Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary DePuy Synthes today announced the launch of the Global Unite reverse fracture shoulder implant designed for shoulder reconstruction procedures following complex fractures in patients with grossly deficient rotator cuffs.
The newly launched system is intended to provide increased flexibility for securely reattaching the bone to the implant, which DePuy Synthes said is important for healing and function, and to allow for biological fixation to the implant stem.
“I find that especially in my older patients whose bone quality doesn’t allow me to use the plates and screws typically used in a shoulder fracture procedure, fixation is an issue often due to weak rotator cuffs. In my experience with the Global Unite reverse fracture shoulder system I get strong fixation and I feel a lot more confident about moving patients early so they get better motion and a quicker return to function,” Dr. Carl Basamania said in a prepared statement.
DePuy Synthes touted that the shoulder system features numerous suture holes and pockets to enhance bone fixation around the implant, a Porocoat porous coating and a streamlined instrumentation kit to improve compatibility with the company’s other shoulder offerings.
“DePuy Synthes’ broad portfolio of shoulder solutions helps surgeons address a wide range of conditions from traumatic shoulder fractures to rotator cuff tears and instability. We offer solutions for minimally invasive surgery and complete shoulder reconstruction, all designed to restore mobility for patients,” Mitek sports medicine and shoulder global platform leader Stephanie Chamberlain said in a press release.
Earlier this month, DePuy Synthes released new data on its Attune knee system from a study and internal report, touting potential benefits of the system.