• AAOS Rewind! Introducing our PF WaveKahuna™ Arthroplasty System

      AAOS may not be taking place this week, but in honor of this well attended meeting, we are sharing a highlight from last years meeting!

      The following interview with SmartTRAK from AAOS 2019 discusses the latest addition to our line of joint preservation knee implants, the PF WaveKahuna™ Arthroplasty System! This implant was designed for use in patients with osteoarthritis in the patellofemoral joint, patients with a history of patellar dislocation or patellar fracture and patients with failed previous surgery where pain, deformity or dysfunction persists.

      In case you missed it, keep reading for the whole scoop!

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    • 10 Stretches to Relieve Muscle Tension

      Working from home? We’ve got you covered! Here are 10 stretches you can do to #StayActive, and help prevent muscle tension.

      As many people are settling into working from home, we’ve compiled a list of 10 stretches you can do to take a break from your computer. Whether you have arthritis or not, these stretches are beneficial to all.

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    • The Benefits of Matcha Green Tea

      In honor of St Patrick’s Day and a nod to all things green, we’re taking a look at the benefits of drinking the brilliant emerald-toned beverage…Matcha Green Tea!

      Not only have researchers found that drinking tea lowers levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, but psychologists have proposed that the color green has many calming benefits. Add those two elements together for a soothing and comforting result we all could use a little more of this year.

      Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of this ancient tea.

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    • [Another] Study Confirms the Benefits of Arthrosurface’s OVO® with Inlay Glenoid Shoulder Arthroplasty System

      Clinical Study Shows Improved Clinical Outcomes, High Rate of Return to Activity for Patients with Arthrosurface OVO® with Inlay Glenoid Shoulder Arthroplasty System

      Data published in Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery found excellent range of motion with no reoperations or radiographic loosening.

      Continue reading for all the details from our press release!

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    • The Appealing Benefits of Anatomic Joint Preservation Arthroplasty- ODT Magazine

      See why the aging, active population is favoring joint preservation over traditional total joint replacement.

      “In my opinion, the demand for joint preservation procedures will continue well beyond 2020, driven by the fact that fitness and an active way of life are now priorities for many people.” – Kevin Farmer, MD, Associate Professor at the University of Florida Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation.

      Continue reading to learn more about the benefits and the future of joint preservation.

    • SpeedSpiral Post Operative Protocol

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    • Rudy Kadlub – Through My Eyes: Living With Shoulder Arthritis

      “You won’t be able to weightlift anymore. That’s what my orthopedic surgeon told me when we sat down to discuss getting a total shoulder replacement, something that seemed necessary to  treat my glenohumeral osteoarthritis (aka shoulder arthritis),” said, Rudy Kadlub, World-Class, Record Breaking Powerlifter and bi-lateral (both shoulders) Arthrosurface OVO with Inlay Glenoid Shoulder Patient.

      Read Rudy’s incredible journey, beginning with his powerlifting career all the way to his decision to go the less invasive route with the Arthrosurface Anatomic Total Shoulder System in order to Stay Active. “Through My Eyes: Living with Shoulder Arthritis”

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    • Key Trends In Outpatient Orthopedics: Dr. Brian McKeon Weighs In

      “I expect that within 10 years, 90% of all orthopedic surgeries will be performed in an outpatient setting.” – Brian McKeon, MD

      Dr. McKeon spoke to Beckers ASC Review about the rise in outpatient surgeries and how innovative products, like our joint preservation systems are enabling them. Read on to learn about the changes he anticipates in the coming years and how nicely Arthrosurface fits into the plan.

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    • Baby Boomers Find Alternatives to Traditional Total Joint Replacements with Arthrosurface

      Millions from the baby boomer generation in the US suffer from arthritis or chronic joint pain, and in many cases, a traditional total joint replacement leaves behind residual pain and restricted activity.  Dr. Anthony Miniaci discusses how less invasive procedures, such as those enabled by Arthrosurface implants, can help tackle these issues. Check it out below.

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    • 12 Questions to Ask Your Surgeon before Toe Surgery

      Do you suffer from Toe pain due to Arthritis or pain in your big toe that is limiting your range of motion? Many patients are unaware of all the treatment options available to them, many having post-operative limitations. Patients should feel comfortable with their post-operative expectations. For example, after toe fusion, you will not be able to bend your toe or perform certain tasks that you may have done prior to the surgery. It is important to ask your surgeon the right questions, so you are receiving the appropriate surgical procedure suitable for your lifestyle. At Arthrosurface, we want the best outcomes for our patients, so we’ve put together a helpful list of questions for you to ask your surgeon.

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    • Joint Preservation- 7 Questions with John Uribe, MD

      “Inlay glenoid implants are a paradigm-changer in shoulder surgery”- John Uribe, MD

      In case you missed it! This interview originally appeared in Becker’s ASC Review in June 2019. Angie Stewart from Becker’s ASC Review interviewed Dr. John Uribe about his experience with the Arthrosurface joint implant systems. Check out the interview below for 7 Questions with John Uribe, MD

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    • Orthopedic Design & Technology Interviewed Arthrosurface CEO Steve Ek

      In case you missed it.

      This interview originally appeared on June 4, 2019 in ODT (Orthopedic Design and Technology) The interview with Steve Ek, CEO at Arthrosurface, dives into the innovation developing within the extremities market. Check it out below.

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    • Considering Shoulder Surgery? Must-Have Questions for Your Surgeon!

      Have you been told that you need a shoulder replacement? Many patients are unaware of all the treatment options available to them, many having post-operative limitations. Patients should feel comfortable with their post-operative expectations. For example, after a traditional total shoulder replacement, some range of motion will be lost and a weight restriction is typically given. It is important to ask your surgeon the right questions, so you are receiving the appropriate surgical procedure suitable for your injury and lifestyle. At Arthrosurface, we want the best outcomes for our patients, so we’ve put together a helpful list of questions for you to ask your surgeon.

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    • Our Shoulder System Featured on Local News Channel!

      In case you missed it.

      This news story originally appeared on WNYT-TV on May 16, 2019 which discussed new options for shoulder surgery. Dr. Joseph Zimmerman and his patient Roger were interviewed about their experience with the OVO® Stemless Total Shoulder Implant. Check it out below.

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    • New Report Outlines Two Revision Cases to Arthrosurface HemiCAP

      Patients Are Living Longer and More Active Lifestyles

      Mamie, ToeMotion

      Arthrosurface Patient (Mamie) who revised an unsuccessful synthetic cartilage implant to ToeMotion

      More and more Hallux Rigidus (stiffness/arthritis of the big toe joint) patients are demanding solutions that not only relieve their pain, but also allow them to improve their range of motion. For this reason, synthetic cartilage implants became a popular solution among those physicians treating Hallux Rigidus. However, when these implants fail, patients and surgeons alike are seeking motion preserving solutions in lieu of the less desirable toe fusion as their revision choice. As each generation becomes increasingly active, patients are looking to avoid fusion surgeries that limit their range of motion and thus affect their lifestyles and activities.

      Due to the increased number of synthetic cartilage implant failures, Dr. Lisa Klemeyer among others, are choosing to use a metatarsal hemiarthroplasty implant (HemiCAP; ToeMotion; Arthrosurface) to revise these patients. In the recent case report, Dr. Klemeyer documented her technique, considerations and outcomes for review.

      Motion Preservation in Hallux Rigidus After Failure of Hydrogel Implantation: Treatment Considerations and a Report of 2 Cases

      What Dr. Klemeyer and Carpenter Found:

      “Revision to metatarsal hemiarthroplasty provided high patient satisfaction with substantial pain relief and improvement in ROM and function”

      Cartiva Revision

      HemiCAP DF w/ BOSS Screw

      In September we launched the BOSS Toe Fixation System. Specifically designed for cases presenting with metaphyseal bone loss, it is intended to improve stabilization and provide patients with a motion-preserving alternative to toe fusion.

      Use Arthrosurface First!

      If you have not yet received a synthetic cartilage implant, but are suffering from Hallux Rigidus, the Arthrosurface toe implant systems may be the right first option for you. Our implant systems have a taper post (screw) that locks into the implant cap via morse taper. The taper post fixates into the bone eliminating the risk of any movement of the system. The Total Toe System combines our metatarsal implant (HemiCAP DF) with a component on the opposite side of the joint (phalangeal) should you have arthritis on both sides of the joint.

      If you are suffering from Hallux Rigidus and are interested in the Arthrosurface Toe Implant Systems, please use our find the doctor tool to receive a list of surgeons in your area.

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    • 2019 Was A Great Year For Arthrosurface!

      This has been quite an exciting year for us here at Arthrosurface! Check out some of our highlights from 2019 below!

      Find a Doctor
      Arthrosurface 2019 Year in Review
      Mamie’s Testimonial
      January Mamie
      Blog Post
      February 2019 Year in Review OVO
      WaveKahuna
      Kahuna
      April 2019 A Year in Review Surgeons
      WNYT Video
      May Joseph Zimmerman
      Dr. Uribe Interview
      June Year in Review 2019 John Uribe Beckers
      SpeedSpiral in the News!
      July SpeedSpiral 2019 Year in Review
      Dr. Richard Goding
      Richard Goding August
      About the BOSS System
      BOSS Screw Year in Review 2019 September
      JSES Data
      JSES Shoulder Data Year in Review 2019 October
      About the SpiralUp System
      SpiralUp
      2019 December Orthosummit

       

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    • Bill Continues To Run Competitively with the Arthrosurface Knee Implant System

      We are very excited to introduce you to our newest Knee Patient Testimonial, Bill! Bill received an Arthrosurface Knee implant back in 2015. Now, 4 years later, Bill works as a software test manager for Accenture. Prior to that, he was a personnel systems manager in the Air Force for 20 years. This is where, at 33 years old he developed his love of running. He was able to get pretty fast, too, running at a pace of 5 1/2 minutes per mile.

