GLOBAL AP® Shoulder System

DePuy Synthes has combined innovative science, technology, and robust, user-friendly instrumentation with the GLOBAL® Shoulder's nearly two decades of clinical success to bring you the GLOBAL AP® Shoulder System.

The GLOBAL AP® Shoulder System or Adjustable Prosthesis provides options for variability of 30° in the neck shaft angle and version, and a standard 135° angle similar to the GLOBAL ADVANTAGE® Shoulder Arthroplasty System.

The GLOBAL AP® Shoulder System offers the surgeon a shoulder prosthesis that can restore anatomical function by incorporating variability of the humeral head's position relative to the humeral stem.

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Features & Benefits

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Stem Insert and Ball Taper Assembly

  • Allows variability of + or – 15 degrees in both neck angle and version via robust Morse Taper engagement
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135-Degree Taper

  • Provides traditional 135-degree neck shaft angle configuration for simplified surgical procedure
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Removed Collar, Medial and Lateral Fins

  • Re-distributes forces over a larger surface area of bone and (removed fins) preserves more bone stock
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Impaction Block and Orientation Device Assembly

  • Dials and records the orientation of the trial head relative to the broach, duplicates the same position to the implant, and assembles and locks the implant.
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Revision Instrumentation

Enables simple revision of humeral head and taper assembly without affecting the fixed humeral stem



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Indication Statement

Total shoulder or hemi-shoulder replacement is indicated for: 1) A severely painful and/or disabled joint resulting from osteoarthritis, traumatic arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis; 2) Fracture dislocations of the proximal humerus where the articular surface is severely comminuted, separated from its blood supply or where the surgeon’s experience indicates that alternative methods of treatment are unsatisfactory; 3) Other difficult clinical problems where shoulder arthrodesis or resection arthroplasty are not acceptable (e.g., revision of a failed primary component).

Hemi-shoulder replacement is also indicated for: 1) Ununited humeral head fractures; 2) Avascular necrosis of the humeral head; 3) Rotator cuff tear arthropathy.

The GLOBAL AP® Humeral Stem, when used with a GLOBAL AP CTA® Humeral Head, are indicated for hemi-shoulder replacement in patients with rotator cuff tears.

The GLOBAL AP Shoulder System is indicated for the following fixation methods:
-POROCOAT® Porous Coated Humeral Stems are indicated for cemented or uncemented use
-Humeral Stems labeled “For cemented use only” are indicated only for use with bone cement
-Humeral Stems labeled “For pressfit or cemented use only” are indicated for press-fit uncemented use or for use with bone cement

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