DePuy Synthes designed the Inhance system as a fully integrated shoulder arthroplasty system. It has an intuitive stemless-first surgical approach that offers surgeons the ability to seamlessly transition from stemless to stemmed implants during surgical procedures, according to the company.
“Advancements in shoulder arthroplasty have enabled a broader range of surgical treatment over the past decade but have increased the complexity and cost of preparing for each surgical case,” J. Michael Wiater, vice chairman and chief of shoulder surgery at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, said in a news release posted yesterday. “The Inhance Shoulder System can empower surgeons to seamlessly alter their surgical flow, while simultaneously keeping their focus on the patient, and has the potential to reduce OR time.”
The Inhance system preserves bone, provides immediate and long-term fixation, and facilitates intra-operative flexibility to simplify preparation for surgical treatment options, according to DePuy Synthes.It has reusable instrumentation, a comprehensive size range of anatomic stemless and stemmed inlay humeral implants and a unique circular anatomic glenoid component that is compatible with any sized humeral head.
DePuy Synthes previously acquired the Inhance shoulder system through a multi-year strategic agreement with Schaumberg, Ill.-based Ignite Therapeutics. DePuy Synthes will launch the core system and additional product innovations through the collaboration.
“At DePuy Synthes, we’re focused on delivering innovations to address the most pressing needs of surgeons today while anticipating market dynamics that drive clinical trends and the needs of tomorrow,” Russell Powers, DePuy Synthes worldwide president of sports medicine and shoulder reconstruction, said. “The Inhance shoulder system reflects our strong commitment to lead in shoulder arthroplasty by taking innovation to the next level.”