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List of Sports Medicine Startups

Active Implants (Amsterdam) founded in 2004, angel-funded startup based in Amsterdam, R&D group in Israel, NUsurface Meniscal Implant is in clinical trials in Europe and Israel and US;   http://www.activeimplants.com Asperion Biologics (San Antonio, TX) Z-Lig...

Startup I am watching – Auctus Surgical

Auctus Surgical is trying to create a better surgical treatment for pediatric scoliosis that does not lead to fusion. Auctus is developing a dynamic Vertebral Body tethering system for the treatment of pediatric scoliosis. The Auctus system is a non-fusion, endoscopic...

Sacred Cows in Orthopedics

A “Sacred Cow” is a firmly held belief that is rarely questioned and is exempt from criticism or opposition in an industry.  Every industry has its “Sacred Cows”.  Sacred Cows create blind spots that can kill companies. Example: In the photography world, we all...

Startup I am watching – Lento Medical Innovation

Lento is more of a concept than a company right now, but if they are right, they could change total knee designs forever.  They are gambling on a new concept called Neutral Boundary Alignment. ----------------------------------------------------- A humble beginning...

Your company may not be in the software business, but eventually, a software company will be in your business.

A wake-up call for my orthopedic peers. Dear CEO, This year, software is infiltrating orthopedics at an alarming rate. Orthopedics is transitioning from a hardware business to a software business. New technology has a way of sneaking up on us. In 2011, Marc Andreessen...

Imagine this. On a dark, cold morning in February 2023, the Cleveland Clinic Orthopedic staff receives a worrying electronic note from one of their total hip patients, 64 year-old Samantha Ingram. This note, however, was not written by Samantha, but by Samantha’s hip...
Startup I am watching – Auctus Surgical

Startup I am watching – Auctus Surgical

Auctus Surgical is trying to create a better surgical treatment for pediatric scoliosis that does not lead to fusion. Auctus is developing a dynamic Vertebral Body tethering system for the treatment...

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Sacred Cows in Orthopedics

Sacred Cows in Orthopedics

A “Sacred Cow” is a firmly held belief that is rarely questioned and is exempt from criticism or opposition in an industry.  Every industry has its “Sacred Cows”.  Sacred Cows create blind spots...

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Startup I am watching – Lento Medical Innovation

Lento is more of a concept than a company right now, but if they are right, they could change total knee designs forever.  They are gambling on a new concept called Neutral Boundary Alignment....

Your company may not be in the software business, but eventually, a software company will be in your business.

A wake-up call for my orthopedic peers. Dear CEO, This year, software is infiltrating orthopedics at an alarming rate. Orthopedics is transitioning from a hardware business to a software business....

Imagine this. On a dark, cold morning in February 2023, the Cleveland Clinic Orthopedic staff receives a worrying electronic note from one of their total hip patients, 64 year-old Samantha Ingram....

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The Bespoke movement in Orthopedics

Bespoke is a funny word that originated centuries ago to describe tailored clothing. Today bespoke means custom made for a one customer. Orthopedics is going bespoke and nobody can stop it!   In...

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15 Orthopedic Trends observed by Tiger

  I am currently observing 15 trends that I would like to share with you.   1. Hardware --> Software This year, software is infiltrating orthopedics at an alarming rate.  Orthopedics is...

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Startup I am watching – Auctus Surgical

Auctus Surgical, Inc. ("Auctus") was founded with the mission to develop novel technologies focusing on pediatric non-fusion scoliosis correction. Auctus Surgical’s Dynamic Tethering System is a...

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Startup I am watching – Canary Medical

What if an implant could talk? What would it say?  What would the healthcare systems or the patient want to know? Canary Medical is a startup that is putting permanent sensors into a total knee...

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