The modern era of shoulder replacement began in the 1950s, but the techniques and implants we most commonly see...
DePuy Synthes GLOBAL UNITE® Platform Shoulder System
The GLOBAL UNITE® Platform Shoulder System, offers surgeons Simplicity, Outcomes-Based Design, and Principled Adaptability. This system offers surgeons a streamlined shoulder platform for the treatment of Anatomic, Reverse, and Fracture shoulder indications, utilizing advanced instrumentation to provide surgical process efficiency.
The GLOBAL® Shoulder principles from DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction represent the foundation of the GLOBAL UNITE System and provide surgeons a product featuring Outcomes-Based Design. The GLOBAL UNITE System demonstrating 100% Survivorship at 1 Year in Total Reverse and Total Conventional procedures2, 94.8% Survivorship at 1 year in Hemi Stemmed procedures2, and the GLOBAL® Anchor Peg Glenoid System showing 100% Survivorship at 34 Months reveal a philosophy supported by clinical success.1 A GLOBAL UNITE System construct can be revised to a DELTA XTEND™ Reverse Shoulder, which has displayed 96.7% Survivorship at 7 Years in the Australian Orthopaedic Association’s National Joint Replacement Registry.2
If conversion from an Anatomic to a Reverse Shoulder in patients with a grossly deficient rotator cuff is needed, the system offers the surgeon Principled Adaptability through the ability to retain a well-fixed distal stem and replace the epiphyseal components at the proper height and version to optimize deltoid function.
The GLOBAL UNITE System truly is the Next Generation Platform Shoulder System.
Every shoulder fracture presents a unique challenge. That is why DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction has created GLOBAL UNITE Shoulder, a next-generation platform system. The modular proximal bodies allow the surgeon to restore joint height in press-fit applications, while the modular suture collar allows for anatomic reconstruction of the tuberosities.
In the event that the GLOBAL UNITE Platform System requires conversion to a reverse shoulder, it does so without compromising biomechanics. Removal of the proximal body allows the epiphysis to attach to a well-fixed distal stem within the humerus at the proper height and version to optimize deltoid function as demonstrated by Professor Paul Grammont.