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Awls, Bone, Subchondral

Definition : Bone awls designed for piercing the slightly thickened layer of bone that underlies and supports the articular cartilage at the end of long bones (i.e., the subchondral bone) for the purpose of producing microfractures to promote cartilage regeneration. The area of cartilage damage is debrided, and the awl is used to produce holes (e.g., every 4 to 5 mm to a depth of 3 to 4 mm) in the bone at the base of a cartilage defect, causing formation of a superclot. This procedure is a one-stage arthroscopic surgery that is intended for smaller and localized chondral defects in the knee. Subchondral bone awls are available with different shaft calibers and curvatures at their working end (e.g., 30, 45, or 90 degrees); they are also used to mark intended drill sites during anterior and/or posterior cruciate ligament procedures.

Entry Terms : "Microfracture Arthroscopic Awls" , "Subchondral Bone Awls"

UMDC code : 20992

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Buxton BioMedical

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Gauthier Biomedical Inc

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In 2000 Mike & Stacy Gauthier, president and vice president, husband and wife, started up Gauthier Biomedical. Both having degrees in biomedical engineering from Marquette University they jumped head first into the surgical instrumentation industry.With a growing family and a new company the Gauthier's opened up shop just north of Milwaukee along Brown Deer Road. As the company grew so did the need for space.

Paragon Medical Inc

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Paragon Medical offers comprehensive, turnkey solutions. Take our kitting process, for example – it's truly a one-stop-shop concept. We design, validate and manufacture cases & trays, instrumentation, and implantable components — assembling them in our facilities as a single deliverable.

Safe Orthopaedics LLC

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Spine Surgical Innovation

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