Orthopedic surgical device developer In2Bones announced the global launch of its “see-through” PitStop implant for children and adults with flat feet.
One of the most common foot deformities, flat-foot often starts during adolescence and continues into adulthood. In2Bones (Memphis, Tenn.) developed the PitStop subtalar implant to restore the stability of a patient’s arch during the walking process.
Several traditional metallic sublatar implants can be limiting because of material’s stiffness compared to the adjacent bones, causing pain and biomechanical adaptation in some cases. In2Bones makes the PitStop from PEEK, which is softer and more elastic than metal in hopes it will lead to increased and long-term patient tolerance. PEEK also won’t show up on X-rays.
The company also published a micro website to provide healthcare providers with surgical animations and videos, surgical technique guides, case studies and patient support materials.
In2Bones is a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of medical devices for the treatment of disorders and injuries of the hand, wrist, elbow, foot and ankle.