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The Ten Best Sports Medicine Technologies for 2018

The ten winning companies with the BEST new sports medicine technologies for 2018 are: Arthrex, Carestream Health, Include Health Inc., iTrace Biomedical Inc., KATOR LLC, MTF Biologics in conjunction with Missouri Orthopedic Institute & ConMed, PolyPhysics, Inc., Quadrant Biosciences, Stryker. Stryker had two winning technologies.

Rewarding Innovation and Perspiration

This annual award rewards inventors, engineering teams, physicians and their companies who’ve created the most innovative, enduring and practical products in 2018 to treat injured athletes in ANY activity—whether sports, industry, military or healthcare. To win the Orthopedics This Week Best New Technology Award for sports medicine care, a new technology must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be creative and innovative.
  2. Have long term significance to the problem of treating the injured athlete. Does this technology have staying power?
  3. Solve a clinical problem. To what extent does this technology solve a current clinical problem or problem that is inadequately solved today?
  4. Does it have the potential to improve standard of care?
  5. Is it cost effective?
  6. I would use it.

Here, then are the ten best new sports medicine technologies for 2018…

Right to left: CEO Richard Uhlig, David MacLean, Chrys Chrysanthou
Right to left: CEO Richard Uhlig, David MacLean, Chrys Chrysanthou

Quadrant BioScience has developed a way to monitor brain health after a concussion through functional assessment!

The system, called ClearEdge Brain Health Toolkit, was developed in cooperation with researchers and clinicians at SUNY Upstate Medical.

The toolkit is a collection of FDA-cleared and listed functional assessment tools to track subtle changes in cognitive function, balance and patient symptoms that can occur over time after a concussion. Similar to heart and kidney function tests, the ClearEdge Brain Health Toolkit uses functional markers to monitor brain health long term and help determine the effectiveness of different therapies.

Quadrant Biosciences has partnered with the Hall of Fame (HOF) Players Foundation to monitor the brain health of retired National Football League athletes using the toolkit. As part of continued concussion research, the company is also collecting saliva samples to monitor for epigenetic biomarkers.

Testing began in April 2018 with new participants being added in August.

Quadrant Biosciences Inc.

Read the full article by Tracey Romero here: https://ryortho.com/2018/07/the-ten-best-sports-medicine-technologies-for-2018/

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