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  • MIS/Robotics
    Premium Medtech Price Stategies for the Orthopedic Robotics Segment

    Premium Medtech Price Stategies for the Orthopedic Robotics Segment

    Growth in the market for surgical robots used in hip and knee orthopedic procedures was forecasted at $222 million in 2015 with anticipated growth to reach $5 billion by 20221 (Table 1). A substantial number of next- generation robotic devices, syste…
    Maria Shepherd, President and Founder, Medi-Vantage 09.19.18

  • Determining Resource Utilization Levels in Total and Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty

    In standard total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA), the shoulder’s ball and socket joint is replaced with a prosthesis made of polyethylene and metal elements1 whereas in reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA), the location of the new ball and socket a…
    Maria Shepherd, Data Decision Group 11.17.15

  • Advances in MRI: Keeping Up Orthopedics’ Image

    New advances in whole–body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology have created a powerful diagnostic tool for the entire musculoskeletal system—for the knee, spine and shoulder, in particular. Whole-body MRI is a valuable tool that a…
    Maria Shepherd, Data Decision Group 08.05.15

  • Charting Orthopedic Trends at Biotech Meetings

    There are plenty of reasons to attend a biotech meeting to learn about advances in the orthopedic medical device market—especially if it is the 2015 Biotech Showcase Investor Conference, held in San Francisco, Calif., on Jan. 12-14. Biotech…
    Maria Shepherd , Data Decision Group 04.01.15

  • Materials | Spine/Neurology

    The MassMEDIC Annual MedTech Showcase: A Funding Resource for Orthopedic Startups

    Industry advocacy and trade groups are important resources for companies of all sizes, especially the highly regulated medical technology industry. In New England, medical device companies should count the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Counci…
    Maria Shepherd , Data Decision Group 02.18.15

  • Orthopedics & Hospital Spending Trends

    Maria Shepherd, Data Decision Group We all know that there has been a shift in U.S. procedures from inpatient to outpatient. But the bottom-line questions are where are the biggest shifts, and which medical specialty benefits? Such trends are impo…

  • An Update on Knee Implants

    By Maria Shepherd, Data Decision Group U.S. hip and knee implant inpatient procedures increased 3.2 percent between 2009 and 2010 to 1,157,600.1 Knee replacements grew annually at a rate of 3.3 percent to 698,900, and revision knees were up by 5 p…

  • Market Snapshot

    2011 Update on Vertebroplasty: The Comeback Kid