DePuy Synthes is comprised of 4 groups of companies and falls under the aegis of Johnson & Johnson group of companies. The 4 operating groups of DePuy Synthes companies are:
- DePuy Mitek, Inc.: It has a broad portfolio of minimally invasive products for sports injuries.
- Codman & Shurteff, Inc:
- DePuy Orthopedics, Inc.:
- DePuy Spine, Inc.: Spinal interbody for spinal fusion.
As a Master’s student at Trinity College Dublin, I worked on the development of spinal implant as a part of the collaboration between DePuy Synthes Ireland and Trinity College Dublin.
1. DePuy Spine, Inc.
DePuy Spine, Inc. boasts of a broad portfolio of spinal implants. These implants can be grouped into fusion and non-fusion based spinal implants.
1.1. Fusion Spinal Implants
Fusion-based spinal implants are used in spinal fusion surgeries. Spinal fusion surgery is a technique to join two vertebrae.
Why do you need spinal fusion surgery?
Patients with severe disc herniation, spinal fracture, scoliosis or spinal stenosis undergo severe back pain.
These fusion-based spinal implants can be grouped into 3 types.
1.1.1. Spinal Interbody
A spinal interbody is a replacement of the degraded or herniated intervertebral disc (IVD). DePuy Synthes has several spinal interbody systems namely, CONDUIT interbody platform,
The CONDUIT platform is made by titanium 3D printing (Sintered Laser Melting).