Thursday, November 22, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

What are the indications for osteo-WEDGETM?

The osteo-WEDGETM Opening Wedge Bone Locking Plate System can be used in adult and transitional adolescent (18 to 21 years old) patients for the purpose of stabilization and/or correction of angular deviations within an individual bone or in between two adjacent bones in the foot, such as opening wedge osteotomy for the first metatarsal cuneiform joint deviations. There are no known contra-indications.


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Monday, November 12, 2012

What are the advantages of the osteo-WEDGETM Bone Locking Plate and Screw System?

The osteo-WEDGETM system was designed to overcome the limitations of other devices and procedures. Advantages include:

  • Ability to lengthen, shorten or maintain metatarsal length
  • Ability to plantarflex or dorsiflex the metatarsal – sagittal plane correction
  • Ability to correct an increased first metatarsal angle – transverse plane correction
  • Dorsomedial application at the 1st metatarsal medial cuneiform joint to counteract weight bearing forces
  • Six points (three proximally and three distally) of locking screw fixation for maximum stability
  • Thin (1mm), low profile, but strong titanium configuration
  • Allows for easy and accurate placement
  • May allow for early weightbearing