SHUKLA Medical: Revolutionizing the Art of Revision Surgery
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Rahul Shukla, President and CEO
While the medical implants market is replete with manufacturers that are highly focused on orthopedic implants, there is an acute shortage of manufacturers solely dedicated to producing orthopedic implant removal solutions. Although revision surgery is one of the most widely performed orthopedic surgeries globally, the revision extraction market remains underserved. At SHUKLA Medical, Rahul Shukla, CEO, and his team have set out to change this narrative. The inspiring journey of SHUKLA Medical can be traced back to the time when Shukla, who began his career as a factory employee at S.S. White Technologies, a manufacturer of flexible shafts for dental applications, worked his way up the management chain and bought the company in 1988. In 2007, a medical division of S. S. White was rebranded to SHUKLA Medical. Today, SHUKLA Medical offers a full range of products focusing on systems used to address common problems experienced by orthopedic surgeons in the O.R. The company offers a comprehensive array of orthopedic revision tools, including the SHUKLA Mini for craniomaxillofacial screw removals, SHUKLA Screw system for broken and stripped screw removal, SHUKLA Maxi Ratcheting Screwdriver Set, SHUKLA Nail Universal IM Nail Removal Set, and more.
According to Shukla, one of the most persistent problems associated with this niche market is considering tooling as an afterthought. Typically, while performing an extraction surgery, surgeons often reach out to the implant manufacturer for support. The manufacturer, in turn, is able to supply only their particular brand of extraction system. The challenge with this approach is the surgeon would need to have complete knowledge of the implant they are operating on and its brand beforehand; there is no room for misassumptions. However, with SHUKLA Medical’s innovative universal solutions, this is never the problem. The sets can be used to extract implants from any orthopedic implant manufacturer regardless of when it was installed, the brand of implant, its country of origin, etc.
SHUKLA Medical leverages its incredible engineering capabilities to develop highly efficient tools that are universally compatible with a huge range of orthopedic implants.
While bigger players in the industry are busy concentrating on implants, we are exclusively focused on developing the tools needed for the extraction of orthopedic implants
The company’s systems include medical instrument trays for various orthopedic revision surgeries, covering everything from knee implants, hip implants, to spine implants. Removing an IM rod/nail can be particularly complicated as there are several manufacturers that supply these rods, and with multiple designs. This is where SHUKLA Medical’s tools turn out to be a lifesaver. “Our Universal IM Nail Extraction system includes all the necessary tools to make a secure attachment with every possible IM rod on the market. Our trays come with enough interfaces and adapters required for any implant no matter how old it is,” mentions Shukla. The company also offers a set of alternatives in case a system doesn’t work in a particular situation. These tools also save considerable time in the operating room by enabling the surgeons to perform the surgery faster and more efficiently.
Shukla recalls an instance when their Universal I.M. Nail Extraction system came in handy for a doctor, at a large facility in California, treating a patient with a broken IM nail trapped inside the patient’s bone. The doctor attempted to remove the nail, but he was unsuccessful. Eventually, the hospital reached out to SHUKLA Medical for support. They used the company’s IM nail removal system and the surgeon was able to remove the nail in less than 15 minutes. The surgeon was ecstatic about the outcome. With its cutting-edge systems, this is simply one of the many success stories that stand testament to the immense value that SHUKLA Medical brings to the industry.
SHUKLA Medical employs over a hundred domestic sales representatives to help hospitals and surgery centers with the required training and support for its products. Surgeons also have the option of evaluating the trays free of charge before renting them. SHUKLA Medical entered the market with a single system for extraction and has rapidly expanded its portfolio over the years to include more than 17 different systems, emerging as a “de facto” standard in orthopedic implant extraction surgery. The company has plans to launch many new and innovative products in the market to keep pace with the growing demand for advanced implant extraction tools. “When it comes to extraction, we are far ahead of our competitors. While bigger players in the industry are busy concentrating on implants, we are exclusively focused on developing the tools needed for the extraction of implants,” says Shukla.
Description At SHUKLA Medical, Rahul Shukla and his team bring universal orthopedic implant removal solutions from head to toe and make an orthopedic surgeon’s job easy and efficient. Located in Florida, the company offers comprehensive orthopedic revision tools, including the SHUKLA Mini for craniomaxillofacial screw removals and the SHUKLA® Screw system for broken and stripped screw removal. SHUKLA Medical leverages its incredible engineering capabilities to develop highly efficient tools that are universally compatible with a huge range of orthopedic implants. The company’s systems include medical instrument trays for various orthopedic revision surgeries, covering everything from knee implants, hip implants, to spine implants
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