Exactech announces breakthrough nod for JointMedica’s hip resurfacing system


[Image from Exactech]Exactech announced today that the FDA granted a breakthrough device designation to JointMedica’s Polymotion hip resurfacing system.

Gainesville, Florida-based Exactech, a minority shareholder of JointMedica, collaborates with the United Kingdom-based orthopedic device designer and manufacturer on next-generation hip resurfacing and holds exclusive global distribution rights to the product.

“This designation by the FDA is a validation of our core belief at JointMedica—that our hip resurfacing device addresses an acute unmet need of relatively younger, active hip arthritis patients,” JointMedica Managing Director Terence Smith said in a news release.

Polymotion features advanced polyethylene and titanium manufacturing technology, Exactech said. It was designed to offer the biomechanical benefits of hip resurfacing while eliminating metal-on-metal articulating surfaces.

“We are thrilled that Polymotion and JointM…

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