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Natasha Weeks

13 years' experience in marketing and product development, including 5+ years at DePuy Synthes Trauma - most recently as Product Director at DePuy Synthes Trauma.
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AOFAS 2019: Arthrosurface’s New BOSS Toe Fixation System

Posted by Natasha Weeks on 10/16/19 10:00 AM

SmartTRAK Interviews Carl Hasselman, MD about Arthrosurface’s alternative to toe fusions

Arthrosurface showcased its new BOSS Toe Fixation System at the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society’s (AOFAS 2019) Annual Meeting held September 11–15 in Chicago, IL. Recently 510k cleared, the system improves stabilization in a first metatarsal with a distal bone void. The Boss Toe Screw fills the current product gap in implant solutions for failed synthetic implants. The system provides an option for patients who want to avoid a toe fusion while regaining motion and enjoying an active lifestyle.

To find out more about the new BOSS Toe Fixation System, its benefits, and how it fits in Arthrosurface’s existing line of HemiCAP DF implants and ToeMotion Systems, SmartTRAK interviewed Carl Hasselman, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, at AOFAS 2019.

To listen to SmartTRAK’s interview with Dr. Hasselman, click on the following video (11:14 minutes). A transcript of the interview is also provided below.

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Topics: Orthopedics

Before OTA, Read SmartTRAK's Q219 Trauma Report

Posted by Natasha Weeks on 9/23/19 12:20 PM

Trauma segment experiences slight sequential gains as product intros gain traction and companies overcome supply disruption.

The WW Trauma Market ended Q2 posting +1.5% (reported) growth, with the US Market driving growth up 3.6% YOY, slightly up sequentially compared to Q1’s 3.2% gains. Internationally, Europe and ROW fared worse due to missed tenders, with -2.1% and -1.1% growth, respectively. Looking forward, SmartTRAK anticipates the trauma segment will see...

Among the many topics covered in the complete Q219 Trauma Market Recap* are:

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Topics: Orthopedics

SmartTRAK's Q418/FY18 Trauma Market Recap

Posted by Natasha Weeks on 5/1/19 1:07 PM

Sequential improvement despite tough comps, supply disruption and pricing pressure

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Topics: Orthopedics

Q318 Extremities Market Recap: Increased Pricing Pressure

Posted by Natasha Weeks on 1/9/19 9:30 AM

Extremities Fixation decelerates as shoulder replacements remain strong

 Q318 WW Extremities Market growth declined sequentially to +3.7%, compared to +6.2% growth in Q2. Steeper growth slowdowns in the fixation market segments – Upper Extremities Fixation at +1.8% and Foot & Ankle Fixation at +1.4% - were due in part to...
 

Among the many topics covered in SmartTRAK's Q318 Extremities  Market Recap are:

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Topics: Orthopedics

Q318 Trauma Market Recap: Pricing Pressure Impacts Growth

Posted by Natasha Weeks on 1/8/19 2:31 PM

Tough comps, supply disruption and the ever-present pricing pressure impacts growth

SmartTRAK reports that the WW Trauma Market experienced a downturn in Q3, posting only +1.1% (reported) growth. The US Market was up +2.0% YoY, but is down sequentially compared to last quarter’s +5.0% gains...

Among the many topics covered in SmartTRAK's Q318 Trauma Market Recap are:

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Topics: Orthopedics

Q218 Trauma Market Recap: Healthy Growth, Slight Slowdown

Posted by Natasha Weeks on 9/5/18 9:19 AM

US market experiences slight softening as the top four trauma players all post sequential declines in Q218

The WW Trauma Market was up in Q218 – the third consecutive quarter of growth in the +4% range. Internationally, positive sales growth in Europe offset a sequential slowdown in Rest of World (ROW). In Europe, revenues were steady, while ROW sales dipped sequentially as the top players reported softer growth due to tough comps as a result of 2017 tender orders...

Among the many topics covered Q218 Trauma Market Recap are:

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Topics: Orthopedics

SmartTRAK Attending American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Meeting In Boston, MA.

Posted by Natasha Weeks on 7/11/18 9:00 AM

SmartTRAK is excited to be attending AOFAS 2018 - American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society - on July 11-14, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Representing SmartTRAK will be Natasha Weeks, Sr. Analyst, Trauma & Extremities Fixation, Christopher McCarthy, VP Corporate Accounts, Orthopedics and Neuro and Michelle Calderon, Account Manager, Orthopedics. Please contact us if you would like a meeting!

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Topics: SmartTRAK News, Orthopedics

Key Product Trends in the Orthopedic Trauma Market

Posted by Natasha Weeks on 7/3/18 12:59 PM

SmartTRAK's  Trauma & Extremities Fixations Sr. Analyst Natasha Weeks identified several key product trends at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association’s (OTA) 33rd Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC Oct. 11-14, 2017, as manufacturers looked to differentiate themselves and gain share in the US Trauma market, projected to reach over $2.2B by 2021. 

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Topics: SmartTRAK News, Orthopedics

SmartTRAK Publication Alert: Q118 Trauma Market Recap

Posted by Natasha Weeks on 6/12/18 9:28 AM

SmartTRAK, the leading source of competitive life sciences intelligence used by the top ten global orthopedic & wound care companies, has published its Q118 Trauma Market Recap.

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Topics: Orthopedics

SMARTTRAK'S 2017 Trauma Market Recap Financial Results

Posted by Natasha Weeks on 3/19/18 11:03 AM
SmartTRAK, the leading source of competitive life sciences intelligence used by the top ten global orthopedic & wound care companies, has published its  2017 Trauma Market Recap and  Financial Dashboard.

Despite slightly tougher US comps in Q4, the Trauma Market ended 2017 with steady, mid-single-digit growth primarily driven from the IM Nailing segment. The strength of the IM Nailing segment has been a multi-year story as a result of trauma market leader DePuy Synthes’ TFNA Nail boosting sales each quarter. Other players such as Smith & Nephew and Zimmer Biomet have followed suit touting their own hip and femur nails as growth drivers during the quarter ...

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Topics: Orthopedics

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