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Smith+Nephew Launches its AETOS Shoulder System at AAOS 2024 Annual Meeting

AETOS Shoulder System

Smith+Nephew announces full commercial availability of its AETOS Shoulder System in the US, along with 510(k) clearance for its use with ATLASPLAN◊ 3D Planning Software and Patient Specific Instrumentation for total shoulder arthroplasty. Total shoulder arthroplasty is one of the fastest growing segments in Orthopaedics with an estimated 250,000 procedures in the US by 2025.1

Developed to restore patients’ range-of-motion2-5 and help minimize arthritic shoulder pain, the AETOS Shoulder System features the Meta Stem which is designed for stability with metaphyseal fixation and an inlay collar, bone preservation, and to maintain patient anatomy.2,6,7

“After using the system for the past several months, I can say that the AETOS Shoulder System is a game changer,” said Dr. Charles Jobin, Orthopaedic Surgeon at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. “With the stability of its Meta Stem, the flexibility the system provides and streamlined instrumentation, it is a great solution not only benefitting patients but surgeons alike.”

Indicated for both anatomic and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty, the AETOS Shoulder System offers a compact yet comprehensive portfolio of solutions that enhance the surgical experience by enabling intraoperative flexibility. With fewer steps for conversion*8 and fewer instruments for primary anatomic and reverse*8, the system is designed to simplify the operating room flow.8 This also allows for an efficient solution, particularly of value in an Ambulatory Service Center (ASC) environment where sterilization and space limitations may be of concern.

“I’m thrilled with the stem fixation of the implant that the AETOS Shoulder System provides and believe it will be a noticeable, positive improvement for my patients,” said Dr. Matthew Ramsey, Shoulder and Elbow Specialist at Rothman Orthopaedics. “I’m also very pleased with the instrumentation – especially the glenoid reamer being so low profile and easy to use.”

ATLASPLAN 3D Planning Software and Patient Specific Instrumentation enables pre-operative case planning for total shoulder arthroplasty, and was developed in partnership with Materialise NV, who has over 30 years of experience revolutionizing personalized solutions. It features:A user-friendly online web-based planner for access from any computer or tablet.Fast turnaround from image upload to planning.An optional 3D-printed glenoid guide, designed with the patented coracoid clip for stability, provides a reliable and accurate method to execute the surgical plan through conventional surgical techniques.9

The AETOS Shoulder System received 510(k) clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration in June of 2023. It is the latest addition to Smith+Nephew’s expanding Upper Extremity portfolio and complements our market-leading Sports Medicine shoulder repair solutions to enable biological healing.

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