The ReUnion S stem is designed to be the ideal length humeral stem, optimizing bone preservation, alignment and stability as part of the ReUnion Shoulder Arthroplasty System
Stryker's Trauma and Extremities Division announces the release of the newly designed ReUnion S Humeral Stem. This latest technology focuses on bone preservation, alignment and stability, which is designed to be the ideal length for use with the ReUnion Shoulder Arthroplasty System. These are intended for patients that may be considered for shoulder arthroplasty. Stryker will showcase its latest technologies, including the ReUnion S, at the 2019 Academy Meeting in Las Vegas, NV from March 12-16, 2019.
"Certain humeral short stems implanted to date have been associated with unacceptable high rates of malalignment, loosening, stress shielding and other modalities of adverse bone reactions," says Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, MD, PhD. "This is driven by excessive shortening, increased proximal bulk, and poor implant alignment. By utilizing the Stryker Orthopaedics Modeling and Analytics (SOMA) database and software, study findings have allowed us to develop a more anatomically relevant length stem."
These findings and the new stem have led to:
Stryker's Trauma and Extremities portfolio offers market-leading implants for the treatment of long and small bone fractures, as well as extremity joint replacements.
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1 Internal document: A0042705
2 Internal document: A0042660