Number of THA procedures significantly increased since 2000

hip-xrayRecently published data show the quantity of total hip arthroplasty procedures performed in 2010 represent a significant increase from the number performed in 2000.

“The projected increase in the number and rate of total hip replacements will place increased demands on all levels of the health care system,” Monica L. Wolford, MA, told Orthopedics Today. “Since artificial hips are expected to last between 15 [years] and 20 years before requiring revision, the combination of decreasing age at surgery and increasing life expectancy suggests an increase in hip replacement revision.”


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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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