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  • The 2020 Top 10 Orthopedic Device Companies

    The 2020 Top 10 Orthopedic Device Companies

    It may have lacked the blockbuster tone of years past, but the orthopedic industry’s dealmaking exploits in 2019 could hardly be considered a bust. Alliances and acquisitions continued to shape the market, albeit a bit more subtly, with less po…
    Sean Fenske, Michael Barbella, and Sam Brusco 08.11.20

  • Trauma/Sports
    Diamonds in the Rough: Six Shining Orthopedic Firms

    Diamonds in the Rough: Six Shining Orthopedic Firms

    This feature highlights exciting organizations who are developing or marketing unique orthopedic innovations.
    Sean Fenske, Sam Brusco, and Michael Barbella 08.11.20

  • Design
    Inspection Benefits of Profile Tolerancing

    Inspection Benefits of Profile Tolerancing

    Profile tolerancing offers an array of benefits for device inspection over the more commonly used linear plus/minus dimensioning.
    Ed Yaris, Manufacturing Engineer, Lowell Inc. 08.11.20


  • Design | Prototyping
    Redesigning the Development Process

    Redesigning the Development Process

    Both OEMs and their supply partners are incorporating new tools and technologies to rapidly iterate prototypes of innovative ideas and concepts.
    Mark Crawford, Contributing Writer 08.11.20

  • Experiments in Remote Orthopedic Care

    Experiments in Remote Orthopedic Care

    In an effort to protect patients amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many doctors are relying on telemedicine to “see” their patients through video chats.
    Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 08.11.20

  • What’s Apple Been Up To?

    What’s Apple Been Up To?

    Apple is building its bench with teams of physicians and engineers creating software and hardware to address the healthcare market.
    Maria Shepherd, President and Founder, Medi-Vantage 08.11.20


  • Design
    Rising to the Challenge: Six Innovators Win Fast-Track Support to Market

    Rising to the Challenge: Six Innovators Win Fast-Track Support to Market

    These six winning submissions reflect a keen awareness of patient needs during the unique and surprising circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Dawn A. Lissy, Founder & President, Empirical 08.11.20

  • Biocompatibility & Testing
    Avoiding Contradictions: Testing Advice for Manufacturers

    Avoiding Contradictions: Testing Advice for Manufacturers

    Manufacturers need to evaluate their approach to preclinical testing. Avoiding contradictory study design is the most effective path forward for study sponsors.
    Mark R. Cunningham, Ph.D., Senior Director of Science and Technology, Technical Services, WuXi AppTec 08.11.20

  • Key Factors Driving the Adoption of Digital Health Technologies

    Key Factors Driving the Adoption of Digital Health Technologies

    As COVID-19 presented an immediate need for novel therapies and treatments to combat the disease, diagnosing the virus and managing patient symptoms from afar drove the adoption of telemedicine, telehealth, and remote patient monitoring devices. Like…
    Lauren Craig, Director, Reimbursement Strategy Execution, Musculoskeletal Clinical Regulatory Advisors LLC 08.11.20


  • Recent Regulatory Changes and a 2020 Election Update

    Recent Regulatory Changes and a 2020 Election Update

    Legislators in Washington are keenly focused on both the upcoming national election on Nov. 3 and addressing the healthcare challenges during a pandemic.
    Jeffrey J. Kimbell, David C. Rudloff, Caroline P. Tucker and Matteson L. Beckis, Jeffrey J. Kimbell & Associates Inc. 08.11.20

  • Trauma/Sports
    A Spectrum of Value and Its Importance in Orthopedic Trauma

    A Spectrum of Value and Its Importance in Orthopedic Trauma

    Three orthopedic surgeons speak with the founder of The Orthopaedic Implant Company on value-based healthcare.
    Peter Althausen, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon; Co-Founder, The Orthopaedic Implant Company 08.11.20

  • MIS/Robotics
    Orthopedic’s Future with Robotics and AI

    Orthopedic’s Future with Robotics and AI

    Robotic surgical systems coupled with artificial intelligence could make for a very interesting future for the orthopedic industry.
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 08.11.20

  • 3-D Printing/Additive Mfg.
    Additive-Manufactured Orthopedic Implants Under MDR

    Additive-Manufactured Orthopedic Implants Under MDR

    Orthopedic device manufacturers have specific considerations to keep in mind when using AM under the upcoming EU regulatory system.
    Online Exclusives Dr. Max Singh, Simon Schlagintweit, and Gregor Reischle—TÜV SÜD 08.11.20

  • Spine/Neurology
    WishBone Boosts Spine Offerings with Two New Acquisitions

    WishBone Boosts Spine Offerings with Two New Acquisitions

    Back 2 Basics Direct and Orbbö Surgical develop sterile packaged implants and surgical instruments for spinal fusion.
    GlobeNewswire 08.07.20

  • Extremities
    Vilex Buys Total Ankle Replacement Maker DT MedTech

    Vilex Buys Total Ankle Replacement Maker DT MedTech

    DT MedTech's mobile bearing and a semi-constrained TAR uses a single surgical approach and single instrument set.
    PR Newswire 07.24.20