Surgical Navigation

November 15, 2021

Accelus to Grow via Business Combination

Accelus to Grow via Business Combination
Accelus is focused on the adoption of minimally invasive spinal surgery with implants and a compact precision robotics platform.
November 8, 2021

FDA 510(k) for nView s1 Surgical Navigation

FDA 510(k) for nView s1 Surgical Navigation
nView s1 integrates low-dose x-ray imaging and AI-enabled imaging algorithms to provide multiplanar, fluoroscopic and augmented views.
September 28, 2021

joimax Launches NAVENTO Navigation Endoscopic Tower

joimax Launches NAVENTO Navigation Endoscopic Tower
NAVENTO, the fully integrated fourth generation endo-tower, contains everything a surgeon needs to perform a successful procedure.
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 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 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 4, 2021

OrthoPediatrics Extends Partnership for FIREFLY Technology

OrthoPediatrics Extends Partnership for FIREFLY Technology
Manufactured by Might Oak Medical, FIREFLY Pedicle Screw Navigation Guides are 3D printed and patient-specific at each planned vertebral level.
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.
March 23, 2021

Fusion Robotics Completes First Spine Procedure

Fusion Robotics Completes First Spine Procedure
The single-level minimally invasive TLIF included placement of pedicle screw fixation guided by the Fusion Robotics system.
March 19, 2021

Surgalign Embraces New Paradigm for 2021

Surgalign Embraces New Paradigm for 2021
The company embarked upon a strategic shift from an implants to a digital services, built upon the technology acquired with HoloSurgical.

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March 8, 2021

SeaSpine Expects 20% Growth in 2021

SeaSpine Expects 20% Growth in 2021
The company capped 2020 with record revenues in the fourth quarter, and expects that momentum to continue in 2021.

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February 18, 2021

Globus Sets Revenue Records to Close 2020

Globus Sets Revenue Records to Close 2020
The company set records for total sales and enabling technology in 4Q20, pushing Globus to an all-time high revenue mark for the full year.

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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.
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.
September 30, 2020

Surgalign Announces Agreement to Acquire HoloSurgical

Surgalign Announces Agreement to Acquire HoloSurgical
Surgalign Holdings will enter the digital surgery space by acquiring HoloSurgical and it's Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence (ARAI) platform.
September 21, 2020

First U.S. Cases with Naviswiss Hip Navigation

First U.S. Cases with Naviswiss Hip Navigation
The miniature hip navigation system uses a proprietary tracking technology with 95% smaller trackers to provide real-time measurements.
September 16, 2020

Aesculap Partners to Launch Aeos Robotic Digital Microscope

Aesculap Partners to Launch Aeos Robotic Digital Microscope
The platform uses 3D digital visualization, software and augmentation capabilities unavailable with any competitor digital microscope platform.
September 15, 2020

7D Surgical Closes Financing for Machine-Vision Technology

7D Surgical Closes Financing for Machine-Vision Technology
Financing will provide 7D with the capital to grow existing operations, further develop new products and continue its expansion into international markets.
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.
July 24, 2020

5 Orthopedic Companies New on Our Radar

5 Orthopedic Companies New on Our Radar
These entities may have received funding, a first FDA 510(k) clearance, made acquisitions or entered into partnerships.

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July 15, 2020

7D Surgical Gains CE Mark for Spinal Image Guidance System

7D Surgical Gains CE Mark for Spinal Image Guidance System
The company can now offer its Machine-vision Image Guided Surgery system for spine surgery throughout European market and additional global regions.
June 17, 2020

Proprio Raises $23 Million for Surgical Navigation

Proprio Raises $23 Million for Surgical Navigation
The Proprio system integrates robotics, artificial intelligence and computer vision to simplify surgical workflow, improve accuracy and reduce radiation.
June 15, 2020

Augmedics Secures $15 Million Series B Financing

Augmedics Secures $15 Million Series B Financing
U.S. employees formed a limited liability company to raise a portion of the financing to support the launch of xvision AR technology.
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.
June 11, 2020

OrthoGrid Systems’ First Successful Test of AI-Powered Software

OrthoGrid Systems’ First Successful Test of AI-Powered Software
OrthoGrid Systems completed the first successful testing of its artificial intelligence (AI)-powered software solution in a live trauma surgery. This milestone allows further development of the technology for other intraoperative applications....
May 21, 2020

Curexo Gains CE Mark Approval for CUVIS-spine Robot

Curexo Gains CE Mark Approval for CUVIS-spine Robot
CUVIS-spine guides and supports the pedicle screw to the correct position using a robotic arm, one-step surgical tools and a real-time location sensor.
May 11, 2020

Globus Expects to Emerge from COVID-19 in Stronger Position

Globus Expects to Emerge from COVID-19 in Stronger Position
The company managed to drive single-digit growth despite the late-March impact of COVID and expects to be well-positioned to benefit from the inevitable market consolidation occurring due to the pandemic.

