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Mako Hip Updates Expected to Roll Out in Q2-2020

Stryker executives spoke in depth about the Mako surgical robot’s success and future plans during their Q4-2019 earnings call. CEO Kevin Lobo said the Mako hip software will get an upgrade in Q2-20...

INSPAN Device for Lumbar Fixation Achieves Positive Five-Year Results

INSPAN announced Feb. 11 that 56 patients who received its Slim Spinous Process Plate System for degenerative spinal stenosis demonstrated improved outcomes after five years. All patients had the d...

Tenon Medical’s Catamaran SI Fusion System Demonstrates Over 85 Percent Pain Reduction at Six Weeks

Tenon Medical, a privately held company based in California, released results from a new clinical study on Feb 10. Patients receiving SI joint fixation surgery with Tenon’s Catamaran system had an ...

GraMedica Announces Study Showing Foot Realignment Can Correct Knee Pain

GraMedica, a global foot and ankle product company, announced Feb. 13 that a new study showed that extra-osseous talotarsal stabilization (EOTTS) can substantially reduce or eliminate knee misalign...

SeaSpine and 7D Surgical Sign Co-Marketing Agreement

SeaSpine announced Feb. 7 that it has entered a co-marketing agreement with 7D Surgical. The two companies will integrate their product offerings and design SeaSpine instrumentation that is optimiz...

McCarthy Hired as Collagen Matrix CEO

Collagen Matrix reported Jan. 30 that it hired Shawn McCarthy as its new CEO, effective Jan. 27. McCarthy was most recently the general manager of Boston Scientific’s structural heart valve busines...

NASS Publishes Guidelines for Low Back Pain

The North American Spine Society (NASS) released evidence-based guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of low back pain on Jan. 29. The publication provides over 100 recommendation statements i...

SpinalCyte Changes Its Name to FibroGenesis

SpinalCyte, a biotechnology company based in Houston, Texas, is rebranding to FibroGenesis. This change, announced Jan. 31, was purportedly chosen to better reflect the company’s product portfolio....

Algorithm Identifies Predictive Factors Associated With Hip Complications

Benedict Nwachukwu at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York and his colleagues have developed a machine-learning algorithm that can predict the outcome of femoroacetabular impingement arth...

100 Thousand Conformis Knee Implants Sold

Conformis announced Jan. 30 that it has sold 100 thousand patient-specific knee implants in the US. The firm uses its iFit technology to print components and select implants based on pre-op patient...

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Surgeons Anticipate an Increase in Reverse TSA

Seventy-two percent of respondents to Market Scope's Q4-2019 shoulder survey expected their number of reverse TSA procedures to increase in the next 12 months. Reverse shoulder procedures are n...

Orthopedic US FDA 510(k) Clearances

During the past month, the FDA cleared 44 orthopedic medical devices through the 510(K) pathway. One-third (15) of the devices are for spine, another nine are indicated for extremity fixation, and ...

Past News Stories

$695 Million in Disclosed Deals Announced Since Mid-December

Twelve noteworthy deals were announced between mid-December 2019 and mid-January 2020. Six of these did not disclose amounts. The largest disclosed amount by far was RTI’s sale of its OEM business ...

Coronavirus Likely to Have Short-Term Impact on Market

As of Feb. 12, there were over 45 thousand confirmed cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) around the world. The WHO declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on Jan. 30...

Active Implants’ NUsurface Offers Novel Meniscus Treatment Alternative

Active Implants’ NUsurface meniscus implant offers a novel treatment for patients who have torn or otherwise damaged their meniscus and are not yet candidates for joint replacement. NUsurface is ma...

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Surgeons Report 4.2 Percent Growth in Arthroplasty Procedures in Q4-2019

US orthopedic surgeons responding to Market Scope’s Q4-2019 knee, hip, and shoulder surveys said arthroplasty procedures increased 4.2 percent in Q4-2019 compared with the same quarter last year. O...

Material Advancements Could Spark Growth in the Interbody Device Market

In the long history of spine fusion surgery, only a few materials have gained popularity. The PEEK and solid titanium cages introduced in the early 1990s have not changed significantly in the last ...

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Knee Surgeons Value Revision Model Availability

Market Scope surveyed US knee surgeons in December 2019 to gauge the importance of various knee implant features. Opinions varied widely: 76.9 percent of surgeons said having a revision model avail...

RSIP Vision Releases AI-Based Shoulder Replacement Planning Solution

RSIP Vision announced Jan. 28 that its new shoulder replacement solution will integrate with existing planning programs and provide surgeons with a 3D anatomical joint model. The company claims tha...

geko Device Is Designed to Reduce Post-Surgical Edema

Sky Medical Technology, based in England, has FDA approval for its geko device. The device is designed to prevent lower limb edema after joint replacement surgery by stimulating the common peroneal...

KiOmed Pharma’s OA Injectable Receives CE Mark, Company Signs Distribution Agreement

KiOmed Pharma, a provider of animal-free therapeutic solutions for patients with high-impact pathologies, announced Jan. 23 that its single-injection implant for knee OA pain received CE marking. T...

Preservation of Posterior Tibial Slope Leads to Better Clinical Outcomes in Study

A study published in January in the journal Orthopedics demonstrated that maintaining a patient’s natural posterior tibial slope improves TKA outcomes. Howard et al. examined radiographic and clini...

Study Suggests Biofilms Corrode Titanium Spine Implants

A study by Ayers, PhD, et al. in the journal Orthopedics examined 60 explanted titanium spine implants for evidence of corrosion associated with biofilms. Areas of the implants with biofilm had sig...

DTM Stimulation Provides Superior Relief in Medtronic Study

Medtronic announced Jan. 21 that results of a randomized controlled trial were published, comparing conventional spinal cord stimulation (SCS) with Differential Targeted Multiplexed (DTM) SCS. Pati...

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