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Exactech and Statera collaborate to design smart reverse shoulder implants

Exactech, based in the US, collaborates with Canadian medical device developer Statera Medical to innovate the world’s first smart reverse shoulder implant. This groundbreaking implant aims to aid surgeons in selecting the optimal size for joint stability and mobility.

During a reverse total shoulder replacement, surgeons replace damaged shoulder parts with artificial components. The envisioned smart implant will guide surgeons in selecting the correct size and offset, crucial for achieving joint mobility and stability while minimizing risks like joint instability and implant loosening.

Expected to revolutionize orthopedic surgery, the smart implant will provide surgeons and researchers with valuable data, enhancing their understanding of reverse shoulder biomechanics. This data will enable adjustments to the implant size and offset, tailored to individual patient needs.

The orthopedic device market is expected to reach nearly $50 billion by 2024's end, with the orthopedic shoulder replacement segment projected to exceed $2.3 billion by 2030. Noteworthy advancements include Biocomposites' SYNICEM antibiotic-loaded preformed spacers and Smith+Nephew's AETOS Shoulder System, catering to both anatomic and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty.