CENTENNIAL, Colo., Sept. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AlloSource, one of the nation's largest providers of cartilage, cellular, bone, skin and soft-tissue allografts for use in surgical procedures and wound care to advance patient healing, will share early results of its fresh cartilage allograft, ProChondrix® Cartilage Restoration Matrix during the International Cartilage Repair Society's (ICRS) 13th World Congress in Sorrento-Naples, Italy. The Industry Satellite Lunch Symposia will take place on Monday, 26 September 2016 from 13:00 to 13:30 in the Sala Nettuna Room.
Vishal Mehta, M.D., orthopedic surgeon from Fox Valley Orthopedics in Geneva, Illinois, will present early results of ProChondrix transplantation on isolated articular cartilage defects. Patients underwent treatment of an isolated, symptomatic articular cartilage surface lesion, which was treated with microfracture and placement of a ProChondrix graft. The 12-month review post-treatment demonstrated early success and no failures. In addition to Dr. Mehta, Laurie Goodrich, D.V.M, Ph. D., associate professor in equine surgery and lameness at Colorado State University, will share the findings of a 12-month horse study.
"Clinical information is an important piece of the puzzle when finding products to help heal my patients," said Dr. Vishal Mehta, orthopedic surgeon. "I am excited by the promising early results of my first patients who received ProChondrix."
AlloSource will also present several posters at ICRS. One will focus on Dr. Mehta's 12-month clinical results, another highlights Dr. Goodrich's equine study findings, both previously mentioned, and another poster shares results from an internal study on ProChondrix's likeness to healthy adult cartilage. The internal study found ProChondrix, a fresh cartilage allograft, inherently matches the biomechanical and biochemical properties of normal hyaline cartilage found in a healthy adult, proving it is a viable solution to help restore articular cartilage surfaces, relieve patient symptoms and improve function.
For more information on ProChondrix and the recently launched Reimbursement Hotline dedicated to assisting customers and providing information on coding options, coverage access and reimbursement, please visit ProChondrix.org.
AlloSource is one of the largest nonprofit cellular and tissue networks in the country, offering more than 200 types of precise cartilage, cellular, bone, skin and soft-tissue allografts to advance patient healing. For more than 20 years, AlloSource's products have bridged the proven science of allografts with the advanced technology of cells, offering life-saving and life-enhancing possibilities in spine, sports medicine, foot and ankle, orthopedic, reconstructive, trauma and wound care procedures. As the world's largest processor of cellular bone allografts, fresh cartilage tissue for joint repair and skin allografts to help heal severe burns, AlloSource delivers unparalleled expertise and service to its growing network of surgeons, partners, and the country's most reputable organ procurement organizations. The company is accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks and is headquartered in Centennial, CO. For more information, please visit allosource.org or our educational website, allograftpossibilities.org.
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