We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. This includes personalizing content and advertising. To learn more, click here. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies. Cookie Policy.

Features Partner Sites Information LinkXpress
Sign In
Advertise with Us
Detecto

Download Mobile App




Events

ATTENTION: Due to the COVID-19 PANDEMIC, many events are being rescheduled for a later date, converted into virtual venues, or altogether cancelled. Please check with the event organizer or website prior to planning for any forthcoming event.
16 Feb 2023 - 18 Feb 2023

Hindfoot Fusion Plating System Offers Maximum Strength

By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 18 Nov 2021
Print article
Image: The Silverback Straddle Plating System (Photo courtesy of Paragon 28)
Image: The Silverback Straddle Plating System (Photo courtesy of Paragon 28)
A new plating system offers anterior, posterior, and lateral bone plates to aid surgeons treating tibiotalocalcaneal (TTC) or tibiocalcaneal (TC) arthrodesis.

The Paragon 28 (Englewood, CO, USA) Silverback Straddle Plating System is an off-the-shelf solution that allows primary and revision fusion procedures whenever there is concern related to patient health, compliance, and time to fusion. The system includes 12 unique plates that are available in both flat and contoured options to accommodate varying anatomies; lateral plates are also available in flat versions. All plates have a transitional thickness to ensure they are thickest where subjected to the most stress, and taper proximally and distally to limit soft tissue irritation and potential for a stress riser.

Hole sizing allows for Silverback 4.5 mm and 5.2 mm screws to be used in the tibia and calcaneus, while the talar screw holes allow for Gorilla R3CON 3.5 mm and 4.2 mm screws. A 4.7 mm screw is available for the tibia and calcaneus, designed with a smaller thread height to help reduce insertion torque in the dense bone. The single lead bone threads also result in a decreased pitch differential between locking screw head and bone threads, reducing the amount of insertion torque required to lock the compact screw into the plate in areas of dense bone.

All plates accommodate the Paragon 28 Phantom TTC nail to aid even distribution forces across the construct, and in order to guard against stress shielding during healing. To ensure success, during surgery the Phantom Hindfoot TTC nail should be inserted and compressed in a static mode prior to straddle plate placement. The relatively wider plate design helps evenly distribute force across the construct and guard against stress shielding during healing. All plate screws can be drilled on-axis or off-axis up to 15°.

“The addition of the Paragon 28 Silverback Straddle Plating System offers surgeons an important and unique option for those difficult revision cases,” said orthopedic surgeon Byron Hutchinson, DPM, of CHI Franciscan Health (Burien, WA, USA). “The system is designed to work in concert with the Phantom TTC Nail System. This combined construct is a game changer specifically for hindfoot and ankle Charcot deformities.”

Bone plating is a method of fracture fixation in which one or more metal plates are applied across the fracture and anchored, usually by screws, into the fragments; the broken bones must first be surgically reset into their proper position. The method does have some drawbacks; after initially placing the plate on the break or fracture the bones are compressed together and held under some slight pressure, which helps to speed up the healing process of the bone.

Related Links:
Paragon 28
CHI Franciscan Health


Gold Supplier
Disposable Protective Suit For Medical Use
Disposable Protective Suit For Medical Use
New
Elevating X-Ray Table
PROGNOST F
New
Portable Medical Air Compressor
EasyComp
New
High Frequency X-Ray Generator
SHFR

Print article

Channels

AI

view channel
Image: A novel research study moves the needle on predicting coronary artery disease (Photo courtesy of Pexels)

AI-Enabled ECG Analysis Predicts Heart Attack Risk Nearly as well as CT Scans

Increased coronary artery calcium is a marker of coronary artery disease that can lead to a heart attack. Traditionally, CT scans are used to diagnose buildup of coronary artery calcium, although CT scanners... Read more

Critical Care

view channel
Image: The new biomaterial heals tissues from the inside out (Photo courtesy of UC San Diego)

Groundbreaking Biomaterial Injected Intravenously Repairs Cells and Tissue Damaged by Heart Attack and TBI

Following a heart attack, there is development of scar tissue, which affects muscle function and can result in congestive heart failure. However, there is still no established treatment available for repairing... Read more

Health IT

view channel
Image: Using digital data can improve health outcomes (Photo courtesy of Unsplash)

Electronic Health Records May Be Key to Improving Patient Care, Study Finds

When a patient gets transferred from a hospital to a nearby specialist or rehabilitation facility, it is often difficult for personnel at the new facility to access the patient’s electronic health records... Read more

Point of Care

view channel
Image: Steripath improves the diagnostic accuracy and timeliness of sepsis test results (Photo courtesy of Magnolia)

All-in-One Device Reduces False-Positive Diagnostic Test Results for Bloodstream Infections

Blood cultures are considered the gold standard diagnostic test for the detection of blood stream infections, such as sepsis. However, positive blood culture results can be frequently wrong, and about... Read more

Business

view channel
Image: The global patient positioning systems market is projected to reach USD 1.7 billion by 2027 (Photo courtesy of Pexels)

Global Patient Positioning Systems Market Driven by Increasing Chronic Diseases

The global patient positioning systems market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4% from USD 1.4 billion in 2022 to USD 1.7 billion by 2027, driven by increasing technological advancements in medical devices,... Read more
Copyright © 2000-2023 Globetech Media. All rights reserved.