Gainesville, Fla. (April 3, 2018) – Exactech, a leading developer and producer of bone and joint restoration products and biologic solutions for extremities, knee and hip, announced today that its research, “Total Knee Arthroplasty Using a Contemporary Computer-Assisted Surgical System: A Review of Resection Alignment on 8,000 Clinical Cases,” received the Orthopedic Implant Section Best Poster Award at the 2018 Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) Annual Meeting in New Orleans, La.
The study was based on a large collection of technical reports on all the total knee arthroplasty cases performed in the entire application history of ExactechGPS®, Exactech’s surgeon-controlled computer-assisted surgery for improved reproducibility and efficiency in total joint arthroplasty. The results demonstrated high accuracy and precision in resection alignment with the use of the system by users with varying levels of experience.
Two additional posters, featuring the Truliant® Knee System’s femoral and patellar designs, were recognized as poster finalists in the same category. According to Co-Author H. Morton Bertram III, MD, “Truliant’s new design has had a very positive impact. I find that I can improve coverage of the native bone with the more anatomic patella.”
“The recognition from ORS is an incredible achievement that shows our commitment to research and surgeon input to deliver a clinically engineered system that addresses surgeons’ needs for reproducibility in total knee arthroplasty,” said Vice President of Knee Marketing Joseph Pizzurro. “We are pleased to receive such a positive response to Truliant’s comprehensive platform, including its state-of-the-art ExactechGPS knee applications and anatomical implant design.”
In the shoulder and orthopedic implant categories, the Equinoxe® Shoulder System was also recognized as a finalist for two different posters. The research featured a comprehensive outcome study of nearly 1,600 patients, the analysis of which provided surgeons a new threshold to quantify outcomes after total shoulder arthroplasty; this work was also recently published in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.
Exactech was well represented at the meeting with a total of 23 scientific posters and presentations featuring its latest innovations for shoulder, knee, hip and biologics.
Based in Gainesville, Fla., Exactech develops and markets orthopaedic implant devices, related surgical instruments and biologic materials and services to hospitals and physicians. The company manufactures many of its orthopaedic devices at its Gainesville facility. Exactech’s orthopaedic products are used in the restoration of bones and joints that have deteriorated as a result of injury or diseases such as arthritis. Exactech markets its products in the United States, in addition to more than 30 markets in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific. Additional information about Exactech can be found at https://www.exac.com.
Vice President, Corporate & Marketing Communication