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12 October, 2017 is World Arthritis Day!

12 October, 2017 is World Arthritis Day!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

12 October, 2017 is World Arthritis Day and in today's Daily Telegraph you will find a supplement which includes an advertorial from MatOrtho®. We discuss the importance of the patient becoming better informed with a focus on information which is published by ODEP and The National Joint Registry. We also review some of the key features and benefits of the MRK™ along with its impressive performance. To download your copy, please click here: Better-Results

To request a FREE copy of The Patient Guide to Knee Replacement please email us at better-results@matortho.com

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AOA ASM 2017

MatOrtho Stands Out at Australia's AOA ASM

We look forward to seeing many of our professional colleagues at this year's AOA Scientific Meeting taking place 8 - 12 October at the Adelaide Convention Centre, Australia. Helen Hunter, Director of Sales and Marketing and her team look forward to welcoming you to our exhibition stand.

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Remembering an Orthopaedic Legend

Remembering an Orthopaedic Legend

A message from our Chairman following sad news for the industry this month.

Michael Alexander Reykers Freeman

1931 – 2017

Michael Freeman, Mike, or MARF, was undoubtedly a very influential and inventive man both to the world of Orthopaedics and in every walk of life with which he connected. Starting his orthopaedic career with John Insall while at University Corpus Christie Cambridge, together they brought modern knee replacement into the world. Michael was always a go getter, upsetting the establishment by being cleverer, sharper, witty and bold; he confounded the establishment but nevertheless eventually became the head of all entities of importance in the field. Writing many seminal books and papers he ran with three secretaries who could not keep up at times. His presence at any conference was a delight, by just being in the audience he enlivened it’; standing to ask a question would put fear into the recipient but bring great anticipation of delight to the audience. The first time I saw him in action was at the Royal College of Physicians when, to ask a question he proclaimed (as he ran down the stepped aisle), that he had taken the liberty of placing some slides with the projectionist and would demonstrate his point from the podium, which he then did to the astonishment of the very august audience.

Mike’s inspiration to others was boundless and I count myself immensely fortunate to have crossed his path in 1962 when setting off from workshop apprenticeship at Imperial College where he had set up The Biomechanics Lab with Dr Alan Swanson. This was initially set up to test bone and cartilage with mechanical methodology to better understand the physical properties but which very soon turned to making prototype knee, hip and ankle implants, the earliest TKR, the FS and second generation hip resurfacing which were done by the mid Seventies.

When invited by Imperial to take manufacturing outside the University (nothing commercial here please!), Mike was the inspiration for Bill Day and I to face leaving index-linked pensions and very secure jobs to start Finsbury Instruments from our homes in 1978; we had £10,000 between us and no idea how to run a business. It was only later I learned that Mike had run a restaurant while a student that was a failure! Nevertheless his support for the next three decades of Finsbury and the achievements he went onto over his career were an amazing experience to be nearby and involved with. His enthusiasm, easy pick-up on any subject matter and depth of understanding seemed limitless. He stopped editorship of JBJS after 10 years post-retirement from the NHS on the basis he would be out of touch by then, a point among few that I disagreed with him on as even then he was still way more in touch with orthopaedics than 99.9% of his fellows.

It is sometimes a concern to me as to what else Mike might have taken up if it had not been Orthopaedics, he could have done so many great things what else might he have brought to the world? We are all very lucky he did come to Orthopaedics though, and I understand he knew he wanted to do exactly that from a very early age, another character trait in very few people and requiring great clarity of thought. Mike was first and foremost a man of action, always of the view that a decision right now must be taken. This sometimes got in the way of business and research where he was sharp to point out we engineers were inclined to be like physicians who can never make up their mind and will prevaricate for ever. It was Mike’s oratory ability that inspired some of the thinking behind the Great Debate meeting that Finsbury started. Mike could, and at times did, play the role of debater in old Cambridge tradition where he would put a case for something he did not necessarily believe himself but absolutely convince the listener, he was a loss to the Bar in this regard, he would have been a very useful advocate for the worst and otherwise clearly guilty offenders.

One of the greatest delights was to hear Mike give a speech, he would plan and rehearse with much energy and time, always striving to be clear and precise. He could then give a presentation with superb use of language and without notes. One of the best that I experienced was at the Royal Institution where only top academics and the like get to give a talk which must last exactly one hour with no clocks allowed. I was privileged to be in the audience that evening where he was incredibly erudite, on the subject of Orthopaedics of course, and finished within a few seconds of the hour. 

Mike will be sadly missed but remembered with immense gratitude for a lot more than what he did for Orthopaedics which was immense in itself.

Mike Tuke

(Pictured: Mike Tuke, Professor Freeman and Michael Watson at EFORT 2014)

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BOA 2017 - 19 - 22 September, Liverpool

BOA 2017 19 - 22 September, Liverpool

We look forward to seeing our professional colleagues at this year's BOA Conference taking place in Liverpool 19 - 22 September. Please join Colin Fisher and his team at Stand 76.

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A Massive Response in Chennai for the MRK!

A Massive Response in Chennai for the MRK!

