Customize Your Knee Replacements

1001636963 FINANCIAL Exc#36Patients who get their knees replaced after enduring years of discomfort should expect to feel like their younger selves again, right? Not necessarily. About one-fourth of knee arthroplasty patients are dissatisfied with the surgery’s results, according to Richard G. Buch, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at The Dallas (Texas) Limb Restoration Center. “Often, their pain may be less,” he says, “but function-wise the joint doesn’t feel like their own knee.”

In an effort to reduce the unnatural sensation some patients experience, more surgeons are using advanced imaging and 3D printing to develop customized instrumentation and implants that better fit an individual patient’s anatomy. Here’s how the technology can improve your OR efficiency and joint replacement outcomes.

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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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