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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...

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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...