Compression FT Screws Technique
The titanium Compression FT (fully threaded) screws come in 2.5 mm Micro, 3.5 mm Mini, 4.0 mm Standard, 5.0 mm Large, and 7.0 mm XL. The variable-stepped thread pitch and headless design helps reduce the risk of profile complications, provides compression, and allows for simplified insertion. Surgeons can now achieve zero-profile, stable fixation. The Compression FT family of screws now offers 5 diameters and 91 screw lengths to fit various orthopedic applications throughout the body.
Interphalangeal Joint Fusion
Correction of claw or hammer toe deformity can be achieved using various techniques, including proximal interphalangeal joint arthrodesis (PIPJ). Interphalangeal Joint Fusion can be accomplished using the Arthrex Trim-It Pins and Trim-It Spin Pins.
Metatarsal Shortening Osteotomy
A long lesser metatarsal can lead to common toe problems. A metatarsal shortening osteotomy can help prevent future complications, including plantar plate tears leading to crossover toe deformities, as well as hammer toes and claw toes. Once these complications have occurred, the surgeon may choose a metatarsal shortening osteotomy to decompress the MTP joint and decrease the tension on dynamic soft tissues.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
The Arthrex MIS product portfolio continues to grow with the introduction of the Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy System. This trajectory system helps achieve correction and fixation placement using a percutaneous approach. Designed to work with this specific system, the beveled fully threaded screws are angled to provide zero-profile fixation. Additionally, a dedicated power unit and instrumentation are available. The MIS line is further supported by Medical Education courses focused on minimally invasive techniques.
Proximal Interphalangeal Joint (PIP) Dart Implant
The PIP dart is made of PEEK material and takes the guesswork out of pin placement for PIP joint fusions. The all-inside PIP dart technique is simple and provides an exact fit of the nonabsorbable implant. Using this unique system, surgeons can fuse the PIP joint without leaving metal or bioabsorbable material across the distal phalanx.
RetroFusion™ PIP Joint Arthrodesis Implant
The RetroFusion screw is a headless implant designed for PIP arthrodesis that provides compression and strength across the joint. The implant’s proximal and distal threads are arranged in opposite directions to pull the joint together when the implant is inserted.