Orthopedic Research \| Position Statement \| The CORE Institute, Arizona
Position Statement

Orthopedic Research & Education

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
Ali Araghi, DO Bacterin www.bacterin.com
Ali Araghi, DO Bonovo www.bonovo-ortho.com
Ali Araghi, DO ISOI N/A
Ali Araghi, DO Globus Medical www.globusmedical.com
Ali Araghi, DO PDP N/A
Ali Araghi, DO Plasmology4, Inc. www.plasmology4.com
Ali Araghi, DO Vertiflex Inc www.vertiflexspine.com
Ali Araghi, DO VTI N/A
Ali Araghi, DO Zyga Technology, Inc. www.zyga.com
Amalia De Comas, MD Plasmology4, Inc. www.plasmology4.com
Arash Araghi, DO Arthrex, Inc. www.arthrex.com
Arash Araghi, DO Plasmology4, Inc. www.plasmology4.com
Arash Araghi, DO Wright Medical Group N.V. www.wright.com
Bryan Wall, MD Plasmology4, Inc. www.plasmology4.com
Bryan Wall, MD Skineez www.myskineez.com
Bryan Wall, MD Stryker Orthopaedics www.stryker.com
Clifford Jones, MD Stryker Orthopaedics www.stryker.com
Damon Adamany, MD Arthrex, Inc. www.arthrex.com
Damon Adamany, MD Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. www.endo.com
Damon Adamany, MD Lipogems International S.p.A www.lipogems.eu
David Ben-Aviv, MD Plasmology4, Inc. www.plasmology4.com
David Jackson, MD Titan Spine www.titanspine.com
David Jackson, MD Innovative Surgical Design no website
David Jackson, MD RTI Surgical www.rtix.cm
David Jackson, MD Globus Medical www.globusmedical.com
David Jackson, MD NuVasive, Inc. www.nuvasive.com
David J. Jacofsky, MD Stryker Orthopaedics www.stryker.com
David J. Jacofsky, MD Safe Independence, LLC www.securetracks.com
David J. Jacofsky, MD Plasmology4, Inc. www.plasmology4.com
David Markel, MD Stryker Orthopaedics www.stryker.com
David Markel, MD Plasmology4, Inc. www.plasmology4.com
David Markel, MD Halyard Sales LLC www.halyardhealth.com
David Markel, MD OREF www.oref.org
Jason Scalise, MD Plasmology4, Inc. www.plasmology4.com
Jason Scalise, MD LIMACORPORATE S.p.A www.lima.it
Jason Scalise, MD Stryker Orthopaedics www.stryker.com
Jason Scalise, MD Wright Medical Group N.V www.wright.com
Jeffrey Holmes, DPM Flower Orthopedics www.flowerortho.com
Jefferey Michaelson, MD Parcus Medical, LLC www.parcusmedical.com
Jefferey Michaelson, MD Zimmer Biomet www.zimmerbiomet.com
Jefferey Michaelson, MD Zuko Industries N/A
Jefferey Michaelson, MD Johnson & Johnson www.jnj.com
Jessica Hepburn, PA-C Medtronic www.medtronic.com
John Brown, MD Arthrex, Inc. www.arthrex.com
John Brown, MD Applied Biologics, LLC www.appliedbiologics.com
John Brown, MD Wright Medical Group N.V. www.wright.com
John Brown, MD MSK Advantage www.mskadvantage.com
Kalynn Korby, PA-C Molnlycke Health Care US www.molnlycke.us
Mark Campbell, MD Arthrex, Inc. www.arthrex.com
Mark Campbell, MD Stryker Orthopaedics www.stryker.com
Matthew Weichbrodt, DO Plasmology4, Inc. www.plasmology4.com
Melissa Galli, DPM Arthrex, Inc. www.arthrex.com
Melissa Galli, DPM Cartiva, Inc. www.cartiva.net
Melissa Galli, DPM Stryker Orthopaedics www.stryker.com
Michael Amini, MD Applied Biologics www.appliedbiologics.com
Michael Amini, MD Stryker Orthopaedics www.stryker.com
Neloofar Dehghan, MD Acumed www.acumed.net
Neloofar Dehghan, MD ITS www.its-implant.com
Neloofar Dehghan, MD Stryker Orthopaedics www.stryker.com
Neloofar Dehghan, MD Zimmer Biomet www.zimmerbiomet.com
Nicholas Wischmeier, MD Arthrex, Inc. www.arthrex.com
Norman Chutkan Globus Medical www.globusmedical.com
Paramjit Singh, MD Peerwell Inc www.peerwell.co
Paramjit Singh, MD Onsite Medical Service www.onsitemedicalservice.com
Ryan Scott, DPM Artelon www.artelon.com
Ryan Scott, DPM Parcus Medical, LLC www.parcusmedical.com
Ryan Scott, DPM Medline www.medline.com
Ryan Scott, DPM Amniox Medical, Inc. www.amnioxmedical.com
Ryan Scott, DPM Wright Medical Technology, Inc. www.wmt.com
Ryan Scott, DPM Plasmology4, Inc. www.plasmology4.com
Sarah Muller, PA-C Plasmology4, Inc. www.plasmology4.com
Scott Edwards, MD Mylad Orthopedic Solutions, LLC no website
Scott Edwards, MD Medartis www.medartis.com
Scott Siverhus, MD DJO Global www.djoglobal.com
Scott Siverhus, MD Stryker Orthopaedics www.stryker.com
Steven L. Myerthall, MD Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy www.foothillsrehab.com
Steven L. Myerthall, MD Plasmology4, Inc. www.plasmology4.com
Steven L. Myerthall, MD Stryker Orthopaedics www.stryker.com
Steven L. Myerthall, MD Molnlycke Health Care US www.molnlycke.us
Summer Thompson Valley Pain Consultants www.valleypain.org
Tracy Watson, MD Advanced Ortho Solutions www.aosortho.com
Tracy Watson, MD Bioventus www.bioventusglobal.com
Tracy Watson, MD Nuvasive www.nuvasive.com
Tracy Watson, MD Smith and Nephew www.smith-nephew.com
The CORE Institute Safe Independence, LLC www.securetracks.com
The CORE Institute Stryker Orthopaedics www.stryker.com
Tony Nguyen, MD Arthrex, Inc. www.arthrex.com
Victor Nwosu Integra www.integralife.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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