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8/30/2020
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Smith & Nephew Launches ARIA Platform to Connect Patients With Providers

Smith & Nephew announced Aug. 25 that it has launched ARIA, a care management platform and application powered by the firm’s Real Intelligence ecosystem and its Positive Connections ASC program. AR...

8/20/2020
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Procedure Volumes Collapse in Pandemic-Affected Q2-2020

US orthopedic surgeons responding to Market Scope’s Q2-2020 surveys said orthopedic procedures declined 30.3 percent in Q2 compared with the same quarter last year. Our surveys covered knee arthrop...

8/20/2020
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Orthopedic Deals Experience Huge Summer Spike

Fifteen noteworthy deals took place from June 23 through July 28. This is a huge increase from six deals in the previous month. The largest disclosed transaction was Medtronic’s acquisition of Medi...

8/20/2020
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Companies Claim Optimism in Q2 Earnings Calls Despite Growth of COVID-19 Cases

Many orthopedic companies reported better-than-expected results for Q2 and voiced optimism for continued recovery despite troubling COVID-19 statistics and the fact that orthopedic surgeons reporte...

8/20/2020
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US Shoulder Surgeon Survey Reveals Important Trends

Market Scope surveyed US shoulder surgeons in June 2020, asking them about surgery volume, location of surgery, types of procedures, patient selection criteria, and the importance of barriers to sh...

8/20/2020
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FDA Grants 47 Clearances in Pandemic-Affected July 2020

FDA regulators were able to grant 47 orthopedic device clearances in July 2020 despite COVID-19 pandemic impediments. The number of clearances was the same as July 2019. However, year-to-date clear...

8/16/2020
Orthopedic
DJO Launches Motion iQ Software for Surgical Patient Care

DJO announced Aug. 6 that is has launched a new software platform, Motion iQ, for connecting orthopedic surgical patients with their care team. It provides personalized messaging services, customiz...

8/16/2020
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Conformis iTotal PS Knee Achieves High Patient Satisfaction Ratings

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Reviews published in July an 18- to 24-month study of patients receiving Conformis’ iTotal posterior-stabilized knee implant. One hundred knee replacements wer...

8/16/2020
Orthopedic
AO Foundation and OBERD Launch Global Database for Trauma

The AO Foundation and OBERD announced Aug. 11 that they have launched a new global patient database: AO Global Data. The database will be available for researchers and trauma clinicians; the first ...

8/7/2020
Orthopedic
OrthoPAC Backs Three Surgeons Running for Congress; One Remains

The Orthopaedic Political Action Committee (OrthoPAC) of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) endorsed three candidates for the US Congressional election in November. This is the...

8/7/2020
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LaunchPad Medical Rebrands As RevBio

Massachusetts-based LaunchPad Medical rebranded as RevBio, the company announced Aug. 4. RevBio’s predominant offering is Tetranite bone adhesive biomaterial. Tetranite is used in dental and orthop...

8/7/2020
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NEO Pedicle Screw System Saves Time and Money in Study

Neo Medical announced July 29 that a study of its NEO Pedicle Screw System was recently published in Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery. The study compared the average surgical time and overall procedu...

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8/7/2020
Orthopedic
OIC Launches One Procedure, One Price Initiative

The Orthopaedic Implant Company (OIC) announced July 29 that it has launched its One Procedure, One Price initiative, which is designed to ensure a standard cost of care for orthopedic procedures. ...

8/2/2020
Orthopedic
HSS Ranked #1 in Orthopedics for Eleventh Year

Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York announced July 28 that it was top-ranked orthopedic hospital in the country by US News & World Report. This is the 11th consecutive time HSS has recei...

8/2/2020
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Ortho RTI Releases Positive Preclinical Data for Ortho-R Therapy

Ortho Regenerative Technologies Inc. (Ortho RTI) announced July 28 that its Ortho-R biopolymer achieved positive results in a large animal preclinical trial. Ortho-R is a muco-adhesive, Chitosan-ba...

8/2/2020
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Smith & Nephew Launches RI Hip Navigation System

Smith & Nephew announced July 28 that its RI Hip Navigation is now available for total hip arthroplasty (THA) procedures. The system is part of Smith & Nephew’s real intelligence (RI) brand of tech...

8/2/2020
KneeOrthopedic
Aetna Responds to Conformis’ Suit Regarding Custom Implants

Conformis filed a lawsuit against Aetna on May 8, 2020, claiming that the payer violated state law and the Employee Retirement and Income Security Act (ERISA) by refusing to cover its custom knee i...

8/2/2020
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NIA Guidelines Expand Access to prodisc L

Centinel Spine announced July 22 that National Imaging Associates (NIA) included a positive coverage recommendation for its prodisc L lumbar disc replacement device in a recent medical necessity gu...

7/24/2020
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Zimmer Biomet Recalls European Polyethylene Implants Over Endotoxin Elevation

Zimmer announced July 16 that it has recalled an unspecified amount of polyethylene orthopedic implants in Europe due to the possibility of elevated endotoxins in the material. The recall notice wa...

7/24/2020
OrthopedicShoulder
Exactech Updates Manufacturing Process for Equinoxe Shoulder Implant

Exactech said July 21 that it is transitioning the production of its Equinoxe stemless shoulder implant to direct metal 3D laser printing; the implants were previously made by electron beam melting...

7/24/2020
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Caldolor Reduces Opioid Use in Orthopedic Trauma Study

Cumberland Pharmaceuticals announced results of a Level 1 trauma center study on July 20. Ninety-nine orthopedic trauma patients were included in the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled st...

7/24/2020
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Update to Medicare Policy Benefits Augment Regenerative Solutions

Recent changes to Medicare pass-through payment calculations will allow outpatient surgery centers to be paid for Augment regenerative products in hindfoot and ankle procedures, Wright Medical anno...

7/24/2020
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Galt Pharmaceuticals’ Non-Opioid Drug Approved Two Months Ahead of Schedule

Galt Pharmaceuticals announced July 16 that its non-opioid pain medication Orphengesic Forte (orphenadrine citrate, aspirin, and caffeine) received approval from the FDA for its supplemental abbrev...

7/17/2020
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Smith & Nephew Launches Real Intelligence Technology and CORI Handheld Robot

On July 14, Smith & Nephew launched its Real Intelligence group of technology solutions, including patient engagement, pre-op planning, digital and robotic surgery, post-op assessment, and outcomes...

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