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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

  • 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

  • Macro Trends: What Influences Orthopedic Surgeon Decision Making?

    Macro Trends: What Influences Orthopedic Surgeon Decision Making?

    There are multiple factors that affect physicians’ decision making. It is well known that changes in healthcare have affected the way medical devices are chosen in the hospital. Hospital purchasing best practices have improved, and are conducte…
    Maria Shepherd, Data Decision Group 02.17.16

  • 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

  • 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…
    07.31.12

  • 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…
    05.18.12

  • Market Snapshot

    2011 Update on Vertebroplasty: The Comeback Kid
    05.26.11