Orthofix (NSDQ:OFIX) today said it fully launched its Oscar Pro ultrasonic arthroplasty revision system in the U.S. and Europe.
The ultrasonic surgical system’s creators designed it to aid in the removal of cement during complex joint revision surgeries.
Oscar Pro’s new design includes an enhanced user interface to enable a more efficient surgical experience and new data collection capabilities. The system uses ultrasonic vibrations to soften cement holding implants in place. It also has a tool that allows surgeons to remove the softened cement using specially designed probes.
“The Oscar Pro system is a fourth-generation product from the OSCAR line that has been the gold standard in assisting with complex joint revision surgeries since 1990,” Orthofix president of global orthopedics Paul Gonsalves said in a news release.
“The technology is well accepted and has been used successfully for decades in removing cement total joint arthroplasties and aiding cementless prosthesis removal,” Gonsalves said. “We are pleased to continue to bring new innovations to the market to assist surgeons in performing these often challenging procedures.”