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Ceterix® Orthopaedics, Inc., a leader in the development of cutting-edge surgical tools for orthopaedic surgeons, announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the company’s NovoStitch® Pro Meniscal Repair System. This next-generation meniscal repair system is a significant product evolution, offering enhanced technical features to improve the ease of use and workflow for the surgeon.
“The new NovoStitch Pro meniscal repair system represents a significant improvement to one of the most innovative technologies developed for arthroscopic knee repair,” said Dr. Peter Kurzweil, president of Memorial Orthopaedic Surgical Group in Long Beach, Calif. “The technological enhancements incorporated into the new system offer the potential to repair tear types that were previously considered difficult or impossible to sew, with improved control and access for the surgeon. I look forward to incorporating it into my practice.”
The meniscus is a crescent of soft cartilage resting between the femur and tibia that cushions the knee and provides stability to the joint. Meniscal tears are one of the most frequently occurring knee injuries and are most often treated by a procedure called a meniscectomy, in which a surgeon removes the torn tissue. Meniscectomy has been shown to increase a patient’s risk of developing osteoarthritis, which may lead to total knee replacement later in life. A 2015 health economics study determined that effective meniscal repair can result in long-term cost savings vs. meniscectomy due to the reduced risk of requiring costly future interventions.
“This FDA clearance is another important milestone in our mission to reduce the number of meniscectomies and to save the meniscus,” said John McCutcheon, Ceterix’s president and CEO. “Ceterix continues to be the leader in meniscal repair by providing innovations that preserve tissue and sustain the natural biomechanics of the knee joint.”
Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally-invasive procedure in which an orthopaedic surgeon treats a damaged joint through small incisions using specialized tools guided by a tiny camera called an arthroscope. Meniscus surgery is the most common arthroscopic procedure in the United States, with roughly one million performed annually.
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More on the orthopedic soft tissue repair market in the U.S. can be found in a series of reports published by iData Research entitled the U.S Market Report Suite for Orthopedic Soft Tissue Repair and Sports Medicine. The suite covers reports on the following markets: tendon reinforcement grafts, suture anchors, tenodesis screws, ACL/PCL replacement allografts, interference screws, intratunnel fixation devices, cortical fixation devices, cross-pins, washer and post, osteochondral allografts, meniscal allografts, autologous chondrocyte implantation, particulated juvenile allograft implant, microfracture adjunct, suture meniscal repair devices, implant meniscal repair devices, hybrid meniscal repair devices, hip radiofrequency probes, banana blades, hip access kits and disposable suture passers.
The iData report series on orthopedic soft tissue repair covers the U.S. and 15 countries in Europe including Germany, France, the United Kingdom (U.K.), Italy, Spain, Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg), Scandinavia (Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway), Portugal, Austria and Switzerland. Reports provide a comprehensive analysis including units sold, market value, forecasts, as well as detailed competitive market shares and analysis of major players’ success strategies in each market and segment. To find out more about orthopedic soft tissue repair market data, register online or email us at [email protected] for a U.S Market Report Suite for Orthopedic Soft Tissue Repair and Sports Medicine brochure and synopsis.