Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
 
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (33) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: dumaflotchie Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 1416  
Subject: Re: Hospitals beginning to tout research results Date: 2/3/2013 4:32 AM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 2
I wonder if joint replacements are too mundane to appeal to the academic side of medicine

Maybe these academic centers being referral centers for more complex cases would be unlikely to see early disease to begin with and therefore sized up the lack of volume to justify effort for unicompartment disease.

On top of that, most orthopedics are skeptical of durability of a unicompartment repair.......and it's very expensive mistake if not durable since it costs 2/3 rds of a total knee. The durability issue transcends just the alignment issue because implant materials are not as familiar as would be the big national companies.

Anyway.....these were the issues I believe that stunted academia getting on board.

Which of course gets back to the issue of MAKO's radical strategic shift to include total knees and total hips.........they dramatically expanded their addressable market........the ONLY reason I am still interested in the stock.

.......and of course that ISRG is gonna buy them and put the RIO in the DaVinci ;)
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (33) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next

Announcements

Pencils of Promise - Back to School Drive
"Pencils of Promise works with communities across the globe to build schools and create programs that provide education opportunities for children."
Post of the Day:
Dividend Growth Investing

Good Time for Dividend Champions?
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and "#1 Media Company to Work For" (BusinessInsider 2011)! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement