Navigation Links
Smith & Nephew Receives FDA 510k Clearance for a 30-year Knee
Date:4/22/2010

f several known reasons for revision surgery.  VERILAST technology may significantly reduce the risk of failure for patients who would have been revised due to wear.

About VERILAST Technology

VERILAST technology is the combination of two advanced bearing surface technologies: Smith & Nephew's patented metal alloy OXINIUM oxidized zirconium, used on the femoral side of the joint, and highly cross-linked polyethylene (plastic), implanted on the tibial side. OXINIUM material has been in use in knee replacements for more than a decade, but was only recently coupled with highly cross-linked polyethylene components. OXINIUM is a metal alloy that undergoes a proprietary heating process, transforming its surface into a hard, smooth ceramic that is 4,900 times more resistant to scratching than traditional materials. It is 20-percent lighter than cobalt chromium, the metal used in conventional knee replacements, and because it doesn't contain detectable amounts of nickel like cobalt chromium does, it is considered hypoallergenic and safe for patients with metal allergies.

Smith & Nephew's primary knee replacement systems, the LEGION and GENESIS™ II knee implants, are currently available with VERILAST technology.

*As compared to wear simulator data seen for a traditional bearing couple for an estimated five years

About Us

Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business, specialising in Orthopaedics, including Reconstruction, Trauma and Clinical Therapies; Endoscopy and Advanced Wound Management.  Smith & Nephew is a global leader in arthroscopy and advanced wound management and is one of the leading global orthopaedics companies.

Smith & Nephew is dedicated to helping improve people's lives.  Th
'/>"/>

SOURCE Smith & Nephew
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology technology :

1. Academics Launch New Web Site Holding Jeffrey Smith's Claims on GM Foods Up to Peer-Reviewed Science
2. SpineSmith to Present at the 5th Annual Stem Cell Summit
3. SpineSmith Partners and GenOsteo Announce Collaborative Product Development Agreement
4. ClearTrial Names Proven Enterprise Software and Life Sciences Sales Leader Craig Smith as Vice President of Sales
5. FDA Advisory Committee Makes Favorable Recommendation for Cervarix, GlaxoSmithKlines Candidate Cervical Cancer Vaccine
6. Amgen to Collaborate With GlaxoSmithKline to Commercialize Denosumab in Europe for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis (PMO)
7. GlaxoSmithKline Completes Acquisition of Stiefel
8. Smith & Nephew Endoscopy Launches the BICEPTOR(TM) Tenodesis System, the First All-Arthroscopic Procedure for Biceps Tendon Repair
9. Vasogen Appoints Dr. Eldon Smith Chairman
10. GlaxoSmithKline and Stiefel to Create New World-Leading Specialist Dermatology Business
11. American Geographical Society awards honor Henson, Smith on April 15 at UD
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 The laboratory information ... has witnessed a number of technological advancements due to ... requirements, growing need to integrate healthcare systems, and increasing ... challenges in system integration. Key players in the market ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Dr. Greg Leyer of UAS Labs recently ... Supplements Pre-Conference seminar on probiotics in San Diego, CA. ... education conference for health care professionals. This year’s pre-conference seminar ... probiotics in health. Dr. Leyer spoke about the emerging topics ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... DIEGO , Jan. 22, 2015   Cypher ... and Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM ), ... development agreement for next generation noninvasive prenatal tests ... genome interpretation technology, called Mantis™, to advance analysis ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 24, 2014  United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: ... (NYSE: MDT ) has submitted a pre-market ... (FDA) for the use of Medtronic,s SynchroMed ® ... catheter) for use with United Therapeutics, Remodulin ® ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Laboratory Information Management Systems Market is Expected to Reach $1,323.6 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Laboratory Information Management Systems Market is Expected to Reach $1,323.6 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Laboratory Information Management Systems Market is Expected to Reach $1,323.6 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Cypher Genomics and Sequenom Announce Development Agreement 2Cypher Genomics and Sequenom Announce Development Agreement 3Cypher Genomics and Sequenom Announce Development Agreement 4United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 2United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 3United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 4
... Approval of Genasense in Relapsed/Refractory Patients, BERKELEY ... GNTA ) announced that the Company has completed ... Janet Woodcock, Acting,Director of the Center for Drug ... Administration (FDA). The appeal asks that CDER approve ...
... Cell,Genesys, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEGE ), today announced ... and Sharon E. Tetlow, senior,vice president and chief financial ... to the company,s third quarter financial results,that will be ... at 2:00 p.m. PT/ 5:00 p.m. ET. The ...
... Include World-Renowned RNase and RNA Researchers, SOMERSET, ... of ribonuclease (RNase) therapeutics will be the focus ... by Alfacell,Corporation (Nasdaq: ACEL ). Moderated ... officer, and David Sidransky, M.D., Alfacell,s scientific,advisory board ...
Cached Biology Technology:Genta Completes Appeal of FDA Decision for Genasense(R) in CLL 2Genta Completes Appeal of FDA Decision for Genasense(R) in CLL 3Genta Completes Appeal of FDA Decision for Genasense(R) in CLL 4Genta Completes Appeal of FDA Decision for Genasense(R) in CLL 5Cell Genesys to Webcast Third Quarter 2007 Conference Call 2Alfacell to Host Webinar on RNA Interference-Like Mechanics of RNase Therapeutics on Nov. 29 2Alfacell to Host Webinar on RNA Interference-Like Mechanics of RNase Therapeutics on Nov. 29 3Alfacell to Host Webinar on RNA Interference-Like Mechanics of RNase Therapeutics on Nov. 29 4
(Date:1/22/2015)... YORK , Jan. 22, 2015   EyeLock, Inc. , ... it has appointed Steve Gerber to the new ... will be responsible for leading development of mobile platforms and ... years of success and innovation in the semiconductor industry to ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Research and Markets ( ... "The Global Watermarking and Fingerprinting Markets" ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 This insight provides ... and fingerprinting markets. Watermarking aims to control and ...
(Date:12/19/2014)...  23andMe, Inc., the leading personal genetics company, today announced the ... ancestry of individuals from across the United States ... four hundred years ago, the United States ... different continents. This study illuminates how American history and the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):EyeLock Names Steve Gerber as Senior Vice President of Mobile and Wearables 2The Global Watermarking and Fingerprinting Markets 223andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 223andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 323andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 4
... UT Southwestern neuroscience researchers have identified a gene that controls ... mice often used to study addiction and behavior patterns. ... , determines how mammals respond to cocaine, although it is ... or for addiction, said Dr. Joseph Takahashi , chair ...
... Department of Energy,s Brookhaven National Laboratory have identified a ... class of plant products with a wide range of ... source of flavors, fragrances, and pigments; some are of ... contribution to the construction of plant cell walls, (poly)phenols ...
... of superstars in the materials world. Already prized for ... identity, vanadium dioxide can now add muscle power to ... Department of Energy (DOE),s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley ... from vanadium dioxide that for its size is a ...
Cached Biology News:UT Southwestern neuroscience researchers identify gene involved in response to cocaine 2Enlisting cells' protein recycling machinery to regulate plant products 2A micro-muscular breakthrough 2A micro-muscular breakthrough 3