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

.  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.


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