Stryker (NYSE:SYK) announced today that it launched the Perform humeral stem as part of its newly introduced Tornier shoulder arthroplasty portfolio.
Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Stryker designed its Tornier Perform humeral stem for use in anatomic, reverse and hemiarthroplasty of the shoulder to allow for conversion from an anatomic to a reverse shoulder prosthesis in the case of revision, according to a news release.
The design includes four collar diameters and is available in multiple lengths to optimize humeral fit and give surgeons the options to choose, focusing on smaller stem options allowing for the addressing of smaller patient anatomies with more unique challenges.
Additionally, Stryker made the Tornier Perform compatible with the full line of standard and augmented Perform glenoid options. Stryker’s Blueprint planning software allows surgeons to plan cases in advance with real-time, precise virtual surgery.
Mike Panos, president of Stryker’s trauma & extremities division, said in the release that the Tornier portfolio will “set Stryker apart in the shoulder market,” calling it one of the most robust, comprehensive product lines available.
“The Tornier Perform Humeral Stem allows me to further leverage the full range of Perform glenoid options,” added designing surgeon Dr. George Athwal. “Coupled with the ability to confirm my surgical plan using Blueprint, it gives me the ability to address the needs of patients with either simple or highly complex cases.”