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  • Large Joint
    The Ins and Outs of TKA Reimbursement

    The Ins and Outs of TKA Reimbursement

    Ira Kirschenbaum, M.D., never really gave much thought to his professional habitat. He’s spent more than two decades fixing broken or damaged knees, carefully drilling into bone, reattaching ligaments, and cementing new joints in place. Each…
    Michael Barbella, Managing Editor 03.21.18

  • Biologics | Large Joint
    We Can Rebuild Him; We Have the (Bio)technology

    We Can Rebuild Him; We Have the (Bio)technology

    If a roadway is cracked and full of potholes, it’s fixed by repaving. If an edifice is damaged, it’s fixed by rebuilding. But if a joint in the body is damaged, repair isn’t quite so simple. The meniscus, for example—the ca…
    Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 02.12.18

  • Spine/Neurology
    Jump-Starting Disease Management Through Neurostimulation

    Jump-Starting Disease Management Through Neurostimulation

    Jump-starting disease management through neurostimulation.
    Maria Shepherd, President and Founder, Medi-Vantage 02.12.18

  • Large Joint
    Considerations for the Anterior Approach to Hip Replacement

    Considerations for the Anterior Approach to Hip Replacement

    The posterior approach has been and still is a widely used technique for hip replacement surgery. The industry, however, has seen a shift as more surgeons and their patients are turning to the anterior approach, a tissue-sparing method proven to resu…
    Scott Zellner, Senior Director of U.S. Joint Reconstruction and Outpatient Marketing, DePuy Synthes 02.12.18

  • Bracing/Prosthetics
    Outsmarting the Laws of (Mother) Nature

    Outsmarting the Laws of (Mother) Nature

    There seems to be no limit to device intelligence these days. Better brainpower has permeated practically every aspect of modern life, easing such mundane tasks as vacuuming, cooking, dieting, home surveillance, and indoor climate control, among o…
    Michael Barbella, Managing Editor 11.21.17

  • Large Joint
    An Update on U.S. Obesity and Its Impact on Hip, Knee Transplants

    An Update on U.S. Obesity and Its Impact on Hip, Knee Transplants

    The global obesity epidemic continues to grow. In 2016, it was estimated that greater than 39 percent of adults1 (up from 35.7 percent of adults2) are obese (Table 1). Obesity can bring a quadruple whammy of co-morbidities including cardiovascular di…
    Maria Shepherd, President and Founder, Medi-Vantage 11.21.17

  • Spine/Neurology
    Mind Over Matter: Brain-Controlled Physical Rehabilitation

    Mind Over Matter: Brain-Controlled Physical Rehabilitation

    It’s usually not a promising prognosis for patients once the connection between the brain and muscles becomes severed or disrupted in some way. Whether through spinal cord injury, a stroke, or a gait disability, mobility suffers once the brain…
    Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 10.02.17

  • Biologics | Trauma/Sports
    Seeing Pain Relief in a New (Infrared) Light

    Seeing Pain Relief in a New (Infrared) Light

    Welcome to another installment of technology-based opioid alternatives to treat orthopedic pain. This one’s a bit on the lighter side (joke to be explained in due course), and features some empirical evidence, as I was able to test this device…
    Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 05.19.17

  • Trauma/Sports
    What’s New in Orthopedics in the ED?

    What’s New in Orthopedics in the ED?

    Perhaps it’s due to the traditionally long wait times in the emergency department (ED) and the fact that no one wants to return to wait again. A problem for orthopedic care in the ED is the high rate of “no-show events” following an…
    Maria Shepherd, President and Founder, Medi-Vantage 05.19.17

  • Extremities | Large Joint
    The ABCs of ASC Cost Savings

    The ABCs of ASC Cost Savings

    Rick E. Parsons, M.D., isn’t a big fan of hospitals. His aversion is quite paradoxical, however, considering he’s a self-professed “adventure junkie” and orthopedic surgeon who’s worked at four different hospitals in…
    Michael Barbella, Managing Editor 03.22.17

  • Extremities | Instruments | Large Joint | MIS/Robotics
    HACs and How Orthopedic Surgical Devices  Can Help Reduce Medical Error

    HACs and How Orthopedic Surgical Devices Can Help Reduce Medical Error

    After a 30-year effort, data collected in 2014 and published in 20161 illustrated that there has been a 17 percent decline in hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) since 2010. This data is impressive, as it represents a 2.1 million case decline in prev…
    Maria Shepherd, President and Founder, Medi-Vantage 03.22.17

  • Spine/Neurology | Trauma/Sports
    Debunking the Skepticism of the ‘Good Vibes’ Treatment

    Debunking the Skepticism of the ‘Good Vibes’ Treatment

    I expect readers will tire of hearing this from me in due time, but the opioid addiction crisis has, ironically, become a rather painful burden on the healthcare system. The scary reality of this crisis is that it’s not junkies abusing the syst…
    Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 02.23.17

  • Trauma/Sports
    Trends in Sports Medicine

    Trends in Sports Medicine

    Value-based care and hospital consolidation are having an impact on the practice of medicine. However, it is important to recognize that sports medicine surgeons are still some of the most highly paid in the U.S. Family medicine physicians on av…
    Maria Shepherd, President and Founder, Medi-Vantage 11.22.16

  • Biologics | Spine/Neurology
    Healing Powers of the Web

    Healing Powers of the Web

    Prof. Fritz Vollrath is utterly baffled by the concept of arachnophobia. His bewilderment is somewhat ironic, considering he’s the world’s foremost spider expert, having studied the hairy, eight-legged creatures longer than any other p…
    Michael Barbella, Managing Editor 09.20.16

  • Biologics
    Bone-Graft Delivery Devices Advance, Alongside Supplier/Manufacturer Partnerships

    Bone-Graft Delivery Devices Advance, Alongside Supplier/Manufacturer Partnerships

    As the spinal fusion market continues its shift toward minimally invasive surgeries, it has created a multitude of challenges for delivering graft to the surgical site. An example is the development and use of expandable cages. While the expandable c…
    Ben Johnson, Product/Business Development Manager, Nordson Medical 09.20.16

  • Biologics
    Blood Will Tell

    Blood Will Tell

    As more tissue-based products enter the market, innovators and regulators work to keep pace.
    Dawn Lissy , Contributing Writer 03.23.16

  • Large Joint
    New Technologies for Knee Replacement

    New Technologies for Knee Replacement

    The number of U.S. residents over the age of 65 is expected to almost double by the year 2030. According to Zacks.com,1 a stock advisory service, Stryker, Zimmer Biomet, and other orthopedic companies benefit from the aging of the U.S. population bec…
    Maria Shepherd , Medi-Vantage 03.23.16

  • Trauma/Sports
    Barefoot Running: Embrace the Gait or Wait?

    Barefoot Running: Embrace the Gait or Wait?

    The joke goes like this: “How do you know someone is a vegan? Don’t worry, they’ll tell you.” It’s not an old joke; rather, it’s a new one that has emerged in recent months as veganism, the raw-food movement, and o…
    Ranica Arrowsmith, Associate Editor 03.23.16