Steady and V-Fast Bone Cements (G21), Firefly Pedicle Screw Navigational Guide (Mighty Oak Medical), Apex Revision Knee (OMNIlife sciences), Remedy Shoulder Spacer (Osteoremedies), Internal Joint Stabilizer, Elbow (Skeletal Dynamics)