First BioPoly® Great Toe Surgery Performed in U.S.
Herb Schwartz, Ph.D., President & CEO, BioPoly LLC
October 1, 2021, Fort Wayne, Ind. – BioPoly LLC has announced that the first BioPoly® Great Toe surgery in the U.S. was completed on September 30, 2021. The surgery was performed by Dr. Steve Herbst of Central Indiana Orthopedics in Muncie, Indiana.
“The BioPoly Great Toe implant addresses a large unmet need in the market, and we are thrilled to have it available in the U.S. now. This small implant has a lot of technology packed into it and solves many of the issues that have caused other great toe implants to fail,” said Herb Schwartz, President of BioPoly.
The BioPoly® Great Toe implant utilizes the Company’s proprietary biomaterial that is a combination of polyethylene (UHMWPE) and hyaluronic acid, thus creating a self-lubricating polymer with enhanced wear properties. Robust fixation to the bone is provided by a titanium stem which has a porous metal surface, called OsteoSync™ (Sites Medical), a proven material that has been used successfully in many other orthopedic implant applications.
Sheila Schwartz, Vice President of Operations at BioPoly, stated “Although we have been implanting BioPoly Knee devices in Europe since 2012, the first U.S. surgery is a tremendous accomplishment for our Company. We are very proud of the BioPoly team and are grateful to all who have helped to make our entrance into the U.S. market a reality.” With the first FDA-cleared BioPoly device now available in the U.S., many more BioPoly implant applications are expected soon, according to the Company.
About BioPoly LLC
BioPoly LLC is an ISO 13485 certified orthopaedic implant manufacturer located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Company is developing, manufacturing, and marketing products for use in sports medicine and orthopedics markets. Additional medical applications of the BioPoly® technology in spinal, cardiovascular and trauma markets are also being pursued.
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