David Shepard, (Arthrex® Director, Orthobiologics) highlights the role of biologic treatments in orthopedic surgery such as the Angel® system, BioUni® OATS® technique, BioCartilage® extracellular matrix, Cartiform®* viable osteochondral allograft and ArthroFLEX®† dermal allograft. He explains the superior capsular reconstruction (SCR), a technique for irreparable cuff repair developed by Dr. Teruhisa Mihata. SCR technique restores joint stability, may reduce pain and helps prevent the use of a reverse prosthesis. David also presents upcoming products which include ArthroFLEX BioWasher® human allograft tissue, JumpStart® antimicrobial wound dressing and BioProWick.
*Cartiform is a registered trademark of Osiris Therapeutics, Inc.
†ArthroFLEX is a registered trademark of LifeNet Health.