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Medacta USA and OREF Launch 2020 Medacta Challenge Giving Campaign


Medacta USA, a subsidiary of the Medacta Group, specializing in the design and production of innovative joint replacement and spine surgery products, and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF), today announced the launch of the 2020 Medacta Challenge campaign. 

The program, now in its fifth full year, encourages residents and fellows to engage in charitable giving at an early stage in their careers and prioritizes OREF as a beneficiary of their philanthropy. Medacta remains committed to the advancement of surgeon education on a global basis and will continue its practice of matching gifts from residents and fellows, as well as gifts made on their behalf, on a one-to-one basis.

To date, Medacta USA has helped raise more than $500,000 in support for OREF research through the Medacta Challenge, direct funding for OREF research, and personal contributions from Medacta USA leadership. Residents and fellows interested in participating in the Medacta Challenge can visit http://www.oref.org/residents for more information.

Commenting on the longevity of the partnership between Medacta and OREF, Medacta USA president, Eric Dremel, noted that, “one of Medacta’s core values is medical education. Our founder, Alberto Siccardi, believes there is an opportunity in the marketplace to help prevent complications and improve the patient experience through enhanced education. A lot of those efforts, not surprisingly, are directed toward residents and fellows. The concept of matching their gifts to OREF through the Medacta Challenge aligned very well with that core value and it remains an important part of Medacta’s philanthropic activities.”

All gifts made to OREF through the Medacta Challenge help OREF achieve its mission of providing funding and research-related education programs for residents as well as early stage and more experienced investigators in the orthopaedic field. “The partnership with Medacta has been an extraordinary one for OREF, and we are grateful not only for their continued financial support, which has been tremendous, but perhaps more importantly, for Medacta’s commitment to OREF and the blueprint it has provided to other industry partners who understand the value of research and the benefit of partnering with OREF,” said Richard F. Kyle, MD, OREF president. 

About Medacta USA

Medacta USA is a subsidiary of the Medacta Group, which specializes in the design and production of innovative orthopaedic products and the development of accompanying surgical techniques for joint replacement, spine surgery, and sports medicine. Established in 1999 in Switzerland, Medacta’s products and surgical techniques are characterized by innovation. Medacta is a pioneer in developing new offerings on the basis of minimally invasive surgical techniques, in particular its Anterior Minimally Invasive Surgery (AMIS) technique for hip replacements. Medacta is headquartered in Castel San Pietro, Switzerland, and operates in over 40 countries. To learn more about Medacta, please visit http://www.medacta.com or follow @Medacta on Twitter.

About the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization committed to improving lives by supporting excellence in orthopaedic research. OREF is dedicated to being the leader in supporting research that improves function, eliminates pain, and restores mobility, and is the premier orthopaedic organization funding research across all subspecialties. A list of research and funding priorities is available at http://www.oref.org/grants or by following @oreftoday on Twitter. 

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Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President and CEO of Ortho Spine Partners and sits on several company and industry related Boards. He also is the Creator and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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