ARLINGTON, Tenn. — 21 August, 2015 — MicroPort Orthopedics Inc. ("MicroPort® Orthopedics") announced today the launch of the Profemur™ Preserve™ Hip Stem ("Profemur™ Preserve™"), a short stem designed to support today's growing market of bone and tissue preserving surgical techniques. "As physicians evaluate the landscape of short stems, Profemur™ Preserve™ is attractively positioned to capture market share," said Patrick Gregory, Hip Product Manager for MicroPort® Orthopedics. Short stems have grown in popularity as physicians give additional consideration to tissue-friendly approaches and ongoing care for a younger patient population. Shorter stems preserve bone, which facilitates future revisions through a wider range of treatment options.
Preserve™ Classic was designed to maximize head center coverage with the fewest number of SKUs resulting in an optimized stem with virtually no technique learning curve. Preserve™ Classic and Preserve™ Modular are part of MicroPort® Orthopedics' Simply Versatile™ platform which allows surgeons the flexibility of using classic and modular stems utilizing the same surgical technique with a common set of instruments. "Managing OR flow and consistency are central initiatives for MicroPort® Orthopedics as we bring new products to the market," said Gregory.
Performing the first two hip replacement surgeries with Profemur™ Preserve™ is Dr. Phillip Merritt, Direct Anterior Approach Specialist, Glendale, California.
About MicroPort® Orthopedics
Established in January 2014, MicroPort Orthopedics Inc. is the fourth largest multinational producer of orthopedic products, and a proud member of the MicroPort Scientific Corporation family of companies. From its headquarters in Arlington, Tennessee, MicroPort® Orthopedics develops, produces and distributes innovative OrthoRecon products. The company's U.S.-based manufacturing and logistics capabilities deliver high quality hip and knee products to patients and their doctors in over 60 countries, including the U.S., EMEA, Japanese, Latin American and China markets.