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Articles Tagged "surgeon"

Surgeons Share Lessons from 2020, Technology Predictions

by Kathie Zipp | Nov 2020

While 2020 brought unpredictability, it highlighted numerous opportunities for improvement of processes and technologies with digital tools, additive manufacturing and O.R. platforms. ... Read more »

40+ Orthopedic Surgeons Form Network to Support New Companies and Innovation

by Natalie Shawver | Jan 2020

Orthopedic professionals seeking to collaborate on new technologies or to offer guidance may find Ortho Founders noteworthy. The organization seeks to be the go-to authority for surgeons with entrepreneurial interests. ... Read more »

Knee and Spine Osteoarthritis Ripe Areas for New Orthobiologic Products

by Heather Tunstall | Dec 2019

Dr. Steven Sampson, Founder of the well-known TOBI Symposium, shares his take on the state of regenerative medicine and the important areas of focus in the coming years.... Read more »

How One Orthopedic Surgeon Improves the Delivery of Care through Connectivity

by Mike Evers | Sep 2019

Apps, robotics and wearables all collect data that could affect a surgeon's decision and their patient's outcomes. Entrepreneurial surgeon Padraic Obma, M.D., advocates that surgeons and device companies think bigger and broader about utilizing data to deliver orthopedic care.... Read more »

AI, Robotics, Wearables among Technologies Orthopedic Surgeons Want Advanced

by Mike Evers | Aug 2019

 At OMTEC 2019, five orthopedic surgeons advocated for leveraging new technology and processes to enhance operating room, patient and supply chain experiences. ... Read more »

Surgeons Weigh in on Robotics' Role in Orthopedics

by Hal Conick | Jul 2019

Robotics remains a polarizing topic amongst orthopedic surgeons. The OMTEC 2019 surgeon keynote highlighted the arguments for and against the technology.... Read more »

Joint Replacement: The Time has Come for Mass Customization of Implants

by BONEZONE | Mar 2019

Dr. Douglas Unis actively participates in clinical research related to hip and knee reconstruction, including anatomic knee alignment, 3D printing of implants and robotics. As founder and Chief Medical Officer of Monogram Orthopaedics, he is leading a team that intends to disrupt the industry with a... Read more »

Most Popular Articles of 2018 Featured Robotics, Contract Manufacturer M&A

by BONEZONE | Jan 2019

What else did you read about the most on our website last year? Arthroscopy/soft tissues companies to watch; products in spine, knee and hip; surgeon perspectives on implant material choice; supply chain quality; labelling mistakes, Brazil and more. ... Read more »

Awake Spinal Fusion Surgeon Urges Industry to Consider Patient Experience

by BONEZONE | Jan 2019

Alok D. Sharan, M.D., shares how he started performing one-level lumbar spine fusion while patients are awake and offers product development considerations to device companies. “We believe that we’ve completely transformed the experience of spinal fusion surgery,” Dr. Sharan says.... Read more »

Foot and Ankle Implant Opportunities Lie in Design, Technique Improvements

by BONEZONE | Dec 2018

David Kay, M.D., a foot/ankle surgeon, shares what he see in his crystal ball regarding plates, biologics and total ankle replacement: "We have a lot of unfinished work. Observe and listen to surgeons, sterile processing, material handlers and supervisors. Suspend your view of the world to see the p... Read more »

GEO CART Designed to Address Operating Room, Supply Chain Efficiency

by BONEZONE | Nov 2018

Gramercy Extremity Orthopedics’ GEO CART® is a mobile storage and point-of-sale system that houses 2,000+ sterile-packed instruments and implants that are tracked and managed with RFID technology. It aims to address issues such as O.R. product availability, sterile processing risks and device bil... Read more »

Precision OS: Using Virtual Reality for Surgeon Education, Pre-Operative Planning

by BONEZONE | Nov 2018

“VR’s ability to offer a safe environment to make mistakes is valuable in providing surgeons with building blocks on which to learn,” said Dr. Danny P. Goel, CEO. “Our technology goes beyond the technical steps of a procedure, through the enhancement of skills necessary to impact patien... Read more »

