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18 BONEZONE • December 2016 Prior to its acquisition by Stryker, Instratek launched the HammerFIT Extremity Reamer for hammertoe surgery in the U.S. Medline launched the UNITE Foot Plating system and ARROW-LOK Digital Fusion system. ARTHROSCOPY/SOFT TISSUE REPAIR Focus: A First and an Only Cartiva's Synthetic Cartilage Implant—the first synthetic cartilage device to gain FDA approval—was implanted in the first commercial U.S. patient following its FDA Premarket Approval for the treatment of great toe arthritis. Stryker announced U.S. availability of SonicAnchor, report- edly the only implant in the U.S. that employs ultrasonic energy to liquefy and flow into cancellous bone, for suture or tissue fixation. Though released by the company's Foot & Ankle unit, the anchor has application in foot, ankle, knee, hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder open procedures. ORTHOBIOLOGICS Focus: Viscosupplements Anika Therapeutics commenced Canada and EU launches of CINGAL viscosupplement to treat knee osteoarthritis pain. Bioventus launched DUROLANE single-injection hyaluronic acid-based OA treatment in Taiwan for the treatment of mild to moderate knee OA. Further, the company commenced U.S. launch of GELSYN-3 three-injection hyaluronic acid to treat knee OA pain. Fidia commenced U.S. launch of Hymovis 2-injection highly- viscoelastic hyaluronan, also for the knee OA pain indication. Lattice Biologics launched AmnioVisc, a minimally-processed amniotic fluid supplement for the treatment of OA pain in all joints. Results from a 275-patient study demonstrated lasting pain relief and fewer adverse events than hyaluronic acid viscosupplements, the current standard of care, including single-injection MONOVISC, 3-injection ORTHOVISC and Synvisc-One. PRODUCT LAUNCH Cartiva Synthetic Cartilage Stryker SonicAnchor Agent Medical ArthroBridge Centric Medical TARSA-LINK Extremity Medical AlignX Extremity Medical IO FIx 2.0