New Products June 2014
Simple, Versatile Hammertoe Fixation
Surgeons can find several options for hammertoe fixation in one system.
The PhaLinx™ Hammertoe System includes straight cannulated implants as well as 10-degree angled implants, notes the manufacturer OrthoPro/Wright Medical. The company emphasizes that with the cannulated implants, one can cross the metatarsophalangeal joint with a K-wire.
In addition, the company says since the PhaLinx is titanium, there is no need to freeze the implants. The company highlights the system’s maximum pullout strength, four options for sizing, color-coded instruments as well as its ease of use.
Company: OrthoPro/Wright Medical
Product: PhaLinx™ Hammertoe System
For more info, visit www.wmt.com .
Fighting Fungus With One Dose A Day
A new antifungal agent can fight tinea pedis with an easy dosing formulation.
Ecoza™ (econazole nitrate) topical foam 1% is indicated for interdigital tinea pedis caused by Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes and Epidermophyton floccosum in patients ages 12 and older, according to the manufacturer Quinnova Pharmaceuticals. The company notes that the product combines econazole nitrate with its Proderm Technology.®
Quinnova adds that Ecoza’s unique foam delivery system can protect and restore skin. It says the non-greasy antifungal requires only once-a-day dosing, penetrates fast, dries quickly and is alcohol-free.
Company: Quinnova Pharmaceuticals
Product: Ecoza™ Foam
For more info, visit www.quinnova.com/ecoza/ .
Keeping Toes In Motion
A recently developed product can provide stable fixation for the toe and preserve bone.
The ToeMotion™ Total Toe Restoration System, which recently garnered FDA clearance, features a metatarsal-based HemiCAP® implant and a new inlay metal baseplate with a poly insert for the phalangeal side of the joint, according to the manufacturer Arthrosurface. The company notes that the tapered fixation post design will benefit both sides of the metatarsal joint.
The ToeMotion provides fixation while the inlay implants preserve bone, according to Arthrosurface. Since surgeons implant the system by milling instead of using saw cuts, the company says the ToeMotion system avoids resecting the intrinsic tissues that provide stability to the toe.
Product: ToeMotion™ Total Toe Restoration System
For more info, visit www.arthrosurface.com .
Pure Collagen To Help Wound Closure
All collagen with no filler is a key component of a new wound dressing.
BioPad™ is an equine collagen primary topical wound dressing that can control minor bleeding and manage chronic non-healing wounds to assist in wound closure, according to the manufacturer Angelini Pharma. The sponge-shaped device is composed exclusively of lyophilized type I native heterologous equine collagen, which the company notes transforms in a soft gel to permit contact with the entire wound bed.
Physicians can use BioPad for pressure sores, venous stasis ulcers, diabetic ulcers, partial and full thickness wounds, surgical and traumatic wounds, donor sites and dehisced surgical incisions, according to the company. The dressing, which contains no fillers, offers proliferation of fibroblasts and formation of granulation tissue, and clinicians can use it with negative pressure, notes Angelini.