Medline Unite Foot & Ankle today launched its Calcaneal Fracture plating system and IM fibula implant in the U.S.
The launch of the products gives surgeons a comprehensive titanium foot and ankle trauma system that addresses nearly all fractures requiring ORIF with plate and screw fixation.
“Obtaining FDA clearance and launching these new implant systems comes on the heels of several other recent, successful launches, including the Unite Jones Fracture Screw system, Unite Distal Tibia Plating system, and Syndex with Constrictor Technology Knotless Syndesmosis implant system,” said Scott Goldstein, director of marketing at Medline Unite Foot & Ankle. “Since Medline Unite was first established in 2013, we have consistently and intentionally developed systems that offer the latest in implant design and technology, along with unique, bespoke instrumentation, and design rationale continuity across all systems. The result is a complete offering of implants that allows surgeons to treat patients and improve outcomes, with greater intraoperative speed and efficiency in the OR.”
Medline Unite’s Calcaneal Fracture plating system has multiple implant options including standard, offset and extension dinus tarsi and perimeter plates. It also has fully threaded 5.5 mm and 7.0 mm headed cannulated screws and comes with a sinus tarsi extension plate inserter to allow for easy plate insertion and positioning through a sinus tarsi incision for percutaneous screw placement in the posterior tuberosity.
The IM Fibula implant is part of Medline Unite’s Distal Tibia system as a standard option. It gives surgeons a new treatment option for patients with transverse fibula fractures requiring intramedullary fixation.
“Unlike a traditional screw, the implant features a special tapered diameter designed specifically to fit within the fibula canal, and a dual-lead thread for faster insertion,” said Dr. Scott Shawen, a medical doctor in Charlotte, N.C. “It’s also available in lengths ranging from 65–150mm and comes standard in the tray, so our hospital and OR staff can avoid the excess cost and inefficiency of needing to locate and pull a separate tray with extra-long screws, such as a pelvic fracture set.”