MedShape Solutions, Inc. Showcases Breakthrough ACL Reconstruction Technology at The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting

February 14, 2011

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –


  • MedShape will be demonstrating the recently introduced ExoShape(TM) interference fixation device for ACL reconstruction that preserves soft tissue graft orientation, provides superior graft protection, and class-leading fixation.
  • ExoShape(TM) CL, a two-part PEEK Altera(TM) interference fixation device simplifies and improves soft tissue graft fixation during anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructive surgery. The product was recently used successfully for the first time in a knee ligament reconstruction procedure performed by Champ L. Baker, Jr., M.D., at the Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital in Phenix City, Alabama.
  • ExoShape’s design supports the evolution of reconstruction techniques to more accurately replicate complex native ACL functionality. This unique fixation device features a non-rotational deployment technique that preserves the surgeon’s desired soft tissue graft bundle orientation and tension during single-tunnel double-bundle procedures, eliminating undesirable variables common to previous techniques.
  • Demonstration of the device in the booth and animation of the procedure featured.
  • Medical representatives on site to provide answers to surgical technique questions.

               San Diego Conference Center
               Hall H
               Booth 5645

               Kurt Jacobus, President and CEO
               Ken Gall, CTO
               Jim Lorenzo, VP Sales
               Rick Leach, VP Marketing
               Jimmy Blanchard, Regional Sales Manager
               Bob Jacobs, Regional Sales Manager
               Kathryn Smith, Post Doctoral Scientist


                "I was impressed with the performance of the ExoShape device.
                 I believe that many surgeons will recognize the significant
                 benefits of the ExoShape device and will adopt it for their
                soft tissue fixation procedures."  --Champ L. Baker, Jr.,
                M.D, Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital, Phenix City, Alabama

                Note:  Dr. Baker used ExoShape successfully in a knee
                ligament reconstruction procedure.

                "I find the shape memory polymer technology very appealing.
                MedShape is able to design and manufacture biocompatible
                fixation devices that easily change shape inside the body.
                This material capability allows simplified device insertion
                followed by active expansion for excellent fixation." --
                Geoffrey Higgs, M.D.

                MedShape Solutions, Inc. is a privately held medical device
                company focused on developing orthopedic devices from
                proprietary shape memory technology. In June 2010, the
                company's initial product, the MORPHIX(TM) Suture Anchor,
                received the prestigious Gold Award at the Medical Device +
                Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) meeting, based on its
                superior design and proprietary shape memory polymer. For
                more information about how MedShape is Shaping the Future of
                Orthopedics(TM), visit www.medshape.com.

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      Carabiner Communications

SOURCE MedShape Solutions, Inc.

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