New Ortho implants

Discussion in 'Depuy Mitek' started by Anonymous, Feb 14, 2011 at 2:30 AM.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Any insight into upcoming products that may help spark interest in Ortho. I know we have a new knee poly coming out soon. Any idea as to details or timeline. Any other products to spark surgeon interest.
  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    the new knee poly (AOX) if Im not mistaken is for RP only. Plus, it was supposed to come out two yrs ago! Still doesnt help us address X3 in FB market. Reclaim should be out soon, acetabular augments, troch nail. Until the new knee comes out (2 yrs min), there is really nothing to go after competitive hip knee surgeons with. Just take over your SnN accts when the reps all get shafted after the buyout. If you cant beat them, BUY them!
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    it's pretty sad that your relying on buying S&N to better your sales. what if J&J doesn't purchase them? than what? from what i hear it's not a done deal my friend.
  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Unfortunately it seems that at least in my area joint surgeons convert for only a few reasons;
    -their rep switches to new company
    -serious issues with implants or rep
    -they try something new that has a lot of buzz or that fills a gap their current company has in their product line like E-Poly, X3 Poly, patient specific cutting guides, anterior approach, modular necks, trabecular metal augments, etc
    -every now and then because of something presented at academy or published in a journal.

    While the Sigma has a good clinical history and some upgrades it seems pretty hard to bring over competitve surgeons. As for something that may spark interest the AOX for Sigma is something that they have said would be launched for a while now. Any idea on when should see this. The new knee that they just recieved a 510k for isn't supposed to launch for a couple years.

    Any info on the Reclaim hip stem? While the S-rom is a great stem it would be nice to have someting to go after restoration and ZMR with. Any idea if we are going the dual mobility route like stryker and biomet.

    As far as X3 FB goes, there is stuff out there showing residual free radicals, surface cracking, and so on. You have to address free radicals. Some companies remelt, biomet uses Antioxidants, and Stryker sequentially anneals. Ask an X3 user, if they believe its better not to remelt Poly why don't they use E Poly. Everything out there is showing E Poly being supperior to X3. Remelted Poly has been researched enough that a surgeon should know where he stands with it. If he wants to take a step away from that to try something without long term data why not use E poly which is a better Poly than X3 from almost everything out there.
  5. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    There is no evidence that EPoly is superior. EPoly comes from the same lab that has told everyone one that Remelting Poly is ideal. Now comes a poly that is not remelted. If remelting poly adequately addresses oxidation then what does EPoly do that is different???

    The reality is these guys were wrong the first time around. Remelting poly is not ideal. Vitamin E infusion potentially creates an oxidatively stable material while not remelting.

    These guys, like alot of surgeon 'scientists' believe only what they can make a few bucks on. How about holding their feet to the fire and asking them to explain why they wrong the first time around in their fracture prone highly crosslinked remelts (Durasul and Longevity)?
  6. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    And Crossfire was right??? X3 will have the same issues...
  7. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    As the first commercially available highly crosslinked poly (>5 MRad), Crossfire has been successful. Low volumetric wear. No catastrophic failures. Even oxidation of this material at 10years has not proven to be detrimental to performance of the material. Hundreds of Longevity and Durasul breakages reported with these remelted highly crosslinked materials...hundreds; some within 6 months of implantation. Which one has been more successful?

    Which engineering philosophy has been maintained over the past 10 years?

    Remelting post high crosslink is more detrimental than annealing post high crosslink. Both are low wear bearings. Remelts fail more than non remelts within 1 yr, 5 yr, 10 yr.
  8. Anonymous

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    Longevity never used in knees! And where is your data coming from "hundreds; some within six months"

    And are you saying Crossfire in knees was successful???
  9. #9 Anonymous, Apr 20, 2011 at 11:23 PM
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    Anonymous Guest

    Crossfire was never offered in knees. I never suggested that Longevity was offered for knees.
    MAUDE Database.

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