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In Motion at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Meeting

I often say that the human body is meant to be in motion.

This week, the amazing technologies that make that possible, and the dedicated men and women who apply those technologies in orthopaedic surgery, were out in force at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). DePuy Synthes was proud to be there as the world’s largest and most comprehensive orthopaedics company.

Three essential components work to keep bodies in motion: innovative solutions, dedicated surgeons, and supportive healthcare systems. Our DePuy Synthes Value Proposition recognizes the importance of each of them.

We brought INNOVATION to the AAOS meeting in the form of new products like TFN Advanced™ Femoral Nailing System, an advanced surgical nail system that helps patients who have fractured their hips. But we know it takes innovation beyond products, too. For example, we introduced surgeons toCareSense, an application that can help track patients’ progress throughout the orthopaedic treatment cycle. Every day, we bring innovation to hospital systems as we work to address the needs of surgeons as well as the cost and outcomes goals of healthcare networks.

This is the largest global meeting of orthopaedic surgeons each year – thousands and thousands of surgeons, many from outside the United States, come to participate in education and networking, and to see the new advances the orthopaedic industry is developing. Everyone there, whether they are clinicians or industry representatives, recognizes that as populations worldwide live longer, the demand for orthopaedic innovation will only increase. We can’t wait to share some of the advances we’re working on. At the same time, we all know that healthcare costs are rising, and the increasing demand for care will only put more pressure on global economies. So we all have a role to play in helping more people get access to the care they need in the most affordable way possible. We know it will take total solutions – solutions that add value – and that’s what we are focused on delivering.

As the global orthopaedics business of Johnson & Johnson, we’re proud to do our part – for healthcare systems, the surgeons who use our products, and, most importantly, for the patients who want to stay in motion.