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Articles published in April, 2015

Orthopaedic Surgeon Revisits His Roots on Mission Trips

by Hannah Corcoran | Apr 2015

Steve A. Mora, M.D., travels to Peru each year to provide education and care in the country where his interest in orthopaedics began. ... Read more »

Fed up with Medicare? Here’s How to Opt Out.

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Apr 2015

Orthopaedic surgeons may find freedom from government involvement in healthcare by dropping Medicare altogether, ridding themselves of reimbursement challenges and burdensome reporting requirements. ... Read more »

Medicare Concerns Remain After SGR Repeal

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Apr 2015

Though Congress recently voted to repeal Medicare’s problematic physician payment formula, issues regarding reimbursement remain. ... Read more »

How to Start an OR for Under $250,000

by Blair Rhode | Apr 2015

To contain costs, a value assessment of every purchase for your surgery center will help determine whether you should buy new or used. Here’s how one surgeon stuck to his budget. ... Read more »

Surgeon Advice: How to Transition Your Idea from Product Development to Sales

by Hannah Corcoran | Apr 2015

Navigating products through commercialization is just the beginning of your technology’s livelihood. Lee Hunter, M.D. describes how to partner with an outside vendor to develop a comprehensive marketing, sales and distribution strategy to get your product on the market. ... Read more »

AAOS Recap: Instruments, Robotics and Cost Emphasized in New Product Launches

by Carolyn LaWell | Apr 2015

Thousands of products were highlighted at the annual Academy meeting. Here is a look at the more than two dozen new or next-gen products that debuted with recent regulatory clearance or launch for use. ... Read more »

Amedica Releases Results from CASCADE Clinical Trial: SiNi vs. PEEK

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Apr 2015

Interim results from the CASCADE clinical trial indicate that silicon nitride composite interbody spinal devices alone, without bone graft or synthetic bone void filler, achieved similar fusion rates and clinical scores as patients implanted with traditional spacers using autograft. ... Read more »