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Devices Orthopaedic

 News Release - November 28, 2007

INBONE(TM) Technologies Launches New Expanded Fusion Clinical Study

Early Results Have Shown Significant Improvement in Fusion Rates

BERKELEY, Calif.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Nine surgeons from across the country have agreed to participate in a new expanded clinical study for the INBONE Fusion System. These surgeons come from both private and university hospitals, such as Duke, UCLA, and Yale. The INBONE Fusion system was cleared by The FDA 510(k) in July of 2005. Since then over 100 fusion cases have been completed using the system. Early results have shown an accelerated fusion rate to an average 4-8 week timeframe with non union rates at a very low 2%. That fusion time is approximately twice as fast as traditional plates and screws and approximately one-tenth of the failure rate of traditional methods.

The current study is intended to expand the clinical data on the accelerated fusion rates as well as show a decrease in non-unions vs. traditional plates and screws. I am humbled by the quality and quantity of surgeons that are participating in this study. It is encouraging to know that surgeons believe that this new technology may well improve patient outcomes significantly, stated Dr. Reiley, the inventor and Chief Medical Officer.

There are approximately 180,000 foot fusions per year in the USA and if the results continue to pan out, many people expect the INBONE Fusion System could subsume much of the traditional plate and screw surgeries. The INBONE Fusion System provides a unique intramedullary approach to Small Bone Fusion. It consists of titanium rods and plates which are surgically implanted within the bone to yield unparalleled three dimensional fixation. The porous plasma spray coating conducts bony in-growth across the implant and joint.

INBONE Technologies is a medical innovator of surgical treatments for foot and ankle arthritis. INBONE Technologies is committed to providing effective solutions for orthopedic surgeons and their patients with arthritis and chronic pain to help restore mobility and improve the quality of life. For more information, visit www.INBONE.com.



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