Western Sydney-based orthopaedic implant designer and manufacturer, Global Orthopaedic Technology (Global), announced today that its’ unique RBK™ total knee system had been ranked the country’s best mobile-bearing knee replacement on the Australian Orthopaedic Association’s prestigious 2012 National Joint Replacement Registry.
Global’s Chief Executive Officer, Darren Churchill, said today the RBK™ was now placed in the in the Top 10 total knee replacements performed across the Australian public and private health system.
“As a fully Australian-owned company, Global is proud to announce that the RBK™ total knee system has been recognised as Australia’s top performing mobile bearing knee,” Mr Churchill said.
“This achievement is testament to Global’s ongoing commitment to local research and development (R&D), design and manufacturing which have combined to ensure that the RBK™ has delivered an improved fuller, quality of life to the thousands of older Australians who have received the implant over the past 10 years.”
Mr Churchill said the Top 10 ranking of the RBK™ followed 10 years of “excellent” clinical results for Global – based in Sydney’s west at two facilities at Bella Vista and Seven Hills.
“The RBK™ is a robust design which continues to provide better clinical outcomes, restoring and improving motion and reducing pain and disability for people using the device,” Mr Churchill explained.
“We believe the ranking of the RBK™ on the 2012 National Joint Replacement Registry is a result of Global’s constant focus on R&D, innovation, skills development and local manufacturing across the Australian health sector.”
About Global Orthopaedic Technology
Formed in 1999, Global Orthopaedic Technology has grown to become the country’s largest Australian-owned orthopaedic implant designer and manufacturer, with two research, design and manufacturing facilities in Sydney’s west at Bella Vista and Seven Hills.
Global remains committed through its mission and core values to continue to recognise local experts in their field to further patient outcomes by being Australia’s most respected, innovative and responsive orthopaedic company.
Global is a founding member of the Australian & New Zealand Medical Manufacturing and Distributors Association (www.anzmmada.org).
For more information about Global, go to http://www.globalortho.com.au/home