It annoys me that in the CC they get into all these fine details on sales, and just about nothing on the significant amount of costs they declare are non-recurring and are taken out of adjusted earnings. Incidentally, normally inventory step-up would pertain to acquired inventory, and I wouldn't think it had to do with non-recurring costs. Any comments?
I would think if any break through technology makes it to market, companies like Zimmer would buy them. They have the experience and sales channel to drive utilization. I don't think anything is close, but some 3d printing technologies could have a promising future.