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ORTHOKNOW® - November 10, 2009
QUARTERLY REVIEW3Q09: Seasonality and StabilizationCompanies’ comments on 3Q09 ran the expected gamut, claiming impact of seasonality here and there, but still mentioning early signs of stabilization and cautious optimism. The overarching buzz seems to remain bullish.
BARE BONES® - October 15, 2009
ORTHOPAEDIC STRATEGIC INITIATIVESACROBOT and FINSBURY ORTHOPAEDICS entered into an agreement to co-market Acrobot’s Navigator surgical system with Finsbury’s ADEPT® implant as a “one-stop” package for use in precision navigated hip resurfacing. Official launch...
BARE BONES® - August 15, 2009
ORTHOPAEDIC STRATEGIC INITIATIVESALPHA ORTHOPAEDICS (AO) entered into a distribution agreement whereby DAIWHA will market AO’s AT2™ System in South Korea. The AT2 features RelēF™ Technology, which integrates monopolar capacitive-coupled radiofrequency and revers...
ORTHOKNOW® - August 15, 2009
QUARTERLY REVIEW2Q09: TACKING THROUGH THE HEADWINDS Julie A. VetaliceGrowth is still careening all over the place as companies get through the first half headwinds. Though clouds still seem to hang over big recon, there are welcome signs of pull-through: OSTE’s vig...
BARE BONES® - June 15, 2009
Strategic InitiativesARTERIOCYTE MEDICAL made a strategic investment in CONTROL MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY to support development and distribution of Control’s ASPIRE aspiration system for use with Arteriocyte’s STEM-PREP and other Magellan® platform technologies. The companies w...
ORTHOKNOW® - May 15, 2009
QUARTERLY REVIEW1Q09: Hard Times Ain’t Quit, and We Ain’t QuitJulie A. VetaliceA fast glance at the first batch of 1Q09 earnings shows spine companies doing quite well (Alphatec, NuVasive and TranS1) and even some nice results from a biologics company or two. O...
BARE BONES® - March 15, 2009
Strategic InitiativesALPHATEC SPINE (ATEC) entered into a license agreement with HELIX POINT to develop Helifix and Helifuse, proprietary concepts for interspinous devices to treat lumbar spinal stenosis. (See ORTHOKNOW™, 3/09.) ATEC is the exclusive worldwide licensee of the in...
ORTHOKNOW® - March 15, 2009
2008 in ReviewGrowth Crepuscular, but Optimism RemainsJulie A. VetaliceExhibit 1 shows orthopaedic sales increases by product segment from 2008 to 2007. Notice anything? We did. Overall market growth at 9% has dipped below double-digits for the first time in ten years. Let...
ORTHOKNOW® - November 15, 2008
QUARTERLY REVIEW3Q08: Heads-down ExecutionEarnings calls this quarter reflected a great deal of “heads-down, nose-to-grindstone” attitude. Most companies said pretty much the same things about the economy as ever – it’s a coin flip; no problems yet; it&rs...
BARE BONES® - September 15, 2008
ENZTEC and DEPUY unveiled an agreement whereby Enztec’s surgical instruments will be distributed with DePuy’s Sigma and LCS Knee lines. The instruments will retain Enztec’s brand.  Enztec products include custom implants for tumor and trauma surgeries and instrumentatio...
ORTHOKNOW® - September 15, 2008
Quarterly Review2Q08: Orthopaedics Keeps Rolling Along In this issue, we present all of the financials that we didn’t cover in August. This was an aberration, and we don’t intend to leave you without the full comparisons—as fresh as possible—in the future. Th...
ORTHOKNOW® - May 15, 2008
Quarterly Review Easter, Spring Break, Sales Practices and Product Recalls Make for An Interesting Quarter More than one manufacturer cited negative ramifications of a shorter quarter and Easter vacation/Spring Break. Others postponed key product launches due to monitors. The PLUS shenanigans in Gr...
BARE BONES® - April 15, 2008
CONMED LINVATEC debuted 11 new products in its Sports Medicine - Arthroscopy, Powered Surgical Instrument and Endoscopy lines, including Shutt® Series 210™ Instruments for Hip Arthroscopy; the ThRevo® shoulder anchor with HiFi high strength suture; a PRO7020 Cordless Revision Attachment f...
