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DePuy Synthes Launches the UNIUMa?? System as a Next Generation Power Tools System for Trauma and Small Bone Procedures

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Nov. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --A DePuy Synthes, The Orthopaedics Company of Johnson & Johnson*, has launched the UNIUMa?? System as the newest addition to its Power Tools portfolio. The system is designed with a commitment to ergonomics, reliability and efficiency1,2 in the Trauma setting and can be used across small bone, sports medicine, spine and thorax procedures2.
DePuy Synthes Launches the UNIUMa?? System as a Next Generation Power Tools System for Trauma and Small Bone Procedures
Small bone and Trauma surgery rates and complexity have been increasing over the years creating a demand forA improved devicesA to address fundamentalA requirements such as reliable, robust, compact, and ergonomic systems.3 In addition, users need compact designs for enhanced surgical precision and a reduction in the incidence of musculoskeletal stress and trauma on the orthopedic surgeon3, sufficient battery capacity to avoid intraoperative battery change, and multifunctional systems to accommodate different surgical needs.3 "The UNIUM System significantly enhances our Power Tools portfolio," said Funda Haine, Worldwide Vice President, Power Tools, DePuy Synthes**. "We listened closely to input from surgeons and staff, and designed the UNIUM System to meet their precise needs. We are filling an unmet need with the UNIUM Power Tool by developing a system that is 19% lighter6, 26% smaller***1 and 18% more powerful1 than its predecessors****, allowing care teams to focus more of their attention on the patient."The UNIUM System consists of two handpieces a??A a modular device and a dedicated reciprocating saw a?? along with a comprehensive portfolio of attachments and cutting tools. The System is accompanied by an innovative power unit that incorporates a high-capacity Li-ion battery and electronic control unit that drives both handpieces.4 The power unit is designed to last through more than 1,000 use-and-charging cycles5, extending its lifespan to help reduce the cost of repair and waste.4A Additionally, care teams can insert the power unit into the handpieces using an aseptic transfer technique, limiting its exposure to the stress of cleaning and sterilization processes, thus promoting a longer lifetime, greater reliability and improved sustainability.4
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