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    • SpiralUP TCL IFU – Instrument

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    • The Best Exercises To Strengthen and Stabilize Your Knees

      Knee Stretch ExerciseIf you are living with knee pain you may be thinking, “Exercise is the last thing I feel like doing.” However, most people with osteoarthritis of the knees can benefit from regular exercise. Having strong, flexible muscles is one of the best ways to keep knees healthy and prevent further injury. It’s just a matter of learning the right exercises and performing them correctly.

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    • BOSS Toe Fixation System Special Considerations

      BOSS Considerations

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    • SpeedSpiral CMC One Pager

      SpeedSpiral One Pager

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    • BOSS Toe Fixation System IFU

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    • Cozy Fall Comfort Foods with an Anti-Inflammatory Boost of Turmeric

      Turmeric SpiceAs the temperatures drop and the sweaters come out of storage, cozy up with some comfort food that will not only satisfy your taste buds but can also help to prevent joint inflammation!

      Turmeric and the medicinal use of this “golden spice” dates as far back as 4000 years ago in Indian culture. Today it has gained popularity globally for its anti-inflammatory properties. Find out more about this super spice along with a menu of comfort foods that will not only make you feel good but will keep your joints happy as we head into the colder months.

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    • [New Data] Study Supports Benefits of the Arthrosurface OVO® with Glenoid Shoulder System

      OVO® with Inlay Glenoid Shoulder Arthroplasty System

      The data says it all! Excellent Pain Relief, Patient Satisfaction and Functional Improvements using the OVO® with Inlay Glenoid Shoulder Arthroplasty System. A study was recently published in the Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, and you can get all the details here.

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    • Anxiety & Joint Pain- Here are 5 things you can do to help!

      Sad woman with joint pain and anxiety

      There are many reasons why people who have anxiety feel increased joint pain. While there are many types of anxiety disorders, most of them share a common symptom of excessive fear and as a result cause behavioral and functional disturbances. What you may not know is that joint pain is a complex symptom of anxiety.

      Keep reading for 5 things you can do to help reduce both!

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    • SpeedSpiral CMC Allograft Implant- Featured on NBC 10 WJAR

      NBC10 News logo We’re excited to have our SpeedSpiral CMC Allograft Implant featured on NBC  10 WJAR! (aired on 9/16/19)

      The segment featured Dr. Peter Weiss of University Orthopedics in RI. Weiss explains how this implant is revolutionizing thumb arthritis. You can view the segment as well as read the transcript here:

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    • The “BOSS™” makes it’s Debut in Times Square!

      On September 5th, 2019 we introduced our latest implant, the BOSS Toe Fixation System. Shortly afterwards, the media picked up our story and there we were for all to see, in the largest walking city in the US!

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    • Meet Ron! He’s Back on His Feet with Bilateral Arthrosurface Toe Systems

      Meet Ron! This is his story of meeting Dr Tad Sprunger, of Troy Foot & Ankle and receiving the Arthrosurface ToeMotion implants in each Big Toe.

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    • Toe Fusion NOT for you?

      Have you been told that you need a toe fusion? Although it can provide excellent pain control, a fusion is considered a procedure of last resort for patients with a sedentary lifestyle because it eliminates all toe movement, making it especially difficult or impossible for women who want to wear

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    • See why Dr. Richard Goding chooses Arthrosurface

      Dr. Richard Goding is the director of the Joint Preservation Institute of Iowa and specializes in the preservation of injured and arthritic joints! Because Dr. Goding is focused on joint preservation, he decided that the Arthrosurface joint preserving shoulder implant systems integrate extremely well into his practice and for his patients.

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    • It’s National Golf Month! Stay in the game with these tips

      It’s National Golf Month! A time when seasoned golfers are encouraged to share their experience and bring new golfers to the greens.

      Even if you are suffering with joint pain or osteoarthritis, the physical benefits of golf, such as improved strength, balance and coordination, and better range of motion, make it worth staying in the game with a few simple adjustments.

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    • 4 Minute Reduced Cycle Instrument IFU – OVO, OVOMotion, Kahuna

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    • Vince is back to martial arts and lifting weights after his OVO with Inlay Glenoid Shoulder Implant!

      Meet Vince! Vince injured his shoulder in the gym at the college where he was teaching at the time. Years later his day-to-day activities became increasingly painful and difficult. Things like eating, reaching up to open the garage door, and even changing the station on his car radio, were all things that caused Vince a great deal of pain. Vince’s hobbies, which include playing the organ, lifting weights and martial arts, were not possible with the pain he was experiencing in his right arm.

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    • Learn how to improve your joint health with swimming!

      swimmingJuly 11th is National Swimming Pool Day and as you may know, exercising is one of the best things you can do to help relieve your painful joints. However, it is very important that you choose the right type of exercises to improve your joint pain and not make it worse. Those of you with joint pain and arthritis should try out swimming this summer as a great zero-impact activity. It allows you to use all of your muscle groups, increase your range of motion, and also improve your cardiovascular health. The water helps to support your body and reduce the effect of gravity, so it takes the strain off of your joints. It is a great alternative for those who cannot undertake high-impact activities.

      You don’t have to do laps for hours to get the benefits of the water. Just soaking your body in warm water helps to increase your blood flow. It also helps to relax the tension in your muscles and reduces inflammation to the joint area. Doing simple movements, like stretching while dipping in warm water is good enough to promote healing.

      Here are a few more swimming exercises that are great for those with joint pain:

      • Walking around a warm pool. Those who struggle to walk regularly because of their joint pain would benefit from walking in a pool. The water reduces the effect of gravity and therefore, reduces the impact on your joints.
      • Arm Circles. While keeping your head above the water and lower the rest of your body into the water. Keep both elbows straight. Make small circles with your arms and then gradually increase the size of the circles. Do not raise your arms out of the water or let them cross.
      • Doggy-Paddle. This stroke helps to strengthen your arms and legs. To do it you just kick to move forward and simultaneously paddle your hands and arms under the water to move forward.
      • The Crawl. Similar to the doggy-paddle stroke, the crawl keeps you afloat by paddling only your hands under the water to make forward movement.

      *** Avoid exercises like the breast stroke as it is a very stressful swimming style that can bring intense pressure to the muscles and body parts involved.

      Getting Started

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      • Take a class. If you are not very comfortable in the water, try joining a class at your local fitness center, YMCA or an Arthritis Foundation Office. Many fitness centers offer water aerobic classes which are great, low-impact workouts.
      • Be Safe. Swim somewhere that has a lifeguard.
      • Stay hydrated. Dehydration causes damage and degeneration to your joints. So, make sure you are drinking an adequate amount of water a day.
      • Don’t overdo it. If you begin to feel pain, take a break. Slow down if you notice swelling or redness. Remember to ice your joints for up to 20 minutes as needed after activity.
      • Speak to your doctor. Talk about any concerns you have with your doctor. Ask about what sort of pain is normal as you are getting started and what pain is a sign of something more serious.
      • Have fun! Many people find swimming more enjoyable than running. Finding activities that you enjoy and also help you stay active is key to living a healthier lifestyle.

      If your pain persists, it may be time to meet with an orthopedic surgeon. Find one near you with our Find a Doctor tool.

       

      Sources

      jointscenter.org/joints-information/relieving-joint-problems-pain-swimming/

      https://www.arthritis.org/local-offices/http://www.ymca.net/find-your-y/

      Find a Doctor in Your Area

      https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/arthritis/in-depth/arthritis/art-20047971

      http://time.com/4688623/swimming-pool-health-benefits/

      https://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/exercise/arthritis-friendly/lap-swimming.php

      www.livestrong.com/article/327593-the-best-exercise-for-arthritis-swimming/

      www.swimming.org/justswim/exercises-for-arthritis/

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    • Arthrosurface Launches the SpeedSpiral™ CMC System

      Joint preserving implant intended to reduce thumb carpometacarpal joint pain while maintaining pinch strength, range of motion and dexterity.

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    • Grilling Season is here! Try these 4 Joint-Smart Alternatives

      Summer is right around the corner and grilling season is upon us! Continue reading for a few healthy tips for assembling your grilling menu, that don’t skimp on flavor!

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    • WristMotion Post Operative Protocol

      Wrist Post Op Protocol 2019

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    • SpeedSpiral CMC – Instrument

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    • SpeedSpiral CMC Example Codes Used By Surgeons

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    • WristMotion Lunate Arthroplasty System: Suggested Coding

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    • Know the Facts for National Arthritis Awareness Month

      The month of May is recognized as National Arthritis Awareness Month. Arthritis is a disease that impacts more than 50 million Americans, making it the number one cause of disability in the country. The first step in taking control over your arthritis is learning the facts.

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    • It’s Small Business Month!

      Since 1963, the US has recognized small businesses and their impact across America. The month of May honors nearly 30 million small businesses across the country and we’re here to give you the scoop on what we’re all about!

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    • Joint Replacement Awareness- Know Your Options!

       

      May 4 is recognized as “Joint Replacement Awareness Day”. The goal of Joint Replacement Awareness Day is to dispel any concerns and fill the gaps in patients questions regarding joint replacement options.

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    • Marathon Training with Arthritis- Useful Tips!

      There are many people living with arthritis who tolerate moderate running really well, particularly if the arthritis primarily impacts your upper-body joints. However, you should always check with your Doctor or orthopedic surgeon first if you are considering training for a marathon.

