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Symmetry Medical launches dual connection offset acetabular reamer driver

Symmetry Medical has launched the dual connection offset acetabular reamer driver through its OEM Solutions team.

The product will be featured at the 10th Annual Orthopedic Manufacturing & Technology Exposition and Conference (OMTEC exhibition) in Chicago from 11 June to 12 June 2014.

Symmetry’s new dual connection offset acetabular reamer driver is used during total hip arthroplasty ("THA") surgery to easily introduce acetabular reamers to the hip joint and to enhance visibility in minimally invasive procedures such as direct anterior approach THA surgery.

The driver features a patented drive shaft assembly designed and tested to meet the demands of THA surgery.

The product highlights include: Improved access to the acetabulum due to the low-profile reamer/driver connection; innovative design allowing easy disassembly to facilitate the cleaning and sterilization of the internal components; an ergonomic silicone over-molded stabilization handle; and compatibility with Symmetry’s flagship 420SS acetabular reamers as well as the low-profile parabolic reamers.

Symmetry Medical OEM Solutions chief commercial officer and senior vice president Thomas Barrett said that the launch of the dual connection offset acetabular reamer driver is a significant advancement in the company’s proven line of acetabular preparation products and further enhances its comprehensive offering of instruments for the anterior surgical approach for hip arthroplasty.

"Our New Product Development team tested this device extensively to validate the mechanical longevity with a focus in optimizing the long term functional performance and the overall ease of use," Barrett added.