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John Purcell, President

Since 2015, our quickly growing team of more than 65 sales and technology consultants has served the surgeons throughout Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois. We are exceptionally proud to represent Arthrex, the world’s leader in medical education and innovation in orthopedics.

John Purcell, CEO Elite Orthopedics LLC

Elite Ortho Advantage

In the demanding, fast-pace environment of our industry, it is especially satisfying to feel you are making a difference.  While hard work is rewarded, nothing is more fulfilling than being an integral part of excellent patient care. Through unmatched medical education, and industry leading new product development, no Arthrex agency is more passionate about their mission: Helping surgeons treat their patients better.  It is the “why” in everything we do at Elite Orthopedics.

Our History

Elite Orthopedics is an Agency exclusively representing Arthrex, a global medical device company started in 1981 by Reinhold Schmieding.  What began as a company with a focus on an emerging procedure has since pioneered the field of Arthroscopy.  Arthrex has developed more than 10,000 innovative products and surgical procedures to advance minimally invasive orthopedics worldwide.  We have Surgical Skills Training Centers located in Naples, FL; Scottsdale, AZ; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Irvine, CA; and Vail, CO.  Our local lab in Maplewood, MO helped Elite win the 2016 Arthrex Medical Education Award.


About Arthrex

Arthrex remains a privately held company headquartered in Naples, Florida.  It was ranked in 2017 for a third straight year as one of the Top 100 Companies to work for by Fortune Magazine.  We are proud to make more than 90% of our products in America, create high-tech jobs for Americans, generate new tax revenue for our country and help reduce our foreign trade deficit with American-made products exported around the world.

The Elite Ortho team receiving the first Arthrex Medical Education Award.

The Elite Ortho team receiving the first Arthrex Medical Education Award.