Over the last 5 or 10 days at least. Rarely closing at the low of the day.
In further observation, who in their right mind who is totally convinced this stock is going to 15-17 and is very arrogant about expressing this point 10 times per day would have sold ANY in the 12's? Sounds psychotic to me.
With all do respect, which is basically zero, your record is not accessible. All there is are your long winded rants on an anonymous public message board. You could be an institutionalized mental patient for all anyone can really verify.
Prove it DipSchit. With a mouth as big as yours, most of your money would have to go for lip balm and ear, nose, and throat doctors.
Once again get it through your massively thick skull that this company isn't going for 15 to 17. At least if the board and management has anything to say about it.
65% institutional ownership is a wildcard but my belief is many of those institutional buyers didn't invest in this for 15 to 17 and many bought higher than that.
Piper jaffries, who have more combined knowledge than you could ever dream of, has a 23 price target and the recent 52 week high is 26. So get real with your deluded lowball figures ya putz!!
Exactly. That is why there are so many famous billionaire traders out there like Buffet, Gramn, Einhorn, Ackman, Icahn, Leob, Tepper and so on and so on.
Oh wait a minute, never mind.
Guess who? I almost fell out of my chair laughing.
I will go with Piper Jafferies estimates over yours. Although it might sound ridiculous to you that anyone would have more trust in their research than yours. LOL!
The finish line is not 15 to 17.. It is closer to it's recent 52 week high. Any offer under that is likely to be rejected. Of course with 65% institutional ownership that is not absolutely certain.
I'm with the Norsemanwam on this one. One of my favorite things to do is to invest large piles of scratch into companies where I have no faith in the CEO. That way I get to stay occupied repetitiously regurgitating my dislike for the CEO all day long, at the expense of eating, showering, and meaningful human contact, then the next thing you know the whole day has gone by.
The American society for the computer navigational challenged recommends being gentle but firm when dealing with such issues. And you passed in this regard. Thank you.
Of course the last time Piper released these data points was before two strong upgrades so that certainly has an affect for those doing 10 minutes of quick DD
That is what I was just thinking. I didn't think that "news" was anything new.
Something tells me you DIDN'T read the entire post. Just a hunch. Norsessistic, that's a good one:-)
I am telling you for a fact. If you put this guy on ignore you are a fool. Every time you think you have heard it all, you laugh even harder than you did before.
After opening the knee with a six-inch incision, Crenshaw and his surgical team, including his physician assistant Angela Koby, placed 32 tiny pins with sensors onto the bone surfaces while Rob Greene stood nearby, watching a computer screen and advising Crenshaw. Helping to operate the robot and monitor the computer during all MAKOplasties is part of Greene's job as territorial sales manager for MAKO.
Crenshaw and his surgical team resembled creatures out of a low-budget science fiction movie in their flowing blue robes and bulky helmets of blue cloth, with plastic visors over their masked faces. The helmets, called isolation helmets, are worn by the members of the team who work directly over and around the patient. They help maximize a sterile environment, Crenshaw said. The rest of the eight-person surgical team, including Greene, anesthesiologist Steve Lee, and nurses Jan Requarth and Bridget LaRose, were dressed in traditional scrubs, including masks and hairnets, but not the flowing robes and futuristic-looking helmets.
When the sensors were in place, Crenshaw studied the computer screen nearest to him. "We look at the computer models to decide what implants will balance the knee," he said.
Once Greene moved the robot into position, images of the bone surfaces appeared on the computer screens, with the areas where bone needed to be removed highlighted in green.
As Crenshaw began moving the robotic arm over the surfaces of the femur and the tibia, sanding bone away, smoke was pulled upward by the ventilation system and the distinctive odor of burning bone filled the room. Where Crenshaw moved the arm over the bone surfaces, the green image of the bone on the computer screen would gradually turn white, showing that the right amount of bone had been removed. Watching the computer screen was like watching a video game.
Sometimes the robot would refuse to move. It is programmed to offer resistance if the surgeon attempts to remove too much bone.
"You can move it to a point and that's it," said LaRose, who was given a chance to test the robotic arm during training. "It takes the human error out."
But not everything in the surgical suite was high tech. Laid out around scrub tech Yolanda Swinton was a set of medical instruments that might have been mistaken for an auto mechanic's tool set. When the time come to insert stainless steel and titanium implants and a polyethylene joint between them, Crenshaw briefly used what looked like a hammer and a chisel.
Finally satisfied that he had the implants and joint properly positioned, Crenshaw manipulated the knee to test it. After flushing the new joint with warm saline solution, he closed it the old-fashioned way, with needle and thread.
Hastings and his new knee were wheeled off to recovery.
Credit Street Smart from investor village board- once again searched this board with search term "baptist medical center" and got no hits
For most of his life, 56-year-old Kevin Hastings took his left knee for granted, even running 29 consecutive Gate River Runs on it.
But in 2009, the knee started bothering him.
"It's gone south pretty quick," Hastings said in late March. "I can't run anymore and I limp when I walk. Some days it hurts pretty bad."
And so Tuesday morning, orthopedic surgeon Steven Crenshaw and a Baptist Medical Center Downtown surgical team performed surgery on Hastings' troublesome knee.