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    • SpeedSpiral Tech Guide

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    • Triathlons and Knee Health

      Triathlon season is kicking off and this year we are excited to be exhibiting at several IRONMAN & Marathon Fitness Expos across the US, where we will be educating athletes and attendees, on our joint restoring implants.

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    • PF WaveKahuna One Pager

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    • PF Tech Guide (Includes PF Classic, PF Wave & WaveKahuna)

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    • Spring Surgery

      Spring is finally here and if you’ve been considering knee surgery, studies show that this is the best time of year to do it!

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    • Arthrosurface Launches the Patellofemoral WaveKahuna Arthroplasty System

      FRANKLIN, Mass., March 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Arthrosurface®, Inc., a global leader in joint preservation technology, today announced the launch of its Patellofemoral (PF) WaveKahuna™ Arthroplasty System. The PF WaveKahuna implant is the next generation in Arthrosurface’s commercially-marketed line of Patellofemoral Systems. The implant is proven to improve patients’ quality of life through increased range of motion, reduced pain, faster recovery time and fewer activity restrictions.

      The PF WaveKahuna is designed to restore the unique articular surface geometry of the Patella and the Femoral Trochlear groove, while maintaining patients’ native joint anatomy. The system is a hybrid inlay-onlay design that incorporates a distal femoral trochlear groove implant that mates to a taper post via morse taper interlock. It is a larger implant than the original Arthrosurface PF Wave™, combining both the dome and anatomical patella implant components.

      “In 2006, we revolutionized the patellofemoral arthroplasty market with the launch of the PF Wave,” said Steve Ek, CEO of Arthrosurface. “Before the PF Wave, the orthopedic industry had all but given up on finding a reliable treatment for this patient segment. The PF WaveKahuna will yet again reinvent this class of arthroplasty devices by enabling surgeons to treat a substantially larger population of patients with much more complex patellofemoral pathology, using the same innovative technology that has made the PF Wave so life-changing for patients.”

      The PF WaveKahuna is designed for use in cemented arthroplasty for patients with osteoarthritis limited to the distal patellofemoral joint, patients with a history of patellar dislocation or patellar fracture and patients with failed previous surgery where pain, deformity or dysfunction persists.

      In a recent study of patients suffering from isolated patellofemoral osteoarthritis (OA), patellofemoral inlay arthroplasty was conducted using the Arthrosurface PF Wave implants. Data showed patients who received the PF Wave implant experienced high satisfaction and significant improvement in knee function and pain and had no radiographic progression of OA after five years. In contrast, the onlay group showed significant radiographic progression with 53 percent of patients exhibiting progression of medial and/or lateral tibiofemoral OA after two years.

      “The new WaveKahuna implant, with its larger lateralized flange, provides full trochlear coverage and, therefore, is the perfect solution for patients suffering from extensive patellofemoral cartilage defects,” said Andreas B. Imhoff, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Director/Chairman Department of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Hospital Rechts der Isar, University of Munich, Germany. “At the same time, the inlay design not only maintains existing biomechanics but also recreates a trochlear groove in patients with a dysplastic trochlear. So, no matter what caused the patellofemoral arthritis, the WaveKahuna implant fits nearly all of them, making it our favorite patellofemoral prosthesis.”

      To learn more about Arthrosurface’s Patellofemoral WaveKahuna Arthroplasty System, click here.

      Visit the Arthrosurface Booth #3806 at the AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting, March 13-15, 2019, to learn more.

      About Arthrosurface®, Inc.

      Arthrosurface®, Inc. is a global leader in joint preservation technology, manufacturing less invasive joint replacements that are clinically proven to help patients stay active by increasing range of motion and reducing pain. The company’s product portfolio features more than 150 different surface implant curvatures for the knee, shoulder, hip, ankle, wrist and toe that are designed to treat upper and lower extremity orthopedic conditions caused by trauma, injury and arthritic disease. More than 100,000 patients have been treated with Arthrosurface implants since the company was founded in 2002. Arthrosurface markets and distributes its products in the United States and around the world, with more than 5,000 surgeons currently using Arthrosurface products in more than 25 countries. For more information, please visit our website at www.arthrosurface.com.

      SOURCE Arthrosurface, Inc.

       

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    • Here’s What We Have in Store for You at the AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting – Booth 3806

      Come visit Arthrosurface at Booth #3806 during the AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting to learn more about our less invasive joint replacements that are clinically proven to help patients stay active by increasing range of motion and reducing pain.AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting - Booth 3806

      *Spoiler Alert*

      We’re launching a new product at the AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting and can’t wait to show you! Meet us at our booth, you won’t want to miss this!

      **Also, we’re showcasing our new OVOMotion with Inlay Glenoid arthroplasty System as well! Launched in the fall of 2018, the OVOMotion™ Shoulder Arthroplasty System with Inlay Glenoid. If you have not taken the time to learn about this revolutionary system, stop by our booth to do so!

      Innovation Theatre Session: Thursday, March 14th 3:15 – 3:35PM in Booth #3032:

      During our innovation theatre session Dr. Gregory Nicholson, MD, will discuss treating shoulder osteoarthritis using Arthrosurface’s Stemless OVOMotion and Inlay Glenoid Total Shoulder System. The combination of a non-spherical humeral head and inlay glenoid is proven to achieve 20-30% better range of motion compared to traditional stemmed/stemless designs. Further clinical insights, experience, and surgical technique will also be presented.

      Ask the Experts:

      Arthrosurface experienced surgeons will be at our booth to help you understand the benefits of our implant systems.

      Anthony Miniaci, MD, is a staff physician within Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Sports Health and his specialty includes shoulder reconstruction, knee reconstruction and cartilage resurfacing.

      Mr Raghbir Khakha

      Raghbir has published in all aspects of knee surgery and presented both nationally and internationally. He is an honorary lecturer at Winchester University and runs educational courses for higher orthopaedic surgical trainees in London. Raghbir is a long time user of Arthrosurface implants and is a great resource for all of your questions.

      • Wednesday 12:30-13:30
      • Thursday 12:30-13:30
      • Friday 10:00-11:00

      Meet a Patient:Meet Rudy Kadlub at the AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting

      Competitive powerlifter, Rudy Kadlub, will be joining us at our booth. Rudy has had both his shoulders restored using our OVO® Primary Stemless Shoulder System with Inlay Glenoid. He is currently the IPL World Champion in his division and continues to break records! Watch his full patient testimonial here.

      Toe Implant Systems:

      The ToeMotion Total Toe System restores mobility and maintains native biomechanics using a dual curved HemiCAP DF and a modular tray-style phalangeal implant with a threaded baseplate. Fourth generation fixation components provide stable constructs on both sides of the joint.

      Wrist Implant System:

      The WristMotion Hemiarthroplasty System is used in conjunction with a Proximal Row Carpectomy (PRC) to replace an arthritic or incongruent capitate for the treatment of SNAC & SLAC Wrists. **We’ll also be showing a sneak-peak of a new CMC Allograft product that will be available soon!

      Snacks!

      Because who doesn’t love snacks! Swing by our booth to fuel up with a hot cup of coffee and a freshly baked cookie and walk away with some new knowledge about our products, it’s a win-win!

      We hope to see you at Booth #3806!

       

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    • The OVO® Stemless Total Shoulder Implant with Inlay Glenoid Gets Roger Back Riding His Bike!

      We’d like to introduce our newest shoulder patient testimonial, Roger McClaine! Roger received the  OVO® Stemless Total Shoulder with Inlay Glenoid Implant System about a year and a half ago.

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    • 5 Ways to Avoid Joint Pain in the Winter

      Do you find that as the colder weather arrives, you feel more pain in your joints? The big question is

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    • Arthrosurface® Revolutionizes Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

      In 2001, Steve Ek, the current CEO of Arthrosurface®, began experimenting with the idea that

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    • It’s National Almond Day! Here’s 3 Key Benefits to consider.

      Happy National Almond Day! It’s no surprise that when it comes to almonds, these little guys pack a big punch!

      But the question is, do you know just how beneficial the almond really is? We’re taking a look at 3 of the key benefits of including this super food in your nutrition plan. Keep in mind that when choosing an almond to snack on, going raw is your best choice.

      Quick fact: The almond in botanical terms, is not a nut but a “drupe” or stone fruit in which the outer fleshy part surrounds a single shell of hardened endocarp (flesh) with a seed or (kernel) inside.

      Almonds

      1. Antioxidant 

      The powerful antioxidants in the almond are mostly found in the brown skin. Hence; why these are a superior choice over selecting blanched almonds. The antioxidants in this “super drupe” help protect against oxidative stress. Oxidative stress can cause damage to molecules in your cells which contributes to inflammation, aging and diseases like cancer.

      2. High in Calcium

      Almonds contain nearly 200mg of the recommended daily dose of calcium. Their versatility makes them an easy addition to your diet. Studies have also shown that when a clinical study was performed on ingesting almond meal, it increased the bone mineral density and inhibited the growth of osteoporosis forming cells. Ultimately showing that the almond has a truly positive effect on bone health!

      3. Magnesium

      Almonds

      Overall, magnesium assures the strength and firmness of bones and makes teeth harder. Since magnesium participates in an astonishing array of biochemical reactions, it’s no surprise that it’s essential for healthy bones and teeth. Most notably, adequate magnesium is essential for absorption and metabolism of calcium. Lucky for you, just one ounce of almonds contains 80mg of magnesium!

       

      In conclusion, these powerhouse “drupes”  are worth considering when you are looking for a nutrient dense boost! Try as an alternative to dairy milk, added crunch to your salad or a “nut butter” spread on whole grain toast… the options and benefits of the almond are endless.

