Wright Medical Group Launches Grafting System for Hip Surgery
By Elizabeth Hofheinz, MEd, MPH December 6, 2007
Wright Medical Group, Inc. has announced the commercial release of its new biologic grafting system for use in core decompression surgical procedures, which are procedures used in treating patients with early stage avascular necrosis (AVN) of the hip. The system combines Wright’s new X-REAM™ Expandable Reamer with a simplified procedure kit that includes Wright’s proprietary PRO-DENSE™ Injectable Graft..
…In the news release Robert Heck, M.D., an orthopedic oncologist at the Campbell Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee, stated, “Wright’s new system is a simple but important advancement to the standard core decompression procedure. Through a minimally invasive approach, I can now debride more of the necrotic bone lesion and fill the surgically created void with the PRO-DENSE graft. In a retrospective study of 35 hips in 24 patients over the past 18 months, the early results are very encouraging.”