Thursday, September 27, 2012

Former CEO of Hospital for Special Surgery Charged

Yes, fellow bloggers, TSB is alive and well.  It's been an entertaining yet pathetic week and a half on this blog in lieu of the drums that some of our readers insist on beating.  TSB intends to censor as much as possible.  For the three plus years that we have been reporting about the medical device industry, we have never been as fixated on crucifying the industry for its short-comings as have a few of our readers. In spite of those that believe that TSB only writes about the negative, we believe that there are many people in this industry that deliver exceptional medicine and care to their patients.  That there are many sales people that get up everyday and do the best they can.  That there are a few executives that really would like to do the right thing.  As usual its, the 20% that ruin it for the rest of us.  We do not need to be reminded that there are many things wrong, but there are many things that are done with the best of intent. It's called checks and balances. Yet, the last few weeks have been educational to say the least.  Today's breaking news continues to validate the many things that need to be eradicated from within the healthcare industry. The delivery of healthcare has become such a big business with so many nefarious players, is it a wonder that today's story about a former CEO of "The" Hospital for Special Surgery, the mecca for Orthopedics, cast dispersions and a black cloud over the creme de la creme of hospitals?

On Wednesday, September 26th, 2012, John Reynolds a former CEO of New York Hospital for Special Surgery was arrested at his home in Cataumet, Massachusetts and charged in federal court with racketeering and making false statements.  These charges are punishable by 25 years, which would mean that if Mssr. Reynolds is convicted of all of the charges he will have to serve at least 20 years in the big house.  Mssr. Reynolds served as the Chief Financial Officer from 1986 through 1997, and was CEO from 1997 through 2006. 

Prosecutors allege that Mssr. Reynolds was engaged in a decade long kick back scheme that solicited money from vendors, a hospital employee, and a UK based healthcare organization. Obviously Mssr. Reynolds attorney was quoted as saying that these allegations are baseless and that Reynolds looks forward to his day in court.  But isn't this the typical tactic by all attorneys? Everything is baseless until discovery proves that there may be sufficient evidence for conviction. And then what does it say about how business has been done in the past, the present, and potentially the future at a facility like Special Surgery.  Have we stooped so low that some surgeons actually demand a payment from a rep to make a sales pitch on his product?  Do we now have to deal with hospital administrators shaking down company reps for an opportunity to sell their products in a free market?  TSB can't wait for all those free-marketeers to defend these actions.  But let's be honest, if the federalis didn't have evidence that they believed that they could win a conviction, would they even bother with Mssr. Reynolds?

TSB's money is with the feds. Mssr. Reynold's is entitled to his day in court, but if TSB is gambling with my money, my bet is plea deal after all is said and done.  What do our readers think?  


125 comments:

  1. Too many MILD procedures?

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    1. Stryker strikes again only it's worse this time! Their latest batch of victims, the Cervicore victims, were injured even more grievously than the hip implant victims and there was even more criminality involved. CerviCore is an artificial disk implant meant for implantation into the cervical spine. Not only is it a metal shedding Frankenstein design like the Stryker hip implants, the Cervicore disk never received FDA approval for use in patients. It gets worse, the Cervicore disk never even received FDA approval to be used in clinical trials or IDE (Investigational Device Exemption). The Cervicore disk is such a piece of shit that it could not even get and IDE from the FDA but that didn't stop Stryker's doctors from implanting them in the spine of patients.

      Currently the is a class action lawsuit being filed against Stryker Medical.

      file:///C:/Users/Chris/Downloads/File%20Stamped%20Copy%20of%20Complaint.pdf

      On Friday April 11, 2014 the law firm of Zoll, Kranz & Borgess, LLC filed a lawsuit behalf of a group of fourteen plaintiffs against Howmedica Osteonics Corp. (which does business as Stryker Spine) alleging Howmedica’s trial device called called CerviCore injured them.

      Stryker Howmedica Facing CerviCore Class Action Law Suit and Possible Jail Time

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  2. Everyone's money is with the feds. We have no choice.

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  3. Federal prosecutors hate to lose. They rarely do.

    Reynolds is entitled to the presumption of innocence, of course. But do the charges surprise me? No, they do not. Not because I've ever heard of Reynolds before this, but because there is corruption in Casablanca. No water, but plenty of corruption. Everyone knows it.

    It's like trying to stop a river, but kudos to the Feds for doing this, frankly.

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  4. If the allegations are true, this may be a wake up call to the administrators around the country that pursue these deals.
    I have always been curious about the reimbursement programs some of the companies and hospitals push for. From my very limited understanding of these deals, if the hospital uses X amount of company A's product, they will get a reimbursement check at the end of the year. I know Surgery Centers that push very hard for those deals. Although, I believe the Surgery Centers in my area are reimbursed from the insurance companies as cost +X. So a big reimbursement check at the end of the year would be straight profit. Again, I am definitely not an expert on these, as my company does not do them.

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    1. What news? There are no news! Get used to it!

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    2. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/alphatec-spine-receives-board-approval-060020639.html

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    3. Yawn.

      Zimmer is on the move in the east!

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    4. I heard they let go their SVP of Marketing a week or two ago.

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    5. Zimmer is definitely on the move, but it is only down.

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  6. Wow this will go further to the operating room........under those years. Some of you out there may understand that statement.

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  7. There will be trickle down on this at HSS. I wonder if the FEDS have enough handcuffs. Wait and see; there will be more taking the "Perp Walk" on 72nd St.

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    1. I smell a lot of plea deals.

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  8. As always.....AlphaWreck steals the limelight again with spine-breaking news!!!

    Their stock must have doubled or tripled today????

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  9. I just read another news release today that Amedica received FDA approval for a minimally invasive lumbar lateral interbody device made of silicon nitride. Sounds like it competes head to head with Nuvasive's XLIF. Any thoughts?

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    1. You obviously know nothing about lateral surgery. The interbody is the least important part of the procedure. I'm sure that NUVA is shaking in their boots over this one.

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    2. what Vendors?? is it any spine vendors? Is Depuy involved? Is the Depuy distributor involved? Is it Medtronic? Stryker? Ethicon? Please someone, tell us what vendors??

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    1. Bally, I am going to bet that you were not born in the US. Am I correct?

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    2. Bally is, without a doubt, " guilty as sin".

      Isn't that true, Bally?

      Isn't THAT why you are overcompensating and crusading SO MUCH? Yes, of course it is.

      Its clear, somebody was caught, doing something they "shoudn't have oughten have done", probably as a teenager, eh? LOL!
      And you've been crusading ever since to try to make up in your parents eyes? Only never to be satisifed?

      Tsk tsk...Just a sinner. Nobody cared anyway, really.
      Now run along. Elsewhere. Do something productive.

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  11. Look behind every crusader, and you find a closet FULL of skeletons!

    The more compulsive the crusader, the bigger the hypocrite.

    So, Bally, what's in YOUR closet, heh?

    Com'on Bally, share with us! The Truth shall set you free!

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  12. What do you think Bally does for a living, besides being a professional Ass Clown?

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    1. Bally is an investigator at her parents company in California. She went to UC Berkeley and where they provided 24/7 Kool Aid enemas.

      Daddy's girl was given her position in the family business and spends her time lecturing the rest of the world on how to liver their lives.

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    2. "Bally" is a female? And has a grudge against device reps? Bingo! "Bally badly" wanted to get laid by a device rep, who balked! And now a Vendetta has been launched against all reps-

      "Hell hath no fury..."

      Oh, the irony! No great altruistic crusading motivation, just revenge! How rich! LOL!

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    3. Hey- just found the skeletons in "Bally's" / Fat Bastards closet. Same person.

      Surprise surprise! She's a porker ! A Fatty and proud of it! Obnoxious about it, since deep down she's ashamed. Takes it out on others, telling them how to behave, since she clearly has no self control of her own! And rationalizes all her slovely ugly fat, by finding fault in others. And a "security" job.? Well we know what that implies with fat females.

      http://biggerfatterpolitics.blogspot.com/2012/08/attention-fatlings-feeders-gainers-and.html

      Warning- there's a photo there... not something to look at after a meal.

      I have a deep sympathy for the rep that balked servicing her, and getting her on the warpath. Can't blame the poor guy one bit.



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  13. What's the matter, Bally- did you kill a kitty by fooling around when you were a little tyke? Didn't mean to, but ya somehiw did it? And you feel terrible about it still? Want to try and make yourself feel better ever since by crusading against all evil, both real and imagined?

