Lower Extremity

Orthofix Launches FITBONE Limb Lengthening

Orthofix Launches FITBONE Limb Lengthening
The company commenced full U.S. and European launch of the FITBONE intramedullary lengthening system for limb lengthening and deformity correction.

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.

WishBone on a Mission to Bridge the Gap in Pediatric Orthopedics

WishBone on a Mission to Bridge the Gap in Pediatric Orthopedics
CEO Nick Deeter says that 95% of children continue to receive adult orthopedic products that were never intended for them nor cleared by FDA for use in children. WishBone seeks to change the paradigm of pediatric orthopedics with its child-focused implants and sterile packaged disposable kits.

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Paragon 28 Launches Phantom ActivCore Hindfoot Nail

Paragon 28 Launches Phantom ActivCore Hindfoot Nail
Paragon 28 expanded its foot and ankle specific portfolio with introduction of the Phantom® ActivCore Hindfoot Nail. The PRECISION® Guided ActivCore Nail addresses a tibio-talo-calcaneal arthrodesis. It is the second of four hindfoot fusion nailing systems that the company plans to launch in 2020. The first was the Phantom Hindfoot TTC/TC System....

TriMed Launches ASET Foot Plating

TriMed Launches ASET Foot Plating
TriMed expanded its fixation portfolio with the new ASET™ Foot Plating System to treat common forefoot and mid-foot indications.

X-BOLT Hip Fixation Shows 0.8% Reoperation Rate in Study

Preliminary study results indicate that X-BOLT Orthopaedics' X-BOLT device for hip fracture repair demonstrated a cut-out rate of 0.8% in a population of 476 patients, and performed as well as a hip sliding screw in measures such as quality of life, mortality, revision, etc.

Notable Companies in Fracture Repair – Where are they now?

In August 2014, we published a list of companies that we thought were at the forefront of fracture repair. Were we right-that they were worthy of watching? How have they fared since then? We searched funding, regulatory clearance and product launch announcements over the past four years to demonstrate thier activity. Let's recap!

Globus Medical Unveils FDA-Cleared Trauma Products

Globus Medical debuted its FDA-510(k)-cleared trauma products, comprising fracture plates, compression and cannulated screws, intramedullary nails and external fixation. 

DePuy Synthes Launches TFNA Augmentation System

DePuy Synthes commenced U.S. launch of TFNA Augmentation, which the company claims is the first PMMA cement system with specific trauma device indications.

Trauma and Spine Markets Gain New FDA Clearances

In 1H17, 23 orthopaedic companies from 11 countries received their first 510(k), according to FDA. We call your attention to these companies to assist you with identifying startups, as well as ex-U.S. companies entering the U.S. market.

Conventus Orthopaedics Raises $20MM

Conventus Orthopaedics completed a US $20MM equity financing. Funds will support commercialization of proximal humerus fracture repair technology and the development of the Conventus Cage™ intramedullary implant.

Strategic orthopaedic-related 510(k)s issued in January 2017

Strategic orthopaedic-related 510(k)s issued in January 2017 include: Fibulink Syndesmosis Repair Kit (Akros Medical), Anatomic Total Knee (Amplitude), Facilis Pedicle Screw System (Baui Biotech), GEO Bone Screw (Gramercy Extremity Orthopedics), Roccia ACIF Intervertebral Fusion System (Silony Medical), Fitbone TAA Intramedullary Lengthening System (Wittenstein Intens)

Study Results: Generic Orthopaedic Implants Clinically Equivalent, Provide High Value

Independent study results indicate comparable clinical outcomes with the use of generic vs. conventional orthopaedic trauma implants, with savings averaging US $1,197 per case. Generic implants were provided by The Orthopaedic Implant Company.

DePuy Synthes Introduces Expert Tibial Nail PROtect

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. 

MX Orthopedics Secures $0.75MM Accelerator Loan

MX Orthopedics was awarded a state-backed US $0.75MM Accelerator Loan. Funds will support commercialization of dynaMX™ superelastic orthopaedic fracture fixation implants.

Stryker Acquires Stanmore Implants

Stryker acquired Stanmore Implants Worldwide in an all-cash transaction for £35.6MM (~US $52MM). Stanmore Implants' portfolio comprises patient-specific and off-the-shelf implant systems for limb salvage.