       

       

      Sources

      https://nuts.com/healthy-eating/foods-for-bone-density

      https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/9-proven-benefits-of-almonds

      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20947104

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almond

      Key minerals for bone health — magnesium

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    • Wave Kahuna IFU – Patella Implant

      Wave Kahuna IFU – Patella Implant

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    • Wave Kahuna IFU – Patello-Femoral Implant

      Wave Kahuna IFU – Patello-Femoral Implant

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    • Mamie Finds Relief from an Unsuccessful Synthetic Cartilage Toe Implant with the ToeMotion!

      Meet Mamie Kerr, our newest ToeMotion Patient Testimonial!

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    • Tips to Reduce Joint Pain on Thanksgiving

      For those of you who suffer from joint pain and arthritis

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    • Regular Cycle Instrument IFU – OVO, OVOMotion & Kahuna

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    • Shoulder IFU – Implants (OVOMotion)

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    • Arthrosurface Launches the Stemless OVOMotion Shoulder Arthroplasty System

      FRANKLIN, Mass.Oct. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Arthrosurface®, Inc. announced today the official launch of its latest product,

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    • Pumpkin Spice Really is Everything Nice

      Whether you are a pumpkin spice fiend or are sick of the hype, I’m here to tell you that pumpkin spice may help you relieve some of your joint pain.

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    • OVO / OVOMotion with Inlay Glenoid Shoulder Arthroplasty Tech Guide

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    • 10 Unlikely Things That Cause Joint Pain

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      When you think of causes of joint pain, most people go immediately to age, too much exercise, injury and arthritis.

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    • HemiCAP Hip Patient, Kellie, Hits Her 15 Year Milestone

      We are so excited to share an update on one of our very first Hip HemiCAP Implant recipients, Kellie who recently hit her 15-year milestone!

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    • Happy National Avocado Day!

      If you suffer from arthritis or any other condition that causes inflammation,

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    • Rudy is Back to Breaking Powerlifting World Records After Receiving Bilateral OVO Implants

      We’re very excited to introduce our newest patient testimonial, Rudy Kadlub, who opted for bilateral OVO Stemless Total Shoulder implants with Inlay Glenoids!

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    • 5 Tips for Traveling with Joint Pain

      In the midst of summer, we know many people are heading out on their long-awaited travels. Whether it be a vacation with your family, a business trip, or a quick weekend get away with your friends, chances are you will be going somewhere this month for your next adventure. July and August are the most popular travel months of the year. If you suffer with joint pain, traveling can be tedious and not something you look forward to. Although it can’t be fully avoided, here are a few tips to help you avoid joint pain while traveling!

      Tips for Traveling Pain-Free

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      Walking and Stretching. Traveling involves a lot of sitting. Whether you are traveling by plane, train, or car, an important travel tip is to make sure to get up and move. The hours that you are sitting down can cause stiffness in your joints. Whenever you get the chance get up and walk, whether it be throughout the airport, at the pit stop, or around the train station, walking will help to make your joints less stiff. Before starting your trip, you should stretch. Stretching will help by reducing your stiffness and pain. It will also help loosen your muscles and prepare your body for all the sitting. Even if you feel as though you have walked and stretched enough, know that the more you walk and stretch the better you will feel.

      Make Sure to Pack your Medication. Many people think they can just skip out on taking their medication while they are on vacation. This is not a good idea. Not taking your medication can cause your joints to flare up even more. It will just add to the discomfort you will already be in from all the traveling. Another important tip in terms of medication is to make sure you pack it in an accessible area. Whether you are flying, driving, or taking the train, putting your medications in your carry-on bag or purse is extremely important. It needs to be somewhere you can get to easily and take whenever needed. In the case that your checked bag gets lost, at least you will still have your important medications on you.
      Travel Talk

      Discuss with your Doctor. Planning your vacation is a process and one very important step is speaking with your doctor. You can discuss with them what type of trip best suits you. The trip will depend on how much pain you are in because that can affect what you can and can’t do. Discussing the trip will help you have the best experience while on your vacation. The amount of time that you are traveling has an impact on any pain and stiffness that you’ll feel. Your doctor will be able to tell you how long they think you should be sitting down/resting during your trip.

      Staying Health Conscious. Eating healthy and staying hydrated are a few healthy lifestyle hacks that seems to slip away when traveling because most of the options for food are not very good for you. Things like chips and processed foods contain ingredients that cause inflammation. Next time consider bringing your own food to the airport. Things like apples, bananas, oranges and even sandwiches are allowed through airport security. Along with being conscious of what you are eating, also make sure you are staying hydrated. Drinking water is important in helping to minimize joint stiffness. Water bottles are often very expensive to buy at the airport, but you are allowed to bring your own reusable bottle when traveling (just make sure it’s empty when you’re going through security). Airports often have bubblers throughout the terminals or you can just ask any restaurant to fill up your bottle.

      TravelThink Ahead. If you can choose your seat when booking a flight or train ticket, book an aisle seat. Sitting in the aisle seat will give you the chance to get up whenever you start to feel stiff. Another benefit of the aisle seat is that you get to extend your legs, which can help with your pain. If possible, try to book a seat with extra leg room to give yourself a bit more comfort. Another way to travel smart when you have joint pain is to take shorter flights, if possible. Although having a bunch of connections takes longer, it will allow you to move more frequently. Even better than taking more flights is driving. By driving you are on your own schedule and you can make a stop whenever you want. Getting out, stretching, and walking around will help to alleviate stiffness and subside pain.

      Whether you are heading out on a crazy adventure or a trip only a few hours away make sure to keep these tips in mind to have the minimum amount of joint pain possible!

       

      Sources

      https://www.newsmax.com/health/health-news/rheumatoid-arthritis-traveling-tips/2018/05/26/id/862598/

      https://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/pain-management/tips/pain-free-travel-tips.php

      https://www.everydayhealth.com/knee-pain/traveling-with-knee-pain.aspx

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    • Arthrosurface receives FDA Clearance of Patellofemoral WaveKahuna Arthroplasty System

      FRANKLIN, Mass.June 29, 2018 — Today, Arthrosurface, Inc., a leading provider of minimally invasive, motion preserving joint restoration systems, announces their recent FDA 510(k) Clearance to market the Patellofemoral (PF) WaveKahuna Arthroplasty System. The PF WaveKahuna Arthroplasty System is a line extension to The Company’s previously cleared and commercially marketed family of HemiCAP® Patellofemoral & PF Wave Systems.

      Shane Shankle, VP of US Sales expressed, “As a market leader in Patellofemoral Arthroplasty, we are very excited to round out our line with the PF WaveKahuna System. The larger implants will allow a surgeon to choose from a wide range of size offerings to better serve the patient’s needs and allow them to maintain their quality of life.”

      The PF WaveKahuna restores the unique articular surface geometry of the Patella and Femoral Trochlea while maintaining the patient’s native anatomy. It’s innovative, extended lateral aspect and trochlear geometry is designed to address challenging Patellofemoral tracking and stability conditions as well as providing increased coverage of the trochlear groove. Furthermore, the novel patella design combines the clinical benefits of both the anatomic and dome patella implants from the PF Wave System. Additionally, the PF WaveKahuna femoral component is designed to mate with the currently marketed Arthrosurface PF Wave Fixation Component. The existing surgical technique is unchanged, with the addition of a superior ream step.

      “The FDA clearance comes shortly after data recently presented at ESSKA confirmed significantly improved postoperative outcomes with high patient satisfaction and no progression of knee arthritis at 5 years follow-up. The timing could not be better,” said Dawn Wilson, VP of Quality & Regulatory.

      About Arthrosurface: Arthrosurface, Inc. is a global orthopedic medical technology business providing a broad portfolio of essential products and instrumentation used to treat upper and lower extremity orthopedic conditions caused by trauma, injury and arthritic disease. Arthrosurface is the inventor and market leader in joint preservation with inlay arthroplasty. Our product offerings include joint preservation implants, instruments and orthobiologics. Founded in 2002, Arthrosurface markets and distributes its products in the US and around the world and has succeeded in helping patients return to activity for over 14 years. For more information, please visit our website at www.arthrosurface.com

      SOURCE Arthrosurface, Inc.

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    • Tips to Help You Safely Have Fun in the Sun This Summer

      Happy First Day of Summer! Summer is a great time to

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    • Positive Knee Preservation Outcomes Using the Innovative Arthrosurface Inlay PF Wave™

      Franklin, Massachusetts based Arthrosurface, Inc. announced today that midterm clinical results reconfirmed joint preservation in patellofemoral (PF) surgery with the PF Wave™ Implant System. 5-year results presented by Dr. Jonas Pogorzelski at the recent ESSKA Congress in Glasgow, Scotland found significant improvement in symptoms and no progression of knee arthritis.

      PF Wave™

      Isolated patellofemoral arthritis occurs when there is loss of cartilage limited to the central portion of the knee joint. For advanced stages, partial joint replacement has become the leading treatment. The Arthrosurface PF Wave Inlay Arthroplasty Design adapts and restores the patient’s unique joint surface providing a novel, anatomic approach to treating isolated patellofemoral arthritis. Derek Jones, MD, Section head of Sports Medicine and Cartilage Restoration at the Ochsner Sports Medicine Institute in New Orleans said, “Over the course of the past 8 years, I have been very encouraged seeing my patients return to high levels of work and sports following this procedure. Our joint preservation experience is similar to those presented at ESSKA.” In contrast, traditional Onlay implants require more extensive bone cuts and tend to sit high on the new joint surface, thereby increasing the risk of overstuffing the joint.