    You're absolved Bally... Go have a good long, long cry and put it all past you. Start afresh...
    Find a real productive goal, rather than trying to build yourself up by finding evil in others and tearing them down.

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    2. The 80/20 rule is not unique to spine Bally HO.
      He was referring to an age old formula, the Pareto principle.
      You are very simple and don't seem to get the larger picture.
      It might be the English barrier you suffer from or the fact your information comes from blogs. What kind of an investigator are you?
      But you continue to make huge leaps with little or limited information.
      I asked you before...What is the infection rate in SPINE???
      A non answer on your part.
      btw...
      Quoting Dylan?
      Your parents spoke person? Or is that the morning assembly song at UCB?

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  14. Bally says: " I have to wonder for everyone who gets caught how many never do?"

    So we know Bally got caught, doing "something", and he won't rest until he feels everyone else gets caught too.

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  15. Well if he didn't want to get caught maybe he shouldn't have sneaked in the bathroom for so long all the time. I mean really....parents ain't dumb.

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  16. So why be afraid of the question, "Bally"?

    What are the skeletons in your closet that makes you such a crusader against others, heh?

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    2. No, you idiot-

      Those are not your skeletons....stop running away from facing the question of what makes you a sanctimonious hypocrite overcompensating as a crusader?

      What drives you to be such an annoying turd, while deluding yourself you have a mandate of any sort?

      You are deluding yourself, you need to stop. Or just go away.

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    4. Do you feel so embarrassed and so unworthy that you are an obese fat porker chick, posting on your own websites in adoration of obesity, that you have to overcompensate here and find causes to crusade against?

      Address your own problems first. You'll cost the readers here more money wasted on your obesity related health problems... What a hypocrite!

      Everyone here just KNEW you had some serious psychological disorder that drove you to be so sanctimonious. That and the fact you admit you are too fat to get laid. Wow.

      Speaking of driving, how about you driving off into the sunset and not returning here? Assuming you can still fit in a car....

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  17. AlphaWreck bought who?!!?!! Are you kidding me?! Another Kuyper idea probably? That guy better go back to drinking his Sherry instead of picking bad deals. Oh that's right, he's gone. Maybe we'll have something decent to sell from phygen instead of the crap we get from the home office.

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  18. Hey- riddle:

    What's the difference between Bally and his "slap-hammer"?

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    1. Bally has a Metrx tube.

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  19. If the CEO is guilty, I hope that he is brought to justice. But our judicial system is kind of broken also. Remember Scrushy?

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  20. 15 million for Phygen LLC! Wonder what the payouts will be for the ol Allez investors. I would like to see what they actually purchased since a good deal of Phygen sales come from other POD supplying companies Seaspine, Spinal USA and others.

    Phygen "We are not a POD" is bought by the largest POD supplying company.

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    1. It says in the press release "certain assets". My guess would be inventory and AR.

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  21. Hey- just found the skeletons in "Bally's" / Fat Bastards closet. Same person.

    Surprise surprise! She's a porker ! A Fatty and proud of it! Obnoxious about it, since deep down she's ashamed. Takes it out on others, telling them how to behave, since she clearly has no self control of her own! And rationalizes all her slovely ugly fat, by finding fault in others. And a "security" job.? Well we know what that implies with fat females.

    http://biggerfatterpolitics.blogspot.com/2012/08/attention-fatlings-feeders-gainers-and.html

    Warning- there's a photo there... not something to look at after a meal.

    I have a deep sympathy for the rep that balked servicing her, and getting her on the warpath. Can't blame the poor guy one bit.


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    2. Also went to UC Berkely. That explains a lot also.

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    4. Hey 6:20...be careful of the slippery slope, or you just might slip and crack your head. FYI-its spelled "Berkeley", if that matters to you. Have some respect meat!

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    5. You have to earn my respect. Going to Berkeley doesn't get you there.

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  22. Does Bally have any relation to Chris Christy ??

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    1. You mean Michael Moore

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    2. i smell a repub.....

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    3. BAlly is no repub (or CON as she says)so at least get your fatties straight.

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  23. I remember when the comments were the most interesting part of this blog...what the hell happened?

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  24. I find it hard to believe there are no comments from the industry on the initial text put forth about HSS. I thought it would get interesting. Administrator....please get rid of all the Bally BS. I mean really.

