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Mergers and Acquisitions in Orthopedics (by date)

Below is my list of key acquisitions in Orthopedics by announcement date (from today to Dec2009).  Notice that ⓢ startups dominate the list of acquired companies. Aug2020 ⓢ Statera Spine is acquired by Wenzel Spine Jul2020 Medicrea is acquired by Medtronic for $140M...

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Quick Links for More Great Content NOTE: You will be leaving the member site when you click on these external links.Tiger Recruiting https://orthostreams.com/recruiting/ The Inside Orthopedics podcast Available on YouTube and your favorite podcast player Spine product...
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Sacred Cows in Orthopedics

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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...

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 future procedures, implants will be designed and manufactured to fit the...