Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Amedica - C'est La Vie

It was reported in various media outlets that Amedica (that dogg of a spine company), announced that it had added several new executive to its management team.  Even Lindsey Lohan hasn't gone through as many changes as this company has. The size of that management team should definitely help in shifting the direction of interbody devices, if not spiritually,  at least physically. Talk about a company with too many layers of management. Senior Vice President of Marketing, and then you have the Vice President of Marketing.  How many Vice Presidents does one company need. Isn't this the primary reason why nothing gets done in corporate America.  Layers upon layers of people, justifying their existence, covering their asses, and attempting to make themselves much more important than they really are.  Wasn't it yesterday, that Ben Shapely (sic) was going to take this company public?  That the company was going to raise all this capital to take the company to the next level?  That silicon nitride ceramic was going to reshape the world of the interbody market?  What does one expect?  Miracles?

It has been five years since its birth, one acquisition, an infusion of investor capital, and TSB must ask the proverbial question, "where's the beef."  By the looks of things, its on the management team.  It really doesn't get any funnier than when Eric T. Olsen is quoted as saying, "this is a momentous time for us as we expand our leadership team (LOL) and gain extensive expertise and insights to further our business strategy."  So TSB must ask another question, "why, at this moment in time will it be any different than the last five years Eric?"  The leadership capabilities of some of those named individuals leads much to the interpretation of how Mr. Olsen defines leadership.  With Happy, Sleepy, Sneezy and Bashful on the leadership team, the jury is still out on this dogg of a spine company, but as Chuck once sang,

It was a teenage wedding and the old folks wished them well
You could see that Pierre did truly love the Mademoiselle
And now the young monsieur and madame have rung the chapel bell
C'est La Vie, say the old folks it goes to show that you never can tell

See you in another five years Amedica because your time has come and gone.

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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 Class Action Law Suit

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  2. I heard Jim Skinner is part of this stellar team!

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    1. Nope, likely only if LaGuidice or Traurig hired him again

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    2. Jim Skinner AKA Ronald McDonald or is he he Bozo The Clown. Nice.

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    3. No that's funny! Old Ronny Boy!

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  3. Are you f..ing kidding me? The fact that guy still has a job amazes me. Just shows you that the good old boy network prevails over talent.

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    1. Go easy on old Jimbo. He was one of the most fun drunks I ever hung out with at NASS and would always pick up the check.

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  4. Same ole retreads get hired in spine....No leadership, no sales ability, and no ethics equals no results.

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  5. The investors propping up the company must be delighted at this "momentous" expansion of... Burn rate. Exactly what Amedica does not need to do. Holy cow, the insanity.

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  11. That's fantastic, SiN can cure herpes! I bet your plastic (PEEK) blow up boyfriend is happy!

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  13. Amedica products should be on ratemypoo.com.

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  17. Hey 8:34, you are way off. They have been talking to Merck and are going to replace Nuvaring with their shitty ALIF cage.

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  18. ..."discussed in a professional manner"?

    A little room for improvement boys!

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  19. This post has been redacted more times than the average CIA doc. 1st amendment SB.... Is your site moderator from North Korea??

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    1. His site, his rules.

      Free speech does not apply here (or any other blog/website), so take it elsewhere moron.

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    2. Yet Bally and El run there mouths freely?
      Potty talk, no good. Crazy rants from low information basement dwellers, good.

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  20. I can understand giving the recycled management a few negative comments and the fact that Amedica's been promoting their silicon nitride for 5 years or so. But the product seems to have some merit: bony in growth, bacterial resistant, bio-compatiblility.
    What I don't understand is why TSB, and most commenters, pull for this company and its products to fail. I know we are all competitors but damn. This blog is so fkng negative towards everything and everybody that I need a drink and a Prozac after reading. Best of luck Amedica. I think you have developed disruptive technology and if I were a spine surgeon I would offer your IFDs to my patients and my hospital.

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    1. One would have to admit it does seem Amedica keeps doing the same over and over and over again. How many new management teams does this make now?

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  21. SiN = Suckers invest Needlessly

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  23. This blog blows chunks.

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    1. And you blow your dog.

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    2. I'd rather blow a dog than read this dogshit blog.

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  24. Actually the Amedica management team blows chunks LOL

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  25. So, TSB... El and Smelly Balls are conspicuous by their absence. Did you finally decide, like we all have, that enough is enough? I hope so. Maybe your creation is salvageable, after all.

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  26. Funny, recruiters were looking for field based managers for this gig within the last 60-90 days. Of course they were presenting as an "awesome opportunity w/ an awesome product waiting to take off, just need the right management team". Blah, blah, blah,

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  27. Everyone knows that SiN is BS. Amedica should be featured in business school as the worst example of how a company should be managed. They have 4 CXOs and 5 VPs. Burn baby burn...The future is Ti-PEEK composites, as evidenced by everyone and their sisters coming out with one.

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  28. Maybe they should hire Trent and Brent?

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  29. Amedica: The tiny company the spine community loves to kick around. I don't know of a single company that has created a new, disruptive technology that hasn't made mistakes in executing its business plan. The truth is, medical-technology start-ups are difficult and risky, and Amedica had made its fair share of mistakes. Could Amedica have accomplished what it has achieved in less time? Absolutely, yes. Has Amedica efficiently spent every dollar the company has raised from investors? No. But the truth is, the company has created tremendous value in developing a novel material that is vastly differentiated when compared to what is currently available in dental, spine and reconstructive orthopedics. Amedica has secured a robust patent estate that protects the company's position so thoroughly that no one can implant silicon nitride in the human body without their permission and consent. In just the past 120 days, the company has presented bona fide, peer-reviewed white papers that clinically demonstrate superior bone attachment and anti-bacterial properties when compared to PEEK and titanium. Look at the people the company has just hired. These aren't stragglers... They are respected, highly-regarded, talented professionals who have enjoyed long, successful careers in orthopedics. They left high-paying, tenured positions to help take Amedica to the next level. Oh, I am sure a few of you are going to skewer me for writing this, but let's see how the next 6, 12, 18 and 24 months play out. Let's see how many top-tier firms sign important multi-million dollar joint venture, strategic and licensing agreements with miniscule Amedica. Let's see how baby-Amedica builds momentum and sales growth. You neigh-sayers are right on one thing: The rubber is meeting the road and the proof will be in the numbers. If the company doesn't perform now, its time will have come and gone. As for me, I believe Amedica is going to make enormous strides in the coming year. Only time will tell.

