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Posted on Jun 23, 2017

23 June, 2017

DePuy Synthes, part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, has introduced the Distal Radius Sterile Kit, a pre-sterilised, single-use kit of instruments and implants to treat wrist fractures.

The announcement was made to the health care community during the combined congress of the Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand and European Federation of Societies.

The kits provide customers with the company’s market-leading plate and screw implants as well as pre-sterilised, single-use instrumentation that helps improve operating room efficiency, streamlines the procedure and eliminates sterilisation costs. In fact, the Distal Radius Sterile Kit was designed to eliminate more than 60% of steps associated with processing reusable sets.1

Wrist fractures are one of the most common fracture types, accounting for up to 18% in the elderly, and rates of surgery to fix them are increasing.2 With this rise in demand for surgical procedures, surgeons and providers want a solution that enables high-quality treatment for patients while improving efficiency, reducing costs and minimising delays associated with instrumentation and sterilisation. One study demonstrated that surgical delays as brief as 10 minutes may cost a hospital more than $130,000 per year.3