Investors continue to tout healthcare IT as a strong space for funding, yet most of the backing in orthopaedics is focusing on traditional technologies.
ORTHOKNOW interviewed the surgeon inventor of N-force' to understand his take on the trauma market and the future of implant delivery.
The use of computer-assisted surgery systems that incorporate robotics, surgical planning and navigation have the potential to bring reproducible results to orthopaedics through imaging, alignment and guidance tools that control surgical variables. But, will hospitals pay for these technologies?
Post-surgical infection control is a priority in the reduction of complications, revisions and costs. It's a topic of importance along the spectrum of development, from the research level, to start-up, through to the industry's largest companies.
The concept of value continues to dominate conversations in the orthopaedic industry. Brett Sanders, M.D., an orthopaedic sports medicine and shoulder surgeon, created Tensor Surgical to respond to industry trends.
Amid efforts to lower costs and increase value in the orthopaedic industry, sales and purchasing models are shifting. This is exemplified by the introduction of rep-less approaches, technology-driven inventory models and the evolving role of value analysis committees.
Erik Kubiak, M.D., an orthopaedic trauma and adult reconstruction surgeon, co-founded CoNextions Medical to treat tendon repairs differently.
Peter Bonutti, M.D., an orthopaedic joint reconstructive surgeon and inventor, discussed his many entrepreneurial endeavors and experiences in product and practice development.
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.