Lower Extremity

October 28, 2021

Osfirm to Launch Novel Implantable Whitlockite Biomaterial

Osfirm to Launch Novel Implantable Whitlockite Biomaterial
The form of magnesium tricalcium phosphate has shown superior bioactive regenerative and reconstructive properties and excellent biocompatibility.
September 27, 2021

Acumed Launches the Fibula Nail 2 System

Acumed Launches the Fibula Nail 2 System
Fibula Nail 2 System offers an alternate to bone plating by offering a less invasive intramedullary approach to fractures of the fibula.
August 20, 2021

Paragon 28 Launches Silverback Straddle Plating

Paragon 28 Launches Silverback Straddle Plating
The offering of 12 anterior, posterior and lateral plates is designed to work with the Phantom TTC Fusion Nail in cases where maximum strength is required.
June 18, 2021

First Case with aap Implantate Silver-Coated Implant

First Case with aap Implantate Silver-Coated Implant
The study is investigating the use of silver-coated implants in complex initial situations, such as chronic bone infections.
June 15, 2021

Zimmer Natural Nail Launches in EMEA

Zimmer Natural Nail Launches in EMEA
Bactiguard-coated Zimmer Biomet trauma implants for infection prevention are released in select regions.
February 11, 2021

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.
February 1, 2021

Study Results for X-Bolt Sliding Hip Screw

Study Results for X-Bolt Sliding Hip Screw
The WHITE4 study compared the company's flagship X-Bolt XHS device vs. the gold standard Sliding Hip Screw treatment.
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.
January 13, 2021

NuVasive Enters Supply Agreement with Diamond Orthopedic

NuVasive Enters Supply Agreement with Diamond Orthopedic
NuVasive Specialized Orthopedics chose Diamond's Faceted Bone Screws for use with the new PRECICE limb lengthening and reconstruction plate.
December 29, 2020

First U.K. Case with OrthoPediatrics’ PNP | FEMUR

First U.K. Case with OrthoPediatrics’ PNP | FEMUR
The system is designed for use in pediatric and small stature adult patients to address femoral fractures or deformity correction.
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.
October 21, 2020

Globus Medical Acquires Stake in Synoste from Evonik

Globus Medical Acquires Stake in Synoste from Evonik
Globus Medical acquired all of Evonik's shares in Synoste, a Finnish startup. Synoste's limb-lengthening technology could bolster Globus' trauma business.
September 23, 2020

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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September 18, 2020

First Case with DePuy Synthes TRUMATCH Graft Cage

First Case with DePuy Synthes TRUMATCH Graft Cage
The TRUMATCH Graft Cage – Long Bone is a 3D-printed personalized resorbable implant for treatment of critical-sized segmental defects.
August 19, 2020

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....
July 29, 2020

OIC Launches One Procedure, One Price Initiative

OIC Launches One Procedure, One Price Initiative
The initiative is designed to reduce the expense of orthopedic procedures and create a standard cost of care for patients, physicians and hospitals.
July 22, 2020

CurvaFix Closes $10.75 Million Financing Round

CurvaFix Closes $10.75 Million Financing Round
Proceeds will support completing the RESTORE Clinical Study and beginning commercialization activities for the CurvaFix Rodscrew.
July 22, 2020

OSSIO Launches OSSIOfiber Trimmable Fixation Nail

OSSIO Launches OSSIOfiber Trimmable Fixation Nail
The biointegrative system offers screw-like stability with the utility of a trimmable nail, leaving no permanent implant behind.
July 20, 2020

Orthofix Gains Regulatory Clearances for JuniOrtho Plate

Orthofix Gains Regulatory Clearances for JuniOrtho Plate
The JuniOrtho system is now FDA 510(k) cleared and has CE Mark approval supporting advanced deformity and trauma reconstruction of the lower extremities in pediatric patients.
July 10, 2020

Flow-FX Launches FLOW-DRILL System

Flow-FX Launches FLOW-DRILL System
FLOW-DRILL is a low-trauma option for precision decompression and biologic delivery into injured bone.
June 29, 2020

Siora Surgicals Launches Locking Bone Plates

Siora Surgicals Launches Locking Bone Plates
The company's portfolio includes the Microlock Locking Hand, Small Fragment Locking Plate and Large Fragment Locking Plate Systems.
March 5, 2020

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.
February 19, 2020

Paragon 28 Launches Phantom Hindfoot TTC/TC System

Paragon 28 Launches Phantom Hindfoot TTC/TC System
Paragon 28 launched the Phantom® Hindfoot TTC/TC System to address tibiotalocalcaneal and tibiocalcaneal arthrodesis.
December 18, 2019

