Arthrosurface Blog

News/Events

  • World Arthritis Day: Explore Arthritis Solutions!

    World Arthritis Day (WAD) is a global awareness-raising day. We are participating by sharing information about our joint preservation, sports medicine and orthobiologic systems intended to treat damage to the body and/or joints caused by arthritis, injury or other disease. Did you know? 1 in 4 Americans suffer from arthritis, yet many of them are unaware of all the treatment options that are available. We are highlighting one product from each of our newly integrated companies. Continue reading ...

  • [New Study] Shoulder Arthroplasty with Inlay Glenoid component linked with IMPROVED outcomes

    According to a new study, the rate of return to work for patients who receive the Arthrosurface OVO with Inlay Glenoid is 92.6%, with 76% of patients making a full recovery back to preoperative occupational demand levels. Featured in Healio Orthopedics, Dr. Gregory Nicholson explains why this is a good option for patients who want to remain active. Continue reading to learn more Anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty with an inlay glenoid component and a stemless, ovoid humeral head led to a high ...

  • Why Are Surgeons Choosing Our Anatomic Total Shoulder Replacement for Active Patients?

    Why Are Surgeons Choosing Our Anatomic Total Shoulder Replacement for Active Patients?The following interview with Dr. Gregory Nicholson was featured in SmartTRAK on 4/13/20.  New research shows excellent results for anatomic TSA using a stemless humeral component with an inlay glenoid. Dr. Gregory Nicholson gives the breakdown on the research, indications, market acceptance and limitations. In the market for total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA), younger, active patients with degenerative condit...

  • The Appealing Benefits of Anatomic Joint Preservation Arthroplasty- ODT Magazine

    See why the aging, active population is favoring joint preservation over traditional total joint replacement. “In my opinion, the demand for joint preservation procedures will continue well beyond 2020, driven by the fact that fitness and an active way of life are now priorities for many people.” – Kevin Farmer, MD, Associate Professor at the University of Florida Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. Continue reading to learn more about the benefits and the future of joint preser...

Patient Stories

  • Getting Back to Running Pain-Free: A Q&A with Terri Tibbs, Arthrosurface PF HemiCAP® Knee Implant Patient

    Terri Tibbs is a longtime runner based in Pueblo West, Colorado. Staying active has always been a top priority. She loves to bike, run and swim, but intense pain in her right knee made it hard for her to pursue these activities. Like many others dealing with joint pain, the cartilage in her knee had gradually worn away overtime. After being told to stop running altogether, Terri was determined to find a solution that would alleviate her pain and allow her to continue running. Now, it’s been a...

  • Overcoming Knee Pain: Q&A with Letia Payne, Arthrosurface PF Wave® Implant Patient

    Letia Payne is a Boston-based athlete who was a gymnast long before she began competing in triathlons. Since then, Letia has shifted her focus to strength training. Her no-nonsense regimen has kept her both fit and sane during Massachusetts’ months-long safer-at-home ordinance. You may remember her testimonial from 2014, wherein she describes her experience receiving the Arthrosurface PF Wave® (patellofemoral) knee implant. It has been over five years since her surgery, and we thought it woul...

  • Al is back to Boxing and Martial Arts after his OVO with Inlay Glenoid Shoulder Implant!

    Al Catanzarite was always very active until a lingering shoulder injury from his 20’s began to interfere with simple everyday tasks. See why Al asserts, “I can do the things I love to do that I couldn’t do before” after receiving the OVO® with Inlay Glenoid Total Shoulder Implant! Pushing through the pain Al Catanzarite is back to boxing after surgery! Some of Al’s favorite activities include martial arts, weightlifting, and even boxing. He also enjoys lower impact, more common activi...

  • This Doctor Chose The OVOMotion with Inlay Glenoid Shoulder Replacement! Find Out Why…

    See why this Physician chose the OVOMotion® with Inlay Glenoid Shoulder Replacement!Dr. David Schreiber is a Radiation Oncologist in Rancho Mirage, California. Unfortunately, he  had suffered from a chronic shoulder injury for years. Over time, it caused his left shoulder to deteriorate to the point that he couldn’t continue his passion of working out without experiencing severe shoulder pain. After trying an arthroscopic repair, his cartilage continued to wear down to the point where it was...

Product/Clinical

  • Considering a Joint Replacement? Explore Joint Preservation Instead!

