The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting in Las Vegas is abuzz about robotics, according to industry analysts from SVB Leerink. While the SVB Leerink analysts termed Stryker’s (NYSE:SYK) Mako platform “best-in-class,” it’s an expanding category. Other major orthopedics companies are using this week’s AAOS meeting to introduce new offerings or tout updates to existing […]
A CT scan before spine surgery turned up a significant number of patients with previously undiagnosed low bone density, according to a new study out of Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. The study, presented yesterday at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, suggests there may be […]
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) said today that it’s launching a new fixation anchor for extremity repair surgeries, SonicAnchor, that’s designed to be liquefied by sonic energy and flow into cancellous bone. Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Stryker said the SonicAnchor device’s tip is made of a bioresorbable polylactide polymer that’s ready for stable fixation 5 seconds after application. “SonicAnchor is transforming […]
Hip surgeries are likely to become increasingly popular as the U.S. population ages, representing a significant cost burden for the healthcare system, but orthopedic surgeons say the procedure ultimately saves tens of thousands of dollars per patient.