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- Dual-Trak Clavicle Screw
- Locking Clavicle Plate System
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- Polarus PHP System
- Polarus Plus Humeral Rod
- Events & Education
Acutrak® Advertorial Published in the Latest British Volume of the Bone & Joint Journal
Mar 26, 2013
March 18, 2013 – Celebrating a monumental achievement, the 20th anniversary of the Acumed® Acutrak® Headless Compression Screw; it’s complex design, evolution and manufacturing processes are presented in an advertorial published in March 2013 issues of The Bone & Joint Journal (British Volume).
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Acumed is a global leader of innovative orthopaedic and medical solutions developed to improve patient care. With over two decades of experience in the orthopaedic industry, our mission is to aid the afflicted through the ingenuity of our minds, the labor of our hands and the compassion of our hearts. Acumed® was founded in 1988 by Randy and Mary Huebner and is headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon, with a global distribution network and offices worldwide.
Acumed featured in official publication of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence
Oct 26, 2012
October 8, 2012 - Feature article cites how Acumed carefully incorporates new technologies into the process of manufacturing orthopedic implants.
Acumed at American Society for Surgery of the Hand 2012
Aug 21, 2012
Hillsboro, OR August 2012 - The complete Acumed Hand & Wrist product portfolio will be showcased, on September 6-8, at the upcoming American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois.
Acumed and the Western Orthopaedic Association host successful educational training course for orthopaedic residents
Jul 17, 2012
June educational training course offered residents hands-on opportunity to hone their surgical skills
Contemporary surgical techniques and minimally invasive treatment options were the focus of an educational training course for orthopaedic residents held on June 13, 2012 at the Acumed Learning Center and Laboratory in Hillsboro, Oregon.
Resident’s Skills Lab: Upper and Lower Extremity Fracture Management, hosted by Acumed in conjunction with the Western Orthopaedic Association, was attended by 15 orthopaedic residents from area hospitals.
The course was focused on a variety of shoulder, elbow, foot and ankle fractures and the latest surgical approaches to repair them, including the use of plates, screws, pins and other innovative solutions. The curriculum, educational rather than product-focused, was determined by the course faculty and presented in a collaborative, collegial style with the course attendees.
The educational experience at the Acumed Learning Center involved a variety of teaching-learning approaches including lab demonstrations, lectures, small group discussion and hands-on cadaveric studies and practice.
In its role as a supporting sponsor, Acumed supplied all instruments, products and specimens used in the course; laboratory facilities were also provided. The course’s faculty included a number of distinguished West Coast orthopaedic surgeons:
Jesse McCarron, M.D., chief of the Orthopaedic Surgery Section at the Portland VA Medical Center and who has an academic appointment at Oregon Health and Sciences University.
Gregory Gramstad, M.D., specializes in the elbow and is in private practice at Rebound Orthopedics and Neurosurgery in Vancouver, Washington.
Robert Tonks, M.D., a trauma surgeon who practices in San Diego, California with the Sharp Healthcare System.
Richard Gellman, M.D., specializes in the foot and ankle and is in private practice at Summit Orthopedics in Portland, Oregon.
To learn more about Acumed Events and Education please visit: Our Events Calendar or email MarketingEvents@acumed.net
Acumed is a global leader of innovative orthopaedic and medical solutions developed to improve patient care. With over two decades of experience in the orthopaedic industry, our mission is to aid the afflicted through the ingenuity of our minds, the labor of our hands and the compassion of our hearts. Acumed was founded in 1988 by Randy and Mary Huebner and is headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon, with a global distribution network and offices worldwide.
Acumed Receives AME Manufacturing Excellence Award
Oct 20, 2011
Acumed Receives AME Manufacturing Excellence Award
Hillsboro, OR October 2011 -- Acumed® has been selected to receive the 2011 AME Manufacturing Excellence Award, an honor which recognizes North American manufacturing sites that have demonstrated operational excellence through continuous improvement, best practices, creativity, and innovation. Acumed® is one of an exclusive number of North American sites to receive this prestigious award. “It is a wonderful acknowledgement and testimony to all of the tireless efforts put forth toward fulfilling the Acumed® mission,” said Josh Sutton, Process Engineering Supervisor, who will be accepting the award along, with Bob Johnson, VP of Operations and Business Development, and Loren Blanchard, Manufacturing Director on behalf of the company. The award ceremony will be held during the AME Excellence Inside International Conference, October 24-28, 2011 in Dallas, Texas.
