Traditional Soft Tissue Repair

September 15, 2021

Stryker Launches New Tendon Fixation Device

Stryker Launches New Tendon Fixation Device
Citrelock provides surgeons a differentiated design via a tendon thread featuring a resorbable technology, known as Citregen.
September 7, 2021

Geistlich Pharma to Distribute NUsurface Meniscus

Geistlich Pharma to Distribute NUsurface Meniscus
The exclusive agreement names Geistlich as exclusive Swiss distributor of Active Implants' NUsurface Meniscus Prothesis.
July 15, 2021

Active Implants NUsurface Meniscus Study Results

Active Implants NUsurface Meniscus Study Results
The NUsurface Implant is the first artificial meniscus to be marketed in Europe and is currently under review by FDA.
July 12, 2021

Nanova Biomaterials Launches FiberFIX Bioresorbable Implants

Nanova Biomaterials Launches FiberFIX Bioresorbable Implants
FiberFIX suture anchors and screws have shown enhanced resistance to breakage/stripping during insertion and increased pull-out strength after insertion.
April 5, 2021

Trice Medical Acquires Tenex Health

Trice Medical Acquires Tenex Health
Tenex Health is a provider of minimally invasive ultrasonic technology for the treatment of chronic pain in soft tissue and bone.
February 23, 2021

In2Bones Launches Hercules Suture Anchors, AlloAid Wedges

In2Bones Launches Hercules Suture Anchors, AlloAid Wedges
The Hercules Suture Anchor and AlloAid Wedge Systems provide pull-through sales opportunities in previously unaddressed areas of the In2Bones portfolio.
February 16, 2021

Study Results: BandGrip Skin Closure Device

Study Results: BandGrip Skin Closure Device
BandGrip is reportedly more than five times faster in closing orthopedic incisions compared to traditional sutures.
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.
January 18, 2021

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.
December 18, 2020

Arthrex Launches SwiveLock ACL Repair Kit

Arthrex Launches SwiveLock ACL Repair Kit
ACL primary repair with SwiveLock involves reattaching a torn ACL with SwiveLock anchors and high-strength FiberWire and TigerWire sutures.
November 18, 2020

Umbra Companies to Acquire Ossifix Orthopedics

Umbra Companies to Acquire Ossifix Orthopedics
All Ossifix pins, screws and plates are single-use surgical kits with all necessary instruments and are based on long-term clinical experience and O.R. use.
September 14, 2020

NovoPedics’ MeniscoFix Granted Breakthrough Device Designation

NovoPedics’ MeniscoFix Granted Breakthrough Device Designation
The designation and funding from the U.S. DoD will accelerate R&D for the mechanically functional total meniscus replacement that is resorbed by the body.
September 9, 2020

Biorez Raises $3.5 Million to Advance Tendon and Ligament Repair

Biorez Raises $3.5 Million to Advance Tendon and Ligament Repair
The company developed BioBrace material to augment and reinforce a range of tendon and ligament procedures, like rotator cuff repair and ACL reconstruction.
September 9, 2020

Smith+Nephew Launches HEALICOIL KNOTLESS Suture Anchor

Smith+Nephew Launches HEALICOIL KNOTLESS Suture Anchor
An open architecture design coupled with REGENESORB material is designed to facilitate a jump start in bone healing and formation.
August 3, 2020

Anika Inorganic Growth Offsets COVID Declines

Anika Inorganic Growth Offsets COVID Declines
Sports medicine revenue from the acquisition of Parcus Medical and Arthrosurface helped Anika navigate the low point of the COVID orthopedic market in 2Q20.

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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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June 23, 2020

DePuy Synthes Launches DYNACORD Suture ex-U.S.

DePuy Synthes Launches DYNACORD Suture ex-U.S.
DYNACORD suture is designed to help address loss of tension and gap formation that is observed with use of orthopaedic sutures.
June 16, 2020

Smith+Nephew’s REGENETEN Implant Gains CE Mark

Smith+Nephew’s REGENETEN Implant Gains CE Mark
REGENETEN supports the body's natural healing response to facilitate new tendon-like tissue growth for rotator cuff repairs.
May 27, 2020

Medacta Shares Sports Medicine Product Milestones

Medacta Shares Sports Medicine Product Milestones
Medacta announced CE Marking for multiple sports medicine products and first surgeries using the MectaTap TI Anchor and FastShuttle Suture Passer.
May 26, 2020

Orteq Shares 5-Year Study Data for Actifit Meniscal Scaffold

Orteq Shares 5-Year Study Data for Actifit Meniscal Scaffold
The synthetic biodegradable polymer is designed to preserve the knee joint and promote new tissue growth in damaged areas of an irreparable meniscus.
January 31, 2020

Maruho Medical Acquired Valeris Medical

Maruho Medical Acquired Valeris Medical
Maruho Medical acquired Valeris Medical, whose soft tissue repair products will complement Maruho's itto Continuous Suture Passer.
January 21, 2020

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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November 18, 2019

Active Implants’ NUsurface Artificial Meniscus Available in Israel

Active Implants’ NUsurface Artificial Meniscus Available in Israel
Two patients in Israel have undergone knee surgery with Active Implants' NUsurface® Meniscus Implant, the first artificial meniscus to be marketed in the Middle East.
November 4, 2019

Medacta’s MectaScrew PEEK Implanted in the U.S.

