Stryker’s T2 ICF Nail System Offers Surgeons New Option for Patients Suffering from Serious Foot Conditions

Media Release:

MAHWAH, N.J., September 28, 2020—Stryker’s Trauma & Extremities division today announced the launch of its T2® ICF Intramedullary nailing system, offering a solution for patients suffering from serious foot conditions such as Charcot foot—a condition associated with diabetes resulting in poor bone quality, possible nerve damage and potential foot ulcers.1

The T2 ICF system is a stable product that provides a surgical option designed to prevent nail back out and promote fixation and accuracy. It is estimated that a leg is amputated every 30 seconds globally, and 85% of these amputations are the result of diabetic foot ulcers.2

“We are always looking for ways to improve fixation strategies in Charcot patients, as they tend to have poor bone quality and often end up needing limb-salvage procedures,” said Vinod Panchbhavi*, MD, FACS, FAOA, FABOS, FAAOS, Professor and Chief of Ankle & Foot Surgery, UTMB Health. “The T2 ICF nails are lightweight and sturdy, are easy to use.”

“This medial and lateral column nail provides rigid fixation with the ability to apply up to 10 millimeters of compression through the nail3,” said William Simon*, DPM, Bayview Physicians Group, and designer of the T2 ICF nail. “The stable nail is designed to be compatible with cross screws to help prevent nail back-out4 and the large nail diameters are intended to help prevent nail breakage3.”

The T2 ICF Intramedullary nailing system can also be used to treat other conditions such as fracture fixation, osteotomies, non- and mal-unions, and fusions.

Paratrooper™ Plantar Plate System Receives 510(k) Clearance – 1st Dedicated System Allowing Surgeons to Repair the Plantar Plate Through Either a Dorsal or Plantar Approach

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Feb. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Paratrooper™ Plantar Plate Repair System was developed to allow surgeons to use a dorsal or plantar approach to the plantar plate repair procedure using a single, all-inclusive kit.

The Paratrooper™ Plantar Plate Repair System uses an all-suture anchor implant that can be fixed into bone or soft tissue. By using an all-suture implant, the surgeon can perform the plantar plate repair using a variety of fixation and approach techniques, while preserving surrounding bone and tissue. When the Paratrooper™ suture implant is inserted and tensioned, the implanted suture “sock” will contract and form into a low profile, flat anchor that will prevent the implant from pulling out of the site.

Surgeons face a variety of challenges and complications in plantar plate repair using the dorsal and plantar approach:

  • Exposure to the plantar plate from the dorsal approach
  • Difficulty implanting into bone or soft tissue
  • Step-heavy procedure with complicated instrumentation

The Paratrooper™ Plantar Plate Repair System was designed with these challenges in mind.

The system includes all instrumentation necessary to gain adequate exposure to the plantar plate from either the dorsal or plantar approach.  Paragon 28® designed the Paratrooper™ Plantar Plate implant and instruments to allow for simple insertion into tissue and bone through use of an innovative insertion tip, custom needle, and delivery method. Instrumentation is provided to directly address plantar plate deficiency and is included within one kit and is used to facilitate exposure, drilling, and implant placement within a small, limited vascularization environment.  The Paratrooper™ Plantar Plate Repair System was specifically designed to facilitate proper step execution and limit complications intraoperatively.

Paragon 28® is planning for full commercial launch of the Paratrooper™ Plantar Plating System in June 2020.