Business Wire, 26.10.2017
Medacta International, developer of innovative surgical techniques and products for the hip, knee, spine, and sports medicine disciplines, recently expanded its expertise to the world of shoulder surgery. The family-owned orthopedics leader today announced it has received FDA clearance for the Anatomic Shoulder and Reverse Shoulder components of its modular Medacta Shoulder System. The company also announced the successful completion of the first surgery in the United States utilizing the system, which was performed by Matthew D. Saltzman, M.D., Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.
"The procedure went very well," said Dr. Saltzman, who specializes in shoulder and elbow surgeries and has been practicing orthopedics for 14 years. "The Medacta Shoulder System's instrumentation and implants allow for impressive anatomic restoration, resulting in an efficient surgery and, hopefully, improved patient outcomes."
The Medacta Shoulder System, unveiled in February 2017 following its first ever surgery in Europe, is a modular solution that features a broad range of options, including wide-ranging sizes, adjustable offset, and innovative configurations. Developed by an international team of expert surgeons, the platform offers the modularity and compatibility demanded by today's marketplace, while still respecting anatomic conversion from primary to reverse.
The Shoulder System is also supported by the Medacta Orthopaedic Research and Education (M.O.R.E.) Institute's Clinical Excellence Program and is part of a multi-center, post-marketing, prospective, open clinical study that will collect clinical and radiological outcomes for the next ten years. The M.O.R.E. Institute provides continuous educational and developmental support to Medacta surgeons as they work towards discovering new technologies and supporting patients.
"The new Medacta Shoulder System is a continuation of our effort to improve orthopedic implant design and configurability for the benefit of both surgeons and their patients," said Francesco Siccardi, Executive Vice President of Medacta International. "This latest surgery in the United States marks a milestone for Medacta in line with our company's patient-centric vision and the same ambition that has helped us become a leader in knee, hip, and spine technology."
Medacta will launch the Shoulder System for the U.S. market at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, which will be held in New Orleans in March 2018. For more information about Medacta, please visit medacta.com or follow @Medacta on Twitter.
About Medacta International
Medacta® International is a world leading manufacturer of orthopedic implants, neurosurgical systems, and instrumentation. Medacta's revolutionary approach and responsible innovation have resulted in standard of care breakthroughs in hip replacement with the AMIS® system and total knee replacement with MyKnee® patient matched technology. Over the last 10 years, Medacta has grown dramatically by taking a different approach and placing value on all aspects of the care experience from design to training to sustainability. Medacta is headquartered in Castel San Pietro, Switzerland, and operates in over 30 countries. To learn more about Medacta International, please visit www.medacta.com or follow @Medacta on Twitter.
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