AAOS 2022: Can Enabling Technologies, Launch Excellence, and Luck Offset Global Disruptions?

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At AAOS, companies detailed the real impact of pandemic and geopolitical disruptions as they exhibited digital innovations that are waking up staid subsectors and prompting bets on new commercial models.

The orthopedics industry is driving hard to move beyond the pandemic and grab opportunities stemming from explosive advances in enabling technologies, a sentiment that was on display at this year’s American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)annual meeting. At the conference, held in late March in Chicago, attendance—and mood—seemed up from 2021’s annual meeting in San Diego. Exhibitors embraced themes around digital technologies, artificial intelligence, and microsensors, which appear poised to revitalize an industry that by current standards is technologically mature.


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