DePuy Synthes commenced U.S. launch of its Radial Head Replacement System for use in patients with destabilizing radial head fractures that cannot be repaired.
The system includes Radiolucent Trials to allow for direct and radiographic visualization of the elbow joint during trialing. The trials use side-loading spacers to allow surgeons to determine implant height without repeated removal of trial stems.
DePuy Synthes' Radial Head Replacement offers smooth stemmed implants to allow for unrestricted motion, allowing the stem to self-center inside the radial canal.
“We are pleased to integrate this technology into our portfolio alongside our current offerings and provide comprehensive solutions for the treatment of fractures and conditions in the extremities,” said I.V. Hall, Worldwide President, Trauma, Extremities, CMF and Animal Health, DePuy Synthes. “This launch allows us to bring a differentiated solution to surgeons treating the common injury of radial head fractures, while also providing greater efficiency and reducing costs.”