Paragon 28 releases new ankle fusion plate system

Wednesday August 21, 2019 0 comments Tags: Englewood, Paragon 28, Silverback Ankle Fusion Plating System

ENGLEWOOD -- Paragon 28 said  it is building on its robust and innovative portfolio with the launch of the Silverback™ Ankle Fusion Plating System to address tibiotalar (TT) and tibiotalocalcaneal (TTC) ankle arthrodesis for anterior and lateral approaches.paragon-28-logo

With its slim plate designs, crossing screw capabilities for added stability and/or compression, bone specific engineered screws and robust offering of joint preparation instrumentation, Silverback provides a complete ankle arthrodesis solution -- all in one case and tray, the company said.

Paragon said the system was designed to meet the inherent challenges when addressing an ankle arthrodesis under an anterior or lateral approach. The inherent challenges include:

  • Ability to address soft tissue closure and limit neurovascular disruption – particularly in regions with limited soft tissue coverage
  • Varied anatomies and deformities requiring diversity in anatomic plating designs and contouring capabilities
  • Difficulty in achieving uniform compression across the entire ankle joint
  • Ability to access all joint surfaces and ensure adequate preparation

Paragon said the Silverback Ankle Fusion Plating System offers 18 low profile (1.5 mm – 3.5 mm thickness) anatomically contoured plates to help ease soft tissue closure and attend to varied patient anatomies and deformities.

The crossing screw is placed by Paragon 28's PRECISION® Guide technology and provides compression and/or stability across the entire ankle joint while avoiding interference with the on-axis plate screws.

Seven bone specific plate screws are available to aid in fixating the plate chosen to the tibia, talus, and calcaneus, the company said.