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EDWARD L BIRDSONG
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EDWARD L BIRDSONG

Listed Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
1307 FEDERAL ST, 2ND FLOOR, PITTSBURGH, PA, 15212-4769
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DR. EDWARD BIRDSONG,
Yearly Payment Breakdown:

All Payments: At a Glance

2016

30

payments

$7,370

payment total

9

companies paid this doctor
2015

22

payments

$5,127

payment total

9

companies paid this doctor
2014

8

payments

$586

payment total

6

companies paid this doctor
2013

3

payments

$41

payment total

3

companies paid this doctor

Payment Calendar in

This doctor received a payment on days in .

Each box below represents a single day during the disclosure period. A gray box indicates no payments. The darker the color, the more payments a doctor received that day.

Types of Payments in

Category Payments Payment Value
Promotional Speaking/Other
2 $4,000
Education
4 $2,940
Travel and Lodging
6 $1,531
Education
6 $1,195
Promotional Speaking/Other
1 $1,000
Food and Beverage
16 $644
Travel and Lodging
5 $630
Food and Beverage
12 $558
Education
1 $375
Food and Beverage
7 $211
Food and Beverage
2 $39
Education
1 $2

Drugs & Devices in

Totals listed below account for all payments from that mention this product. Beginning in 2016, the government began classifying products as drugs, devices, biologics or medical supplies. Below, you will see drugs (drugs and biologics) and devices (devices and medical supplies). If a payment record mentions more than one product, the entire value will be included in each of those products. When no products are listed, they are not included in the list below.

This physician does not have any payments relating to a specific drug or device for this year.

Product Name Product Type Payments
AXOGUARD NERVE CONNECTOR

device

$226
AXOGUARD NERVE PROTECTOR

device

$226
SIMPLICITI

device

$165
AXSOS

device

$63
VARIAX

device

$63
REUNION

device

$63
OPPS PROXIMAL/TIB PLATES

device

$47
CHECKPOINT STIMULATORS

device

$16
SPRIX

drug

$15
† May not add up to dollar total at top of page, since a payment record may not be associated with any product or can be associated with several products.
Product Name Product Type Payments
DISTAL EXTREMITY ARTHROSCOPY

device

$3,477
SHOULDER & ELBOW ARTHROSCOPY

device

$1,240
SIMPLICITI US IDE

device

$109
EXTREMITIES

device

$72
NERVE CUFF

device

$56
RECON-UPPER EXTREMITY METAL

device

$41
APTUS

device

$13
OTHER RECON

device

$12
† May not add up to dollar total at top of page, since a payment record may not be associated with any product or can be associated with several products.
Product Name Product Type Payments
ARTHROPLASTY

device

$388
H-WAVE

device

$79
NERVE CUFF

device

$72
SPORTS MED SMALL JOINT

device

$17
EXTREMITIES

device

$15
XIAFLEX

drug

$14
† May not add up to dollar total at top of page, since a payment record may not be associated with any product or can be associated with several products.
Product Name Product Type Payments
TRAUMA PLATES, SCREWS, AND NAILS

device

$27
ARTHROPLASTY

device

$12
DUEXIS

drug

$2
† May not add up to dollar total at top of page, since a payment record may not be associated with any product or can be associated with several products.

Payment Details in

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Dec 22, 2016 $3,000

No Listed Product Promotional Speaking/Other ARTHREX, INC.
Jul 9, 2015 $1,780

DISTAL EXTREMITY ARTHROSCOPY Education ARTHREX, INC.
Jul 30, 2015 $1,000

DISTAL EXTREMITY ARTHROSCOPY Promotional Speaking/Other ARTHREX, INC.
Jun 9, 2016 $1,000

No Listed Product Promotional Speaking/Other ARTHREX, INC.
Sep 15, 2015 $600

SHOULDER & ELBOW ARTHROSCOPY Education MID-ATLANTIC SURGICAL SYSTEMS, LLC
Nov 21, 2016 $438

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging ARTHREX, INC.
Jul 30, 2015 $435

SHOULDER & ELBOW ARTHROSCOPY Education ARTHREX, INC.
Nov 1, 2014 $375

ARTHROPLASTY Education MID-ATLANTIC SURGICAL SYSTEMS, LLC
Feb 26, 2016 $316

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging

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Transfer of value related to products manufactured by Arthrex, Inc

MID-ATLANTIC SURGICAL SYSTEMS, LLC
Mar 24, 2016 $296

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging ARTHREX, INC.
Feb 25, 2016 $269

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging

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Transfer of value related to products manufactured by Arthrex, Inc

MID-ATLANTIC SURGICAL SYSTEMS, LLC
Apr 23, 2016 $250

No Listed Product Education

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Transfer of value related to products manufactured by Arthrex, Inc

MID-ATLANTIC SURGICAL SYSTEMS, LLC
Nov 9, 2016 $250

No Listed Product Education

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Transfer of value related to products manufactured by Arthrex, Inc

MID-ATLANTIC SURGICAL SYSTEMS, LLC
Apr 25, 2016 $250

No Listed Product Education

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Transfer of value related to products manufactured by Arthrex, Inc

MID-ATLANTIC SURGICAL SYSTEMS, LLC
Mar 8, 2016 $250

No Listed Product Education

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Transfer of value related to products manufactured by Arthrex, Inc

MID-ATLANTIC SURGICAL SYSTEMS, LLC
Feb 27, 2016 $188

No Listed Product Education

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Transfer of value related to products manufactured by Arthrex, Inc

