U.S. FDA Clearance For UOC’s Polyethylene Knee Insert April 13, 2017

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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.

Background

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.

Company comments

“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


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