DePuy Synthes:
VELYS™ Digital Surgery

At DePuy Synthes, we are blending our long-standing leadership in orthopaedic innovation with an accelerating focus on enabling and digital technologies to advance patient care. With VELYS™ Digital Surgery, we are building a platform of connected technologies powered by data insights before, during, and after surgery. VELYS™ Digital Surgery is designed to elevate the orthopaedic experience for patients, surgeons, and care teams.

doctor looking at xray

At DePuy Synthes, we have a powerful vision — to Keep People Moving. Movement is essential to how we experience life. When we move better, we feel better, we connect better – we live better. We have been committed to changing the trajectory of orthopaedic care for more than 125 years.

At DePuy Synthes, we are reimagining orthopaedics so we can Keep People Moving today and tomorrow.

man dancing with daughter

Who We Are

DePuy Synthes, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, provides one of the most comprehensive orthopaedics portfolios in the world. DePuy Synthes solutions, in specialties including joint reconstruction, trauma, craniomaxillofacial, spinal surgery and sports medicine, are designed to advance patient care while delivering clinical and economic value to health care systems worldwide.

As we celebrate 125 years of innovation, our commitment is to keep people moving.


Our History

DePuy Synthes has a rich history of delivering total solutions to patients and healthcare professionals.

DePuy Synthes, part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is one of the largest and most comprehensive orthopaedic businesses in the world; built on the legacy and strengths of two great companies.
Our company has a rich history of working with some of the greatest minds in the industry and science, making a difference in the lives of tens of millions of patients around the world.
New developments and growth began thanks to the ingenuity and intuition of a chemist in the U.S. in 1895, and then later in 1958 when a group of European surgeons committed to studying fractures and developing products that could help fractured patients have a better life.
It was 1895 when a 35-year-old chemist and pharmaceutical salesman named Revra DePuy came up with the idea of starting a business to manufacture fibre splints that could be customised to fit patients; an advancement over the wooden splints that were commonly used in the late nineteenth century.
In 1960, on the other side of the world, Synthes was established as a trademark of the non-profit institute Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen (AO).
Over the years, new developments and growth have been fuelled by strong investments in R&D but also by several mergers and acquisitions, with a recent focus on brand-based technology solutions to transform procedures through personalisation, automation and providing solutions for patients throughout the entire continuum of care.
DePuy Synthes Companies has employees in over 60 countries around the globe and generates US$8.9B in annual sales.

depuy synthes historical image
125 years of shaping the orthopaedic industry to keep people moving.

Watch to learn how our visionaries create innovative products and breakthrough solutions to improve the lives of over 5 million patients annually.

Our Solutions

The Range of DePuy Synthes Business Units

power tools

Power Tools

Delivering a comprehensive range of power instrument systems, reamers and saws to meet a broad spectrum of clinical needs.


© 2021 Johnson & Johnson Medical Pty Ltd. This site is published by Johnson & Johnson Medical Pty Ltd which is solely responsible for its contents. This site is intended for Visitors from Australia only. DePuy Synthes is a business unit of Johnson & Johnson Medical Pty Ltd.  1-5  Khartoum Road, North Ryde, NSW 2113, ABN 85 000 160 403. 

DePuy Synthes