RTI Surgical this week announced that it received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Dynamic Active Compression Plate.
The plate is designed to provide stabilization and fixation for small bones in the foot. It improves fusion procedures in the foot by combining the rigid stability of a plate with the continuous compression from nitinol material.
“The DAC plate is a prime example of how we are able to leverage our core capabilities to enter a new market. Our trauma experience was crucial in creating the first hardware product we specifically designed for lower extremities in the foot and ankle space. We look forward to continuing to bring new technologies to the market to address unmet needs and help patients,” VP of sales Jimmy Blanchard said in a news release.
The company also said that the simplicity of the system allows for minimal, straight-forward steps in surgical applications to address the challenges associated with the standard plate and nitinol staple options without adding more advanced options.