MedShape Shares DynaNail Mini Early Results

By Julie A. Vetalice

DynaNail Mini Fusion System

MedShape's DynaNail Mini® has now been implanted by over 50 orthopedic surgeons in over 50 U.S. hospitals. The system is currently in full market release for subtalar fusion.

The implant features patented superelastic NiTiNOL technology and is the first device designed for subtalar fusion that offers maintained active compression post-op, representing an alternative to screws. Two transverse locking screws offer additional joint stability and improved fixation.

DynaNail Mini has been used to address a range of pathologies, including revision of prior failed fusions, calcaneal fractures and severe deformity. Per literature, patients with a prior ankle fusion have been shown to be significantly more at risk for subtalar non-union. Dr. Terrence Philbin, DO, said, "Overall, I have been pleased with the results I have achieved with the DynaNail Mini to treat classically challenging indications. In particular, I have implanted the DynaNail Mini in two patients with prior ankle fusions. At 6 and 3 months post-surgery, both patients have shown successful bony union on CT and are doing well clinically. I look forward to expanding my indications for use with this innovative product."

Product Labels: Trauma Ankle/Foot/Toe

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