US-based musculoskeletal solutions company Globus Medical has added two new solutions to its orthopedic trauma product portfolio.
The ANTHEM ankle fracture system and the ANTHEM proximal humerus fracture system mark the Trauma division’s fourth and fifth product launches in the last 10 months.
The ANTHEM ankle fracture system has a range of seven plating options to treat virtually any ankle fracture.
The system is about 25% thinner than the market leader’s plate and its low profile ankle fracture plates have been designed to minimize soft tissue irritation from implant prominence.
The plates are anatomically contoured with screw options and instruments that were specifically designed for ankle anatomy. This product is an efficient and comprehensive system for treating ankle fractures.
The ANTHEM Proximal Humerus Fracture System has been designed to treat a range of shoulder fractures and streamline procedural flow.
Its polyaxial screw technology is claimed to allow for an accurate targeting of dense calcar bone to enhance fixation, independent of plate position.
Large suture holes simplify suture attachment for soft tissue or rotator cuff repair. The stand-alone system which includes small fragment instruments and new retractors that help in streamlining the surgical procedure, aid in visibility of the fracture site while optimizing surgical time.
Globus Medical orthopedic trauma vice president Barclay Davis said: “This is an exciting time for Globus Trauma as we continue to execute our product launch strategy and build a comprehensive Trauma product portfolio.
“With each new product introduction, our goal is to design systems that help streamline the procedure, increase versatility, reduce operative time, and improve patient care.”
The ANTHEM Fracture System is indicated for fixing fractures, osteotomies, arthrodesis and reconstruction of bones for the appropriate size of the device to be used in adult patients, including the clavicle, scapula, humerus, radius, ulna, small bones (metacarpals, metatarsals, phalanges), wrist, pelvis, femur, tibia, fibula, ankle, and foot. The clavicle hook plate may be used for dislocations of the acromioclavicular joint.
Globus Medical stated that the ANTHEM Ankle Fracture Plating and other lower extremity systems will be showcased at the annual American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts between 11 and 14 July.