      PF Wave™

      Based on their findings presented at ESSKA, lead author Prof. Andreas Imhoff, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Director/Chairman Department of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at the University of Munich concluded, “We observed significantly improved postoperative outcomes with high patient satisfaction at the two-year follow up. This trend held true for the 5-year results, too.”

      According to Matthias Schurhoff, VP of Clinical Affairs, “seeing these study results continue to show no arthritic changes at the 5-year mark while holding significant pain relief and functional improvement is very validating for us. These results support our belief that our unique inlay concept provides a contemporary arthroplasty track in patellofemoral surgery.”

      Arthrosurface continues to innovate Patellofemoral Arthroplasty by providing active alternatives to total knee replacement and allowing more patients access to knee preservation options.

      About Arthrosurface: Arthrosurface, Inc. is a global orthopedic medical technology business providing a broad portfolio of essential products and instrumentation used to treat upper and lower extremity orthopedic conditions caused by trauma, injury and arthritic disease. Arthrosurface is the inventor and market leader in joint preservation with inlay arthroplasty. Our product offerings include joint preservation implants, instruments and orthobiologics. Founded in 2002, Arthrosurface markets and distributes its products in the US and around the world and has succeeded in helping patients return to activity for over 14 years. For more information, please visit our website at www.arthrosurface.com.

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    • PF Patient Pamphlet (Spanish)

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    • It’s Not Too Late to Plan the Perfect Father’s Day!

      It is not too late to plan the perfect Father’s Day to show your dad just how much you love him! We planned a

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    • AAOS Rewind! Introducing our PF WaveKahuna™ Arthroplasty System

      AAOS may not be taking place this week, but in honor of this well attended meeting, we are sharing a highlight from last years meeting!

      The following interview with SmartTRAK from AAOS 2019 discusses the latest addition to our line of joint preservation knee implants, the PF WaveKahuna™ Arthroplasty System! This implant was designed for use in patients with osteoarthritis in the patellofemoral joint, patients with a history of patellar dislocation or patellar fracture and patients with failed previous surgery where pain, deformity or dysfunction persists.

      In case you missed it, keep reading for the whole scoop!

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    • 10 Stretches to Relieve Muscle Tension

      Working from home? We’ve got you covered! Here are 10 stretches you can do to #StayActive, and help prevent muscle tension.

      As many people are settling into working from home, we’ve compiled a list of 10 stretches you can do to take a break from your computer. Whether you have arthritis or not, these stretches are beneficial to all.

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    • The Benefits of Matcha Green Tea

      In honor of St Patrick’s Day and a nod to all things green, we’re taking a look at the benefits of drinking the brilliant emerald-toned beverage…Matcha Green Tea!

      Not only have researchers found that drinking tea lowers levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, but psychologists have proposed that the color green has many calming benefits. Add those two elements together for a soothing and comforting result we all could use a little more of this year.

      Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of this ancient tea.

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    • [Another] Study Confirms the Benefits of Arthrosurface’s OVO® with Inlay Glenoid Shoulder Arthroplasty System

      Clinical Study Shows Improved Clinical Outcomes, High Rate of Return to Activity for Patients with Arthrosurface OVO® with Inlay Glenoid Shoulder Arthroplasty System

      Data published in Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery found excellent range of motion with no reoperations or radiographic loosening.

      Continue reading for all the details from our press release!

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    • The Appealing Benefits of Anatomic Joint Preservation Arthroplasty- ODT Magazine

      See why the aging, active population is favoring joint preservation over traditional total joint replacement.

      “In my opinion, the demand for joint preservation procedures will continue well beyond 2020, driven by the fact that fitness and an active way of life are now priorities for many people.” – Kevin Farmer, MD, Associate Professor at the University of Florida Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation.

      Continue reading to learn more about the benefits and the future of joint preservation.

    • SpeedSpiral Post Operative Protocol

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    • Rudy Kadlub – Through My Eyes: Living With Shoulder Arthritis

      “You won’t be able to weightlift anymore. That’s what my orthopedic surgeon told me when we sat down to discuss getting a total shoulder replacement, something that seemed necessary to  treat my glenohumeral osteoarthritis (aka shoulder arthritis),” said, Rudy Kadlub, World-Class, Record Breaking Powerlifter and bi-lateral (both shoulders) Arthrosurface OVO with Inlay Glenoid Shoulder Patient.

      Read Rudy’s incredible journey, beginning with his powerlifting career all the way to his decision to go the less invasive route with the Arthrosurface Anatomic Total Shoulder System in order to Stay Active. “Through My Eyes: Living with Shoulder Arthritis”

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    • Key Trends In Outpatient Orthopedics: Dr. Brian McKeon Weighs In

      “I expect that within 10 years, 90% of all orthopedic surgeries will be performed in an outpatient setting.” – Brian McKeon, MD

      Dr. McKeon spoke to Beckers ASC Review about the rise in outpatient surgeries and how innovative products, like our joint preservation systems are enabling them. Read on to learn about the changes he anticipates in the coming years and how nicely Arthrosurface fits into the plan.

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    • Baby Boomers Find Alternatives to Traditional Total Joint Replacements with Arthrosurface

      Millions from the baby boomer generation in the US suffer from arthritis or chronic joint pain, and in many cases, a traditional total joint replacement leaves behind residual pain and restricted activity.  Dr. Anthony Miniaci discusses how less invasive procedures, such as those enabled by Arthrosurface implants, can help tackle these issues. Check it out below.

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    • 12 Questions to Ask Your Surgeon before Toe Surgery

      Do you suffer from Toe pain due to Arthritis or pain in your big toe that is limiting your range of motion? Many patients are unaware of all the treatment options available to them, many having post-operative limitations. Patients should feel comfortable with their post-operative expectations. For example, after toe fusion, you will not be able to bend your toe or perform certain tasks that you may have done prior to the surgery. It is important to ask your surgeon the right questions, so you are receiving the appropriate surgical procedure suitable for your lifestyle. At Arthrosurface, we want the best outcomes for our patients, so we’ve put together a helpful list of questions for you to ask your surgeon.

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    • Joint Preservation- 7 Questions with John Uribe, MD

      “Inlay glenoid implants are a paradigm-changer in shoulder surgery”- John Uribe, MD

      In case you missed it! This interview originally appeared in Becker’s ASC Review in June 2019. Angie Stewart from Becker’s ASC Review interviewed Dr. John Uribe about his experience with the Arthrosurface joint implant systems. Check out the interview below for 7 Questions with John Uribe, MD

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    • Orthopedic Design & Technology Interviewed Arthrosurface CEO Steve Ek

      In case you missed it.

      This interview originally appeared on June 4, 2019 in ODT (Orthopedic Design and Technology) The interview with Steve Ek, CEO at Arthrosurface, dives into the innovation developing within the extremities market. Check it out below.

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    • Considering Shoulder Surgery? Must-Have Questions for Your Surgeon!

      Have you been told that you need a shoulder replacement? Many patients are unaware of all the treatment options available to them, many having post-operative limitations. Patients should feel comfortable with their post-operative expectations. For example, after a traditional total shoulder replacement, some range of motion will be lost and a weight restriction is typically given. It is important to ask your surgeon the right questions, so you are receiving the appropriate surgical procedure suitable for your injury and lifestyle. At Arthrosurface, we want the best outcomes for our patients, so we’ve put together a helpful list of questions for you to ask your surgeon.

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    • Our Shoulder System Featured on Local News Channel!

      In case you missed it.

      This news story originally appeared on WNYT-TV on May 16, 2019 which discussed new options for shoulder surgery. Dr. Joseph Zimmerman and his patient Roger were interviewed about their experience with the OVO® Stemless Total Shoulder Implant. Check it out below.

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    • New Report Outlines Two Revision Cases to Arthrosurface HemiCAP

      Patients Are Living Longer and More Active Lifestyles

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      Arthrosurface Patient (Mamie) who revised an unsuccessful synthetic cartilage implant to ToeMotion

      More and more Hallux Rigidus (stiffness/arthritis of the big toe joint) patients are demanding solutions that not only relieve their pain, but also allow them to improve their range of motion. For this reason, synthetic cartilage implants became a popular solution among those physicians treating Hallux Rigidus. However, when these implants fail, patients and surgeons alike are seeking motion preserving solutions in lieu of the less desirable toe fusion as their revision choice. As each generation becomes increasingly active, patients are looking to avoid fusion surgeries that limit their range of motion and thus affect their lifestyles and activities.

      Due to the increased number of synthetic cartilage implant failures, Dr. Lisa Klemeyer among others, are choosing to use a metatarsal hemiarthroplasty implant (HemiCAP; ToeMotion; Arthrosurface) to revise these patients. In the recent case report, Dr. Klemeyer documented her technique, considerations and outcomes for review.

      Motion Preservation in Hallux Rigidus After Failure of Hydrogel Implantation: Treatment Considerations and a Report of 2 Cases

      What Dr. Klemeyer and Carpenter Found:

      “Revision to metatarsal hemiarthroplasty provided high patient satisfaction with substantial pain relief and improvement in ROM and function”

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      HemiCAP DF w/ BOSS Screw

      In September we launched the BOSS Toe Fixation System. Specifically designed for cases presenting with metaphyseal bone loss, it is intended to improve stabilization and provide patients with a motion-preserving alternative to toe fusion.

      Use Arthrosurface First!

