DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of J&J, has announced FDA approval of its A.L.P.S. Total Foot System and the AFFIXUS Hip Fracture Nail System. A.L.P.S. is a line of orthopedic foot implant plates anatomically contoured to match the local bone anatomy. AFFIXUS is a femoral implant that “combines the principles of a compression hip screw with the biomechanical advantages of an intramedullary nail.” Additionally, DePuy is launching the GLOBAL ADVANTAGE+ instrument set for use with its GLOBAL ADVANTAGE shoulder replacement implant.
From the press release:
The A.L.P.S. Total Foot System includes nine anatomically contoured plates and both locking and non-locking screw options for use in reconstructive and trauma procedures of the forefoot, midfoot and hindfoot. The new plating technology enables intra-operative customization to accommodate patient-specific anatomy without compromising strength. Advanced screw technologies in the system offer surgeons the ability in select plates to choose from up to five different screw options for the locking holes.
The AFFIXUS Hip Fracture System offers an extensive range of neck and shaft angles, distal diameters, nail lengths and locking options to help surgeons better customize procedures to address the variations in individual patient anatomy. The system, which is used with a single set of user-friendly instruments, combines the principles of a compression hip screw with the biomechanical advantages of an intramedullary nail.
GLOBAL ADVANTAGE+ is a new set of humeral preparation instruments designed for ease of use and to enhance versatility, speed and precision in shoulder replacement procedures. Instruments include new 1mm increment humeral reamers for a more precise implant fit, a resection guide for greater accuracy, and a faster eccentric head trialing technique. GLOBAL® CTA™ (cuff tear arthropathy) instrumentation is also being added to the core set of instruments.
Press release: Depuy Orthopaedics Receives 510(k) Clearances For New Devices For Foot And Hip Fracture Surgery…
Product pages: A.L.P.S. Total Foot System; AFFIXUS Hip Fracture Nail; GLOBAL ADVANTAGE Shoulder Arthroplasty System…