DI will be introduced for the treatment of Arthritis of the CMC Joint of the Thumb initially. Currently, almost 500,000 procedures are provided annually by Doctors for Arthritis of this joint in the US. Clinical options are either temporary or result in limited strength and/or range of motion. This large unmet need is addressed by DI.
Future development for the MTP of the big toe and hip, knee and shoulder will follow. There are over 3 million joint prostheses inserted surgically annually worldwide. The prosthetic market is over $14 billion annually.