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Stryker has announced it has cleared all regulatory hurdles previously in the way of its planned $4 billion acquisition of Wright Medical.
Mergers & Acquisitions, Orthopedics, Small Joints

Stryker Goes to Extrem(iti)es with Wright Medical Acquisition

November 12, 2020
Stryker has announced it has cleared all regulatory hurdles previously in the way of its planned $4.7 billion acquisition of Wright Medical. The tender offer was initiated back in November 2019 and has now been completed as of November 11, 2020.  “Wright Medical has built a successful business, and together we look forward to working......
Anika Announces New Wrist Replacement Technology – WristMotion System
Orthopedics, Small Joints

Anika Announces New Wrist Replacement Technology – WristMotion System

November 3, 2020
Anika Therapeutics, Inc. announced that the WristMotion Total Arthroplasty System received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The WristMotion System is used in procedures to replace painful wrist joints due to rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or post-traumatic arthritis, allowing a patient to maintain native biomechanics. This replacement implant is an entirely new approach......
Orthopedics, Spine

World Spine Day 2020 – BACK ON TRACK

October 16, 2020
October 16th is the official World Spine Day, organized and coordinated by the World Federation of Chiropractors. This year’s theme is Back On Track, celebrating people being able to reactivate and revitalize their bodies by getting out and focusing on effective spine care. World Spine Day is celebrated to raise awareness around the prevention and......
Market Share Shifts due to Smith+Nephew’s Acquisition of Integra LifeSciences
Orthopedics, Small Joints

Radical Market Share Shifts due to Smith+Nephew’s Acquisition of Integra LifeSciences’ Extremity Orthopedics Division

September 30, 2020
Smith+Nephew (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN) have announced that they have an agreement to acquire the Extremity Orthopedics business of Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:IART) for $240 million.  Smith+Nephew noted that the portfolio includes devices, implants and instruments designed for shoulder replacement and reconstruction of bones in the hand, wrist and elbow, as well as the foot and......
Large Joints, Orthopedic Soft Tissue, Orthopedics

Engage Surgical Granted FDA Approval for Cementless Engage Partial Knee System

August 17, 2020
Engage Surgical has gained FDA approval for its Engage Partial Knee system, making it the only cementless partial knee system approved for use in the U.S. It uses Engage’s innovative Anchor technology to provide stability at the tibial surface, and increased compression compared to other techniques. The Engage Partial Knee system is also combined with......
Arthroscopy, Large Joints, Orthopedics

Osso VR Partnering with MicroPort Orthopedics to Provide VR Training Module for Hip and Knee System

August 13, 2020
Osso VR has been providing a virtual surgical training platform to provide an education to medical students who are currently unable to receive in-person training due to COVID-19. They have recently partnered with MicroPort Orthopedics, to provide students with an opportunity to take part in VR training of the surgical techniques used by MicroPort. The......
Top 6 surprising developments in the U.S. Sports Medicine Device market
Orthopedic Soft Tissue, Orthopedics

Top 6 Surprising Developments in the U.S. Sports Medicine Device Market

August 12, 2020
According to the latest study by iData Research, the U.S. sports medicine market was valued at $1.7 billion by 2020. The total market is highly limited by the relatively stable incidence rate of tendon and ligament injuries, which varies greatly among different anatomies and different population groups. In spite of this trend, the level of......
anika announces six new fda approved sports medicine products
Arthroscopy, Orthopedic Soft Tissue, Orthopedics

Anika Releasing Six New FDA-Approved Sports Medicine Products in 2020

August 11, 2020
Anika, an orthopedic device manufacturer based out of Bedford, Massachusetts, has announced the release of six new sports medicine products in 2020. This marks the first time Anika has released new products since acquiring Parcus Medical and Arthrosurface earlier in the year. All six of these products have received FDA approval. They are mainly focused......
Hernia Repair surgery
Articles, COVID-19 Industry Insights, Hernia Repair, Soft Tissue Repair

Over 1 Million Hernia Repair Surgeries are Performed in the US – Market Overview

July 3, 2020
Based on the latest market study by iData Research, there are over 1 million hernia repair surgeries performed every year in the United States. A hernia is a condition in which part of the intestine bulges through a weak area in the abdominal muscles, so hernia repair involves repositioning this intestine back into the body......
Orthopedics, Spine