Following two very informative and engaging presentations from Dr. Bhushan Sabnis and Mr Simon Lewthwaite, the APAS meeting in Chennai proved an excellent forum and created a huge demand for more information on the MRK.

Thanks are extended to the rest of our surgeon team who supported us throughout the meeting: Mr Harish Parmar, Mr Ben Burston, Mr Niall Graham and Mr Sushrut Kulkarni.

We look forward to following up with all our new contacts in due course.

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MRK Receives Huge Boost to Support Successful Product Registration in India

MRK Receives Huge Boost Following Successful Product Registration

The 18th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society (APAS) takes place over the next 3 days in Chennai, India.  

To support the recent MRK™ product registration we will be travelling to the meeting with a team of surgeons from the UK. 
Mr Simon Lewthwaite, Mr Niall Graham and Mr Ben Burston will be in attendance from The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital, together with Mr Sushrut Kulkarni from Kingsmill Hospital, and Mr Harish Parmar from the Spire Harpenden Hospital. In-country support will also be offered by Dr Bhushan Sabnis from SportsMed Clinic Mumbai.  
Three of the surgeon team will be presenting and all will support enquiries and dry-bone demonstrations on the exhibition stand. We hope the event is a great success and look forward to sharing updates with you.

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MHRA Guidance on metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacements: updated advice for follow-up patients

As a responsible manufacturer MatOrtho® supports this guidance and for extra clarity we provide the following notes for anyone wishing to know more:

1. MHRA has issued guidance MDA/2017/018 for following all patients with MoM hip devices including the ADEPT® Resurfacing devices supplied by MatOrtho®. MDA/2017/018 is an update to previous guidance and is not new guidance. It can be found here 

2. Advice from MHRA is independently reviewed clinical advice and reviewers have access to the National Joint Registry, which is one of the largest databases in the world.

3. MDA/2017/018 covers both Large Diameter Head MoM Total Hip Replacement devices and MoM Resurfacing devices. Whilst there is general confusion in linking these two types of devices which have different failure modes, MDA/2017/018 specifically identifies ADEPT as one of only two MoM Resurfacing devices with an ODEP 10A rating.

4. Manufacturers are invited to submit clinical data to ODEP for independent review against published criteria. ODEP also has access to National Joint Registry data for all devices implanted in England and Wales.

5. MatOrtho advises that surgeons should follow the advice of their local orthopaedic association in determining appropriate levels of follow up for patients that have received ADEPT® implants. If no local advice is available, surgeons should make themselves aware of MDA/2017/018.

The ADEPT® Hip Resurfacing from MatOrtho® continues to perform well and is used by a number of surgeons worldwide; it should not be confused with any other metal on metal hip devices.

 

 

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MRK™ Awarded 10A* Rating by ODEP!

MRK™ Awarded 10A* Rating by ODEP!

We are Extremely Pleased to Announce that ODEP has Awarded the MRK™ a 10A* Rating!

Following an ODEP review meeting for knee implants on 2nd August 2017, the panel concluded that the MRK™ with patella is awarded the 10A* rating.

What this Means

A standard 10A rating uses probability statistics (Kaplan Meier) to calculate the risk of revision over time and allows for 1% revision rate per year up to 10 years (i.e. the probability of revision can be as much as 10% at 10 years under a 10A rating). 

The 10A* rating goes that step further and specifically looks at patients who have reached or passed their 10th year with the device and therefore does not have to use probability to estimate the likelihood of revision.

A 10A* rating is awarded when the actual percentage of patients revised from the total number of patients through their 10th year is less than 5%.  When used with a patella, the MRKTM meets this 10A* rating criteria and the analysis is completed on a minimum of 500 patients through the time point and so gives a strong level of evidence supporting this outcome. 

The 10A* rating shows compliance with the current NICE guidelines.

 

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UK Surgeons Travel to India to Support Launch of MRK™

UK Surgeons Travel to India to Support Launch of MRK™

 The 18th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society (APAS) will be held from 18 - 20 August, 2017 at Hotel Leela, Chennai, India. The meeting comprises of symposiums, clinical case discussions, key note lectures and debate on current hip and knee topics and attracts delegates from across the globe.

This year, and to further support the recent MRK™ product registration we will be travelling to the meeting with a team of surgeons from the UK.

Mr Simon Lewthwaite, Mr Niall Graham and Mr Ben Burston will be in attendance from The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital, together with Mr Sushrut Kulkarni from Kingsmill Hospital, and Mr Harish Parmar from the Spire Harpenden Hospital. In-country support will also be offered by Dr Bhushan Sabnis from SportsMed Clinic Mumbai.

A large exhibition stand will support ‘live’ dry-bone demonstrations conducted by the surgeon team over the course of the event and the MRK™ will be represented during three presentations delivered within the scientific programme.

All of the attending surgeons will help Scott Booth, our International Development Manager, with enquiries at the stand to ensure the MRK™ receives maximum exposure. We hope the event will enable us to create huge amount of interest for our brand and the MRK™ throughout India.