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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

NuVasive in Strong Position to Weather the COVID-19 Storm

NuVasive in Strong Position to Weather the COVID-19 Storm
NuVasive suffered modest impact from COVID-19 in 1Q20 and expects severe reductions in 2Q. However, the company is using its strong cash position to push forward with product development.

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March 18, 2020

7 Digital Tools We Wanted to See at AAOS

7 Digital Tools We Wanted to See at AAOS
Robotic systems would have undoubtedly received major play at the Annual Meeting. We pulled together recent strategic activity to provide greater insight.
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.
February 28, 2020

ATEC to Acquire EOS imaging

ATEC to Acquire EOS imaging
Alphatec/ATEC entered into an agreement to acquire EOS imaging for nearly USD $122 million in cash and equity. The transaction is slated to close in 3Q20.
February 7, 2020

SeaSpine, 7D Surgical Enter Co-marketing Agreement

SeaSpine, 7D Surgical Enter Co-marketing Agreement
SeaSpine and 7D Surgical entered into a strategic alliance to integrate and co-market their combined product offerings, and develop SeaSpine-specific instrumentation for use with the Machine-vision Image Guided Surgery platform for spinal and cranial surgeries.
February 3, 2020

7D Surgical Launches Universal Tracking Kit for Spine Surgery

7D Surgical Launches Universal Tracking Kit for Spine Surgery
7D Surgical introduced the Universal Tracking Kit for use with almost any rigid surgical instrument on the Machine-vision Image Guided Surgery platform.
January 6, 2020

PERCEIVE3D Update on Computer-Aided Surgery Solutions

PERCEIVE3D Update on Computer-Aided Surgery Solutions
PERCEIVE3D was granted two new patents protecting its surgical navigation technology that combines video-based tracking with Augmented Reality to provide guidance in arthroscopic and open orthopedic surgery.
January 6, 2020

Medacta Gains FDA Clearance for MyShoulder Placement Guides

Medacta Gains FDA Clearance for MyShoulder Placement Guides
Medacta was granted FDA 510(k) clearance to market MyShoulder Placement Guides for use with the Medacta Shoulder and associated instrumentation.
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. 
October 21, 2019

Synaptive Medical Collaborates with Stryker on Visualization in Spine Surgery

Synaptive Medical Collaborates with Stryker on Visualization in Spine Surgery
Synaptive Medical expanded its automation and robotics applications into spine, and entered into a co-marketing collaboration with Stryker's Advanced Guidance Technologies for the Modus V™ digital microscope.
October 2, 2019

Turner Imaging Gains FDA Clearance for Smart-C Mini-C Arm

Turner Imaging Systems received FDA 510(k) clearance to market the Smart-C Mini-C Arm Portable Fluoroscopy and X-Ray Imaging Device.
September 3, 2019

DePuy Synthes Acquiring JointPoint Navigation Assets

DePuy Synthes Acquiring JointPoint Navigation Assets
DePuy Synthes Products signed a definitive agreement with JointPoint to acquire its navigation software designed for use in hip replacement. 
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.
July 10, 2019

NuVasive Launches Pulse Integrated Technology Platform for Spine Procedures

NuVasive launched the Pulse integrated platform, designed to improve workflow, reduce surgical variability and increase reproducibility of outcomes in all types of spine procedures. A spine robotics module will be unveiled in 3Q19.
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.
April 23, 2019

Orthopedic Industry Revenue Reaches $51 Billion in 2018

Orthopedic Industry Revenue Reaches $51 Billion in 2018
According to our estimates published in THE ORTHOPAEDIC INUSTRY ANNUAL REPORT, orthopedic industry revenue reached $51 billion worldwide in 2018 and grew 3.5% over 2017. Results were mixed among the largest companies as some stumbled operationally while others overperformed, due in part to early adoption of technology and entry into high-growth segments. Common strategic themes present in 2018 that will continue as part of the industry's narrative in 2019 and beyond include connected ecosystems of products, flagship technology (e.g. robotics), portfolio-wide pull through and a growing shift to outpatient procedures.