MID-ATLANTIC SURGICAL SYSTEMS, LLC
Jul 22, 2015 $180

DISTAL EXTREMITY ARTHROSCOPY Travel and Lodging ARTHREX, INC.
Jul 22, 2015 $173

DISTAL EXTREMITY ARTHROSCOPY Travel and Lodging ARTHREX, INC.
Jul 31, 2015 $153

DISTAL EXTREMITY ARTHROSCOPY Travel and Lodging ARTHREX, INC.
Feb 23, 2016 $147

SIMPLICITI Food and Beverage WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Dec 11, 2016 $133

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging ARTHREX, INC.
Apr 30, 2015 $125

DISTAL EXTREMITY ARTHROSCOPY Education MID-ATLANTIC SURGICAL SYSTEMS, LLC
Jan 25, 2016 $112

AXOGUARD NERVE CONNECTOR AXOGUARD NERVE PROTECTOR Food and Beverage AXOGEN
Dec 2, 2015 $109

SIMPLICITI US IDE Food and Beverage TORNIER, INC.
Dec 2, 2015 $108

No Listed Product Food and Beverage

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TENEX HEALTH INC.
Jul 8, 2015 $99

SHOULDER & ELBOW ARTHROSCOPY Travel and Lodging MID-ATLANTIC SURGICAL SYSTEMS, LLC
Dec 11, 2016 $79

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging ARTHREX, INC.
Oct 1, 2014 $72

NERVE CUFF Food and Beverage AXOGEN
Apr 13, 2015 $72

EXTREMITIES Food and Beverage ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS, INC.
Apr 25, 2016 $72

AXOGUARD NERVE CONNECTOR AXOGUARD NERVE PROTECTOR Food and Beverage AXOGEN
Jul 8, 2015 $71

SHOULDER & ELBOW ARTHROSCOPY Food and Beverage MID-ATLANTIC SURGICAL SYSTEMS, LLC
Jul 13, 2016 $63

AXSOS REUNION VARIAX Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Jan 6, 2014 $58

H-WAVE Food and Beverage ELECTRONIC WAVEFORM LAB, INC.
Mar 18, 2015 $56

NERVE CUFF Food and Beverage AXOGEN
Dec 20, 2016 $47

OPPS PROXIMAL/TIB PLATES Food and Beverage ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS, INC.
Dec 8, 2015 $41

RECON-UPPER EXTREMITY METAL Food and Beverage INTEGRA LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION
Oct 19, 2016 $36

AXOGUARD NERVE CONNECTOR AXOGUARD NERVE PROTECTOR Food and Beverage AXOGEN
Dec 10, 2016 $33

No Listed Product Food and Beverage ARTHREX, INC.
Feb 26, 2016 $28

No Listed Product Food and Beverage ARTHREX, INC.
Feb 27, 2016 $27

No Listed Product Food and Beverage

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Transfer of value related to products manufactured by Arthrex, Inc

MID-ATLANTIC SURGICAL SYSTEMS, LLC
Dec 21, 2013 $27

TRAUMA PLATES, SCREWS, AND NAILS Food and Beverage SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
Jul 6, 2015 $25

SHOULDER & ELBOW ARTHROSCOPY Travel and Lodging MID-ATLANTIC SURGICAL SYSTEMS, LLC
Jul 9, 2015 $24

DISTAL EXTREMITY ARTHROSCOPY Food and Beverage ARTHREX, INC.
Jul 30, 2015 $24

DISTAL EXTREMITY ARTHROSCOPY Food and Beverage ARTHREX, INC.
Aug 18, 2014 $22

H-WAVE Food and Beverage ELECTRONIC WAVEFORM LAB, INC.
Apr 30, 2015 $18

DISTAL EXTREMITY ARTHROSCOPY Food and Beverage MID-ATLANTIC SURGICAL SYSTEMS, LLC
Feb 17, 2014 $17

SPORTS MED SMALL JOINT Food and Beverage SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
Apr 19, 2016 $16

CHECKPOINT STIMULATORS Food and Beverage CHECKPOINT SURGICAL, INC
Oct 14, 2016 $16

No Listed Product Food and Beverage ARTHREX, INC.
Mar 5, 2014 $15

EXTREMITIES Food and Beverage BIOMET ORTHOPEDICS, LLC
Sep 22, 2016 $15

SPRIX Food and Beverage EGALET US INC
Jun 23, 2014 $14

XIAFLEX Food and Beverage AUXILIUM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Apr 17, 2015 $13

APTUS Food and Beverage

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MEDARTIS INC.
Nov 1, 2014 $13

ARTHROPLASTY Food and Beverage MID-ATLANTIC SURGICAL SYSTEMS, LLC
May 27, 2015 $12

OTHER RECON Food and Beverage SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
Oct 18, 2013 $12

ARTHROPLASTY Food and Beverage ARTHREX, INC.
Jun 8, 2016 $10

SIMPLICITI Food and Beverage WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Apr 23, 2016 $10

No Listed Product Food and Beverage

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Transfer of value related to products manufactured by Arthrex, Inc

MID-ATLANTIC SURGICAL SYSTEMS, LLC
Sep 15, 2015 $9

SHOULDER & ELBOW ARTHROSCOPY Food and Beverage MID-ATLANTIC SURGICAL SYSTEMS, LLC
May 9, 2016 $8

SIMPLICITI Education WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Feb 4, 2016 $6

No Listed Product Food and Beverage ELECTRONIC WAVEFORM LAB, INC.
Oct 19, 2016 $6

AXOGUARD NERVE CONNECTOR AXOGUARD NERVE PROTECTOR Food and Beverage AXOGEN
Nov 15, 2013 $2

DUEXIS Education HORIZON PHARMA USA, INC.
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