Xenco Medical LLC debuted its glasses-free holographic surgical simulation platform, Holomedx, enabling patients and their surgeons to understand the nuances of spinal procedures before they get underway. The company will begin deploying the virtual reality (VR) training tool for nondiagnostic use at select sites during the week of June 14.
Cymedica Orthopedics Inc. received FDA clearance for its Intellihab system to reduce pain associated with osteoarthritis in the knee. The system uses neuromuscular electrical stimulation to strengthen muscles supporting the knee without requiring typical exercises such as squats that could increase pain and further degrade the joint. Intellihab includes a knee brace that emits the pulses and a smartphone app patients use to track and manage the therapy.
Imagine an orthopedic implant that not only accelerates bone healing but also captures data to support real-time clinical decisionmaking. That’s the vision of Intelligent Implants Ltd., whose Smartfuse system recently won FDA breakthrough device designation. The first indication is for lumbar spinal fusions.