Product Launch

Market Watch: Knee Product Launches

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.

Zimmer Biomet’s Apple Watch Collaboration Latest Example of Industry’s Focus on Digital Health

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.

New Total Knee and Hip Products Focus on Additive, Materials, Robotics

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.

Flower Orthopedics Expands Ready-For-Surgery Line

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.