After rounding on patients this morning, the surgical staff reviewed post-operative radiographs and discussed important learning points for the residents. While looking at the x-rays, one common denominator amongst all of them was a new implant. Although the final implant typically consists of 3-4 pieces, the number of instruments and different size combinations needed to successfully place them is well over one hundred different parts.
Depuy Synthes donated all of our implants on this mission trip and four representatives accompanied us to ensure the proper implants were available and serviced for each operation. When a device representative opens a sterilized implant in the operating room, it represents an extraordinary amount of time and resources invested by a company to develop, test, manufacture and obtain regulatory approval.
Op Walk Boston is incredibly fortunate to have a relationship with Depuy Synthes. More importantly, patients in need of joint replacement are the principle benefactors of this generosity.