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Narrow femoral components for knee implants
Designed for use with Smith & Nephew’s LEGION Total Knee System, LEGION™ Narrow Femoral Components with OXINIUM™ Oxidized Zirconium are thinner in the medial/lateral dimension to give surgeons the ability to more closely fit a patient’s natural anatomy. The new femoral components also feature VERILAST technology, which combines two wear-reducing materials—the proprietary oxinium alloy and a highly cross-linked plastic liner—to potentially improve the wear performance of the implant. For more information, visit
www.smith-nephew.com

Minimally invasive spinal access device
Precision Spine’s Mini-Max Minimally Invasive Access System reportedly facilitates greater direct visualization of the spine and easier access to the contralateral side and levels above and below the target level. It is intended for use with the company’s S-LOK™ Pedicle Screw System, which is intended to provide immobilization and stabilization of spinal segments in skeletally mature patients as an adjunct to fusion in the treatment of acute and chronic instabilities or deformities of the thoracic, lumbar, and sacral spine. It is also intended for noncervical pedicle screw fixation for severe spondylolisthesis and for use in trauma, spinal stenosis, curvatures, spinal tumor, pseudarthrosis, and failed previous fusions. For more information, visit
www.precisionspineinc.com

Hip revision femoral system
According to Smith & Nephew, the company’s REDAPT™ Revision Femoral System for hip revision surgeries enables surgeons to recreate a patient’s unique functionality while addressing issues such as poor bone quality and proximal/distal mismatch. The manufacturer states that REDAPT’s unique surgical technique allows the surgeon to prepare the femoral canal and to complete full hip range-of-motion tests completely off its instrumentation, thus enabling the determination of the precise implant position for optimal stability before introducing a solid stem. 

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