The system is designed to securely fixate bone fractures, osteotomies and arthrodeses for healing. The patient is left with a restored bone and no permanent hardware left behind. The first commercial cases were bunion and MTP fusion procedures.
Ossiofiber features strong bio integrative trimmable fixation nails in 2.4mm and 4mm diameters packaged with corresponding sterile, disposable instrumentation.
“Having successfully utilized this new biointegrative option in my own clinical practice, it is clear that the Ossiofiber Trimmable Fixation Nails have real potential to replace metal compression screws and pins in numerous orthopedic procedures, with the ability to optimize bone healing while avoiding permanent implant-related post-operative complications,” Chris Hyer, a foot and ankle surgeon in Westerville, Ohio who implanted the first Ossiofiber, said in a news release. “This novel trimmable nail system is exceptionally strong and well-designed, providing both the stability needed for solid fixation, natural healing and integration into the surrounding anatomy. The ease-of-use of the pre-sterilized, disposable instrumentation is excellent, and I like how the tapered ends of the nail allow for straightforward insertion into the bone tunnel and that it can be easily trimmed for broad procedural utility.”
The system’s technology is engineered from a high-performing matrix of reinforcing mineral fibers yielding a strength that is 1.5 times greater than cortical bone. The hexagonal shape of the trimmable nails helps resist rotation to prevent loosening that could result in a screw back out.
“We are pleased to bring our next biointegrative fixation system to market, providing surgeons and their patients with an alternative to metal screws and pins that deliver strength, stability and utility for multiple surgical applications – all while fully integrating into the patient’s bone and leaving nothing permanent behind,” CEO Brian Verrier said. “Adoption of our OSSIOfiber® Bone Pin Family has been strong to date, with substantial customer utilization across the U.S. We look forward to bringing additional breakthrough technology platforms to market that utilize our proprietary OSSIOfiber® technology and deliver a new standard of care in orthopedic fixation.”