April 14, 2020

What Will 1Q20 Earnings Tell Us about a COVID-19 Recovery?

What Will 1Q20 Earnings Tell Us about a COVID-19 Recovery?
First-quarter earnings announcements start in earnest today. We think a clearer picture of the entire orthopedic market could develop in the next month.
April 9, 2020

How To Build A More Resilient Supply Chain Post COVID-19

How To Build A More Resilient Supply Chain Post COVID-19
Joint replacement surgeon Vinod Dasa, M.D., says there will be a heightened focus on eliminating waste and redundancies, especially in the “last mile” of the supply chain.
March 18, 2020

Studies Shed Light on Late-Onset Infection

Studies Shed Light on Late-Onset Infection
While the spine industry has focused on 3D printed cages, enabling technology and minimally invasive surgery, it has forgotten a critical priority: infection prevention, says Aakash Agarwal, Ph.D., Director of Research at Spinal Balance.
March 18, 2020

7 Digital Tools We Wanted to See at AAOS

7 Digital Tools We Wanted to See at AAOS
Robotic systems would have undoubtedly received major play at the Annual Meeting. We pulled together recent strategic activity to provide greater insight.
February 18, 2020

What is the Future of Orthopedic Innovation? Lessons from HSS

What is the Future of Orthopedic Innovation? Lessons from HSS
In moving to the provider side of orthopedics after spending decades in industry, Doug Leach has learned a valuable lesson: Partner with providers. Not just the surgeon.
January 21, 2020

Spinal Kinetics Founder Shares Keys to Startup Success

Spinal Kinetics Founder Shares Keys to Startup Success
Many of the lessons that Tom Afzal has applied throughout his career he learned while working at American Hospital Supply Corporation—one of the largest medical device companies in the ‘70s-‘80s—his first professional position after college. As part of a management path program, Mr. Afzal was required to work in many functional areas of the company—sales, marketing, finance, production, R&D, quality, etc.

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October 24, 2019

ORTHOKNOW, BARE BONES to Combine on Next Issue

We've made progress on the popular suggestion to combine BARE BONES® and ORTHOKNOW® into one publication. Come learn what improvements await.
October 24, 2019

Member Success Story: Marty Altshuler Shares Lessons Learned in Building a Spine Company

Member Success Story: Marty Altshuler Shares Lessons Learned in Building a Spine Company
Marty Altshuler and Rick Henson were given an opportunity to acquire spinal products and transition from distributorship to a full line implant manufacturing company. They made the deal and founded ChoiceSpine back in 2006.

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October 24, 2019

3 Questions on the Spine Reimbursement Environment

The spine market's evolving reimbursement landscape can be hard for device companies and surgeons to navigate. While at NASS, we asked reimbursement expert Kim Norton for a high-level view of the reimbursement shifts taking place today. Ms. Norton is Vice President of Reimbursement for Simplify Medical and serves as a consultant, including in reimbursement and payor relations for Aesculap.
June 19, 2019

Orthopedic Market Forces to Watch: A Conversation with Ali Madani

The growth of robotics, additive, outsourcing and mid-sized device companies and contract manufacturers are among the main narratives that we-like Mr. Madani-expect will shape industry dynamics in the coming years.