ArthroCare Corporation (ArthroCare) is a medical device company, which develops and manufactures surgical devices, instruments and implants. The Company’s devices enable surgical procedures and enable new minimally invasive procedures. Many of ArthroCare's devices use its Coblation technology. This technology dissolves target tissue and limits damage to surrounding healthy tissue. ArthroCare also develops surgical devices utilizing other patented technology, including its OPUS line of fixation products, as well as re-usable surgical instruments. ArthroCare’s two core product consists of sports medicine and ear, nose and throat (ENT), as well as other areas, such as spine, wound care, urology and gynecology. The Company’s Sports Medicine, ENT and other products are marketed and sold through two principal geographic distribution channels: Americas (North and South America) and International (all other geographies).