Surgeons on Maury Regional staff reach shoulder implant milestone


COLUMBIA, Tenn. — After being the first orthopedic surgeons in the U.S. to utilize the INHANCETM Shoulder System, two providers on the medical staff at Maury Regional Health (MRH) recently hit a significant milestone.

Jeffrey T. Adams, MD, and Christopher M. Loftis, MD, orthopedic surgeons associated with Mid-Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, first employed the state-of-the-art INHANCETM Shoulder System from DePuy Synthes, the orthopedics company of Johnson & Johnson, in September of 2022. They recently performed the 100th procedure with the system since its implementation.

“We’re always looking for innovative strategies that benefit our patients the most, and this system has shown great results,” Dr. Adams said. “Patients are experiencing less pain and a faster procedure than before, and they’re getting back to a typical range of motion quicker.”

The INHANCETM Shoulder System is a first-of-its-kind, fully integrated shoulder arthroplasty system. It allows surgeons to be flexible during a procedure by transitioning seamlessly from stemless to stemmed implants depending on bone quality, bone loss, muscle deficiency or other factors.

A picture of an implant from the INHANCE Shoulder System.

The 3D-printed implant utilized in the system is designed to preserve bone and provide an immediate and long-term solution for patients. The technology also helps streamline preparation for surgeons.

“It’s a great system that, by its design, eliminates the extra steps that are necessary with other systems,” Dr. Loftis said. “Our goal is always to get patients out of the operating room and into recovery quickly so they may begin the healing process. The INHANCETM Shoulder System helps us accomplish that.”

Maury Regional Health’s team of experienced orthopedic surgeons provide a full spectrum of advanced services including total joint replacement of the hip, shoulder, knee and ankle. The INHANCETM Shoulder System complements other progressive and state-of-the-art surgical technology used at MRH, including the 7D Surgical FlashTM Navigation System for spinal and cranial procedures and Stryker’s Mako System for robotic-arm assisted knee and hip replacements.

In 2023, Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) was recognized in the top 10% of the nation and was No. 1 in the state and market in medical excellence and patient safety for major orthopedic surgery and joint replacement by CareChex®, an information service of Quantros, Inc. MRMC also earned certification from The Joint Commission for knee and hip replacement, and the medical center is a designated Blue Distinction Center+ for knee and hip replacement by BlueCross BlueShield.

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