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  25. MSM said, "On Wednesday, September 26th, 2012, John Reynolds a former CEO of New York Hospital for Special Surgery was arrested at his home in Cataumet, Massachusetts and charged in federal court with racketeering and making false statements. These charges are punishable by 25 years, which would mean that if Mssr. Reynolds is convicted of all of the charges he will have to serve at least 20 years in the big house. Mssr. Reynolds served as the Chief Financial Officer from 1986 through 1997, and was CEO from 1997 through 2006."

    If you Google John Reynolds you will find a lot more information. This is not the first serious scrape he has had with the law involving bribes and kickbacks and the like.

    The NY Times reported: "A former chief executive of the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan has been charged with receiving about $1.4 million in illegal payments in an extortion and kickback scheme carried out between 1996 and 2007, according to an indictment unsealed Wednesday in Federal District Court in Manhattan."

    The indictment accuses Mr. Reynolds of setting up a consulting firm that he used to solicit payments from two vendors that provided medical billing services, and said that he had made it clear that he would, in return, obtain hospital business for them; he received about $420,000 from the vendors, the charges say.

    He is also charged with extorting about $300,000 from a hospital employee for whom he had arranged an annual bonus, after the employee successfully mediated a royalty dispute between the hospital and an outside firm."

    If you would like to read more here's a link.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/27/nyregion/john-r-reynolds-former-hospital-executive-is-charged-in-kickback-scheme.html?_r=0

    It goes much deeper that what MSM reported so far. http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20120926/HEALTH_CARE/120929921

    An indictment unsealed Wednesday in Manhattan federal court charges Mr. Reynolds with racketeering and making false statements to the federal government during the investigation

    Read more: http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20120926/HEALTH_CARE/120929921#ixzz27nz0fgi1

    An indictment unsealed Wednesday in Manhattan federal court charges Mr. Reynolds with racketeering and making false statements to the federal government during the investigation




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    1. Go away, and stay away, Bally. Your posting anonymously isn't throwing anyone.

      Go back to your other own sick obesity glorifying blogspots and post all you want there instead.
      Or get help.

      http://biggerfatterpolitics.blogspot.com/2011_11_01_archive.html
      Bigger Fatter Politics

      "Let's face it when you get as fat as I am some women are simply to fat to f***. It may be politically incorrect to say it but a lot of fat girls are too fat to f***"
      Posted by Bally Balldez at 11:40 PM 2 comments:

      http://naafa.blogspot.com/
      North American Association for Fat Asses

      Isn't it your feeding time again? (all afternoon?)

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    1. El (aka Bally aka Fat Bastard aka too many others to count): Go away, and stay away, Your posting compulsiveness here isn't fooling anyone. You have a mental illness. You have a psychotic disorder.

      Go back to your other own sick obesity glorifying blogspots and post all you want there instead.
      Or get help.

      Other sites have had enough and told you to beat it:

      "Get out there and establish your OWN site/forum instead of repeatedly trying to make your points and push your views on existing sites/forums where most of the members view you as a mentally unstable troll and don’t even want you around. .. that's how you come across when you spend year after year posting the same repetitive diatribe on countless numbers of sites using multiple identities.
      from:
      http://www.caloriesperhour.com/forums/forum54/12644-1.html

      http://biggerfatterpolitics.blogspot.com/2011_11_01_archive.html
      Bigger Fatter Politics

      Posted by Bally Balldez at 11:40 PM 2 comments:

      http://naafa.blogspot.com/
      North American Association for Fat Asses

      Can't MSM ban this insane drivel from this sick poster with all their aliases from this once good blog?

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    2. Thank you MSM !

      You have NO IDEA how sick that person is... there is much more to the story that hopefully won't have to come out, really scary mentally sick stuff beyond what you would guess.

      Can we now get back to interesting and valuable medical and spine related discussions with industry figures, physicians, patients, and reps, as before?

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  27. Spot-on about that creepy stuff. Turns out that Bally/Fat Bastard/El /JSABD truly is psycho, and her pro-fat websites are actually a psychotic dishonest front for her ANTI-FAT tirades. Exactly what reasons there are for her sick compulsions are, nobody cares to figure, probably brain chemistry gone awry, leading to bad self-image. Years ago other websites banned her for ANTI-FAT tirades under multiple personality aliases.
    This is one sick Sybil.

    http://www.caloriesperhour.com/forums/forum54/12644-1.html

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    1. I think it's some funny stuff. Looks like she struck a nerve with some gluttons here.

