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Articles written by Hannah Corcoran

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 »

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 »

NuVasive Spine Foundation to Build out Broader, More Sustainable Program in Kenya

by Hannah Corcoran | Jul 2016

The NuVasive Spine Foundation completed its 20th mission trip to Kenya to sponsor surgeries and educate surgeons. In 2010, the group chose Kenya as a pilot site prior to entering other developing countries. ... Read more »

Investors Talk Healthcare IT and Funding Fundamentals

by Hannah Corcoran | Jul 2016

Investors in healthcare continue to say that IT is a strong space for funding, but most of the backing in orthopaedics is focused on traditional technologies. ... Read more »

Reimbursement Opportunities Lie in Data Collection

by Hannah Corcoran | Jun 2016

Technology that captures outcomes and patient data can be a hefty investment for hospitals and practices—but consider how it may lead to reimbursement opportunities. ... Read more »

Man with Double Knee Replacement Successfully Climbs Mount Everest

by Hannah Corcoran | Jun 2016

Greg Paul, a 61-year-old mountaineer, is the first known climber to summit Mount Everest with two total knee replacements. Both procedures employed the Balanced Knee® System, manufactured by Ortho Development. ... Read more »

Surgeon Leaves Clinical Practice to Focus on Hip Fracture Fixation System

by Hannah Corcoran | Jun 2016

Brian Thornes, Founder and CEO of X-Bolt Orthopaedics, left his surgeon residency in 2005—his last year in the program—to obtain his MBA and fully invest his time and skills into entrepreneurism. ... Read more »

Neurosurgeon Launches Products Prioritizing Surgical Infection Prevention

by Hannah Corcoran | May 2016

Bodhan Chopko, M.D., co-founded Silver Bullet Therapeutics to commercialize infection-fighting bone screws for trauma procedures, based on his own clinical experiences with spinal infections. ... Read more »

Computer-Assisted Technologies: Industry Viewpoints and Activity

by Hannah Corcoran | May 2016

Computer-assisted surgery systems for orthopaedics have the potential to help surgeons net improved, reproducible results through tools that control surgical variables. But, will hospitals pay for them? ... Read more »

Organization Exceeds 100 Pro Bono Scoliosis Corrections in Dominican Republic

by Hannah Corcoran | May 2016

Since 2012, The Pediatric Orthopedic Project has been to Santiago, Dominican Republic five times and has performed 103 surgeries to correct scoliosis in children. The organization seeks to grow its presence in the region and move into other areas of orthopaedics. ... Read more »

Arthroscopy/Soft Tissue Companies Address Knee, Shoulder Repair

by Hannah Corcoran | Apr 2016

The call for simple, minimally invasive techniques to meet patient and surgeon requests is an established trend in the arthroscopy and soft tissue market. Here’s what four device companies, from start-up to large player, are doing in response. ... Read more »

Trauma Surgeon and Public Health Consultant Receives AAOS Humanitarian Award

by Hannah Corcoran | Apr 2016

Richard A. Gosselin, M.D. received the AAOS 2016 Humanitarian Award for 36 years of work abroad as an orthopaedic surgeon and public health consultant, focused on global teaching and training, orthopaedic research and advocacy. ... Read more »

Trauma Surgeon Incorporates Calcium Phosphate in Trauma Device Delivery

by Hannah Corcoran | Apr 2016

Thomas “Toney” Russell, M.D., brought to life his concept of implanting trauma devices with calcium phosphate material despite skepticism from colleagues and regulatory obstacles. ... Read more »

Focus on Utilization, Outcomes Data Drives Success in Outpatient Joint Reconstruction

by Hannah Corcoran | Mar 2016

The number of joint replacement surgeries performed in the outpatient setting is growing. Success in this model is dependent upon patient selection, data and alignment within your organization. ... Read more »

AAOS 2016 Recap: 30 New Products to Know

by Hannah Corcoran | Mar 2016

Stakeholders in the orthopaedic industry face myriad uncertainties, stemming from declining reimbursement, emerging payment models and an aging population. This sentiment was reflected at the 2016 AAOS Annual Meeting. ... Read more »