Aesculap Implant Systems, LLC Launches New Website, www.soactivesofast.com, to Educate Patients on Causes and Treatments f

CENTER VALLEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Aesculap Implant Systems, LLC, a leading provider of orthopaedic instruments and implants, announced today a new patient education series focused on providing information and solutions for arthritis attributed chronic joint pain. The new website, www.soactivesofast.com, and accompanying printed literature present material that educates patients about arthritis facts and symptoms, treatment options, and features for joint replacement patients and their recovery stories.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, in the next 20 years the percentage of adults diagnosed with arthritis is expected to reach 25% of the population. Aesculap Implant Systems is dedicated to improving the quality of life for these patients by helping them gain a better understanding of their condition and treatment options, and through cutting-edge joint replacement products. “At Aesculap it is our mission to empower the patient to understand the disease of arthritis and what options are available to treat them – both surgical and non-surgical. Our goal is to see patients living life to the fullest and overcoming this disease in the least invasive way possible,” said Christian Gabriel, Director of Aesculap Implant Systems’ Orthopaedic Product Division.

Both the literature and interactive website, www.soactivesofast.com, feature the stories of four patients that had successful joint replacement surgery and were able to return to normal activities and reclaim their lives. The materials also provide valuable information for the patient to talk with their physician about such as, the knee and hip joint anatomy and common diseases that could affect these joints including causes, symptoms, and the diagnostic process. Additionally, the materials review treatment options such as non-surgical pain management strategies and in-depth information about surgical joint replacement procedures. “More than one million hip and knee reconstructions are performed in the US each year with strong projected growth over the next 20 years. This increase can be attributed to the aging of the baby boomer generation and their active lifestyle. Aesculap Implant Systems is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of these patients with a full suite of hip and knee implant options,” said Gabriel.

At Aesculap Implant Systems, we understand the essential role of the physician and orthopaedic surgeon in creating a treatment plan and this information was created to complement the patients’ efforts.

In 2011, the Aesculap orthopaedic patient education series will expand to include additional patient testimonials as well as content created in conjunction with orthopaedic surgeons that address specific disease states and treatment options.

About Aesculap Implant Systems, LLC

Aesculap was founded in 1867 in Tuttlingen, Germany and has grown into the largest and one of the most respected manufacturers of surgical instruments in the world. Over the years, Aesculap has continued to evolve into a diversified healthcare corporation by focusing its expertise in the areas of orthopaedics, spinal implants, neurosurgery and vascular systems and sutures.

In order to be more responsive to its growing customer base in spine and orthopaedics, Aesculap, Inc. formed a new company, Aesculap Implant Systems, LLC. This new company will focus on these unique markets allowing for greater innovation and customer service. Aesculap Implant Systems maintains a surgeon/patient focus with the goal of improved operative procedures and patient outcomes leading to an improved quality of life. For more information about Aesculap Implant Systems or its medical products, call 800-234-9179, email us at [email protected] or visit www.AesculapImplantSystems.com.

About B. Braun

Since its founding in 1839, B. Braun has built an unparalleled store of knowledge and expertise in delivering innovative healthcare products, medical devices and programs that enhance both patient and health-professional safety. Its 30,000 employees worldwide are proud of their commitment to translating customer needs into products with unmatched quality, superior technology, cost-effectiveness and environmental responsibility.

Through its "Sharing Expertise®" initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services. For more information about B. Braun or its safety healthcare products, call 800-854-6851, email us at [email protected] or visit www.bbraunusa.com.

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Aesculap Implant Systems, LLC
Dana Burns
Project Manager, Orthopaedic Communications
1-800-234-9179
[email protected]

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