FRANKLIN, Mass., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 2013 marked the 10-year anniversary of the first patients who received an Arthrosurface HemiCAP® with many more achieving this same milestone later this year. Over a decade later, HemiCAP® patients are still leading pain free, active lifestyles while demonstrating the durability and longevity of the HemiCAP® technology.
Kellie Allen, a yoga enthusiast and one of the first Arthrosurface® patients, received her HemiCAP® surgery on July 25, 2003. In a letter to Arthrosurface, Kellie wrote; "Like many people, my forties brought unique challenges especially when it came to my health. I chose nutrition and exercise to be the foundation of this restoration. Here's the best part: my HemiCAP® was equal to the task. It allowed me to kick start my transformation without any hip pain. Imagine my relief when I discovered I could walk 2 miles every day and not need an ice pack or a week off from work. A year later, I found myself practicing yoga 3 hours weekly and look forward to my first golf lesson. A decade has proven to me how easy it is to wear my HemiCAP®. Thanks to Arthrosurface® for giving me over 3,650 reasons to believe I will never need to keep a pain journal again."
Kellie and patients alike confirm that the HemiCAP® technology is an active alternative to joint replacement. Her 10-year milestone has proven that minimally invasive HemiCAP® implants can delay a total joint replacement for at least 10 years. Artificial total joints are often associated with significant functional deficits and can limit a person's activities, especially high-level pursuits such as cycling or weightlifting. HemiCAP® implants allow the surgeon to restore only the damaged area of the joint while structures that help the patient move and function properly remain intact. The natural anatomy of the joint is preserved and the patient can resume an active lifestyle without pain.
Arthrosurface, Inc. is a leader in the design and distribution of orthopedic devices for joint preservation, restoration and resurfacing. The HemiCAP® system is a unique, less invasive technology that can be used to treat a wide variety of joint conditions caused by trauma, injury and disease. Founded in 2002, Arthrosurface markets and distributes its products in the US and around the world.
SOURCE Arthrosurface, Inc.