T. Wade Fallin, MS

Research Interests

  • Biomedical Technology
  • Surgical Innovation
  • Medical Device Development

Languages

  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Orthopaedics - Research Professor

Academic Office Information

  • 435-881-0667
  • University Orthopaedic Center
    Louis S. Peery, M.D. Orthopaedic Innovation Center
    590 Wakara Way, Room: Office #3921
    Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

T. Wade Fallin received his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1984, and his Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1995. He is a former serial entrepreneur and innovator in the medical device industry, focused in the orthopedic and spine markets. He co-founded five companies: MedicineLodge I, MedicineLodge II, Facet Solutions, VentureMD and Surgical Frontiers. He currently holds over 200 issued U.S. patents. He joined the faculty of the Department of Orthopaedics in 2019 as Adjunct Professor and serves as the Executive Director of the Louis S. Peery, M.D. Orthopaedic Innovation Center.

Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training University of Illinois
Mechanical Engineering
M.S.
Undergraduate Georgia Institute of Technology
Mechanical Engineering
B.E.

Global Impact

Presentations

Description Country
Fallin TW. Medical Device Innovation. Department of Biomedical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore Singapore

Selected Publications

Patent

  1. Phisitkul P, Taber J, Fallin TW (2020). Multiple suture threader and methods of use. U.S. Patent No. 10,842,480. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  2. Fallin TW, Helgerson J (2020). Transosseous guide and method. U.S. Patent No. 10,820,918. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  3. Fallin TW, Butters JA (2020). Rod contouring apparatus for percutaneous pedicle screw extension. U.S. Patent No. 10,765,488. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  4. Fallin TW, Triplett DJ (2020). Orthopedic fasterners, instruments and methods. U.S. Patent No. 10,743,995. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  5. Triplett DJ, Fallin TW (2020). Orthopedic fastener, retainer, and guide. U.S. Patent No. 10,702,290. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  6. Fallin TW, Taber J, Karam M, Phisitkul P (2020). Intra joint stabilization construct. U.S. Patent No. 10,682,131. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  7. Fallin TW, Taber J, Karam M, Phisitkul P (2020). Knotless soft tissue attachment. U.S. Patent No. 10,675,014. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  8. Triplett DJ, Fallin TW (2020). Devices and methods for anchoring tissue. U.S. Patent No. 10,653,409. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  9. Fallin TW, Sinnott MM, White PM (2020). Fusion Implant. U.S. Patent No. 10,631994. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  10. Chan KH, Murhpy J, Fallin TW, White PM (2020). Soft tissue attachment. U.S. Patent No. 10,548,585. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  11. Sinnott MM, Fallin TW, Hayes MD, Hoy RW (2019). Method of bone fixation. U.S. Patent No. 10,499,960. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  12. Fallin TW, Sinnott MM, Hoy RW (2019). Flexible bone implant. U.S. Patent No. 10,492,838. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  13. Fallin TW, Sinnott MM, Hoy RW (2019). Flexible bone screw. U.S. Patent No. 10,485,595. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  14. Fallin TW (Hyde Park, UT), Hoy RW (Essex Junction, VT), Triplett DJ (Providence, UT) (2019). Freeform tri-planar osteotomy guide and method. U.S. Patent No. 10,470,779. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  15. Fallin TW (2019). Suture anchor and method. U.S. Patent No. 10,470,756. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  16. Fallin TW (Hyde Park, UT), Taber J (Honolulu, HI), Karam M (North Liberty, IA), Phisitkul P (Coralville, IA) (2019). Extra joint stabilization construct. U.S. Patent No. 10,426,459. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  17. Taber J, Fallin TW, Phisitkul P (2019). Compression and tension instruments and methods of use to reinforce ligaments. U.S. Patent No. 10,426,460. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  18. Fallin TW, Triplett DJ (2019). Orthopedic fasteners, instruments and methods. U.S. Patent No. 10,376,367. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  19. Fallin TW, Triplett DJ, Hoy RW (2019). Indexed tri-planar osteotomy guide and method. U.S. Patent No. 10,376,268. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  20. Sinnott MM, Fallin TW, Chan KH, White P (2019). Soft tissue repair. U.S. Patent No. 10,368,859. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  21. Triplett DJ, Fallin TW (2019). Orthopedic fastener, retainer, and guide methods. U.S. Patent No. 10,357,260. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  22. Fallin TW, Sinnott MM, Chan KH, White PM (2019). Osteotomy guide and method. U.S. Patent No. 10,342,529. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  23. Sinnott MM, Fallin TW (2019). Suture passer and method. U.S. Patent No. 10,335,138. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  24. Fallin TW, Hoy RW, Triplett DJ (2019). Freeform tri-planar osteotomy guide and method. U.S. Patent No. 10,292,713. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  25. Goble EM, Fallin TW (2019). Multiple facet joint replacement. U.S. Patent No. 10,265,188. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  26. Chin KR, Fallin TW, Butters JA, Justin DF (2019). System and method for spinal implant placement. U.S. Patent No. RE47,348. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  27. Fallin TW, Helgerson J (2019). Transosseous guide. U.S. Patent No. 10,258,401. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  28. Fallin TW, Helgerson J (2019). Transosseous suture anchor. U.S. Patent No. 10,226,243. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  29. Chan KH, Murhpy J, Fallin TW, White PM (2019). Suture anchor. U.S. Patent No. 10,194,898. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  30. Fallin TW, Hoy RW, Goble ME (2019). Prosthesis for the replacement of a posterior element of a vertebra. U.S. Patent No. 10,166,112. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  31. Fallin TW, Helgerson J (2018). Transosseous method. U.S. Patent No. 10,154,868. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  32. Fallin TW, Sinnott MM, Hoy RW (2018). Flexible bone screw. U.S. Patent No. 10,154,863. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  33. Fallin TW, Merette JS, White PM (2018). Catheter assembly. U.S. Patent No. 10,149,963. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  34. Fallin TW, Helgerson J (2018). Transosseous suture anchor method. U.S. Patent No. 10,143,462. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  35. Fallin TW, Sinnott MM, Hoy RW (2018). Flexible bone implant. U.S. Patent No. 10,136,929. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  36. Chan KH, Murphy J, Fallin TW, White PM (2018). Method of anchoring a suture. U.S. Patent No. 10,136,883. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  37. Fallin TW, Butter JA (2018). Rod contouring apparatus for percutaneous pedicle screw extension. U.S. Patent No. 10,070,936. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  38. Fallin TW, Sinnott MM, White PM (2018). Soft tissue reconstruction. U.S. Patent No. 10,004,518. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  39. Gerbec DE, Fallin TW (2018). System and method for dynamic vertebral stabilization. U.S. Patent No. 10,004,539. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  40. Fallin TW, Helgerson J (2018). Transosseous method. U.S. Patent No. 9,962,174. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  41. Fallin TW, Sinnott MM (2018). Soft tissue repair. U.S. Patent No. 9,955,963. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  42. Fallin TW, Gerbec DE, Dever J (2018). Apparatus and method for dynamic vertebral stabilization. U.S. Patent No. 9,949,762. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  43. Fallin TW, Sinnott MM (2018). Osteotomy guide and method. U.S. Patent No. 9,907,558. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  44. Fallin TW (2018). System and method for orthopedic implant configuration. U.S. Patent No. 9,895,182. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  45. Murphy J, Chan KH, Fallin TW, White PM (2017). Transosseous attachment. U.S. Patent No. 9,782,165. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  46. Goble EM, Fallin TW (2017). Multiple facet joint replacement. U.S. Patent No. 9,700,426. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  47. Fallin TW, Sinnott MM (2017). Method of anchoring a suture. U.S. Patent No. 9,687,221. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  48. Chin KR, Fallin TW, Butters JA, Justin DF (2017). System and method for spinal implant placement (Replaced 8,002,798). U.S. Patent No. RE46,432. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  49. Fallin TW, Goble EM, Hoy RW, Justin DF, Chervitz A, Pagnelli JV, Triplett DJ (2017). Facet joint replacement. U.S. Patent No. 9,668,874. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  50. Sinnott MM, Fallin TW (2017). Suture passer and method. U.S. Patent No. 9,662,105. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.