      She's also railing against the gastric bypass industry. http://gastricbypasskills.blogspot.com/2012/06/weighloss-surgery-mortality-rate.html

      It seems that she is outraged about the 1 in 50 death rate and is delusional enough to think that these gluttons actually have the will power to eat responsibly. The thing is these gluttons would eat themselves to death at a higher rate it they didn't get surgery. Yep, Chris Christie, Huckabee, Karl Rove and Dick Morris could all benefit from going under the knife since the lack the self control required to eat responsibly. I think what we're are missing is that it's parody.

      Ya gotta admit, fat people are can be really revolting.
      http://biggerfatterpolitics.blogspot.com/2011/07/fatty-at-fat.html

      It makes it tough for surgeons doing an anterior approach when patients are obese. It also makes imaging difficult and it increases the infection rates.

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    2. Still you.

      You can't help it... But you leave clues even when you try and post anonymously.

      Keep it low key enough and they may allow you to post, but I bet you keep going again until you once again spin out of control. You need help. Stop posting here, get help, get meds, get a life.

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    3. Yeah, she's kind of hard to hide. She put on some new makeup, a wig and brightly colored MooMoo (anglicized) and voila!
      Still a fat chick!

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  28. Oh Man all this fat chick talk is turning me on. Look guys, it's late & on trauma case with hours to go

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  29. Do you think Reynolds will do time? I don't.

    Your thoughts?

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  30. Globus Medical Announces Its First PMA Approval for the SECURE®-C Cervical Artificial Disc

    Overall success results from the IDE study demonstrate statistical superiority of SECURE®-C compared to fusion at 24 months (Randomized patients: 90.1% SECURE®-C vs. 71.1% ACDF). Overall success criteria were at least 25% improvement in pain and disability using the Neck Disability Index (NDI), no subsequent surgery at the index level, no device-related complications, and fusion for ACDF control at 24 months. Additional overall success criteria, as defined by FDA, were a 15 point improvement in NDI, maintenance or improvement in neurologic status, no subsequent surgery at the index level, no device-related adverse events, and no change in treatment, at 24 months, and SECURE®-C demonstrated statistical superiority using this criteria (Randomized patients: 83.8% SECURE®-C vs. 73.2% ACDF). Subsequent surgery at the index level, device-related adverse event rates, and patient satisfaction for SECURE®-C were also shown to be statistically superior to the control group. In addition, the rate of adjacent level surgery was numerically lower for SECURE®-C than ACDF. Complete information will be available in the SECURE®-C PMA Summary of Safety and Effectiveness Data (P100003) at www.fda.gov.

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    1. AnonymousSeptember 29, 2012 7:28 PM Posted

      "Globus Medical Announces Its First PMA Approval for the SECURE®-C Cervical Artificial Disc

      Overall success results from the IDE study demonstrate statistical superiority of SECURE®-C compared to fusion at 24 months (Randomized patients: 90.1% SECURE®-C vs. 71.1% ACDF). Overall success criteria were at least 25% improvement in pain and disability using the Neck Disability Index (NDI), no subsequent surgery at the index level, no device-related complications, and fusion for ACDF control at 24 months. Additional overall success criteria, as defined by FDA, were a 15 point improvement in NDI, maintenance or improvement in neurologic status, no subsequent surgery at the index level, no device-related adverse events, and no change in treatment, at 24 months, and SECURE®-C demonstrated statistical superiority using this criteria (Randomized patients: 83.8% SECURE®-C vs. 73.2% ACDF). Subsequent surgery at the index level, device-related adverse event rates, and patient satisfaction for SECURE®-C were also shown to be statistically superior to the control group. In addition, the rate of adjacent level surgery was numerically lower for SECURE®-C than ACDF. Complete information will be available in the SECURE®-C PMA Summary of Safety and Effectiveness Data (P100003) at www.fda.gov."

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      Who paid to that study? Answer.... Globus.

      The problem with these studies is that the company who makes the devices fund the studies. Can anyone say CONFLICT OF INTEREST?

