First Patients for DJO’s Customised Shoulder System Planning Tool

Musculoskeletal device specialist DJO Global, Inc., tells us its Match Point System™ patient-specific shoulder instrumentation has seen its first Reverse® Shoulder System cases in Australia Florida.

Background

Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty has grown significantly since first gaining FDA’s nod a decade ago. Now DJO is aiming to make outcomes better still by combining the new Match Point planning and customised drill system with the clinical success of the Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis and Turon Modular Total Shoulder System. It’s also claiming a claimed best-in-class medical education program for shoulder arthroplasty.

The Match Point System™ is intended to provide advanced pre-operative surgical planning and patient-customized drill guides to accommodate a reverse or total shoulder arthroplasty procedure. It was developed in collaboration with Materialise, a leader in patient-specific instrumentation and innovative software solutions and uses that company’s SurgiCase® Connect software to create CT-based pre-operative case plans. The surgeon can then template and prepare for the reverse shoulder arthroplasty surgery which will utilise the DJO Surgical Reverse® or Turon™ Shoulder Systems. Upon review and plan approval, the surgeon is provided with an ergonomically-designed drill guide that is customized to the patient’s unique glenoid anatomy, enabling greater accuracy in implant positioning.

Physician comments

Dr. Jonathan Levy (Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, FL), who performed the first Match Point System surgery in the US, stated, “I am excited about this technology and its impact on shoulder arthroplasty. It will revolutionize our approach to pre-operative planning and our ability to accurately execute the surgical procedure even in the most challenging of cases.”

Company comments

“With the increased patient demand for total and reverse shoulder replacements, surgeons are demanding more in terms of improved instrumentation, planning tools, and techniques for their shoulder cases,” said Bryan Monroe, Senior Vice President and General Manager of DJO Surgical. “The Match Point System is well-suited to address these needs. Our strategic partnership with Materialise has been great; together, we are helping the surgeon to facilitate each patient’s return to normal activity.”

Regulatory status

The Match Point System is CE Marked and has also received FDA 510k clearance.

Source: DJO Global