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OMTEC Recap: Orthopedic Surgeons Waiting for Technology to Catch Up to Their Needs

OMTEC Recap: Orthopedic Surgeons Waiting for Technology to Catch Up to Their Needs
Surgeons were clear: they are interested in leveraging innovations in materials, robotics, AI and wearables for the benefit of their patients and their practices. They will look to the data to measure progress.

Orthopedic Players Say Industry is Ripe for Business Model, Supply Chain Disruption

Ortho Spine Partners' business model is new to us. Using complementary perspectives from device company and hospital purchasing sides as a team approach, they serve as hired strategists and executors for product commercialization and corporate activities. Orthopedics is a relationship-driven industry, and the modern sales process requires different relationships. OSP's leadership is betting that its surgeon, hospital, sales rep and device company contacts, as well as its out-of-the-box thinking, can be leveraged to provide small partnering companies with national scale typically not attainable by young companies.

Knee Replacement Innovation Led by Materials, Design and Computer-Assisted Surgical Improvements

Dr. Bob Poggie reflects on trends in materials to increase durability of articulation and reliability of implant fixation; design solutions to improve kinematics; computer-driven advances in design and manufacturing and surgical tools to increase accuracy, reliability and efficiency of procedures.