Smart Devices, Robotics, Sensors: Tools to Improve Patient Outcomes

by BONEZONE | Oct 2018

Dr. Martin Roche explains how these technologies are shaping the future of orthopaedic surgery: "A surgeon needs data to make objective decisions intra-operatively. The subjective Art of Surgery is poorly translatable ... Through all this rapid evolution, the clinician must take a leadership role."... Read more »

Big Data, Biologics and Failure Rates Among Significant Interests for Surgeon

by BONEZONE | Oct 2018

"There has never been a greater need for the lowest rates of failure possible," says Dr. Adolph J. Yates. "Proven devices with low revision rates might be ... the safest bet compared to new designs that have yet to be vetted in an after-market environment."... Read more »

Surgeon Entrepreneurs Focus on Infection Prevention, Virtual Reality Training

by BONEZONE | Oct 2018

Javad Parvizi, M.D. and Justin Barad, M.D. are leading critical conversations in orthopaedics and are thinking differently about product development—albeit in different ways—while maintaining a focus on better patient outcomes. ... Read more »

Spinal Cages Continue Trend Toward Metals, Expandable Designs

by BONEZONE | Aug 2018

"Cage design has been a game changer in spine surgery." Three veteran spine surgeons provide insight into the shift to titanium, a forecast for the next five years in cage technology and thoughts on device companies' priorities.... Read more »

Surgeons Establish Society to Advance Complex Additive Applications

by BONEZONE | Aug 2018

The American Orthopaedic Society of 3D Printing was formed to allow for orthopaedic surgeons to collaborate on the use of complex and customized clinical applications of additive manufacturing in revisions, limb salvage, and reconstructive surgeries.... Read more »

Trauma Surgeon: Value-Based Orthopaedic Care Can Positively Impact U.S. Healthcare

by BONEZONE | Jul 2018

"The majority of devices have become commodities," says Dr. Peter Althausen. "Devices coming to market have not demonstrated improved outcomes, yet carry hefty price tags and are not affordable. Clearly there’s no winning argument to pay more for devices that do not improve outcomes."... Read more »

Surgeons Seek Innovation in Instruments, Delivery of Care

by BONEZONE | Jul 2018

OMTEC’s Closing Panel brought together surgeon executives and entrepreneurs with diverse market backgrounds—joint reconstruction, spine and trauma—to provide perspective on patient-specific instruments, single-use devices, ASCs and more. ... Read more »

Hospital, Surgeons Provide Insight Into Purchasing Priorities

by BONEZONE | Jun 2018

The OMTEC® 2018 opening Keynote Panel offered perspective on hospital actions and priorities while addressing critical industry topics including pressure from public and private payors, bundled payments, value analysis committees and outpatient surgeries. ... Read more »

Why One Surgeon Entrepreneur is Focused on MIS, Orthobiologics and UDI

by BONEZONE | Apr 2018

Patrick Sweeney, M.D. is Founder of the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, an ambulatory surgery center in Illinois that addresses a range of orthopaedic and spinal conditions. He is also an inventor/entrepreneur, holing 30+ U.S. and European patents.... Read more »

Surgeon Touts Benefits of Molybdenum-Rhenium in Spinal Applications

by BONEZONE | Feb 2018

Dr. Kornelis Poelstra's researcn shows that molybdenum-rhenium (MoRe) offers greater strength in smaller implants compared to cobalt-chrome, titanium and stainless steel.... Read more »

Augmedics Bringing X-Ray Vision to Surgery with X-VISION Visualization System

by BONEZONE | Jan 2018

With its first application in minimally invasive spine procedures, X-VISION technology is designed to save time during surgery, reduce radiation exposure and reduce the number of repeat operations and hospitalizations.... Read more »