Scientific Programme Presentation Titles and Presenters

Is it Possible to Mimic the Normal Knee?

Dr Bhushan Sabnis

 

Can a Medially Stabilised Knee Achieve High Flexion?

Mr Simon Lewthwaite

 

Clinical and Cost Benefits of All Poly Tibias in TKA

Mr Niall Graham

 

We wish the team every success and look forward to offering you feedback on their trip. Further information on the event can be found on the website: http://apasonline.org/index.html                                                               

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BOX Ankle Master Class - Registration Now Open

Following the success of previous meetings we are pleased to be taking our next Master Class to Barcelona. The chosen venue is the Campus del Mar at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, which is based in the marina of this beautiful city.

As always, we are expecting an excellent line-up of experienced and highly regarded faculty who will be led by Mr Andrew Bing FRCS. 

This one-day Master Class is designed for new and experienced Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons; in particular those who wish to undertake theoretical training on TAR, based on real examples and clinical evidence. It is ideally suited for professionals seeking practical hands-on training in a wet lab environment under the guidance of fellow Consultant Surgeons.

The Master Class will be conducted using our BOX® Total Ankle Replacement which has been in clinical use since 2004. It will focus on the design attributes and philosophies of this unique product in both a theoretical and a practical way.
 
A morning of short presentations will offer an insight into its design principles and clinical success and the afternoon’s cadaveric session will offer access to specific instrumentation and techniques. It will demonstrate how the BOX® offers unique stability and movement in comparison with other designs.

Follow this link to our registration page.

 

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Hip Resurfacing - a Hot Topic at CCJR in Las Vegas

Hip Resurfacing - a Hot Topic at CCJR in Las Vegas

The Current Concepts in Joint Replacement (CCJR) meeting is well underway in Las Vegas.
Among the invited faculty, A/Prof W. Walter is giving two presentations on hip arthroplasty. In the post-lunch session on Tuesday 23 May, he will provide his perspective and data on the benefits of ceramic-on-ceramic bearing hips and associated longevity in under 60 year old patients.
Just after midday on the Wednesday 24 May he will also highlight the registries views regarding Hip Resurfacing. Now the procedure is well established and the original devices continue to be used, are they demonstrating superior results to total hip replacement in the younger patients?
The MatOrtho team can be found at booth 203 and look forward to seeing you.
More information on the ADEPT® Hip Resurfacing System can be found here

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CCJR 21 - 24 May, 2017 - Las Vegas

CCJR 21 - 24 May, 2017 - Las Vegas

International Business Development Manager, Scott Booth will be travelling to Las Vegas next week for the spring Currenct Concepts in Joint Replacement meeting. 
The event takes place during 21 - 24 May, 2017 at the Aria City Center where Scott and our team of distributors look forward to welcoming you to discuss the SAIPH® Knee System. (Booth 203). If you would like to arrange a meeting with Scott please let us know by emailing: marketing@matortho.com
We look forward to seeing many of our clients and hope the event is a huge success.

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MatOrtho attends AAOS 2017

MatOrtho® Exhibiting at AAOS 2017 - San Diego

International Business Development Manager, Scott Booth will be travelling to San Diego, California for next month's AAOS Meeting (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons). 
The event takes place during March 14 - 18 at the San Diego Convention Center where Scott and our team of distributors look forward to welcoming you to discuss the SAIPH® Knee System. (Booth 5918)
If you would like to arrange a meeting with Scott please let us know by emailing: marketing@matortho.com

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Safe Market Release - MatOrtho Approach Highlighted at AOA ASM 2016

Safe Market Release - MatOrtho Approach Highlighted at AOA ASM 2016

A/Prof. Bill Walter (Mater Hospital, Sydney) took the time to describe the approach to market introduction that MatOrtho® is committed to at this year's AOA and NZOA combined meeting in Cairns. He compared it to the “Stepwise Innovation‟ concept by Henrik Malchau in 1995(1), and called it “Super-stepwise Innovation‟.

Since achieving CE approval, the SAIPH® Knee has been subject to multilayer studies to build evidence as it is released to more surgeons and hospitals and an increasing number of patients. Steps have included high-precision metrics(2), developing surgeons’ multicentre study, a non-developing surgeons’ multicentre study combined with individual surgeon RCT and a growing platform of registry data.

Professor FS Haddad also commented on the studies based around the SAIPH® Knee to build the evidence base on the design with “robust data”, and challenged others to think of another implant that has been introduced in the last couple of decades that has been through such a “rigorous, sensible process” to market entry.

This approach is supported by the excellent results that are being reported for the SAIPH® Knee.

1.    Malchau H. On the importance of stepwise introduction of new implant technology. PhD Thesis, University of Gothenburg, 1995.
2.    Shimmin A, Martinez Martos S, Owens J, Iorgulescu AD, Banks S. Fluoroscopic motion study confirming the stability of a medial pivot design total knee arthroplasty. The Knee. 2015; 22 

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More Positive Clinical Results for SAIPH® Knee

More Positive Clinical Results for the SAIPH® Knee at AOA 2016

A/Prof. Bill Walter (Mater Hospital, Sydney) reported on the outcomes from 225 patients in 4 centres from the UK and Australia at this year's AOA & NZOA combined meeting in Cairns.

