Knee Replacement

April 5, 2022

First India Patent Approval for Episurf Medical

First India Patent Approval for Episurf Medical
The patent addresses Episurf Medical's individualized Episealer Femoral Twin joint implant and its design process.
April 4, 2022

Corin Releases CorinRegistry v2.0 Software Updates

Corin Releases CorinRegistry v2.0 Software Updates
The second phase of this clinical data platform incorporates comprehensive radiographic images for use in artificial intelligence.
March 22, 2022

Pixee Medical Launches Knee+ in the U.S.

Pixee Medical Launches Knee+ in the U.S.
The Knee+ AR computer-assisted orthopedic solution is especially suitable for use in ambulatory surgical centers.
March 16, 2022

DePuy Synthes Enhances the ATTUNE Knee Portfolio

DePuy Synthes Enhances the ATTUNE Knee Portfolio
The ATTUNE Cementless Fixed Bearing Knee with AFFIXIUM 3DP Technology and the ATTUNE Medial Stabilized Knee are designed for more natural knee function.
February 15, 2022

Symbios Launches ORIGIN CR Total Knee

Symbios Launches ORIGIN CR Total Knee
These systems will allow surgeons to create custom-made knee replacement implants that preserve the posterior cruciate ligament.
February 8, 2022

Zimmer Biomet Lowers Expectations for 2022

Zimmer Biomet Lowers Expectations for 2022
The company grew in the low double digits for 2021 compared to 2020. but expects 2022 to be flat at best, given the market environment.

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January 28, 2022

Stryker Enters 2022 With Momentum

Stryker Enters 2022 With Momentum
Stryker reported 4Q21 orthopedic sales of $2.4 billion, +13.8% vs. 4Q20. For the full year of 2021, the company's orthopedic sales totaled $8.9 billion, +24.7% vs. 2020. We estimate Stryker's organic growth vs. 2019 was in the low single digits. The company's Mako robotic system remains a powerful growth driver as it approaches an install […]

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November 23, 2021

Smith+Nephew Launches CORI Handheld Robotics

Smith+Nephew Launches CORI Handheld Robotics
CORI compact and fully mobile handheld robotics offer an advanced system for both total and partial knee replacement procedures.
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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October 19, 2021

Medacta Launches Patient-Specific MyKnee R

Medacta Launches Patient-Specific MyKnee R
MyKnee R is comprises a set of 3D-printed blocks that can be directly positioned on the failed primary implant in situ.
October 15, 2021

Ganymed Robotics Awarded a €2.5 Million Grant

Ganymed Robotics Awarded a €2.5 Million Grant
Funds will support development of its next generation surgical robot for orthopedics. Its first application is for knee replacement.
October 15, 2021

New U.S. Patent Approval for Episurf Medical

New U.S. Patent Approval for Episurf Medical
The patent is titled Determination and visualization of damage to an anatomical joint and relates to 3D-based assessment of joint lesions.
September 30, 2021

Study Results: Conformis iTotal CR Knee

Study Results: Conformis iTotal CR Knee
Review of 540 procedures revealed 98.5% implant survivorship and 89.0% patient satisfaction for the patient-specific iTotal CR device.
September 23, 2021

Implanet Divesting its Knee Prosthesis to Serf

Implanet Divesting its Knee Prosthesis to Serf
Implanet will sell the MADISON knee system to SERF and proceed to focus on its spine surgical business.
September 1, 2021

Smith+Nephew Expands JOURNEY II Total Knee

Smith+Nephew Expands JOURNEY II Total Knee
Smith+Nephew launched the JOURNEY II Medial Dished insert for and SYNC Performance Instruments for total knee replacement.
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 30, 2021

First Cases with Exactech Newton AI Tech for TKR

First Cases with Exactech Newton AI Tech for TKR
Newton soft tissue management technology combines dynamic ligament balancing and real-time guidance for total knee replacement surgery.
August 26, 2021

First Case with THINK Surgical Next-Gen Knee Robot

THINK's TSolution One is the only robot system for total knee replacement that supports an open implant library.
August 19, 2021

Conformis Reports First Case with the Identity Imprint Knee

Conformis Reports First Case with the Identity Imprint Knee
Identity Imprint, available in cruciate retaining and posterior stabilized versions, uses a proprietary algorithm to select the implant size.
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

