MedShape commenced commercial U.S. launch of the DynaNail Mini™ Fusion system. The NiTiNOL-based DynaNail Mini is reportedly the first orthopedic device designed specifically for subtalar fusion that offers maintained active compression post-op to support healing and joint stability.
Under limited market release in early 2019, DynaNail Mini was successfully implanted in a number of subtalar fusion procedures throughout the country.
During surgery, the Compressive Element of the device is held in the stretched or activated position and fixated with transverse screws in the talus and calcaneus. Post-op, the Compressive Element automatically recovers its stretched length in response to bone resorption or settling so that compression is maintained throughout healing. Manual compression can also be applied during surgery using the Mini Targeting Frame, ensuring tight bone apposition. The carbon-fiber PEEK frame features a universal one-arm design for reliable drilling and screw placement. Unlike its predecessor, DynaNail Mini is packaged with the Compressive Element pre-stretched on a disposable Nail Guide that is attached to the Targeting Frame to reduce steps in the O.R.
Source: MedShape, Inc.