Results showed an increase in range of motion (ROM) from 107º to 124º and a significant and impressive gain across all scores from pre-op to 2-year follow-up. Improved outcomes were well distributed across the cohort with 95% of patients achieving good or excellent results.

Of note, A/Prof. Walter reported that his own patients reported no difference in satisfaction when compared to his hip patients, which is not usually expected. He suggested that the excellent results from this latest data may be associated with the unique level of stability provided and previously demonstrated.

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Superior MRK™ Outcomes are Maintained at Latest Follow-up...

Superior MRK™ outcomes are maintained at latest follow-up

Superior outcomes for the MRK™ when compared to the PFC-Sigma were reported in 20111. At this year’s AOA ASM, Professor FS Haddad, who led the original study, provided an update on the outcomes for the same patients.

Professor Haddad (UCL, London) concluded that the medial rotation concept in knee implant design confers: better ROM, improvement in high-end function (TKFQ), and a higher proportion of “forgotten knees‟.

  1. Hossain F, Patel S, Rhee SJ, Haddad FS. Knee arthroplasty with a medially conforming ball-and-socket tibiofemoral articulation provides better function. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011; 469(1):55-63.

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Medial Rotation Knee™ Philosophy Caught in the Crossfire During CCJR 2016!

Medial Rotation Knee™ Philosophy Caught in the Crossfire During CCJR 2016!

The Current Concepts in Joint Replacement (CCJR) winter meeting takes place on 14 – 17 December in Orlando, Florida. Mike Tuke and Scott Booth will be in attendance along with representatives from distributors MedTechDirect and High Ground Medical, Inc. who will join us at our exhibition stand.


We are excited to confirm that once again our medial ball-and-socket philosophy will be discussed on the podium as amongst other sessions, Professor Fares S. Haddad (UCL, London) will be facing Dr Chitranjan S. Ranawat (Lennox Hill Hospital, New York) in an engaging session called “Orthopaedic Crossfire V: Still More Controversies in Knee Arthroplasty”. The session will be held in the main auditorium on Saturday morning (17 December 2016).


The statement being contested is “The medially stabilised knee: The "Post-Cam‟ replacement”, with Professor Haddad affirming and Dr Ranawat opposing.


This is a real opportunity to hear from two leading proponents of the philosophies - one born in the UK (medial ball-and-socket, AKA medially stabilised) and one in the US (posterior stabilised, AKA post-cam). If you have ever heard Mike Tuke‟s presentation on “A Parallel Universe”, this may be a familiar topic!


The medially stabilised knee is not only one step ahead of the post-cam concept in that it provides posterior and anterior stabilisation; it also provides the natural asymmetry necessary for full-ROM stability without compromise to the range of motion. At his own London Knee Meeting earlier this year, Professor Haddad confirmed his belief that medially stabilised knees may be a better option for cases where post-cam devices were routinely selected for their perceived stability. He will be using his experience and results of the MRK™ and SAIPH® Knees to support his case.


We hope the team have a great meeting and look forward to receiving their feedback. More information on the event, along with the programme can be found on the website: http://www.ccjr.com/winter/

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UK Surgeon Takes the Podium for MRK™ in India

UK Surgeon Takes the Podium for MRK™ in India

The International Society for Knowledge for Surgeons on Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty, (ISKSAA) presents its Global Summit in New Delhi this month. The Association has more than 1300 members and the event is hoping to attract approximately 2000 delegates. In addition to the packed agenda, live broadcasts of 53 surgeries will be performed by more than 45 surgeons from global centres of excellence over the course of the congress, along with live cadaveric workshops.

Mr Paul Trikha is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Associate Director at Ashford & St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust, UK. Mr Trikha will take to the podium at this event to give a presentation on the Medial Rotation Knee™ System, which he has been using since 1998. The focus of the presentation will be the evolution of the product, product specifications, patient outcomes and performance. With an exclusive focus on knee surgery and having performed more than 500 MRK™ procedures, Mr Trikha is well-placed to position the MRK™ in an excellent light against competitive products at this congress.

Strategic Sales and Marketing Director Bernie Davies will also attend along with International Business Development Manager Scott Booth. Both Bernie and Scott will be at the exhibition to capture the interest and conduct a series of business meetings with local surgeons.

We hope this event will form as a launch platform for the MRK™ in this newly entered marketplace following a wave of enthusiasm for our product.

Further information on the event and the programme can be found on the event website: http://isksaa.com/isksaa2016/index.php

We hope the event is a great success and look forward to updating you.

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BOX® Total Ankle Master Class, another MatOrtho® Education Success…

BOX® Total Ankle Master Class, another MatOrtho® Education Success…

The Vesalius Clinical Training Centre in Bristol was the chosen venue for our most recent BOX® Total Ankle Replacement Master Class. The event took place on the 1 November, 2016 and provided both UK and European consultants the opportunity to meet and work alongside some of the UK’s best foot and ankle surgeons.

