Navigation Links
Arthrosurface Launches World's First Easy Access Glenoid Resurfacing System
Date:8/9/2011

FRANKLIN, Mass., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthrosurface, Inc. (www.arthrosurface.com), the developer of less-invasive joint resurfacing systems, announced that it has performed its first Total Shoulder resurfacing procedure using the new HemiCAP(GRS) glenoid system and its existing HemiCAP® shoulder.  Preparation of the Arthrosurface inlay glenoid leaves the labrum intact and is implanted using an angled surgical approach instead of the more difficult and invasive straight-on technique. Adding a resurfacing glenoid to the Company's existing shoulder line provides a full portfolio from focal to total resurfacing.

"Total shoulder Resurfacing has been a goal of orthopaedics for the last twenty five years and until today, was impossible to achieve without serious compromises," said Dr. John Uribe.  "When doing a traditional total shoulder replacement you remove more bone stock, the onlay glenoids have a tendency to loosen and because both implants are not anatomic you can easily overstuff the patients' shoulder joint. Using the Arthrosurface HemiCAP(GRS) inlay glenoid I can preserve bone stock and resurfacing both sides of the shoulder joint anatomically, gives me a new option, especially for younger patients."

Traditional glenoid implants require preparation of the implant site with instruments that require a straight-on surgical axis which means the humeral head has to be transected and removed to gain access to the glenoid.  Taking the head off in order to facilitate the surgical exposure is the first compromise when performing a total shoulder arthroplasty.  In addition, there are other weaknesses to the existing implants.  Onlays sit "on" the surface instead of "in" it making them proud to the surrounding bone.  This can lead to overstuffing of the joint as well as rocking of the implant as the head articulates back and forth across the implant.  The HemiCAP(GRS) glenoid system is the first to be implanted using an angled approach so the head is left in place. The implant is designed as an inlay to match the surrounding anatomy and the stability of an inlaid implant should minimize or virtually eliminate any overstuffing or rocking of the implant.  

Over the last eight years, Arthrosurface has performed thousands of shoulder resurfacings that have provided opportunities for the company to listen to surgeons and observe their experiences.  Several recurring issues were identified:  Make the access to the glenoid easy, provide an implant that fits flush to the surface to avoid joint overstuffing and make it an inlay so that the glenoid implant is stable.  "Our goal when designing the new HemiCAP(GRS) glenoid was to address these issues and, at the same time, allow surgeons to perform a total resurfacing without removing the head. The angled instruments have also added a significant level of convenience to performing a total shoulder," said company co-founder and designer, Steve Ek.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Arthrosurface, Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Parents Guide to Cord Blood Foundation Launches Nations First Searchable Map of U.S. Sites for Donating Umbilical Cord Blood
2. Sigma® Life Science Launches Genetically Modified Human Cell Lines for Breast Cancer Research
3. Conversant Bio Launches NEW eCommerce Site
4. Life Technologies Launches New Distribution Center in India
5. CorCell, a Cord Blood America Company, Launches Referral Rewards Program
6. SAFC Launches CHOZN ZFN-modified CHO Cell Lines to Enhance Speed of Bioproduction
7. Phalanx Biotech Group Launches Rice Genome OneArray®
8. MedeAnalytics Launches Patient Access Resource Center
9. Coventry Launches Market Leading Online Savings Account With Added Poppy Appeal
10. NextGen Sciences Launches Multiple Protein cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) CNS Disease Biomarker Assay
11. Genetic Technologies Launches BREVAGen™ Breast Cancer Risk Test in US
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... Global Stem Cells Group, ... Bankok,Thailand-based Global Stem Cells Network (GSCN) to distribute exosome injection and other biological ... Mexico, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Argentina, Nicaragua, Panama, El Salvador, Venezuela, Peru, ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... , Febr. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - BioAmber Inc. (NYSE: ... to announce that Mitsui & Co. Ltd., its partner ... acid plant, is investing an additional CDN$25 million in ... its stake from 30% to 40%.  Mitsui will also ... acid produced in Sarnia , providing ...
(Date:2/10/2016)...  The Maryland House of Delegates and House Speaker ... of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert ... Medical System President and CEO Robert Chrencik , ... honor given to the public by the leader of ... and Mr. Chrencik for their contributions to our ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... , Feb.10, 2016 ASAE is introducing ... Association Management Companies (AMC) the option of joining or ... annual fee determined by staff size, every employee in ... join ASAE and reap all available member benefits.   ... "Our new organizational membership options will allow organizations of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:2/11/2016)...  According to new research from Acuity Market ... 200 fingerprint, iris, and eye-vein biometric smartphones have ... names. This includes market leaders Apple, Samsung, Huawei, ... that 600 million biometric smartphones are currently in ... Maxine Most , Acuity Market Intelligence ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... , Feb. 11, 2016  Vigilant Solutions announces today that ... are being used by Lee,s Summit ... recent location and arrest of a homicide suspect. ... covers around 65 square miles and is home to ... Department has a single mobile license plate reader system and ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... PUNE, India , February 10, 2016 ... --> According to 2016 iris ... fingerprint identification iris recognition is more widely ... are available with both fingerprint and iris ... allows the user to avoid purchasing two ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):