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    1. You're stoned.

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    2. You are wasting your time trying to reason with the Medpuy cocksuckers populating this blog. All small companies are bad, and your shit doesnt stink, yeah we get it.

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    3. I heard the same rosy projections four years ago. Hope springs eternal.

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    4. Amedica has under $20 Million in sales, burning money like kindling wood, and their Management team has ten senior executives running it. I've never seen anything quite like that. The investors, now $150 million plus in the hole, are clueless, otherwise you would see shareholder lawsuits by now.

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    5. There's a simple way to market a good product. You asked a surgeon you want to put good stuff in your patients or do I put junk in your patients. If the surgeon is using junk at least two things must be true he's a crappy surgeon so you don't want using your products and screwing up or he's a crook. Either way, you don't want to associate with people like that and allow them to sully the name of your company and products.

      If you have a good product that is superior to the competition the marketing is for a simple. We have a better product and we can prove it. Here's the data. Here's why it's better. Here's why you should be using it. Then you ask the surgeon for other reasons why he won't use it. If he lies you tell them he's a liar and a beat up on him a little bit.

      Is no secret to marketing a good product. You remind and inform your customers.

      Let's say that the high quality disc prosthetics were available US. In most cases these products are superior to the existing ADRs and often superior to fusions. If the surgeon refuses to use a superior product than he is in inferior surgeon and an inferior human being so you might as well kick the crap out of him and go to his superiors and if there crooked go to law enforcement or you can sell them screws and plates at a 10,000% markup.

      It really sounds to me like Amedica is a sham designed to bilk investors.

      A simple way to bring products to market is to have government run or government regulated laboratory tests in clinical trials. When a superior product comes down the pike that it's time to get rid of the junk and replace it with better products.

      All other products are required to pass independent testing. The way it works with screws and goo is a very rich and powerful company hires the people to test and evaluate the product. That is a massive conflict of interest in the fact that it is legal shows just how corrupt and powerful medical industry really is.

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    6. "A simple way to bring products to market is to have government run or government regulated laboratory tests in clinical trials. When a superior product comes down the pike that it's time to get rid of the junk and replace it with better products."

      Are you kidding? The FDA is what, 20yrs behind the industry? You really want to wait around until the feds figure out something? How's that working out for your taxes?

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    7. Bally is truly an idiot.

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  30. Another product doomed by it's management, or is it? How many companies has TSB and other spine "professionals" predicted the demise of, yet they are still around?

    Face it, most comments here are by people who are clueless of what is really going on behind the scenes. No one seems to have a grasp of what the industry and investors are willing to tolerate, least off all the folks here on their soap boxes.

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    1. A lot of the investors are being duped. That's what private equity does.

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    2. 2:53 Let us remind you of TSB's track record

      CardoMedical: Adios
      Applied Spine Technologies: Au revoir
      Vertebron: Sayonara
      Pegasus: Abschied
      Phygen: Blew dead bears

      How about the stranglers that continue to limp into oblivion the dude has a pretty good track record and how about the ones that are going nowhere, that thought they were going to cash out for trillions of dollars LOL

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    3. Let me remind you the TSB's track record.

      He's worked in an industry with a less than stellar reputation. He knows the industry very well. It seems to me that he started this blog to shine some much-needed light on an industry that is not served patients fairly, ethically or adequately.

      Truth is truth sometimes the truth hurts. Anyone who comes to this blog be they industry types, patients or just a casual observer owe TSB a debt of gratitude. Perhaps his style may be offputting to some, frankly, I find it refreshing because it gives me hope that there are still some conscientious and ethical people involved in the corporate medical industry.

      The only honorable way to make money is by helping people. The butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker will provide honest goods and services. Part of the reason for this is that they all face competition. Unfortunately, the competition in the spine industry is not about the quality of their wares or services but rather who's the slickest promoter and marketer.





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  32. Is Jerry Summers the new VP of Sales?

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    1. If that liar, d-bag is still associated w Amedica then it serves them right and they are bigger morons than what's talked about in this blog. This idiot knows nothing about spine and should go back to selling disposables and licking Cendro's balls. It's a wonder he has managed to stay in spine for the 4 short years he has been in it although he claims he has built a 60M DePuy distributorship and put up all of US Spine's numbers. Please....go back to leasing microscopes and selling Foleys, gloves and cottonoids

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    2. Nice try Jerry! Nothing like a little obvious self- promotion. You are truly pathetic.

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    3. Lick Sendro's balls? lmao, does that guy still fall asleep during meetings

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    4. That was the only way to keep him from falling asleep, have someone lick his balls at the meeting.

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    5. Joel Almgren was a great regional manager....haha! Think he lasted a few weeks with the company. He's a fun one to google.

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    6. Who is Jay Summers and why does he pop up with every Amedica post? It's always in reference to him being vp...very obvious he is posting it himself. Get a life whoever you are. I'm thinking only about 3 people know you anyway.

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  33. Here's a though... Create a product that doesn't suck and sell it to honorable surgeons.

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    1. Thank you Confucius.

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    2. I dare any company to do that!

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    3. There are honorable surgeons?

      Where?

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  34. Even if this 1 product does make it, who gives a shit? It's 1 product! 1! Not 20, not 80, not 100. 1! Whooptie f'in doo. How many companies survive long term with 1 product? (That's a serious question). I'd venture to say that in this market, where hospitals are trying to minimize their vendors and bundle everything from toilet paper to screws, a company with 1 product is doomed to be in the real game. If they license to the big boys, great, but who starts a company with the vision of developing 1 product in 5 years and then surviving on that? I know, they have plans for more. But their development speed isn't going to attract more investor $$$.

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    1. If you are calling Amedica and silicon nitride a one-horse show, you need to pull your head out of your ass. The company offers a nearly complete spinal product offering and the applications for silicon nitride transcend spine into recon, dental and just about any articulating surface imaginable. Dolt!

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  35. To 9:38,
    Not that I'm supporting or defending the existence of Amedica, but please think before you type.
    Here are a few 1 hit wonders that did pretty well.
    1) Kyphon
    2) XStop by St Francis
    3) NuVasive (now there's a 1 hit wonder that keeps on rolling)

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    1. Kyphon did well for themselves, but as a product I don't think you can say the same. They soured the pot when it comes to start ups.

      Xstop is another product that I would hesitate to call a good product.


