The London-based company touted that the Conquest FN system is designed to address challenges associated with femoral neck fractures and provide intra-operative and post-operative reduction control.
Smith & Nephew said they collaborated with FX devices to use its Pogo technology for femoral neck fractures, which features a telescoping compression screw designed to provide continuous fracture compression post-operatively to decrease hip pain and post-operative complications
“Femoral neck fractures in physiologically young patients are significant injuries. I have had positive results in my initial experience with Conquest FN. Intra-operatively, it is easy to implant without a threat of loss of reduction; and post-operatively, patients often follow-up very comfortable with minimal pain, and have progressed to weight-bearing more quickly. I feel this speaks to the enhanced stability of the implant,” Dr. Daniel Chan of Macon, Ga.’s Orthopaedic Trauma Institute said in a press release.
The newly launched system also features a proximal locking plate and dynamic locking fixation.
“We take pride in designing products that address procedural challenges when treating traumatic injuries and are excited to introduce our Conquest FN system to a market that is clearly ready for new solutions. It offers truly differentiating POGO Technology that will help take femoral neck fracture treatment to the next level by offering dynamic locking fixation and promoting bone preservation – key elements in returning patients to pre-fracture function. It further complements our comprehensive hip fracture portfolio to give surgeons and their patients a choice of treatment options,” global orthopedics prez Skip Kiil said in prepared remarks.
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