Savannah, GA, May 8, 2023 — Brasseler USA Surgical, a leader in the surgical and dental supply markets, announced today the acquisition of the intellectual property and other assets associated with Palix Medical’s VersaDriver Pneumatic Osteotome System. This system offers orthopaedic surgeons a power-driven solution to facilitate removal of cemented and non-cemented implants in both knees and hips.
The VersaDriver technology strategically positions Brasseler USA Surgical to offer both a powered acetabular cup removal system and a powered stem removal system in the surgical orthopaedics market. The VersaDriver system was featured alongside the Brasseler Surgical EZX System earlier this year at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2023 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV.
The VersaDriver Pneumatic Osteotome System features the VersaDriver hand piece with accessories and six osteotome blades to aid in cutting control and effective removal of cemented and non-cemented implants. Each blade is designed to remove implants quickly and efficiently, providing controlled single or multi-strike cutting actions, without heating the bone, melting cement, or generating noxious smoke or fumes.
“We are excited to add the VersaDriver to our revision portfolio, the only powered stem removal system on the market designed to remove cemented and non-cemented implants in both knee and hip,” said Shawn Kroll, Vice President and General Manager of Orthopaedics for Brasseler USA Surgical. “Brasseler’s investment in both the EZX and VersaDriver technologies fit directly into our strategy to expand our existing orthopaedic cutting accessory portfolio to include these two proprietary designs. Surgeons have used our EZX system in more than 500 cases worldwide and we are confident the VersaDriver System will offer our customers another valuable precision revision tool.”
Launched in 2021 at AAOS’ Annual Meeting, the EZX Acetabular Cup Removal System features proprietary design, enabling easy access for the removal of cemented and non-cemented acetabular cups during hip revision surgery. The system utilizes powered technology with a single rotating blade to reduce surgical procedural time and the risk of acetabular fractures. The 29 blade options make a precise cut with predictable results to help minimize bone loss.
For more information about this product, please call Michelle Daley at 714.861.0992 or email [email protected]
Brasseler USA Surgical manufactures and distributes a comprehensive line of proprietary and replacement orthopedic surgical products. For more than 40 years, Brasseler USA has been an industry leader in medical and dental instrumentation providing solutions that meet the high performance and high quality criteria that surgeons demand at competitive prices.