Musculoskeletal News Roundup 15-Dec-17

December 15, 2017 | Blake Mossy


NuVasive entered into an agreement to acquire SafePassage, an intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring system, the company will join NuVasive’s Clinical Services division (NCS). The acquisition aims to accelerate the services business growth and reach deeper in key strategic markets.

Wright Medical acquired IMASCAP for $88.8 million in cash, stock and milestone payments. IMACAP’s Glenosys technology is the preoperative planning software behind Wright’s BLUEPRINT 3D planning software, which aims to allow the surgeon to simulate the position of a shoulder prosthesis using CT image data. The surgeon is able to visualize the shoulder in 3d and rotate through the complete range of motion in any direction.


THINK Surgical received CE Mark approval from the FDA for the use of its TSolution One surgical robotic system in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The system is designed to enable surgeons to create patient-specific pre-surgical joint replacement plans using CT-based 3D planning and the system’s open implant library. The robot aims to help to remove diseased bone and prepare the joint surface.


DePuy Synthes launched its CONCORDE Clear MIS discectomy device in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. CONCORDE is a single-use instrument designed to remove the degenerated disc and prepare endplates using standard hospital suction, with a clear handle that lets surgeons immediately see the collection of disc material.

DePuy Synthes launched its Continuous Compression Implants, designed to provide continuous, active compression throughout the healing process to treat reconstructive foot and ankle procedures.  The system is comprised of Nitinol, a “shape memory” metal, to continuously and dynamically keep bone compressed together throughout the healing process.

OrthoPediatrics launched its Wrist Fusion Plate System, comprised stainless steel, low-profile plates to minimize plate prominence and reduce soft-tissue irritation and is offered in two implant lengths to accommodate patients with, and without a proximal row carpectomy (PRC), which is a motion-preserving treatment for the degenerated wrist.

Xenco launched its TraumaGPS, an on-demand trauma surgery delivery application with real-time GPS driver tracking. The system allows verified surgeons and hospital personnel to request and track the emergency delivery of Xenco Medical’s sterile-packaged spinal systems and shares the delivery’s transportation status in real-time.


Bodycad entered into a distribution agreement with OrthoGrow for the distribution of its personalized unicompartmental knee system in the European Union. The system is comprised of a 3D rendering of knee images, aims to result in a better it and higher patient satisfaction and improved clinical results.