In2Bones Global, a medical device company focused on the treatment of upper and lower extremities, has launched the Avenger Radial Head Prosthesis System for primary and revision joint replacement of the radial head, in the US.

It is also the first sterile and single-use delivery system for radial head replacement surgery.

The Avenger Radial Head Prosthesis System with multiple, highly-polished head and stem sizes, allows surgeons to restore the right height of the radius, which may help in providing elbow stability.

Furthermore, it comes with a smooth stem to provide better clinical outcomes than those with press-fit, ingrowth radial head implant designs.

Designed to improve elbow joint function, the prosthesis offers advantages to surgeons and patients opposed to other systems.

Usually, the elbow joint is difficult to access during surgery as a result of swelling and inflammation caused because of trauma. The Avenger System helps in addressing this problem as it has tapered and short stem options, which enable easier insertion and provide better implant stability.

In2Bones claimed that the use of sterile and single-use instruments with prosthesis system has various advantages including cost-saving, increased efficiency and reduced risks of surgical site infections (SSIs) post-operation.

In2Bones marketing vice president Jon Simon said: “Currently, radial head implant suppliers ship non-sterile instrument sets nationwide for short-notice cases, which can cause potential delays and can increase costs.”

“The Avenger Radial Head System can be placed on shelves and be ready for immediate use, on-demand. Additionally, surgeons and caregivers can be assured that the sharp, precision instrumentation will only ever contact one patient.”