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Shoulder Implant / Courtesy: The Orthopedic Clinic Association (TOCA)

Biomet Implants First U.S. Stemless Shoulder

Biloine W. Young • Tue, October 29th, 2013

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Biomet, Inc.’s new stemless shoulder is moving and grooving in its first U.S. patient. This inaugural implant of the Comprehensive Nano Stemless Shoulder took place in October at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. The surgery was part of an FDA Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) multi-center prospective clinical study and was performed by Stephen Brockmeier, M.D.

“We are excited to be a part of the clinical trial evaluating this potentially significant evolution in shoulder arthroplasty, ” Brockmeier said. “I was impressed with the initial fixation of the stemless implant and was able to perform the shoulder replacement with minimal bone removal and components aligned with the patient's natural anatomy.”

Another participant in the study is Jonathan Levy, M.D., of Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He said, “The procedure using the Comprehensive Nano allows me the potential to accurately restore shoulder anatomy without the limitations created by placing a stem within the humerus. The IDE study will allow us to objectively compare the efficacy of stemless and stemmed prostheses.”

Biomet developed the Comprehensive Nano shoulder based on the clinical heritage of the Biomet T.E.S.S. stemless shoulder, which has been available in European and international markets since its launch in 2004.

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3 Responses to “Biomet Implants First U.S. Stemless Shoulder”

  1. donna swepson says:

    wondering if the implants would be the solution to my problem. I have tried everything including hospital of special surgerys in new York and at least 8 doctors on long island ny no one seems to be able to help.would like to know more. please reply.

  2. Stuart says:

    This is actually incorrect. I happened to come across this article when I was looking up information about stemless shoulder replacements and was confused by multiple companies claiming first US implantation. It looks like Tornier implanted first one in 2011, 2 years before Biomet.

  3. Peter says:

    Would someone have a list of doctors name in Boston, MA that use this stemless shoulder replacement or others like it.

    I need a shoulder replacement.


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