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AAOS 2017: Previewing Five Newcomers

Posted in Research to Reality | Feb 2017 | Comments (0)

Tags: Editor's Choice

In our first review of the ~40 first-time exhibitors to AAOS 2017 (down from 135+ last meeting), five caught our attention, initially. Two have interesting anatomical offerings, two have been covered quite a bit in ORTHOFLASH and one is representative of a (seemingly) growing number of suppliers and contract manufacturers on the AAOS exhibit floor. Let's have a closer look:

3D4Medical | Booth #133
Del Mar, California, USA
Blackrock, Dublin, Ireland (HQ)
Founded 2004
Segment: Multiple (mobile/apps, anatomical models)

  • Developer of 3D anatomic medical apps for mobile devices, including Complete Ortho (to launch in 1Q17) to support patient education, engagement and communication; allows surgeons to gather and send a “Careplan” of resources directly to the patient on a HIPAA-compliant platform
  • 3D images help patients visualize anatomy, grasp the cause and effect of injuries, “see” the treatment
  • Surgeon-side app presents analytics to show how the patient is interacting with the information sent
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Bodycad Total Knee

Bodycad | Booth #318
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Founded 2011
Segment: Joint Reconstruction

  • Developer of Personalized Restoration™, supporting the creation of patient-specific prostheses via additive manufacturing that is performed in its own facility
  • Pursuing two product lines (not yet cleared in U.S. or Canada):
    • Bodycad Primary—design and development for unicompartmental knee, total knee, total hip, shoulder, other primary indications
    • Bodycad OnCall—personalized complex restorations for oncology, osteotomies, revisions and challenging/unique cases
  • In 2015, completed regulatory submissions to Health Canada and FDA for uni knee system
  • In 4Q16, awarded two U.S. patents for improving accuracy, reproducibility and speed for 3D constructs via MRI and CD images in long and small bone applications

DOT America
| Booth #325
Columbia City, Indiana, USA
Rostock, Germany (HQ)
Founded 2013 (HQ in 1992)
Segment: Supplier of specialty coatings and surface treatments for implants and instruments
Services include:

  • Application of ultra-hard ceramic coating via cathodic-arc physical vapor deposition (PVD)
  • DOTIZE Type II anodizing, Type III color anodizing
  • Application of micron-scale surface technologies for titanium (e.g. for spinal screws)
  • Laser marking and engraving (e.g. for UDI compliance)
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Belvedere Lateral
Thoracolumbar Plate

| Booth #341
Irvine, California, USA
Founded 2013
Segment: Spine

  • Markets implants, instrumentation and accompanying biologics for spinal fusion
  • Also provides product development for outside inventors
  • Participant in numerous distribution agreements, e.g. with Pinnacle, PorOsteon, SeaSpine, Stryker, Xtant Medical
  • Honored with a 2017 Golden Mousetrap Award for the Belvedere Lateral Thoracolumbar Plate, which recognizes people, companies and technologies that drive innovation in North American product design and manufacturing; ranked #64 on the 2016 Inc. 5000 list

Paragon 28
| Booth #233
Englewood, Colorado, USA
Founded 2010
Segment: Trauma, exclusively foot/ankle (28 bones in the foot)

  • Products include screw and plate systems, biologics
  • Expanded to Ireland in late 2016
  • Most recent product launch in 1Q17: Baby Gorilla Mini Plate, designed to suit procedures that require narrower plates and smaller screws for small bones in the foot and ankle; based on the modularity of the original Gorilla system, this version offers 65 plating options from 13 plating families
  • Products have been used in >28,000 procedures
  • 29 patents filed in protection of portfolio

We'll be there too! Visit ORTHOWORLD in Booth #1508.


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