Integra LifeSciences Introduces New Humeral Fracture System
Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp. has released its Integra Proximal Humeral Fracture Plate System in the United States. The system joins a growing the company’s portfolio of shoulder fracture solutions, which includes a primary and reverse system.
According to the company, the Proximal Humeral Fracture Plate System includes two distinctive, anatomic proximal humeral plates in one tray, allowing the surgeon to intra-operatively choose between various fixation options for common to more complex and unique fracture patterns. The two plates also are designed to simplify positioning and minimize soft-tissue interference.
The system's low-profile plate is designed to be placed lower on the humerus (the upper arm) to minimize subacromial (below the bone at the top of the shoulder) and soft-tissue impact. A larger plate provides a higher placement option, with 12 proximal screw holes to maximize the fixation coverage of the humeral head. Both plates include four holes, specifically designed to provide stable fixation.
"We are very pleased that we can now offer surgeons a comprehensive portfolio of solutions for shoulder fractures, to help address the individual needs of their patients," said Robert Paltridge, president of Integra’s Extremity Reconstruction business. "Our new system complements the Titan Modular Fracture and Reverse Shoulder System, and allows us to further penetrate the growing shoulder market by providing surgeons with multiple options for fracture treatment."
Plainsboro, N.J.-based Integra LifeSciences makes technology for orthopedic extremity surgery, neurosurgery, spine surgery, and reconstructive and general surgery. Thereof