AUDUBON, Pa., Sept. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Globus Medical, Inc. (NYSE:GMED), a leading musculoskeletal solutions company, today announced it completed its first orthopedic trauma surgical case. Globus Medical’s new ANTHEM™ Distal Radius Fracture System was used by Dr. Asif Ilyas, Hand Surgeon and Trauma Surgeon with The Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia PA, to successfully treat a distal radius fracture.
The ANTHEM™ Distal Radius Fracture System is a comprehensive fixation system designed to treat a variety of traumatic wrist fractures with anatomically contoured plates for intraoperative versatility. “This is the first orthopedic trauma surgery performed using a plating system designed, manufactured and sold by Globus Medical,” said Barclay Davis, Vice President, Orthopedic Trauma. “We are very proud to continue Globus’ reputation for innovation, speed to market, and listening to our surgeon customers, by bringing this philosophy to the orthopedic trauma market. This introduction is the culmination of a significant effort between Globus Medical’s outstanding product development team and leading orthopedic trauma surgeons. And there are many more to come.”
The innovative ANTHEM™ plate design allows a clear view of the fracture line for improved diagnosis and care. “This plate features a positioning slot and screw that allows multidirectional fine tuning of plate position to provide surgeons maximum flexibility during surgery. I am impressed by how intuitive the tray and system are and how natural the instrumentation feels. The implant was seamless in its placement and fixation,” said Dr. Asif Ilyas. “Trauma is a large, busy, and complex space. That space is ready for a company like Globus to take our current designs and technology and advance them to the next level.”
Globus Medical is planning to introduce its new orthopedic trauma product line at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association’s 33rd Annual Meeting to be held October 11-14, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada.
The ANTHEM™ Fracture System is indicated for fixation of 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. Small fragment and distal fibula plates may be used in all pediatric subgroups (except neonates) and small stature adults. Distal radius plates may be used in adolescents (12-21 years of age).
About Globus Medical, Inc.
Globus Medical, Inc. is a leading musculoskeletal solutions company based in Audubon, PA. The company was founded in 2003 by an experienced team of professionals with a shared vision to create products that enable surgeons to promote healing in patients with musculoskeletal disorders.
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