Anatomic Radial Head Solutions Value Analysis Guide


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Anatomic Radial Head Solutions Value Analysis Guide (GEN10-09-A)Value Analysis GuideEnglish ENNovember 6, 2014September 17, 2015

The Acumed Anatomic Radial Head System is designed to provide an anatomic implant to replace the patient’s native radial head. The severity of radial head fractures can vary greatly in a case-by-case basis. Conservative, non-operative treatment may not be suitable in some cases; furthermore, some radial heads cannot be salvaged with plates and/or screws. The best choice in these situations may be a radial head prosthesis. The Acumed radial head prosthesis has an anatomically shaped radial head designed to mimic the radiocapitellar joint contact of a native radial head, which may reduce cartilage erosion and capitellum wear over time as compared to non-anatomic prostheses. In addition to standard stems, long stems allow further options for revision surgery due to failed radial head arthroplasty, and for primary cases when the fracture extends distally into the radial neck. Designed in conjunction with Shawn W. O’Driscoll, Ph.D., M.D., the system includes 290 head and stem combinations including standard stems, long stems, an anatomically shaped radial head, and system-specific instrumentation designed to help streamline the surgeon’s experience in the operating room.