Toe Fusion can be Avoided now FDA has Cleared ToeMotion™ Toe Restoration System

It’s AAOS week in New Orleans and less invasive joint restoration company Arthrosurface, Inc.has chosen the event to announce receipt of FDA Clearance for its new ToeMotion™ Total Toe Restoration System.

Background

Arthrosurface is a leader in the design and distribution of orthopedic devices for joint preservation, restoration and resurfacing. Using the company’s patented and proven fixation technology, the ToeMotion™ system consists of a Metatarsal based HemiCAP® implant and a new inlay metal baseplate with a poly insert for the phalangeal side of the joint. Both sides of the Metatarsal joint will now benefit from the tapered fixation post design which has been successfully used for almost 10 years. The ToeMotion™ system provides proven fixation, while the inlay implants preserve bone. Because it is implanted by milling instead of by using saw cuts, the ToeMotion™ system avoids resecting the intrinsic tissues that provide stability to the toe.

Inventor physician comments

The surgeon designer behind the implant, Dr. Thomas San Giovanni, from the University of Miami, said, “For many years we have been using the metatarsal based HemiCAP® with great success. However, there are patients that require an implant on both sides of the joint, rather than a fusion, so now we can offer a motion preserving option to those patients looking to maintain an active lifestyle. In Florida, our patients are active and outdoors all year long so they are looking for an active alternative to fusion. Never moving their toe again is not a very appealing option to them, so this is why I have been working with Arthrosurface to design a system that would be minimally invasive, stable and allow my patients to maintain their motion.”

Company comments

Steve Ek, CEO and co-founder of Arthrosurface stated “the extremities market is providing an excellent opportunity for growth over the next several years. As such, we are targeting to launch another 5 extremity products along with the new ToeMotion™ system. Our platform technology for rock-solid immediate fixation and inlay arthroplasty has been proven to work on many different joints. But, what is really exciting is how well suited inlay arthroplasty is for the extremity joints. These joints are inherently smaller, very mobile and traditionally have not done very well with larger more invasive implants that require a lot of bone removal. Smaller implants that restore anatomy and take away very little bone is the wave of the future.”

Source: Arthrosurface, Inc., PR Newswire

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