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Reducing Opiate Use: The Tourniquetless TKA

December 15, 2017

Tourniquetless TKA with CarboJet Reduces Opioid Consumption Orlando, Florida (December 2017) – A new study demonstrates reduced opioid consumption in female patients when a tourniquet was not used in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The study was conducted by R. Michael Meneghini, M.D, of the Indiana University School of Medicine and presented at the 34th Annual Current Concepts in Joint Replacement (CCJR) Winter Meeting. The CarboJet® bone preparation system was used to maximize cement interdigitation in tourniquetless knees. CarboJet has been widely adopted wherever cemented implant fixation is employed, including in tourniquet-free TKA. Tourniquet-free TKA, also referred to as “No Tourniquet... read more...

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CarboJet Effective at Removing Immunogenic Marrow Elements from Osteochondral Allografts

October 7, 2016

Naples, Italy (September 2016) – A new study looking at the effects of different bone cleaning techniques on the removal of immunogenic marrow elements from osteochondral allografts was presented at the 13th World Congress of the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS) by Brian Cole, MD, MBA, and Adam Yanke MD of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. The study compared three treatment arms: A; no lavage, B, saline lavage only; C saline lavage with CarboJet. The results showed that the third arm was significantly more effective at removing marrow debris from osteochondral allografts than saline lavage alone, especially in... read more...

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Kinamed Names Executives to Lead Global Sales and Marketing Strategy

September 19, 2016

Camarillo CA, (September 19, 2016) – Kinamed Incorporated announced today that it has appointed Roy Fiebiger as Vice President of Global Sales, and Bob Bruce as Vice President of Global Marketing & Product Strategy. Mr. Fiebiger and Mr. Bruce will each report to Kinamed President Vineet Sarin, PhD. Mr. Fiebiger’s role reflects Kinamed’s long-term strategy to target top-line growth by focusing on geographic expansion and deeper market penetration in all regions.  As VP of Global Sales, Mr. Fiebiger will lead Kinamed’s global commercialization network, regional sales management, forecasting, sales strategy, and customer sales support. “Roy is a proven leader who... read more...

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Technique Using Isoelastic Tension Band for Treatment of Olecranon Fractures

December 16, 2015

Excerpts The particular property profile of the isoelastic tension band gives the cable intrinsic elastic and pliable qualities. In addition, unlike stainless steel, the band maintains a uniform, continuous compression force across a fracture site. The pliability of the band allows the surgeon to create multiple loops of cable without the wire failure side effects related to kinking, which is common with the metal construct. Abstract The isoelastic ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene tension band may be considered an alternative to stainless steel wire for tension band fixation of olecranon fractures. In this article, we present our technique using this isoelastic tension band and describe the outcomes of 7 patients who underwent open reduction and... read more...

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The Role of CarboJet in the Reduction of Aseptic Loosening

April 27, 2015

Recent evidence from a large multicenter study shows that aseptic loosening has become the single largest cause of failure of modern primary knee arthroplasties requiring revision. Earlier studies, conducted in the 1990s, had shown polyethylene wear to be the leading cause of failure. The more current study found that 28.0% of all knee failures were due to aseptic loosening, comprising the single most common failure mode. In the case of unicompartmental knees, 60.6% of failures were due to aseptic loosening. A significant portion of the aseptic loosening failures were early failures, with 32.9% of these failures classified as never successful,... read more...

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Kinamed Supports Orthopeadic Research

January 1, 2015

Kinamed was named as a 2014 “Corporate Associate” of the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF), whose mission is “Improving lives by supporting excellence in orthopaedic research.”   Kinamed, a longtime supporter of OREF, recognizes the importance of this mission.  

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Kinamed CEO on Importance of Orthopaedic Research

September 10, 2014

Mr. Clyde Pratt, Chief Executive Officer of Kinamed, shares why he believes it is important to support OREF and its mission of advancing the field of orthopaedic research.

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Surgical Techniques of Olecranon Fractures

August 8, 2014

Another study demonstrating the clinical benefits of SuperCables was recently published:  Rosenwasser (2014) Surgical Techniques of Olecranon Fractures.  J Hand Surg Am 39(8): 1606-14.  The article can be accessed via PubMed here Abstract: Olecranon fractures are common upper extremity injuries. The vast majority are treated with operative fixation. Many treatment techniques have been described including tension band and plating. This review covers the most commonly used fixation techniques in detail, including pearls and pitfalls with case examples of both successful treatments and potential complications. The authors note that proper tensioning a figure-of-8 wire is technically challenging and it is difficult to both... read more...

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Kinamed’s KineMatch Partial Knee Technology

June 28, 2014

Camarillo, Ca. – In the competitive medical device field, Camarillo-based Kinamed Inc. continues to thrive by making unique, highly differentiated products, such as a partial knee replacement that is custom-manufactured for each patient. Read full article.

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Kinamed Receives Japan Ministry of Health Approval for SuperCable®

June 5, 2014

Kinamed begins SuperCable distribution in Japan with Yufu Itonaga Co., Ltd. Camarillo, CA June 5, 2014 – Kinamed Inc. announced today that the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) granted regulatory clearance for Kinamed’s SuperCable® Iso-elastic, Polymer Cerclage System. MHLW clearance enables Kinamed to begin SuperCable commercialization in Japan through its longtime Japanese distribution partner, Yufu Itonaga Co., Ltd. of Tokyo. The SuperCable System is used in a wide range of orthopedic reconstructive and trauma applications, and it is the only iso-elastic, polymer cerclage system on the market anywhere in the world. Bob Bruce, Kinamed’s Vice President of... read more...

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