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The 15 Best Orthopedic Stories of 2014

Image created by RRY Publications, LLC
Image created by RRY Publications, LLC

From mega-mergers to small entrepreneurs making their mark. From the antics of a dangerous rogue to the passing of a dear physician friend to us all. From the new world of generics and distribution and musical chairs of device sales reps to the latest in orthopedic science, 2014 was full of orthopedic stories. Here are the best of the best for 2014.

Integra Pirouettes in Spine

Source: Wikimedia Commons and jmabel
Source: Wikimedia Commons and jmabel

Seven pure play spinal implant companies have tapped the public markets for a total of $893 million in the last decade. It appears that Integra’s SeaSpine is about to be spun off. Could it be number eight? But does SeaSpine have what it takes to compete with the big boys? We think….

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Lobo’s Big Bets Deliver in Stryker’s 1st Billion $ Recon Quarter

Image created by RRY Publications, LLC / Source: Pixabay and PDPics
Image created by RRY Publications, LLC / Source: Pixabay and PDPics

Kevin Lobo, Stryker’s CEO and his Lieutenant, Katherine Owen, outperformed Wall Street’s expectations and hit a $1 billion quarterly milestone. With smaller acquisitions and a big get on robots and ankles, the company is laying the foundation for a notably bright future. Read what they told analysts.