    Do you suffer from joint pain and arthritis? You are not alone! Each year, millions of people turn to a traditional total joint replacement (TJR) believing it is their only option to alleviate pain, but in some cases the pain remains post-surgery and range of motion is restricted. Joint Preservation, an ideal alternative to traditional total joint replacements is increasing in popularity amongst surgeons and patients and could be the right solution for you. It’s important to explore and...

  • Thinking About Wrist Surgery? Ask Your Surgeon These Questions First!

    Do you suffer from wrist pain due to osteoarthritis or snac or slac wrist? Many patients are unaware of all the treatment options available to them, many having post-operative limitations. Patients should feel comfortable with their post-operative expectations. For example, after a wrist fusion, you will not be able to bend your wrist or perform certain tasks. It is important to ask your surgeon the right questions, so you are receiving the appropriate surgical procedure suitable for your lif...

  • Why Are Surgeons Choosing Our Anatomic Total Shoulder Replacement for Active Patients?

    Why Are Surgeons Choosing Our Anatomic Total Shoulder Replacement for Active Patients?The following interview with Dr. Gregory Nicholson was featured in SmartTRAK on 4/13/20.  New research shows excellent results for anatomic TSA using a stemless humeral component with an inlay glenoid. Dr. Gregory Nicholson gives the breakdown on the research, indications, market acceptance and limitations. In the market for total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA), younger, active patients with degenerative condit...

  • 12 Questions to Ask Your Surgeon before Toe Surgery

    Do you suffer from Toe pain due to Arthritis or pain in your big toe that is limiting your range of motion? Many patients are unaware of all the treatment options available to them, many having post-operative limitations. Patients should feel comfortable with their post-operative expectations. For example, after toe fusion, you will not be able to bend your toe or perform certain tasks that you may have done prior to the surgery. It is important to ask your surgeon the right questions, so yo...

Fitness/Health

  • Taking Your Workout Back Outside

    It can be difficult to stay active during a long winter, and by the time spring rolls around, many of us are itching to get moving again. When the weather warms up, it’s time to take your workout back outside. With that in mind, here are some tips to consider as you get back into an exercise routine. Start slow. To prevent injury when starting to exercise again, it is important to recognize your limits. Heading into winter, you might have been able to run five miles easily, but a...

  • Orthopedic Related Injuries – Is It Time to See an Orthopedist?

    Guest blog: Sports Ortho Urgent Care The human body can handle a great deal of wear and tear, but it is not indestructible. When pushed beyond its limits or subjected to trauma, your bones and muscles can sustain orthopedic injuries, which is any injury affecting the musculoskeletal system. The most common orthopedic injuries are those that affect the ankle, knee, hip, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. These injuries can be very cumbersome because, aside from the pain, they can also affec...

  • Getting Back to Running Pain-Free: A Q&A with Terri Tibbs, Arthrosurface PF HemiCAP® Knee Implant Patient

    Terri Tibbs is a longtime runner based in Pueblo West, Colorado. Staying active has always been a top priority. She loves to bike, run and swim, but intense pain in her right knee made it hard for her to pursue these activities. Like many others dealing with joint pain, the cartilage in her knee had gradually worn away overtime. After being told to stop running altogether, Terri was determined to find a solution that would alleviate her pain and allow her to continue running. Now, it’s been a...

  • Eliminate Shoulder Pain: A Q&A with Vince, Arthrosurface OVO® with Inlay Glenoid Total Shoulder patient

    Vince is a retired teacher who taught at a local community college in Iowa for 31 years. He injured his shoulder while working out in the college gym, lifting weights that were too heavy. The injury made day-to-day activities like reaching overhead increasingly painful and difficult. The pain also made it nearly impossible for Vince to continue his favorite activities like martial arts and playing the organ. You may remember this video, wherein he describes receiving the joint preservation OVO...

About Us

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Jeff LaMaster founded LaMaster Medical in 2005.  Over the years, LaMaster Medical has evolved into an orthopedic solutions company that provides a unique combination of the best network of orthopedic manufacturers along with the most professional sales expertise and customer service available in the industry.  It is our vision to facilitate the process of providing our customers the best orthopedic solutions in order to get their patients back to a healthy and active lifestyle.  LaMaster Medical is a leading provider of orthopedic solutions to surgeons throughout the Southeast.