DePuy Synthes launched the UNIUM™ System as the newest addition to its Power Tools portfolio. The system is designed for use across small bone, sports medicine, spine and thorax procedures.
"The UNIUM System significantly enhances our Power Tools portfolio," said Funda Haine, Worldwide Vice President, Power Tools, DePuy Synthes. "We listened closely to input from surgeons and staff, and designed the UNIUM System to meet their precise needs. We are filling an unmet need with the UNIUM Power Tool by developing a system that is 19% lighter, 26% smaller and 18% more powerful than its predecessors, allowing care teams to focus more of their attention on the patient."
The UNIUM System consists of two handpieces – a modular device and a dedicated reciprocating saw – along with a comprehensive portfolio of attachments and cutting tools. The System is accompanied by an innovative power unit that incorporates a high-capacity Li-ion battery and electronic control unit that drives both handpieces. The power unit is designed to last through more than 1,000 use-and-charging cycles, extending its lifespan to help reduce the cost of repair and waste. Additionally, care teams can insert the power unit into the handpieces using an aseptic transfer technique, limiting its exposure to the stress of cleaning and sterilization processes, thus promoting a longer lifetime, greater reliability and improved sustainability.
"The UNIUM System is designed to provide surgeons with an ergonomically advanced option to help them deliver a high level of care," said Oray Boston, Worldwide President, Trauma, Extremities, CMF and Animal Health, DePuy Synthes. "We are excited to launch this system, which we believe will provide surgeons with confidence and control in both the hospital and ambulatory surgical center settings, enabling them to reach even more patients."
Source: DePuy Synthes