Elite Orthopedics Technology Consultant Eddie Kampelman demonstrates to a Registered Nurse First Assistant how the Arthrex® ACL TightRope® fixation system works in Elite Orthopedics’ new laboratory. Growth of the agency necessitated that Elite Orthopedics move from rented space in Maplewood, Mo., to a 20,000-square-foot building in Chesterfield, Mo.

Elite Orthopedics Technology Consultant Eddie Kampelman demonstrates to a Registered Nurse First Assistant how the Arthrex® ACL TightRope® fixation system works in Elite Orthopedics’ new laboratory. Growth of the agency necessitated that Elite Orthopedics move from rented space in Maplewood, Mo., to a 20,000-square-foot building in Chesterfield, Mo.

Elite Orthopedics has moved into a new, 20,000-square-foot space in Chesterfield, Mo., to accommodate the growth the agency has seen since it was founded in 2015.

“We were simply out of space,” said Agency Principal John Purcell. “We were leasing a 6,500-square-foot space and we needed at least 12,000-square-feet. We found a 20,000-square-foot building, which will accommodate another tenant for now and will allow us to expand in the future.”

The new facility expands Elite Orthopedics’ classroom space, enabling them to educate up to 70 health care professionals, and gives them a 12-station cadaver lab. It also expands the agency’s warehouse space, enabling them to increase their inventory to better service customers in times of need.

“It’s been amazing. The team grew so fast. We had 30 people working for us in 2015 and now we’re at 57. This new space allows us to have larger courses and larger team meetings."

Elite Orthopedics didn’t only expand its operations, they expanded their events, including adding a weeknight Synergy MSK™ wireless ultrasound event for health care professionals.

  Bob Sciortino, MD, (Chesterfield, MO) demonstrates ultrasound-guided injection with the Synergy MSK ultrasound during one of Elite Orthopedics classes in their new facility

Bob Sciortino, MD, (Chesterfield, MO) demonstrates ultrasound-guided injection with the Synergy MSK ultrasound during one of Elite Orthopedics classes in their new facility

“We created one and it filled up so fast – we immediately booked four more,” Purcell said. “Health care professionals have been interested in the wireless ultrasound and how it might work for them, and they like the convenience of being able to attend a course at the end of the workday. It’s been very effective.”

The three-hour classes allow Elite Orthopedics to show the surgeons the benefits and portability of the MSK wireless ultrasound while giving them the opportunity to use the product to ultrasound and for needle-guided injections.

“Once they get it in their hands and they see how easy it is to use and the quality of images it produces, they want it,” he said of his customers.

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Story published via eConnect North America February 2018.