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ORTHOPRENEUR Article Index

AAOS 2017: Previewing Five Newcomers

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Feb 2017

Mobile apps for patient and surgeon, joint reconstruction as restoration and more from the floor. ... Read more »

AAOS President Highlights Surgeon Challenges, Technology Advancements

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Feb 2017

As industry and surgeons descend on San Diego for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Annual Meeting, we asked the AAOS President to offer perspective on the prominent surgeon challenges and technology advancements in the coming years. ... Read more »

Zimmer Biomet Expands Arthroscopy/Soft Tissue Product Portfolio

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Feb 2017

Zimmer Biomet's arthroscopy/soft tissue segment was one of its top performing markets in 2016 and is expected to be a growth-drive for the company in the year ahead. ... Read more »

Surgeon Entrepreneurs Tackle Different Commercialization Challenges

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Jan 2017

The path from device idea to OR use is not straight, especially for surgeons who are commercialization rookies. If you’re considering developing a new product, or even if you’re several steps in, you can benefit from understanding the hurdles others faced in getting their product to market.  ... Read more »

WishBone Medical Forms to Serve Pediatric Orthopaedic Market

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Jan 2017

OrthoPediatrics founder starts new company to address long bone, foot/ankle and spine deformities, sports related and trauma injuries. ... Read more »

Year in Review: First 510(k)s in 2016

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Jan 2017

Every month, ORTHOWORLD examines FDA’s 510(k) database to learn about products heading to market and the companies that intend to bring them there. Here, we’ve captured highlights from that work in 2016 to provide an understanding of companies entering the orthopaedic scene. ... Read more »

Thoughts From a Surgeon: Orthobiologics, Payors and ASCs

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Dec 2016

During his keynote address at OMTEC 2014, Robert S. Bray Jr., M.D., CEO and Founding Director of DISC Sports & Spine Center and a neurological spine surgeon, outlined predictions on myriad topics, including orthobiologics, ASCs and the simplicity of instruments and implants. Two and a half years ... Read more »

RSNA Launches a 3D Printing Special Interest Group

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Dec 2016

Interesting news from your peers: The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has launched a 3D Printing Special Interest Group (SIG) to promote the highest-quality 3D printing applicable to medicine via education, research and collaboration. ... Read more »

2016 Funding Recap

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Dec 2016

ORTHOWORLD reported 35 funding announcements for the first 11 months of 2016. Of this year’s recipients, seven companies also received funding last year: Aurora Spine, Bone Biologics, Medicrea, Ortho Kinematics, Nanovis, SI-BONE and Tyber Medical. The majority of 2016 investments came in from vent ... Read more »

Surgical Assistance Tops Talk at NASS 2016

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Nov 2016

In 2015, it was interbody cages, sacroiliac joints, artificial discs and robotics. This year, surgical assistance technologies of all kinds generated the most pre- and post-event buzz. Implants made with 3D printing technologies were highlighted, too, as were companies’ responses to changes in hea ... Read more »

Joint Reconstruction 2016: The Year in Products and Services

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Nov 2016

  As industry observers, we’ve noted the numerous services launched by device companies throughout the year—not just implants and instruments, but new ways to support delivery of care in joint recon.  ... Read more »

Stryker Inks India Investments with IUIH Collaboration

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Nov 2016

Stryker has announced R&D and medical education investments in India through a 20-year collaboration with Indo UK Institute of Health’s (IUIH) Medcity Program. ... Read more »

SIGN Wraps Up 15th Annual Conference

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Oct 2016

SIGN Fracture Care International just wrapped up its 15th Annual Conference. Around 150 surgeons from 27 countries attended to learn how to use SIGN implants and share this knowledge back home. ... Read more »

Four Questions with Dr. Christopher Bono, NASS President

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Oct 2016

In preparation for NASS, we spoke with Executive Director and CEO Eric Muehlbauer and Christopher M. Bono, M.D., President of the North American Spine Society, to identify areas in which the group has made progress, challenges that remain and more. ... Read more »

Spinal Fusion Device in Development Eliminates Bone Graft and Pedicle Screws

by Hannah Corcoran | Oct 2016

Researchers at The University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia have developed a fusion device designed to stabilize the spine without use of bone graft or pedicle screws for single-level posterolateral fusion. ... Read more »

NASS Preview: Growing Spine - International Markets, MIS and Product Portfolios

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Sep 2016

In speaking with Eric Muehlbauer, Executive Director and CEO of NASS about the Society's priorities, as well as where the greatest opportunities lie for surgeons and device companies, three topics arose. ... Read more »

Wright’s Dedication to Extremities Strategies Prompts Questions of What’s Next

by Carolyn LaWell | Sep 2016

Wright Medical’s divestiture of its large joint portfolio to Corin Orthopaedics officially turns Wright into the extremities company that it set out to become years ago, and leads to the question: What’s next in their M&A strategy? ... Read more »

Developing New Orthopaedic Business Models: 2020 and Beyond

by Carolyn LaWell | Sep 2016

Ultimately, the business models of orthopaedic device companies must radically change if they want to maintain profitability, margins and independence in coming years. ... Read more »

NASS Survey Finds Spine Professionals Independent and Influencing Decisions

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Aug 2016

For years, studies have pointed to surgeons fleeing private practice and aligning with hospitals. Results from the 2015 NASS member survey told a different story. ... Read more »

Zimmer Biomet Invests in India’s Orthopaedic Care

by Hannah Corcoran | Aug 2016

Zimmer Biomet announced a multi-year collaboration with the Indo UK Institute of Health, intended to grow India’s healthcare infrastructure. ... Read more »