The longstanding cooperation between the AO Technical Commission and DePuy Synthes has resulted in the development of numerous implants and instruments to address specific clinical problems. Over the past decade, this joint work has delivered over 200 innovative solutions, each of which makes a contribution to improving patient care and outcomes in the treatment of trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.
The AO Technical Commission occasionally collaborates with other industrial partners on "off-ramp" projects to address specific unmet clinical needs. The first "off ramp" projects received AO approval in 2022.
Most recently approved solutions in Trauma:
Distal Radius Nail
AO's Development Incubator facilitated the development of an intramedullary implant for extra-articular distal radius fractures.
Deformity Analysis and Osteotomy Planning Tool
First fully automated 2D osteotomy planning tool based on long leg radiographs in the coronal plane.
Cannulated Screw System CSS+
Improving cutting performance and facilitating accurate screw insertion.
VA-LCP Distal Fibula Plates in titanium
Line extension enhancing the VA-LCP Ankle Trauma 2.7/3.5 System and introduction of an anatomic tray for the USF System.
FIBULINK Syndesmosis Repair System
The first adjustable syndesmotic repair system to enable precise, anatomical syndesmotic fixation.
VA-LCP Clavicle Systems
The next generation of internal fixation for the clavicle and a solution for fractures and injuries.
UNIUM™ Small Bone and Trauma Power Tool
Designed for increased reliability, efficiency, comfort of use, enhanced surgical experience, and improved outcomes.
The MAXFRAME System has now been updated with a new Software release and additional Hardware.
The new Variable Angle LCP Periprosthetic Proximal Femur Plating System
Developed to address various aspects in periprosthetic femoral fracture treatment.
The new Variable Angle Locking Patella Plating System
The Variable Angle Locking Patella Plating System was developed to reduce complication rates.
Flexible Monobloc Reamers
To address clinical demands such as cutting performance and usability.
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