Medtronic, Safe Orthopaedics, Smith & Nephew & more: 8 device company notes

Anuja Vaidya -  

Here are eight key notes on orthopedic and spine device companies from the past week.

Safe Orthopaedics reported a 34 percent increase in 2017 year-end sales, from $1.4 million in 2016 to more than $1.9 million in 2017.

 

Surgeons performed the first spine surgeries using Implanet's JAZZ Lock in Brazil.

 

Medtronic appointed Chris Lee president of the Asia-Pacific region.

 

3D Systems signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Stryker for virtual surgical planning and anatomical models for craniomaxillofacial procedures.

 

Centric Medical's Cannulated Screw Internal Fixation System received FDA 510(k) clearance for use in foot and ankle reconstruction procedures.

 

Smith & Nephew presented results showing its Episode of Care Assurance Program reduces readmission rates for total joint arthroplasties by 97 percent.

 

Todd Lanman, MD, of Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery, is showcasing a new lumbar spine fusion implant from ChoiceSpine in Atlanta.

 

Medical device company Catalyst OrthoScience added George Rainey to its board of directors.

 

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