ArthroCare Corporation (ArthroCare) is a medical device company, which develops, manufactures and markets surgical products, which are based on its patented Coblation technology. The Company’s business consists of two product areas: Sports Medicine, and Ear Nose and Throat (ENT). It also manufactures and sells products based on its technology for other procedures, such as certain spine procedures. It’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). Many of its products are based on Coblation technology, which uses bipolar radiofrequency energy to generate a focused plasma field to remove and shape soft tissues, such as cartilage and tendons. Its bipolar Coblation devices also include both an active and return electrode at the tip but and apply electrical energy in a conductive medium at the surgical site.