Exactech Fully Launches the Truliant Porous Knee

Exactech Fully Launches the Truliant Porous Knee
The implant is designed to mimic the trabecular nature of cancellous bone with optimal pore size and porosity.
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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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....
June 10, 2021

New Chinese Patent Approval for Episurf Medical

New Chinese Patent Approval for Episurf Medical
The patent is within the area of individualized surgical instruments with a focus on the drill guide for the Episealer Femoral Twin implant.
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 28, 2021

Pixee Medical Receives FDA Clearance for Knee+

Pixee Medical Receives FDA Clearance for Knee+
Knee+ is designed to provide real-time positioning of instruments, right in the surgeon's field of view.
April 9, 2021

Episurf Medical Reaches Milestone of 1,000 Implants

Episurf Medical Reaches Milestone of 1,000 Implants
Over 450 patients have had the Episealer implant for more than two years, and approximately 80 patients have passed five years since surgery.
March 2, 2021

Conformis Gains Clearance for iTotal PS Knee in Australia

Conformis Gains Clearance for iTotal PS Knee in Australia
iTotal PS patient-specific implants fit the size and shape of each patient's knee, and provide stability throughout the full range of motion.
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.
February 2, 2021

Corin Launches OMNIBotics 2.7 for Total Knee Replacement

Corin Launches OMNIBotics 2.7 for Total Knee Replacement
First clinical cases have occurred with Corin's OMNIBotics 2.7, upgrading the robotic-assisted platform for use in total knee arthroplasty.
February 2, 2021

Exactech Launches Next-Gen ExactechGPS

Exactech Launches Next-Gen ExactechGPS
Next-generation ExactechGPS upgrades for knee and shoulder surgeries will occur throughout 2021 at no cost.
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.
January 28, 2021

New U.S. Patent Approval for Episurf Medical

New U.S. Patent Approval for Episurf Medical
The patent relates to processes for individualized design with a focus on an insertion tool for the Episealer implants.
January 26, 2021

GOeasy Signs Agreement for AI Pre-Op Planning

GOeasy Signs Agreement for AI Pre-Op Planning
GOeasy and PeekMed signed a global agreement to offer the first fully-automated AI-based pre-op planning solution.
January 22, 2021

Conformis Enters Agreement with SITES Medical

Conformis Enters Agreement with SITES Medical
The non-exclusive development and supply agreement will incorporate SITES Medical's OsteoSync Ti Technology into future Conformis' cementless total knees.
January 5, 2021

Canary Medical Gains Venture Support for Sensor Technology

Canary Medical Gains Venture Support for Sensor Technology
The company has developed implantable sensor technology for real-time monitoring and feedback for total knee replacements for physicians and patients.
December 16, 2020

Study Results: Episealer Implant Survival Rate

Study Results: Episealer Implant Survival Rate
Postmarket surveillance data for the Episealer Knee show a cumulative survival rate of >96% over 7 years.
December 2, 2020

40th Surgery with Pixee Medical AR Knee+ and Vuzix Glasses

40th Surgery with Pixee Medical AR Knee+ and Vuzix Glasses
Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses provided real time navigation, displaying essential augmented reality information in the surgeon's field of view.
November 30, 2020

Episurf Enters Agreement for Episealer in India, Portugal

Episurf Enters Agreement for Episealer in India, Portugal
The agreement will target regional orthopedic communities with individualized implants and surgical drill guides to treat localized joint cartilage injury.
November 6, 2020

Preliminary Results from Zimmer Biomet mymobility Study

Preliminary Results from Zimmer Biomet mymobility Study
Early results of the mymobility remote care management platform on Apple Watch and iPhone demonstrate significant reductions in in-person physical therapy.
November 2, 2020

Olympus Acquires FH ORTHO

Olympus Acquires FH ORTHO
The acquisition underscores Olympus' plan to expand orthopedic minimally invasive surgery products, both organically and through mergers and acquisitions.
October 19, 2020

Medacta Launches SensiTIN Knee Systems with Metal Ion Release

Medacta Launches SensiTIN Knee Systems with Metal Ion Release
Leveraging the experience gained GMK Sphere and GMK Primary TiNbN coated implants, the company will extend this technology to its revision knee systems.
October 5, 2020

BioPoly Enters Distribution Agreement for Canada

BioPoly Enters Distribution Agreement for Canada
Verve Medical Products will distribute the BioPoly® partial resurfacing family of products throughout Canada.
October 1, 2020

First Episealer Surgery Performed in the U.S.

