SBM SAS of Lourdes at MEDICA 2018 in Düsseldorf -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine
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ZI du Monge, 65100 Lourdes

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  • 01  Electromedical Equipment / Medical Technology
  • 01.05  Implants and protheses
  • 01.05.03  Orthopaedic implants and prostheses

Orthopaedic implants and prostheses

Our products

Product category: Orthopaedic implants and prostheses

Osteotomies around the knee

Knee osteoarthritis is a chondropathy (disease of the cartilage) of the knee, causing its gradual disappearance. In some cases it is associated with an anomaly in the orientation of the axes of the femur and tibia. The main symptoms are pain and knee instability.

In case medical treatment fails, before considering an installation of a prosthetic knee, an osteotomy (from the Greek “oste,” “bone” and “tomê,” “section”) can be performed to allow near-normal activity, while maintaining the joint. It involves cutting the bone of the femur and/or tibia, in order to correct the axis defect and better distribute the weight of the body on the various parts of the knee, which can reduce or eliminate the pain.

The interest of the procedure is that it is conservative (does not affect the articular surfaces) and that it can provide lasting results. The most common osteotomies are valgus tibial osteotomy (VTO) on genu varum, and femoral varus osteotomy (FVO) on genu valgum.

Our osteotomy wedges for use in opening-wedge tibial osteotomies allow for very precise adjustment, total biosafety, efficient consolidation and reduced surgical time.

Our combined osteosyntheses help maintain and support the bone during wedge consolidation. The screws and plates have mechanical properties that allow rapid rehabilitation and an early restoration of support.

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About us

Company details

SBM (Science & BioMaterials)
Since 1991, SBM has specialized in the design, manufacturing and marketing of bone repair systems for use in orthopedic surgery, traumatology and neurosurgery.

22 years of experience
SBM is an independent company, founded by Denis CLEMENT, PhD in Biomaterials. Based in Lourdes (Hautes-Pyrénées, France), SBM has a subsidiary in Boston (Massachusetts, USA), SBM Inc.

At the heart of innovation
SBM was not only the first company to introduce Tricalcium Phosphate to perform bone grafts in Europe, but was also the inventor of the first implants for valgus-producing open-wedge tibial osteotomies in 1996.

Today SBM continues to stand out for its unique know-how in the manufacture of biocomposite implants such as Duosorb, allowing the creation of absorbable implants with mechanical resistance, elasticity, and osteoconduction.

An approach of proven quality
Having grown on markets with particularly strict regulations, SBM has developed a demanding ISO 9001-13485 (2000) certified quality management approach, which ensures safety all the way from design to implementation.

Furthermore, SBM was the first European company to be certified for CE marking for its range of synthetic bone augmentation implants (pure Tricalcium Phosphate - Biosorb) in Europe in 1993, and obtained approval from the U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in 2003.

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