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17 BONEZONE • December 2016 OrthAlign launched the OrthAlign Plus navigation device for total hip arthroplasty, for use with the direct anterior approach. OrthoGrid introduced new HipGrid Drone accessories to address C-arm distortion and magnification issues during surgical plan- ning for total hip arthroplasty. Smith & Nephew announced the first sur- gical case of its NAVIO robotics-assisted surgical system in a total knee replacement procedure, using the JOURNEY II BCS knee. Focus: Shoulder and Ankle Exactech and Integra both introduced products for the high-growth extremities recon subsegment, during 2016. Exactech announced the first surgery using the Van- tage Total Ankle; full U.S. market launch is slated for 2017. Integra completed initial procedures with the Cadence Total Ankle in Europe and the U.S. (The device is available in Canada under special access conditions.) In shoulders, Integra launched the Fin- Lock Glenoid for the Titan Modular Shoul- der System to address glenoid component loosening and failure in total shoulder arthroplasty, while Exactech added a revi- sion shoulder to its extremities lineup. Other device introductions supporting Joint Reconstruction in 2016 included: ConforMIS: full commercial launch of iTotal PS customized posterior stabilized total knee Maxx Orthopedics: PCK revision knee, comprising Freedom Stemmed Tibial com- ponents with PCK femoral components and constrained liners Smith & Nephew: REDAPT Revision Acetabular Fully Porous Cup with CONCELOC technology, the company's 1st 3D-printed titanium hip implant Zimmer Biomet: the Arcos One-Piece Revi- sion Hip system; Echo Bi-Metric Micro- plasty Stem; G7 Dual Mobility Construct; enhancements to OSS Orthopedic Salvage joint reconstruction prostheses; OsseoTi Tibial Sleeves; Persona Medial Congruent Bearings and the Vanguard Individual- ized Design total knee construct, offering two individual polyethylene bearings with different articulations to support a patient- specific fit TRAUMA Introductions in this segment hailed from start-ups to well-established companies. Though numerous offerings had applica- tion throughout the body, we call out one specific area of higher volume than other trauma products within 2016. Focus: Foot/Ankle Acumed launched the Ankle Plating System 3, spanning the lateral, medial and posterior malleoli and used in combination with the Acumed Small Fragment Base Set. Agent Medical launched ArthroBridge, an implant for the treatment of hammertoes, and the ArthroMate rasp designed for use in rear foot fusion. Arthrosurface launched CheckMATE 3.0, a fusion plate for end-stage toe arthritis. Centric Medical's launches included a Hammertoe Correction System IMAGE, Subtalar Arthroereisis Implant (limited launch, with full release coming in 1Q17) and TARSA-LINK, IMAGE a PEEK-based standalone wedge for internal fixation of fractures, fusions and osteotomies in the foot/ankle. Extremity Medical announced launch of the AlignX Ankle Fusion system and completed over 20 procedures. The company also com- menced U.S. launch of IO FIX 2.0 implants and instruments for midfoot fusion. Flower Orthopedics launched an MTP Fusion Plate component for the First Ray IndicationCube and also commenced full market launch of Flower E-Kit, containing all required cannulated and plating instru- ments for midfoot, forefoot and ankle in one single-use package. PRODUCT LAUNCH Images courtesy of manufacturers Zimmer Biomet Vanguard Individualized Design Maxx Orthopedics PCK Revision Knee