Implant costs are one of the biggest expenses associated with orthopedic surgery cases. However, some companies are now seeking to lower implant prices by using “rep-less” models. Surgeons and administrators are also able to look at implants more critically and consider true cost- and quality-effectiveness when one company’s representative isn’t a major presence in the room.
NYU Langone Medical Center has become the first academic medical center in New York City to initiate an outpatient hip replacement program! Roy I. Davidovitch, M.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery […]
For several years, surgical robots in the medical device space were limited to giant arms that surgeons could control remotely. Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci robot has been used for gynecological procedures since 2005, and surgery […]
Physician-owned distributorships (PODs), commonly used by spinal surgeons and others to procure and distribute the medical devices for the procedures they perform, are coming under fire. “While these arrangements are not always problematic, we are […]