Shanghai, China – August 28, 2014 - Shanghai MicroPort Orthopedics Co ("MicroPort Orthopedics Shanghai"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Shanghai MicroPort Medical (Group) Co ("MicroPort"), held an orthopedic symposium - "Integrity in Motion"- State of the Art in Hip & Knee Arthroplasty on August 23 in Shanghai. The academic event, which attracted more than 200 Chinese and International joint arthroplasty experts, is the first of its kind held by MicroPort Orthopedics Shanghai after the acquisition of OrthoRecon business from Wright Medical Group Inc. ("Wright Medical") in January 2014.
The symposium featured clinical experiences, shared by several renowned experts, with the key products offered under the hip and knee reconstruction portfolios of MicroPort, including SUPERPATH® tissue-sparing surgical techniques and ADVANCE® Medial-Pivot Knee.
Jimmy Chow, a hip and knee replacement surgeon at St. Luke's Medical Center located in Phoenix of the US, explained in details how revolutionary the SUPERPATH® surgical techniques is, which was positively received by surgeons in attendance. The SUPERPATH® technique is a tissue-sparing procedure which aims to get patients back on their feet within days (possibly hours) instead of weeks or months. With SUPERPATH®, there is no surgical dislocation of the hip. Patients can also have as little as a 3-inch incision. Because of the elimination of damage to the important structures during reconstruction, patients typically have a short hospital stay and a number of patients walk the same day as their surgery.
Such surgical technique is gaining higher market recognition world-wide with the growing demand of joint replacement surgeries. According to survey by World Health Organization, more than 80 percent of people aged above 55 are suffering from joint diseases, mostly hip and knee problems, and a certain percentage of them would need joint replacement surgeries to improve their lives.
"After the acquisition of OrthoRecon business, we'll continue to build on Wright Medical's over 60 years' experience in R&D, manufacturing and marketing. We are committed to bringing a rapidly increasing product offering to surgeons and patients," said Martin Sun, Executive Director of MicroPort Orthopedics Shanghai and Chief Financial Officer of MicroPort Scientific Corporation. "Meanwhile, MicroPort Orthopedics Shanghai is to launch medical education events branded 'Integrity in Motion' to further promote the academic levels of China's orthopedic industry."