Fuse Medical Launches Orbitum Compression Staple

By Julie A. Vetalice

Fuse Medical Launches Orbitum Compression Staple

Fuse Medical announced initial launch and first implantations of the Fuse Orbitum™ Compression Staple. This is the latest addition to Fuse’s portfolio of internal fixation devices for upper and lower extremities.

The patented Orbitum Staple System, consisting of the Orbitum VI and Orbitum X Staples, indicated for use in the foot or hand, is a significant departure from legacy bone staple fixation. The industry’s current designs revolve around staple leg compression, yet the actual need is to achieve full bone compression. The design of the titanium alloy Orbitum implant is novel in shape and function, with multiple narrow legs arranged in a radius around a central bridge. This unique geometry consists of multiple tines beveled to diverge upon implantation and generate bone compression. The Orbitum VI is designed for use in applications similar to a traditional staple or a plate and screw construct. The Orbitum X round staple provides circumferential compression and can be utilized for three or four corner fusions with a single implant.

Orbitum employs a unique method for insertion into decorticated or softer bone using a punch tool, while retaining a traditional drill template and drill bit for stronger bone mineral density. This gives the surgeon flexibility when implanting into different regions of the body, which substantially reduces operative time by minimizing or eliminating the need for power instrumentation, while minimizing removal of critical bone material essential for friction seating.

Orbitum’s templating system allows the surgeon to visually confirm size and orientation prior to the actual placement of the implant, demonstrating higher accuracy of sizing and staple leg insertion angles to further enhance the implant's efficiency and surgical outcome. Moreover, the Orbitum implant leg geometry promotes superior pull out resistance five times greater than comparable staples.

Source: Fuse Medical

Product Labels: Trauma Ankle/Foot/Toe, Upper Extremity

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