The event was supported by our distinguished faculty team, and led by Mr Andrew Bing.

Mr Sunil Dhar

Mr James Ritchie

Mr Malik Siddique

Mr Crispin Southgate

The Master Class agenda offered both theory and practical sessions. The morning was classroom based and discussed ankle replacement, current options, clinical outcomes and best practice. The afternoon was spent in the laboratory where each surgeon had the opportunity to run through the operative technique for the BOX® Total Ankle Replacement using cadaveric material under the guidance of a faculty member.

Feedback from the delegates has been excellent and thanks go to everyone involved for making it a great success.

Please remember to check the MatOrtho Education area of our website for upcoming events and we also encourage you to sign up to the newsletter on our homepage.

 

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MatOrtho™ Presents SAIPH® in Dallas at AAHKS

MatOrtho™ Presents SAIPH® in Dallas at AAHKS

International Business Development Manager, Scott Booth will be attending the 26th Annual American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) meeting. The event will take place in Dallas, USA during 10 – 13 November, 2016.

Attracting more than 2000 attendees, the AAHKS Meeting provides an opportunity for members of the profession to come together and educate each other on the best practices in arthroplasty. The agenda addresses a broad array of scientific topics such as implant design, outcomes, surgical techniques and complications of primary and revision total joint arthroplasty (TJA).

Visitors to the stand will be able to review the current literature and learn how the provision of natural asymmetry, complete stability and full mobilisation can help deliver the highest quality care and greatest value to total knee replacement patients. Scott will be able to discuss how interested surgeons can gain access to the SAIPH® Knee System through our dedicated US distributor channels.

We wish Scott all the best in Dallas and look forward to seeing our distributor colleagues over the course of the event.

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Medial Rotation Principles High on the Agenda at The London Knee Meeting

Medial Rotation Principles High on the Agenda at The London Knee Meeting

The London Knee Meeting brings together renowned national and international faculty each year to present an up-to-date view on topics of importance and areas of debate in knee surgery. The event is very well regarded and has a strong following with more than 400 delegates attending each year.

This year the event took place on the 4 October 2016 at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in London. We were very pleased to see the event Chairman, Professor Fares Haddad from University College London Hospital, and others speaking positively and enthusiastically about the principles of medial rotation during their presentations.

The features of the MatOrtho® medial ball-and-socket knee devices continue to provide better ROM, high-end function and more ‘forgotten knees’ at 5 years follow-up. Studies into high-end activity and patellofemoral function for the SAIPH® are in progress.

In the afternoon session on total knee replacement, Professor Haddad presented results of his own department’s work: ‘Medially stabilised TKR designs. Biomechanical and clinical results’.

Noting that the work by Freeman, Pinskerova et al. is now widely accepted, and following the previous presentation by Michael Meneghini (IU Health, Indiana, US) that concluded the replication of natural knee kinematics in TKR surgery improves outcomes, Professor Haddad remarked that discussion of medial stability in TKR is timely. Of the medially stabilised knees already available, he identified the MRK™ as having the longest clinical history and along with the SAIPH® had evolved from the original Freeman series.

Professor Haddad showed results from studies by Shimmin et al. 2015 [1] and Molloy et al. 2013 [2] that had confirmed the inherent stability exhibited in this knee design throughout flexion and posed the question: “does this inherent stability have the potential for better function, better outcomes, and better satisfaction?”

The focus of his presentation was to update delegates on the latest results of a previously published study which compared the MRK™ with the PFC [3] at 2 years follow up. The updated data showed that, in comparison with the PFC, greater improvement in ROM, improved function, including the high-end activity (total knee function questionnaire (TKFQ)) and a greater proportion of patients expressing their TKR as a ‘forgotten knee’ (during routine activities) were all maintained at five years post-op.

Professor Haddad concluded that better function, better outcomes and better satisfaction can be attributed to this design. He also stated that his at UCH, London are continuing to study high-end activities and patellofemoral function for the SAIPH® Knee.

After the presentations and during the panel discussion, it was mentioned that the additional stability and better feeling of normality is likely to be differentiated by patients when taking on activities like fast walking, and walking up and down hills.

The panel also discussed how, in cases where the PS design may have routinely been chosen for its perceived stability, the medial stabilised design can be considered a safe and beneficial option to use in place of posterior stabilised designs.  

Overall the event was a huge success for MatOrtho® and further testament that the wider audience and leading surgeons are understanding, embracing and buying into our Medial Ball-and-Socket philosophy!

  1. Shimmin A, Martinez Martos S, Owens J, Iorgulescu AD, Banks S. Fluoroscopic motion study confirming the stability of a medial pivot design total knee arthroplasty. The Knee. 2015; 22(6): 522-526.
  2. Molloy D, Jenabzadeh R, Walter W and Hasted T. Sagittal Stability in Three Different Knee Designs. A Single Centre Independent Review. Bone Joint J 2013; 95-B SUPP 15 85.
  3. Hossain F, Patel S, Rhee SJ, Haddad FS. Knee arthroplasty with a medially conforming ball-and-socket tibiofemoral articulation provides better function. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011; 469(1):55-63.

