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Surgeon Completes First Clinical Use Of Fixation Device

Tue, 02/08/2011 - 6:13am

Hughston Clinic orthopaedic surgeon, Champ L. Baker Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S., has performed a successful knee ligament reconstruction procedure using a breakthrough medical device, ExoShapeTM CL, created by MedShape Solutions, Inc. ExoShape is a two-part, biocompatible PEEK AlteraTM interference fixation device that simplifies and improves soft tissue graft fixation during anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructive surgery.

Performing the procedure at Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital, Dr. Baker, Jr., was the first surgeon to complete the clinical use of the ExoShape in a human. Performing knee ligament reconstructive surgery using this device allows the surgeon unparalleled accuracy in fixating the soft tissue graft to ensure the most anatomic and stable reconstruction for the patient. PEEK Altera is biocompatible, meaning the body accepts the material without initiating any kind of inflammatory response.  

“Dr. Baker expressed a keen interest in our technology and matched the profile of surgeon that we wanted to engage,” stated Rick Leach, MedShape Solutions vice president of marketing. “He’s a very eminent surgeon, well respected within the sports medicine specialty and he is working within a prestigious organization at the Hughston Clinic. It was a simple decision for us to work with Dr. Baker.”

 

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