LOS ANGELES, CA–(MARKET WIRE)–Feb 18, 2009 — Cardo Medical (OTC BB:CDOM.OB – News), a company engaged in the development of orthopedic medical devices, announces the femur-first versatility in surgical technique with its Uni-Compartmental Knee System. Uni-compartmental knee arthroplasty procedures are most commonly performed using tibial-first referencing surgical techniques; however the Cardo Medical Uni-Compartmental Knee system also provides surgeons with additional intra-operative versatility to easily adapt to femur-first surgical techniques. Dr. Andrew Yun, an orthopedic surgeon at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, CA, has performed numerous femur-first uni-compartmental arthroplasty procedures and commented, “I have been very satisfied with the ease of use and outcomes with this system. The Cardo engineering team has been incredible to work with, and I have enjoyed the responsiveness and quality of work which comes from this group.” In addition, Dr. Jonathan Braslow, an orthopedic surgeon at JFK Memorial Hospital in Indio, CA, also stated, “The Cardo Align 360 instrumentation system eliminates the guesswork for the first cut, the system was easy and simple to use and creates a reproducible outcome each time.” The Align 360 Uni-Compartmental Knee System, Cardo Medical’s initial product release, has been used successfully since its introduction in January 2007. System enhancements for the femur-first approach include novel, unique femoral tibial alignment (“knee jack”) instruments with dedicated alignment and resection guides.
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