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Mike Tuke Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

Mike Tuke Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

We are very pleased to announce that Mike Tuke has been awarded a Fellowship by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

The Academy is a national organisation which aims to bring together the most successful and talented engineers from across all sectors to advance and promote excellence in engineering. This significant and prestigious award is peer-nominated and peer-reviewed. It is considered one of the highest honours that an engineer may receive, and is a celebration of engineering excellence.

Congratulations Mike from everyone at MatOrtho!

For more information on the fellowship and the Royal Academy of Engineering, please visit http://www.raeng.org.uk/about-us/the-fellowship

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Australia Resurfacing Forum

Australia Resurfacing Forum - July 2016

This year MatOrtho® Australia is hosting a resurfacing forum titled ‘Controversies and Current Concepts, it will take place in Brisbane on the 8-9 July, 2016. 

This event will bring together hip arthroplasty experts to review and analyse worldwide results, and compare them against those being reported in the Australian and New Zealand Joint Registries.

It will provide a forum to dissect the controversies and explore the current landscape of thinking. The full day’s schedule will include the following topics:

  • Hip Resurfacing History and Outcomes
  • Technical Aspects of Hip Resurfacing
  • Controversies and Challenges
  • Future of Hip Resurfacing

Chaired by A/Prof. Patrick Weinrauch (AUS), Professor Piers Yates (AUS) and a host of internationally acclaimed hip athroplasty professionals, the event will create the perfect forum to share and drive future thinking for this very current industry topic.

The Faulty and Keynote Speakers Include:

Faculty

  • Dr Michael Gillespie NSW
  • Professor Laurie Kohan NSW
  • A/Prof. Gareth Prosser WA
  • Mr Tony Spriggins SA
  • A/Prof. Bill Walter NSW
  • Mr Len Walter NSW
  • Mr David Young VIC

Keynote Speakers

  • Mr Jeremy Latham FRCS (UK)
  • Mr Barry Richardson, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Mr Mike Tuke MatOrtho Ltd.

Further information, along with the full downloadable programme is available here: MatOrtho® Education.

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Eric jumps for joy with his new knee!

Eric jumps for joy with his new knee!

It’s great to receive good feedback from patients via their surgeons, who are excited and pleased with their recovery and return to normal activities. This month we launched a new patient testimonial from the extreme sports enthusiast Mr Eric Jones.

Eric has had an impressive career performing extreme action sequences in more than 40 movies, even working alongside the likes of Sean Connery!

You’d perhaps think that the need for a total knee replacement might slow him down somewhat, but not in this case…

He started his extreme sports career in 1961, and now, at the age of 79 years, and following a total knee replacement, he continues to enjoy his passion for extreme sports.

In 2010 Mr Jones saw Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Koldo Azurza FRCS from Bangor, who performed the procedure using a Medial Rotation Knee™.

Following an excellent recovery Eric is now back to doing what he loves! 

You can read Eric Jones’ story here.

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Interactive Wet Lab Demonstration Receives Excellent Feedback!

Interactive Wet Lab Demonstration Receives Excellent Feedback!

Last week’s MatOrtho® Education event at the Royal College of Surgeons was a great success!

The faculty led an interesting and insightful session combining discussion and cadaveric dissection of two knees, demonstrating both the SAIPH® and MRK™ operative techniques.

The objective of the event was to review the prescribed operative techniques and discuss tips and tricks among new and experienced users to combine best practice when using these devices. This was done with two side-by-side practical demonstrations and shared with an audience via live interactive video and audio link.

Mr Simon Lewthwaite (UK) and A/Prof. Bill Walter (AUS) performed the cadaveric procedures, whilst Mr Giles Heilpern (UK) and Mr Jim Holland (UK) led the session from the auditorium. Delegates watched the procedures and asked questions to the performing faculty as they approached each step. The session included insightful discussion of the medial ball-and-socket philosophy, clinical outcomes in terms of PROMs, survivorship and functional outcomes, and surgeons’ own experiences when using the devices.

Early feedback is extremely positive and shows the audience enjoyed the event format, which is a little different from what we have delivered in the past. Thanks go to all the UK and international delegates who took time from their busy schedules to join us.

  

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The Great Debate 2016 - A Great Success!

The Great Debate - A Great Success!

It was a pleasure to see so many of you last week at this year’s The Great Debate.

Held at The Royal College of Surgeons in central London, this year’s two-day event proved to be another great success with delegate numbers topping more than 200 and an excellent faculty line-up.

As one of this year’s platinum sponsors we were able to address the meeting itself. To set the scene Laura Richards, Senior Researcher took to the podium with her presentation titled ‘A SAIPH® Route to Market’. This offered the everyone an insight into our practice of gathering clinical evidence to support the claims we make for product performance, and the very clear and careful steps we take as a company to introduce a product safely into the marketplace.

