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.

Viva Las Vegas!

Malcolm and Jayne from the UK team have experienced a busy few days attending the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual meeting this week.

They had a great time meeting AAOS members and networking with fellow colleagues from the UOC head office in Taiwan.

Remember to follow UOC UK on twitter to keep up with our latest news and movements!

Featured product – U2 PSA Revision Knee™ System

With its 134° high-flexion design and full compatibility with our U2 Knee™ primary system United Orthopedic’s U2 PSA Revision Knee™ is designed to provide predictable stability and positive outcomes.

Includes: Femoral component; tibial insert and augment; extension press-fit stem; femora augment (posterior and distal); tibial baseplate.

U2 PSA Revision Knee™ and instruments are designed and manufactured exclusively by United Orthopedic Corporation.

Our new UK location – Baileys Barn

We’re delighted to announce that we have now officially moved into our new premises in Warwickshire.

Located just off the M42 motorway, our spacious new office is in a prime position for the team to easily commute to and of course for us to welcome clients for meetings and workshops.

We’ve already welcomed colleagues from overseas for a tour of our new premises, and our facility and location were both given the ‘green’ light from Francoise…. He even enjoyed our desk top accessories (which of course have been specially selected by our Finance Manager Jayne – in nothing less than our corporate colours!)

Please get in touch if you’d like to visit us at our new location.

UOC exhibit at BASK 2019

We’re excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at the British Association for surgery of the knee event (BASK) on the 26th and 27th March.

The event is taking place at the Brighton Hilton Metropole Hotel and will be hosted by BASK President, Mr Andrew Price. The event boasts a busy line up of seminars and speakers and is a must for all industry professionals.

The Association was set up in the early 1980’s to represent the knee surgeons within Britain. Since then it has grown to become one of the largest surgical sub-specialist organisations, which brings together knee surgeons with the single aim of improving their patient’s care.

The BASK event is set to take place at the impressive Hilton Metropole

Malcolm Pearson, Commercial Director said “This will be our first event for United Orthopedics Corporation in the UK, and we can’t wait to attend and network with our clients. If you’re coming to the event please pop along to our stand and say hello!”