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DT MedTech Announces the First US Implantation of the Hintermann Series H3™ Total Ankle Replacement System at the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center
September 25, 2019 (Baltimore, MD) – DT MedTech, LLC (DTM) announced today that the first Hintermann Series H3™ Total Ankle Replacement System (H3) has been successfully implanted in a patient in the United States. The surgery was performed, implanting the H3, three-component, non-cemented, non-constrained total ankle replacement system, at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center in Sarasota, Florida by Dr. James Cottom of Florida Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center.
The Hintermann Series H3™ Total Ankle Replacement System is indicated for use as a non-cemented implant to replace a painful arthritic ankle joint due to primary osteoarthritis, post-traumatic osteoarthritis, or arthritis secondary to inflammatory disease (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis, hemochromatosis, etc.).
Dr. Beat Hintermann, world-renowned foot and ankle surgeon, developed both the Hintermann Series H3™ and the Hintermann Series H2® Total Ankle Replacement Systems. Dr. Hintermann stated, "Since the H3 launch outside of the US (OUS) 18 years ago, it has been a goal of mine to also have the H3 available in the US. We reached a huge milestone in June of this year when we received PMA approval. This first surgery means that even more patients will now have access to this device with the positive clinical outcomes it has shown OUS."
Dr. Cottom notes, "Having implanted hundreds of total ankle replacements, I am excited that we now have the option in the United States to offer our patients either a semi-constrained Hintermann Series H2® (H2) or a non-constrained H3 Total Ankle Replacement System based on the individual patient needs and what will work best with their anatomy. Not all arthritic ankles are the same, so having implant options is very important in achieving successful outcomes."
David Reicher, President and Chief Executive Officer of DTM, said, "We could not be more pleased to be able to offer this full solution of Total Ankle Replacement Systems to foot and ankle surgeons and their patients. Surgeons only need one instrument set to implant either the H2 or the H3 for primary Total Ankle Replacement surgeries, as well as the H2 for revision or take-down Total Ankle Replacement surgeries. We expect a full US product launch of the H3 in December of this year, while we continue to focus on intense training for our surgeons."
About DT MedTech, LLC
DT MedTech, LLC is the parent company of DT MedTech International Limited and European Foot Platform, S.A.R.L. DTM and its subsidiary companies maintain offices in Baltimore, Maryland; Dublin, Ireland; Saint-Louis, France; and Liestal, Switzerland. The Data Trace family of businesses has been a leader in scientific and medical publishing, marketing, surgical training, clinical trial management, medical malpractice insurance, and information services for more than 30 years.
Press Releases Archive
- 06/05/2019 FDA Premarket Approval Granted for DT MedTech’s Hintermann Series H3™ Total Ankle Replacement System.
- 02/14/2018 DT MedTech Announces Successful Total Ankle Revision Procedures Using The New Hintermann Series H2™ Tibial Assembly Component and PE Inlay.
- 02/07/2018 DT MedTech Announces Successful Implantations of the New Hintermann Series H2™ Total Ankle Replacement Prosthesis.
- 11/08/2017 DT MedTech Announces 510(k) FDA Clearance for Hintermann Series H2™ Total Ankle Replacement System
- 08/15/2016 DT MedTech Secures CE Marking and begins Active Distribution of Hintermann Series H3™ Lower Extremity Medical Devices
- 04/29/2016 DT MedTech Assumes Production and Distribution of Hintermann Series™ Lower Extremity Medical Devices
- 02/29/2016 DT MedTech Acquires Worldwide Ownership of Hintermann Series of Lower Extremity Replacement and Revision Medical Devices
Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.
Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Thursday, January 9, 2020 7:41 pm