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Courtesy of Lima Corporate

New Personalized Shoulder Instruments From Lima

Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed. • Thu, June 15th, 2017

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On the 15th anniversary of their SMR Modular Shoulder System, Lima Corporate announced the U.S. launch of Lima Personalized Surgical Instruments (LPSI) and SMR Bone Graft Instruments.

Furthermore, according to Lima, the SMR is the first shoulder platform with 15 years of clinical follow up.

“The SMR Modular Shoulder System [has been] on the market since 2002. It was developed with the support of several shoulder surgeons, led by Professor Mario Randelli, from Humanitas Clinical Institute in Milan (Italy). The aim of the SMR system is to provide to surgeons a complete platform, where the modularity of the system allows intraoperative versatility and a simple conversion from anatomic to reverse, without removing the humeral stem and the metal back glenoid.”

“The SMR Bone Graft Instruments are used in combination with the SMR TT Metal Back. These innovative instruments combined with Lima Corporate’s proprietary Trabecular Titanium of the TT Metal Back, allow surgeons to address a great variety of clinical cases.”

“I decided to start using the Lima SMR due to the advantages provided by the modularity of the system. I appreciate the innovative solutions developed by the Company to assist us on our daily practice, such as the Trabecular Titanium”, said Kevin Setter, M.D. from SUNY Upstate Medical University Syracuse.

Luigi Ferrari, Lima Corporate CEO, told OTW, “The most interesting experience with SMR is that we are giving the opportunity for surgeons to treat the complete pathway of care for their patients, from a simple total shoulder to a complex revision with a versatile implant.”

“The level of innovation in the SRM modular design combined with 15 years of clinical follow-up is what allows us to continue to expand and grow the market. These modular solutions for the humeral and glenoid implants allow conversion from an anatomical to a reverse shoulder replacement without removal of the metal back and allows simplified and less invasive procedures.”

“Another interesting experience with SMR is the possibility of including our core technology, Trabecular Titanium (TT), the only 3D printed technology with 10 years of clinical follow-up. TT was conceived, patented and produced by Lima Corporate.”

“The quality of our products is ensured by an in-depth analysis and tests performed during the development of new products as well as during the manufacturing process. All functional components are tested and verified prior to being released to the market.”

Asked for details on the intraoperative versatility, Ferrari commented to OTW, “The intraoperative versatility of this shoulder system is a major advantage for a surgeon because it allows the surgeon to move from the anatomic configuration to the reverse one, leaving bone fitted components (the stem and the glenoid metal back) in place. The surgeon can adapt the implant as best as possible to the clinical case, trying different options. The advantage of this versatility is a reduction in the operation time and the patient recovery. This versatility also reduces components and instrument stock in the hospital.”

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