Acumed® has been a corporate member of the Association of Manufacturing Excellence (AME.org) since 2010. Acumed® fully supports AME’s mission to promote enterprise excellence through shared learning and access to best practices. AME, created as not-for-profit in 1985, has grown to over 5000 members ranging from executives to senior and middle managers who wish to improve both their organizational and their personal performance.
“Acumed® is committed to the pursuit of continuous improvement and is excited to work together with AME members to share knowledge and expertise,” said Sutton.
To find out more about the vision, mission and values of the Association of Manufacturing Excellence visit www.AME.org.
Acumed® is a global leader of innovative orthopaedic and medical solutions developed to improve patient care. With over two decades of experience in the orthopaedic industry, our mission is to aid the afflicted through the ingenuity of our minds, the labor of our hands and the compassion of our hearts. Acumed® was founded in 1988 by Randy and Mary Huebner and is headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon, with a global distribution network and offices worldwide.
Dual-Trak Clavicle Screw System Released by Acumed
Sep 22, 2011
Hillsboro, OR April 2011 -- In the tradition of providing surgeons with innovative solutions, Acumed® announces the newly designed Acumed® Dual-Trak Clavicle Screw System -- an intramedullary option to treat middle-third clavicle fractures.
Addressing issues common to intramedullary clavicle fixation techniques; complicated and invasive surgical techniques, soft-tissue stripping, implant migration or failure and more. The minimally invasive Acumed® Dual-Trak Clavicle Screw provides excellent fracture stability and restoration of anatomical alignment.
Designed in conjunction with Robert M. Orfaly, M.D., the Dual-Trak Clavicle Screw offers a novel surgical solution for acute fractures, malunions and nonunions of the clavicle: the subosseous screw is implanted entirely within the canal of the clavicle to preserve the periosteum and surrounding soft tissue.
This fully intramedullary Dual-Trak Clavicle Screw implant may decrease painful prominent hardware and soft tissue irritation, and may reduce the risk of infection. The Dual-Trak Clavicle Screw, features differential pitch threads to maximize holding control and compression. Unlike other implants available on the market, the Dual-Trak Clavicle Screw does not require any extra-medullary means of fixation to maintain compression or prevent implant migration.
The Dual-Trak Clavicle Screw System is organized in a comprehensive tray with all the instrumentation necessary to implant the screw. This versatile system can be used as a stand-alone solution or in conjunction with the Acumed® Locking Clavicle Plate System for a complete clavicle solution system for surgeon and hospital convenience.
Acumed® is a global leader and pioneer of innovative orthopaedic and medical solutions developed to improve patient care. With over two decades of experience in the orthopaedic industry, our mission is to aid the afflicted through the ingenuity of our minds, the labor of our hands and the compassion of our hearts. Acumed was founded in 1988 by Randy and Mary Huebner and is headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon, with a global distribution network and offices worldwide.
Acumed Raises the Bar at 66th Annual ASSH Meeting with Distal Radius Fragment Specific Plates
Aug 26, 2011
Hillsboro, OR August 2011 – The Distal Radius Fragment Specific Plates are the latest wrist implants released by Acumed® and are an addition to the all-embracing Acu-Loc® 2 System launched in February 2011. The modular nature of the plates allows compression of fracture fragments from multiple directions. Internal studies show having two distal radius plates with a 70-90˚ angle between them increases the stability of the construct and can address complex fractures that can be a challenge for a single plate. The Acumed decision to house this new addition in the Acu-Loc® 2 Plating System tray provides quick and easy access to all implants and instruments needed. The complete Acu-Loc® 2 System featuring the new Distal Radius Fragment Specific Plates and the Elbow Plating System will be on display at Acumed® booth #701.
A new product demonstration workshop held by Acumed® will provide attendees with an exclusive hands-on opportunity to learn about plate fixation of distal radius fractures including the features, benefits, and functionality of the new Acu-Loc® 2 System, plus a special chance to explore the new Distal Radius Fragment Specific Plating System.
A second demonstration workshop will discuss the most current minimally invasive techniques for Scaphoid fixation presented by international expert Nicholas Goddard, FRCS. Following the lecture a hands-on lab will give attendees the opportunity to practice the latest techniques using the Acumed® Acutrak™ 2 Headless Compression Screw System.
