United Orthopedic Receives FDA Clearance for Its Polyethylene Knee Insert
California–based United Orthopedic Corp. has received FDA marketing clearance for its E-XPE polyethylene knee insert.
The knee insert is designed to provide patients with knee replacements with reduced risk of oxidation.
The device is developed with polyethylene blended with 0.1 percent vitamin E to enhance wear resistance without compromising oxidative stability and mechanical properties.
More than 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States. — Cynthia Jessup