U.S. FDA Clearance For UOC’s Polyethylene Knee Insert April 13, 2017
United Orthopedic Corporation (UOC), a leading international designer, manufacturer and distributor of innovative orthopedic implants and instruments, has gained U.S. FDA clearance for its E-XPE™ polyethylene knee insert.
UOC designs, manufactures and distributes innovative, regulatory compliant orthopedic implants and instrument sets used by surgeons around the globe. The company’s offering includes a flexible range of clinically proven solutions used to perform total hip/knee replacements and revisions, plus clinical education, service and support for surgeons and hospital staff.
UOC says E-XPE™ is the new generation of highly cross-linked polyethylene blended with 0.1 percent (w/w) vitamin E to enhance wear resistance without compromising oxidative stability and mechanical properties.
The knee insert is designed to provide patients with knee replacements with reduced risk of oxidation.
“Clearance of our E-XPE™ polyethylene knee insert represents an important milestone in our knee portfolio,” said Calvin Lin, President of United Orthopedic Corporation USA. “Oxidation continues to be a concern for surgeons. The E-XPE™ polyethylene is resistant to oxidation and performs extremely well with respect to abrasive wear resistance.”
Source: PR Newswire