Globus Medical this week announced that it has launched its Anthem Mini Fragment fracture system at the annual Orthopedic Trauma Association meeting in Fort Worth, Texas.
Audubon, Pennsylvania–based Globus Medical designed the Anthem system for fracture fixation of small bones and non-load-bearing stabilization of long bones in the upper and lower extremities.
The implants are titanium and stainless steel and have eight plate styles in a broad range of sizes. In addition, the plates have a 30º polyaxial locking technology to accommodate diverse patient anatomies and fracture patterns, according to the company.
“This innovative addition to our growing Globus trauma portfolio aligns with the upward trend among surgeons to supplement treatment of complex long bone fractures with mini fragment plates,” Dan Scavilla, president of orthopedics at Globus Medical, said in a news release. “With Anthem Mini Fragment, surgeons now have an adaptable small plating system designed to better fit the challenging anatomy encountered in these procedures.”
Anthem Mini Fragment has an indication for the fixation of fractures, osteotomies, arthrodesis, and reconstruction of bones for the appropriate size of the device for use in adult patients. It’s possible to use it in the clavicle, scapula, humerus, radius, ulna, small bones, wrist, pelvis, femur, tibia, fibula, ankle and foot. In addition, the indication includes use in infant, child and adolescent pediatric subgroups and small stature adults for small fragment, mini fragment, proximal tibia, clavicle, metaphyseal and distal fibula plates.