Wednesday August 9, 2017 0 comments
ENGLEWOOD -- Paragon 28 announced it has launched the Gorilla NC Fusion Plating System, the latest addition to its foot-and-ankle specific portfolio.
The system is made up of four plates, left and right specific, ranging from 28 – 35.5 mm in length to span the Naviculocuneiform joint.
The plates provide five different screw options for compression across multiple joints. Paragon said the patent-pending NC Plate with PRECISION™ Guide technology allows for a crossing screw that passes from the medial cuneiform to the lateral aspect of the navicular.
A locking screw in the plate allows for fixation between the proximal medial navicular to the intermediate cuneiform. A second locking screw in the navicular helps guard against plantar gapping, while two distal screws in the medial cuneiform have the ability to be placed across one, two or three cuneiforms.
All plates are anatomically contoured for optimal fixation and low profile to minimize prominence and avoid soft tissue irritation.
Paragon said the system also includes templates to facilitate proper plate placement and screw alignment across each joint. The patent-pending NC Fusion PRECISION Guide provides three options for the crossing screw trajectory to account for variations among patient anatomy and can accommodate a 3.5 mm, 4.0 mm, 4.5 mm or 5.5 mm cannulated cross screw.
Compression can be achieved by use of a partially threaded cross screw or with external compression using a fully threaded cross screw.
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