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Ascension Orthopedics Reaches Milestone With Distribution of 40,000 PyroCarbon Implants
Date:5/3/2011

AUSTIN, Texas, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascension Orthopedics, Inc., a market leader in PyroCarbon orthopedic implants, announces reaching an industry milestone with the distribution of more than 40,000 PyroCarbon extremity joint replacements worldwide.

Jerome Klawitter, Ph.D., Founder and Chief Science Officer of Ascension Orthopedics, pioneered efforts using PyroCarbon in the manufacture of mechanical heart valves and small joint implants. His collaborative efforts with the Mayo Clinic lead to the founding of Ascension Orthopedics in 1992. Since its introduction of the PyroCarbon MCP Total Joint in 2000, Ascension has been dedicated to building on the company's experience by successfully using PyroCarbon in both hemi and total joint arthroplasty applications. Currently marketed devices include PyroCarbon implants for the finger, thumb, wrist, elbow, shoulder and foot. Ascension has several other PyroCarbon-based extremity products at various stages of development that are not yet commercially available.

"Our commitment to research with PyroCarbon is based on the material's proven durability, enhanced wear resistance and biocompatibility against native bone and cartilage. The elastic modulus of PyroCarbon is very similar to cortical bone and allows a more effective transfer of load from implant to bone, reducing stress shielding and potential bone resorption. PyroCarbon's combination of low surface friction and non-adhesive properties may contribute to the preservation of cartilage observed clinically. The body friendly characteristics of PyroCarbon make it an excellent choice for orthopedic applications," stated Klawitter.

For those interested in learning more about PyroCarbon implants, Ascension offers anatomic workshops lead by surgeon faculty at various locations in both the United States and Europe. These workshops are designed to provide a hands-on environment for the surgeon to become comfortable with products, indications for use, surgical procedures and postoperative care. The next scheduled workshops are planned for Saturday, May 14 in Chicago, IL and Friday, June 17 in Guildford, UK. A complete listing of the upcoming dates and locations for educational sessions can be found at http://www.ascensionortho.com/workshops.

Ascension's mission is to transform extremities by developing state-of-the-art orthopedic products for the upper and lower limbs to help patients suffering from pain and dysfunction. Ascension Orthopedics sells products in the United States and in more than 20 countries worldwide. For further information, please visit http://www.ascensionortho.com/.

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
Laura Latimer
Ascension Orthopedics, Inc.
512-836-5001


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