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Current Trends in Sports Medicine

By Andy Knapik on 2/2/23 10:20 AM

Dr. Scott Sigman, founder and chief medical officer of OrthoLazer Orthopedic Laser Centers and host of the Ortho Show podcast, discusses current trends in arthroscopic sports medicine and orthopedic care in an in-depth interview with SmartTRAK.

In an interview with SmartTRAK, Scott Sigman, MD discusses many trends in arthroscopic technologies and soft tissue fixation including advancements in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair with the BEAR Implant, graft selection in ACL reconstruction, the Stryker InSpace Balloon for massive rotator cuff tears, advancements in Latarjet, needle arthroscopy and more. Dr. Sigman is the chief medical officer and founder of OrthoLazer Orthopedic Laser Centers and the host of the Ortho Show podcast. 

To find out more about Dr. Sigman’s insights on sports medicine and arthroscopy, click on the following video to watch Andy Knapik, SmartTRAK's Sr. Analyst, Soft Tissue Fixation and Arthroscopic Enabling Technologies, interview Dr. Sigman (49:55 min). A complete transcript of the interview is available here. For more details, interview topics by timecode are provided below.

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Personalized Arthroplasty: The Future of Total Joint Surgery?

By Nick Fitzpatrick on 1/26/23 10:22 AM

SmartTRAK interviews Dr. Pascal-André Vendittoli to learn more about the Personalized Arthroplasty Society and this year’s annual meeting.

Dr. Vendittoli explains the difference between mechanical and kinematic alignment, what he looks for in total joint computer-assisted surgery systems and why he thinks personalized arthroplasty is the future of joint surgery. To find out more, listen to the SmartTRAK interview with Dr. Vendittoli in the video below (14:56 min). A link to download the transcript of the complete interview is also provided below.
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Headwinds Persist: Q322 Arthroscopic Technologies Market Recap

By Andy Knapik on 1/20/23 11:01 AM

Headwinds persist for the Arthroscopic Technologies Market in Q322

With most of the major headwinds caused by COVID-19 in the rear-view mirror, the Arthroscopic Technologies (AT) Market showed growth in the third quarter with WW Arthroscopic Technologies revenues up +4.2% over Q321. The quarter saw a continued rise in procedural volumes globally that resulted in growth for the AT disposables market which trends with case volumes. On the capital side of the AT Market, capital spending and demand remained strong for items such as arthroscopic camera systems with new equipment purchases as well as an increasing need for replacement capital driving demand.

Among the many topics covered in detail in our comprehensive Q322 Arthroscopic Technologies Market Recap* are:

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Taking a Hit: Q421/FY21 Soft TIssue Fixation Market Recap

By Andy Knapik on 3/25/22 9:28 AM

Soft Tissue Fixation Takes A Hit In Q421

After two quarters of significant growth, Soft Tissue Fixation took a hit in Q421, with another spike in COVID cases negatively affecting procedure volumes. 2021 was a year full of ups and downs due mainly to the COVID pandemic and Q4 was no different. COVID once again brought a new wave of cases, with the Omicron variant taking its toll on Soft Tissue Fixation case volumes resulting in modest YoY revenue declines over 2020.

Among the many topics covered in detail in our comprehensive Q421 Soft Tissue Fixation Market Recap* are:

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SmartTRAK's New Arthroscopic Technologies Module: An Interview with the Analyst

By Thomas Wallick on 10/6/21 10:00 AM

Our Arthroscopic Technologies module launched earlier this year with a big splash.  We interviewed SmartTRAK's Sr. Analyst for Arthroscopic Technologies, Andy Knapik, to learn more about this new offering.

In the following video, Andy discusses what's included in the module and why we're so excited about this addition to the SmartTRAK platform. To request more information, please click here.

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"It is my goal to provide detailed and unrivaled data that will allow SmartTRAK’s subscribing partners to better understand the Arthroscopic Technologies market; helping them make informed decisions on resource allocation and innovation that will ultimately lead to more effective and advanced patient care." Andy Knapik

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Arthroscopic Technologies Market Coverage Now Available on SmartTRAK

By Thomas Wallick on 2/15/21 11:24 AM

SmartTRAK is excited to announce the addition of the Arthroscopic Technologies module to the SmartTRAK platform. For the first time ever, the world of arthroscopic technologies will be analyzed and available right at your fingertips.

Our Arthroscopic Technologies module is managed by Andy Knapik, Andy has 20+years experience in US and International Sales and Marketing for the orthopedics and sports medicine markets, including 12 years at Smith & Nephew.

"Arthroscopic minimally invasive surgery is increasingly popular for patients and surgeons alike. The challenges associated with this type of surgery require ever changing advancements in technology that offer the orthopedic surgeon more efficient ways to see and work within the joint space effectively. Because of this, SmartTRAK is excited to offer detailed analysis for the arthroscopic technologies market." Andy Knapik, Sr. Analyst, SmartTRAK Arthroscopic Technologies.

Our Arthroscopic Technologies module covers:

  • Arthroscopic/Endoscopic Video
  • Mechanical Resection
  • Radio Frequency Ablation
  • Fluid Management
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