Healthcare Industry News:  total ankle 

Devices Orthopaedic

 News Release - January 7, 2008

200th INBONE(TM) Total Ankle Implanted

BERKELEY, Calif.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--INBONE™ Technologies Inc. announced today the completion of its 200th ankle implantation. The case was completed by Dr. DeOrio at Duke University. Dr. DeOrio, formerly of the Mayo Clinic, has been the system's most prolific user and is the head of the INBONE Technologies Surgical Advisory Board.

The INBONE total ankle is the subject of much attention due to its unique design and installation system. It is the only TAR with an intramedullary alignment system design to ensure precise installation, every time. It is also the only TAR with a modular stem system offering superior intramedullary fixation and patient customization.

Perhaps the most important measure of success is the satisfaction among patients who have received the prosthesis. One INBONE patient recently emailed the company stating, “I am filled with gratitude for the opportunity to walk without pain for the first time in my life.”

Over 100 surgeons from across the country participated in hands-on cadaver labs in 2007. These labs offer in-depth training on the surgical procedure and the design rationale that has come from over ten years of studying total joints.

Dr. Mark Reiley, Co-founder of Kyphon, Inc and Archus Orthopedics, Inc., inventor of the INBONE total ankle and INBONE™ Fusion System, and INBONE Chief Medical Officer, added, “I am enormously pleased with the outcomes that we are seeing. These positive results are not just in first-time TARs but in revisions and fusion takedowns too.”

The company’s complementary product line, the INBONE Fusion System, provides a unique intramedullary approach to small bone fusion. The system 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 growth across the implant and joint, accelerating fusion rates to a consistent 4-8 weeks timeframe.

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.


Source: INBONE Technologies

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