Vivex Publishes Initial Clinical Results of VIA Disc Injectable Treatment

June 24, 2020
Vivex is a company based out of Atlanta, Georgia, that specializes in regenerative medicine. Vivex has developed the VIA Disc, an innovative injectable treatment for degenerative disc disease. The first major clinical study regarding this treatment was conducted recently, with promising results. Lower back pain is the leading cause of work disability in the world......
Sirakoss Osteo3 ZP Putty granted 510(k) clearance by FDA
Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedics, Spine

Sirakoss Ltd. granted 510(k) FDA clearance for Osteo3 ZP Putty

June 22, 2020
The FDA has granted 510(k) clearance for the Osteo3 ZP Putty from Sirakoss Ltd. Sirakoss is based out of Aberdeen, Scotland, and originated from research conducted out of the University of Aberdeen. Sirakoss produces nanosynthetic bone regeneration products, providing an alternative to other devices used in spine and trauma bone grafts. Products such as these......
COVID-19 Industry Insights, Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedics, Spine

Moving Forward in the Spine Surgery Industry – COVID-19 Impacts

June 22, 2020
From the onset of COVID-19, changes were made to various facets of healthcare systems, including the Spine Surgery industry. Many of these changes were adopted in a reactionary manner, in order to protect those at risk. However, it has become evident that some of these changes bear issues that must be addressed to ensure optimal......
First augmented reality spine surgery completed with augmedics xvision spine
Medical Imaging, Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedics, Spine

First Augmented Reality Spinal Surgery Completed in U.S. with Augmedics XVision Spine System

June 22, 2020
Augmedics, a company based out of Chicago, gained FDA approval for the sale of its XVision Spine System in the U.S. in December 2019. Now, this technology has been used for its first spine surgery in the U.S. Using the patient’s CT scan data, the XVision Spine System provides a 3-dimensional visualization of the patient’s......
Zebra Medical gains FDA clearance for vertebral fracture detector
Medical Imaging, Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedics, Spine

Zebra Medical Vision Granted FDA Approval for AI Vertebral Fracture Detector

May 20, 2020
Zebra Medical Vision, based in Israel, has recently been granted FDA 510(k) approval for its artificial intelligence product that detects vertebral compression fractures. There currently exists a major problem with under-detection and under-reporting of vertebral compression fractures. Zebra Medical Vision states that a large proportion of these fractures remain unreported or missed. This can have......
Nevro Senza Omnia spinal cord stimulation device for chronic pain relief
Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedics, Spine

Nevro Corp. Gains CE Mark for Spinal Cord Stimulation Device

May 19, 2020
Nevro Corp., a medical device company located in Redwood City, California, has earned a CE mark for its product the Senza Omnia, which provides spinal cord stimulation (SCS) for pain relief. Existing research suggests that SCS generally provides positive outcomes for patients. A recent literature review funded by Nevro Corp. found that 10kHz SCS, in......
CMS Recommends Reopening Healthcare in Areas of Low COVID-19 Cases
Cardiology, COVID-19, Dental, Endoscopy, Orthopedics

CMS Recommends Reopening Healthcare in Areas of Low COVID-19 Cases

April 21, 2020
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is reissuing new guidelines for states and regions seeing declining and stabilizing COVID-19 infection rates and recommending healthcare facilities in these areas to resume providing elective procedures to patients without COVID-19 symptoms. On March 18, 2020, the CMS announced they would postponing non-essential medical and surgical procedures......
CMS Recommends Postponing Non-Essential Medical, Surgical, and Dental Procedures
Cardiology, COVID-19, Dental, Endoscopy, Industry News, Orthopedics

CMS Postponing Non-Essential Medical, Surgical, and Dental Procedures

March 24, 2020
CMS Postponing Non-Essential Medical, Surgical, and Dental ProceduresAt the White House Task Force Press Briefing last week, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that all non-essential medical, surgical and dental procedures would be postponed until further notice in order to shift priorities to treating those affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The decision......
NuVasive recalls scoliosis treatment devices
Orthopedics, Spine