      If you have not yet received a synthetic cartilage implant, but are suffering from Hallux Rigidus, the Arthrosurface toe implant systems may be the right first option for you. Our implant systems have a taper post (screw) that locks into the implant cap via morse taper. The taper post fixates into the bone eliminating the risk of any movement of the system. The Total Toe System combines our metatarsal implant (HemiCAP DF) with a component on the opposite side of the joint (phalangeal) should you have arthritis on both sides of the joint.

      If you are suffering from Hallux Rigidus and are interested in the Arthrosurface Toe Implant Systems, please use our find the doctor tool to receive a list of surgeons in your area.

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    • 2019 Was A Great Year For Arthrosurface!

      This has been quite an exciting year for us here at Arthrosurface! Check out some of our highlights from 2019 below!

      Find a Doctor
      Arthrosurface 2019 Year in Review
      Mamie’s Testimonial
      January Mamie
      Blog Post
      February 2019 Year in Review OVO
      WaveKahuna
      Kahuna
      April 2019 A Year in Review Surgeons
      WNYT Video
      May Joseph Zimmerman
      Dr. Uribe Interview
      June Year in Review 2019 John Uribe Beckers
      SpeedSpiral in the News!
      July SpeedSpiral 2019 Year in Review
      Dr. Richard Goding
      Richard Goding August
      About the BOSS System
      BOSS Screw Year in Review 2019 September
      JSES Data
      JSES Shoulder Data Year in Review 2019 October
      About the SpiralUp System
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      2019 December Orthosummit

       

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    • Bill Continues To Run Competitively with the Arthrosurface Knee Implant System

      We are very excited to introduce you to our newest Knee Patient Testimonial, Bill! Bill received an Arthrosurface Knee implant back in 2015. Now, 4 years later, Bill works as a software test manager for Accenture. Prior to that, he was a personnel systems manager in the Air Force for 20 years. This is where, at 33 years old he developed his love of running. He was able to get pretty fast, too, running at a pace of 5 1/2 minutes per mile.

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    • The Best Exercises To Strengthen and Stabilize Your Knees

      Knee Stretch ExerciseIf you are living with knee pain you may be thinking, “Exercise is the last thing I feel like doing.” However, most people with osteoarthritis of the knees can benefit from regular exercise. Having strong, flexible muscles is one of the best ways to keep knees healthy and prevent further injury. It’s just a matter of learning the right exercises and performing them correctly.

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    • BOSS Toe Fixation System Special Considerations

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    • Cozy Fall Comfort Foods with an Anti-Inflammatory Boost of Turmeric

      Turmeric SpiceAs the temperatures drop and the sweaters come out of storage, cozy up with some comfort food that will not only satisfy your taste buds but can also help to prevent joint inflammation!

      Turmeric and the medicinal use of this “golden spice” dates as far back as 4000 years ago in Indian culture. Today it has gained popularity globally for its anti-inflammatory properties. Find out more about this super spice along with a menu of comfort foods that will not only make you feel good but will keep your joints happy as we head into the colder months.

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    • [New Data] Study Supports Benefits of the Arthrosurface OVO® with Glenoid Shoulder System

      OVO® with Inlay Glenoid Shoulder Arthroplasty System

      The data says it all! Excellent Pain Relief, Patient Satisfaction and Functional Improvements using the OVO® with Inlay Glenoid Shoulder Arthroplasty System. A study was recently published in the Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, and you can get all the details here.

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    • Anxiety & Joint Pain- Here are 5 things you can do to help!

      Sad woman with joint pain and anxiety

      There are many reasons why people who have anxiety feel increased joint pain. While there are many types of anxiety disorders, most of them share a common symptom of excessive fear and as a result cause behavioral and functional disturbances. What you may not know is that joint pain is a complex symptom of anxiety.

      Keep reading for 5 things you can do to help reduce both!

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    • SpeedSpiral CMC Allograft Implant- Featured on NBC 10 WJAR

      NBC10 News logo We’re excited to have our SpeedSpiral CMC Allograft Implant featured on NBC  10 WJAR! (aired on 9/16/19)

      The segment featured Dr. Peter Weiss of University Orthopedics in RI. Weiss explains how this implant is revolutionizing thumb arthritis. You can view the segment as well as read the transcript here:

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    • The “BOSS™” makes it’s Debut in Times Square!

      On September 5th, 2019 we introduced our latest implant, the BOSS Toe Fixation System. Shortly afterwards, the media picked up our story and there we were for all to see, in the largest walking city in the US!

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    • Meet Ron! He’s Back on His Feet with Bilateral Arthrosurface Toe Systems

      Meet Ron! This is his story of meeting Dr Tad Sprunger, of Troy Foot & Ankle and receiving the Arthrosurface ToeMotion implants in each Big Toe.

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    • Toe Fusion NOT for you?

      Have you been told that you need a toe fusion? Although it can provide excellent pain control, a fusion is considered a procedure of last resort for patients with a sedentary lifestyle because it eliminates all toe movement, making it especially difficult or impossible for women who want to wear

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    • See why Dr. Richard Goding chooses Arthrosurface

      Dr. Richard Goding is the director of the Joint Preservation Institute of Iowa and specializes in the preservation of injured and arthritic joints! Because Dr. Goding is focused on joint preservation, he decided that the Arthrosurface joint preserving shoulder implant systems integrate extremely well into his practice and for his patients.

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    • It’s National Golf Month! Stay in the game with these tips

      It’s National Golf Month! A time when seasoned golfers are encouraged to share their experience and bring new golfers to the greens.

      Even if you are suffering with joint pain or osteoarthritis, the physical benefits of golf, such as improved strength, balance and coordination, and better range of motion, make it worth staying in the game with a few simple adjustments.

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    • 4 Minute Reduced Cycle Instrument IFU – OVO, OVOMotion, Kahuna

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    • Vince is back to martial arts and lifting weights after his OVO with Inlay Glenoid Shoulder Implant!

      Meet Vince! Vince injured his shoulder in the gym at the college where he was teaching at the time. Years later his day-to-day activities became increasingly painful and difficult. Things like eating, reaching up to open the garage door, and even changing the station on his car radio, were all things that caused Vince a great deal of pain. Vince’s hobbies, which include playing the organ, lifting weights and martial arts, were not possible with the pain he was experiencing in his right arm.

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    • Learn how to improve your joint health with swimming!

      swimmingJuly 11th is National Swimming Pool Day and as you may know, exercising is one of the best things you can do to help relieve your painful joints. However, it is very important that you choose the right type of exercises to improve your joint pain and not make it worse. Those of you with joint pain and arthritis should try out swimming this summer as a great zero-impact activity. It allows you to use all of your muscle groups, increase your range of motion, and also improve your cardiovascular health. The water helps to support your body and reduce the effect of gravity, so it takes the strain off of your joints. It is a great alternative for those who cannot undertake high-impact activities.

      You don’t have to do laps for hours to get the benefits of the water. Just soaking your body in warm water helps to increase your blood flow. It also helps to relax the tension in your muscles and reduces inflammation to the joint area. Doing simple movements, like stretching while dipping in warm water is good enough to promote healing.

      Here are a few more swimming exercises that are great for those with joint pain:

      • Walking around a warm pool. Those who struggle to walk regularly because of their joint pain would benefit from walking in a pool. The water reduces the effect of gravity and therefore, reduces the impact on your joints.
      • Arm Circles. While keeping your head above the water and lower the rest of your body into the water. Keep both elbows straight. Make small circles with your arms and then gradually increase the size of the circles. Do not raise your arms out of the water or let them cross.
      • Doggy-Paddle. This stroke helps to strengthen your arms and legs. To do it you just kick to move forward and simultaneously paddle your hands and arms under the water to move forward.
      • The Crawl. Similar to the doggy-paddle stroke, the crawl keeps you afloat by paddling only your hands under the water to make forward movement.

      *** Avoid exercises like the breast stroke as it is a very stressful swimming style that can bring intense pressure to the muscles and body parts involved.

      Getting Started

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      • Take a class. If you are not very comfortable in the water, try joining a class at your local fitness center, YMCA or an Arthritis Foundation Office. Many fitness centers offer water aerobic classes which are great, low-impact workouts.
      • Be Safe. Swim somewhere that has a lifeguard.
      • Stay hydrated. Dehydration causes damage and degeneration to your joints. So, make sure you are drinking an adequate amount of water a day.
      • Don’t overdo it. If you begin to feel pain, take a break. Slow down if you notice swelling or redness. Remember to ice your joints for up to 20 minutes as needed after activity.
      • Speak to your doctor. Talk about any concerns you have with your doctor. Ask about what sort of pain is normal as you are getting started and what pain is a sign of something more serious.
      • Have fun! Many people find swimming more enjoyable than running. Finding activities that you enjoy and also help you stay active is key to living a healthier lifestyle.

      If your pain persists, it may be time to meet with an orthopedic surgeon. Find one near you with our Find a Doctor tool.

       

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      www.swimming.org/justswim/exercises-for-arthritis/

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    • Arthrosurface Launches the SpeedSpiral™ CMC System

      Joint preserving implant intended to reduce thumb carpometacarpal joint pain while maintaining pinch strength, range of motion and dexterity.

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      Summer is right around the corner and grilling season is upon us! Continue reading for a few healthy tips for assembling your grilling menu, that don’t skimp on flavor!

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    • Know the Facts for National Arthritis Awareness Month

      The month of May is recognized as National Arthritis Awareness Month. Arthritis is a disease that impacts more than 50 million Americans, making it the number one cause of disability in the country. The first step in taking control over your arthritis is learning the facts.

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    • It’s Small Business Month!

      Since 1963, the US has recognized small businesses and their impact across America. The month of May honors nearly 30 million small businesses across the country and we’re here to give you the scoop on what we’re all about!

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    • Joint Replacement Awareness- Know Your Options!

