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  • Extremities | Large Joint | Spine/Neurology
    A Need for Removal Protocols?

    A Need for Removal Protocols?

    Many of you have likely heard of the controversial medical device industry documentary, “The Bleeding Edge,” recently released through Netflix. If you haven’t yet seen it but you’re reading this column, put the magazine down o…
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 09.19.18

  • Bracing/Prosthetics | MIS/Robotics
    Robotics Revolution

    Robotics Revolution

    In my Letter last issue, I was wondering about what had happened to the promise of smart implants. The combination of sensors, connectivity, IoT, and miniaturization could be leveraged to enhance the level of orthopedic care provided to patients requ…
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 08.15.18

  • Large Joint | Spine/Neurology
    Where Are the Flying Cars, Hoverboards, and Smart Implants?

    Where Are the Flying Cars, Hoverboards, and Smart Implants?

    Speculation about the future can often result in unrealistic expectations, regardless of the source from which the speculation originates. For example, just look at the second “Back to the Future” movie. Fans of the film gawked at the pro…
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 05.29.18

  • Instruments | Large Joint
    A Gathering of Industry

    A Gathering of Industry

    Last week (as of this writing), I attended the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in New Orleans. It is likely one of the largest collections of orthopedic industry stakeholders, from key surgical opinion leaders to l…
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 03.21.18

  • Materials | Spine/Neurology
    Porous PEEK in the Limelight

    Porous PEEK in the Limelight

    Mergers and acquisitions have become one of the leading growth strategies among medical device manufacturers (and those suppliers who support them as well, for that matter). Purchasing another firm can offer numerous benefits including opening up new…
    Sean Fenske, Editor 10.02.17

  • Large Joint
    Sharing the Patient’s Experience

    Sharing the Patient’s Experience

    Celebrity endorsements aren’t a new advertising technique by any measure. For most products, however, we have no idea if the celebrity actually uses the product in their daily life or if they’re simply collecting a paycheck to endorse it.…
    Sean Fenske, Editor 05.19.17

  • Biologics | Spine/Neurology
    A Transformative Time for Spinal Technologies

    A Transformative Time for Spinal Technologies

    October marked my first trip to the NASS (North American Spine Society) annual meeting. While I attended the AAOS (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) annual meeting earlier in 2016, this was the first time I was going to an event that was focu…
    Sean Fenske, Editor 11.22.16

  • Biologics | Large Joint | Trauma/Sports
    Welcoming Party

    Welcoming Party

    As I mentioned in my previous letter, I’ve been covering this wonderful, ever-changing industry for more than 16 years. As such, I’ve focused on virtually every technology sector at one time or another, from cardiovascular to dental to ne…
    Sean Fenske, Editor 03.23.16