By George S. Mack, The Life Sciences Report
Before spending the last decade as a sellside analyst, James Terwilliger now with The Benchmark Company worked at Johnson & Johnson and other medtech companies where he learned quickly that the way to a surgeon's heart is to bring shiny new technology into the office. Physicians who spend their working lives in interventional cath labs or hospital operating suites have a natural more »
Implanted medical devices are one of the most profitable businesses of the U.S. healthcare industry. In the U.S., about $37B is spent annually on the major orthopedic device procedures. These are mostly artificial knee implants, followed by repairs of bone fractures, spinal fusions, and artificial hip implants.
Knees are the most frequently replaced joint in the body. The success rate is high: Over 90% of total knee replacements more »