Medacta’s MectaScrew PEEK Implanted in the U.S.
Medacta announced the first surgery using the MectaScrew PEEK Interference Screw for ligament refixation in the U.S.
November 4, 2019

DiFusion Gains FDA Clearance for Xiphos ZFUZE Biomaterial

DiFusion received FDA 510(k) clearance for the Xiphos-ZF spinal interbody device made from ZFUZE biomaterial. Product launch will occur within 4Q19.
October 29, 2019

Medacta’s MectaLock PEEK Implanted in Australia

Medacta’s MectaLock PEEK Implanted in Australia
Medacta marked successful completion of the first surgery in Australia using the MectaLock PEEK Suture Anchor for labral repair.
October 9, 2019

Smith & Nephew NOVOSTITCH Meniscal Repair Study Update

Smith & Nephew NOVOSTITCH Meniscal Repair Study Update
One-year results from a study of Smith & Nephew's NOVOSTITCH Meniscal Repair demonstrated a success rate of 91.7% and significant improvement in knee pain and function in all patient reported outcomes.
July 30, 2019

Medacta Enters U.S. and Australian Sports Medicine Markets

Medacta is introducing the Mecta®Lock PEEK Suture Anchor and the Mecta®Screw PEEK Interference Screw in Australia and the U.S following regulatory clearance of these products.
July 24, 2019

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.
July 12, 2019

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.
May 16, 2019

OSSIO Launches OSSIOfiber Bone Pin in the U.S.

OSSIO Launches OSSIOfiber Bone Pin in the U.S.
OSSIO marked the U.S. launch and first commercial use of the OSSIOfiber Bone Pin, in a case of hammertoe repair.
March 28, 2019

Hyalex Orthopaedics Increases Series A Total to $33MM

Hyalex Orthopaedics, developer of HYALEX synthetic polymer that is designed to mimic hyaline cartilage, grew its original Series A funding to US $33MM. 
March 12, 2019

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.
March 5, 2019

KATOR U.S. Patent Portfolio Continues to Grow

KATOR has been granted additional U.S. patents related to the KATOR® Knotless Suture Anchor and the BoneStitch Transosseous Suture Passer.
January 22, 2019

Ziptek Patent Update

Ziptek received a second patent on the ZipE® resorbable locking suture button.
December 19, 2018

Study Results: InSpace Balloon vs. Superior Capsular Reconstruction

Results from cadaveric study of OrthoSpace's InSpace balloon spacer vs. superior capsular reconstruction in the treatment of rotator cuff tears found that InSpace effectively restored the humeral head to a nearly normal position.
December 18, 2018

Smith & Nephew Acquiring Ceterix, Meniscal Repair Technology

Smith & Nephew entered into an agreement to acquire Ceterix Orthopaedics, developer of NovoStitch®Pro Meniscal Repair, for up to US $105MM. The transaction is expected to close in early 2019.
December 10, 2018

MinInvasive Announces 26 OmniCuff Cases in the U.S.

Following its limited U.S. launch at the beginning of 4Q18, MinInvasive's OmniCuff system has been used in 26 rotator cuff repair cases to date.
October 23, 2018

MinInvasive Launches OmniCuff in the US

MinInvasive commenced limited U.S. launch of the OmniCuff device for rotator cuff repair.
October 10, 2018

Wright Medical Completes Cartiva Acquisition

Wright Medical completed its acquisition of Cartiva, developer of the Synthetic Cartilage Implant.
September 17, 2018

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.
September 4, 2018

Embody Raises Funding for Soft Tissue Repair

Embody raised US $1.5MM to support development of a biologic implant for tendon and ligament repair.
August 16, 2018

KFx Medical Sues Stryker on Knotless Fixation Infringement

KFx Medical filed a case against Stryker for continued infringement of a suite of patents related to knotless double row rotator cuff repair.
August 16, 2018

KFx Medical Enters License with Zimmer Biomet

KFx Medical entered into a license agreement with Zimmer Biomet to promote products and techniques for knotless double row rotator cuff repair.
August 3, 2018

ConMed’s 2Q18 Orthopaedic Revenue

ConMed posted 2Q18 arthroscopy/soft tissue repair revenue of US $110.1MM, +4.3% vs. 2Q17, and 1H18 revenue of $219.0MM, +4.6% vs. 1H17.