First Episealer Surgery Performed in the U.S.
The surgery was performed within the company's Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) clinical trial, EPIC-Knee: Episealer Knee System IDE Clinical Study.
September 30, 2020

First Unity Knee with OMNIBotics Cases in the U.S.

First Unity Knee with OMNIBotics Cases in the U.S.
Corin's Unity Knee with the OMNIBotics Predictive Balance robotic-assisted technique may help deliver balance and stability in total knee replacement.
September 30, 2020

Medacta Launches 3DMetal Femoral Cones for Knee Revision

Medacta Launches 3DMetal Femoral Cones for Knee Revision
Medacta commenced commercial use of 3DMetal Femoral Cones for revision knee arthroplasty following FDA 510(k) clearance and approval under the CE Mark.
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 15, 2020

RSIP Vision Launches Knee Segmentation AI Module

RSIP Vision Launches Knee Segmentation AI Module
The artificial intelligence technology leads to precise surgery and optimal knee implant positioning, resulting in improved quality of life for patients.
September 8, 2020

Episurf Medical Episealer Knee Study Updates

Episurf Medical Episealer Knee Study Updates
Episurf marked the first surgery in the IDE study in Europe, and positive study results with up to 7 year follow-up in patients receiving an Episealer Knee.
August 25, 2020

Bodycad Completes First Case of BC Fine Osteotomy

Bodycad Completes First Case of BC Fine Osteotomy
The company completed its first case in Canada of the lateral open wedge distal femoral osteotomy for the treatment of knee malalignment.
August 21, 2020

Garwood Medical Devices Announces Series C Funding

Garwood Medical Devices Announces Series C Funding
The $4 million round will support additional preclinical testing for the BioPrax device to eliminate biofilm infections on prosthetic joints.
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 12, 2020

DJO Expects Improved Growth in 2020 Second Half

DJO Expects Improved Growth in 2020 Second Half
The company exited June down just -3% in its joint replacement business and expects sequential improvements to continue through 2020 and into 2021.

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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 22, 2020

Implanet and KICo Launch MADISON Knee in the U.S.

Implanet and KICo Launch MADISON Knee in the U.S.
Per their signed agreement, KICo will distribute the device in the U.S., and first surgeries are expected to take place in August.
July 14, 2020

Episurf Medical Gains New European Patent Approval

Episurf Medical Gains New European Patent Approval
The patent covers parts of the surgical instruments that, together with the Episealer implants and imaging technology, form the Episealer technology.
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 22, 2020

New Swedish Patent Approval for Episurf Medical

New Swedish Patent Approval for Episurf Medical
This patent covers combinations of implant bulk and coating materials, to protect specific features of Episurf's Episealer® technology.
June 18, 2020

New Japanese Patent Approval for Episurf Medical

New Japanese Patent Approval for Episurf Medical
The company continues to build its patent portfolio in the region, protecting various elements of treating and visualizing joint damage.
June 15, 2020

First Episealer Surgery in the Asia-Pacific

First Episealer Surgery in the Asia-Pacific
This marks the first Episealer knee procedure to be scheduled outside of Europe for Episurf Medical.
June 12, 2020

Bodycad Marks First Use of BC Reflex Uni Knee

Bodycad Marks First Use of BC Reflex Uni Knee
Bodycad's technology uses 3D rendering of the patient's anatomy and a proprietary production system to result in a better implant fit.
June 9, 2020

Implanet Granted CE Mark Renewal for Madison Knee

Implanet Granted CE Mark Renewal for Madison Knee
European authorities extended the CE Mark approvals on the entire range of MADISON knee devices for a further four years.
June 8, 2020

Rejoint YourKnee Gains Additional CE Mark Approval

Rejoint YourKnee Gains Additional CE Mark Approval
Rejoint offers more than 6,300 femoral variations including multiple designs and coatings. FDA 510(k) clearance is expected in 2Q21.
June 8, 2020

Episurf Medical to Gain Additional European Patent

The patent is titled “System and method for creating a decision support material indicating damage to an anatomical joint.”
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 28, 2020

First Korean Patent Approval for Episurf Medical

First Korean Patent Approval for Episurf Medical
The patent covers Episurf Medical's 3D-based damage marking technology, central to the Episealer® implant system.
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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March 31, 2020