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    2. 1 hit gone to S#*t with the exception of Nuvasive, that cash cow has been milked so hard her teat must hurt

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    3. How did Kyphon sour the pot?

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    4. Kyphon sold for ridiculous money (based on their sales), but the product did not reap the returns. So the big boys got panicky and stopped offering good money for good products.

      I'm not saying every 'start up' is worth the money, but they stopped offering the money for the ones that were.

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  36. Anyone know if the lab that Ulrich is throwing is worth attending since it's on my own dime?

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    1. ...they apparently know what its worth is and are contributing accordingly, why ask such a question?

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    2. Thank you Confucius. So is it worth it to shell out the cash to get to Nevada for this lab? How much can I possibly learn about a corpectomy? Has anyone gone to this before?

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    3. Yes, I attended 2 years ago - They have great speakers (Christopher Ames - UCSF)and it looks like this year they have added spinal fixation to their cages in the lab. You dont have to pay course fees or hotel.

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    4. Is DJ Gow speaking?

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  37. After 1 1/2 years delay, the final Sunshine Act Guidelines are finaly being published on the 8th. The link below leads to the version released by government last Friday. Data gathering starts August 1st so it will be interesting to see how things change between now and then.

    https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/02/08/2013-02572/transparency-reports-and-reporting-of-physician-ownership-or-investment-interests-medicare-medicaid?utm_medium=email&utm_source=exacttarget&utm_campaign=DIE%20-%20Life%20Sciences%20Sunshine%20Act%20Final%20Rule%20Alert

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  38. Anybody know where Jim "Skins" Skinner is at?

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    1. I think old Ronnie is at Spine Wave?

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  39. Even if Amedica has found the holy grail of bio-materials, their designs are so lame the implant may still fail. I've had associate reps who can design better implants after just 6 months. Their offerings look like a DePuy/AcroMed catalog. I'll give that minute to see how many get it.

    "Great science" meets lazy development and a lack of vision.

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  40. AnonymousFebruary 4, 2013 at 2:47 PM Said...

    "Even if Amedica has found the holy grail of bio-materials, their designs are so lame the implant may still fail. I've had associate reps who can design better implants after just 6 months. Their offerings look like a DePuy/AcroMed catalog. I'll give that minute to see how many get it.

    "Great science" meets lazy development and a lack of vision."

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    An 8th grade shop student with brain damage can engineer better implants.

    It's no accident that the industry sells junk in the US. We had the materials and the technology in the 1950's to create high quality inplants.

    A flexible spacer will never see the light of day in the US nor will a prosthetic nucleous implant.

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  41. You reps need to wake up and realize that you are the lowest feeders on the food chain within your industry. If the day comes when there are sweeping reforms a lot of you are going to be sucking hind tit. If our government does its job and cracks down on all the corruption and not just a few isolated cases that MSM reports and opines about your industry will shrink by 40% or more. That day is coming and you can insult me all you want but that won't change reality. Physician investing and PODs are essentially the same thing and that immoral and unethical activity is coming to an end.

    I've been reading this blog for some time and I am astounded when I read reps defending the indefensible. It's pretty clear that this industry cares very little about creating products that actually benefit the patient. It is also pretty clear that this industry cares more about profit than any other industry. The auto industry worldwide takes pride in their products and it shows. The same holds true for the aircraft industry and many other industries here in the US and abroad.

    Spine blogger just moved up another point in page rank. That tells me that a lot more people are reading this blog and just the numbers of the spine industry. I have directed members of regulatory agencies to read this blog. I have informed every member of the senatorial and congressional committees on health to read his blog so that they can get a feel for just how corrupt this industry and its members are.

    I would encourage others who like to see this industry cleaned up to post links to spine blogger on as many health forums if they can find so the consumers have an idea exactly what you're getting into when they agree to allow a surgeon who may or may not be getting kickbacks from a less than reputable industry to implant an unsafe device in their spine.

    Physicians should be a patient's/medical consumer's first line of defense against bad medicine in bed medical devices but unfortunately many cases the physician/surgeon turns out to be the patient's worst nightmare. A surgeon should implant a device that in his unclouded judgment is best for the patient and not what's best for his bank account. Sadly, that is not the case for most spine patients. The spine patient has very little unbiased consumer information regarding a surgeon or the products they use. Spine surgery is at best a roll of dice.

    Most industries exist to serve a consumer or some sort of end user but this industry exists to serve itself. If the surgeons who benefit from using your products can be ethical and put patients first than it is up to the industry to provide the ethics. Good luck with that. It's foolish to expect that this industry will voluntarily practice good corporate citizenship. An ethical company cannot expect to win when most of the other players cheat and get away with it.

    "The superior man seeks to develop the admirable qualities of men and does not seek to develop their evil qualities. The ordinary man does the opposite of this."





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    1. LOL - dream on!

      The industry is a microcosm of society. If you want it fixed, you have to focus on more than just "the industry.

      There is corruption, incompetence, deceit, fraud, ignorance, and hubris at all points within the industry and society. The types of change needed to correct it would be on a Mayan calendar scale.

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    2. Much like your life, no one cares about your one sided agenda Bally. Hopefully your Chevy Volt catches fire, unlike your blog.

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    3. TB Balldez

      Dear Mom (Bally)-

      You promised me you would stop embarrassing me, your only child, and stop harassing these people who have actual productive jobs (and also stay off those other sick freak websites under all those aliases you use and insulting everyone- its getting real oogie).

      Mom, you are sick. Get help like you promised me. And a job- the bill collectors came again today.

      See you at dinner,
      Your "TB"

      PS- Are you going to finally tell me why you named me "Turkey Baster"?

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    4. Bally, WOW. That is the first post that actually makes sense. The industry is dirty. Many of the leading companies established their market share based upon treachery. ALL the top companies essentially pled guilty to crimes. Many of the small companies are guilty of the same. Many, but not all. Believe it or now, there are principled smaller spine companies who don't cheat. Truly, I don't know if Amedica is an honest company or not. It does appear to be poorly run at a minimum. Nice post.

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      MOM !!! ("Bally")

      You like PROMISED to stop posting anonymously and answering yourself!

      It's like, oogie !

      So, um, like, are you ever going to come up out of the basement and heat up dinner?

      Your "TB"

      PS The lady from the welfare agency came by again while you were on the computer down there-

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    6. I'm a little pimp and I sell screws.
      Can't sell nothing else. Ain't paid my dues.
      Listening to Glenn Beck on the way to a call
      Got a bunch of screws gotta sell them all

      Man with a coat and a stethoscope.
      Looked at my screws and just said nope.
      He said to me boy, "don't want to go to jail."
      I'm looking for a crook so I can make a sale.

