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.