Upper 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.
June 9, 2021

ExsoMed Launches ArcPhix Angled Compression Screw

ExsoMed Launches ArcPhix Angled Compression Screw
The ArcPhix angled compression screw was designed specifically to help achieve controlled functional flexion in distal interphalangeal joint fusion.
February 2, 2021

First Case with McGinley Orthopedics Lever Action Plate

First Case with McGinley Orthopedics Lever Action Plate
This is reportedly the first functional plate on the market, offering an opportunity to avoid suboptimal anatomic alignments which can lead to traumatic arthritis.
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.
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

DePuy Synthes Launches Radial Head Replacement

DePuy Synthes Launches Radial Head Replacement
The system features side loading spacers and single-use instrument kits, as well as radiolucent trials to improve visualization and sizing.
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 27, 2020

ExsoMed Completes Second Financing Round

ExsoMed Completes Second Financing Round
Proceeds will drive ExsoMed's fracture repair products for the hand, including launches scheduled for late 2020 and early 2021.
August 13, 2020

Integra Claws Back from Massive April Declines

Integra Claws Back from Massive April Declines
The company's orthopedic sales declined -49% in 2Q20 but recovered significantly from -80% declines in April. Integra expects improvement through 2H20.

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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

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 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.
May 1, 2020

Conventus Orthopaedics to Acquire Flower Orthopedics

Conventus Orthopaedics to Acquire Flower Orthopedics
This is the next step of Conventus' transformation as it expands distribution channels and builds its portfolio with product development and acquisitions.
March 31, 2020

Acumed Adds Acute Thoracic Products to its Portfolio

Acumed Adds Acute Thoracic Products to its Portfolio
Acumed is adding products from Acute Innovations, an Acumed company that manufactures systems to treat traumatic chest wall injuries, to its portfolio. 
December 13, 2019

In2Bones Launches AlloAid BioNail Implant

In2Bones Launches AlloAid BioNail Implant
In2Bones commenced global launch of the AlloAid BioNail™ engineered allograft implant for reconstructive surgery of the hand and 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 24, 2019

Zimmer Biomet Acquires SIG Medical

Zimmer Biomet has acquired SIG Medical, developer of the AdvantageRib fixation system.
September 5, 2019

Smith & Nephew Launches EVOS WRIST Plating

Smith & Nephew launched the EVOS WRIST Plating System to treat simple and complex wrist fractures.
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.
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.
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. 
November 19, 2018

BONESUPPORT Announces Positive top-line data from the CERTiFy CERAMENT Study

BONESUPPORT announced that the CERTiFy study of CERAMENT bone void filler met its primary endpoint of non-inferiority to autologous iliac bone graft in the treatment of tibia plateau 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

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. 
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 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 4, 2018

Conventus Orthopaedics Receives $12MM Venture Loan

Conventus Orthopaedics closed a US $12MM venture loan. Funds will support commercialization of Nitinol-based cage technology, used to treat periarticular fractures.
December 12, 2017

OrthoPediatrics Launches Wrist Fusion Plate

OrthoPediatrics is expanding its PediFrag line with launch of a pediatric-specific Wrist Fusion Plate system.
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. 
September 15, 2017

Globus Medical’s First Trauma Case

Globus Medical completed its first orthopaedic trauma case using the ANTHEM™ Distal Radius Fracture system. 
July 11, 2017

DePuy Synthes Launches Distal Radius Sterile Kit

DePuy Synthes introduced a sterilized, single-use system of instruments and implants to treat wrist fractures.
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.
April 21, 2017

aap Enters US Distribution Agreement for LOQTEQ Radius System

aap Implantate entered into a distribution agreement for the LOQTEQ® Radius System with an unnamed, U.S.-based global medical technology company.
April 10, 2017

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

Strategic orthopaedic-related 510(k)s issued in March 2017 include: Joinix Cannular System (Aju Pharm), Unicompartmental Knee (Bodycad), Microfet 2 Dynamometer (Hoggan Scientific), Flex-Thread Clavicle Pin (Intrafuse), Evolution Revision Tibial System (MicroPort Orthopedics)
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.
March 16, 2017

Integra Launches Titan Press-Fit Reverse Shoulder for Fracture

Integra LifeSciences launched the Titan™ Press-Fit Reverse Shoulder for Fracture, a 2-piece stem design that does not require cement for fixation.
March 1, 2017

Shoulder Options Seeks to Divest Proximal Humerus Plates

Shoulder Options seeks to divest its AFT™ Proximal Humerus Fracture, AFT Greater Tuberosity Fracture and CRP™ Cuff Repair plates.
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)
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.
September 14, 2016

Stryker to Acquire Instratek

Stryker entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Instratek, provider of implants and minimally invasive soft tissue recession instrumentation for foot, ankle and upper extremity procedures.
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.
July 19, 2016

DePuy Synthes trauma Launches Variable Angle Locking Hand System

DePuy Synthes trauma commenced global launch of the Variable Angle Locking Hand System, comprising anatomically-contoured and low-profile plates to treat hand fractures and to correct deformities. 
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.
May 10, 2016

DePuy Synthes/JNJ Acquiring BioMedical Enterprises

DePuy Orthopaedics has acquired BioMedical Enterprises, a manufacturer of Nitinol orthopaedic implants for small bone fixation to treat bunions, hammertoes, hand/wrist deformities, etc.
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 13, 2016

Strategic Orthopaedic-related 510(k)s issued in December 2015

Strategic orthopaedic-related 510(k)s issued in December 2015 include: Fusion Implant System (Bio2 Technologies), Spinal Fixation System (Changzhou Dingjian Medical), Metallic Intramedullary Nail (Changzhou Waston Medical), Latitude-C Cervical Interbody Spacer (DeGen Medical), V-Steady and V-Fast Bone Cements (G21), Firefly Pedicle Screw Navigational Guide (Mighty Oak Medical), Apex Revision Knee (OMNIlife sciences), Remedy Shoulder Spacer (Osteoremedies), Internal Joint Stabilizer, Elbow (Skeletal Dynamics) 
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.