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.
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.
Southern Spine commenced full launch of three StabiLink® Dual Lamina implants, designed for upper thoracic procedures. The company also announced three additional U.S. patents for its StabiLink® MIS Interlaminar Spinal Fixation System.
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.
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.
Extremity Medical's 2018 product launches will include the Omni foot plating system, AlignX lateral plates for tibiotalar and tibiotalar-calcaneus fusion, Charcot-specific plates and the Freedom next-gen fixation system.
To serve a growing surgeon focus on the specialties of extremities recon and sports medicine, AAOS is launching new educational tracks at this year's annual meeting. What have companies launched to serve these surgeons? Let's review.
New product launches from Flower Orthopedics include updated instruments in the Flower E-Kit™ system; FlowerGraft™, a foot reconstruction platform with pre-shaped allografts packaged in saline; and the addition of Headless Compression Screws to the Ready-for-Surgery™ cannulated screw set.
Stryker announced full commercial launch of the Mako robotic-arm assisted total knee application. Mako is now the only robotic technology that can be used across total hip, total knee and partial knee replacement.
Ethicon and DePuy Synthes commenced U.S. launch of wound closure kits customized for orthopaedic surgery, including STRATAFIX™ Knotless Tissue Control Devices and the DERMABOND® PRINEO® Skin Closure System.
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DePuy Synthes announced the availability of Expert Tibial Nail PROtect, featuring a resorbable antibiotic coating designed to provide protection from bacterial colonization in patients at high risk of infection.
Spineology launched a range of TLIF technologies for use with the Anatomy-Conserving Medial Lumbar Interbody Fusion platform (ACT MediaLIF™). These technologies support TLIF placement of interbody devices using a direct posterior approach.
Bioventus launched the EXOGEN® Ultrasound Bone Healing System in Saudi Arabia for distribution by Zimmo Trading Company, which also markets DUROLANE® single-injection hyaluronic acid osteoarthritis treatment.
Ortho Kinematics launched VMA-Align, a diagnostic module that provides detailed spinal alignment measurements within the Vertebral Motion Analysis (VMA) product. The data is intended to assist in patient selection and planning for lumbar fusion.
Stryker Performance Solutions launched Episode Performance Manager™, a digital tool to translate raw claims data provided by Medicare into dynamic reports to compare performance of hospitals participating in the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement initiative.
Amendia launched the Ceres™ Midline Cervical Plate, intended for anterior screw fixation of the cervical spine as an adjunct to fusion. The system designed for one and two-level surgeries and is available in 18 different length sizes.
OrthoPediatrics launched the PediLoc® Infant Locking Proximal Femur Plating System to treat pediatric hip deformity or trauma. The infant-sized plates round out the company's PediLock portfolio to address stages from infant, child to adolescent.
Zimmer Biomet commenced global launch of enhancements to its OSS™ Orthopedic Salvage joint reconstruction prostheses, designed to treat bone loss due to trama, tumor, multiple revision arthroplasties, etc.
Vertebral Technologies launched the InterLink™ pedicle screw system, including 22 polyaxial pedicle screws, 19 spinal rods, cross-connectors and set screws, to be used for single or multiple level fixation.
SpineSource commenced U.S. launch of the titanium alloy L-Varlock Lumbar Cage, reportedly the only expandable interbody that can adjust in situ from 0° to 24° of lordotic angle and up to 7mm of expansion.
OrthAlign successfully completed limited release of the OrthAlign Plus® for Total Hip Arthroplasty device for use in the direct anterior approach. The product will commence full launch at the AAOS Annual Meeting in March 2016.