Surgical Instruments for
Outpatient Joint Replacement
Operativ began as a research laboratory founded by joint replacement specialists in 2005. The impetus was to develop and perfect advanced surgical methods with the goal of improving the patient and provider experience, reducing costs and improving efficiencies. We sought to accomplish this through enhanced instrumentation, minimally invasive surgical (MIS) techniques and cadaver-based training and education. To fill the needs for specialty instruments and disposables, Operativ began developing its own instruments and grew into a national training center. By 2010, the company had trained more than 200 surgeons, and our products are now distributed across the United States.
- Uphold the Gold Standard of total joint arthroplasty
- Improve safety
- Improve patient outcome
- Reduce costs
- Improve surgeon provider experience
Craig is the Manager and founder of Operativ. He has an extensive background in joint replacement surgery and the design and manufacturer of orthopedic instruments, with a focus on minimally invasive surgical devices and computer assisted surgery. He enjoys sports, the mountains, water and his family.