NuVasive Recalls Scoliosis Treatment Devices

March 23, 2020
NuVasive recalls scoliosis treatment devices NuVasive voluntarily issued an Urgent Field Safety Notice (FSN) last month recalling the MAGEC System Model X. The magnetically controlled growing rod devices, designed to brace the spine during growth and minimize the progression of scoliosis, were recalled after post-implantation separation of the actuator end cap was observed in the......
OrthoPediatrics Launches Large Fragment Cannulated Screw System
Large Joints, Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedics

OrthoPediatrics Launches Large Fragment Cannulated Screw System

March 16, 2020
OrthoPediatrics Launches Large Fragment Cannulated Screw SystemOrthoPediatrics announced the limited U.S. launch of its Large Fragment Cannulated Screw System. The design is engineered to improve treatment for children with slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) and children with large bone or large fragment fractures such as fractures of the femoral neck, tibial plateau, intercondylar femur, subtalar......
Interview with ATRO Medical CEO on Trammpolin® Meniscus Prosthesis
Large Joints, Orthopedic Soft Tissue, Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedics

Interview with ATRO Medical CEO on Trammpolin® Meniscus Prosthesis

March 9, 2020
Interview with ATRO Medical CEO on Trammpolin® Meniscus ProsthesisMeniscal tears can happen from a sudden forceful impact or twisting of the knee, which frequently occurs in athletic injuries. Depending on the lesion type, size, vascularization and location, doctors can asses if the tear can be repaired by suturing, or if the damaged parts need to......
iData will be attending AAOS 2020
Orthopedics

iData Research is Attending AAOS 2020

March 2, 2020
iData Research is thrilled to be attending the 2020 AAOS conference. We will be offering exclusive discounts on our market intelligence reports for our clients that stop by at Booth #509. It’ll be a great opportunity to meet our clients in person and for you to take advantage of the AAOS Pricing! Even if you......
FDA Approves Medicrea's Patient-matched Spinal Interbody Cages
Orthopedics, Spine

Medicrea’s Patient-matched Interbody Cages FDA Approved

February 24, 2020
Medicrea’s Patient-matched Interbody Cages FDA ApprovedMedicrea has announced FDA clearance for their UNiD® IB3D Patient-Matched interbody cages which will be added to their UNiD® Adaptive Spine Intelligence (ASI) platform. The 3D-printed titanium implant is the first of its kind to offer such a wide range of customizability in regards to cage dimensions and endplate morphology. The......
In2Bones launches Avenger system for radial head replacement surgery in US
Orthopedics, Small Joints

In2Bones launches Avenger System for Radial Head Replacement Surgery

February 17, 2020
In2Bones launches Avenger Radial Head Prosthesis System for primary and revision radial head replacement surgery. The prosthesis, which restores elbow joint function, is the first radial head implant to include sterile, single-use instrumentation. Severe radial head fractures, commonly resulting from elbow trauma, require radial head replacement surgery. Single-use instrumentation is much more readily available for......
In2Bones, a global extremity company, announced FDA clearance for their Quantum Total Ankle.
Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedics, Small Joints

In2Bones’ Quantum Total Ankle Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance

February 10, 2020
In2Bones, a global extremity company, receives FDA 510(k) clearance for its Quantum Total Ankle. The ankle replacement is designed to improve the mobility and stability for patients suffering from arthritis. The implant’s talus has a dual radius of curvature which improves dorsi and plantar flexion. Unlike other total ankles, the vertical stem in the tibia......
Magnetic Microbots Deliver Stem Cells to Regenerate Knee Cartilage
Orthopedics

Magnetic Microrobots Deliver Stem Cells to Regenerate Knee Cartilage

February 3, 2020
Magnetic Microrobots Deliver Stem Cells to Regenerate Knee Cartilage Researchers at South Korea’s Chonnam National University and Korea Institutes of Medical Microrobotics have developed microrobots that successfully regenerate knee cartilage in rabbits. The microrobots are injected and once correctly positioned can be held in place magnetically by wrapping a magnetic band around the knee. In......
Stryker has announced it has cleared all regulatory hurdles previously in the way of its planned $4 billion acquisition of Wright Medical.
Mergers & Acquisitions, Orthopedics, Small Joints

