2017 Winners

Here are the ten best sports medicine technologies of 2017. Not only are these creative and innovative products but our judges also selected practical and cost effective solutions. Not all of the winners were interventional technologies. Two were computer applications which work through smart phones. As one of our judges commented, “There are some great ideas here.” We hope you agree.

We offer our thanks and deep appreciation to the engineering teams, surgeon inventors and the companies which submitted their ideas this year.

Here are the 10 best new sports medicine technologies for 2017 arranged in alphabetical order.

Company: Arthrex, Inc.

Winning Technology: InternalBrace™ –  Ligament Augmentation System

Company: BioElectronics Corporation 

Winning Technology: ActiPatch (Pulsed Shortwave Therapy)

Company: Breg, Inc.

Winning Technology:  Breg Flex

Company: Freeze Sleeve, LLC

Winning Technology:  Freeze Sleeve

Company: MuscleSound, LLC

Winning Technology:  MuscleSound

Company: NCS Lab SRL 

Winning Technology:  TAYLOR STITCHER

Company: OrthoNOW Orthopedic Urgent Care

Winning Technology:  OrthoNOW Mobile App



Company: Smith & Nephew

Winning Technology:  Meniscal Root Repair Instrumentation

Company: Smith & Nephew

Winning Technology:  Suspension Fixation for Bone Graft Healing

Company: Suture Innovations LLC

Winning Technology:  SutureDart™