Clinical Development & Experience

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In 1999, after six years of clinical experience, Prof. Pierre M. Montavon, Head of Small Animal Surgery at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zurich, and Slobodan Tepic, Dr. Sci., Dipl.Ing., of the AO Research Institute, Davos, Switzerland, with the participation and advice of Dr. Aldo Vezzoni, DVM, Dipl. ECVS, Cremona, Italy, initiated an international, multi-center clinical study, to collect well-documented, broad-based clinical performance data on the Zurich Cementless Total Hip Replacement, a novel THR concept. Data contributed by fourteen surgeons from eight countries on over 750 cases is in the final stages of preparation for publication. Collection of the surgical reports and clinical follow-up were coordinated by Prof. Randy Boudrieau, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, Prof. of Surgery, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA.

By the end of 2009, with over 16 years of clinical experience, the Zurich Cementless THR had been used in over 9,000 dogs by more than 150 surgeons in Europe, the United States, Australia, and Japan. The goal of providing an immediately and indefinitely stable THR is within reach.

Kyon holds an exclusive, worldwide patent license in the veterinary field for the anchorage system of the THR femoral component from SCYON Orthopaedics AG.