Traditional Soft Tissue Repair

OrthoPediatrics Expands Network in Europe

OrthoPediatrics Expands Network in Europe
OrthoPediatrics broadened its reach in Germany, Austria and Switzerland by converting long-standing distributor partners to sales agencies.

Anika Therapeutics Takes Major Step in Strategic Transformation with Acquisition of Parcus Medical and Arthrosurface

Anika Therapeutics Takes Major Step in Strategic Transformation with Acquisition of Parcus Medical and Arthrosurface
With the acquisitions of Parcus Medical and Arthrosurface, Anika looks ready to complete a major step in its five-year strategic plan to become a leader in joint preservation and restoration.

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Miach Orthopaedics BEAR Implant ACL Repair Study

Miach Orthopaedics announced study results showing that torn anterior cruciate ligaments (ACLs) treated with the Bridge-Enhanced® ACL Repair (BEAR®) implant were similar to the native ACL at one year.

Smith & Nephew NOVOSTITCH Study Results

Study results indicate that Smith & Nephew's NOVOSTITCH knee meniscal repair technology delivered a 0% re-operation rate and 100% meniscal healing at 6 months.

Miach Orthopaedics 2-Year Study Results on ACL Repair

Results from a feasability study indicate that use of the Bridge-Enhanced® ACL Repair (BEAR®) procedure from Miach Orthopaedics resulted in similar clinical, functional and patient-reported outcomes as autograft ACL reconstruction at 24 months.

MIACH Orthopaedics Secures $22.5 Million to Support ACL Implant

MIACH Orthopaedics completed US $22.5MM in financing to support manufacturing and continue clinical trials for the Bridge-Enhanced® ACL Repair (BEAR®) implant, designed to stimulate healing of torn anterior cruciate ligaments.

Biorez Closes Financing, Prepares for Human Testing

Biorez closed a US $1.5MM funding and affirmed plans for 2019 launch of human clinical studies with a scaffold that may eliminate the need to harvest a patient's tendon for ACL reconstruction.

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*)

Arthroscopy/Soft Tissue Companies Address Meniscus, Rotator Cuff Repair

The arthroscopy/soft tissue segment reached sales of $4.5 billion in 2015, a four percent increase over 2014, according to ORTHOWORLD estimates. Growth in the market is buoyed by several factors: strength of the main players, smaller players expanding their portfolios to complement other product lines, industry focus and surgeon adoption of minimally invasive techniques and surgeons' push to drive new technologies and techniques in ligament and tendon care and repair.