      Draw against commission is the way to go.
      Workin for a company that corporate ho.
      20 cent screw sells for 1000 times more.
      I'm a little pimp for corporate whore.

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    7. AnonymousFebruary 5, 2013 at 6:48 PM

      Bally, WOW. That is the first post that actually makes sense. The industry is dirty. Many of the leading companies established their market share based upon treachery. ALL the top companies essentially pled guilty to crimes. Many of the small companies are guilty of the same. Many, but not all. Believe it or now, there are principled smaller spine companies who don't cheat. Truly, I don't know if Amedica is an honest company or not. It does appear to be poorly run at a minimum. Nice post.

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      I have done some investigating. I've spoken with reps and some managers at several companies and I came away the impression that the top-tier companies are the ones who are stopping innovation. As you probably know some of the smaller companies are doing very well outside the US with sales.

      Some of the smaller companies don't have large enough warchest to get FDA approval and I was told very candidly that it's not worth the effort when you know what the outcome is going to be. It's a whole big world out there for spine patients and the US market is just a drop in the bucket.

      Sometimes you can get more information by what someone won't or can't say and what they're willing to say. There is no mystery to selling spine hardware and tools and in an actual free market we would have innovation but as you well know innovation is bad for business and spine is a business and a very corrupt one at that.

      The number patients going outside the US to get American-made implants that are not available for sale US is growing in leaps and bounds. It's funny how these right wingers get on here with their inane remarks. They miss the point of their quasi-libertarian sophistries. If they were true to their beliefs they would say that it is between the patient and the doctor what will go in to a human body. These screw selling right wing nuts have no problem with the fact that members of this industry own the medical device division of the FDA. I guess for them big government is okay so long as it's run by corporations.

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    8. Bing Translator translation:

      " I always REALLy wanted to be medical decice sales rep"

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    9. Bally: "Bally WOW that was the first post that actually makes sense- it is in fact THE MOST BRILLIANT post in the history of the WORLD- you are SO Brilliant !"

      BALLY: "You are correct"

      Bally: "Oh wait, which one do I post under to remain anonymous and yet reply to and congratulate myself on my BRILLIANT opinions?"

      BALLY: "Don't get confused Bally, BALLY is just too BRILLIANT for that"

      Bally: "Wait, I'm confused- are you Bally or am I?"

      BALLY: "YES"

      Bally: "But isn't that rather..... "?

      BALLY: "Don't SAY THAT WORD!"



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  42. Aurora Spine's logo looks like a spiked cock ring.

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    1. Glad you actually know what one looks like. Thanks for adding such value to the blog w/ your comment.

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  43. TSB,

    Why no blog on Coflex? You always complain about innovation and industry. Class one data, 1st product approved since disc replacement. What gives, don't want to give the VB's any free press?

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    1. Paradigm is making some simple straight forward devices. Elegant designs like the Coflex and the DCI. It's amazing what happnens when you let real engineers design solutions.


      Patients need to know that if the surgeon is using and selling junk that surgeon is a POS.

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    2. And you are SO qualified to comment, because you are a "real engineer", right? guffaw!

      Say, is there a single solitary thing you ARE qualified to comment on?

      Or are you just a pathetic ill-informed loudmouth Internet Troll?

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    3. Actually I am an engineer although not an M.E. I have a license but it does not take an engineer to look at the crap you losers sell and see that it is junk. It doesn't take an engineer to read about all the failures and lawsuits and kickbacks and bribes and arrests.

      Once again this is proof that your industry hires dimwits to sell their products. Anybody with half a brain would look at the crap you jerks sell and look for hidden camera if they were applying for a job selling screws and plates. I cannot believe how stupid you reps really are. You are all too stupid to see why you're kept out of the loop. You guys are too stupid to even know that there is a loop. I hope you're smart enough to testify honestly when your bosses get hauled into court. But knowing you idiots you will perjure yourselves for your Masters.

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    4. You are nothing.

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  44. They pretty good at blowing their own horn aren't they, why should TSB be give them free press, let them pay for it like they do other people

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  45. The V Brothers are lucky their investors haven't sued them yet. It's all about self promotion and how smart they are. No one cares about Coflex. They will be lucky if their investors get their money back if this company can be sold. SBI has been a total disaster. Worth less than a quarter of what they raised - class action anyone?

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  46. I got 2 of my docs in az each doing 60 SBI ankles a year and more are starting and not fusing. Don't know about their other company's but I hear SBI is doing well.

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  47. 5 TA's a month. Cannot wait to see those long term results. Can you spell A-M-P-U-T-A-T-I-O-N-S
    BTW what's their consulting fees

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  48. No consulting fees. Do you see a lot in extremities? No the ankle is a serious procedure but not like fusion and the recovery. I'm very happy with it and other distributors I talk to say there's is by far the best.

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  49. How much do they charge for the product and how much is the reimbursement now that would be interesting. Here is a question, why do some surgeons operate like wildfire and others avoid using this product? Answers

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  50. Fusion is standard if care in ankle and spine and not in hip and knee.

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  51. By the way, peasants/reps you can start your own blog. It's free. You can talk about how wonderful your industry is and about all the wonderful and innovative products your industry creates. You can talk about their stellar reputation and impeccable ethics.NOT!

    Admit it, you guys work in an industry that makes politicians look like paragons of virtue. Your industry is lower than the banks and private equity firms. But the only industry that is lower than yours would be the televangelist industry.

    We know that none of you reps will start your own blog because there really is nothing positive to say about your industry and you all know it. All you can do is come to spine blogger and cry foul every time someone tells the truth about your industry. You cannot make a cogent argument against anything I said and you know it and anyone with half a brain reading this blog knows it. All you can do is toss out sophomoric insults at anyone who tells the truth but I doubt you would have the balls to do that if we were face to face. If we ever are face-to-face make sure that your wearing an adult diaper because you'll need it.

    More and more people are reading the spine blogger. This blog is getting linked all over the Internet and more and more people are finding out the truth so you might as well pull your heads out of the sand or wherever else you have them inserted and face the fact that there is going to be sweeping reforms in this industry. They have already started.

