DePuy Synthes has further bolstered its power tools portfolio by launching the UNIUM System for small bone, sports medicine, spine and thorax procedures.

The new system was introduced to meet the growing demand for improved and ergonomic devices to perform such procedures in a trauma setting.

DePuy Synthes power tools worldwide vice-president Funda Haine said: “The UNIUM System significantly enhances our power tools portfolio.

“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% lighter, 26% smaller and 18% more powerful than its predecessors, allowing care teams to focus more of their attention on the patient.”

The UNIUM System comprises two handpieces as well as other attachments and cutting tools.

The two handpieces, a modular device and dedicated reciprocating saw, are driven by a power unit featuring a high-capacity Li-ion battery and electronic control unit. The power unit has a life of more than 1,000 use-and-charging cycles.

According to the company, care teams can use an aseptic transfer technique to insert the power unit into the handpieces. This will reduce exposure to cleaning and sterilisation procedures, thereby enhancing reliability and extending lifespan.

DePuy Synthes trauma, extremities, craniomaxillofacial (CMF) and animal health worldwide president Oray Boston said: “The UNIUM System is designed to provide surgeons with an ergonomically advanced option to help them deliver a high level of care.

“We are excited to launch this system, which we believe will provide surgeons with confidence and control in both the hospital and ambulatory surgical centre settings, enabling them to reach even more patients.”

DePuy Synthes is the orthopaedics company of Johnson & Johnson.

Earlier in the year, the company launched its VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution for knee replacement surgery in Australia.