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Position Statement

A position statement from The CORE Institute regarding relationships with medical device companies

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

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

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

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

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

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

Physician Company Name Website
The CORE Institute Safe Independence, LLC www.securetracks.com
The CORE Institute Stryker Performance www.stryker.com
Joshua Abrams, DO DePuy Synthes Spine, Division of DePuy Orthopaedics www.depuysynthes.com
Damon Adamany, MD Stryker Performance www.stryker.com
Ali Araghi, DO Alphatec Spine www.alphatecspine.com
Ali Araghi, DO Anulex www.anulex.com
Ali Araghi, DO Pioneer Surgical www.pioneersurgical.com
Ali Araghi, DO Replication Medical www.replicationmedical.com
Ali Araghi, DO Transcorp Spine www.transcorpspine.com
Ali Araghi, DO Trinity Orthopedics www.trinity-ortho.com
Ali Araghi, DO Vertebral Technologies, Inc. www.vti-spine.com
Ali Araghi, DO Zyga Technology, Inc. www.zyga.com
Ali Araghi, DO Cold Plasma Medical Technologies, Inc. www.harmoniccoldplasma.com
Ali Araghi, DO EDGE Orthopaedics, LLC www.edgeorthopaedics.com
Arash Araghi, DO Arthrex, Inc. www.arthrex.com
Arash Araghi, DO Smith & Nephew www.smith-nephew.com/us
Arash Araghi, DO Cold Plasma Medical Technologies, Inc. www.harmoniccoldplasma.com
Arash Araghi, DO EDGE Orthopaedics, LLC www.edgeorthopaedics.com
Sean Bak, MD Cold Plasma Medical Technologies, Inc. www.harmoniccoldplasma.com
Sean Bak, MD EDGE Orthopaedics, LLC www.edgeorthopaedics.com
David Ben-Aviv, MD Cold Plasma Medical Technologies, Inc. www.harmoniccoldplasma.com
David Ben-Aviv, MD EDGE Orthopaedics, LLC www.edgeorthopaedics.com
John Brown, MD Exactech, Inc. www.exac.com
John Brown, MD Arthrex, Inc. www.arthrex.com
David J. Jacofsky Premier Purchasing Partners, LP www.premierinc.com
David J. Jacofsky, MD Stryker Orthopaedics www.stryker.com
David J. Jacofsky, MD Stryker Performance www.stryker.com
David J. Jacofsky, MD Smith & Nephew www.smith-nephew.com/us
David J. Jacofsky, MD Safe Independence, LLC www.securetracks.com
David Jacofsky, MD Cold Plasma Medical Technologies, Inc. www.harmoniccoldplasma.com
David Jacofsky, MD EDGE Orthopaedics, LLC www.edgeorthopaedics.com
Sarah Kocisky, PA-C Cold Plasma Medical Technologies, Inc. www.harmoniccoldplasma.com
Sarah Kocisky, PA-C EDGE Orthopaedics, LLC www.edgeorthopaedics.com
Jeffrey McAlister, DPM Dallen Medical, Inc. www.dallenmedical.com
David Markel, MD Cold Plasma Medical Technologies, Inc. www.harmoniccoldplasma.com
David Markel, MD EDGE Orthopaedics, LLC www.edgeorthopaedics.com
Steve Myerthall, MD Cold Plasma Medical Technologies, Inc. www.harmoniccoldplasma.com
Steve Myerthall, MD EDGE Orthopaedics, LLC www.edgeorthopaedics.com
Steven L. Myerthall, MD Stryker Navigation www.stryker.com
Steven L. Myerthall, MD Stryker Orthopaedics www.stryker.com
Jason Scalise, MD Cold Plasma Medical Technologies, Inc. www.harmoniccoldplasma.com
Jason Scalise, MD EDGE Orthopaedics, LLC www.edgeorthopaedics.com
Jason Scalise, MD LIMACORPORATE S.p.A

www.lima.it

Jason Scalise, MD Stryker Performance

www.stryker.com

Ryan Scott, DPM Amniox Medical, Inc. www.amnioxmedical.com
Scott W. Siverhus, MD, MS Stryker Orthopaedics www.stryker.com
Bryan Wall, MD Cold Plasma Medical Technologies, Inc. www.harmoniccoldplasma.com
Bryan Wall, MD EDGE Orthopaedics, LLC www.edgeorthopaedics.com
Bryan Wall, MD Stryker Performance www.stryker.com
Matthew Weichbrodt, DO Cold Plasma Medical Technologies, Inc. www.harmoniccoldplasma.com
Matthew Weichbrodt, DO EDGE Orthopaedics, LLC www.edgeorthopaedics.com

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

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

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