Stryker Goes to Extrem(iti)es with Wright Medical Acquisition

November 12, 2020
Stryker has announced it has cleared all regulatory hurdles previously in the way of its planned $4.7 billion acquisition of Wright Medical. The tender offer...
Anika Announces New Wrist Replacement Technology – WristMotion System
Orthopedics, Small Joints

Anika Announces New Wrist Replacement Technology – WristMotion System

November 3, 2020
Anika Therapeutics, Inc. announced that the WristMotion Total Arthroplasty System received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The WristMotion System is used...
Orthopedics, Spine

World Spine Day 2020 – BACK ON TRACK

October 16, 2020
October 16th is the official World Spine Day, organized and coordinated by the World Federation of Chiropractors. This year’s theme is Back On Track, celebrating...
Market Share Shifts due to Smith+Nephew’s Acquisition of Integra LifeSciences
Orthopedics, Small Joints

Radical Market Share Shifts due to Smith+Nephew’s Acquisition of Integra LifeSciences’ Extremity Orthopedics Division

September 30, 2020
Smith+Nephew (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN) have announced that they have an agreement to acquire the Extremity Orthopedics business of Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:IART) for $240 million. ...
Large Joints, Orthopedic Soft Tissue, Orthopedics

Engage Surgical Granted FDA Approval for Cementless Engage Partial Knee System

August 17, 2020
Engage Surgical has gained FDA approval for its Engage Partial Knee system, making it the only cementless partial knee system approved for use in the...
Arthroscopy, Large Joints, Orthopedics

Osso VR Partnering with MicroPort Orthopedics to Provide VR Training Module for Hip and Knee System

August 13, 2020
Osso VR has been providing a virtual surgical training platform to provide an education to medical students who are currently unable to receive in-person training...
Top 6 surprising developments in the U.S. Sports Medicine Device market
Orthopedic Soft Tissue, Orthopedics

Top 6 Surprising Developments in the U.S. Sports Medicine Device Market

August 12, 2020
According to the latest study by iData Research, the U.S. sports medicine market was valued at $1.7 billion by 2020. The total market is highly...
anika announces six new fda approved sports medicine products
Arthroscopy, Orthopedic Soft Tissue, Orthopedics

Anika Releasing Six New FDA-Approved Sports Medicine Products in 2020

August 11, 2020
Anika, an orthopedic device manufacturer based out of Bedford, Massachusetts, has announced the release of six new sports medicine products in 2020. This marks the...
Hernia Repair surgery
Articles, COVID-19 Industry Insights, Hernia Repair, Soft Tissue Repair

Over 1 Million Hernia Repair Surgeries are Performed in the US – Market Overview

July 3, 2020
Based on the latest market study by iData Research, there are over 1 million hernia repair surgeries performed every year in the United States. A...
Orthopedics, Spine

Vivex Publishes Initial Clinical Results of VIA Disc Injectable Treatment

June 24, 2020
Vivex is a company based out of Atlanta, Georgia, that specializes in regenerative medicine. Vivex has developed the VIA Disc, an innovative injectable treatment for...
Sirakoss Osteo3 ZP Putty granted 510(k) clearance by FDA
Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedics, Spine

Sirakoss Ltd. granted 510(k) FDA clearance for Osteo3 ZP Putty

June 22, 2020
The FDA has granted 510(k) clearance for the Osteo3 ZP Putty from Sirakoss Ltd. Sirakoss is based out of Aberdeen, Scotland, and originated from research...
COVID-19 Industry Insights, Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedics, Spine

Moving Forward in the Spine Surgery Industry – COVID-19 Impacts

June 22, 2020
From the onset of COVID-19, changes were made to various facets of healthcare systems, including the Spine Surgery industry. Many of these changes were adopted...
First augmented reality spine surgery completed with augmedics xvision spine
Medical Imaging, Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedics, Spine

First Augmented Reality Spinal Surgery Completed in U.S. with Augmedics XVision Spine System

June 22, 2020
Augmedics, a company based out of Chicago, gained FDA approval for the sale of its XVision Spine System in the U.S. in December 2019. Now,...
Zebra Medical gains FDA clearance for vertebral fracture detector
Medical Imaging, Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedics, Spine

