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Efficacy. Efficiency. Economics

Since our founding, Exactech has been committed to delivering value to surgeons, hospitals, payers and ultimately to patients. We demonstrate this commitment through our focus on efficacy, efficiency and economics.

Efficacy

Founded by an orthopaedic surgeon and biomedical engineer, Exactech has a unique perspective on product development. Our implants and instrument systems are designed for clinical efficacy and improved patient outcomes.

  • Optetrak® knee system: excellent long-term clinical performance with 98% implant survival rates1
  • Equinoxe® platform shoulder system: bone preservation provides platform for potential future revisions2; 7x reduction in scapular notching lowers reverse complications3-5
  • InterSpace®: the most widely studied antibiotic spacer technology in the world, with a 96.1% eradication rate after second-stage revisions6
  • Exactech Biologics: Optimized DBM concentration for new bone formation7; resistant to lavage8

Efficiency

Exactech's brand promise is to make every day A Great Day in the O.R. It's the driving force behind everything we do, from innovative implants and instrumentation to training and education to our extreme commitment to service.

  • Patented, streamlined instrumentation, often provided in personalized sets, support the individual surgeon's technique
  • Optimized instrument trays designed to improve O.R. work flow
  • Highly skilled representatives are cross-trained to provide surgical support across product lines

Economics

Exactech understands customer needs from the exam room to the operating room to the board room.

  • Studies demonstrate that implant longevity9-10 lowers the incidence of costly revision11
  • Platform implant and instrument systems address the continuum of care and facilitate intra-operative flexibility
  • Exactech's Accelerated Recovery Technique (ART®) improves patient satisfaction, enhances hospital cost structure12
  • Pre-formed spacer and unique bone cement delivery system

References

  1. Robinson R, Green, T. Eleven-Year Implant Survival Rates of All-Polyethylene and Metal-Backed Modular Optetrak Posterior Stabilized Knee in Bilateral Simultaneous Cases. The Journal of Arthroplasty, Vol. 26 (8). 1165-1169
  2. Data on file at Exactech. Evolution of Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty, presented at Bordeaux Masters Course 2012.
  3. Roche C, et al. Scapular notching radiographic analysis: recommendations for glenoid plate x positioning and glenosphere overhang in male and female patients. Transactions of the 58th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society. San Francisco, CA.
  4. Flurin, P, et al. A correlation of five commonly used clinical metrics to measure outcomes in shoulder arthroplasty. Transactions of the 58th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society. San Francisco, CA.
  5. Roche C, et al. An evaluation of the relationships between reverse shoulder design parameters and range of motion, impingement, and stability. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2009 Sept-Oct;18(5):734-41.
  6. Bibliographies and references on file at Exactech
  7. Keller T, et al. Carriers may change osteoinductivity of human demineralized bone in the athymic mouse. The 32nd annual Meeting and Exhibition of the American Academy of Dental Research. 2003 Mar.
  8. Data on file at Exactech. Based on surgeon feedback. Refer to video simulation in Biologics eVA.
  9. Robinson R, Green, T. Eleven-Year Implant Survival Rates of All-Polyethylene and Metal-Backed Modular Optetrak Posterior Stabilized Knee in Bilateral Simultaneous Cases. J Arthroplasty. 2011 Dec;26(8):1165-9
  10. Vidalain, JP, et al. (Eds.) The Corail® hip system: a practical approach based on 25 years of experience. 2011:1st ed; 70.
  11. Lavernia C, Lee DJ, Hernandez VH. The increasing financial burden of knee revision surgery in the United States. Clin Orthop. 2006 May;446:221-6.
  12. Morton Bertram III, MD, Naples Community Hospital; Naples, FL. Data on file at Exactech.