Medacta Recognized for Orthopaedics and Surgical Innovation in 2019 MedTech Breakthrough Awards Program

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We are proud to receive this 2019 MedTech Breakthrough Award designation and I consider it a testament to the hard work and dedication of the Medacta team - Francesco Siccardi, Chief Executive Officer of Medacta International.

MedTech Breakthrough, an independent organization that recognizes the top companies and solutions in the global health and medical technology market, announced that it has selected Medacta International’s MySpine® MC platform as the winner of its “Best Healthcare Navigation / Robotics Solution” award in the 2019 MedTech Breakthrough Awards program.

Medacta® is an international orthopaedics company specializing in the design and production of innovative orthopaedic products and the development of accompanying surgical techniques. Medacta is a pioneer in developing new offerings on the basis of minimally invasive surgical techniques, offering surgeons highly personalized pre-operative planning and implant placement methodologies by creating advanced personalized kinematic models and 3D planning tools for use in hip, knee, shoulder and spine procedures

“Medacta’s 3D-printed patient-specific solutions are not just displaying an impressive high level of technical innovation, they are delivering proven benefits to both surgeons and the patients,” said James Johnson, managing director, MedTech Breakthrough. “We are proud to recognize Medacta’s ‘breakthrough’ innovation in pioneering and engineering joint and spine surgery platforms to accommodate the demand for outpatient and same-day surgery. Congratulations to the entire Medacta team for their success and well-deserved 2019 MedTech Breakthrough Award.”

Medacta’s MySpine MC platform is a patient-matched, 3D-printed technology that helps facilitate improved accuracy in pedicle screw position for posterior lumbar surgeries and is the newest addition the company’s award-winning MySpine portfolio. With Medacta’s MySpine solutions, surgeons gain invaluable insight into each patient’s unique anatomy via 3D pre-operative planning using CT images of the patient’s spine, so they can prepare accordingly. Once the procedure has begun, the 3D printed patient-specific pedicle screw guides provide guidance to the surgeon and can enhance accuracy and promote efficiency over traditional screw placements.

“We are proud to receive this 2019 MedTech Breakthrough Award designation and I consider it a testament to the hard work and dedication of the Medacta team,” said Francesco Siccardi, Chief Executive Officer of Medacta International. “The MySpine patient-specific platform is a breakthrough medical innovation that will spur the future of patient-specific surgery in the orthopedic and neurosurgery industry and we are dedicated to continued innovation for our suite of advanced surgical solutions.”

MySpine MC enables surgeons to optimize procedures for both outpatient and inpatient settings and foster more rapid patient recovery through an accurate and reliable muscle-sparing approach to posterior lumbar surgery. This technology, unveiled in May 2018, guides the screw to a trajectory in the pedicle that evolved from the well-established cortical bone trajectory (CBT). Through accurate CT-based preoperative planning of a more caudomedial entry point than traditional pedicle screw trajectories and a less extreme caudal-cranial angle than CBT, the MySpine MC technique avoids interference with the cranial facet joints and accommodates larger screw diameters and lengths, with four points of cortical bone purchase for enhanced biomechanical fixation.

Achieving this improved screw trajectory through a small, midline incision with a patient-matched guide may bring speed and reliability to the operating room, while potentially accelerating patient recovery and decreasing the risk of pedicle fractures, facet joint violation and nerve root injury. The intraoperative utilization of 3D-printed guides for pedicle screw placement facilitates accurate replication of pre-surgical planning to achieve the fine-tuned screw trajectory and may further reduce radiation exposure, muscular dissection and operative time.

The mission of the MedTech Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of health and medical technology categories, including Robotics, Clinical Administration, Telehealth, Patient Engagement, Electronic Health Records (EHR), mHealth, Medical Devices, Medical Data and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 3,500 nominations from over 15 different countries throughout the world.

About MedTech Breakthrough
Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the MedTech Breakthrough Awards program is an independent program devoted to honoring excellence in medical and health related technology companies, products, services and people. The MedTech Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough health and medical companies and products in categories that include Patient Engagement, mHealth, Health & Fitness, Clinical Administration, Healthcare IoT, Medical Data, Healthcare Cybersecurity and more. For more information visit MedTechBreakthrough.com.

About Medacta International
Medacta is an international orthopaedics company specializing in the design and production of innovative orthopaedic products and the development of accompanying surgical techniques. Established in 1999 in Switzerland, Medacta’s products and surgical techniques are characterized by innovation. Medacta is a pioneer in developing new offerings on the basis of the minimally invasive surgical techniques, in particular its Anterior Minimally Invasive Surgery (AMIS) technique for hip replacements. Medacta has leveraged its orthopaedic expertise and comprehensive understanding of the human body to develop the sophisticated MySolutions technology, which offers surgeons highly personalized pre-operative planning and implant placement methodologies by creating advanced personalized kinematic models and 3D planning tools for use in hip, knee, shoulder and spine procedures.

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