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Welcome to ORTHOPRENEUR, an exclusively online journal for orthopaedic surgeons and professionals focused on providing you with valuable tools and information to help you navigate through the uncertain future of healthcare.

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Orthopaedic Sales Rep Roles Continue to Be Scrutinized, Redefined

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Jul 2017

By 2025, there will be fewer sales reps and their responsibilities will have changed, predicted industry leaders who served as panelists during the OMTEC keynote address. ... Read more »

Orthopaedic Technologies to Watch: Sensors, Stem Cells, Imaging Receive 1H17 Funding

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Jul 2017

Funding announcements that we tracked by orthopaedic companies in 1H17 kept pace with the number of announcements made in the first halves of 2016 and 2015, signaling that the environment to raise capital remains consistent, if difficult. ... Read more »

Notes from a Joint Surgeon’s Wish List

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Jul 2017

A hip and knee surgeon shares his thoughts on tools that would support efficient, safe surgical care. ... Read more »

Orthopaedic Pediatric Market Draws New Companies, Products

by Carolyn LaWell | May 2017

The orthopaedic pediatric space has gained a focused interest from companies large and small. Exhibit hall activity at the North American and European pediatric societies’ joint meeting in early May reaffirmed companies’ market strategies. ... Read more »

Additive Manufacturing, Infection Prevention and Stem Cells Lead New Technology Conversations

by ORTHOPRENEUR | May 2017

Staying abreast of technology advancements can be difficult to do among our daily demands. OMTEC 2017 will bring together surgeons, university researchers and device and supplier company R&D professionals to review multiple orthopaedic innovations in three days. ... Read more »

Orthopaedic Industry Revenue Reaches $48.1 Billion

by Carolyn LaWell | May 2017

Orthopaedic industry revenue reached $48.1 billion worldwide in 2016 and grew at 3.2%, ~$1.5 billion over 2015, according to our estimates published in the ORTHOPAEDIC INDUSTRY ANNUAL REPORT®.  ... Read more »

Value Analysis Committees, EU’s MDR to be Highlighted in OMTEC Surgeon Keynote

by John B. Pracyk, M.D., Ph.D. | Apr 2017

Increased regulatory scrutiny and payor power continue to affect healthcare globally, leading companies to create cross-department teams and seek collaboration amongst customers within the supply chain in order to remain innovative and competitive. ... Read more »

FDA 510(k) Insights: March Clearance Highlights

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Apr 2017

Strategic FDA 510(k)s released in March 2017 include a cannula from AJU Pharm, Bodycad's uni knee, a new company from Surgical Frontiers' portfolio and a revision system from MicroPort Orthopedics. ... Read more »

Aesculap Launches Warranty for Plasmapore XP Devices

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Apr 2017

Aesculap Implant Systems established a warranty program for Plasmapore®XP-coated spinal interbody fusion devices. ... Read more »

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 »