Habakkuk Supports 7th Annual Cody’s Run
Habakkuk was honored to participate in the 7th Annual Cody’s Run supporting the Cody Ponder Emergency Endowment Fund established through The University of Oklahoma Foundation to benefit patients at OU’s Stephenson Cancer Center.
Cody’s Run consists of a 5K Race and 1-mile Fun Walk at The University of Oklahoma’s Norman campus. Cody proudly called Norman home and was actively involved through several non-profits and city committees.
Habakkuk team members and their families were proud to walk/run for a purpose and support our community!
Check out how you can support Cody’s Run here. #screwcancer
Corin Signs Binding Agreement for the Acquisition of OMNI
Habakkuk is excited to announce that Corin has signed a binding agreement to acquire OMNI Orthopedics, Inc.
Founded in 1985 in the UK, Corin is a worldwide leader in arthroplasty innovation and one of the fastest growing companies in the orthopedic industry. Corin has tripled in size over the last 4 years and now employs over 750 people globally and has operations in 11 direct subsidiaries in the USA, Japan, Australia and the most prominent Western European markets, as well as over 35 distributors.
This OMNI addition represents a key milestone to complement Corin’s state-of-the-art Optimized Positioning System (OPSTM) hip technology with robot-assisted total knee replacement to uniquely position the company as a revolutionary leader in functional patient specific joint replacement. This combination provides tremendous growth opportunities.
This pending acquisition is an incredible opportunity to combine the exceptional talents of both organizations to further develop OMNI’s presence in the United States and globally. The complementary strengths of each company provide ample opportunity to improve patient satisfaction and aligns with Habakkuk’s core value to provide exceptional product and performance to our surgeons.
Read more about the acquisition here.
Habakkuk Introduces New Product Line
Habakkuk is proud to announce a new partnership. Habakkuk will take over as the Central Oklahoma MedShape distributor.
MedShape, Inc. is a privately held orthopedic device company located in Atlanta, GA working to provide innovative surgical solutions to foot and ankle surgeons using a patented NiTiNOL and shape memory polymer technologies. Revolutionizing the way we treat ankle fusions, the DynaNail® TTC Fusion System is designed for use in tibiotalocalcaneal (TTC) fusion procedures to address degenerative conditions, correct joint deformities and revise failed total ankle replacements or arthrodesis non-unions.
SSM Health Bone & Joint Hospital at St. Anthony’s Achieve Innovative Milestone
Congratulations to SSM Health Bone & Joint Hospital at St. Anthony on becoming the first hospital in Oklahoma to officially utilize the Aerobiotix Illuvia HUAIRS® system within a select few of their operating rooms.
Recognized as one of the top orthopedic hospitals in the nation, Bone & Joint Hospital offers a wide range of services including hip and knee replacement, spine surgery, pain management, sports medicine, arthroscopic procedures, foot and ankle surgery, hand surgery and robotic surgery.
Habakkuk is proud to partner with industry-leading organizations like Bone & Joint, who invest in innovative air purification techniques in order to create the cleanest possible environments for their patients. Aerobiotix gives hospitals and total joint surgery centers the opportunity to optimize operating rooms and provide exceptional patient care.
Congratulations to Bone & Joint for being the first to achieve this milestone in Oklahoma City.
Want to find out how you can maximize your operating room air quality? Click here for more information on Aerobiotix’s Illuvia HUAIRS® system.
PALACOS® Products Gain Momentum
Since partnering with Heraeus Medical, the inventor and exclusive manufacturer of PALACOS®, several elite institutions such as OU Medical Center, McBride Orthopedic Hospital and Community Hospital of HPI, have taken advantage of Habakkuk’s limited-time PALACOS® discount.
These prestigious medical facilities are committed to being pacesetters within the industry by providing exceptional products to their patients in order to maintain the highest levels of excellence. Holding distinctions such as Blue Distinction Center+, Oklahoma’s only Level One Trauma center as verified by the American College of Surgeons and the Guardian of Excellence award, these facilities will have the opportunity to impact hundreds of patients with the PALACOS® product.
As PALACOS® moves closer to celebrating sixty years as the gold standard in joint fixation, Habakkuk is excited to provide Oklahoma customers with this discount through a direct purchasing relationship, ensuring immediate and seamless access to the PALACOS® portfolio of high-quality cements and mixing systems.
Habakkuk is excited to bring the best bone cement in the world at its best price yet.
Click here for more information about how you can get your PALACOS® discount.
Habakkuk Celebrates 4 Year Anniversary
December 1, 2017 marks the 4 year anniversary of Habakkuk. We are completely humbled and amazed at all that has happened over the last 4 years. However, we would not be where we are today without the support from our community. So, we want to take a moment to reflect on all the incredible things we’ve achieved and say thank you to our supporters. Take a look at how we’ve grown!