Examining Critical Trends in Trauma Surgery

by BONEZONE | Nov 2017

Complex fractures and complications from fractures are challenging trauma surgeons’ views on periprosthetic fractures, infection prevention, weight-bearing recommendations and percutaneous pelvic fractures.... Read more »

The Joint Surgeon's Wish List

by BONEZONE | Aug 2017

In the Knowledge Pod at OMTEC 2017, Dr. Dietz, a joint surgeon, shared his take on challenges with patient care using present systems and devices, and offered thoughts on what he’d like to see in the future. This article includes three points from Dr. Dietz’s Wish List.... Read more »

Revisiting Predictions: Orthobiologics, Payors and ASCs

by BONEZONE | Dec 2016

Robert S. Bray, Jr., M.D., revisits predictions from his OMTEC 2014 keynote—talking sustainable medicine, orthobiologics, care delivery and what can be gained from a relationship between OEMs and insurers.... Read more »

Five Questions with Dr. Christopher Bono, NASS President

by BONEZONE | Oct 2016

In preparation for NASS, we spoke with Executive Director and CEO Eric Muehlbauer and Christopher M. Bono, M.D., President of NASS. Both discussed reimbursement matters—a concern for surgeons and device manufacturers alike. What else was on the President’s mind?... Read more »

5 Questions on the Adoption of Additive Manufacturing

by BONEZONE | Aug 2016

The orthopaedic industry has become more invested in additive manufacturing, as demonstrated by product launches, partnerships and FDA’s recent guidance document on the technology. But, what do surgeons think about it?... Read more »

Building Evidence for Additive Manufacturing: What Questions Remain?

by BONEZONE | Jun 2016

In order for additive manufacturing to move from tinkering technology to widely-used process, it’s imperative to prove its long-term benefits. In May, researchers, surgeons, device companies and additive manufacturing suppliers gathered to develop guidelines to build data and support reimbursement... Read more »

Trauma Surgeon Develops Fixation Platform, Looks to Future Innovations

by BONEZONE | May 2016

Thomas “Toney” Russell, M.D., an orthopaedic trauma surgeon and President and CEO of Innovision, developed the N-force fixation platform to meet his own clinical needs in optimal fixation of fractures in the extremities and pelvis. The N-force system was a massive regulatory endeavor for a surge... Read more »

Surgeons Seek Muscle-Sparing Techniques in Arthroscopy/Soft Tissue Repair Market

by BONEZONE | Apr 2016

Growth in the arthroscopy and soft tissue repair market is propelled by surgeon requests for devices that employ muscle- and tissue-sparing techniques to return patients to activity faster and with less pain. This is largely being driven by patients in this segment, particularly athletes and “week... Read more »

Sports Medicine Surgeon Embraces Push for Value in Industry

by BONEZONE | Mar 2016

Brett Sanders, M.D., created Tensor Surgical in 2012, a value-based sports medicine company. The focus of the company is to stay lean and increase revenue, while continuing to work on tunnel-specific devices for arthroscopic shoulder repair.... Read more »

Zoning In with Orthopaedic Surgeon Entrepreneurs

by BONEZONE | Dec 2015

BONEZONE looked back on some of the orthopaedic surgeon interviews conducted throughout the year to see what they had to say about the direction of the industry. Here, we recap four of those insights.... Read more »

Do You Know Your Customer’s Boss?

by BONEZONE | Mar 2012

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

A Surgeon's Thoughts on Moving Forward

by BONEZONE | Dec 2011

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

The Benefits of Capturing Product Data Are High - The Costs of Doing So Don’t Have to Be

by BONEZONE | Dec 2010

Co-authored by Keith Kennedy Perhaps more than at any other time in recent years, we are witnessing rapid changes in the way products and procedures are developed and measured in orthopaedics. In addition to innovative product advancements, there is a groundswell of interest in tracking product and... Read more »

Industry’s New Customer: Hospital + Surgeon

by BONEZONE | Sep 2010

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »