24 Nov Osteotec appointed sole distribution partner for LREsystem Ltd across UK and Ireland
Osteotec, the leading orthopaedic extremities manufacturer, is pleased to announce a new UK and Ireland distribution partnership with LREsystem Ltd.
The exclusive partnership agreement marks a significant step for the distribution of the LRE System, the world’s only radiocapitellar joint resurfacing system that looks to restore the elbow’s normal range of movement by restoring, not replacing, the elbow joint.
Designed by surgeons with more than 40 years of first-hand experience in understanding the limited options currently available to patients, the LRE System has been collecting clinical data in the UK and Europe for nearly 15 years.
The clinical data demonstrates that patients have a significant improvement in elbow function, with lower rates of complications than other surgical treatment options and faster restoration of ability.
The LRE System is an effective form of surgical treatment for a wide range of patients with severe degenerative changes, irrespective of their cause, as shown in the mid and long-term clinical studies published in the Bone Joint Journal in 2018 and 2019.
Commercially launched this year, the LRE System is currently available in the UK and throughout the EU.
Osteotec Group General Manager Anthony McClellan said: “We are pleased to be expanding our product offering to include the LRE System and to be working with the UK’s top elbow surgeons to give them more options, expand our treatment offering and deliver better patient outcomes.
“We look forward to working with the LREsystem Ltd team to grow and support sales through our expertise, ensuring our customers receive the highest quality experience, service and support within the industry.
“This latest addition to our portfolio aligns with our vision of providing our upper extremities partners with comprehensive solutions supported by dedicated experts, as the number one extremities distributor in the UK.”
David Laskow-Pooley, LREsystem Ltd Director, said: ““We are excited about working with Osteotec to to expand our footprint in the UK and Ireland, and we believe this partnership will enable us to provide surgeons with more options to restore patient abilities. There are so many patients needlessly suffering from pain and lack of mobility, with their lives and ability to work hindered, we want to help these people as best we can.”
Notes to Editors:
Based in Oxford, LREsystem Ltd is a medical technology company that produces the world’s only radiocapitellar resurfacing system. For over a decade, the LRE System has been improving the lives of suffers of chronic elbow pain and is the world’s only elbow system designed to restore the elbow’s normal range of movement by restoring not replacing the elbow joint. For more information, visit www.lresystem.com
Osteotec is a UK-based distributor and manufacturer focused on orthopaedic extremities. Established in 1993, Osteotec has been supplying into the NHS and private healthcare sectors for the past 29 years.
Our experienced team of industry experts worked with more than 500 different hospitals across the UK in 2021. Osteotec manufactures and distributes the Osteotec Silicone Finger, ChiroKlip and the Concentric Bone Graft System and is the exclusive UK distributor for world-leading orthopaedic partners including TriMed, ConMed and Arex.