SBi Issues New Surgical Technique DVD on Volar Approach To PIP Arthroplasty
Hospital and Healthcare Management—February 18, 2010
Small Bone Innovations, Inc. (SBi), a leading, privately-held orthopedics company focused exclusively on technologies and treatments for the small bones & joints, is making available to hand surgeons a new 10-minute new surgical technique DVD showing an innovative volar approach to insertion of its SR™ PIP (Proximal Interphalangeal) implant.
The DVD features Scott W. Wolfe, MD, Chief of the Hand Service and Director of the Hand Surgical Fellowship teaching program at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), New York.
Commenting on the project, Dr .Wolfe said: “Although a dorsal approach in this procedure has been the norm, in carefully selected patients the volar approach lowers the risk of scarring and adhesions of the extensor tendon. The volar approach simplifies splint wear and results in fewer therapy visits. We have demonstrated very favorable medium-term results in a small cohort of recreational golfers who have undergone this procedure in lieu of a joint fusion procedure for their debilitating arthritis. The implant has been effective in reducing pain while preserving function and allowing them to return to golf,” he added.
“We are delighted with Dr. Wolfe’s presentation of this complex surgery. SBi is dedicated to surgeon education and the effective use of the 10-minute surgical technique DVD serves as an important complement to our surgeon education program. The company is committed to developing and supporting innovation by working with key opinion leaders to offer pain alleviating, tissue sparing, function performing, motion preserving and form conserving solutions such as the SR™ PIP for small bone and joint anatomies. SBi offers the leading small bone and joint product portfolio serving the full range of clinical needs of surgeons and their patients for disease states from early stage to late stage requiring non-fusion to fusion solutions focused on specific indications of arthroplasty and trauma joint reconstruction.” said, Anthony G. Viscogliosi, Chairman and CEO of SBi.
Volar Approach for PIP Joint Implant Arthroplasty
For more information please visit www.hss.edu/newsroom_sbi-dvd-volar-pip-arthroplasty.asp