FRANKLIN, Mass., Oct. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Arthrosurface® announced today that at the September 27, 2016 American Society for Podiatric Surgery (ASPS) meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, the new CheckMATE® 3.0 Toe Fusion Plate was launched for end stage toe arthritis. One study showed that 35%-60% of the population over 65 years old has osteoarthritis of the big toe, making this a common problem. The CheckMATE® toe fusion plate was designed to offer advantages over existing systems by including features to make the plate low-profile, yet strong, rigid, and faster to implant, reducing surgical time and improving patient comfort. These features may also provide cost savings to the healthcare system and other clinical benefits to the patient. Arthrosurface is advancing patient care in the extremities market with a special focus in foot and ankle applications. Using evidence based designs that reference scientific literature, combined with clinical input from expert surgeon design teams, the Arthrosurface® extremities portfolio has expanded significantly over the past several years to provide innovative options for both surgeons and patients.