Conventus Orthopaedics Acquires Intramedullary Technology from IntraFuse

Conventus Orthopaedics Acquires Intramedullary Technology from IntraFuse
Conventus Orthopaedics expanded into lower extremity orthopedics with an acquisition of all assets of IntraFuse, including proprietary intramedullary implants for the minimally invasive repair of fibula and other fractures. 
November 14, 2019

In2Bones Launches CoLink Mini Plating System

In2Bones launched the CoLink® Mini Plating System for fractures and fusions in the small bones of the foot.
October 1, 2019

Zimmer Biomet Recalls Certain Legacy Biomet Products

Zimmer Biomet voluntarily recalled various legacy Biomet products due to cleaning processes that could lead to elevated bacterial endotoxin and residual debris.
September 27, 2019

Onkos Surgical Launches My3D Personalized Surgery Platform

Onkos Surgical launched the My3D Personalized Solutions platform, powered by 3D Systems' VSP® (Virtual Surgical Planning) Orthopaedics.
September 26, 2019

Smith & Nephew Launches TRIGEN INTERTAN Fracture Nail Assurance Program

Smith & Nephew launched a product assurance program that will reimburse a healthcare facility for the cost of the TRIGEN INTERTAN Intertrochanteric Hip Fracture Nail if it fails.
September 26, 2019

First Patient Treated with CurvaFix Rodscrew

CurvaFix reported completion of the first surgical procedure using the CurvaFix® Intramedullary Rodscrew.
September 24, 2019

Globus Medical Launches AUTOBAHN IM Nails

Globus Medical introduced the AUTOBAHN® system of intramedullary nails to treat fractures in the tibia and femur.
September 13, 2019

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.
August 21, 2019

Paragon 28 Launches Silverback Ankle Fusion Plates

Paragon 28 launched the Silverback Ankle Fusion Plating System for tibiotalar and tibiotalocalcaneal ankle arthrodesis. 
August 14, 2019

OIC Launches Trochanteric Antegrade Femur Intramedullary Nail

The Orthopaedic Implant Company introduced the Trochanteric Antegrade Femur Intramedullary Nail, part of the OIC Intramedullary Nail System.
June 27, 2019

Panther Orthopedics Closes Financing

Panther Orthopedics closed a Series B financing and has expanded clinical use of its PUMA dynamic fixation system.
June 5, 2019

OrthoPediatrics Acquires Vilex, ExFix Technology

OrthoPediatrics acquired Vilex, with its Orthex Hexapod circular fixation technology and x-ray planning software, for USD $60MM. Vilex posted 2018 revenue of $11.8MM, mostly derived from U.S. sales.
May 17, 2019

Treace Medical: Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction Multicenter Study Results

Results from a retrospective, multicenter study with Treace Medical's Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction procedure revealed a 96.8% maintenance of 3-plane correction at 13.5-month follow-up with an early weight-bearing protocol.
February 19, 2019

NuVasive Receives Regulatory Clearances for Bone Transport System

NuVasive received FDA 510(k) clearance and CE Mark approval to market Precice® Bone Transport, an all-internal treatment for segmental bone loss in the tibia and femur.
February 7, 2019

Trice Medical to Purchase SegWAY Orthopaedics

Trice Medical will acquire SegWAY Orthopaedics, provider of minimally invasive endoscopic systems to treat the extremities.
January 30, 2019

DePuy Synthes Launches Femoral Neck System

DePuy Synthes commenced full launch of its Femoral Neck System to treat hip fractures.
December 14, 2018

WishBone Medical Granted License for Guided Growth Plate

WishBone Medical was granted a global, non-exclusive license for sale of a guided growth plating system to treat pediatric deformed limbs. Product launch is slated for 1Q19. 
December 12, 2018

Merete Technologies Launches Second Generation OsteoBridge IDSF

Merete Technologies commenced launch of the second generation OsteoBridge IDSF Rod System to manage diaphyseal bone loss in the humerus, tibia or femur of oncology patients.
November 27, 2018

In2Bones Launches CoLink View Plates

In2Bones launched CoLink® View titanium/PEEK-based bone plates.
July 30, 2018

Integra LifeSciences Reports 2Q18 Revenue

ORTHOWORLD estimates Integra LifeSciences' 2Q18 orthopaedic revenue at US $30.4MM, -0.6% vs. 2Q17, and 1H18 revenue of $55.2MM, -2.5% vs. 1H17.