Episealer Knee Preliminary Study Results

Episealer Knee Preliminary Study Results
Preliminary results from a study of Episurf Medical's Episealer® Knee implant show good patient satisfaction and good knee function.
March 16, 2020

RSIP Vision Debuts AI for 3D Knee Image Reconstruction

RSIP Vision Debuts AI for 3D Knee Image Reconstruction
RSIP Vision introduced an artificial intelligence-based tool for 3D modeling of knee joints from easily-procured x-ray images.
March 12, 2020

Episurf Medical Reports Episealer Knee Study Results

Episurf Medical Reports Episealer Knee Study Results
Results from a clinical study of Episurf Medical's Episealer® Knee show good implant safety and significantly improved patient-reported outcome scores.
February 21, 2020

Episurf Medical Reaches Milestone of 700 Implants

Episurf Medical Reaches Milestone of 700 Implants
Episurf Medical has planned the 700th surgery with Episealer® knee implants for the treatment of cartilage lesions and underlying bone damage.
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.
January 16, 2020

Rejoint YourKnee Receives CE Mark Approval

Rejoint YourKnee Receives CE Mark Approval
REJOINT received CE Mark approval for the YourKnee™ patient-specific 3D-printed total knee replacement.
January 6, 2020

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.
December 18, 2019

BioPoly Oversubscribes $2 Million Private Equity Offering

BioPoly Oversubscribes $2 Million Private Equity Offering
BioPoly fully subscribed its latest round of private equity financing of US $2 million. The round includes oversubscription funding of $890,000. 
December 18, 2019

Episurf Medical EU Clinical Trial Updates for Episealer

Episurf Medical EU Clinical Trial Updates for Episealer
Episurf Medical's Episealer® knee implant system continues to deliver excellent results in multiple ongoing clinical trials.
December 13, 2019

Episurf Granted Additional U.S. Patent

Episurf Medical received an additional U.S. patent, “Implant specific drill bit in surgical kit for cartilage repair.” 
October 25, 2019

Episurf Medical Signs Distribution Agreement in Italy

Episurf Medical appointed 4Medicals SRL as its distributor of Episealer knee resurfacing devices in northern Italy. 
October 14, 2019

Episurf Medical Granted Patent Approval in the U.K.

Episurf Medical was issued an Intention to Grant for a patent addressing damage marking technology for use in knee repair.
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.
July 18, 2019

ExactechGPS Study Results: Knee and Shoulder Replacement

ExactechGPS Study Results: Knee and Shoulder Replacement
Study results indicate that use of Exactech's ExactechGPS® computer-assisted technology yielded an improved surgical experience in knee and shoulder joint reconstruction.
June 19, 2019

New European Patent Approval for Episurf Medical

Episurf Medical will be granted an additional European patent covering specific features for accurate placement of individualized joint implants.
June 11, 2019

Episurf Medical Gaining New Patent in Japan

Episurf Medical will be granted an additional patent in Japan protecting its Episealer® Femoral Twin joint implant.
March 13, 2019

Think Surgical, United Orthopedic Collaborate on Total Knees

THINK Surgical and United Orthopedic Corporation will pursue reproducible outcomes in total knee replacements, pairing THINK's Active Robotic System and UNITED's U2 knee. 
March 13, 2019

Geisinger, Medacta Collaborate on Knee Replacement Lifetime Guarantee

Medacta and the Geisinger health system partnered to pilot a knee replacement lifetime guarantee, in which the pair will stand behind the full cost of care associated with surgeries over a patient's lifetime.
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

CyMedica Orthopedics: e-vive Clinical Trial Results

CyMedica Orthopedics' e-vive app-driven muscle strengthening device demonstrated statistically significant and positive results in a clinical trial evaluating the recovery of total knee replacement patients.
March 12, 2019

Exactech Acquires XpandOrtho

Exactech acquired XpandOrtho, a designer of soft tissue balancing instruments for knee replacement. 
March 12, 2019

OrthoSensor Shares New VERASENSE Clinical Highlights

New clinical data suggest that use of OrthoSensor's VERASENSE sensor-assisted technology for total knee replacement helps address tissue balance and improve patient outcomes.
March 12, 2019