    I have suggested that many of you putting your job applications at Lowe's, Ace hardware and Home Depot. They sell screws that in many ways are more sophisticated than the screws that you guys sell only you can buy a whole package there for two bucks. They also sell many types of adhesives so you want to learn about them as well. If you can't there is always welfare. By the looks of most of you guys none of you are in good enough physical shape actually do honest manual labor.

    You could try your hand at selling Rainbow vacuum cleaners but you would fail. It actually takes a skilled salesman to sell wet/dry vacuum that you can buy it Sears for 60 bucks and get $1200 for it. Any idiot can sell the crap you guys sell. That idiot simply needs to be a weasel.

    If you guys can't look at the junk you sell and see that it's junk.....

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    1. Blah blah blah


      It's easy to sit and criticize people and an entire industry ...

      And you are qualified again to criticize because of WHAT?

      WHAT DO you do? besides be an clownie Internet Troll?

      Delete
    2. I'm not criticizing, I'm reporting the truth. Facts are facts and the conclusions are obvious.

      Delete
    3. Bally, if this industry is so terrible then please move on and leave us alone. You should probably seek counseling for your depression. You better yet, you would be greatly served to seek God for healing. You are the most depressing, negative person that has ever posted here. Whatever you do, please leave this blog and don’t come back. Be gone you demon.

      Delete
    4. I'm shining the light on you scoundrels and your responses speak volumes. Your industry is so indefensible that all you can do is attack the messenger. Your sophomoric insults speak volumes.

      Delete
  52. So you admit you have no Qualifications on which to base a judgement, you are just another unqualified Loudmouth obnoxious unqualified Internet troll.

    Its obvious - got back to making fun of fat people you clown.

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  53. Bally is Christopher Dorner!!!

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  54. Bally is an engineer and hates reps. This means she creates shit no one wants and she can't find a good sales person to rep it. Because its shit. I like the idea of a face to face meeting. AAOS is coming up. Why don't you plan on being there? If you can't afford the ticket then I'll send you one. If you don't have a suit that fits then keep your muumuu on. I am sure there are lots of people who would love to engage in person with you. I don't think any of then will need diapers either. You have a big mouth. Let's see if you can publicly hold your own or if the light of day proves to much for you. If you can't get out from behind your computer then no one will ever take you seriously.

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  55. Oh, Snap. We have our post of the week! Bally, your fat ass is being called out. You woman enough to take the pepsi challenge?

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  56. EngineerFebruary 10, 2013 at 11:26 AM Said,

    "Bally is an engineer and hates reps. This means she creates shit no one wants and she can't find a good sales person to rep it. Because its shit. I like the idea of a face to face meeting. AAOS is coming up. Why don't you plan on being there? If you can't afford the ticket then I'll send you one. If you don't have a suit that fits then keep your muumuu on. I am sure there are lots of people who would love to engage in person with you. I don't think any of then will need diapers either. You have a big mouth. Let's see if you can publicly hold your own or if the light of day proves to much for you. If you can't get out from behind your computer then no one will ever take you seriously."

    **********************************************************

    I'll be there to conduct some interviews. Maybe I should bring Mr Simpson's and Mr Bowles attention to what is exactly your industry does. I'm sure they would be interested in the screwing your industry is doing to Medicare. I'll remember to bring some titanium screws http://nbcibei.en.made-in-china.com/product/FoHmBCduGgWw/China-Titanium-Screws-MA-.html and a price list.

    I may even bring some Emails I exchanged with the late Nick Boeree (I doubt is you ever heard of him) along with some other interesting information. Will there be a question and answer period?

    I will also be alerting the Chicago news media and I may get some press credentials. I'll give the reporters a good list of questions. Maybe some of you will see yourselves on YouTube in a video called, An Industry Without a Spine.




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    1. Blah blah blah...

      Nothing THERE, but HOT AIR....

      " I'm going to....blah blah blah....,"

      What a worthless TROLL !

      Delete
    2. So you remain a coward. You will not show.

      Delete
  57. Will TSB BAN this worthless obnoxious piece of crap and give back
    this blog to rational posters again?

    If not, WHY NOT?

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    1. TSB will not. Why, you ask.

      Because they are the same. There is no other logical answer given that TSB has control of the blog and can remove worthless, denigrating individuals who do nothing but attack with hate, loathing and lies. People tend to congregate with those they like. Think about it.

      Delete

  58. MOM! (Bally)

    You need your meds.

    Please come away from the computer and heat up my dinner.
    You need to eat, too, to keep up your weight up to 400lbs.

    I am getting, like, so tired of your craziness, Mom. You embarrassment me so!



    Your TB

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  59. From Bally's Parents:


    We apologize to everyone here for the rantings of our our dear child Bally:

    Like they told us " The child ain't right..."

    Please ignore the lunatic ramblings, we apologize sincerely.
    Bally always wanted to be a rep, and when denied, went nutso, sad to admit.

    I you pretend to let Bally be a rep, and be accepted, I think it'll
    placate Bally. Poor dear. Bally SO wants to be accepted...so wants to think they have a valid position on something... ANYTHING...

    So sad, ...no job.... No expertise, just all the critisizing,
    We are sickened and sad for everyone..... So sorry....



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  60. Who is Bally Balldez...can someone shed light on this??
    I always see the name.....and the blog always ends up with this person being engaged.

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    1. Trust us, this person has never been engaged...

      Delete
  61. A BIG fat gal whose spine surgery was not successful. Blames the industry even though she weighs 400 lbs.

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  62. You spine parasites are pathetic. All you losers can do is toss out schoolyard insults. That's how the indefensible defends the indefensible.

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    1. You the spine critisizer are pathetic. All you - a loser - can do is toss out schoolyard insults. That's how the loser loses the unloseable.

      www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/criticizer
      a person given to harsh judgments and to finding faults

      Delete
    2. AnonymousFebruary 11, 2013 at 8:56 PM Said...

      You the spine critisizer are pathetic. All you - a loser - can do is toss out schoolyard insults. That's how the loser loses the unloseable.

      www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/criticizer
      a person given to harsh judgments and to finding faults

      ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Another gem from the the spine industry intelligentsia.

      critisizer is spelled criticizer.

      unloseable is not even a word.

      If the industry hired smart screw salesmen they would become whistle blowers instead of blowers of the meat whistle.

      If the industry sold innovative products they would then have to hire smart screw salesmen. Can't risk that. LOL!

      Delete
    3. It's obvious why you a lonely, pathetic internet troll. Every post by you only further proves you are a bitter loser in life, desperately seeking approval but clearly not knowing how to get it.

