Arthrosurface Blog

News/Events

  • Anika’s Transformation Story

    For many of us, the start of 2020 seems like a decade ago, filled with masks, quarantines, social distancing and lots of uncertainty. But, for Anika, it was also the start of something very exciting – the integration of 3 incredible companies joining forces to become “One Anika,” and the beginning of our transformative growth story. Following the completion of 2 acquisitions at the beginning of the year, Anika came out of 2020 as a company focused on joint preservation and committe...

  • Alternatives to Total Joint Replacement

    Perhaps over-the-counter pain medications no longer ease your knee pain. Maybe the days of hoisting your grandchild on to your shoulders, her favorite perch, are over. And unfortunately, that complaining knee has finally put the kibosh on skiing and running. For many chronic joint pain sufferers, total joint replacement may seem inevitable, but there are other options you may want to consider before committing to a total joint. Joint preservation can be a smart alternative to completely s...

  • 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 ...

Patient Stories

  • Lifting Weights and Swimming Competitively Are No Problem after Chip’s OVOMotion with Inlay Glenoid Shoulder Implant

    Chip Taylor is a retired dentist, current gym owner and timber farmer. He loves CrossFit, sculpting in bronze, and hunting with a traditional longbow. He’s also a competitive swimmer and one of his favorite strokes is the butterfly, which puts a lot of stress on the shoulder. An old injury comes back to haunt him In 2010, he tore his labrum, the cartilage attached to the rim of the shoulder socket, and had it surgically repaired. But five years later, the pain returned, limiting hi...

  • 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...

Product/Clinical

  • Trends in Orthopedic Surgery in 2022

    We recently sat down with Dr. Wasik Ashraf, a New York State orthopedic surgeon, to talk about surgical trends he’s seen in the past year that will gain even more traction in 2022. Here are some highlights from our conversation. Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) will continue to be a popular setting for orthopedic surgical procedures. The pandemic accelerated the trend of orthopedic and other types of surgeries moving from hospitals to ASCs because of concerns about heightened COVID-19...

  • Regenerative Medicine: What is it? How can it treat orthopedic conditions?

    The body is designed to heal itself. For example, when you cut your finger, blood platelets clot to stop the bleeding and healthy cells repair the damaged tissue. Regenerative medicine harnesses the body’s natural healing processes to repair tissues, organs, and bones that have been damaged by disease, injury, or repetitive use. Although still in its infancy, regenerative medicine is being utilized widely in orthopedics as a way to accelerate healing, reduce pain and inflammation, and rest...

  • How Bone Substitute Materials Support Joint Repair

    Injectable bone substitutes can play an important role in some orthopedic procedures. For patients who require surgery to repair joint problems such as rotator cuff tears and knee reconstruction, these products reinforce bone strength, giving surgeons secure locations for anchoring hardware, ultimately leading to better patient outcomes such as a return to their active lifestyles. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently cleared Tactoset® Injectable Bone Substitute for this purp...

  • Why Fall is the Perfect Time to Schedule Your Joint Surgery

    Procrastination is a fact of life for many of us. But when it comes to our health, it can have serious consequences. To avoid any health-related consequences to your joints, Fall and the end of the year can be a great time to undergo a joint preservation procedure. The heat and humidity that exacerbates joint pain has waned, kids and college students are back in school and most importantly, there can be financial benefits to scheduling your surgery in the last few months of the year. Not to ...

Fitness/Health

  • You Can Shovel AND Be Kind to Your Joints

    The Old Farmer’s Almanac is predicting that this winter is going to be one of the longest and most frigid we’ve seen in many years. In some areas of the country, the forecast also calls for significant amounts of snow, which means plenty of shoveling for those without snowblowers or a plow service. Cold weather alone can be rough on the joints; it’s thought that lower barometric pressures, which allow joints to expand, may be one cause. Add vigorous snow shoveling to the mix and sev...

  • It’s Cold Outside, But That Doesn’t Mean Your Joints Have to Suffer

    When the temperature drops, it’s tempting to spend lots of time doing things like cozying up with a good book, sipping mugs of hot chocolate and nibbling on freshly baked cookies. While that’s a great plan on occasion, winter shouldn’t be an excuse to stop moving and exercising, which are some of the best things to do if you suffer from joint pain. The jury is still out on why many joint pain sufferers are achy in the winter, but one theory is that the lower barometric pressures tha...

  • 6 Summer Exercise Tips and Tricks For Joint Pain Sufferers

    Exercise is one of the best ways to take care of your joints. It can decrease pain and swelling, while building joint mobility, bone density, and strength. It also helps you maintain a healthy weight, which decreases the stress on your joints. Some people are reluctant to exercise for fear of aggravating their shoulder, elbow, knee, or toe pain, but there are simple things you can do to exercise smartly, especially in the summer. Here are some do’s and don’ts: Stretching is prevention...

  • 5 Tips to Manage Joint Pain in the Summer Heat

    Summer is here and many of us are tuning up our bikes and digging out our running shoes from the back of our closets. But if you’re someone who suffers from joint issues, the warmer months can bring more pain than pleasure if you’re not mindful of how to manage your pain. That’s because some of the most common causes of joint pain, including arthritis, are heightened by hot and humid weather. The culprit is barometric or atmospheric pressure. Air humidity lowers barometric pressure,...

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.