Stryker Mako Total Knee: Clinical Studies Demonstrate Early Functional Recovery

Clinical studies demonstrated that Stryker's Mako Total Knee was associated with less pain and need for opiates, shorter hospital stays, improved flexion and soft tissue protection vs. manual techniques.
February 22, 2019

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.
February 22, 2019

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.
February 14, 2019

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.
January 3, 2019

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.
January 2, 2019

Zimmer Biomet Gains FDA Clearance for ROSA Knee System

Zimmer Biomet received FDA 510(k) clearance to market the ROSA® Knee System for robotically-assisted total knee replacement.
December 17, 2018

Episurf Medical Gains FDA Approval for IDE Study

Episurf Medical received FDA approval for its IDE application to commence a clinical study of the Episealer® knee device.
November 30, 2018

Rejoint Completes Testing of YourKnee TKA System

Rejoint successfully completed mechanical testing of YourKnee, a TKA system that is additively manufactured in cobalt chrome. Limited launch is slated for 2H19.
November 2, 2018

Medacta Gains FDA Clearance for Kinematic Knee Alignment

Medacta received FDA 510(k) clearance to market the GMK® Sphere “ Kinematic Alignment surgical technique and technique-specific instruments for total knee arthroplasty.
November 1, 2018

DJO Introduces Additions to EMPOWR Knee Platform

DJO commenced launch of two additions to the EMPOWR Knee Platform”the EMPOWR Porous Knee and EMPOWR Complex Primary Knee.
October 23, 2018

Study Results: DJO EMPOWR 3D Knee Reduces Patient Dissatisfaction

Results from a clinical study of DJO's EMPOWR 3D Knee indicate that the technology reduces patient dissatisfaction while improving function and activity levels.
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 17, 2018

OrthAlign Announces First Procedures with KneeAlign CFS

OrthAlign announced the first procedures featuring its KneeAlign® CFS rotation and soft tissue balancing system, an accessory that can be used during KneeAlign-assisted total knee arthroplasties.
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 10, 2018

Episurf Medical Granted Additional Patent in China

Episurf Medical was granted a new patent in China covering the drill guide for the Episealer® Femoral Twin implant.
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 27, 2018

Episurf Medical Enters Polish Market

Episurf Medical plans to launch products in Poland, beginning with Episealer® knee implants.
September 26, 2018

Ethicon’s Skin Closure in Knee Replacement Study

Total knee replacement patients and surgeons reported greater satisfaction with Ethicon's DERMABOND PRINEO Skin Closure System for surgical incisions vs. traditional skin staples.
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 29, 2018

Episurf Gains Patent Approvals in Australia, Canada

Episurf Medical was granted its first patent in Canada (Episealer® Femoral Twin implant) and an additional patent in Australia (3D-based assessment of joint lesions).
August 28, 2018

LimaCorporate Awarded New ODEP Ratings for Physica ZUK Knee

LimaCorporate received two new ODEP ratings for the Physica ZUK unicondylar knee, and is reportedly one of the only uni knees to be awarded with a 10A benchmark.
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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August 3, 2018

Episurf Gains Patent Approvals in Australia, U.S.

Episurf Medical was granted additional patents in Australia and the U.S., protecting features of its Episealer® personalized cartilage implant technology.
August 1, 2018

Zimmer Biomet Ortho Revenue +4% vs. 2Q17

ORTHOWORLD estimates Zimmer Biomet 2Q18 orthopaedic revenue of US $1,858.2MM, +3.5% vs. 2Q17, and 1H18 revenue of $3,714.8MM, +2.8% vs. 1H17.

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July 30, 2018

Episurf Hears FDA Feedback on IDE for Episealer Knee

Episurf Medical is entering its next phase on its IDE application to initiate a U.S. clinical study of the Episealer® knee implant. 
July 24, 2018

Smith & Nephew Issues Notice on First-Gen JOURNEY BCS

Smith & Nephew issued an Urgent Field Safety Notice affecting certain first-generation JOURNEY BCS components due to a higher than expected revision rate. 
July 9, 2018

Episurf Medical to Gain Japan Patent

The Japanese Patent Office is granting another patent to Episurf Medical, titled "Method and Mode for Manufacturing a Surgical Kit for Cartilage Repair." 
June 28, 2018