      Delete
    4. I knew a great speller once.... They won the spelling bee in grade school... Never was gainfully employed, though...

      A total flop and failure in life. Unproductive, no purpose other than to sit and watch embittered and critique others,

      .... HEY !

      Delete
  63. Sunshine has arrived! Orthopedic companies must track financial relationships with surgeons starting Aug 2013 - http://orthostreams.com/2013/02/sunshine-has-arrived-orthopedic-companies-must-track-financial-relationships-with-surgeons-starting-aug-2013/

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    1. The chickens are coming home to roost. Let's sit back and watch the weasels commit suicide.

      This is going to get really ugly.

      Sunshine rules finally drop (MassDevice)

      The White House finally releases long-awaited Sunshine Act rules to regulate and monitor the financial relationships between doctors and the healthcare industry.

      The Obama Administration finally released long-awaiting transparency guidelines governing the relationships between doctors and medical device and drug makers.

      The rules are more than 15 months late and involved legislators vowed to keep on eye on how the law is put into action.

      “I will stay vigilant about how this law is implemented, especially after the delays seen already,” Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said in prepared remarks.

      Grassley helped co-author the Physician Payments Sunshine Act and introduced it Congress in 2009 with co-sponsor Herb Kohl (D-Wisc).

      The newly released rule requires that healthcare companies begin tracking their financial relationships starting August 1, 2013, and to begin reporting to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services by March 31, 2014, Healthwatch reported.

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      OH NO! Companies my now have to compete on the merits of their products and now on who well they can bribe orthopedic practices. Looks like you screw salesmen are going to have to learn the art of selling.

      Delete
    2. We have and we will. Jealous?

      Which leaves you with what? Alone, and a loser to boot. Got job? Doubt it.

      You'll have to find another whole group to criticize because of your own inadaquacies.

      You'll have to face the fact that you are the lowest of the bottom feeders.

      Delete

    3. To Ball-less:


      Food for thought
      Marx' ideas have a good chance of prevailing, not because they are correct, but because they appeal to the unsuccessful, who are the most numerous.

      Delete
  64. "By the way, peasants/reps you can start your own blog. It's free." - BB

    Bally can please you post the link to your Blog. I'm sure someone with your thoughtfulness and ample time isn't merely drafting off the rambling comments of a few industry reps on TSB's board.

    Please tell us there's more to you than just endless throwing of peanuts from the cheap seats.

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    1. Here is Bally : posting : http://naafa.blogspot.com/

      A psychotic jealous vengeful loser.

      Hates people who are fatter than Bally, since Bally lost out to one once and scarred Bally for life.

      Hates spine reps who are successful, since Bally was denied a rep job in a failed interview.

      Jealousy: they name is Bally.


      Can we the successful now have our blog back?

      Delete
    2. I'm an independent distributor looking for an HA coated pedicle screw that's commercially available now. Other than MDT, does anyone know of one available.

      Delete
    3. Try True Value Hardware the sell Allen-head screws. Then gold plate it.

      Delete
    4. Let me see if I can come up with some words to describe the mentality of the reps who have responded to Bally. Dense, thick, dull, uncomprehending, imbecilic, obtuse, slow, moronic, thickheaded, doltish, puerile dimwitted, stupefied and mildly retarded pretty much sums up the comments of these flunkies. Bally's blog is a parody but I suppose morons who think that an titanium Allen head screw is a high-tech medical device probably would not recognize satire if it flew up and bit them on the ass.

      As for the distributor looking to procure screws, why not do what some of the other shysters are doing and set up a phony company, buy your screws from China, repackaged them and sell them. Or you can just buy the screws at a hardware store and electroplate them in the garage. They don't have to be sterile, after all they're only going into a patient and patients are expendable.

      Delete
    5. Hey Bally aka El aka Fat Bastard-

      Why do you hate reps and fat folk so much?


      We can understand that you were dissappointed you didn't get laid by a rep, but fat folk too?

      Are you that burning jealous that even fat folk get laid but you don't?

      You must be some kind of ugly. Maybe its just your vitriolic personality?
      Might we candidly suggest a self-help book?

      Delete
    6. "Try True Value Hardware the sell Allen-head screws. Then gold plate it."

      Hey Bally (aka " El") !

      You misspelled "they" , I guess you are no better a speller than those you criticize!
      LOL !

      Does that mean you will finally STFU ?

      Delete
  65. Alphawreck just had the Board of Dickheads in from Phygen for a power meeting. I cannot even imagine what the idiots in that room discussed. Phygen BOD is claiming Alphawreck is looking to them for direction.

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    1. Oh geez! Can u imagine being a fly on the wall. Uh duh uh duh..GLIF? Uh duh..Marketing means what? Uh Duh

      Delete
  66. a failing company looking for advice from a company that failed twice! I heard they put Dr. Yuan's kid on the Phygen board. Why in the hell would he get involved with the sleaze at Phygen.

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    1. Maybe you should ask him.

      Delete
    2. I do not know him, the dumb ass Phygen rep (rep used very loosely) was bragging about it.

      Delete
  67. It's official. TSB has lost control of his blog. More trolls than a Tolkien novel and content that turns over as infrequently as Bally's underwear.

    Stay tuned...a new site is on the make. And free advertising begins here!

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    1. Please let this be true. I wish I had to the time to do it myself. This industry needs a professional, moderated, independent blog. There are many voices who want to be heard, but don't want their names associated with this freakshow.

      Delete
  68. This blog sucks now. Just billy balls or whatever his name is claiming we are all crooks and liars...... Very sad. Every industry has crooks and liars. The industry Mr. Billy Balls loves so much has more liars and crooks than any commercial industry.

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    1. AnonymousFebruary 14, 2013 at 7:03 AM lied and said,

      "This blog sucks now. Just billy balls or whatever his name is claiming we are all crooks and liars...... Very sad. Every industry has crooks and liars. The industry Mr. Billy Balls loves so much has more liars and crooks than any commercial industry."

      ==========================================================================================================================

      Name a non medical industry that has been fined as much as you crooks. Your industry make BP look like corporate Boy Scouts. Admit it. You guys give criminals a bad name.

      Delete
    2. Name a troll that has been subject to " This comment has been removed by the author. " as much as you, looney. Your crazy trolling makes insane folk look normal. Admit it. You give idiots a bad name.

