December 29, 2016
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Safe Orthopaedics announces Scientific Advisory Board

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Safe Orthopaedics announced the appointment of four renowned European back surgeons to its Scientific Advisory Board.

“With our technological leadership in single-use instruments for back surgery, Safe Orthopaedics has brought together some of Europe’s leading back surgeons to form its Scientific Advisory Board,” Pierre Dumouchel, CEO and co-founder of Safe Orthopaedics, said in a company press release. “The Scientific Advisory Board is another key milestone to accelerate the adoption of our innovations as part of the established surgical practice and to make back surgery safer and easier, particularly through minimally invasive techniques.”

Jean-Charles LeHuec

According to the release, the Scientific Advisory Board will provide high-level advisory support while identifying and assessing trends in back surgery, particularly minimally invasive surgery, percutaneous, fast-track and ambulatory techniques, as well as defining the Safe Orthopaedics strategic technical plan and study program. Members of the advisory board include:

- Jörg Franke, MD, orthopaedic surgeon at Klinikum Magdeburg in Germany;

- Antonio Faundez, MD, orthopaedic surgeon at La Tour Hospital in Geneva-Meyrin, Switzerland;

- Steven Van Gaalen, MD, orthopaedic surgeon at Diakonessenhuis Hospital in Utrecht, the Netherlands; and

- Jean-Charles LeHuec, MD, PhD, orthopaedic surgeon and head of the orthopaedics-spinal trauma unit at Bordeaux University Hospital in France.

“It is an honor to join the Scientific Advisory Board of Safe Orthopaedics, a company that, since it was founded, has constantly innovated and devices new, safer and more effective solutions for surgeons,” LeHuec said in the release. “Safe Orthopaedics’ model fits perfectly with the trend towards fast-track surgery, which involves major efforts to make the surgical process more efficient. The company also wants to revolutionize the treatment of spinal fractures using minimally invasive solutions, combined with single-use and always available instrumentation, to make patient care easier and reduce the risk of infection.”