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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 »

CMS Announces Flexibility, Resources to Assist with ICD-10 Implementation

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Aug 2015

In preparation for the October 1, 2015 deadline for ICD-10 implementation, CMS announced a transition period to allow flexibility and time for physicians to continue learning about the new codes. ... Read more »

Orthopaedic Coding Q&A: Spine Surgery Exposure—How Many Levels Can the Co-Surgeon Report?

by The Coding Coach | Dec 2014

The Coding Coaches address orthopaedic coding questions and hot-button coding issues. In this round, Exposure for Spine Surgery: How Many Levels Can the Co-Surgeon Report? ... Read more »

CMS Resources for ICD-10 Coding Compliance

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Dec 2013

Physicians must be in compliance with the ICD-10 coding system by October 1, 2014. On its web site, CMS offers a variety of resources to help doctors comply, including a list of FAQs and overall action items to undertake now. ... Read more »

Surgeon Seeks to Streamline Communication with New Web Platform

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Aug 2013

Surgeons need the ability to interact and share with their patients’ other healthcare providers. Though, the current structure of phone calls and faxes means lost time and lost messages. Splore, a new surgeon-developed web platform, could be an answer for efficiency. ... Read more »

Lessons from Our Startup: Novel Surgical Tools for Arthroscopy

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Jun 2013

ORTHOPRENEUR sat down with Justin Saliman, M.D., and John G. McCutcheon to discuss lessons surgeons can learn from their startup, Ceterix Orthopaedics. ... Read more »

AAPS Sues ABMS over Recertificatiom

by ORTHOPRENEUR | May 2013

The Association of American Physicians & Surgeons (AAPS) filed a Federal suit against the American Board of Medical Specialties, stating its recertification program reduces patient-physician access. ... Read more »

Views on the News

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Dec 2012

Dr. G. Keith Smith suggests that with ObamaCare, there is little evidence that the government officials and bureaucrats who created the current disaster have learned anything. What will happen when physicians simply stop practicing medicine, in the interests of better use of their time?  ... Read more »

Surgeon Roundtable: ICD-10 Code Implementation

by ORTHOPRENEUR Editorial Board | Oct 2012

What do you expect to gain from the implementation of ICD-10 codes? What steps have you taken for the new code implementation? What challenges have arisen, and how are you facing them?  ... Read more »

Silicon Nitride Material in Orthopaedic Implants: Features and Benefits

by Eric Olson, Thomas J. Webster, Ph.D. and Grant A. Skidmore, M.D. | Oct 2012

Silicon Nitride is a strong, heat resistant material that can be manufactured into many forms providing specific benefits for different types of surgical implants. Depending on the manufacturing process, the material can be very dense or porous, and the surface can be highly polished or texturized. ... Read more »

Views on the News

by ORTHOPRENEUR | May 2012

In this feature, we highlight news or trends that might significantly impact your future as orthopaedic surgeons. You are invited to share your thoughts with other readers by using the comment field, below. Are carriers doomed? The mainstream media predicts ACOs will kill health insurance. Others a ... Read more »

Views on the News

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Apr 2012

In this feature, we highlight news or trends that might significantly impact your future as orthopaedic surgeons. You are invited to share your thoughts with other readers by using the comment field, below. New Hampshire House Passes Sweeping Rules Regarding Physician Relationships with Medical Dev ... Read more »

Emerging Trends in Medical Device Sales

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Mar 2012

Why are hospitals hiring medical device sales reps? What are the future implications of this trend? What are the best practices of superior medical device sales reps? ... Read more »