OrthAlign's CEO on The Future of Digital Technologies in Orthopedics
Traditional orthopedics and spine product sales—implants, instruments, and their related products—grow at 3-6% annual rates. Digital products—robotics assist systems, navigation systems, augmented reality systems and advanced imaging systems—by contrast, are entering orthopedics at what appear to be breakneck speeds.
How do we come to understand these technologies and, more importantly, incorporate them into the treatment of musculoskeletal disease?
Eric Timko, CEO of OrthAlign and former CEO of Blue Belt Technologies, which sold its robotic system to Smith & Nephew in 2016 for $275 million, provided his analysis and outlook.
Timko’s OrthAlign recently announced Lantern (pictured below), a smart intuitive, handheld navigation system for partial and total knee arthroplasty surgery. In total, under Timko, OrthAlign’s line of smart handheld navigation systems has been used in more than 250,000 arthroplasty cases globally.
Read Timko's interview with the former CEO of Google here