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Small Bone Innovations Introduces New Distal Radius Plating System to Repair Complex Fractures
Date:9/25/2007

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Small Bone Innovations, Inc. (SBi), a single-source provider of products, technology and education for the small bone and joint sector, has introduced its PRECISE SD(TM) Volar Distal Radius Locking Plate system to augment its Wrist Management portfolio.

The PRECISE SD plate geometry is based on computer analysis of CT data generated from a broad series of distal radii in the Hamann Todd Osteological Collection at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. The result is an anatomic locking plate that provides optimized fit and improved articular support over a broad range of anatomic variations. The plate's poly axial locking screw technology is a patented, low profile design with a proven clinical track record.

Anthony G. Viscogliosi, Chairman & CEO of SBi, said: "Fracture of the distal radius is the most pervasive injury requiring treatment by hand surgeons, with more than 600,000 instances annually in the US."

"In the course of developing a wrist treatment algorithm, surgeons told us they needed a fixation system able to achieve a lower profile and more precise fit where the degree of bone fragmentation is unusually complex such as in the estimated 250,000 older patients with symptoms of osteoporosis who annually fall and suffer a fractured wrist," he added.

The PRECISE SD's low profile, polyaxial design offers up to +/- 15 degrees of variable angle opportunity in locking or non-locking configurations while a Type II surface coating on plates and screws increases strength, reduces the risk of cold welding between the plate and screws, and reduces tissue adhesion.

Jesse B. Jupiter, MD, Orthopaedic Hand Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA noted that: "Technological advances in three-dimensional imaging present a more precise picture of wrist fractures and that has led inevitably to demand for screw and plating systems capable of providing a correspondingly precise fit -- as is the
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