Friday, September 10, 2010

The Blue Velvets of the Spine Industry

It's a sunny, woodsy day in the spine world, so get those chainsaws out. This is Muscoloskeletal Man the musical voice of TSB. At the sound of the falling company, it's 9:30. There's a whole lotta wood out there, so let's get going. Where's Frank Booth when you need him? Unfortunately, he passed on to the afterlife.

Based on many rumors that have been circulating via e-mail, it seems that this may be the beginning of the end, or the last NASS for a few surrealistic companies that seem to be circling the drain. It seems that many start-up/early- growth stage companies are on a respirator ready for someone without enough of nerve to pull the plug on their suffering. So here are a list patients;

Applied Spine Technology: Posterior Dynamic Stabilization System, must we say anymore. How long can you keep riding Panjabi, at this point he may need back surgery.

Disc Motion Technology: Posterior Dynamic Stabilization System with Posterior Lumbar Disc, how much longer do you want to prolong the suffering? Get off the Amyl Nitrate.

U. S. Spine: I'm through attempting to make sense of anything that goes on at this company. Last time I saw Sendro and Blake they were Dancing with the Stars.

Impliant: I guess if someone could keep pouring money into this venture, it may have another six months. Hopefully if you resect enough of the posterior spine you will eventually eliminate pain.

Spine Wave: With any luck they may make it into 2011. The way these guys pay themselves, its a wonder there's any money left over for R&D. Crappy pedicle screw.

Eden Spine: Another Dynamic Stabilization System, no need to say anymore. In addition, we hear that an integral partner in bringing revenue is no longer at the Garden of Eden.

Yes fellow shoppers, there are deals to be had. It will depend on whether some of these people are willing to swallow their pride and ego's. The euphoric effect has had to wear off for many of these companies, its time to get back to reality, TSB wants to know what its readers think?




62 comments:

  1. All dogs with various fleas

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  2. Don't forget the the TICKS ie. Bacterin!!!!

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  3. Spine Wave? Mark LoGuidice, Ed Traurig, and Jim Skinner. Need I say more?

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  4. I think it's time to unmask Musculoskelatel Man. I know I wont be believed, but who's with me? Post yay or nay below.

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  5. Nay, this is a public forum and he simply starts the discussion. It is irrelevant.

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  6. Agree with 10:51 who cares about the identity of MM, he is the instigator.

    Re: Spinewave 140 million raised and revenue of 20+ million, who will give more...

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  7. Who cares? Only the shlubs that have burned thru other peoples money and claimed the most outlandish things in spine. Wonder if they would have behaved the way they have if it was their own money? Besides, it's the only forum where we can speak our minds. Want a massage, want a little touchy feely, want to be told how wonderful you are while you are ripping off the investors, go to Ortho This Week.

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  8. NAY!!! That's the fun of it all. Anonymous posts that may have some, little or nor truth. But very thought provoking and a nice forum. Nobody likes to hear their baby is ugly, their kid is no good at sports, that their daughter is a tramp or that their wife is a drunken whore. If you live in a cave and don't want to hear the critics, you may just end up on the street. Wake up and smell the industry folks! Were there's smoke there's usually fire, or at least some very hot smoldering coals. All the conjecture may not be completely true, but People magazine makes millions reporting the same type of crap on the Hollywood industry.
    Like others have said," if you don't like it, don't log on to it." Simple...

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  9. MSM, Just curious as to how you would know how much Spinewave guys pay themselves?

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  10. It has to be disclosed each and every time they go had in hand to raise more money.

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  11. G&A Cost duh....................

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  12. Don't forget ATEC. They can't pay their bills, even though the HPC boys took millions out of the till.

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  13. James... are the TSM's initials B.C. ?

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  14. I think Spine Wave is going to make it in 2011.

    Thoughts on them?

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  15. What do they have? Staxx, that's what their future hinges on. Besides the have a shitty knock off pedicle screw. Let's face none of these clowns were looking to develop a company, they were looking to flip it. Their time has come and gone.

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  16. He should be unmasked let's have some fun! I bet he's never actually sold anything in spine and knows nothing about human anatomy. I know he thinks he's clever and likes hiding like all the other cowards. So I say yay!

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  17. James I'd bet some people would actually pay for that info

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  18. I know who TSB is and he's definitely sold a thing or two and might know the anatomy better than some of you clowns. You fellas need to get a life.

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  19. Funny how the people that are talking about unmasking TSB are posting comments anonymously, look at whom is calling the kettle black. You have any idea how ridiculous you sound.

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  20. Let TSB remain anonymous. He provides a great forum for us to discuss our industry. Besides, I love reading when those that get called out on the carpet with facts can do nothing but start back pedaling and name calling. TSB Rocks!!!