Habakkuk Attends AAHKS Annual Meeting In Dallas
Habakkuk employees recently attended the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) in Dallas, TX. The AAHKS annual meeting addresses a broad array of scientific topics such as implant design, outcomes, surgical techniques and complications of primary and revision total joint arthroplasty (TJA) for hip and knee surgeons.
One of the company’s core values is to deliver exceptional product and performance. Habakkuk demonstrates this commitment to excellence through education and innovation, both of which are provided through events like AAHKS.
Josh Rich, Habakkuk Orthopedic Sales Representative said, “AAKHS was an incredible experience and a great opportunity to be exposed to innovative and exceptional products. I’m excited to utilize this knowledge to better serve the orthopedic community of Oklahoma.”
Habakkuk Champion, Dr. Corey Ponder, Completes 2,222 OMNIBotics Robotic-Assisted Total Knee Replacement Surgery
Habakkuk champion, Dr. Corey Ponder, orthopedic surgeon at St. Anthony’s Bone and Joint Hospital, recently completed his 2,222 OMNIBotics® robotic-assisted total knee replacement surgery on Sept. 25. The first orthopedic surgeon in Oklahoma to utilize OMNIBotics® technology, Dr. Ponder’s milestone contributes to OMNIlife science™, Inc.’s 17,000 total procedures.
The OMNIBotics® technology allows Dr. Ponder a variety of advantages including intraoperative flexibility, ultra-fine precision, patient specific planning and confirmation of proposed corrections. The patient, suffering from severe pain and difficulty standing and walking, benefitted greatly from the total knee replacement.
“The advanced technology of OMNIBotics® provides me the tool to perform knee replacements with patient-specific accuracy and precision. The platform allows for maximal efficiency and flexibility to restore joint alignment and kinematics and achieve successful surgical outcomes. Combined with the industry leading service and wisdom provided by the team at Habakkuk, the future of robotically-assisted joint replacement is more promising than ever,” says Dr. Ponder.
OMNIlife Science™ Inc. explains that the OMNIBotics’® system enables optimized implant placement using robotics driven by OMNI’s proprietary ART™ software. This equipment gives surgeons the ability to efficiently plan a specific procedure for each individual patient using a patented intra-operative 3-D modeling technique that no longer requires preoperative CT scans or x-rays. Therefore, resulting in a more precise alignment of the knee implant that many surgeons believe can lead to more rapid recovery and a more natural feeling knee replacement.
Habakkuk’s Founder and CEO, Clay Steves, is proud to partner with some of the best surgeons in the region and provide them with quality technology.
200th OMNIBotics Total Knee Replacement
Dr. Knutson performed his 200th Robotic Assisted Total Knee replacement surgery this week using the OMNIBotics platform. The picture shows Dr. Knutson (left) and his PA Beau Burton (right) standing with ‘Sheldon’ the OMNIBotics station that Dr. Knutson uses in the operating room. Dr. Knutson knows that all of his patients have a unique knee anatomy. He believes in the patented OMNIBotics Bone Morphing technology that generates a unique 3D digital model of his patient’s knee in the surgery, with a high level of accuracy and precision. Using this technology eliminates the need for any pre-operative imaging such as CT scans or MRIs, reducing the risk of radiation exposure.
Gold Knee Billboard
Together with one of our partners, Aesculap, we have put a billboard up in OKC promoting Aesculaps Advanced surface technology. Aesculap Implant Systems is the only provider to offer the 7-layer Advanced Surface Technology. This technology delivers unparalleled surface hardness, substantially decreased wear rates and greatly improved scratch resistance.
The Advanced Surface Technology creates a potential barrier against the release of metal ions including: molybdenum, nickel, cobalt and chromium in laboratory wear testing.
Aesculap Implant Systems offers a broad selection of knee implants to meet your individual needs:
-Comprehensive sizing for a personalized implant fit to your anatomy
-Advanced Surface Technology for significant reduction in wear rates
-Maximum range of motion to help you resume your active lifestyle
-Special design to accommodate minimally invasive procedures
-Improved stability through computer navigated surgical technique
To learn more check out www.goldknee.com.
Cody’s Run 2017
The chilly April morning didn’t stop the crowd of people at the start line supporting Cody’s Run for Esophageal Cancer.
This year our Habakkuk Family was at the run in full spirit, bringing along spouses and children. Cody’s Run is near to our hearts, as we participate in support of one of our surgeons whose brother lost his fight with Esophageal Cancer in 2013.
Cody’s Run is a 5K dedicated to helping the Stephenson Cancer Center and Oklahoma Cancer Patients. All proceeds from the run go directly to the Cody Ponder Emergency Endowment Fund.
Habakkuk is proud to show our support!