The DePuy Synthes Variable Angle Locking Hand System is intended for fracture fixation of the hand and other small bones and small bone fragments in adults and adolescents (12-21 years), particularly in osteopenic bone.
DePuy Synthes, Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs and manufactures orthopedic and neurological devices and supplies for healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers worldwide. The company offers joint reconstruction solutions for hip, knee, and shoulder replacement; trauma devices for internal and external fixation; implants and instruments used for surgical treatment of fractures, deformities, and tumor diseases of long bones, such as those of the arms and legs; spinal care solutions for thoracolumbar, cervical, aging spine, interbody fusion, arthroplasty, and minimally invasive surgery; and high viscosity spinal cement.
DePuy Synthes also offers pain management and minimally invasive solutions, including sports medicine and soft-tissue repair products; a range of air, electric, and battery driven high and low speed instrument systems, reamers, and saws to meet the clinical needs for orthopedics, traumatology, neurosurgery, neurotology, spinal procedures, otolaryngology, and cranio-facial surgery; diagnostic and therapeutic products for the treatment of neurological and neurovascular disorders focusing on hydrocephalus, neuro-critical care, tumors, pain management, severe spasticity, aneurysms, and cerebral arteriovenous malformations; biomaterials for the treatment of trauma, spine, and maxillofacial surgery; fenestrated screw systems for use in open or percutaneous spinal fusion surgery; and printed implants for use in facial reconstruction. In addition, it provides animal orthopedic products. The company offers its products through distributors. The company was founded in 1895 and is based in Warsaw, Indiana. As of October 29 1998, DePuy Synthes, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.