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June 8, 2018

DePuy Synthes Launches Femoral Recon Nail

DePuy Synthes commenced U.S. launch of a Femoral Recon Nail to treat long thigh bone fractures.
May 24, 2018

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!
May 3, 2018

Stryker Posts 1Q18 Revenue

ORTHOWORLD estimates Stryker's 1Q18 orthopaedic revenue at US $1,724.9MM, +7.0% from 1Q17. 

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March 7, 2018

Onkos Surgical, 3D Systems Partner for Surgical Oncology Tools

Onkos Surgical signed a 4-year agreement with 3D Systems to develop and advance patient-specific tools for use in tumor-related reconstruction in the pelvis and long bones.
March 7, 2018

Extremity Medical Affirms 2018 Product Launch Plans

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.
March 7, 2018

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. 
March 2, 2018

Integra LifeSciences Posts 4Q17, 2017 Revenue

ORTHOWORLD estimates Integra LifeSciences' 4Q17 orthopaedic revenue at US $27.42MM, +7.3% from 4Q16, and 2017 revenue of $107.8MM, +8.6% vs. 2016.

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January 31, 2018

Advanced Biomedical Technologies Gains Patent for Polyamide Plate

Advanced Biomedical Technologies was granted a patent, titled "Bone Fracture Plate Made of High Grade Polymer Materials," in The People's Republic of China.
January 30, 2018

First Clinical Use of MedShape’s DynaNail XL

MedShape announced successful completion of first surgeries with DynaNail® XL, a longer-length tibiotalocalcaneal fusion system.
January 17, 2018

Merete Awarded Patent for 1 Compression Locking Hole Plate

Merete was issued a new U.S. patent addressing a bone plate that provides constant compression and locking with a single-hole, one-screw design.
January 3, 2018

OrthoPediatrics Launches Titanium PediPlates

OrthoPediatrics launched Titanium PediPlates®, expanding its physeal tethering offering. 
December 22, 2017

OsteoMed Launches InstaFix Shape Memory Staple

OsteoMed commenced full release of InstaFix™, a shape memory fixation system delivered in a disposable, sterile kit.
November 14, 2017

MedShape Receives FDA Clearance for DynaNail XL

MedShape received FDA 510(k) clearance to market the DynaNail® XL tibiotalocalcaneal fusion system.
October 23, 2017

DePuy Synthes 3Q17 Orthopaedic Revenue +0.5% YoY

ORTHOWORLD estimates DePuy Synthes' 3Q17 orthopaedic revenue at US $2,120.6MM, +0.5% vs. 3Q16, with 9 months 2017 revenue of $6,545.8MM, +0.4% vs. the prior year.

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October 12, 2017

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.
October 11, 2017

DePuy Synthes Launches MAXFRAME Multi-Axial Correction System

DePuy Synthes is launching MAXFRAME™, a 3D simulation assisted external circular fixation device for the treatment of limb deformity in the arm, leg, foot or ankle. 
July 21, 2017

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.
May 9, 2017

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.
March 28, 2017

Series A Investment in Panther Orthopedics

Medeon Biodesign closed a Series A investment in Panther Orthopedics, a start-up developing devices for dynamic fracture fixation in the extremities.
March 23, 2017

One-Year Study Results: Percutaneous Application of the IlluminOss System

Study results indicate that percutaneous intramedullary fixation provided by IlluminOss Medical's light curable monomer system can provide stabilization of fractures without open surgery.
February 10, 2017

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)
January 4, 2017

OrthoPediatrics Launches New Distal Femoral Osteotomy System

OrthoPediatrics launched a new Distal Femoral Osteotomy system to treat a variety of conditions such as varus and valgus knee deformities and flexion contracture.
December 1, 2016

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.
October 31, 2016

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. 
October 14, 2016

aap Implantate Launches Periprosthetic LOQTEQ System

aap Implantate commenced launch of its periprosthetic LOQTEQ® system, beginning with a distal lateral femur plate 4.5 PP.
September 7, 2016

In2Bones USA Completes Merger to Form i2b Global

In2Bones SAS has merged with In2Bones USA, its largest distributor, to form i2b, a global company serving the upper and lower extremities orthopaedic markets.
May 31, 2016

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.
April 29, 2016

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.
January 11, 2016

Bio2 Technologies Receives FDA Clearance for Extremities Fusion Implant

Bio2 Technologies received FDA 510(k) clearance to market a fusion system for interphalangeal fusion, fracture repair and osteotomies of toes, fingers and other small bones. Limited product launch is slated for 2Q16.