Capital Regional Orthopaedic performs 1st NUsurface procedure in NY: 4 notes

Written by Jessica Kim Cohen | October 06, 2016 | Print  |

The Albany, N.Y.-based practice Capital Regional Orthopaedic Associates has performed New York state's first meniscus replacement using the investigational NUsurface Meniscus Implant.

Here's what you need to know:

 

1. The NUsurface Meniscus Implant was developed by the biotechnology company Active Implants. It has been used in Europe under CE Mark since 2008.

 

2. The device is meant for patients with persistent knee pain caused by injured or deteriorated meniscus cartilage

 

3. Capital Regional Orthopaedic Associates is one of 10 sites throughout the United States participating in the "Verification of the Effectiveness of the NUsurface System," or VENUS, clinical trial.

 

4. The meniscus replacement procedure at Capital Regional Orthopaedic Associates was performed by Richard Alfred, MD, and Maxwell Alley, MD.

 

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