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5/29/2020
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AAOS Registry Updates

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) published a summary of registry updates in its May issue of AAOS Now. Of note, the AAOS collaborated with the American Association of Neurologica...

5/29/2020
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Cole, MD, Is New AANA President

Brian Cole, MD, became president of the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) on May 20. Cole is managing partner of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University and a physician for the Chicag...

5/29/2020
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Curexo Spine Robot Obtains CE Marking

Curexo announced May 18 that its spine robot, CUVIS-spine, received CE marking. CUVIS-spine assists with pedicle screw placement and intraoperative navigation. It is compatible with C-arm and O-arm...

5/29/2020
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Actifit Meniscal Scaffold Receives Breakthrough Device Designation

Orteq Sports Medicine said May 26 that its Actifit meniscal scaffold has been granted breakthrough device designation by the FDA. The scaffold is designed for patients with irreparable meniscal tea...

5/29/2020
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Smith+Nephew Launches Journey II Unicompartmental Knee

Smith+Nephew announced May 20 that it has launched its Journey II unicompartmental knee system. New features include Oxinium (oxidized zirconium) material technology, updated instrumentation, a lat...

5/22/2020
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Conformis Sues Aetna Over Customized Implant Exclusion

Conformis filed a lawsuit in Massachusetts on May 8, stating that Aetna violated state law and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by refusing to cover customized knee implants. Aetna stopp...

5/22/2020
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Histogen’s Disc Repair Treatment Achieves Positive Preclinical Results

Histogen announced May 14 that its naturally derived material for spinal disc repair, HST 004, has achieved significant preclinical results. Data were published in the Journal of Medicine and Surgi...

5/22/2020
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Cerapedics’ i-Factor Bone Graft Performs Well in Lumbar Fusion Study

i-Factor, a peptide-enhanced bone graft from Cerapedics, achieved clinical significance in a lumbar fusion study, the company said May 19. Data were recently published in The Spine Journal. Elderly...

5/22/2020
OrthopedicRegulatory
Foresee-X Smart Glasses Receive CE Mark

Taiwan Main Orthopaedic Biotechnology Company announced May 14 that its Foresee-X augmented reality surgical glasses received CE marking. The technology allows the surgeon to keep his or her eyes o...

5/19/2020
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US 510(k) Clearances in April Occurred at Brisk Pace

FDA regulators and companies were able to process a near record number of orthopedic device approvals in April despite COVID-19 headwinds. Forty-nine approvals were granted, which is a 44 percent i...

5/19/2020
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Financing Deals Total Nearly $18 Million in Past Month

OrthoSpin, Axis Spine, and Bone Therapeutics announced successful financing rounds between March 31 and April 30. The funds from these three rounds totaled nearly $18 million. Other deals included ...

5/19/2020
Orthopedic
Post-COVID-19 Reopening Plans Dominate Discussions

Politicians, hospitals, doctors, and manufacturers are motivated to reopen clinics and surgery centers as soon as possible. However, most epidemiologists and many patients are less enthusiastic due...

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5/19/2020
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US Orthopedic Procedure Volumes Fall in Q1-2020 Due to COVID-19

US orthopedic surgeons responding to Market Scope’s Q1-2020 surveys said orthopedic procedures declined 7.1 percent during the quarter compared with the same quarter last year. Our surveys covered ...

5/15/2020
Orthopedic
DJO Offers Free Six Months of OaraScore

On May 12, DJO said it will be offering a free six-month trial of its outpatient risk assessment algorithm, OaraScore, to new users. OaraScore is a software tool that analyzes patient information t...

5/15/2020
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Knee+ Navigation System Receives CE Mark

Vuzix Corporation announced May 7 that Pixee Medical’s orthopedic navigation system Knee+ received CE marking for total knee arthroplasty. Vuzix produces the smart glasses (M400) that Pixee’s syste...

5/15/2020
Orthopedic
3D-Side’s Customize Launches in US

3D-Side’s web-based platform for implant design, Customize, is now available in the US, the company announced May 5. Customize is designed for medical device manufacturers seeking to offer patient-...

5/15/2020
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OPSInsight Cleared for Total Hip Arthroplasty

Corin announced May 12 that its OPSInsight cloud-based software program for pre-operative planning received 510(k) clearance for total hip arthroplasty. OPS (Optimized Positioning System) software ...

5/7/2020
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Knee Survey for Q4-2019 Reveals Practice Trends

Market Scope surveyed US knee surgeons about their practice in Q4-2019, including surgery volume, surgery location, procedure types, and the importance of various implant features. Our Q4-2019 resu...

5/8/2020
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AAOS and OREF Collaborate to Target Key Musculoskeletal Research

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) announced a new partnership on May 7. The two organizations will collaborate to driv...

5/8/2020
ClinicalOrthopedicPharmaceutical
Flexion Therapeutics’ FX301 Performs Well in Preclinical Pain Study

Flexion Therapeutics announced positive preclinical porcine study data on April 27. The company’s locally administered peripheral nerve block candidate, FX301, provided post-op analgesia without mo...

5/8/2020
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Modernizing Medicine Partners With Appriss Health to Provide Better Access to Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

Modernizing Medicine, a health care information technology company, announced a new partnership on April 30 with Appriss Health. Modernizing Medicine’s electronic health record system, EMA, will be...

5/8/2020
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 OrthoGrid, nView medical Partner to Combine 3D Imaging and Guidance

nView medical announced April 30 that it has entered a partnership with OrthoGrid Systems, a global provider of intraoperative alignment technology. nView will be combining its 3D medical imaging s...

5/1/2020
LeadershipOrthopedic
Cheryl Blanchard Named Anika’s President and CEO

Cheryl Blanchard, PhD, became the new president and CEO of Anika Therapeutics on April 26. Blanchard has been the company’s interim CEO since February of this year, and she has served on the board ...

5/1/2020
OrthopedicRobotSpine
ReWalk Robotic Exoskeleton Receives Coverage From Two Large German Insurers

ReWalk announced April 23 that its ReWalk 6.0 robotic exoskeleton system for spinal cord injury patients is covered by two national German insurance companies. Collectively, Techniker Krankenkasse ...

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