Musculoskeletal News Roundup 8-Dec-17

December 8, 2017 | Blake Mossy


Smith & Nephew announced its acquisition of Rotation Medical, a developer of novel tissue regeneration technology for should rotator cuff repair, supporting the company’s strategy to invest in technologies that meet unmet clinical needs. Under the terms of the agreement, the acquisition is $125 million and up to a further $85 million over the next five year, contingent on financial performance.


Camber Spine received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its SPIRA-C Open Matric Cervical Interbody device, a 3D-printed, titanium implant that aims to create roughened titanium surface for bone growth and pore size for optimized ingrowth. The system is indicated for use at one or two contiguous levels in the cervical spine, in skeletally mature patients who have had six weeks of non-operative treatment for degenerative disk disease.

In2Bones received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its CoLink View Bone Plates for its CoLink forefoot bone plating system, designed to stabilize bones during the post-surgical healing process. The system is comprised of titanium and PEEK, and includes an X-ray transparent PEEK hub that aims to allow surgeons to watch the patient’s bone heal.

Omnia Medical received 510(k) clearance from the FDA to market its vertebral body replacement in the thoracolumbar spine. The single-use device is available in two footprints and allows fine adjustments of height and lordosis using spacers and endplates, utilizing a hollow center and holes to accommodate autograft or allograft while encouraging formation of new bone and includes anti-migration features.


DePuy Synthes launched its PUREVUE Visualization, an imaging platform designed for minimally invasive endoscopic surgery. The system combines a light source, image processer and local image management for a reduced operating room (OR) footprint, and utilizes a touch-screen navigation and customizable settings for many minimally invasive surgery (MIS) applications. The autoclavable camera head delivers native high-definition image acquisition that can be viewed on an ultra-HD monitor.


ChoiceSpine announced the initial clinical use of its HAWKEYE Ti vertebral body replacement, a 3D-printed, titanium Vertebral Body Replacement (VBR) device. The system is designed to stabilize and fuse the vertebral column and its coarse nano surfaces aim to encourage bony growth all around the implant allowing for integration with the vertebral endplates.

Exactech announced the completion of its first surgery using its Vantage Total Ankle Mobile Bearing implant. The mobile, three-component implant received CE Mark approval in Europe, and is preparing for a full market launch in 2018.

OMNIBotics announced positive clinical trial evidence combining its Active Spacer, a robotic-assisted bone cutting system with active soft tissue management. Active Spacer is designed the enable the surgeon to predictively balance ligaments through dynamic real-time feedback across the entire range of motion and deliver the accuracy of computer calculated, robotic-assisted bone cutting.