Device Position Statement

Below is a position statement from The CORE Institute regarding our physician relationships with external medical device companies.

In 2008, the Federal Government completed its long-standing investigations of inquiries into the practices of several large orthopedic device manufacturing companies. Although The CORE Institute was not involved in any of those investigations, we would like to make sure you have accurate information regarding our relationships with some of these companies.

As our name suggests, our physicians, engineers, scientists and graduate students are actively involved in clinical care, education and orthopedic research.  Because of our mission, we focus our recruitment efforts on physicians who have superior academic and clinical training, and who also are actively involved in orthopedic research and education directed at advancing orthopedic surgery and improving patient outcomes.  Information about our physicians’ education, training and experience can be accessed here.

Our Division of Research and Development allows us to be actively involved in laboratory research aimed at improving the quality of medical care.  We are currently working on projects studying total knee replacement devices; ways to improve hip fracture implants; improved methods of fracture treatment; and release of antibiotics from implants in an attempt to reduce the risk of post-operative infections.  We are very proud of our success in this field and believe that we have contributed to the improvement in the care of orthopedic conditions.

Because of the qualifications of our physicians and other professionals, we often are approached by companies involved in the development of medical devices, instruments and related equipment.  The companies know that our physicians have invaluable hands-on experience in the treatment of orthopedic problems, and that orthopedic surgeons frequently make important contributions to the development and improvement of devices and other equipment used in the treatment of orthopedic conditions.  Surgeons and researchers at The CORE Institute are currently working with at least half a dozen companies, both large and very small, to help them create and improve products for patient care.  We also have developed and patented products of our own that we have and/or will license or sell to industry.

Although CORE physicians donate a great deal of their time to the advancement of orthopedic research and education, they also enter into contracts that provide payment for some of their efforts.  Payment for the services provided by orthopedic surgeons may come in the form of hourly consulting fees for services provided by the physicians; royalties based on sales of products to which CORE physicians made important contributions (excluding sales of products used on our patients); and/or outright purchase of technologies.  All of these transactions are compliant with all federal and state laws.

The following is a current list of the CORE physicians who have contractual relationships with device manufacturers, and the companies with whom they have those relationships:

Physician Company Name Website
Ali Araghi, DO Bacterin
Ali Araghi, DO Bonovo
Ali Araghi, DO ISOI N/A
Ali Araghi, DO Globus Medical
Ali Araghi, DO Plasmology4, Inc.
Ali Araghi, DO Vertiflex Inc
Ali Araghi, DO VTI N/A
Ali Araghi, DO Zyga Technology, Inc.
Amalia De Comas, MD Plasmology4, Inc.
Arash Araghi, DO Arthrex, Inc.
Arash Araghi, DO Plasmology4, Inc.
Arash Araghi, DO Wright Medical Group N.V.
Bryan Wall, MD Plasmology4, Inc.
Bryan Wall, MD Skineez
Bryan Wall, MD Stryker Orthopaedics
Clifford Jones, MD Stryker Orthopaedics
Damon Adamany, MD Arthrex, Inc.
Damon Adamany, MD Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Damon Adamany, MD Lipogems International S.p.A
David Ben-Aviv, MD Plasmology4, Inc.
David Jackson, MD Titan Spine
David Jackson, MD Innovative Surgical Design N/A
David Jackson, MD RTI Surgical
David Jackson, MD Globus Medical
David Jackson, MD NuVasive, Inc.
David J. Jacofsky, MD Stryker Orthopaedics
David J. Jacofsky, MD Safe Independence, LLC
David J. Jacofsky, MD Plasmology4, Inc.
David Markel, MD Stryker Orthopaedics
David Markel, MD Plasmology4, Inc.
David Markel, MD Halyard Sales LLC
David Markel, MD OREF
Jason Scalise, MD Plasmology4, Inc.
Jason Scalise, MD Stryker Orthopaedics
Jason Scalise, MD Wright Medical Group N.V
Jeffrey Holmes, DPM Flower Orthopedics
Jefferey Michaelson, MD Parcus Medical, LLC
Jefferey Michaelson, MD Zimmer Biomet
Jefferey Michaelson, MD Zuko Industries N/A
Jefferey Michaelson, MD Johnson & Johnson
Jessica Hepburn, PA-C Medtronic
John Brown, MD Arthrex, Inc.
John Brown, MD Applied Biologics, LLC
John Brown, MD Wright Medical Group N.V.
John Brown, MD MSK Advantage
Justin Statt, DO Lincoln National Life Insurance
Kalynn Korby, PA-C Molnlycke Health Care US
Mark Campbell, MD Arthrex, Inc.
Mark Campbell, MD Stryker Orthopaedics
Matthew Weichbrodt, DO Plasmology4, Inc.
Melissa Galli, DPM Arthrex, Inc.
Melissa Galli, DPM Cartiva, Inc.
Melissa Galli, DPM Stryker Orthopaedics
Michael Amini, MD Applied Biologics
Michael Amini, MD Stryker Orthopaedics
Neloofar Dehghan, MD Acumed
Neloofar Dehghan, MD ITS
Neloofar Dehghan, MD Stryker Orthopaedics
Neloofar Dehghan, MD Zimmer Biomet
Nicholas Wischmeier, MD Arthrex, Inc.
Norman Chutkan, MD Globus Medical
Paramjit Singh, MD Peerwell Inc
Paramjit Singh, MD Onsite Medical Service
Ryan Scott, DPM Artelon
Ryan Scott, DPM Parcus Medical, LLC
Ryan Scott, DPM Medline
Ryan Scott, DPM Amniox Medical, Inc.
Ryan Scott, DPM Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
Ryan Scott, DPM Plasmology4, Inc.
Sarah Muller, PA-C Plasmology4, Inc.
Scott Edwards, MD Mylad Orthopedic Solutions, LLC N/A
Scott Edwards, MD Medartis
Scott Siverhus, MD DJO Global
Scott Siverhus, MD Stryker Orthopaedics
Steven L. Myerthall, MD Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy
Steven L. Myerthall, MD Plasmology4, Inc.
Steven L. Myerthall, MD Stryker Orthopaedics
Steven L. Myerthall, MD Molnlycke Health Care US
Summer Thompson Valley Pain Consultants
Tracy Watson, MD Advanced Ortho Solutions
Tracy Watson, MD Bioventus
Tracy Watson, MD Nuvasive
Tracy Watson, MD Smith and Nephew
The CORE Institute Safe Independence, LLC
The CORE Institute Stryker Orthopaedics
Tony Nguyen, MD Arthrex, Inc.
Victor Nwosu, DPM Integra LifeSciences Corp.

If your care might involve the placement of a medical device, please feel free to ask your surgeon about his or her recommendation as to what type of device best suits your needs.

We hope this clarifies the nature of our involvement in orthopedic research and development leading to advances in orthopedic care.  We are proud to remain leaders in innovation and are honored to have such a talented orthopedic research staff at The CORE Institute.  As always, we remain committed to complete transparency and disclosure with our patients, and we welcome your questions on this or any subject relating to your care.

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