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Considerations for Your Minimally Invasive Device - OMTEC 2018

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What does minimally invasive surgery mean to you? What do you consider when designing an MIS device? Who are you designing the devices for? Patrick Sweeney, M.D., surgeon entrepreneur, imparts his take on product needs for MIS, and the future of MIS in orthopaedics.

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Considerations for Your Minimally Invasive Device - OMTEC 2018

  1. 1. Considerations for Your Minimally Invasive Device PATRICK SWEENEY MD
  2. 2. MIS  What does MIS mean to you?  What do you consider when designing an MIS device?  Who are you designing the devices for?
  3. 3. Key Focus Areas
  4. 4. Economics in Value Based System  Design versatility  Can it be intelligent or deliver medication?  Radiopacity, MRI compatible, Image guided, Absorbable?  Single-Use sterile vs designed to clean and sterilize easily by BUSY staff  Manufacturing and Shipping economies start with Design  What goes in may come out!  What happens when the patient gets old?
  5. 5. Functionality - Design vs Function  Will your devices be used solely as they were intended to?  Primary/Secondary uses  Surgeons/Support staff  Valuable resource?  Problem?
  6. 6. Durability / User Friendliness  Are you designing for the Best Case Scenario?  Don’t assume every surgeon is on top of their game  Few patients are the ideal age, height and weight  Every surgical staff member is not bright eyed, bushy-tailed and happy to help!  KISS and design for the worst case scenario
  7. 7. Wrap Up  Economics  Consider expanded value, manufacture, and distribution costs  Functionality  Serve the Higher Purpose!  Durability  Design for the bad customer and worst case

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