Surgeons face a variety of challenges and complications in bunion correction with a Lapidus procedure:
– Prominence of hardware creating patient discomfort
– Generation and maintenance of compression at fusion site to allow for primary healing
– Plantar, medial, and lateral gapping at the fusion site
The Small Bone Phantom® Intramedullary Nail System was designed with these challenges in mind. The prominence of plates and screw heads were taken into careful consideration in the design of a zero-prominence implant in order to minimize disruption to the periosteum and preserve blood flow which traditional plating systems may suffocate. This design was intended to minimize pain levels associated with hardware prominence of traditional plating systems. Being intramedullary, this nail is capable of accepting greater forces across the fusion site and limits migration during healing while providing even compression through the 1st tarsometatarsal (TMT) joint.
The recently launched three-hole nail was designed to allow for a minimally invasive approach requiring only four small incisions.