Healthcare Industry News:  partial knee replacement 

Devices Orthopaedic

 News Release - March 25, 2015

Cayenne's Mirror(TM) Partial Knee System Demonstrates Outstanding Two-Year Clinical Outcomes

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 25, 2015 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Cayenne Medical, Inc., a private sports medicine device company specializing in the soft tissue based arthroplasty and reconstruction, today announced the preliminary two-year results of its study evaluating the Mirror(TM) Partial Knee System. The Mirror System is the only partial knee replacement system that utilizes the patient's natural knee motion to position implants while balancing the knee. This patient specific surgical procedure dynamically tensions the patient's own ligaments to guide intra-articular cutters that prepare supporting bone.

The Mirror(TM) Partial Knee System will be on display at the Cayenne Medical booth #4422 during the 2015 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting, being held March 25-27 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The retrospective study of 100 consecutive partial knee implants with more than two year follow up included 88 partial knee replacements in 83 patients. Knee Society Pain Scores and Oxford Scores were evaluated for these patients finding 94% satisfied, 93% with improved function and 93% with decreased pain. One knee was converted to a total knee replacement due to persistent pain.

Nitin Goyal, MD, Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic, Alexandria, VA, and first author of the retrospective study, stated that "With regard to survivorship, this data confirms that the Mirror partial knee replacement has short-term outcomes that are equivalent to the most ideal unicompartmental knee arthroplasty results that have been published thus far. The Cayenne Mirror technique of ligament guided bone preparation is exciting because of the potential to create the most balanced knee construct possible today. Uniform ligament tension throughout range of motion could potentially increase patient knee function as well as the longevity of the knee implants. I am looking forward to seeing this technology develop further and hope to see improved patient satisfaction and survivorship in the long-term as compared to conventional knee replacements."

David Springer, CEO of Cayenne Medical, said, "We are pleased with these early clinical results as they reinforce our belief that enabling the surgeon to use the patient's natural knee motion to guide implant placement provides a more anatomic, fast, easy and reproducible surgical procedure without the use of imaging studies, expensive capital equipment, service fees, or custom implants. With our two-year outcome results now available, we have even more confidence in this technology and its future applications versus competitive offerings."

About Cayenne Medical, Inc.

Cayenne Medical designs, develops and markets technically advanced soft tissue reconstruction solutions for the knee, shoulder, and extremities. Founded in 2005, the company continues to lead the transformation of traditional arthroscopic procedures by applying innovative technology through minimally invasive techniques to restore native anatomy.

Cayenne Medical Product Lines

The complete sports medicine offering of knee products includes: AperFix(R), the only soft tissue multi-ligament system with rigid aperture fixation, CrossFix(R), an all-suture meniscal repair device, and iFix(R), for bone-tendon bone fixation. Cayenne Medical also offers the Quattro(R) and SureLock(TM) Systems including shoulder products for rotator cuff repair, labral repair, biceps tenodesis, and beyond. The company recently expanded its product portfolio to include the Mirror(TM) Partial Knee System, incorporating proprietary technology that uniquely tensions the ligaments to balance the knee throughout the entire range of motion.

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Cayenne Medical, AperFix, CrossFix, iFix and Quattro are registered trademarks of Cayenne Medical, Inc.

SureLock and Mirror are trademarks of Cayenne Medical, Inc.

Source: Cayenne Medical

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