Episurf Submits IDE Application for Episealer Knee

By the end of 2Q18, Episurf Medical will file for its Investigational Device Exemption with FDA to initiate a U.S. study of the Episealer® knee implant.
June 19, 2018

Arthrosurface Trial Results with PF Wave Implant

Five-year midterm clinical study results reconfirmed joint preservation in patellofemoral surgery using Arthrosurface's PF Wave implant.
May 22, 2018

ExactechGPS Used in First Total Knee Revision with Truliant Knee

ExactechGPS® revision knee software and Exactech's Truliant® Knee system instrumentation were used together for the first time in a revision procedure.
May 22, 2018

Episurf Medical to Gain Another EU Patent

Episurf Medical will be granted approval for an EU patent addressing a drill guide for use with the Episealer® Femoral Twin implant.
May 3, 2018

Stryker Posts 1Q18 Revenue

ORTHOWORLD estimates Stryker's 1Q18 orthopaedic revenue at US $1,724.9MM, +7.0% from 1Q17. 

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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 9, 2018

Okani Medical Developing All-Polymer Knee Implant

Okani Medical Technology has developed ORGKnee, an all-polymer knee implant based on Zeniva® PEEK material from Solvay. Product launch is slated for 2020.
March 7, 2018

Medacta Launches MOTO Partial Knee, Modular Shoulder

Medacta launched the MOTO Medial Partial Knee, the modular Medacta Shoulder system and the MasterLoc LAT PLUS wedge stem.
March 7, 2018

Corin Launches Unity Knee with EquiBalance

Corin launched the Unity Knee, featuring EquiBalance instrumentation for ligament balancing and soft tissue preservation.
February 20, 2018

JNJ Acquires Orthotaxy Robotic-Assisted Technology for Knee Surgery

Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices is acquiring Orthotaxy, developer of a robotic-assisted surgery solution in early-stage development for total and partial knee replacement.
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 13, 2018

ConforMIS Reports 4Q17, 2017 Revenue

ConforMIS posted 4Q17 revenue of US $20.8MM, -3.9% vs. 4Q16, and 2017 revenue of $78.1MM, -2.1% vs. 2016.

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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

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.
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. 
January 5, 2018

ConforMIS iTotal CR in Mechanical Alignment: Independent Study Results

Study results suggest that use of ConforMI's iTotal CR Knee plus patient-specific instrumentation yields more consistent mechanical alignment than use of patient-specific cutting guides and off-the-shelf implants.
January 3, 2018

Zimmer Biomet Reports Positive Study Results with nSTRIDE APS in Knee OA

Zimmer Biomet announced positive results in a pilot study demonstrating safety and promising efficacy from use of the nSTRIDE® Autologous Protein Solution Kit to treat knee OA.
December 18, 2017

Episurf Medical Gains Additional Australia Patent

Episurf Medical was issued a Notice of Allowance for an additional patent in Australia, titled “Method and mode for manufacturing a surgical kit for cartilage repair.”
December 14, 2017

Bodycad Enters EU Distribution Agreement with OrthoGrow

Bodycad entered into an exclusive agreement with OrthoGrow for distribution of its unicompartmental knee in the European Union.
December 7, 2017

100 OMNIBotics Active Spacer Robotic-Assisted TKRs Completed

OMNIlife science reports successful completion of the first 100 procedures with OMNIBotics® Active Spacer Robotic-Assisted TKR technology.
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 8, 2017

ConforMIS Reports 3Q17 Revenue

ConforMIS posted 3Q17 revenue of US $18.4MM, -1.2% vs. 3Q16, and YTD revenue of $57.4MM, -1.5% 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 2, 2017

Claris Healthcare Launches Reflex TKR Patient Monitoring System

Claris Healthcare launched Claris Reflex, a coaching system designed to monitor recovery of total knee replacement patients and offer patient management tools to care providers.
November 1, 2017

Consensus Orthopedics Launches TracPatch Australia

Consensus Orthopedics co-founded TracPatch Australia to distribute wearable activity-tracking technology in the Oceania region.
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 23, 2017

DePuy Synthes 3Q17 Orthopaedic Revenue +0.5% YoY

ORTHOWORLD estimates DePuy Synthes' 3Q17 orthopaedic revenue at US $2,120.6MM, +0.5% vs. 3Q16, with 9 months 2017 revenue of $6,545.8MM, +0.4% vs. the prior year.

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October 19, 2017