OIC Launches High-Value External Fixation System

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (October 13, 2017) – The Orthopaedic Implant Company (“OIC”) launched today the OIC External Fixation System from the Meeting Hall in the Vancouver Convention Center, at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association. “External fixators are one of the most expensive devices in use today. Furthermore, they provide provisional fixation […]

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To Bundle Or Not To Bundle….

Earlier this month, CMS announced it would be cutting the number of participants in its Comprehensive Joint Replacement bundle payment program and cancelling cardiac and hip fracture episodes of care that were slated to begin in January.  It seems so counter-intuitive.  After all, the purpose of these programs is to drive alignment between facility and […]

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Implant Choice In China

  You don’t have to look at the calendar to know it’s July 4th weekend. From blow-out sales at auto dealerships to a deal hotter than your grill on a laptop or TV, it’s pretty clear we are breaking out the party hats for the birthday of our nation. Typically, people complain about the commercialization […]

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A Tale Of Two Cities

       For those of you who did not make it to the AAOS’ annual meeting in San Diego last week, you missed something pretty remarkable. “Tale of Two Cities” seems like the perfect title to describe the story that presented itself in San Diego this year.       If you browse the program, […]

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OIC Launches Intramedullary Tibial Nail

January 24, 2017 (RENO, NV) – The Orthopaedic Implant Company (OIC), a medical device company that specializes in high-value orthopaedic implants, announced the launch of its Tibial Intramedullary Nailing System today. The OIC Tibial Nail System is designed to stabilize fractures of the tibia. Strategically placed proximal and distal screw holes accommodate varying fracture patterns […]

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SHFFT To The Future

Last month, CMS announced that the SHFFT (Surgical Hip/Femur Fracture Treatment) program  will be mandatory for facilities and surgeons participating in CJR.  The fundamentals of striving for excellence in care and value in CJR are intact, it’s just applying the model to another indication.  Just like total joints, participating providers and facilities will be reimbursed […]

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JOT Study – OIC Implants Found To Be Clinically Equivalent While Delivering High Value

December 1, 2016 (Reno, NV) – The Orthopaedic Implant Company (OIC), a medical device company that specializes in high-value orthopaedic implants, announced today the publication of an independent study examining the clinical and economic impact high-value orthopaedic implants have on the market. “The Clinical and Economic Impact of Generic Locking Plate Utilization at a Level […]

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A gesture to be thankful for

Last month, the Orthopaedic Trauma Association held its annual meeting in San Diego, which OIC was proud to help sponsor. Given the spirit of this blog entry, it’s easy for the team here to be thankful it was our best meeting; that surgeon interest in the pursuit of better value in healthcare is higher than […]

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The Orthopaedic Implant Company Launches Intramedullary Femur Nail System

August 9, 2016 (RENO, NV) – The Orthopaedic Implant Company (OIC) announced the launch of its Antegrade/Retrograde Intramedullary Femur Nail (ARFN) System today. The OIC ARFN Nail System is designed to treat femoral midshaft and distal fractures, providing for both retrograde and antegrade approaches in one implant design. The nail is available in diameters of […]

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What’s Your Copay On An Oil Change?

  Insurance is a great thing. For virtually everything we own, there’s a policy available to protect its value or functionality. Be it your house, your car, or your health, it feels good knowing you have it. While your deductible might be something you wish you gave more thought to at the time of needing […]

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