The new knee won’t be available until next year; however the web site states that the device will be able to be customized, in other words more of a custom fit instead of a one size that fits all.
Hopefully the new design might offer a little longer lifetime as well. BD
Cardo Medical (OTC Bulletin Board: CKST), a company engaged in the development of orthopedic medical devices, announces the FDA 510k clearance of its Align 360 Total Knee System. The Align 360 Total Knee System is planned for commercial release during the second quarter of 2009. Cardo Medical's innovative Total Knee System is the flagship product within its Align 360 platform which has already received FDA clearance for its Uni-Compartmental and Patello-Femoral systems. All three systems feature a unique modular approach and common instrumentation system with a revolutionary concept designed to deliver simplified, reproducible surgical outcomes. Cardo Medical's Uni-Compartmental System, which was the first product release within the Align 360 platform, has been used successfully in over 500 surgeries to date.
The Align 360 Knee system is an innovative concept which allows the surgeon discretion in treating stages of degenerative knee conditions including unicompartmental, bicompartmental and tricompartmental disease with a matched instrument and component heritage. . Our novel instruments all share a common foundation and provide simple and easy to use tools for reproducible and accurate results. The components are high performance cutting edge designs to allow patients to achieve superior clinical outcomes.