Johnson & Johnson's DePuy Synthes Trauma has introduced two new variable angle plating systems, which feature variable angle locking technology.

The new 2.7mm Variable Angle Locking Calcaneal Plating (VA LCP), which features new plate designs, has been developed to treat calcaneal fractures, including simple and complex.

The 3.5mm VA LCP Medial Column Fusion Plating System has been designed for fusion applications.

Plantar and talus extension medial column fusion plates in the new system helps surgeons to independently compress each joint through the plate, gaining up to 6mm of compression.

DePuy Synthes Trauma franchise unit leader I.V. Hall said the new solutions will help thousands of patients who require fracture and fusion treatment each year.

"The introduction of DePuy Synthes Trauma’s variable angle locking technology to the treatment of foot and ankle fractures and fusions is another example of how DePuy Synthes Trauma is redefining innovation and advancing patient care," Hall added.

In addition, the company has introduced new Screw Targeting Clamp Instrument set, which offers compression while inserting screws through targeted areas. It is mostly useful in challenging fusion cases.

DePuy Synthes Trauma produces fixation products such as screws, plates, nails and other implants, which are used to treat fractures, deformities, and tumors related to the shoulder, hand, arms, legs, hip, pelvis, condyles and feet.