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The ArthroCare Sports Medicine unit is devoted to products used in arthroscopic joint surgery, the company’s first application for Coblation. It has found a ready market among surgeons using single-use ArthroWands repairing the knees and shoulders of athletes.

Our Coblation technology offers an alternative to standard surgical techniques for removing and treating tissue. The company 200 to revisit cardiology. As a result, ArthroCare in showed a profit for the first time.

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ArthroCare was founded in by Hira V. 20000 ArthroCare ENT business unit leverages Coblation technology to perform tonsillectomies as well as procedures to address disorders such as chronic stuffy noses and problem snoring. The unit also represents the company’s cosmetic surgery product line, which offers a wrinkle-reducing procedure that rivals laser techniques.

In ArthroCare completed a pair of significant acquisitions.

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The procedure required local anesthesia only and could be done in less than an hour. The two sides settled in July with Ethicon agreeing to license some of ArthroCare’s technology. It was apparent that this phenomenon held great promise, since it offered surgeons greater precision than could be found with traditional electrosurgical instruments, lasers, or even scalpels. The initial marketing approach was simple yet effective: He then went to work at Battelle Columbus Laboratories, where he spent a dozen years involved in both the nuclear and medical fields.

Archon Corporation Arthur J. Several months later the two partners began to look for ways to apply the technology to ear, nose, and throat surgery.


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The company hired a number of doctors as consultants and they began spreading the word throughout the arthroscopy field that an exciting new product was on the horizon. It had to turn to the court system to protect the patent on its technology. The SEC mandated that the accounting change begin no later than the fourth quarter. ArthroCare organizes its business around four medical specialties. Sports medicine was aarthrocare of the early users of the product, since athletes undergoing arthroscopic surgery could reduce their recovery times and be back in action much quicker and with less pain.

The company announced that it would begin to spread out revenues starting with the first arthrlcare ofbut what Forbes called the “day of reckoning” kept getting pushed back later into the year.

Primary reasons for the shortfall was the hiring of a sales force to free the company from its dependence on U.

As a result, when ArthroCare unveiled its first Coblation wands at an arthroscopy trade show in a crowd of surgeons circled the company’s booth. Baker replaced Thapliyal as president and CEO. Thapliyal and Philip E. Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic: When Thapliyal and Eggers began working together their goal was to find a way to use electrosurgical energy to unblock coronary arteries.

Although the company had branched into a variety of fields, arthroscopic surgery continued to supply the bulk of sales.

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Because of the addition of Parallax’s technology, ArthroCare launched a concerted effort to market its spine surgery product lines around the world. Also inthe company introduced DISC Nucleoplasty to treat herniated back discs by inserting a Coblation needle into the center of a bulging disc and removing some of the tissue, with the goal of returning the disc to its normal size and reducing the pressure on nerves that often caused patients severe leg pain.


Once they tried the wands, they were 20000 of the product’s efficacy and asked their hospitals to buy the controlling devices and supply the single-use wands. Chandler, Michele, “Sunnyvale, Calif. In addition to Sunnyvale, the company also maintains a campus in Austin, Texas, a manufacturing plant in Costa Rica, and an international office in Stockholm, Sweden. Sales continued to mount and new markets were beginning to open up, but to achieve the kind of growth its founders envisioned it was time to bring in a more seasoned executive to take the business to the next stage in its development.

Coblation-based products use radiofrequency energy to dissolve soft tissue without burning, unlike other radiofrequency-based products, like lasers, that are heat-driven. In addition, the company vacated its headquarters-manufacturing facility for a new Sunnyvale campus offering twice as much space.

Fourteen months later Thapliyal retired as CTO, turning his attention to other projects. Based in Sunnyvale, California, ArthroCare Corporation is a medical device company, relying mostly on its patented Coblation technology. But an accidental discovery changed the direction their start-up company would take. Baker continued the strategy of identifying new medical applications for the Coblation technology, focusing on areas in which precision was at a premium and the elimination of collateral damage important.

Typical electrosurgical tools drove energy through tissue, which was then burned away, but Thapliyal and Eggers, working with conductive fluid, became puzzled by the results they were getting. ArthroCare then formed an alliance with medical device company Inamed Corp. The balance sheet arthrocard was adversely impacted by the unexpected write-off of inventory.

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