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Division: International
Category: Fracture

Introducing the GLOBAL UNITE Platform Shoulder Arthroplasty System, a modular shoulder system that provides surgeons adaptability within the Operating Room without compromising recognised biomechanical principles.

Every shoulder fracture presents a unique challenge. That is why DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction has created GLOBAL UNITE, a next-generation platform system. The modular proximal bodies enable the surgeon to restore joint height in press-fit and cemented applications, whilst the modular suture collar facilitates anatomic reconstruction of the tuberosities.

In the event that the patient’s pathology indicates that a GLOBAL UNITE System conversion to a reverse shoulder is required, the conversion can be accommodated without compromising biomechanics. Removal of the proximal body makes provision for the epiphysis to be attached to a well-fixed distal stem within the humerus at the proper height and version to optimise deltoid function.1

The GLOBAL UNITE System truly provides the surgeon Principled Adaptability within the Operating Room.


1. Boileau P, Watkinson DJ, Hatzidakis AM, Balg F. Grammont Reverse Prosthesis: Design Rationale and Biomechanics. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2005;14:S147-S161


Features & Benefits


  Features Benefits
Distal Stem
  • Proximally porous-coated titanium alloy stems
  • Sizes 6 – 16mm
  • Standard and long lengths
  • Ability to convert to DELTA XTEND™ without compromising the biomechanics of the reverse shoulder
  • Converts to DELTA XTEND
  • 3 proximal body heights in sizes 10, 12, 14 and 16
  • Ability to match the most suitable proximal body with any stem
  • POROCOAT® porous coating to facilitate bone integration
  • Suture collar facilitates tuberosity positioning and fixation
Proximal Bodies
  • Porous coated bodies available in 4 sizes (10, 12, 14, 16) that can be mixed and matched across all stem sizes to allow the surgeon flexibility in treating the fracture
  • All body sizes are available in 3 height configurations (-5, -0, +5) designed to allow proper anatomic restoration of the tuberosities when the distal stem is used in a press-fit configuration
Modular Suture Collars
  • Modular suture collars allow the anatomic placement of the tuberosities and robust suture fixation
Conversion to Reverse Total Shoulder
  • GLOBAL UNITE System allows conversion to a Reverse Total Shoulder Prosthesis through the removal of the proximal body and use of DELTA XTEND Epiphyseal and Glenoid Components

Please refer to the surgical technique guide or package inserts if included for a complete list of indications, contraindications, precautions and warnings. For further information on DePuy Synthes Products, please contact your local DePuy Synthes Representative .
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