Acumed Releases Slide-Loc™ Anatomic Radial Head System, Featuring Unique Side-Loading Design

PORTLAND, Ore.March 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Acumed is pleased to announce the release of the Acumed Slide-Loc™ Anatomic Radial Head System. This latest addition to our anatomic radial head solutions offers further refinements to the first and only anatomically shaped radial head prosthesis. Slide-Loc adds a side-loading design that does not require a set screw, expanding surgeons’ options for radial head replacement.

Designed in conjunction with Shawn W. O’Driscoll, MD, PhD, the Slide-Loc Anatomic Radial Head System utilizes an innovative approach to side-loading radial head prostheses. The Slide-Loc head and neck assembly slides onto the stem and rotates in situ into alignment. The implant is fixed in place using a unique rotational locking mechanism (with patent pending) that does not require a set screw. The absence of a set screw eliminates the risk of head dissociation due to screw back-out.

The Slide-Loc Anatomic Radial Head System features a further refined anatomic radial head and a three-part implant design for increased modularity: the system includes six head options (left and right specific), three neck lengths, seven standard stem options, and eight long stem options. Long stems are intended for fractures that extend distally past the radial neck and for revision following failed radial head arthroplasty.

Altogether, the Slide-Loc Anatomic Radial Head System offers 504 implant combinations, 254 more than the original Anatomic Radial Head System. The system features reamers instead of broaches for canal preparation. Reamers allow for a 1 mm larger stem diameter and may decrease risk of iatrogenic fractures of the radius compared to broaches (J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013;22[11]:1474-1479).

The system also includes instrumentation designed to streamline the surgical experience. See the Slide-Loc Anatomic Radial Head System in action.

Slide-Loc adds to Acumed’s portfolio of products for fractures of the elbow, including the Elbow Plating System, featuring plates for fractures of the distal humerus, olecranon, and coronoid, and Anatomic Radial Head Solutions.

More information about the Slide-Loc Anatomic Radial Head System can be found on the Slide-Loc product page on the Acumed website.

About Acumed
Acumed LLC is a global leader of innovative orthopaedic implant solutions. Founded in 1988, Acumed is headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon, with offices and a distribution network around the world. Acumed is dedicated to developing products, service methods, and approaches that improve patient care. For more information, please visit www.acumed.net.

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Media Contact: Travis McGowan, Acumed, 503.707.5390, travis.mcgowan@acumed.net

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Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President and CEO of Ortho Spine Partners and sits on several company and industry related Boards. He also is the Creator and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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