After lunch Chairman A/Prof. Bill Walter (Australia), Dr. Geert Veeckman (Belgium), Dr. Frank Peters (South Africa) and Mr Chris Evans (UK) addressed the full auditorium with a series of very positive and insightful presentations from around the globe on our philosophy. The session titled ‘The Diversity of the Medial Ball-and-Socket Knee Principle’ gave a very clear overview of surgical approach, new technology and revision surgery using our knee systems.

The feedback following all presentations was extremely positive from both delegates and fellow faculty members.

Day two focused on total hip arthroplasty and was very busy again. This year’s event proved very successful for MatOrtho®, if we didn’t get to see you at our exhibition stand during the event, we hope you had an excellent couple of days.

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Advanced Hip Resurfacing Course, Ghent

Advanced Hip Resurfacing Course, Ghent

Matortho is pleased to be sponsoring the Advanced Hip Resurfacing Course, taking place in Ghent today. A full days programme is now well underway. We look forward to welcoming all visiting surgeons to our stand. 

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Bristol Master Class for BOX® Total Ankle Replacement - Limited Spaces Available

Bristol Master Class for BOX® Total Ankle Replacement - Limited Spaces Available

We are excited to announce this year’s BOX® Ankle Master Class.
 
Following the success of last year’s event, we are inviting you to join us for a full day at the Vesalius Clinical Training Centre, University of Bristol.
 
This event is being delivered the day before BOFAS 2016. If you are planning to attend, this is the perfect opportunity for the day before.
 
The BOX® (Bologna Oxford) Total Ankle Replacement has been in clinical use since 2004. This one-day Master Class will focus on the design attributes and philosophies of this unique product in both a theoretical and a practical way.
 
A morning of short presentations will offer an insight into its design principles and clinical success. This is followed by an afternoon’s cadaveric session, which will give you access to specific instrumentation and techniques. It will demonstrate how the BOX® offers unique stability and movement in comparison with other designs.
 
We have an exceptional faculty of experienced surgeons delivering this master class:

Mr Andrew Bing - Course Lead
Mr Sunil Dhar
Mr James Ritchie
Mr Malik Siddique
Mr Crispin Southgate


It is geared up to be an insightful and practical day of education. Places at this event are restricted to small numbers to allow for the very best learning experience; please register your place at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information and to register your interest please click here.

 

 

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The Great Debate - Presentation announcement

The Great Debate - Faculty Announcement

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Interactive Wet Lab Demonstration - Faculty Announcement

Our Interactive Wet Lab event takes place on the 16 June 2016, the day before this year's Great Debate. 

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COMOC 2016

MatOrtho® Exhibits at COMOC 2016 Cape Town, South Africa

MatOrtho® is pleased to be exhibiting at COMOC 2016, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa this week.

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MatOrtho® Exhibits At AAOS in Orlando, Florida

MatOrtho® Exhibits at AAOS in Orlando Florida

Scott Booth is representing us at AAOS in Orlando this week. Join him at stand number 4272 to review some exciting new results on the SAIPH® Knee System, which sees it outperforming competitor devices!

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MatOrtho® Interactive Wet Lab Demonstration and The Great Debate 2016

Coinciding with The Great Debate we invite all MRK™ and SAIPH® user surgeons and interested parties to our Interactive Wet Lab Demonstration*... [read more]

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Season's Greetings from MatOrtho®

MatOrtho® would like to wish all of our customers, partners, suppliers and friends a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous 2016!

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Upcoming Events for Winter 2015

It’s been a busy year for events and exhibitions, and before the year is over MatOrtho® have another two major events lined up... [read more]

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MatOrtho Exhibits at Two British Orthopaedic Meetings

We're delighted to be exhibiting at two British orthopaedic meetings today... [Read More]

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London Master Class for BOX® Total Ankle Replacement Receives Excellent Feedback

The BOX® Total Ankle Replacement took centre stage last week at our second MatOrtho® Education Ankle Cadaveric Master Class... [read more]

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AOA Annual Scientific Meeting - Day 3 and Meeting Close

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AOA Annual Scientific Meeting - Day 2

Day two at the AOA Annual Scientific Meeting 

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AOA Annual Scientific Meeting Underway!

The stand builders have been busy building our stand to support the AOA ASM 2015, taking place NOW in Brisbane!... [read more]

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BOX Ankle Master Class Fully Booked

Following lots of interest we are pleased to announce a full course for our upcoming BOX® Total Ankle Replacement Master Class which takes place on the 10th November 2015, at St Georges, University of London... [read more]

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MatOrtho Ltd Proud Diamond Sponsors of the AOA ASM 2015

MatOrtho® will be attending this year’s Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting (AOA ASM) as Diamond Sponsors... [read more]

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Mike and John Complete Their Climb!

