MedShape, Inc is a leader in orthopedic devices using advanced functional materials, announces the commercial launch of the DynaClip Forte® Bone Fixation System.
FREMONT, CA: Created in collaboration with an esteemed team of experienced foot and ankle surgeons, the DynaClip Forte, with its four-leg inline design and superelastic nickel-titanium (NiTiNOL) technology, was designed to meet the anatomic and mechanical requirements of specific high load-bearing applications like the 1st tarsometatarsal (Lapidus) fusion. Available in two sizes, this latest NiTiNOL innovation accompanies the commercially available DynaClip® Bone Fixation System.
NiTiNOL staples have turned out to be an attractive surgical offering for foot and ankle surgeons over the plates and screws because of their ease of use and the ability to continuously apply compression throughout the fusion site post-surgery. However, their use has typically been limited in specific indications because of their inability to withstand the demanding mechanical environments. The DynaClip Forte’s patented a low profile 4-leg design that enables the implant to rest comfortably on the bone while providing an improved dynamic compression and rotational stability in comparison with 2-leg staples. Pre-loaded on a low-profile, disposable Inserter, the DynaClip Forte shares various features with its two-leg predecessor, including a broad bridge with a thicker leg design that eliminates stress concentrations at the corners of the staple, providing better strength and fatigue resistance. The device is also accompanied by a single disposable procedure pack that consists of all instrumentation compatible with both size offerings, eliminating waste and time during surgery.
The DynaClip Forte builds off the clinical success of the 2-leg DynaClip staple. Launched in the year 2019, the DynaClip has been used in various applications across the forefoot, midfoot, and hindfoot combined with the DynaClip Forte in procedures where a multi-planar fixation is required. Besides Lapidus fusion, the DynaClip Forte has also been successfully implanted in 2nd or 3rd TMT, naviculocuneiform, talonavicular, and calcaneocuboid fusion procedures calcaneal ostemotomies. Chris Hyer, DPM, was one of the first to implant a DynaClip Forte.
The DynaClip Forte Bone Fixation System represents the new addition to MedShape’s growing NiTiNOL product portfolio. In 2013, the company introduced the DynaNail® TTC Fusion System, the only hindfoot intramedullary nail that can maintain a post-operative compression and offer an immediate dynamization, therefore revolutionizing how surgeons could treat difficult patient populations with severe hindfoot deformities and arthritis.