United Orthopedic Corporation Wins Bronze at 21st Annual Medical Design Excellence Awards

U2 Knee AiO™ Block and MDT™ Recognised as Significant Achievements Among Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products 

California, June 12, 2019 – United Orthopedic Corporation (UNITED), a leading international designer, manufacturer and distributor of innovative orthopedic implants and instruments, today announced that its U2 Knee AiO™ Block and Modular Disposable TrialTM (MDT) have earned UNITED a Bronze award in the 21st Annual Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA). The U2 Knee AiO Block and MDT were recognised as significant achievements in the “Implant and Tissue-Replacement Product” category.

“On behalf of the design and engineering team, we are honored to have had our U2 Knee AiO Block and MDT selected by the MDEA for this prestigious award,” said Jason Lin, Chairman and CEO of United Orthopedic Corporation. “As innovators striving to create a more efficient and precise environment within operating rooms across the orthopedic space, we take great pride in being recognised for our work and in continuing to improve the total knee replacement experience for surgeons and patients alike.”

The U2 Knee AiO Block and MDT are used to assist orthopedic surgeons in increasing precision and efficiency for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) operations. The AiO Block is user-friendly instrument which integrates the femoral sizer with the A/P resection guide and enables surgeons to properly position the U2 Knee femoral components anteriorly and posteriorly. It can decrease the possibility of anterior cortex notching and help to prevent mal-rotation. The MDT allows for modular convenience with its intra-operative flexibility of converting from a cruciate retaining trial to a posterior stabilising version during the surgery. Because of its single-use design it can improve patient safety by potentially reducing the risk of infection. The combination of U2 Knee AiO Block and MDT allows for the removal of 163 instruments from the sterile field and reduces the total surgical tray count from 6 to 1.5 trays. This reduction has great potential to generate significant cost savings.

The MDEA program honors innovative advances in medical product design and engineering. The awards recognise winners based on excellence based upon the following criteria: benefits to overall healthcare, design and engineering innovation, functional innovation, benefit to patients, and market differentiation within the competitive landscape.

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About Medical Design Excellence Awards
The MDEA program is presented by Informa’s Advanced Manufacturing portfolio, the leading B-to-B event producer, publisher, and digital media business for the world’s $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry, and by Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI), the industry’s central source for late breaking news, information, and business intelligence. For more information about the Medical Design Excellence Awards—including additional details about the manufacturers and suppliers that created the 2019 MDEA-winning products—visit the MDEA website at ww.MDEAwards.com or e-mail: mdea@ubm.com.

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