Integra LifeSciences Launches New Shoulder Arthroplasty Device in Italy and Sweden
Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq: IART) today announced the first implantation of the PyroTITAN® Humeral Resurfacing Implant in patients in Milan, Italy and Stockholm, Sweden. The PyroTITAN® implant is used in shoulder resurfacing, a more conservative alternative to shoulder replacement surgery.
Alessandro Castagna, MD at Humanitas Institute IRCCS, Milan, Italy, implanted the PyroTITAN® device in a 70 year old male with glenohumeral degenerative osteoarthritis and a concentrically worn glenoid. "Because of his active lifestyle, a total shoulder replacement with a typical stemmed humeral component was not desirable; we also wanted to avoid a potential periprosthetic fracture if the patient should fall," said Dr. Castagna. "We chose the PyroTITAN® PyroCarbon humeral resurfacing as an alternative treatment. It also offered excellent wear characteristics against cartilage and bone when compared to metal alternatives, which allowed the glenoid to remain untouched."
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