According to SBi, surgeons have been instrumental in creating the Elbow Management System. The first rHead(TM) device was released in 1999 by Avanta (later acquired by SBi) and two years later a bi-polar version, the rHead Recon was introduced.
This was followed last year with the introduction of the SBi UNI-Elbow Radio Capitellum System(TM) as the first commercially available uni- compartmental elbow arthroplasty system. The new rHead Lateral implant heads are approved for use with the UNI-Elbow System for patients requiring a uni- compartmental solution.
Surgeons using SBi's Elbow Management System are also benefiting from the company's Precise Guidance Technology (PGT(TM)) instrument system that assists anatomical placement of the rHead implants. The trialing system helps to size the implant to render it as minimally invasive as is practicable.
The new rHead Lateral implant comes with an assembly tool for quick engagement or disengagement of the head and stem. The accompanying impactor tool is configured to assure precise positioning of the implant by referencing the surrounding anatomy.
About Small Bone Innovations, Inc.
Small Bone Innovations, Inc. (SBi) was founded in 2004 by Viscogliosi Brothers, LLC, (VB), the New York-based merchant banking firm that specializes in the musculoskeletal/orthopedic sector. VB created SBi as the first company to focus purely on small bone & joint science. By integrating established companies and professionals in the field, SBi can offer a broad, clinically proven portfolio of products and technologies to treat trauma and diseases in small bones & joints. Today, SBi has more than 130 employees at facilities in New York, NY, Morrisville, PA, and Bourg-en-Bresse, France.
SBi closed on the sale of $42.2 million of its securities in December
2005. At the time, based on data provided by Venture Source, this was t
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