Smith+Nephew (LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN), the global medical technology business, is pleased to announce the conclusion of and successful two-year follow-up results from the STITCH Study for its novel NOVOSTITCH Meniscal Repair Systems.
The two-year results make a compelling case for surgeons to consider repairing the meniscus versus removing it.
The STITCH Study is the first of its kind, prospective clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of repairing Horizontal Cleavage Tears (HCTs), one of the most common meniscal tears.2 Of the 1.2 million tears that occur annually in the US, nearly 80% are treated by partial resection,3,4 also known as meniscectomy, which may put the patient at risk for adverse changes to the knee joint by leaving them open to osteoarthritis or total knee replacement later in life.5, 6
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