Integra LifeSciences has announced a contract with aap Implantable AG. Integra LifeSciences will distribute a private label version of the aap Implante AG stainless headed compression screw system. The system will be sold by Integra’s Extremity Reconstruction sales organisation.
Integra LifeSciences is featuring the system at the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society 2012 Annual Meeting, taking place 20–23 June in San Diego, California, USA.
Headed compression screws are used in orthopaedics for internal fixation of bone, typically after fractures. The new system will provide a comprehensive solution for arthrodesis and fracture management across multiple disease states, including midfoot, ankle and hindfoot arthritis. The system will feature a midfoot set composed of 4.0 mm and 4.5 mm diameter screws, and a hindfoot set composed of 6.5 mm and 7.5 mm diameter screws. All screw diameters will be available in both partially threaded and fully threaded options.
Biense Visser, Chief Executive Officer of aap Implantate AG, said, “We have great respect for the team at Integra and are pleased to be providing them with a comprehensive Stainless Headed Compression Screw system. Integra has a strong reputation and proven track-record in the industry and we believe they will be an effective partner for the distribution of this product line. The partnership also provides further validation of aap’s products and technology as we continue to expand our presence in markets outside of Europe, particularly in the United States.”Camilla Andersson