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April 16, 2019

Brainlab Recalls Spine & Trauma 3D Navigation Software

Brainlab Recalls Spine & Trauma 3D Navigation Software
Brainlab recalled Spine & Trauma 3D Navigation 1.0 software due to the potential for incorrect information to display during surgery, preventing acccurate navigation of surgical tools inside the patient. FDA has identified this as a Class I recall.
March 19, 2019

4 Orthopedic Robotic and Surgical Tracking Companies to Watch

The proliferation of computer-assisted technology companies entering the joint replacement, spine and trauma markets indicates to us that industry believes there's room for product introduction and adoption in robotic- and navigation-based surgery. Here we highlight four of these companies-three new, one established but newly-restructured-and their very different intraoperative technologies.
February 27, 2019

OrthoGrid Gains FDA Clearance for PhantomMSK Platform

OrthoGrid Systems received FDA 510(k) clearance to market PhantomMSK distortion adaptation technology for use in orthopedic surgery.
February 25, 2019

Alphatec Gains FDA Clearance for SafeOp Neuromonitoring

Alphatec received FDA 510(k) clearance to market automated SafeOp neuromonitoring for use in real-time intra-op nerve location and health assessment. Commercial launch will occur within 1H19.
February 21, 2019

SpineGuard Achieves DSG Technology Milestone

SpineGuard marked the 70,000th spinal procedure using DSG® real time digital technology for surgical guidance.
February 18, 2019

Royal Philips Launches Zenition Mobile C-arm

Royal Philips launched the Zenition mobile C-arm imaging platform, for initial introduction in the U.S., Austria, Germany and Switzerland in 1H19.
January 14, 2019

HoloSurgical’s ARAI Used in Spinal Fusion Procedure

HoloSurgical announced a successful first in human procedure utilizing the ARAI augmented reality and artificial intelligence-based navigation system.
October 18, 2018

VISEON Gains FDA Clearance for Voyant Surgical Platform

Viseon received FDA 510(k) clearance to market the Voyant System for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery access, visualization and illumination. 
September 26, 2018

DePuy Synthes Launches SENTIO Nerve Monitoring Technology

DePuy Synthes introduced SENTIO MMG, a digital system to assess nerve status and identify and avoid peripheral nerves during spine surgery.
September 20, 2018

joimax Introduces Intracs Electromagnetic Navigation

joimax is debuting the Intracs®em Electromagnetic Navigation system for endoscopic spinal surgery prior to its 4Q18 launch in Europe.
August 9, 2018

NuVasive and Siemens Healthineers Partner on Surgical Automation Tools

NuVasive and Siemens Healthineers entered into a Spine Precision Partnership to integrate the Pulse surgical automation platform with Siemens' Cios Spin mobile 3D C-arm.
August 6, 2018

Alphatec 2Q18 Revenue

Alphatec reported 2Q18 revenue of US $22.0MM, -9.8% vs. 2Q17, and 1H18 revenue of $43.4MM, -17.3% vs. 1H17.

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August 3, 2018

K2M Announces 2Q18 Revenue

K2M posted 2Q18 revenue of US $73.6MM, +12.0% vs. 2Q17, and 1H18 revenue of $141.5MM, +10.9% vs. 1H17.

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August 2, 2018

NuVasive 2Q18 Revenue +8.5% vs. 2Q17

NuVasive reported 2Q18 revenue of US $281.6MM, +8.5% vs. 2Q17, and 1H18 revenue of $542.1MM, +6.6% vs. 1H17.