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    2. The design is intended to allow unlimited axial rotation. That is not a good thing. Biochemically, unlimited segmental axial rotation is a recipe for disaster. When the other segments stop the Secure C will keep moving until the come to a sudden stop.

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  31. You may want to learn the difference between an "Equivalent" study and a "Superiority" study. The Globus Secure-C was an equivalent study. You simy can't go around making the kind of statements you're making. Unless you want go to prison.

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  32. http://www.globusmedical.com/news/258-secure-c

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  33. U can show superiority in an equivalency study

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  34. Why don't you call up your local FDA representative and let him/her know your plan on taking an equivalency study to a surgeon and explain how this study shows superiority. Let all of us know how that goes for you.
    A surgeon may read an equivalency study and own their own deduce from the information the device is superior, but you CAN NOT MAKE THAT STATEMENT OR ASSERTION.
    LEARN YOUR FACTS BEFORE VOMITING YOUR IGNORANCE ONTO YOUR SHOES!
    Idiot.

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    1. Actually, if the study was powered and a priori specified for superiority or if accounting for multiplicity adjustment in a non a priori manner, a non-inferiority or equivalency study can, in fact, make superiority claims. But, beware because the boundaries are tight.

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    2. You also proved adjacent level disc disease was solved by your product?

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    3. It's a no brainer. If the ADR acts like the real thing the results will be better short and long term. It have been proven in the EU, India and Brazil.

      The non motion constrained disks over rotate and move too far in all 6 axis plus they offer no shock absorption. What will stop that segment? I know. Do you?

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    4. What Fat Bastard? Tell us all. It couldn't possibly be the anatomical structures could it?

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  35. The other cervical prosthetic discs have longer , good follow up. Globus is just getting to bat. But no one will pay for the devices.

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    1. GMED 7.00% up after the news.. Seems well received by wall street.
      what is the other cervical prosthetic discs that have longer , good follow up? Thanks.

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    2. I belive Bryan disc will have some more FDA news soon. As well NuVasive is releasing a disc in the next month or two. It will be a crowded market and another me too.

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    3. This is what we have ALL been waiting for. D-bag, I mean D. Paul is going to save us all!
      The previous horrible success rate in cervical spinal procedures has been solved! Never again will you have a screw back out! Or adjacent level disc disease! The neck is now over. Problem solved. Please move on! Nothing too see here but companies groveling at the feet of The One for the greatest product on earth.
      PT Barnum would be proud.

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  36. motion preservation is growing more than everything else by far. i think everyone would be suprised to know how big the prodisc franchise in the USA for synthes.

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  37. Motion preservation is an industry buzz phrase phrase. ADRs with unconstrained rotation, extension and flexion are not as good as a fusion.

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  38. Globus is just hoping to get a piece of the Arthroplasty action since they are losing their asses in ACDF cases. Oh wait, I forgot, they shouldn't have a problem getting business when they send hookers to surgeons that are attending other manufacturer's courses. If we could all be so disgusting we might grow as much as the "ME TOO" company. What a business plan! Maybe the OIG and DOJ will wake the hell up eventually.

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    1. Nice try doc, but I am pretty sure your wife doesn't read this blog.
      You might want to get tested.

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    2. @ AnonymousOctober 2, 2012 2:39 AM

      Are other surgeons also complaining about the Tinker Toys your industry pedals. No wonder more and more reps are being banned from the OR. Only a low class boor would insult a man's wife but that is what certain companies within this industry hires.

      Again, IMO, unconstrained ADRs are more troublesome than a fusion in most cervical cases. Let's face it, our outcomes in the US are embarrassing compared to the rest of the world. We are every bit as capable as the guy like Ritter-Lang and the late Nick Boeree. Our outcomes would be as good if we had better tools.

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    3. Who insulted a man's wife? Do you know how to read or just lecture?
      The insinuation was clearly that 10:27 was the surgeon posing as a rep for cover.
      Ha, you must be a a great deal of fun at parties ya stiff!

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  39. Is it just me, or does the implant and tecdhnique look just like Synthes' ProDisc, all the way down to the keel and broach etc? Another ripoff from the best counterfeiter in the business. How long before the PEEK wears out?

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  40. Lots of steps to this procedure. LDR's 2-level disc approval is about to rock the world. Just do a discectomy and pop it in.

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