March 15, 2015:Asheville orthopaedic surgeon Gordon I. Groh, MD signed a product development agreement with DJ Orthopedcis based in Austin, Texas. Dr. Groh has developed unique intellectual property related to shoulder replacement which has received a United States Patent 8480677, which has uniquely qualified him for this position. Dr. Groh has been selected as the Chief Designer for the design team. The project will focus on development of an enhanced fixation glenoid component for anatomical shoulder replacement. The implant is expected to augment and replace DJ Orthopedics current line of shoulder replacement products.