The particular surgery they performed, a partial knee replacement, involved a technologically innovative technique, a minimally invasive, robot-assisted surgery called a MAKOplasty (the robotic device Crenshaw used is manufactured by MAKO Surgical Corp.). The procedure has been available at Baptist since mid-March.
"There was a lot of wear on that knee," Crenshaw said. "He'd had every treatment he could have and he wants to have an active life."
Hastings had a mild amount of arthritis in his knee and had lost enough cartilage that his knee had become basically "bone on bone," Crenshaw said.
The goal of the surgery was to remove bad bone, including bone spurs that had formed, and create surfaces for two customized implants, one titanium, one stainless steel, separated by a polyethylene bearing. A partial knee replacement involves a much smaller incision than a full knee replacement, which requires a 10- to 14-inch incision. Less tissue and bone are removed during partial knee replacement, the implants are smaller and the recovery time is considerably shorter, Crenshaw said.
Meanwhile the computer-controlled robot guaranteed that the surgical removal of damaged bone would be "far more precise" than it has been in the past, Crenshaw said.
The two-hour procedure began with computer mapping of surfaces of the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone) where they come together to form the knee. The mapping process makes the surgery slightly more time-consuming than traditional surgery, Crenshaw said. But it helps guarantee increased precision when removing bone.
more oldies but goodies from investor villiage-credit Street Sense. I did a search on this board and couldn't find this-
SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake Regional Medical Center is the first hospital in Utah to perform the MAKOplasty® hip procedure, the latest innovation in total hip replacement surgery using a highly-advanced, surgeon-controlled robotic arm system. As a treatment option for patients with either non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease, surgeons are now able to attain a new level of surgical precision with accurate alignment and positioning of implants. It provides quantitative knowledge for what were difficult judgment decisions inherent in manually performed operations. It also provides the surgeon with accurate objective data to ensure the implants, leg length, and offset are correct.
Karen Payne will be the hospital’s Center For Precision Joint Replacement’s first patient to receive the hip procedure. As a Utah native, mother, and climbing enthusiast, 52-year-old Payne has found difficulty in her immobility and constant discomfort, as it affects her daily activities and pastimes. Since her first hip surgery at age 8, surgical procedures have been a consistent part of Payne’s life. Although she has seen improvements with each surgery, recently Payne has experienced a relapse, which brought the idea of the MAKOplasty hip procedure into consideration.
“I’ve been in and out of surgeries my whole life and experienced a lot of discomfort, imbalance, and loss of mobility,” said Payne. “I made the decision to have the MAKOplasty procedure, because I am all for a less painful and more accurate operation. After the procedure, I hope to not only gain relief and peace of mind, but also time spent with my family.”
MAKOplasty is powered by the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic system, which is designed to treat osteoarthritis of the knee and hip. During the procedure, the system creates a 3-D image of the patient’s bone surface and matches that image to a preprogrammed surgical plan. The surgeon is able to position the implants much more accurately than other conventional hip surgeries.
“A fundamental part of any orthopedic surgery is precision,” said Dr. Aaron Hofmann, director of the Center For Precision Joint Replacement at Salt Lake Regional. “With this technology, surgeons are able to operate with much greater accuracy, which improves the surgical outcomes and the longevity of the implant components used for hip replacement.”
Salt Lake Regional Medical Center’s Center For Precision Joint Replacement successfully performed the first MAKOplasty procedure to treat osteoarthritis in a knee in January of 2011. For more information about MAKOplasty or the Center For Precision Joint Replacement at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, call 1-866-431-WELL (9355).
borrowed without permission from the investor village board-poster Street Sense-
Published on April 7, 2012 at 2:21 AM
By Andy Choi
Midtown Surgery Center has recently declared that its ambulatory surgical facility is first in the state to perform the innovative, robotic arm-guided procedure called MAKOplasty.
Orthopedic Surgeon at Empire State Orthopaedics, Dr. Andrew Rosen performed the MAKOplasty procedure last week. He said that this innovative MAKOplasty technology enabled him to provide his patients with a speedy, less invasive, and cost-effective surgical solution. This procedure can efficiently replace traditional knee surgery techniques and related instruments. Rapid recovery is one the major significant features associated in this technology. Dr. Rosen’s patient was able to walk within a few hours following the procedure, which represents the positive outcome of the surgery.
With the help of CT scan, 3D modeling and reconstruction of bone surfaces for optimal inter-component alignment been achieved in MAKOplasty procedure, thereby minimizing mal-alignment and increasing placement accuracy. The damaged area can be re-surfaced using MAKOplasty, by selectively targeting the portion of the knee that has been damaged by osteoarthritis, without causing any injury or damage to the healthy bone and its surrounding tissues.
According to the Managing Director at Midtown Surgery Center, Dr. Glen K. Lau, with the rising development of robotic joint surgery across the nation, upgrades in minimally invasive techniques will ensure joint replacement process as an outpatient procedure capable of revolutionizing orthopedics and healthcare technology. This procedure eliminates the need for overnight hospitalization, thereby protecting the patients from infections, and promoting cost-efficiency. The surgical center anticipates installing more computer-assisted and robotic technologies.
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