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, the stemless OVOMotion™ Shoulder Arthroplasty System with Inlay Glenoid. FDA Cleared in April 2018, this stemless total shoulder system provides the surgeon with an approach that results in increased exposure to the glenoid, minimal bone removal, and is designed for patients with painful and/or severely disabled shoulder joints resulting from arthritis, traumatic events or AVN.

“This truly is a revolutionary stemless total shoulder, which combines the concept of anatomic restoration with an aspherical head design, and also allows improved joint access for ease of preparation of the glenoid,” said Dr. Anthony Miniaci, MD of the Cleveland Clinic. “This combination of an aspherical head and inlay glenoid has shown to be effective in not only active and younger patients but in all of those with glenohumeral arthritis even in the face of posterior subluxation and bone erosion.”

An earlier publication in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery demonstrated how the inlay glenoid (socket) design was far superior to the only alternative with respect to the biomechanical stability.  Arthrosurface has had long-standing success with the aspherical head design of the existing OVO® arthroplasty device and the stemless OVOMotion™arthroplasty system expands that technology by maintaining the same external geometry while adding a planar cut for enhanced access to the glenoid.  Additionally, the proven fixation method and location are unchanged.

Michael Gombosh, MD from South Florida International Orthopaedics commented, “With the new system, the additional 12.5mm of bone removed from the humeral head has truly improved the technical portion of the procedure. This allows for easier visual and manual access of the glenoid. These steps can be the most challenging portion of the operation, and frequently the most time consuming. With improved visualization, you are able to obtain a more accurate assessment of the morphology and wear pattern within the glenoid, but also establish improved access for glenoid preparation and release of the posterior capsule.”

Steve Ek, CEO said, “The OVOMotion™ Shoulder Arthroplasty System builds upon the outstanding clinical results of the OVO System and greatly facilitates surgical access, speed and reproducibility. It also sets the stage for our future modular components.”

The OVOMotion™ Stemless Shoulder Arthroplasty System is now available for use in the United States.

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. The 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

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58 responses to “Arthrosurface Launches the Stemless OVOMotion Shoulder Arthroplasty System

  1. I may be a candidate for this in both my shoulders. Is there a doctor in Boston that is using this new system?

    Steve Fluet

  2. Hi, My Orthopaedics surgeon, whom I’ve been getting cortisone shots for years, is advising total shoulder replacement. As long as I can continue to tolerate the pain and weakness. I am postponing any kind of surgery as I am still active at work and would like other options.

  3. I have been fighting shoulder pain for over ten years. Every surgeon wants replace, I will be 80 this year. Is this type replacement something I should be looking into.

  4. Doctors say I need a complete shoulder replacement. I have restricted ROM and very little cartilage left . Bone on bone and substantial pain. Is this device able to take the place of a total replacement which I have heard several horror stories about? Does it simplify the procedure and reduce the risk factor? I am 75 yrs old and active.

  5. For the avid weightlifter are there any poundage restrictions on training loads following the completion of this procedure and a full rehab?

  6. I just received this system on Feb 6. While still recovering with the bicep move the shoulder joint has absolutely no pain! I am wondering if this implant will set off metal detectors?

  7. I am a candidate for this system, do you have a list of physicians in South Carolina that are experienced at implanting this device? I am bone on bone after years of heavy weightlifting. Thank You in advance.

  8. I am also interested in knowing the functional restrictions after surgery and rehab, for the avid weight lifter. That includes the three power lifting lifts and body weight exercises like chin ups and push ups.

  9. I have been told that I need a total shoulder replacement due to Bone on bone and bone spurs. I am 69 years old and play golf several times a week. Am I a candidate for stemless Shoulder procedure? How do I know if I am a candidate for this procedure?

    Thank you,


  10. Hi Bob, There is minimal bone removed with the HemiCAP® & OVO implants, while existing joint replacements surgically remove the entire bone surface (on both sides of the joint). This means there is far less of the natural bone to work with if future surgery is required. The HemiCAP® & OVO systems leave more bone intact, therefore providing more options should future surgery be required. If say 10 years down the road you need another surgery, our implant may be replaced with a total shoulder replacement.
    I have included the link for our shoulder patient pamphlet for your reference!

  11. I am 52 years old and active in sports. Diagnosed with severely arthritic shoulder and am being told I need a total shoulder replacement. Am I a good candidate for this and who is the most experienced and accomplished surgeon in the United States for this procedure?

    1. Who did they recommend for you Gary? I too am 52 years old with 30 years of weightlifting that has caused severe arthritis!!! I was told both of my shoulders need total joint replacement. Thanks

  12. Do you have surgeons in or near CT using this system? Also looking for the most experienced surgeon in the US and not just the closest

  13. I am getting a total shoulder replacement in three weeks. However, the stemless sounds like it is the way to go. Are there any surgeons in Savannah,Charleston that do the surgery with stemless?

    1. Dr Hoffman at Chatham Orthopedic Associates is doing my surgery on February 3rd. He is highly recommended and experienced in this procedure.

  14. One question… I understand the glenoid side of the shower do you hammerhead there’s a difference between stemless and resurfacing of the Humeral head ?

  15. Hi Chuck, stemless refers to the screw/stem part of the implant systems. The more traditional total shoulder systems have a stem that is placed down the shaft of your humerus while the Arthrosurface includes a small taper-post that is not invasive and preserves bone. Thank you.

  16. The OVO Hemicap shoulder implant surgery is bone sparing.
    Is it also rotator cuff sparing and without a tenotomy?
    Also, is the procedure outpatient normally?

  17. Can you send me what the typical postoperative rehabilitation looks like from day 1 and weekly till when a person normally can resume their active lifestyle.

  18. Please email ne the functional restrictions after surgery and rehab, for the avid weight lifter. That includes power lifting and body weight exercises like chin ups and push ups.

  19. Hi there. I’ve been a candidate for TSR for a couple years as a result of severe OA. I’ve been putting it off because I won’t be able to work out, do pushups, chop wood, etc… I have an active lifestyle and would rather put up with pain then hang it all up at 43. I’ve read that your process allows for more liberal activity post surgery than TSR but alas, i’m Canadian.. If you have any literature that would speak to my concerns around staying active or some peer journals on the procedure I can read, I would gladly travel to the US and pay for the surgery out of pocket if it’s a better alternative.

  20. For the OVO hemicap shoulder implant with inlay glenoid, what kind of anesthesia is normally used? General anesthesia? Nerve block ?
    Are you awake during the surgery?

  21. If I have a coronary calcium heart scan before my shoulder hemicap implant surgery, how far in advance should I have the scan before my shoulder surgery?

  22. Can you please send me some information on any restrictions once completely healed. Weight lifting, basketball, ju jitsu? Can the shoulder push a lot of heavy weight or be pulled on (ju jitsu) like a regular shoulder can? Just curious as to whether I should wait for future improvements or go now. Thank you.

  23. In the process of selecting TSA type and surgeon when your system showed up. I’m 63 and four years after rear-end collision I still extremely limited with left arm and have been unable to compete in Masters Track & Field and do daily lifestyle and necessary things.
    I live in Delaware County an immediate suburb of Philadelphia PA. A list of surgeons who perform the stemless and OVO system will be greatly appreciated.

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