      Delete
  69. Proximity Rule: is anyone familiar with a Proximity Rule as it applies to Device Sales? Basically, does your Company preclude Surgeons in a local Metro market from working with their colleagues in a similar market (say within 30 miles). For example, Surgeon A is quite adept at performing DLIFs, and Surgeon B would like to visit Surgeon A and learn the DLIF procedure. Obviously, Surgeon A would want to be compensated for the training by the host Manufacturer. Does your Company allow this to take place? Y or N? Does anyone see a conflict of interest in this training venue?

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  70. Can anyone tell me why Silicon Nitride is or isn't better than PEEK or Titanium? Please I'd like to know, and keep it professional please.

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    1. There are slight advantages concerning the ability of bone to grow to SiN, but it is inferior to titanium for bone growth. It is vastly inferior to PEEK for radiolucentcy and it is far to rigid for the application. Basically, it isn't nearly as good as the new PEEK spacers with a porous titanium bone mating coating. IMO Best = PEEK/Ti coating. Good = PEEK. Fair = titanium. Poor = SiN.

      Delete
    2. For fusion rates Titanium scores higher than PEEK but had subsidence problems. I agree that SiNi is far too stiff for interbody applications.

      Delete
    3. Where are you getting your information? You should probably read this--->

      http://amedica.com/assets/si3n4_article2-2925895bb467f43def20c3f3d4f368b4.pdf

      This study shows the ceramic is obviously superior than PEEK and Ti in terms of bacterial infection and bone growth. As far as imaging goes the website claims "no distortion under MRI and no scattering under CT". You can find the CEO's email here in the link below. You can find it at the bottom of the article. If you think he's a liar maybe you should email him.

      http://www.bonezonepub.com/component/content/article/637-silicon-nitride-material-in-orthopaedic-implants-features-and-benefits

      As far as subsidence goes, I believe Titanium is stiffer than SiN. If anyone disagrees please provide me with a link to some evidence to the contrary.
      I think the "stiffness" argument concerning subsidence is the only disadvantage of SiN which may have any merit. However, thus far I've haven't seen any evidence.

      Can anyone else give me a valid answer to my question?

      Delete
    4. What a dumb charade. Brent Johnston has his share of detractors, but he has the guts to make his rebuttal posts under his own name. You could take a lesson from him, Eric.

      Delete
    5. 9:39 AM. You are soooo nieve and mistaken about the facts. Truly, you get an F. Sorry. Do some simple research on Google. SiN is 3 times MORE rigid than Ti, 20 to 30 times more rigid than bone, and about 50 times more rigid than PEEK. Obviously??? Seriously?? I hope you aren't trying to sell this crap to surgeons. They aren't idiots. Obviously.

      Delete
    6. So nieve about the facts? What facts? I assume you're just referencing rigidity because obviously the facts about bone growth and bacteria are shown in Amedica's studies. OBVIOUSLY. And I did your "Google" research and found nothing that says Titanium is less rigid. "20 to 30 times more rigid than bone, and about 50 times more rigid than peek" where did you find those facts? Please provide a link or I'll know you're just another big mouth.

      I have no idea who Brent Johnston or Eric is so I'm not sure what that's about, please elaborate.

      Delete
    7. Even PEEK can subside so I don't think stiffness is really valid. I would think titanium and silicon nitride have very similar degrees of subsidence.

      Delete
    8. 4:43 "I hope you aren't trying to sell this crap to surgeons. They aren't idiots. Obviously."

      Well there must be hundreds of "idiot" surgeons out there because they're buying it and its working. So you must be smarter than these surgeons right? Or maybe you're just scared of real competition?

      Delete
  71. Will the Sunshine act help "shine some light" on who is being paid to develop, faculty, teach courses etc for the big 3 like DepuySynthes Medtronic Stryker
    will the mapping show that distributor areas carry the most consultants vs the direct representation areas? what will that mean? Do distributors have undue influence on where the consulting fees are spent.

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  72. Yes- however, the manufacturers were given a year to prepare for this. They had the opportunity to let consulting physicians know that their names would be published on websites along with what they were paid for doing, Which is fair. Physicians who didn't want that exposure obviously had time to opt out of those types of agreements.

    Also, remember a few things: 1) The three companies you alluded to (I work for one of them) have been subject to a greater deal of scrutiny than the smaller companies, and have cleaned up their acts over the past few years. 2) Device companies have a legitimate need for the consulting services of physicians, so don't expect consulting agreements to go away on account of this law. 3) Distributors have less influence than you give them credit for, and, in fact, are on the way out the door altogether.

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  74. It might be a good idea to start a blog naming the physicians who have "financial relationships" with the manufacturers. It may also be a good idea to post all the information about the fines and kickback deals. There's nothing more satisfying than exposing a crooked surgeon.

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    1. I'd agree, but what's the point? According to the sweeping generalizations by Bally and the rest of your ilk, isn't everyone in this industry crooked?

      Delete
    2. It might be a good idea to start a blog naming the trolling posters who have "irrational grudges" with the manufacturers. It may also be a good idea to post all the information about the multiple aliases such as Bally, Fat Bastard, El who are the same psychotic person. There's nothing more satisfying than exposing a Looney Tune.

      Delete
    3. AnonymousFebruary 15, 2013 at 6:47 AM blathered,

      I'd agree, but what's the point? According to the sweeping generalizations by Bally and the rest of your ilk, isn't everyone in this industry crooked.
      ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

      If there was a book that only named the ethical players it would be a very thin book and you guys know it.

      This blog is exposing industry wrong doing on a massive scale and what MSM posts about busts and investigations is only the tip of the iceberg.

      Promote this blog!

      Delete
    4. You seem AWFULLY supersensitive to "wrong doing" - to the extent you can't seem to leave it alone - reps, the medical industry, jolly portly folks are all targets of your endless venom.

      The worst sinners are the biggest zealots.

      What "wrong doings" are in YOUR closet, Bally/ El/ Fat Bastard that you fell so guilty about, that you ignore them and try to project thst guilt on others? Hmmm?

      Delete
    5. Just read a report that Bally has been in and out of psych wards her entire life. This explains the irrational behavior. She is on long term dissability and is addicted to pain killers and Xanax. Our tax dollars pay for her to get high and blog All day.

      Hopefully she gets help.

      Delete
    6. I can't wait to be reading that members of your industry will be getting the prison sentences they deserve. As to the in and out there will be a lot of that where some of you guys are going but atleast you won't be making noise whe you fart anymore.

      Once again the hapless reps can't defend the indefensible so they attack the messenger.

