Musculoskeletal News Roundup 2-Feb-18

February 2, 2018 | Blake Mossy


SeaSpine expanded its NanoMetalene posterior interbody device to include additional lengths and oblique placement options with sagittally oriented lordosis. The devices surface technology is a submicron layer of commercially pure titanium molecularly bonded to a PEEK implant using a high-energy, low-temperature process referred to as atomic fusion deposition. NanoMetalene is designed to provide a bone-friendly surface on endplates and throughout graft apertures, while retaining the benefits of PEEK.


Ceterix Orthopaedics announced the completed enrollment in STITCH, a prospective, non-randomized, milti-center investigation of all-suture-based repair of horizontal meniscal tears. The system allows surgeons to place stitches arthroscopically in tight joint compartments, which addresses complex knee, hip and shoulder injuries that have not been amendable to repair in the past.

DePuy Synthes announced the systematic review of prospective studies comparing postoperative outcomes through 90 days of Anterior Approach versus Posterior Approach in primary total hip arthroplasty (THA). The results indicate that Anterior Approach can provide significant increase in hip function and reduction in pain and narcotics usage compared to Posterior Approach.

MedShape announced the first surgeries using its DynaNail XL TTC Fusion System, an internal fixation system that utilizes patented super elastic nickel titanium (NiTiNOL) technology to maintain post-operative active compression like an external fixator and offer immediate dynamization in often challenging/complex cases.  The company also launched its Quick Compress Technique, a surgical approach that allows surgeons to bypass manual compression, thereby eliminating surgical steps and reducing OR time.

Paradigm Spine announced study results from two-year trial comparing decompression alone to decompression with coflex Interlaminar Stabilization for treatment of moderate to severe lumbar spinal stenosis. The study results indicate that decompression with coflex Interlaminar Stabilization extends the durability and sustainability of a decompression procedure.


Advanced Biomedical Technologies received a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its “Bone Fracture Plate Made of High Polymer Materials”. This aims to strengthen the company’s IP right to develop products that combine fiber-reinforced technology and biotic structure design, allowing medical devices to contain similar mechanical properties to human bone.


Implanet entered into a distribution agreement with Aegis Spine, a subsidiary of South Korean-based L&K BIOMED, for the commercialization of Implanet products in the United States.  Under the terms of the agreement L&K BIOMED’s technical and sales teams will undergo training at IMPLANET’s headquarters and the teams are working on regulatory, marketing and commercial aspects of the two product line launches in their perspective markets.