Aequalis Ascend Flex
Simplified Shoulder Reconstruction Begins Here
The Aequalis Ascend Flex convertible shoulder system provides anatomic and reversed options within a single system offering precise intra-operative implant-to-patient fit and easy conversion to reversed if necessary.
The Aequalis Ascend Flex stem provides a platform for primary, reversed, and conversion procedures. The universal female taper connection provides the simplicity of one stem and one technique for three different procedures. In addition, the short stem design eliminates canal-based constraints to allow for anatomic stem placement, preserves bone stock for future prosthetic intervention, and addresses the potential effects of stress shielding. This new system also offers the time-saving benefit of press-fit fixation.
The Aequalis Ascend Flex anatomic implant can be paired with the PerFORM Glenoid System
The Aequalis Ascend Flex reversed implants reduce scapular notching while maximizing abduction, adduction, and rotation, providing the ideal range of motion for activities of daily living. Extensive reversed glenoid options provide optimal fixation and intra-operative flexibility for varying patient anatomies.
The stem and head may be used as a hemiarthroplasty, if the natural glenoid provides a sufficient bearing surface, or in conjunction with the glenoid, as a total replacement. The Aequalis Ascend Flex Shoulder System is to be used only in patients with an intact or reconstructable rotator cuff, where it is intended to provide increased mobility and stability and to relieve pain.
The Aequalis Ascend Flex Shoulder System is indicated for use as a replacement of shoulder joints disabled by: Rheumatoid arthritis with pain, Non-inflammatory degenerative joint disease (i.e. osteoarthritis and avascular necrosis), Correction of functional deformity, Fractures of the humeral head, Traumatic arthritis, Revision of other devices if sufficient bone stock remains.
Replacement of shoulder joints for patients with a functional deltoid muscle and with massive and non-repairable rotator cuff-tear with pain disabled by: Rheumatoid arthritis, Non-inflammatory degenerative joint disease (i.e. osteoarthritis and avascular necrosis), Correction of functional deformity, Fractures of the humeral head, Traumatic arthritis, Revision of the devices if sufficient bone stock remains.
The reversed adapter is indicated for use as components of the Aequalis Ascend Flex Shoulder System total shoulder replacement and for transformation of the Aequalis Ascend Flex Shoulder System into reverse shoulder prosthesis without the removal of the humeral stem during revision surgery for patients with a functional deltoid muscle.
The components are permitted to be used in the transformation from anatomic to reverse if the humeral stem is well fixed, the patient has a functional deltoid muscle; the arthropathy is associated with a massive and non-repairable rotator cuff-tear.
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