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June 20, 2018

DePuy Synthes Launches DYNACORD Suture

DePuy Synthes Mitek Sports Medicine commenced limited U.S. launch of DYNACORD Suture. Full launch is slated for 3Q18.
March 20, 2018

KFx Medical Enters License with Wright Medical

KFx Medical entered into a license agreement allowing Wright Medical Technology to promote products and techniques for knotless double row rotator cuff repair, as claimed in U.S. Patent No. 7,585,311.
March 7, 2018

Smith & Nephew Launches New Q-FIX and SUTUREFIX Systems

Smith & Nephew launched Q-FIX CURVED, Q-FIX MINI and SUTUREFIX CURVED All-Suture Anchor systems, designed for procedures in difficult-to-access anatomies.
March 6, 2018

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.
February 14, 2018

Orthofix to Study PEMF in Rotator Cuff Repair

Orthofix commenced enrollment in a clinical trial of the RCStim pulsed electromagnetic field device as an adjunct to surgical repair of rotator cuff tears.
January 31, 2018

Ceterix Completes Enrollment in NovoStitch Trial

Ceterix Orthopaedics completed enrollment in STITCH, a prospective, non-randomized, multi-center investigation of all-suture-based repair of horizontal meniscal tears.
August 2, 2017

Zimmer Biomet Orthopaedic Revenue for 2Q17

ORTHOWORLD estimates Zimmer Biomet 2Q17 orthopaedic revenue of US $1,816.0MM, +2.6% from 2Q16, and 1H17 revenue of $3,652.1MM, +3.7% vs. 1H16.

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August 2, 2017

Stryker Reports 2Q17 Revenue

ORTHOWORLD estimates Stryker's 2Q17 orthopaedic revenue at US $1,618.7MM, +4.0% from 2Q16, and 1H17 revenue of $3,230.9MM, +4.9% vs. 1H16.

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July 28, 2017

ConMed Reports 2Q17 Revenue

ConMed posted 2Q17 arthroscopy/soft tissue repair revenue of US $105.5MM, -0.3% vs. 2Q16.

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July 20, 2017

Smith & Nephew, Imperial College to Study Meniscus Function

Smith & Nephew signed a 3-year partnership with Imperial College London to study meniscus function and develop techniques to treat knee injuries caused by sports.
May 15, 2017

Orthonika Secures Funding to Support Synthetic Meniscus Replacement

Orthonika closed a £0.7MM (~US $0.91MM) investment round. Funds will support biomechanical testing and a preclinical pilot trial of MenisciKnit™, a novel synthetic total knee meniscus replacement.
April 7, 2017

KFx Medical Enters Agreement with ConMed

KFx Medical entered into a license agreement with ConMed addressing patents used in knotless double row rotator cuff repair.
January 17, 2017

CyMedica Orthopedics Receives FDA Clearance for e-vive Therapy

CyMedica Orthopedics received FDA 510(k) clearance for e-vive™, an app-controlled, data-driven muscle activation therapy and patient engagement solution for ACL and total knee replacement patients.
November 28, 2016

MinInvasive Update: New Financing, Strategic Partnership with MicroPort Scientific

MinInvasive, developer of the OmniCuff™ for rotator cuff repair, entered into a strategic partnership and financing round with MicroPort Scientific, which will exclusively distribute OmniCuff in China.
August 26, 2016

KFx Medical Awarded Patent for Self-Punching Orthopaedic Anchors

KFx Medical was awarded a third patent (U.S. Patent No. 9,414,835) for self-punching/self-tapping orthopaedic anchors, designed to eliminate the need to drill a hole prior to insertion.
August 9, 2016

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.
June 14, 2016

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*)
May 31, 2016

CollPlant Receives Governmental Authorization for R&D Projects

CollPlant received governmental authorization in Israel for funding of various 2016 development projects, including support of products to treat torn and inflamed tendons/ligaments.
May 23, 2016

Active Implants Announces 1st Meniscus Replacement in SUN Clinical Trial

Active Implants announced the first meniscus replacement in the SUN (Safety Using NUsurface®) clinical trial for patients with persistent knee pain following medial meniscus surgery.
May 16, 2016

Zimmer Biomet Completes Acquisition of Cayenne Medical

Zimmer Biomet closed its previously-announced acquisition of Cayenne Medical, a manufacturer of soft tissue repair and reconstruction products for the knee, shoulder and extremities.
April 25, 2016

Zimmer Biomet to Acquire Cayenne Medical

Zimmer Biomet entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cayenne Medical within 2Q16. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
April 22, 2016

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.
March 29, 2016

Tenex Receives FDA Clearance for TX2 MicroTip to Treat Chronic Tendinosis

Tenex Health received FDA 510(k) clearance to market the TX2 MicroTip, with application to treat tendinosis of the shoulder and hip in an outpatient procedure. Launch is slated for mid-2016. 
March 8, 2016

FDA Panel to Convene on PMA for Cartiva’s Synthetic Cartilage Implant

On 4/20/16, FDA's Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel will meet regarding the PMA for Cartiva's Synthetic Cartilage Implant, an organic polymer-based biomaterial designed to mimic biologic cartilage.