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Active Implants' NUsurface Artificial Meniscus Available in Israel -

Two patients in Israel have undergone knee surgery with Active Implants' NUsurface® Meniscus Implant, the first artificial meniscus to be marketed in the Middle East. Previously, the device was only available in Israel for clinical trials. The polymer device, inserted in the knee joint through a small incision, is designed to mimic the function of the natural meniscus and redistribute loads transmitted across the joint. It does not require fixation to bone or soft tissues. In the U.S., NUsurface was granted a Breakthrough Device Designation from FDA. The program expedites the development and review process for medical devices that are novel or offer new technology for patients with life-threatening or irreversibly debilitating conditions.