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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

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‘Industry’

AAHKS 2018 Learning Center/Exhibit Hall Sells Out

Once again this year, the AAHKS Learning Center/Exhibit Hall has sold out in record time. The Learning Center/Exhibit Hall is an important piece of the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting being held November 1-4, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. This year’s meeting and exhibition is expected to attract more than 2,000 surgeons, fellows, residents and other health professionals who are… Read More

Industry Symposia During AAHKS 2018

Each week, we will feature industry symposia that are scheduled for Thursday, November 1 and Friday, November 2 at the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting. Here is this week’s featured symposium: Thursday, November 1, 2018 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. AmnioFix: Where Does it Fit in Clinical Practice? MiMedx Dr. Kris Alden discusses his experience with AmnioFix, a micronized dehydrated… Read More

Dave Dvorak Resigns from Zimmer Biomet

According to Becker’s Spine Review, “David Dvorak stepped down as CEO of Zimmer Biomet and the company is conducting a search for his replacement. In the interim, Senior Vice President and CFO Daniel P. Florin will act as CEO.” Mr. Dvorak actively participated with the AAHKS Industry Relations Committee, and under his leadership, Zimmer Biomet became a Gold… Read More

Judge Blocks Anthem-Cigna Merger

American Medical Association President, Andrew W. Gurman, MD, issued a statement on Wednesday after a U.S. Federal judge blocked the purchase of Cigna by rival insurer Anthem. Dr. Gurman said, “In a David vs. Goliath battle between consumers and mega insurers, a federal judge today ruled that Anthem’s proposed acquisition of Cigna poses a clear and present threat… Read More

Minnesota Start-Up Enters Device Market

A business article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported on a new device company that is contracting with third-party manufacturers to provide low-cost systems for hip and knee replacements. The start-up was founded in response to the changes in health care – specifically the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model from CMS. The article cites an analysis by… Read More