Navigation Links
Arthrosurface Stemless Shoulder Arthroplasty Hits 10 Year Mark
Date:11/18/2013

FRANKLIN, Mass., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthrosurface Incorporated (www.arthrosurface.com), a developer of less-invasive joint restoration and resurfacing systems, performed its first US stemless shoulder resurfacing in 2003. The Company continued to expand the technology and introduced the stemless total shoulder system in 2011 using the world's first aspherical humeral implant combined with an off-axis inlay glenoid. Other Orthopaedic companies have only recently started to explore stemless total shoulder designs. However, these designs still require removal of the humeral head and implantation of spherically shaped implants that are not anatomic by design.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131118/NE19554LOGO)

Steve Ek, CEO commented; "We realized 10 years ago that the traditional stemmed shoulder arthroplasty presented unnecessary technical challenges to surgeons while attempting to accurately restore the humeral head position in space. In addition, we pioneered the concept of aspherical geometries to restore humeral head anatomy. The combination of a stemless design and the aspherical head geometries is what makes the Arthrosurface shoulder uniquely anatomical and is a cornerstone of our intellectual property in the shoulder portfolio."

Several years ago, Arthrosurface took its innovation to the other side of the shoulder joint and introduced the first humeral head preserving inlay glenoid. "To maintain bone stock during shoulder arthroplasty, it is necessary to preserve the head and restore the glenoid surface to its normal height. By using an inlay glenoid and a special off-axis preparation system, Arthrosurface is the first company in the world that has designed a stemless total shoulder that can be performed without resection of the humeral head," said Dr. Matthias Schurhoff, VP of Clinical Affairs.

Combining the three innovations of stemless design, aspherical head geometry and inlay glenoid implantation are unique in the industry.  Simply eliminating the stem only addresses one part of the equation and therefore does not provide an anatomic shoulder restoration. 

"For over two years, I have used HemiCAP® shoulder resurfacing combined with the inlay glenoid as an alternative to stemmed total shoulder arthroplasty. In my experience, no procedure has been as rewarding for both the patient and the surgeon," says Dr. John Uribe, Chairman, Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery, FIU School of Medicine, Head Team Physician, Miami Dolphins and Florida Panthers.

Arthrosurface reports that it is the only company to offer a full range of shoulder resurfacing implants that match both the size of the defect and the anatomical curves of the patient's humeral head providing individual solutions from focal to total shoulder arthroplasty.

­About Arthrosurface

Arthrosurface Incorporated is an emerging leader in the design and distribution of orthopedic devices for joint preservation, restoration and resurfacing. The Company's proprietary HemiCAP® system is a unique, less invasive technology that can be used to treat a wide variety of joint conditions caused by trauma, injury and disease. Arthrosurface has developed a broad portfolio of implantable devices and surgical instruments with FDA clearance for the shoulder, knee, toe and hip. Founded in 2002 and based in Franklin, MA, Arthrosurface markets and distributes its products in the United States and more than twenty other countries around the globe. To date, over 50,000 patients have been treated by more than 4,700 surgeons worldwide. For additional information, please visit www.arthrosurface.com.

For inquiries please contact:
Francis J. Fedorowicz, Jr.
Executive Vice President
Arthrosurface Incorporated
Telephone: 508-520-3003
Email: ffedorowicz@arthrosurface.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE Arthrosurface Incorporated
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Arthrosurface Hits a $100 Million Milestone
2. Steven Ek Named President and CEO of Arthrosurface
3. New Therapy Device Improves Patient Comfort as They Recover From Shoulder Injuries
4. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Publishes PeriGen Research on Shoulder Dystocia
5. European Orthopedic Market 2017 Forecasts: Hip, Knee & Shoulder Analysis in New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com
6. Zimmer Receives FDA Clearance For Patient Specific Instruments (PSI) Shoulder
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Bracket , a leading clinical trial ... clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) 6.0, at the ... – 30, 2016 in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania.  ... Assessment product of its kind to fully integrate with RTSM, ... eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform for electronic clinical outcomes ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... announced the establishment of Astellas Farma Colombia (AFC), a new affiliate with operations headquartered in Bogota. Colombia ... ... ... ... Astellas is a pharmaceutical ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 The vast majority of dialysis patients ... Treatments are usually 3 times a week, with treatment ... travel time, equipment preparation and wait time.  This regimen ... for patients who are elderly and frail.  Many elderly ... rehabilitation centers for some duration of time. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due ... up a new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away ... a common occurrence, but a necessary one in the event that lice have simply gotten ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the Maryland ... iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The Wellness ... & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one of ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, ... at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his ... it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say he was going to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, join The ‘Business for ... $12 an hour by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to increase at the same ... wage, assure the wage floor does not erode again, and make future increases more predictable. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... the Frederick area economy by obtaining investment capital for emerging technology companies. ... years that have already resulted in more than a million dollars of capital ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):