KENNETT SQUARE, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Medartis, Inc. will introduce their New APTUS Adaptive Watershed Plating System at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual show today in Las Vegas. Scott G. Edwards, MD, Chief, Division of Hand & Elbow Surgery, Georgetown University, conducted the Medartis employee training workshop for the new system. During the show, Medartis staff will be on site, Booth #4070, to demonstrate and discuss the new system as well as the expanded line of Medartis products.
Prior to the AAOS, the new system had been made available in limited release and received positive reviews from surgeons who have used it. After working with the new Medartis APTUS Adaptive Distal Radius System, Richard H. Gelberman, MD, Professor and Chairman of Washington University Orthopedics at Washington University School of Medicine said, “There are several features of this new system that define its position as a third generation fixed angle device: the advanced watershed design, the opportunity for site specific multi-axial fixation and the ease provided by having 2.5 mm screws throughout.”
Andrew J. Weiland, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Medical College at Cornell University also had the opportunity to use the new system and found, “The new Medartis Watershed plate design provides surgeons with increased flexibility in placement of the plate according to the characteristics of the fracture. The Tri-Lock Screw System adds additional flexibility to ensure appropriate screw placement.”