STAR™ Total Ankle Replacement to Be Featured on CNBC and Bloomberg International Network
NEW YORK (BUSINESS WIRE), August 20th, 2012: –Small Bone Innovations, Inc.'s STAR™ total ankle replacement system will be featured in the latest edition of 21st Century Health to be aired on CNBC, as paid programming, on August 22nd and 23rd and across the Bloomberg International network on August 26th, 2012.
The STAR ankle is the only total ankle replacement system approved through the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) rigorous Premarket Approval (PMA) process. In the PMA process, the STAR ankle's safety and effectiveness was compared with ankle fusion in a multi-center, multi-year, Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) study.
The IDE study results, published in 20091, demonstrated STAR to be superior in efficacy and comparable in safety to fusion. The IDE and other subsequent studies show that the STAR ankle has better pain relief, greater clinical success, less blood loss and a shorter operating time than fusion.
The 21st Century Health program features interviews with Thomas O. Clanton MD, an internationally renowned orthopaedic surgeon and the head of the Foot & Ankle practice at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado and SBi's Founder and Executive Chairman, Anthony G. Viscogliosi.
J.L. Haber, Vice President of Programming at Multi Media Productions, Boca Raton, FL, 21st Century Health program producer, said: "In our search for companies that are truly making a difference in their industry, SBi stands out as a leader with its STAR total ankle replacement."
In addition to CNBC, whose network reaches 90 million, and Bloomberg International Network with 175 million subscribers globally, the program is airing on cable networks that are viewed by over 100 million viewers in the US and internationally via DirecTV and Dish Network.
The series archive is also available at more than 27 educational institutions including Carnegie Mellon University, Howard University, Dartmouth College and Georgetown University. The new SBi video and other programs can also be viewed immediately on SBi's YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/SmallBoneInnovation
¹ Charles L. Saltzman MD et al: Prospective Controlled Trial of STAR™ Total Ankle Replacement Versus Ankle Fusion: Initial Results, Foot & Ankle International/Volume 30, No. 7/July 2009