Zebra Medical Vision Granted FDA Approval for AI Vertebral Fracture Detector

May 20, 2020
Zebra Medical Vision, based in Israel, has recently been granted FDA 510(k) approval for its artificial intelligence product that detects vertebral compression fractures. There currently...
Nevro Senza Omnia spinal cord stimulation device for chronic pain relief
Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedics, Spine

Nevro Corp. Gains CE Mark for Spinal Cord Stimulation Device

May 19, 2020
Nevro Corp., a medical device company located in Redwood City, California, has earned a CE mark for its product the Senza Omnia, which provides spinal...
CMS Recommends Reopening Healthcare in Areas of Low COVID-19 Cases
Cardiology, COVID-19, Dental, Endoscopy, Orthopedics

CMS Recommends Reopening Healthcare in Areas of Low COVID-19 Cases

April 21, 2020
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is reissuing new guidelines for states and regions seeing declining and stabilizing COVID-19 infection rates and recommending...
CMS Recommends Postponing Non-Essential Medical, Surgical, and Dental Procedures
Cardiology, COVID-19, Dental, Endoscopy, Industry News, Orthopedics

CMS Postponing Non-Essential Medical, Surgical, and Dental Procedures

March 24, 2020
CMS Postponing Non-Essential Medical, Surgical, and Dental ProceduresAt the White House Task Force Press Briefing last week, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)...
NuVasive recalls scoliosis treatment devices
Orthopedics, Spine

NuVasive Recalls Scoliosis Treatment Devices

March 23, 2020
NuVasive recalls scoliosis treatment devices NuVasive voluntarily issued an Urgent Field Safety Notice (FSN) last month recalling the MAGEC System Model X. The magnetically controlled...
OrthoPediatrics Launches Large Fragment Cannulated Screw System
Large Joints, Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedics

OrthoPediatrics Launches Large Fragment Cannulated Screw System

March 16, 2020
OrthoPediatrics Launches Large Fragment Cannulated Screw SystemOrthoPediatrics announced the limited U.S. launch of its Large Fragment Cannulated Screw System. The design is engineered to improve...
Interview with ATRO Medical CEO on Trammpolin® Meniscus Prosthesis
Large Joints, Orthopedic Soft Tissue, Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedics

Interview with ATRO Medical CEO on Trammpolin® Meniscus Prosthesis

March 9, 2020
Interview with ATRO Medical CEO on Trammpolin® Meniscus ProsthesisMeniscal tears can happen from a sudden forceful impact or twisting of the knee, which frequently occurs...
iData will be attending AAOS 2020
Orthopedics

iData Research is Attending AAOS 2020

March 2, 2020
iData Research is thrilled to be attending the 2020 AAOS conference. We will be offering exclusive discounts on our market intelligence reports for our clients...
FDA Approves Medicrea's Patient-matched Spinal Interbody Cages
Orthopedics, Spine

Medicrea’s Patient-matched Interbody Cages FDA Approved

February 24, 2020
Medicrea’s Patient-matched Interbody Cages FDA ApprovedMedicrea has announced FDA clearance for their UNiD® IB3D Patient-Matched interbody cages which will be added to their UNiD® Adaptive Spine...
In2Bones launches Avenger system for radial head replacement surgery in US
Orthopedics, Small Joints

In2Bones launches Avenger System for Radial Head Replacement Surgery

February 17, 2020
In2Bones launches Avenger Radial Head Prosthesis System for primary and revision radial head replacement surgery. The prosthesis, which restores elbow joint function, is the first...
In2Bones, a global extremity company, announced FDA clearance for their Quantum Total Ankle.
Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedics, Small Joints

In2Bones’ Quantum Total Ankle Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance

February 10, 2020
In2Bones, a global extremity company, receives FDA 510(k) clearance for its Quantum Total Ankle. The ankle replacement is designed to improve the mobility and stability...
Magnetic Microbots Deliver Stem Cells to Regenerate Knee Cartilage
Orthopedics

Magnetic Microrobots Deliver Stem Cells to Regenerate Knee Cartilage

February 3, 2020
Magnetic Microrobots Deliver Stem Cells to Regenerate Knee Cartilage Researchers at South Korea’s Chonnam National University and Korea Institutes of Medical Microrobotics have developed microrobots...
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