In addition to workshop labs, Acumed® will be holding four in-booth lectures on distal radius fixation presented by lead surgeons William B. Geissler, M.D. and Daniel Brown, FRCS. iPad® learning platforms stationed in the Acumed® booth presents the Acu-Loc® 2 and Elbow Plating Systems in an interactive digital format. All Acumed® product lines will be on display at the Acumed booth, along with the consulting surgeons and members of various Acumed® design teams.
Acumed® is a global leader and pioneer of innovative orthopaedic and medical solutions developed to improve patient care. With over two decades of experience in the orthopaedic industry, our mission is to aid the afflicted through the ingenuity of our minds, the labor of our hands and the compassion of our hearts. Acumed® was founded in 1988 by Randy and Mary Huebner and is headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon, with a global distribution network and offices worldwide.
Acumed Announces the Launch of an Expanded Calcaneal Plating System
Jun 03, 2011
Acumed announces a new standard of treatment for calcaneal fractures. The newly expanded Acumed® Calcaneal Plating System is a complete family of plates designed specifically for a minimally invasive approach to challenging calcaneal fractures.
The Acumed® MINI-Calc™ Plates, a new addition to the Acumed® Calcaneal Plating System, provide maximum benefits in performance, versatility, and reliability for one of the most challenging fractures to treat. These approach-specific, low-profile plates target the best quality bone in the calcaneus and minimize soft tissue irritation while still providing a durable construct. Additionally, Acumed® MINI-Calc™ plates can be used in conjunction with the Acumed® Lower Extremity Modular System for easy customization of plates and instrumentation for each case.
Developed in conjunction with Greg A. Horton, M.D., and Steven A. Herbst, M.D., the Acumed® Calcaneal Plating System is comprised of twenty left- and right-specific calcaneal plates. This comprehensive plate system provides surgeons with more options to address a wide range of fracture types and patient needs.
Although calcaneal fractures are the most common tarsal bone fractures, they are the most difficult to treat. Today’s most common solution, the extensile lateral incision, often results in wound complications for nearly 30-percent of patients. The Acumed® Calcaneal Plating System was designed for a minimally invasive approach using a sinus tarsi incision, reducing the risk of wound complication and advancing the treatment of calcaneal fractures.
Acumed Showcases Two Revolutionary Products at the AAOS 2011 Annual Meeting
Feb 16, 2011
Hillsboro, OR (PRWEB) February 16, 2011 -- The Acu-Loc® 2 Volar Distal Radius Plating System, developed in conjunction with our accomplished surgeon design team, is the next generation in plating fixation. The system presents two plate families giving surgeons the ability to choose between distally or proximally fitting plates with an optimized plate design allowing for ideal support of the radial and intermediate distal radius columns. The system includes advanced instrumentation to help with plate placement and fracture reduction in addition to a revolutionary two-piece compression screw designed to reduce difficult dorsal fragments.
The New Elbow Plating System designed with Shawn W. O’Driscoll, M.D. Ph.D., advances the original elbow plating system released in 2001. The new system is comprised of precontoured, indication specific plates to address fractures of the distal humerus, olecranon and coronoid. The system features an innovative low-profile olecranon plate design with increased anatomic features, superior instrumentation, and the Hexalobe Screw System with variable angle Tap-Loc® Technology. The Hexalobe Screw System offers maximized screw strength and a Hexalobe drive interface to optimize performance in dense bone.
The Acu-Loc® 2 Volar Distal Radius Plating System and the new Elbow Plating System, will be showcased at the Acumed® booth (#5200), in Hall H. Lectures by designing surgeons: William B, Geissler, M.D., Shawn W. O’Driscoll, M.D. Ph.D., and David Ruch, M.D. will be presented at 10:00am, 12:15pm and 3:30pm each day of the exhibition.
The Acumed® booth will also offer a state of art iPad® learning platform, allowing surgeons to review the Acu-Loc® 2 Volar Distal Radius Plating System and new Elbow Plating System in an interactive digital format. Attendees will be able to apply the information and techniques gained from the iPads and lectures in a mock surgery environment with implant grade products and realistic sawbone models.
On Thursday, February 17th, Acumed® will be hosting a new product demonstration at the Omni Hotel San Diego from 6:30pm-8:30pm. The new product demonstration will provide attending surgeons an opportunity to listen to lectures by design surgeons William B. Geissler, M.D. and Shawn W. O’Driscoll, M.D. Ph.D. All Acumed® product lines will be displayed during the event to provide attendees one-on-one time with the consulting surgeons and Acumed® design team.