Managed entirely by the device industry, OrthoConnect is the only virtual exhibit hall where orthopedic professionals can not only discover, discuss, and master medical devices, they can interact directly with the device companies for further education, support and sales inquiries.
Orthopedic devices have been used successfully to restore mobility, reduce pain and improve quality of life for millions of people across the globe. The success can be easily illustrated by the dominance of orthopedic devices in the medical device industry. The orthopedic devices market has been extensively analyzed on the basis of factors such as the technology used, success rate, reimbursement coverage and geographical reach. Rising rates of obesity, an increasingly active and aging society, and a growing incidence of bone and joint disorders are leading to a greater demand for orthopedic devices globally. A recent report (Orthopedics, Jan 2014) indicated that the industry will grow by an annual compounded rate of 4.9% per year, reaching $41.2 billion by 2019.
The close relationship between technology leaders and healthcare providers is essential for device innovation and product education. Unfortunately, with the growing regulatory concerns of industry influence on healthcare delivery, it has become increasingly difficult for physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals to stay informed about availability, technical aspects, medical applications of new and existing orthopedic products. Managed entirely by the orthopedic device industry, OrthoConnect is the only virtual exhibit hall where orthopedic professionals can not only discover and discuss medical devices and services, they can interact directly with the device companies for further education, support and sales inquiries. OrthoConnect’s web based community provides instructional videos, detailed instruction-for-use inserts, downloadable brochure PDFs, new product releases, news, and peer-reviewed supporting literature database.