Derek Pupello, CEO of FORE recently presented “The Next 5 Years in the Global Orthopaedic Industry” at the Life Sciences Forum in Costa Rica. This was the second year of the meeting which had nearly 500 participants and over 50 exhibitors in the medical device manufacturing field. Derek’s presentation covered the history of some of the current innovations that are often taken for granted today as well as current trends in orthopaedics including patient specific implants, disposable instruments, smart implants, robot assisted surgery, alternative bearing surfaces, biologics and stem cell therapies. He also discussed the shift to value-based care and how that will impact innovation in the future. The conference provided a unique opportunity for Derek to discuss some of FORE’s ongoing projects and how FORE has played a role in many of the current innovations in orthopaedics.
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