AJRR 2014 annual report: Women outnumber men in knee, hip replacements

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The American Joint Replacement Registry released its 2014 annual report this week, noting a significantly larger portion of women than men received hip and knee replacement or revision procedures. The group said it received data from 210,000 procedures from 2,247 surgeons at 237 hospitals across the U.S. to use for the report.

Of the 211,721 procedures recorded, primary knee procedures made up 56%, with primary hip procedures clocking in at 34.9%. Revision knee and revision hip procedures made up a meager 4.9% and 3.9%, respectively, of all procedures recorded in the report. Only 0.4% of reported cases were hip resurfacing procedures.

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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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