How Excelsior is Revolutionizing Fracture Treatment in WNY
July 11th, 2016 10:02am
If you've recently suffered a wrist or shoulder fracture, you may have heard about a new treatment that Excelsior has brought to Western New York with the help of a company called Conventus Orthopaedics.
Conventus has been developing a new solution to treat patients with bone fractures, and we are excited to be the first to introduce it to the Buffalo area. The solution is called the Conventus Cage, a device that can be surgically implanted into a bone to properly hold fractured pieces in place, dramatically improving patient recovery.
When a patient suffers a fracture to a bone, the resulting trauma can separate fragments from each other, or otherwise threaten the structure of the bone. The body then needs assistance in keeping the fractured bone or fragments in the proper place throughout the healing process. For years, this was achieved by wearing a cast for several weeks, or having hardware such as plates and screws attached to the affected bones.
Both of these solutions can be painful for the patient. And in addition, they often require weeks of therapy and waiting as the bones heal, leaving patients with a long road back to full health.
The Conventus Cage is changing all of that.
As you can see, the Cage offers a very different approach to fracture treatment. Not only does it present a less-invasive surgical option, it also significantly cuts recovery times and provides better overall outcomes to patients.
By minimizing damage done during surgery and providing for a faster recovery, the Cage is quickly making other fracture treatments look obsolete. And that's why it has us at Excelsior so excited.
Our own Dr. Paul Paterson has been working with Conventus to pioneer these new surgical treatments and complete a study that proves how effective the Cage can be. Results so far have all been outstanding. Many patients have already undergone the Cage surgery and seen for themselves, and more are choosing it every day.
Dr. Paterson is currently treating wrist (distal radius) and shoulder (proximal humerus) fractures with this new technique, but the possibilities for the future could expand beyond that. When a medical technology this impactful comes along, the possibilities can be endless.
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