Exactech, a developer and producer of implants, instrumentation, and smart technologies for joint replacement surgery, is pleased to announce the first hip resurfacing surgery was successfully completed using the novel JointMedica Polymotion hip implant that is based on a metal-on-polyethylene articulation.
This surgery was performed by hip resurfacing specialist Jim MacKenzie, MD, in Calgary, Canada, who is also celebrating a milestone accomplishment of 20 years of completing hip resurfacing procedures. The Polymotion hip implant addressed the unique pathology of the patient’s hip that could not be addressed with legacy, metal-on-metal hip resurfacing implants.
“Many patients benefit from hip resurfacing. Having performed this procedure for more than 20 years, it is exciting to see new developments in the hip resurfacing space. I look forward to being able to provide this technology for my patients,” said Dr. MacKenzie.
Exactech announced the acquisition of a minority interest in JointMedica Limited earlier in 2022. Both companies are collaborating to deliver the next generation of hip resurfacing to the global market through the Polymotion implant, which has yet to receive clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The implant system will become available in targeted markets on a country-by-country basis following regulatory clearances.