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Orthopedics and Spine
FDA Clears Continuous Compression Extremity Device
San Jose-based Panther Orthopedics, Inc.’s, flexible extremity joint fixation device has been cleared by the FDA for sale in the U.S. The Puma System is indicated for syndesmosis fixation, hallux valgus reconstruction, and tarsometatarsal fixation. While the FDA action is...
March 14, 2018
Orthopedics and Spine
3D Printing Promises a Revolution in Orthopaedic Device Manufacturing
FDA guidance is a first step 3D printing promises to be a revolution in orthopaedic device manufacturing. In 3D printing, parts are built up layer-by-layer by adding to a workpiece using a variety of materials and energy sources. 3D printing...
February 12, 2018
Orthopedics and Spine
19 Spine and Orthopedic Medical Device Companies to Watch in 2018
2017 was filled with mergers, acquisitions, and FDA approvals, and the momentum has not seemed to stop. Here are 19 spine and orthopedic devices companies to watch in 2018 based on their success in 2017. Alphatec (Carlsbad, Calif.) After making...
January 23, 2018
Orthopedics and Spine
FDA clears “first ever” 3D printed spine implant to treat of multiple injuries 
Metal additive manufacturing has hit on a clear niche within the healthcare industry for producing small and complex medical grade implants at scale. Many 3D printing companies working within medicine have a portfolio of devices for the purpose, typically including a sample...
January 19, 2018
Orthopedics and Spine
Kevlar Cartilage to Help with Joint Injuries
It can be difficult to fully recover from knee injuries or other damage to your joints, if just because there hasn’t been an artificial replacement for cartilage that can withstand as much punishment as the real thing. That may not be an issue in...
November 28, 2017
Orthopedics and Spine
WishBone Medical, Inc. Announces Launch of the Exact Osteotomy System for Precise Bone Cuts in Children 
Warsaw, Indiana, July 25, 2017 — WishBone Medical, Inc., a new pediatric orthopedic company, has announced the official launch of the Exact Osteotomy System (EOS).  The Exact Osteotomy System provides precise and repeatable osteotomies for all types of pediatric orthopedic...
July 27, 2017
Orthopedics and Spine
Cancer Patient Receives First 3D Printed Sternum and Rib Cage
A Spanish cancer patient has received a 3D printed titanium sternum and rib cage designed and manufactured right here in Australia, at our Melbourne-based 3D printing facility in Melbourne. Suffering from a chest wall sarcoma (a type of cancerous tumour...
July 19, 2017
Orthopedics and Spine
5 Reasons Why Doctors Are Considering Artificial Disc Replacement Over Cervical Fusions
By: Jennifer E. Landis Cervical fusions are often considered the best and sometimes only treatment option for patients with spinal disc degeneration. When the cartilage disc between the vertebra disintegrates or starts to degenerate, the two vertebra are fused together...
June 27, 2017
Orthopedics and Spine
Do Hip Arthroscopic Procedures Really Help? 
Over the past 15 to 20 years, the use of arthroscopic procedures for hip pathologies has rapidly increased. Leaders in sports medicine have standardized many arthroscopic techniques, including methods of joint distraction, portal location, approaches to labral repair or debridement,...
June 23, 2017
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