ORTHOKNOW® - March 15, 2008
2007: The Year in Review Recon Rebounds and Market Growth Stabilizes Kudos to all for a pretty good year. By our estimation, 2007 ended with growth of 11% over 2006. (We’ll finalize our numbers for all companies and all segments when we update the Orthopaedic Industry Annual Report in June.) ...
ORTHOKNOW® - November 15, 2007
3Q07 in Review As usual, we bring you the mile-high look at the most recent quarterly results. A breakdown of growth for the last four years and the three quarters of 2007 for each of the leading players overall and by market segment can be found online in the OrthoKnow Extras section of your Membe...
ORTHOKNOW® - August 15, 2007
Quarterly Review: Positive Momentum Continues into 2Q and Medtronic Gets Bigger As we saw in 1Q, the orthopaedic market appears to be turning a corner away from slowing of growth we’ve witnessed over the past four years. On the joint replacement side, all but Biomet and Exactech saw hip sales ...
BARE BONES® - July 15, 2007
Effective 5/07, PREMIER PURCHASING entered into separate 36-month agreements with CONMED and SMITH & NEPHEW (SNN) to offer discounted pricing for arthroscopy supplies to Premier’s members throughout the U.S. Premier serves 1,700 hospitals and >46,500 other healthcare sites. (Premier Inc., 6/22/...
ORTHOKNOW® - May 15, 2007
STRATEGIC INSIGHTS INTO THE ORTHOPAEDIC INDUSTRY QUARTERLY REVIEW Year starts on solid footing Coming out of 2006, we’re seeing an uptick in growth in the helping SNN to post growth 2X that of its larger competijoint replacement segment, a positive sign given that recon tors. Stryker’...
BARE BONES® - March 15, 2007
In 2/07, CONMED LINVATEC launched new products for use in arthroscopic procedures, including the IM4000 High Definition Camera System, the 24K Irrigation System and the Hip Arthroscopy instrumentation kit. (CONMED Corporation, 2/14/07)
ORTHOKNOW® - March 15, 2007
2006: THE YEAR IN REVIEW Market posts lowest growth in years but optimism reigns Over the past few years, we have spent countless hours calming the nerves of both existing and would-be investors in orthopaedics. We have remained steadfastly and optimistically bullish on this industry...even as 2...
ORTHOKNOW® - January 15, 2007
SPOTLIGHT ON ORTHOPAEDIC NEWCOMERS Who are These Folks? How to Boost Your Spot in the Orthopaedic Ranking: Buy a Company (or Two) Charles O. Townley, M.D. and Fred Williams Who are These Folks? In reviewing the year, we noted a number of new companies entering the FDA 510(k) roster for the...
BARE BONES® - December 15, 2006
CONMED expects to post 4Q05 sales in the range of ~US $153-$156MM, $10MM below previous estimates, due in part to reduced surgical procedure trends and other temporary market conditions not specific to the company. (CONMED Corporation, 12/22/05)
ORTHOKNOW® - December 15, 2006
INSIDE THIS ISSUE: 2006 IN REVIEW Markets Bounce Back Despite Slowing Growth MORE 3Q06 3 IN REVIEW IsoTis May List on the NASDAQ; Another Supplier Posts Negative Ortho Growth EDITORIAL 6 How to Increase the Odds of Hiring Top Orthopaedic Salespeople 2006 IN REVIEW Markets Bounce Back De...
ORTHOKNOW® - November 15, 2006
3Q06 IN REVIEW Rebound in large joint growth and merger speculation make for exciting quarter INSIDE THIS ISSUE: 3Q06 IN 1 REVIEW Rebound in large joint growth and merger speculation make for exciting quarter ONLINE EXTRA: To view growth for the largest companies in each segment from 2002 ...
ORTHOKNOW® - August 15, 2006
STRATEGIC INSIGHTS INTO THE ORTHOPAEDIC INDUSTRY 2Q06 IN REVIEW Large Joints Slip, Taking Suppliers With Them Thanks to a former Smith & Nephew sales rep who tried to get his competitors to “collude” on price, we got to experience some excitement amid rather dull quarterly reports, at...
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