3-D printing: The new frontier in orthopaedic medicine


THE DRAWN STERILE DRAPES and gowned physicians and nurses gathered around a brightly lit table had all the makings of an operating room. But the pounding, drilling and sawing taking place on the carefully exposed knee, flexed upward in the center of the surgical area, was more reminiscent of a construction site.

Knee replacement surgery is, as they say, no picnic, and the operation one morning last summer at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center was one more example. It is the most frequent elective surgery in the country, according to the national Centers for Disease Control, with more than 700,000 procedures performed each year.


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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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