This FDA-focused presentation offers a glimpse into trends behind three initiatives that orthopaedic device professionals need to fully understand: inspections, Case for Quality and 483 Observations. First, a high-level view of FDA inspections will discuss methodology and implementation. Second, FDA’s observations of non-compliance will be discussed, pointing out important historical trends. Finally, as the industry matures, professionals should expect changes to the breadth and depth of FDA’s focus. This is where Case for Quality and the Medical Device Metrics Initiative will be covered. FDA has placed an increased emphasis on data and metrics. Gain insight into ways to leverage data to improve, monitor and control processes that drive quality improvement.