Industry Voices

November 20, 2019

Paragon 28’s CTO on Engineering, Extremities and Career Experience

Paragon 28’s CTO on Engineering, Extremities and Career Experience
Not everyone can credit a decades-long successful career to their dog. But Frank Bono, CTO and CO-Founder of Paragon 28, Inc. does exactly that. He shares what he learned at startups and large orthopedic corporations, offers advice for the next generation of new hires and shares his thoughts on extremities reconstruction, the last orthopedic frontier.
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.
September 20, 2019

ORTHOWORLD Member Success Story: Magnus René on Integrum’s OPRA Prosthetics, Additive Manufacturing Adoption

ORTHOWORLD Member Success Story: Magnus René on Integrum’s OPRA Prosthetics, Additive Manufacturing Adoption
Magnus Rene has been part of the additive manufacturing revolution in orthopedics. Now he serves on the Board of Directors for Integrum, developer of the OPRA osseointegrated prosthetic implant system.

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July 25, 2019

Surgeons Weigh in on Robotics’ Role in Orthopedics

Robotics remains a hotly-discussed topic amongst orthopedic surgeons. OMTEC® 2019 provided a stage for the continued debate during the surgeon keynote, with active robotic users calling for technology advancements and a non-user recommending that adoption be based on data and outcomes.
July 25, 2019

Spine Industry Reaches “Age of Innovation”

The spine market is saturated with players producing commoditized and some novel technologies. Thus, the amount of strategic activity—funding, M&A, product announcements, etc.—is more robust than any other segment in orthopedics. To understand today's activity and how it is shaping the market, we spoke with Marc Viscogliosi, Principal at Viscogliosi Brothers and former CEO of Paradigm Spine, about his take on the spine market, and how key pressures play a role in innovation.
June 18, 2019

Member Success Story: David Hovda, Simplify Medical

David Hovda, CEO of Simplify Medical, shares how he got from the U.S. Navy to orthopedics, lessons he learned along the way andhis outlook for the spine industry.
May 22, 2019

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.
February 22, 2019

CCJR Founder A. Seth Greenwald Reflects on Joint Replacement Advancements

In January, The Hip Society and The Knee Society in partnership signed an agreement to acquire Current Concepts in Joint Replacement. For nearly 40 years, CCJR has educated thousands of joint replacement surgeons around the world, giving them a platform to debate surgical techniques and discuss trending topics of the day-conversations that have advanced orthopedics. The bi-annual conference will hold its Spring Meeting from May 8-11 in Cleveland, Ohio, and is expected to host surgeons, device companies and contract manufacturers.