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July 27, 2018

NuVasive Gains FDA Clearance for Pulse Surgical Automation

NuVasive received FDA 510(k) clearance to market Pulse surgical automation, the foundation for the company's Surgical Intelligence system.
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 24, 2018

Micro C Imaging: Conversations with Chief Medical Executives

Startup company Micro C Imaging is entering the fluoroscopy space by developing a hand-held x-ray and digital imaging device no larger or heavier than a digital camera.
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.
April 12, 2018

Augmedics Cadaver Study Results with xvision-spine Navigation

Study results indicate that Augmedics' xvision-spine augmented-reality surgical navigation system was used to place 120 pedicle screws with 96.7% placement accuracy.
March 13, 2018

Alphatec Reports 4Q17, 2017 Revenue

Alphatec Spine posted 4Q17 revenue of US $26.3MM, -2.9% vs. 4Q16, and 2017 revenue of $101.8MM, -15.4% vs. 2016.

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March 9, 2018

Alphatec Spine Acquires SafeOp, Provider of Neuromonitoring Tech

Alphatec Spine acquired SafeOp Surgical, provider of neuromonitoring technology, for an initial outlay of US $15MM, and also announced new leadership appointments. 
March 1, 2018

NuVasive Posts 4Q17, 2017 Revenue

NuVasive reported 4Q17 revenue of US $271.7MM, +0.2% vs. 4Q16, and 2017 revenue of $1,029.5MM, +7.0% vs. 2016.

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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.
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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December 13, 2017

NuVasive Acquiring SafePassage Neuromonitoring Company

NuVasive entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SafePassage, provider of intra-op neurophysiological monitoring services. The company will join NUVA's Clinical Services business in a transaction slated to close in January 2018.
December 7, 2017

DePuy Synthes Introduces PUREVUE HD Visualization

DePuy Synthes introduced the PUREVUE™ high-definition visualization system for minimally invasive endoscopic surgery.
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 25, 2017

K2M, Brainlab to Collaborate on Spinal Navigation

K2M and Brainlab will partner to commercialize and co-market future navigated K2M spinal systems for open and MIS procedures.
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.
September 13, 2017

NuVasive Launches LessRay Software

NuVasive launched LessRay®, hardware and software designed to minimize overexposure to radiation in the O.R.
May 3, 2017

Medtronic to Update Labeling for NavLock Tracker

Medtronic issued a Safety Notice related to use of non-Medtronic instruments with the NavLock™ Tracker, an accessory to its StealthStation Surgical Navigation system. 
April 20, 2017

7D Surgical Gains US Distribution for Spinal Image Guidance System

7D Surgical entered into exclusive partnerships with Surgical One and DB Surgical for U.S. distribution of its Machine-Vision Image Guided Surgery platform for spine procedures.
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. 
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 7, 2017

FDA Clearance for intellijoint HIP Anterior Application

Intellijoint Surgical received FDA 510(k) clearance to market the intellijoint HIP® Anterior application for surgical navigation.
March 6, 2017

Full Commercial Launch of UniAlign

OrthAlign commenced full commercial launch of UniAlign™, the first handheld surgical navigation device for unicompartmental knee arthroplasty.
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 13, 2017

Whale Imaging Launches G-Arm Duo Imaging System

Whale Imaging received FDA 510(k) clearance of G-Arm® B6 Duo, next-gen bi-plane surgical imaging technology with features such as axial tilt and greater table access.
January 12, 2017

Philips Developing Augmented-Reality Surgical Navigation

Royal Philips is developing augmented-reality surgical navigation technology for use in image-guided open and minimally invasive spine procedures. 
January 10, 2017

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)
October 26, 2016

NuVasive Expands iGA Platform to Support Cervical Alignment

NuVasive is introducing an Integrated Global Alignment™ platform that is expanded to support cervical alignment. Further, the company acquired LessRay software technology from SafeRay Spine.
October 26, 2016

DePuy Synthes Spine Launches KICK Portable Spine Imaging System

DePuy Synthes Spine launched the KICK® portable spine imaging system with FluoroExpress Software Module, designed through a partnership with Brainlab.
October 10, 2016

Pre-launch Orders for Mazor X System

Mazor has received three pre-launch purchase orders for Mazor X spine surgery guidance systems, ahead of its launch at the end of October 2016.
July 5, 2016

NuVasive Completes Acquistion of Biotronic NeuroNetwork

NuVasive completed its previously-announced acquisition of Biotronic NeuroNetwork, which is now part of the NuVasive Clinical Services division.
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 6, 2016

NuVasive Acquiring Biotronic NeuroNetwork for $98 Million

NuVasive (NUVA) entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Biotronic NeuroNetwork, a U.S. provider of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring services, for US $98MM in cash. 
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.
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).