In2Bones this week launched its AlloAid BioNail sterile allograft implant.
The implant is designed to give rigid, stable fixation during hand and foot reconstruction.
AlloAid BioNail is made from strong cortical allografts to provide osteoconductive properties for bone remodeling and healing. It features a tapered point and multiple, contoured wedge facets to ease insertion, anchor the implant into a fusion site and act as a compressive force to aid fixation.
The allografts are resorbed gradually by the surrounding bone and eliminate many post-operative complications and reduce the need for an implant to be removed, according to the company.
“The BioNail is preferred over metal implants for fixating bunions for a few reasons,” Dr. Amber Shane of the Orlando Foot and Ankle Clinic said in a news release. “Native bone incorporation is made possible by osteoconductive and osteoinductive properties at the fusion site, and, the implant’s radiolucent nature allows for better monitoring of bone healing during the perioperative period. In addition, the simple surgical steps save valuable OR time compared to placing screws.”
AlloAid BioNail implants are supplied sterile in a number of sizes with a single-use surgical instrument kit.
“As surgeons, we are always thinking about options for patients should further surgery be needed. With the BioNail, revision osteotomies are possible because no surgical voids are created,” Shane said.