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Article: Orthopaedic Pediatric Market Draws New Companies, Products

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.

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

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...

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

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.

Article: Building Evidence for Additive Manufacturing: What questions remain?

For additive manufacturing to move from tinkering technology to widely-used process, it’s imperative to prove its long-term benefits. In May, researchers, surgeons, device companies and additive manufacturing suppliers gathered to develop g...

Article: Surgeon Leaves Clinical Practice to Focus on Hip Fracture Fixation System

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.

Article: Neurosurgeon Launches Products Prioritizing Surgical Infection Prevention

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.

Article: OrthoWorx Launches AcceLinx to Foster Innovation in Orthopaedics

OrthoWorx, a Warsaw, Indiana-based organization that provides support and resources to the region’s orthopaedic industry, has unveiled the AcceLinx initiative to help local entrepreneurs create new devices.

Article: Arthroscopy/Soft Tissue Companies Address Knee, Shoulder Repair

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.

Article: Trauma Surgeon Incorporates Calcium Phosphate in Trauma Device Delivery

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.

Article: AAOS 2016 Recap: 30 New Products to Know

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.

Article: Industry-Wide Pressures Trickle to Hand/Wrist Market

ORTHOPRENEUR spoke to four executives in the hand/wrist market about trends in the segment, from price pressure to commoditization.

Article: Shoulder Surgeon Creates Value-Based Company

Tensor Surgical was formed in 2012 to meet head-on the push for value and improved outcomes.

Article: Surgeons Offer Wish List of New Technologies

Surgeons from ORTHOPRENEUR’s Editorial Board discuss technologies and techniques they believe could strengthen the orthopaedic industry in 2016 and beyond.

Article: Funding Sources: Four Company Snapshots

Securing funding is often a challenge for orthopaedic surgeons seeking to commercialize their ideas. Here, we provide snapshots of four funders that work with various types of investments in orthopaedics.

Article: Trauma Market Focuses on New Solutions, Shifts in Care Delivery

Trends in the trauma market span from new technologies and treatment methods to shifts in the healthcare delivery system, according to several device manufacturers.

Article: TranS1’s AxiaLIF Receives New Life

After being introduced to surgeons more than a decade ago, the AxiaLIF® system, designed to promote fusion in the L5-S1 vertebral bodies, has received new backing from the restructured TranS1.

Article: Surgeon Interest, Clinical Needs Propel Shoulder Market

Four device company representatives discuss requests by surgeons for innovative, smarter and simpler solutions to address clinical needs in the booming shoulder segment.

Article: Peter Bonutti Shares Ways to Balance Clinical Work and Product Development

Peter Bonutti, M.D., an orthopaedic joint reconstructive surgeon and inventor, discussed his many entrepreneurial endeavors and experiences in product and practice development.

Article: Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon Creates Product and Company Out of Patient Needs

Virak Tan, M.D., an orthopaedic hand surgeon, decided to invent his own external fixator for the finger after seeing patients in need of an improved technology.

Article: Simple Systems Fuel Growth in Foot and Ankle Market

Foot and ankle surgeon Selene Parekh and representatives from Nextremity Solutions, Paragon 28 and PONTiS Orthopaedics share their take on trends in the foot and ankle segment.

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