August 2018 | Volume 2

The space is shifting away from traditional manufacturing with all-PEEK to cages that incorporate titanium, whether in the coating or the body. Three surgeons explain why -- and what they think OEMs are missing.

Arthrex, Corin, Exactech, Orthofix, Wright Medical and Zimmer Biomet are among those supporting new product launches to maintain growth. And a supplier...Gauthier.

Suppliers are looking at their milling operations with an eye toward reducing customer costs and improving lead times.

CartiHeal develops implants to treat cartilage and defects in traumatic and osteoarthritic joints. Eighty patients in Europe and Israel have been treated in this pivotal study.
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"Treatment solutions with excellent outcomes now exist for the majority of traumatic injuries. Now that we have solved these problems clinically, I am excited by the impact that value-based orthopaedic care can have on American healthcare."
The private equity firm continues to invest in bone morphogenetic protein products; this follows its recent acquisition of Bioventus' BMP development program.

The BKS system features a patented locking mechanism that is designed to minimize micro-motion between the plastic tibial insert and titanium tibial baseplates. 
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Don't hide, one expert advises. Device manufacturers are going to need assistance from suppliers to achieve full compliance with EU MDR in an efficient way.
Look back on our report from one year ago that details how and why the orthopaedic industry is handling hiring obstacles that can hinder company and, ultimately, industry growth.