DePuy Synthes releases implant to improve foot, ankle procedure outcomes — 3 insights

DePuy Synthes released its Continuous Compression Implants in Europe, the Middle East and Africa Dec. 13.

Here's what you should know:

1. The implants provide constant compression to aid in the healing process after reconstructive foot and ankle procedures.

2. DePuy markets the implants as an alternative to traditional foot and ankle fixation. The company said the implants use a "specific formulation of nitinol to continuously and dynamically keep bones compressed together through the healing process."

3. The ready-to-use implants come in a sterile and pre-loaded insertion tool.

J. Kent Ellington, MD, of Charlotte, N.C.-based OrthoCarolina said, "This new generation of nitinol implants is a breakthrough due to its advancement in technology and an exciting trend for foot and ankle surgery. … The Continuous Compression Implants are not only extremely simple to use, they improve time to weight bearing, provide sustained compression, offer significant strength, control rotation, ultimately promoting faster healing and a quicker recovery for patients."

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