Combating chronic knee pain, a growing problem

landscape-1446728472-g-osteoarthritis-103772368Call it a sign of the times: The number of knee replacements in older adults shot up by a dramatic 46 percent from 2009 to 2013. Chalk it up to an aging population. Obesity. Sports injuries. All contribute to debilitating knee pain — and the growing demand to do something about it. “Getting old, age-wise, is not a sentence to not be active,” said Dr. Ravi Bashyal, an orthopedic surgeon at NorthShore Orthopaedic Institute in Evanston. One of his patients, Andrea Siegel, had both knees replaced last 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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