International leader brings FDA-approved hip and knee replacement products to American orthopedic surgeons.
IRVINE, Calif.—Today, United Orthopedic Corporation – a leading international designer, manufacturer, and distributor of innovative orthopedic implants and instruments – announced its entrance into the American market, offering clinically proven, safe and cost-effective hip and knee devices through its U.S. subsidiary, UOC USA.
“United Orthopedic Corporation is the first Asian orthopedic company to receive FDA approval for join reconstruction,” said Calvin Lin, president of UOC USA. “For the past 20 years we’ve been recognized for our innovative products and we are excited to bring our high-performing line of hip and knee replacement systems to American orthopedic surgeons.”
Established in 1993 and headquartered in Taiwan, UOC has been supplying and supporting orthopedic practitioners and institutions around the world with arthroplasty implant and instrument designs created by its vertically integrated, in-house manufacturing team. Its innovative designs are based on firsthand practitioner input, as well as rigorous clinical research, and are known for meeting world quality assurance standards. UOC products are currently selling in 22 countries worldwide and been used in more than 160,000 cases to date.
“I’ve been using the U2 Knee™ System from UOC for seven years and believe the design and quality of UOC’s products can help to improve the lives of arthroplasty patients all around the world,”, said Thomas Ferro, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon and medical director at the Bone and Joint Center in Arroyo Grande, Calif. “In addition to quality joint replacement systems with great range of motion, UOC also offers surgeon-friendly instrument design which saves time on the operating table. Results from an outstanding seven-year clinical study will be presented at the ICJR Pan Pacific Congress this summer.”
“Because our manufacturing process is vertically integrated,” continued Lin, “we are able to oversee every aspect of our products’ manufacturing – from the initial design to packaging the finished product. This integration allows us to offer outstanding quality and provide incredibly responsive service.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 332,000 hip and 719,000 knee replacements are performed in the United States each year in order to increase mobility, improve the function of the joint, and relieve pain.
About United Orthopedic Corporation
United Orthopedic Corporation is a leading international designer, manufacturer, and distributor of innovative, regulatory compliant orthopedic implants and instrument sets used by surgeons around the globe. Our offering includes a flexible range of clinically proven solutions used to perform total hip/knee replacements and revisions, plus clinical education, service and support for surgeons and hospital staff. United operates Quality Management Systems (QMS) that comply with ISO 9001/13485, FDA, and CE requirements. For more information about United Orthopedic Corporation, visit www.us.unitedorthopedic.com.