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Avitus Orthopaedics Announces Successful Initial Surgery in San Diego, CA with the Avitus® Bone Harvester

Farmington, CT (May 24, 2017) — Avitus Orthopaedics Inc. (Avitus), a developer of medical devices that improve outcomes while decreasing healthcare costs for patients, surgeons, and hospitals, today announced its successful first surgery in San Diego, CA with the Avitus® Bone Harvester product.

“The Avitus® Bone Harvester was fantastic; it quickly harvested all the bone graft that I needed through a very small incision. It further reduced operating time and provided my patient with the best type of live bone to assist in fusion and optimal outcome, without the need to use donated bone.” said Dr. Philip Wrotslavsky, a podiatric foot & ankle surgeon who practices in San Diego, CA. Dr. Wrotslavsky utilized the Avitus® Bone Harvester to harvest autograft from the distal tibia for a Lapidus Non-union. A case study and highlight video can be seen here.

The Avitus® Bone Harvester, which has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA as a Class II medical device, is a novel surgical instrument for harvesting gold-standard autologous bone graft and bone marrow in a minimally invasive manner for use in a range of spine, neuro, orthopaedic and podiatry applications.

This successful pilot surgery in San Diego exemplifies Avitus’ continued effort to build a national presence for its Avitus® bone harvesting platform.

“We’re finding the Avitus® Bone Harvester to be extremely versatile, demonstrating strong outcomes across a host of different surgeon types, procedure types, and harvest sites,” said Maxim Budyansky, Chief Technology Officer of Avitus. “Across the field, our value remains the same for stakeholders – large volumes of gold standard autograft and marrow, quickly and easily, at an impressive cost savings versus other graft options.”

About Avitus Orthopaedics Inc.

Avitus Orthopaedics Inc. (Avitus) was established with the mission of developing new orthopaedic technologies that improve clinical outcomes while decreasing healthcare costs compared to current procedures and devices. The company was founded in 2011 by biomedical engineers in the Johns Hopkins University Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design and spinal surgeons from the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute. Avitus is headquartered at the University of Connecticut Technology Incubation Program in Farmington, Conn.

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Jeffrey Ott