Foot and Ankle Implant Opportunities Lie in Design, Technique Improvements

Orthopaedic implant development has been a career-long passion of mine. Many years ago, I had a vision for implants that were specific for the distal extremities—wrist/hand and foot/ankle. Every implant company I asked took a pass. We know how that worked out, with companies continuing to enter the market and distal extremities growth outpacing...

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David Kay M.D., is a foot and ankle surgeon, Partner at Crystal Clinic and Managing Partner at Extremity Development Company, an incubator focused on next-generation extremity products. Dr. Kay founded OrthoHelix in 1995 to develop innovative implants and instruments for small bone reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. OrthoHelix was acquired by Tornier in 2012 for $140 million.

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