Introducing DIP Joint Fusion with Functional Flexion
ArcPhix is ExsoMed’s innovative angled screw for strong, functional angle DIP fusions.
Late stage arthritis in phalangeal joints presents a variety of challenges for physicians. Although current treatment methods provide suitable outcomes, there is likelihood of producing a straight, distal interphalangeal joint fusions. These outcomes are not optimal.
Research has shown that when a patient’s distal interphalangeal joint is fused in a functional position, finger dexterity and grip strength improve over that of a patient with a straight, strength fusion.1 Physicians can achieve angled fusions by using K-wire fixation, however, the immobilization protocol can lead to several complications and varied results. While the utilization of compression screws provides reliable, strong repairs, it does not offer the additional benefit of functional flexion.
To address this unmet need, ExsoMed introduces ArcPhix, an innovative angled implant for strong, functional angle phalangeal fusions.
The system is provided sterile, where the implants are provided with a disposable instrument kit containing all necessary instrumentation to perform the case.
Why Use ArcPhix?
Functional Fusion – angled screw allows for fusion of the distal interphalangeal joint in a functional position
Stable Fixation – secure compression across the joint creates stability during bone fusion
Less Traumatic – Percutaneous insertion method minimizes surrounding tissue damage upon installation and avoids device prominence on fingertip
Early, Active Mobilization – Designed to facilitate early, active mobilization post operative protocols for accelerated healing and earlier return to work
- 28mm length to fit hand distal interphalangeal joints
- 18° angle for functional fusion of the DIP joint
- Self-tapping screws for easy insertion
Indications for Use
The ArcPhix compression screw is indicated for use in the surgical fixation of small bones, bone fragments, and osteotomies. The devices are not indicated for soft tissue fixation.
1 Eitan Melamed, MD, Daniel B. Polatsch, MD, Steven Beldner, MD, Charles P. Melone, Jr., MD Scientific Article. Simulated Distal Interphalangeal Joint Fusion of the Index and Middle Fingers in 0 and 20 degrees of Flexion: A Comparison of Grip Strength and Dexterity. J. Hand Surg Am. 2014; 39(10): 1986-1991.
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