Synthes is a leading global medical device company. Through its five product groups (Trauma, Spine, Cranio-Maxillofacial, Biomaterials and Power Tools) it develops, produces and markets instruments, implants and biomaterials for the surgical fixation, correction and regeneration of the human skeleton and its soft tissues.
We operate in product markets with high growth, driven by the aging population and improvements in technology that allow treating more patients with better implants.
Synthes is the world leader in traumatology, ranks among the top two companies for spinal devices and is in the leading position of the cranio-maxillofacial business. We are an innovative pioneer in the field of biomaterials such as resorbable implants and bone graft substitutes, and offer a wide range of power tools to be used on its own or in combination with our implants.
Quality and consistent customer orientation
Synthes establishes the foundations for its excellent market position by continuously developing better solutions. Our goal is to provide the safest and most advanced implants, instruments and technologies that ensure reliable operating procedures, rapid recovery and a pain-free life after surgery. We guarantee high quality, constant innovation and total concentration on the needs of our customers.
Medically approved products
Synthes and the AO Foundation cooperate in a close partnership. AO stands for “Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthese” (Association for the Study of Osteosynthesis). In the surgical community, this non-profit, surgeon-guided organization is seen as pioneer in terms of research, development, clinical investigation and education in the treatment of fractures and disorders of the locomotor system. Synthes develops, produces and markets products that have been reviewed and approved by the clinically independent "Technical Commission" of the AO Foundation. Because of this careful scrutiny of all new instruments and implants, surgeons throughout the world have great confidence in our products, knowing that such devices have been thoroughly tested and evaluated.
Dedicated to health
It is our staff who have brought Synthes to its prominent position through their daily achievements and high motivation. Whether a product developer, mechanic, sales representative, logistics expert, marketing specialist or accountant, all our staff have one thing in common: their enthusiasm for work that benefits health and improves patients’ quality of life.