A quick update following our earlier news item about our Chairman Mike Tuke and patient recipient John Matthews climbing the second highest mountain in the UK... [Read More]

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Bilateral Knee Replacement Patient and MatOrtho® Chairman Mike Tuke Set to Climb Britain’s Second Highest Mountain in Aid of Nepal Earthquake Victims

John Matthews is a 71 year old physiotherapist who is still practicing in Guildford, and who retired from being physiotherapist to the All England Club in 2006 after 35 years. In 2012, after debilitating pain, he underwent two total knee replacement procedures... [read more]

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MatOrtho® Inspires Young Engineers

MatOrtho Ltd was delighted to recently host a visit of 40 Year 12 students with an interest in engineering... [read more]

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Diamond Sponsorship for MatOrtho® at AOA Annual Scientific Meeting 2015

This October, MatOrtho® will be exhibiting at the Australian Orthopaedic Association’s Annual Scientific Meeting (AOA ASM) as Diamond Sponsors... [read more]

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Medial Rotation Knee™ Features at Worcester Event

The Current Concepts and Controversies Knee Meeting takes place on the 20th and 21st May, 2015 at the Sixways Stadium in Worcester, UK... [read more]

 

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BOX® Ankle Master Class Confirmed

Following a series of very successful cadaveric courses and responding to requests for more we are pleased to be running a further BOX® Total Ankle Replacement Master Class on the 10th November, 2015 at St George’s, University of London. [read more]

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The Great Debate 2015 - The 'Must Attend' Event of 2015!

A great two-day event has been planned, with excellent faculty and interesting presentation topics... [read more]

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MatOrtho® Visits India for the upcoming ISHKS 2015 Conference

MatOrtho® will be attending this year’s Indian Society of Hip and Knee Surgeons (ISHKS) meeting, held in Mumbai, 10-12 April, 2015. [Read More]

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AAOS Annual Meeting 2015, Las Vegas

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MatOrtho® Announces Appointment of New Director of Sales and Marketing APAC

The MatOrtho® Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Helen Hunter as Director of Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific (APAC)... [read more]

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Save the Date - The Great Debate

One of the most talked about events in the UK orthopaedic industry calendar returns to The Mermaid Centre, Blackfriars on the 18th-19th June this year... [read more]

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Glasgow Cadaveric Master Class: A Cut Above the Rest

On the 19th-21st November 2014, MatOrtho® hosted a fully booked surgical training event in Glasgow on the Medial Rotation Knee™ and the BOX® Total Ankle Replacement... [read more]

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Master Classes - Faculty Announcement

We are delighted to announce the faculty for our Cadaveric Master Classes taking place in November at the Clinical Anatomy Skills Centre, University of Glasgow. 

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Box® Ankle Demonstration at Oxford Meeting

BOX® Total Ankle Replacement Demonstration at 1st Oxford International Ankle Meeting

A strong faculty of senior orthopaedic surgeons have lined up to participate at the 1st Oxford International Ankle Meeting taking place on Wednesday 9th July, 2014.

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EFORT Congress 2014

MatOrtho at EFORT 2014

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers and associates for visiting our exhibition stand at this year’s EFORT congress. The exhibition was a great success for MatOrtho® and gave us the opportunity to showcase many of our products, including the Medial Rotation Knee™ which celebrates 20 years of clinical use in 2014!

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Medial Rotation Knee User Group Meeting

Medial Rotation Knee™ User Group Meeting

It was a delight to see so many new and familiar faces at our recent User Group Meeting. The event, which celebrated 20 years' clinical use of the MRK™, took place in London on 3rd June, 2014.

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MatOrtho® Supports Pioneering Research Project

Working in collaboration with MatOrtho® and the University Hospitals Bristol Foundation NHS Trust, Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) has been awarded £642k by the National Institute of Health Research’s Invention for Innovation Programme to develop this innovative device.

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MatOrtho® Exhibiting Worldwide

Please visit our events page for information on key orthopaedic events we are attending or sponsoring all over the world:  Events 2013/2014

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MatOrtho®, Proud Sponsors of ISTA 2013

This year’s ISTA Annual Congress will take place in Florida during 16-19th October 2013. We look forward to joining many of our colleagues from around the world for what is set to be a very informative and interesting event.

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MatOrtho® Promoting Best Ethical Practice

Safeguarding and maintaining relationships with healthcare professionals is key to our business of developing and improving medical devices. It is paramount that as an organisation we are seen to be acting professionally, morally and responsibly when promoting the goals of the Company and without sacrificing the common good of employees, customers, suppliers, patients, business partners and competitors.

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Total Knee Replacement Cadaveric Workshop – ‘A Huge Success’

Reinforcing key principles and having the opportunity to get ‘hands-on’ can be the key to a student feeling fully prepared for their exams and this was the goal of the recent Cadaveric Workshop held at St George’s University on the 22nd March 2013.

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New Website Launch

We’re delighted to announce the launch of our new website.

To reflect our continued growth and expanding portfolio we are pleased to announce the launch of our new website which is smarter, more informative and user-friendly.

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ADEPT® Technical Bulletin 12: ADEPT® cementless resurfacing head

ADEPT® bulletin 12 is the final bulletin in this series and looks at the benefits of using cementless fixation of the ADEPT® cup and the physiological loading aspects of shorter stem geometry.

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ADEPT® Technical Bulletin 11: Clinical results of hip resurfacing

ADEPT® bulletin 11 shows the excellent medium-term clinical outcomes of the ADEPT® resurfacing system against competitor brands

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