July 2017 | Volume 2

Of the 56 orthopaedic-related 510(k)s that FDA released in June 2017, I'd like to share some observations on just four: two total hips, one interbody fusion system and a pedicle screw.

The latest transaction affords Avalign the capabilities of metal injection molding, porous coating solutions and delivery of difficult-to-find specialty surgical instruments.

Adhering to these five rules before taking a meeting with a third party will go a long way toward ensuring your invention remains safe.


Scientists discovered that a bioactive, biodegradable nanomaterial coated in sugar molecules can stimulate bone regeneration and may lead to better spinal fusion.
ConMed's multi-pronged turnaround initiative includes a revamp of marketing and R&D priorities, product launches, licensing agreements with Bovie Medical and KFx Medical and now, an acquisition and portfolio expansion with the ExoShape system.
From the archives:

Tips on how companies pick, manage and control their supply base remain relevant, so we dipped into the archives to share this article. It's in the top five most-read BONEZONE articles for the last four years, and we think it's still a valuable tool to assist with supplier collaboration.