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Louie’s Success Story

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Are you living with joint pain and looking for an alternative to a total joint replacement? Arthrosurface® designed the HemiCAP® technology to help “bridge the gap” that exists between early biologic treatments and joint replacements. In a total joint surgery, doctors remove large amounts of bone and tissue and replace them with metal and plastic implants, making it a very invasive procedure. Because it is an artificial joint, the patient’s motion will no longer be normal and most high-level activities will be restricted. While total joint replacements may be a reliable end stage procedure, published data shows that 1 in 5 patients continue to be dissatisfied with their outcomes. Even if a joint replacement is successful, compromises to an active lifestyle may be permanent.

Today, there are more than 50,000 patients who have received HemiCAP® implants which are available in a variety of sizes and curvatures for the shoulder, hip, knee, ankle and toes. Unlike a total joint replacement, the surgical procedure for the HemiCAP® implant can be performed on an outpatient basis, requires significantly less bone removal and the post-op rehab program allows a quicker recovery to full mobility. Because the HemiCAP® allows the surgeon to restore only the damaged area of the joint, the patient’s anatomy and range of motion is preserved. The main goals of the procedure are pain relief, return to active lifestyle and to delay or completely avoid a joint replacement in the future.