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  21. spinewave's capsure screw system is sharp, strong, and well designed..
    spinewaves best years are ahead of us,, be ready to start selling halo's peops!

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  22. It's coming off! Name and photo will be provided -

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  23. Spinewave, LOL.............

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  24. Spinewave, one of the most ethical companies in the business. Just ask some distributors.

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  25. Back to the Post, has anyone heard what is going on with Disc Motion or Applied Spine

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  26. What about Atlas spine?

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  27. Word on the Street is that Atlas is seeking an infusion of capital. Supposedly, there is some interesting IP based on others observations, as to whether they have the ability to raise money,l time will tell. Even though time is beginning to run out. You can't grow a company with a few surgeons using your product.

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  28. 2:07pm - Knockoff pedicle screw? Youve obviously never seen it.

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  29. 12:41 - Yep, knock off! Maybe the custom spine guys may finally get their big payout if they look at your screw closely and meet with their attorneys. Fully seatable, low profile and not like the traditional tulip design as most screws are.....sure the nice little blue collar covers the "secret surprise." By the way, Staxx? Come on!

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  30. I have also heard that the Crapsure was a knock off of the Custom Spine Screw. Staxx, like in Smoke Staxx. Another albatross for the investors.

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  31. Staxx reminds me of one of those toy guns that shoots plastic discs. Nothing like loading up the vertebral body or disc space with rigid plastic wafers. And Custom? Do we want to visit that topic? The post addresses topics such as dying companies, acquirable I.P. and ethics. Need I continue?

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  32. Anonymous 3:11

    No need to continue, may they be granted 72 Virgins in the after life.

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  33. Leave the MM alone... once he's "outed," then this blog becomes much less valuable, if not obsolete. We need someone to initiate provocative back-and-forth on what's going on in the industry.

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  34. Has anyone ever mentioned SeaSpine on this blog? What's their story these days?

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  35. 8.14 what about LDR

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  36. why do you keep bringing up LDR? What about them? What is it you want to discuss or advertise?

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  38. Hey who cares who it is, it's still better than reading the news clippings on OTW and Johnny's world.

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  39. I heard TSB is Jesus. That is why he is all knowing.

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  40. Who said that his opinions weren't provocative or valuable. Just look at how many people follow this blog as commentators you don't see that on OTW or Johnnysworld.

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  41. No the TSB is

    ...http://www.customspine.com/index.cfm/id:39


    ..really. Yup.

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  42. I think it's Robin Young, anyone that writes that much bullshit can't believe everything he is saying

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  43. Flattered, but not me

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  44. Wonder if this will turn into an "I am Spartacus" moment...

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  45. Who cares if it's Spartacus, let's get back to the discussion. Saw the latest post, is Centinel on the ropes?

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  46. Mahmoud, No one on this planet gives a shit about anything you have to say. Quit reading, quit commenting. Do everyone a favor a go away. You contribute nothing to the human race, much less the spine industry, you just suck up air, go away

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  47. LDR stinks. its a scary design to hammer that barbed anchor into an endplate. Try removing it..

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  48. TSB or MM logged in as Anon and outs Mahmoud. very cool- mask is comming off MM. You left the back door unlocked and there it was a complete file with your name. waiting to rip the mask off your tiny little head at NASS. You'll be there (MM)

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  49. For the record TSB never logs in as Anonymous, and doesn't know who wrote the post about Mr. Custom Spine.

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  50. 6.16 take a look at Mobi-C if you cannot sell that you should think of flippin burgers !!!

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  52. Geez, brutal. Spoken like a lowlife, degenerate, idiot...but brutal.

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  53. For the uninitiated, who is Mahmoud?

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  54. To our trusted readers, as a reminder you are entitled to your opinions about people that are mentioned on this site. Yet, under no circumstance will we tolerate bringing family members into the fray. Once again, thank you for your loyalty and let your voice be heard.

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  55. There is no way MM is Robin Young. MM is about "truth, justice, and the American way..." Robin, or is it Robyn, is about biased slant toward his wallet and financial interests - i.e. Healthpoint Capital, Alphatech, Scient'x, Paradigm Spine, VB. I think that says it all... yeah nuff said.

    What other winners do you recommend RYORTHO?

    MM - Your blog is definitely appreciated!

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  56. I agree 2:25 and 11:53. Thumbs up!!

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  57. Robbin' Young a true shill for Lukianov, Viscogliosi, Lyons, Yuan, Hochshuler, do I need to name more

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  58. MM, what is the story on DFine Medical? Are they legit and taking business from Medtronic?

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  59. Andre Potgeiter quit bringing up LDR. Everyone knows you are pushing this to help drive your options. This is a crap product. You should see the hack jobs that some of your designing surgeons have done on their patients. Not the doctors fault but your crappy design.

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  60. Yes Danek Dan,, Please do say more.. what point are you trying to make by your name dropping?

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