      Delete
    7. Bally, I hope you seek help for your addictions and mental conditions. This is exactly why we need to reform our mental health system.

      Delete
    8. Hey Bally- you mispelled "when" - so by your own rules you are an idiot with no credibility right?

      So now the only thing that makes sense according to your own rules is for you
      to stop posting... to do anything else would be... Indefensible.

      Delete
    9. Boom Shakka Lakka high tech screws
      Boom Shakka Lakka patient sues
      Boom Shakka Lakka private equity scam
      Boom Shakka Lakka hear that cell door slam.

      Boom Shakka Lakka rep out of work.
      Boom Shakka Lakka what a jerk.
      Booma Shakka Lakka get a job!
      Spine CEO and steal and rob.

      Boom Shakka Lakka greed is good.
      CEO chillin in the corporate hood.
      Homey G in in a $2G suit.
      Boom Shakka Lakka keepin all the loot.

      Boom Shakka Lakka a surgeon POD
      Boom Shakka Lakka big cash wad
      Boom Shakka Lakka kickback deal
      Boon Shakka Lakka greed with zeal

      Boom Shakka Lakka it's call Qui Tam
      Digruntled employee expose the scam
      Boom Shakka Lakka buy a judge
      Boom Shakka Lakka reps pack fudge

      Fat Bastard bows to the audience with great humility as the crowd goes wild, drops the mic and heads off with his posse of investigative reporters, private investigators and malpractice laywers.



      Delete
    10. SERIOUSLY ?!? THAT'S all you GOT ? LOL !

      First grader I know does better than THAT !!

      Tip: don't quit your day job.... oh wait, that's right, you don't HAVE ONE !

      Must be from being confused all the time whether you are ball-less, or fatty b, or el.
      Must be tough to keep it all straight in your disease-riddled brain.

      Oh by the way you made more misspellings - better watch out! Those damn eyes are watching you again!

      Delete
    11. Bally has a serious mental condition and needs help. She was on medication and it was helping but she stopped and is taking a cocktail of pain killers and Xanax. Bally please check yourself back into the hospital so you can get better. I fear based on all the blogging your condition has become more severe.

      Delete
    12. Once again the the hapless reps can only trash the messenger in the most sophomoric way. They cry troll but they know I am not a troll. If I were a troll they have certainly demonstratd that they lack self-control but then again they are not broght enough to do anything but sell titanium screws and whine about Obama. They say nothing positive about their industry because there is nothing positive to say about it.

      Let's take a salesmen. They have something to brag about and the automotive engineer have something to crow about but you guys have nothing. As sleazy as a car salemen can be with the financing scams at least he sells something good and most customers are satisfied and nobody gets hurt. Most of what you guys sell is junk designed by third rate engineers and tested by bribe takers and you sell it. How pathetic!

      Delete
    13. Once again the the hapless troll can only trash the industry and its workers in the most sophomoric way. You endlessly troll, but then, you know you are a troll. That is the definition of mentally ill.

      You are NOT a "messenger" - you are just a lowly troll, and you are an unskilled troll at that. Google the difference- it may be an awakening for you.

      Delete
    14. The whole world is not out to get you Bally. Get off the drugs and seek help for your mental condition.

      Delete
    15. Well, that's not exactly correct...

      The whole world IS out to GET YOU BALLY ! Keep looking over your shoulder!
      Those shadows behind you are reps and the medical industry types!
      Listen to those voices! JUMP !

      Delete
    16. Wow bally/ el/ fat bastard, you are losing it, you might as well quit - your misspellings are piling up, and we all know what that means- by your own standards you are not worthy.

      "they have certainly demonstratd that ... they are not broght enough"...

      Gosh it must suck to realize you are not "broght enough" too... Hey that seems to undermine any misguided thought that you are superior... Must suck to be you, and realize you are just as bad, if not worse that those you criticize...

      Looks like your dad was right.... You are worthless...now do the right thing.
      Nothing worse than a hypocrite....

      Delete
    17. I blame TSB. He has lost control. Any good parent knows when you bring a baby into this world it is your responsibility to raise them right. Otherwise you get Bally or El Douche.
      Time for a new blog site.

      Delete
    18. Once again the reps can say nothing positive about the spine industry. They have nothing to crow about. Outcomes are worse than they were 50 years ago but that's the point. Bad medicine is the most lucrative. How do you CONS sleep at night? Ans.... Lunnesta and copious amounts of alcohol.

      Keep blaming the messengers.

      If you don't like TSB's blog then start your own blog and tell everyone how wonderful your industry it.

      Delete
    19. You are wrong, the message is corrupt, you are not a messenger.

      What are you?
      Brazil,... Pea,... Hazel,...Filbert,... Cashew,...Bally....


      ...all:...



      just NUTS !

      Delete
    20. Once again the troll can say nothing positive about the spine industry. They bitch about everything. Outcomes are better than they were 50 years ago but that's the point. Good medicine is the most lucrative. How do you trolls sleep at night? Ans.... you don't... loonies rarely do. Go take your meds.

      Delete
    21. Outcomes are worse than 50 years ago? I am sure my daughter treated by Lenke would beg to differ. You're full of shit and present no facts. Support your statement with data or stfu!

      Delete
    22. Bally was committed for addiction and mental issues but was released after 48 hours. This shows how messed up our mental healthcare system is. Please get help Bally!

      Delete
    23. Facts Bally. Where are your substantiated peer reviewed facts? Tell me deformity was better off 50 years ago! Tell me a brace is the better choice.

      Delete
  75. Bacterin got letter from OIG, they just announced today. Alleged improper payments to spine surgeons. Its on their web site today as an 8K. Just thought I would throw some useful, factual info into the idiot blender.

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    1. I'm shocked is has taken this long. There has to be some reason for a surgeon to use their crap

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    2. Bacterin also received two warning letters from the FDA on the processing of their DMB.

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  76. SI Joint Fusion and T Code? BCBS Denial Policy?

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  77. I think Amedica's coming around.

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  78. J Skinner Rocks!!!

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  79. Amedica is now doing business with a company called BioDlogics who are the most corrupt and patent infringement Amniotic tissue company out there. This guy Tim Brahm says he invented this and that ...he is a liar and a piece of shit. Amedica is going to wish they never signed theses douche bags up.

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    1. Doubtful, amniotic membrane is the future of regenerative medicine no matter who the manufacturer.

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  80. 5:20 - wow, what a current update. Any news on how the Titanic's voyage is going?

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