       

      May 4 is recognized as “Joint Replacement Awareness Day”. The goal of Joint Replacement Awareness Day is to dispel any concerns and fill the gaps in patients questions regarding joint replacement options.

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    • Marathon Training with Arthritis- Useful Tips!

      There are many people living with arthritis who tolerate moderate running really well, particularly if the arthritis primarily impacts your upper-body joints. However, you should always check with your Doctor or orthopedic surgeon first if you are considering training for a marathon.

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    • Triathlons and Knee Health

      Triathlon season is kicking off and this year we are excited to be exhibiting at several IRONMAN & Marathon Fitness Expos across the US, where we will be educating athletes and attendees, on our joint restoring implants.

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    • Spring Surgery

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    • Arthrosurface Launches the Patellofemoral WaveKahuna Arthroplasty System

      FRANKLIN, Mass., March 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Arthrosurface®, Inc., a global leader in joint preservation technology, today announced the launch of its Patellofemoral (PF) WaveKahuna™ Arthroplasty System. The PF WaveKahuna implant is the next generation in Arthrosurface’s commercially-marketed line of Patellofemoral Systems. The implant is proven to improve patients’ quality of life through increased range of motion, reduced pain, faster recovery time and fewer activity restrictions.

      The PF WaveKahuna is designed to restore the unique articular surface geometry of the Patella and the Femoral Trochlear groove, while maintaining patients’ native joint anatomy. The system is a hybrid inlay-onlay design that incorporates a distal femoral trochlear groove implant that mates to a taper post via morse taper interlock. It is a larger implant than the original Arthrosurface PF Wave™, combining both the dome and anatomical patella implant components.

      “In 2006, we revolutionized the patellofemoral arthroplasty market with the launch of the PF Wave,” said Steve Ek, CEO of Arthrosurface. “Before the PF Wave, the orthopedic industry had all but given up on finding a reliable treatment for this patient segment. The PF WaveKahuna will yet again reinvent this class of arthroplasty devices by enabling surgeons to treat a substantially larger population of patients with much more complex patellofemoral pathology, using the same innovative technology that has made the PF Wave so life-changing for patients.”

      The PF WaveKahuna is designed for use in cemented arthroplasty for patients with osteoarthritis limited to the distal patellofemoral joint, patients with a history of patellar dislocation or patellar fracture and patients with failed previous surgery where pain, deformity or dysfunction persists.

      In a recent study of patients suffering from isolated patellofemoral osteoarthritis (OA), patellofemoral inlay arthroplasty was conducted using the Arthrosurface PF Wave implants. Data showed patients who received the PF Wave implant experienced high satisfaction and significant improvement in knee function and pain and had no radiographic progression of OA after five years. In contrast, the onlay group showed significant radiographic progression with 53 percent of patients exhibiting progression of medial and/or lateral tibiofemoral OA after two years.

      “The new WaveKahuna implant, with its larger lateralized flange, provides full trochlear coverage and, therefore, is the perfect solution for patients suffering from extensive patellofemoral cartilage defects,” said Andreas B. Imhoff, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Director/Chairman Department of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Hospital Rechts der Isar, University of Munich, Germany. “At the same time, the inlay design not only maintains existing biomechanics but also recreates a trochlear groove in patients with a dysplastic trochlear. So, no matter what caused the patellofemoral arthritis, the WaveKahuna implant fits nearly all of them, making it our favorite patellofemoral prosthesis.”

      To learn more about Arthrosurface’s Patellofemoral WaveKahuna Arthroplasty System, click here.

      Visit the Arthrosurface Booth #3806 at the AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting, March 13-15, 2019, to learn more.

      About Arthrosurface®, Inc.

      Arthrosurface®, Inc. is a global leader in joint preservation technology, manufacturing less invasive joint replacements that are clinically proven to help patients stay active by increasing range of motion and reducing pain. The company’s product portfolio features more than 150 different surface implant curvatures for the knee, shoulder, hip, ankle, wrist and toe that are designed to treat upper and lower extremity orthopedic conditions caused by trauma, injury and arthritic disease. More than 100,000 patients have been treated with Arthrosurface implants since the company was founded in 2002. Arthrosurface markets and distributes its products in the United States and around the world, with more than 5,000 surgeons currently using Arthrosurface products in more than 25 countries. For more information, please visit our website at www.arthrosurface.com.

      SOURCE Arthrosurface, Inc.

       

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    • Here’s What We Have in Store for You at the AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting – Booth 3806

      Come visit Arthrosurface at Booth #3806 during the AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting to learn more about our less invasive joint replacements that are clinically proven to help patients stay active by increasing range of motion and reducing pain.AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting - Booth 3806

      *Spoiler Alert*

      We’re launching a new product at the AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting and can’t wait to show you! Meet us at our booth, you won’t want to miss this!

      **Also, we’re showcasing our new OVOMotion with Inlay Glenoid arthroplasty System as well! Launched in the fall of 2018, the OVOMotion™ Shoulder Arthroplasty System with Inlay Glenoid. If you have not taken the time to learn about this revolutionary system, stop by our booth to do so!

      Innovation Theatre Session: Thursday, March 14th 3:15 – 3:35PM in Booth #3032:

      During our innovation theatre session Dr. Gregory Nicholson, MD, will discuss treating shoulder osteoarthritis using Arthrosurface’s Stemless OVOMotion and Inlay Glenoid Total Shoulder System. The combination of a non-spherical humeral head and inlay glenoid is proven to achieve 20-30% better range of motion compared to traditional stemmed/stemless designs. Further clinical insights, experience, and surgical technique will also be presented.

      Ask the Experts:

      Arthrosurface experienced surgeons will be at our booth to help you understand the benefits of our implant systems.

      Anthony Miniaci, MD, is a staff physician within Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Sports Health and his specialty includes shoulder reconstruction, knee reconstruction and cartilage resurfacing.

      Mr Raghbir Khakha

      Raghbir has published in all aspects of knee surgery and presented both nationally and internationally. He is an honorary lecturer at Winchester University and runs educational courses for higher orthopaedic surgical trainees in London. Raghbir is a long time user of Arthrosurface implants and is a great resource for all of your questions.

      • Wednesday 12:30-13:30
      • Thursday 12:30-13:30
      • Friday 10:00-11:00

      Meet a Patient:Meet Rudy Kadlub at the AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting

      Competitive powerlifter, Rudy Kadlub, will be joining us at our booth. Rudy has had both his shoulders restored using our OVO® Primary Stemless Shoulder System with Inlay Glenoid. He is currently the IPL World Champion in his division and continues to break records! Watch his full patient testimonial here.

      Toe Implant Systems:

      The ToeMotion Total Toe System restores mobility and maintains native biomechanics using a dual curved HemiCAP DF and a modular tray-style phalangeal implant with a threaded baseplate. Fourth generation fixation components provide stable constructs on both sides of the joint.

      Wrist Implant System:

      The WristMotion Hemiarthroplasty System is used in conjunction with a Proximal Row Carpectomy (PRC) to replace an arthritic or incongruent capitate for the treatment of SNAC & SLAC Wrists. **We’ll also be showing a sneak-peak of a new CMC Allograft product that will be available soon!

      Snacks!

      Because who doesn’t love snacks! Swing by our booth to fuel up with a hot cup of coffee and a freshly baked cookie and walk away with some new knowledge about our products, it’s a win-win!

      We hope to see you at Booth #3806!

       

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    • The OVO® Stemless Total Shoulder Implant with Inlay Glenoid Gets Roger Back Riding His Bike!

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    • 5 Ways to Avoid Joint Pain in the Winter

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    • Arthrosurface® Revolutionizes Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

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    • It’s National Almond Day! Here’s 3 Key Benefits to consider.

      Happy National Almond Day! It’s no surprise that when it comes to almonds, these little guys pack a big punch!

      But the question is, do you know just how beneficial the almond really is? We’re taking a look at 3 of the key benefits of including this super food in your nutrition plan. Keep in mind that when choosing an almond to snack on, going raw is your best choice.

      Quick fact: The almond in botanical terms, is not a nut but a “drupe” or stone fruit in which the outer fleshy part surrounds a single shell of hardened endocarp (flesh) with a seed or (kernel) inside.

      Almonds

      1. Antioxidant 

      The powerful antioxidants in the almond are mostly found in the brown skin. Hence; why these are a superior choice over selecting blanched almonds. The antioxidants in this “super drupe” help protect against oxidative stress. Oxidative stress can cause damage to molecules in your cells which contributes to inflammation, aging and diseases like cancer.

      2. High in Calcium

      Almonds contain nearly 200mg of the recommended daily dose of calcium. Their versatility makes them an easy addition to your diet. Studies have also shown that when a clinical study was performed on ingesting almond meal, it increased the bone mineral density and inhibited the growth of osteoporosis forming cells. Ultimately showing that the almond has a truly positive effect on bone health!

      3. Magnesium

      Almonds

      Overall, magnesium assures the strength and firmness of bones and makes teeth harder. Since magnesium participates in an astonishing array of biochemical reactions, it’s no surprise that it’s essential for healthy bones and teeth. Most notably, adequate magnesium is essential for absorption and metabolism of calcium. Lucky for you, just one ounce of almonds contains 80mg of magnesium!

       

      In conclusion, these powerhouse “drupes”  are worth considering when you are looking for a nutrient dense boost! Try as an alternative to dairy milk, added crunch to your salad or a “nut butter” spread on whole grain toast… the options and benefits of the almond are endless.

