DJO Global said today it launched its AltiVate anatomic shoulder system.
The San Diego, Calif.-based company said its newly launched shoulder system features a short, bone sparing humeral stem anatomically designed through morphologically-based fit analysis meant to optimize metaphyseal fit and stability.
“The release of this new system strengthens our upper extremity portfolio, which is already known for its market-leading AltiVate Reverse shoulder system. We believe this will help us sustain our above market growth in this segment. The AltiVate Anatomic is the first of many advancements to come from DJO Global’s developers consisting of world recognized leaders in shoulder arthroplasty,” prez & CEO Brady Shirley said in a press release.
The company said the system’s stem also features the company’s proprietary D2 porous coating to allow for bone ingrowth. The unit also includes a glenoid component with the companies “Drop and Go” technology designed for immediate fixation.
“The AltiVate Anatomic system allows the surgeon to use a short or standard length humeral stem with the same instrument system and introduces a new glenoid component with outstanding initial fixation. The glenoid instrumentation is low profile and user friendly,” system lead designer Dr. Gerald Williams of the Rothman Institute said in a prepared statement.
Earlier this month, DJO Global released its 4th quarter and full fiscal year 2016 earnings, with losses growing for the quarter, but down compared to the previous year.