By JSHAMP – 5-11-2017
A California surgeon has performed the first U.S. bone graft using a pliable foam produced by Research Triangle Park–based medical biomaterials company CURASAN Inc.
Divakar Krishnareddy, M.D., used CURASAN’s CERASORB Ortho Foam bone graft product in a knee fusion procedure, technically called knee arthrodesis, at Los Angeles Community Hospital.
It was the first surgery using CERASORB since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved it in December 2016.
“It’s exciting to see a product that has both excellent handling and strong clinical evidence become available in the U.S.A.,” said Krishnareddy. “CERASORB Ortho Foam’s handling is very easy to adapt to underlying anatomy, preventing large gaps while allowing graft placement where you need it.”