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The following is just a small sampling of recent Orthopedic updates from around the world compiled, reviewed and posted daily by our SmartTRAK analysts.
- Journey ll* - Smith+Nephew*
Smith+Nephew announced the first completed surgery using its JOURNEY II Medial Dished (MD) System for total knee arthroplasty. The procedure was performed by Dr. Ran Schwarzkopf, Orthopedic Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction at NYU Langone Health.
Conmed’s US Patent Application “Dual Expansion Anchor” was published describing a suture anchor with an expanding function for biceps tenodesis. 20220039792
Expandable Intervertebral Device
A US Patent Application “EXPANDABLE INTERVERTEBRAL DEVICE,” submitted by the Moskowitz Family, LLC of Rockville, MD was published describing a universal zero-profile expandable intervertebral spacer device for fusion & distraction throughout the entire spine. 20220039963
Howmedica Osteonics’ US Patent Application “ORTHOPEDIC SURGICAL PLANNING BASED ON SOFT TISSUE AND BONE DENSITY MODELING” was published describing virtual surgery planning using a mixed-reality headset display. 20220039868
- Plate Fixation of Distal 1/3 Clavicle Fxs
Patients w/ displaced distal third clavicle fxs made a quicker recovery when treated w/ an anatomically contoured locking plate compared to a hook plate, although, both had similar functional outcomes & union rates at 12 mos reported a study of 30 pts. J Shoulder Elbow Surg
Midterm Outcomes And Survivorship Of Arthroscopic Elbow Debridement
The purpose of this study was to identify and compare the midterm outcomes and survivorship of arthroscopic debridement of elbow posttraumatic arthritis (PTA) and degenerative osteoarthritis (DOA).
Screw vs Plate in PCL Tibial Avulsion Fxs
A homemade hook plate is a safe & effective form of treatment for PCL tibial avulsion fxs & may have advantages over treatment w/ a hollow lag screw combined w/ a gasket according to a study of 64 pts. BMC Musculoskelet Disord
- JNJ/DePuy Synthes*
JNJ announced that DePuy Synthes acquired CrossRoads Extremity Systems for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition comes shortly after JNJ’s Q421 Earnings Call during which SmartTRAK noted that JNJ’s mgmt commented the Company would be more aggressive on M&A going forward.
- Surgalign (fka RTI)*
SRGA announced that it make a $20MM public offering of its common stock & warrants to purchase common stock in an underwritten public offering & use the net proceeds for working capital and preparation for approval, utilization & development of its digital health products.
- Ortho RTi*
OrthoRTI entered into a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) with an undisclosed third party, which will exclusively supply a PRP system for its Phase I/II clinical trial in rotator cuff repair. The MTA also provides the third party a right of first offer for product distribution.
- Episealer Talus* - Episurf*
Episurf Medical announced 50% of pts have been recruited to a prospective study of the Episealer Talus implant in 15 pts for osteochondral defects. The study lead is Prof Zaffagnini, from the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute in Bologna, Italy, supported by Dr Massimiliano Mosca.
- IA Implantation of Amniotic Tissue Allograft
The Stone Research Foundation for Sports Medicine and Arthritis completed an 88-pt study, w/ the purpose to learn more info about the impact of amniotic tissue allografts on inflammatory markers and growth factors in the knee joint. No results were posted. Clinicaltrials.gov
ExactechGPS* - Exactech*
Blue Ortho received FDA 510(k) clearance for Exactech GPS Total Shoulder Application, Equinoxe Planning Software to add the humeral component for visualization, measurement and reconstruction of anatomical structures to plan glenoid & humeral components.
- TSolution One* - THINK Surgical*
THINK Surgical announced the completion of the first TKA on the US East Coast using the 2nd-gen TSolution One robot at Hackensack University Medical Center.
Implanet announces the first US cases with JAZZ PF, a system that allows surgeons to create custom adjacent constructs comprised of connectors, screws, tethers and buckles aiming to prevent proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK), a common condition resulting from deformity surgery.
- MAKO* - Stryker*
Siriraj Hospital Network in Thailand announced the completion of the first TKA w/ the MAKO system. Pts from Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok or the Golden Jubilee Medical Centre in Nakhon Pathom's Salaya district can have the surgery at Siriraj Piyamaharajkarun Hospital.
Anika announced that the Company plans to issue its Q4 & YE21 financial results after the close of the market on March 8, 2022, and hold its investor conference call on the same day, at 5:00 p.m. EST to discuss its financial results and business highlights.
- Zimmer Biomet*
Suky Upadhyay EVP and CFO of ZBH reported on the Q4 2021 earning call that excluding the impact of trauma VBP in Q4, the S.E.T. segment was growing low single digits versus 2020 and nearly flat versus 2019 on an underlying basis. Seeking Alpha
Seikagaku highlighted that for the first nine months of FY21 (ended Dec 31, 2021), Supartz FX sales volume increased due to the market rebounding from the impact of COVID-19 in the previous year. Seikagaku exports increased as a result of earlier than-planned shipment of product.
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