Exactech's new revision hip implant used in 1st surgeries: 5 key notes

Written by Anuja Vaidya | October 05, 2015 | Print  |

Exactech announced that the first surgeries using its new Alteon Monobloc Revision Femoral Stem have been successfully completed.

Here are five key notes:

 

1. The Alteon Monobloc Revision Femoral Stem is a press-fit, one-piece tapered, splined titanium hip implant.

 

2 It is among three new Exactech revision systems.

 

3. Jeff Pierson, MD, at the Franciscan St. Francis Health in Carmel, Ind.; and Jose Rodriguez, MD, at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, performed the first cases with the hip implant during the past week.

 

4. The pilot launch of the new revision hip stem is underway. The device will be fully available on the market in the United States in 2016.

 

5. The implant was developed in collaboration with a number of surgeons, including Andrew Glassman, MD, of the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus; Michael Kang, MD, of the Insall Scott Kelly Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in New York; Dr. Jeff Pierson; and Dr. Jose Rodriguez.

 

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