       

       

      Sources

      https://nuts.com/healthy-eating/foods-for-bone-density

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      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almond

      Key minerals for bone health — magnesium

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    • Wave Kahuna IFU – Patella Implant

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    • Mamie Finds Relief from an Unsuccessful Synthetic Cartilage Toe Implant with the ToeMotion!

      Meet Mamie Kerr, our newest ToeMotion Patient Testimonial!

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    • Tips to Reduce Joint Pain on Thanksgiving

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    • Arthrosurface Launches the Stemless OVOMotion Shoulder Arthroplasty System

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    • Pumpkin Spice Really is Everything Nice

      Whether you are a pumpkin spice fiend or are sick of the hype, I’m here to tell you that pumpkin spice may help you relieve some of your joint pain.

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    • 10 Unlikely Things That Cause Joint Pain

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      When you think of causes of joint pain, most people go immediately to age, too much exercise, injury and arthritis.

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    • HemiCAP Hip Patient, Kellie, Hits Her 15 Year Milestone

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    • Happy National Avocado Day!

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    • Rudy is Back to Breaking Powerlifting World Records After Receiving Bilateral OVO Implants

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    • 5 Tips for Traveling with Joint Pain

      In the midst of summer, we know many people are heading out on their long-awaited travels. Whether it be a vacation with your family, a business trip, or a quick weekend get away with your friends, chances are you will be going somewhere this month for your next adventure. July and August are the most popular travel months of the year. If you suffer with joint pain, traveling can be tedious and not something you look forward to. Although it can’t be fully avoided, here are a few tips to help you avoid joint pain while traveling!

      Tips for Traveling Pain-Free

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      Walking and Stretching. Traveling involves a lot of sitting. Whether you are traveling by plane, train, or car, an important travel tip is to make sure to get up and move. The hours that you are sitting down can cause stiffness in your joints. Whenever you get the chance get up and walk, whether it be throughout the airport, at the pit stop, or around the train station, walking will help to make your joints less stiff. Before starting your trip, you should stretch. Stretching will help by reducing your stiffness and pain. It will also help loosen your muscles and prepare your body for all the sitting. Even if you feel as though you have walked and stretched enough, know that the more you walk and stretch the better you will feel.

      Make Sure to Pack your Medication. Many people think they can just skip out on taking their medication while they are on vacation. This is not a good idea. Not taking your medication can cause your joints to flare up even more. It will just add to the discomfort you will already be in from all the traveling. Another important tip in terms of medication is to make sure you pack it in an accessible area. Whether you are flying, driving, or taking the train, putting your medications in your carry-on bag or purse is extremely important. It needs to be somewhere you can get to easily and take whenever needed. In the case that your checked bag gets lost, at least you will still have your important medications on you.
      Travel Talk

      Discuss with your Doctor. Planning your vacation is a process and one very important step is speaking with your doctor. You can discuss with them what type of trip best suits you. The trip will depend on how much pain you are in because that can affect what you can and can’t do. Discussing the trip will help you have the best experience while on your vacation. The amount of time that you are traveling has an impact on any pain and stiffness that you’ll feel. Your doctor will be able to tell you how long they think you should be sitting down/resting during your trip.

      Staying Health Conscious. Eating healthy and staying hydrated are a few healthy lifestyle hacks that seems to slip away when traveling because most of the options for food are not very good for you. Things like chips and processed foods contain ingredients that cause inflammation. Next time consider bringing your own food to the airport. Things like apples, bananas, oranges and even sandwiches are allowed through airport security. Along with being conscious of what you are eating, also make sure you are staying hydrated. Drinking water is important in helping to minimize joint stiffness. Water bottles are often very expensive to buy at the airport, but you are allowed to bring your own reusable bottle when traveling (just make sure it’s empty when you’re going through security). Airports often have bubblers throughout the terminals or you can just ask any restaurant to fill up your bottle.

      TravelThink Ahead. If you can choose your seat when booking a flight or train ticket, book an aisle seat. Sitting in the aisle seat will give you the chance to get up whenever you start to feel stiff. Another benefit of the aisle seat is that you get to extend your legs, which can help with your pain. If possible, try to book a seat with extra leg room to give yourself a bit more comfort. Another way to travel smart when you have joint pain is to take shorter flights, if possible. Although having a bunch of connections takes longer, it will allow you to move more frequently. Even better than taking more flights is driving. By driving you are on your own schedule and you can make a stop whenever you want. Getting out, stretching, and walking around will help to alleviate stiffness and subside pain.

      Whether you are heading out on a crazy adventure or a trip only a few hours away make sure to keep these tips in mind to have the minimum amount of joint pain possible!

       

      Sources

      https://www.newsmax.com/health/health-news/rheumatoid-arthritis-traveling-tips/2018/05/26/id/862598/

      https://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/pain-management/tips/pain-free-travel-tips.php

      https://www.everydayhealth.com/knee-pain/traveling-with-knee-pain.aspx

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    • Arthrosurface receives FDA Clearance of Patellofemoral WaveKahuna Arthroplasty System

      FRANKLIN, Mass.June 29, 2018 — Today, Arthrosurface, Inc., a leading provider of minimally invasive, motion preserving joint restoration systems, announces their recent FDA 510(k) Clearance to market the Patellofemoral (PF) WaveKahuna Arthroplasty System. The PF WaveKahuna Arthroplasty System is a line extension to The Company’s previously cleared and commercially marketed family of HemiCAP® Patellofemoral & PF Wave Systems.

      Shane Shankle, VP of US Sales expressed, “As a market leader in Patellofemoral Arthroplasty, we are very excited to round out our line with the PF WaveKahuna System. The larger implants will allow a surgeon to choose from a wide range of size offerings to better serve the patient’s needs and allow them to maintain their quality of life.”

      The PF WaveKahuna restores the unique articular surface geometry of the Patella and Femoral Trochlea while maintaining the patient’s native anatomy. It’s innovative, extended lateral aspect and trochlear geometry is designed to address challenging Patellofemoral tracking and stability conditions as well as providing increased coverage of the trochlear groove. Furthermore, the novel patella design combines the clinical benefits of both the anatomic and dome patella implants from the PF Wave System. Additionally, the PF WaveKahuna femoral component is designed to mate with the currently marketed Arthrosurface PF Wave Fixation Component. The existing surgical technique is unchanged, with the addition of a superior ream step.

      “The FDA clearance comes shortly after data recently presented at ESSKA confirmed significantly improved postoperative outcomes with high patient satisfaction and no progression of knee arthritis at 5 years follow-up. The timing could not be better,” said Dawn Wilson, VP of Quality & Regulatory.

      About Arthrosurface: Arthrosurface, Inc. is a global orthopedic medical technology business providing a broad portfolio of essential products and instrumentation used to treat upper and lower extremity orthopedic conditions caused by trauma, injury and arthritic disease. Arthrosurface is the inventor and market leader in joint preservation with inlay arthroplasty. Our product offerings include joint preservation implants, instruments and orthobiologics. Founded in 2002, Arthrosurface markets and distributes its products in the US and around the world and has succeeded in helping patients return to activity for over 14 years. For more information, please visit our website at www.arthrosurface.com

      SOURCE Arthrosurface, Inc.

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    • Positive Knee Preservation Outcomes Using the Innovative Arthrosurface Inlay PF Wave™

      Franklin, Massachusetts based Arthrosurface, Inc. announced today that midterm clinical results reconfirmed joint preservation in patellofemoral (PF) surgery with the PF Wave™ Implant System. 5-year results presented by Dr. Jonas Pogorzelski at the recent ESSKA Congress in Glasgow, Scotland found significant improvement in symptoms and no progression of knee arthritis.

      PF Wave™

      Isolated patellofemoral arthritis occurs when there is loss of cartilage limited to the central portion of the knee joint. For advanced stages, partial joint replacement has become the leading treatment. The Arthrosurface PF Wave Inlay Arthroplasty Design adapts and restores the patient’s unique joint surface providing a novel, anatomic approach to treating isolated patellofemoral arthritis. Derek Jones, MD, Section head of Sports Medicine and Cartilage Restoration at the Ochsner Sports Medicine Institute in New Orleans said, “Over the course of the past 8 years, I have been very encouraged seeing my patients return to high levels of work and sports following this procedure. Our joint preservation experience is similar to those presented at ESSKA.” In contrast, traditional Onlay implants require more extensive bone cuts and tend to sit high on the new joint surface, thereby increasing the risk of overstuffing the joint.

      PF Wave™

      Based on their findings presented at ESSKA, lead author Prof. Andreas Imhoff, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Director/Chairman Department of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at the University of Munich concluded, “We observed significantly improved postoperative outcomes with high patient satisfaction at the two-year follow up. This trend held true for the 5-year results, too.”

      According to Matthias Schurhoff, VP of Clinical Affairs, “seeing these study results continue to show no arthritic changes at the 5-year mark while holding significant pain relief and functional improvement is very validating for us. These results support our belief that our unique inlay concept provides a contemporary arthroplasty track in patellofemoral surgery.”

      Arthrosurface continues to innovate Patellofemoral Arthroplasty by providing active alternatives to total knee replacement and allowing more patients access to knee preservation options.

      About Arthrosurface: Arthrosurface, Inc. is a global orthopedic medical technology business providing a broad portfolio of essential products and instrumentation used to treat upper and lower extremity orthopedic conditions caused by trauma, injury and arthritic disease. Arthrosurface is the inventor and market leader in joint preservation with inlay arthroplasty. Our product offerings include joint preservation implants, instruments and orthobiologics. Founded in 2002, Arthrosurface markets and distributes its products in the US and around the world and has succeeded in helping patients return to activity for over 14 years. For more information, please visit our website at www.arthrosurface.com.

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