Dr. Asif Ilyas completes 1st surgery using Globus Medical's trauma fixation system: 5 takeaways

Written by Mackenzie Garrity | September 15, 2017 | Print  |

Asif Ilyas, MD, of Philadelphia-based The Rothman Institute, became the first surgeon to use Globus Medical's Anthem Distal Radius Fracture System to treat traumatic wrist fractures.

Here are five takeaways:


1. The Anthem Distal Radius Fracture System is a comprehensive fixations system designed to treat various traumatic wrist fractures with anatomically contoured plates for intraoperative versatility.


2. By using the Anthem plate, physicians have a clearer view of the fracture line leading to improved diagnosis and care.


3. Dr. Ilyas said, "This plate features a positioning slot and screws that allows multidirectional fine tuning of plate position to provide surgeons maximum flexibility during surgery. The plate was seamless in its placement and fixation."


4. Globus Medical indicated the fracture system should be used for fixation of fractures, osteotomies, arthrodesis and reconstruction of bones. The distal radius plates may be used in all ages.


5. The company plans to introduce the new orthopedic trauma product at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association's 33rd Annual Meeting, Oct. 11-14 in Vancouver, Canada.


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