Total ankle replacement acquisition
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
Small Bone Innovations picks up Link Orthopaedics' Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement (S.T.A.R.) system in its Feb. 4 purchase for undisclosed terms of the firm from the German company Waldemar Link. The PMA-pending device, poised to become the "first and only FDA-approved, non-cemented mobile bearing total ankle replacement prosthesis," according to SBI, received an FDA panel endorsement in April 2007 (1"The Gray Sheet" April 30, 2007, p. 3). S.T.A.R. is intended as an alternative to fusion (arthrodesis) surgery to replace an ankle joint deformed by rheumatoid arthritis, primary arthritis or posttraumatic arthritis
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