Zimmer Biomet, Stryker, Wright Medical Group & more: 12 key notes

Spinal Tech

Here are 12 key notes on orthopedic and spine device companies over the past week.

Wright Medical Technology, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Memphis, Tenn.-based Wright Medical Group, entered into a metal-on-metal hip litigation settlement agreement.


Surgeons have utilized Warsaw, Ind.-based Zimmer Biomet's Vitality Spinal Fixation System in 1,500 surgeries.


Warsaw, Ind.-based Zimmer Biomet released two-year trial results of its Aspen MIS Fusion System as an adjunct to anterior and lateral interbody fusion. The Aspen system's interbody fusion success rate was 94.9 percent.


Amid a year of acquisitions, Warsaw, Ind.-based Zimmer Biomet lowered the high end of its forecasted profits and cut its sales guidance, wreaking havoc on the company's share price on Oct. 31, 2016.


Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Stryker's spine division revealed results from a pre-clinical study for its 3D-printed Tritanium PL Interbody Cages. The study found the Tritanium PL cages demonstrated reductions in segmental motion.

Denver-based TranS1 recently launched the Capital Bone Graft Harvester and Pylon Graft Delivery systems.


Cologne, Germany-based Dreifaltigkeits-Krankenhaus Clinic surgeons utilized OrtoWay's OrtoWell device during a lateral, minimally invasive surgical fixation procedure as part of a corpectomy.


The FDA cleared Parsippany, N.J.-based Onkos Surgical to market its ELEOS Limb Salvage System.


The FDA cleared magnetic resonance imaging for certain conditions on patients treated with San Diego-based NuVasive's MAGEC system.


Carlsbad, Calif.-based SeaSpine earned FDA clearance for its Shoreline Anterior Cervical Standalone System.


Mark McFarland, DO, completed his 100th P-LIFT less exposure surgery using Beverly, Mass.-based SpineFrontier's LES-PLIFT interbody cage at Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News, Va.


Atlanta-based Medovex successfully completed a live tissue test of its DenerveX System, adhering to FDA standards.



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