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Computer-Assisted Technologies Gain Traction in Orthopaedics
By Hannah Corcoran The use of computer-assisted surgery systems that incorporate robotics, surgical planning and navigation have the potential to bring reproducible results to orthopaedics through imaging, alignment and guidance tools that control surgical variable...
Medtronic Announces U.S. Launch of Spine Essentials
Medtronic commenced U.S. launch of Spine Essentials™, implants and instruments designed to lend efficie...
Mazor Robotics Signs Commercial and Investment Agreements With Medtronic
Mazor Robotics entered into strategic agreements with
LDR Reports 1Q16 Revenue
LDR posted 1Q16 revenue of US $42.4MM, +8.4% from 1Q15. (U.S. $33.9MM, +8.3%; ex-U.S. $8.5MM, +8.8%) Growth is as-repor...
Medtronic Presents Results of 7-year Study on 2-level Prestige LP Cervical Disc
Seven-year follow-up data demonstrated favorable clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction for Medtronic's
Orthopaedic Industry Surpassed $46 Billion in 2015

Demographics and Distribution: Finding the Best Foreign Market for a Device
Companies that achieve success in their home market are frequently compelled to expand to international soil to take advantage of desirable demographics and less competition. Many feel that it’s a natural progression. However, selecting the right market for your product, and setting up an...
Ortho Kinematics Receives CE Mark for Vertebral Motion Analysis
Ortho Kinematics received CE Mark approval for its Vertebral Motion Analysis (VMA) technology. Commerciali...
SpineSource Launches Expandable Lumbar Interbody Cage in U.S.
SpineSource commenced U.S. launch of the titanium alloy L-Varlock Lumbar Cage, reportedly the only expandabl...
Independent Peer-Reviewed 5-Year Follow-Up: 2-Level Cervical Disc Replacement vs. ACDF
Results from 5-year clinical study comparing cervical total disc replacement (LDR's Mobi-C) with anterio...
Bundled Payments: AAOS Conversations Center on CJR and Beyond
By Carolyn LaWell The advent of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid’s Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) program fueled AAOS Annual Meeting conversations regarding the best response by hospitals, surgeons and device companies to bundled payment re...
Medtronic Launches AVILA Interbody Fusion Devices in the EU
Medtronic commenced EU launch of AVILA™ devices, intended for use in open and minimally invasive anterio...
Life Spine Receives FDA Clearance for PROLIFT Expandable Interbody System
Life Spine received FDA 510(k) clearance to market the PROLIFT® Expandable Interbody System fo...
Company Revenue 2015: K2M
2015: $215.9MM, +16.9% CC (U.S. $155.3MM, +16.7%; ex-U.S. $60.7MM, +17.7% CC) 4Q15: $54.2MM, +10.7% CC ORTHOWORLD estimates 2015 segment revenue and as-reported growth as follows. Spine $211.5MM, +15.6% Orthobiologics $4.4MM, +18.6% ...
Medtronic Posts FY3Q16 Spine Revenue
Medtronic posted FY3Q16 spinal revenue of US $704MM, -2% CC vs. FY3Q15. (U.S. $506MM, -3%; ex-U.S. ~$198MM, -9%
Company Revenue 2015: Medtronic
Calendar year 2015: $2,931.0MM, -2.8% as reported FY3Q16 (period ended 1/29/16): $704MM, -2% CC (U.S. $506MM, -3%; ex-U.S. ~$198MM, -9% as-reported) ORTHOWORLD estimates 2015 segment revenue and as-reported growth as follows.
Emerging Business Models Address Disruption in Orthopaedics
By April C. Bright To offset the shifting economic and regulatory environment, Bill Tribe, Ph.D., partner at consulting firm A.T. Kearney, foresees the need for companies to abandon traditional business models and begin to develop and implement distinctive, proprietary ones. Tho...
FDA Panel Convenes to Discuss Medtronic's DIAM Spinal Stabilization System
On 2/19/16, FDA's Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel will meet regarding the PMA for Medtronic's D...
VEXIM Initiates New Clinical Study of SpineJack vs. Conservative Treatment of VCFs
Vexim initiated a new clinical study in France to compare 1-year and 2-year follow-up of
Vexim Hits Milestone, 25,000 SpineJack Units Sold
Vexim achieved a milestone of 25,000 SpineJack® units sold since market launch in 2011....
FDA Approves Medtronic's INFUSE Bone Graft for New Spine Indications
FDA has approved additional spine surgery indications for Medtronic's Infuse® Bone Graft, s...
Medtronic Reports FY2Q16 Revenue
Medtronic posted FY2Q16 (ended 10/30/15) spinal revenue of
Investors Shy From Start-Up Risk, Continue to Back Growth-Stage Companies
By Carolyn LaWell Investors continue to back growth-stage device companies and those at the intersection of medical and information technology, as opposed to start-ups—a trend that is expected to endure in 2016. The investment community’s oppositio...
Funding Sources: Four Company Snapshots
By Hannah Corcoran Securing funding is a critical step for companies as they jump the hurdles to market entry. The most common way that early-stage companies seek funding is to issue equity to investors (usually preferred stock, sometimes common stock), a...
NASS Revises Coverage Recommendation for Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
The North American Spine Society (NASS) has revised its formal coverage recommendation for Cervical Artificial Disc Re...
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