A Seven Hills company which has helped thousands of elderly people to walk has won national recognition.
Global Orthopaedic Technology designs, manufactures and distributes its RBK mobile-bearing knee replacement at Boden Road and they also have an office in Bella Vista.
Global’s chief executive officer Darren Churchill said its total knee replacement system was recently recognised as the country’s best by the Australian Orthopaedic Association’s 2012 National Joint Replacement Registry.
“This achievement is testament to Global’s ongoing commitment to local research and development, design and manufacturing which has delivered an improved fuller, quality of life to the thousands of older Australians who have received the implant over the past 10 years,” he said.
Mr Churchill said the Top 10 ranking of the RBK followed 10 years of “excellent” clinical results for Global based at the two locations.
“The RBK is a robust design which provide better clinical outcomes, restoring and improving motion and reducing pain and disability for people using the device.”
He said this when Greenway federal MP Michele Rowland visited the Seven Hills facility last week.
Ms Rowland said it was a pleasure to visit Global to meet with the workers and be briefed on their business.
“Global Orthopaedic is the largest Australian owned manufacturer and distributor of implants and instrumentation for the orthopaedic device industry and they do a fantastic job employing local workers,” she said.
“As our society gets older companies like Global Orthopaedic are playing an increasingly important role in helping elderly Australians receive the best quality orthopaedic products to help them lead more comfortable lives.’’