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Arthrosurface® Hits the 20,000 Implant Milestone
Date:5/24/2010

FRANKLIN, Mass., May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthrosurface, Inc. (www.arthrosurface.com), the developer of inlay joint resurfacing systems, announced the achievement of a significant clinical milestone.  Over 20,000 patients, typically middle aged, have been treated with the various Arthrosurface cartilage resurfacing systems, with the early patients now 6 years post surgery.

"Back in 2003, there was no accepted surgical 'next step' for those patients that had exhausted conservative & biological therapies such as drug injections & microfracture.  With the passing of the 20,000 patient milestone and with more than 98% of the implants still in place, we have achieved our initial goal of providing a less invasive option that would allow patients to go back to an active lifestyle while delaying the need for a joint replacement," commented Steven Ek, COO.

"For very advanced disease in the older aged patient, joint replacement still provides a good option.  However, the baby boomer population has been the silent sufferer.  They have joint pain, limited mobility and all the signs of early articular cartilage damage. In my opinion, a well accepted treatment for early disease in the boomer population does not exist.  Having the Arthrosurface technology as an interim treatment has provided a great new option for these patients," remarked Anthony Schepsis, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Boston University.  "For me and thousands of other surgeons, this system has been a very effective solutio
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