Save the Date: Sept 21st During AOFAS – Ankle Fracture Management Featuring John S. Early, M.D.

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John S. Early, M.D. is a board certified Orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the care of foot and ankle abnormalities. His interests range from the management of toe deformities to restoring weight bearing function with complex reconstructions. His specialty is managing severe fractures of the foot and ankle and correcting neuromuscular imbalance caused by disease or injury. He is well versed in the use of internal fixation as well as complex external frames for limb reconstruction.

Dr. Early is internationally known and nationally sought after for his expertise in complex foot and ankle reconstruction. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on issues relating to foot and ankle care. He is codirector of a well-regarded foot and ankle fellowship that continues to train orthopaedic physicians in the subspecialty care of foot and ankle disease. Prior to his association with Texas Orthopaedic Associates, he spent 10 years on the fulltime Orthopaedic faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas as head of the Foot and Ankle division. Presently,
Dr. Early holds the title of Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Southwestern Medical Center.

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OsteoMed at ACOMS – China

OsteoMed at ACOMS - ChinaOsteoMed ACOMS ChinaThe 11th annual Asian Congress on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery will take place this August 22-25 in Xi’an, China, and OsteoMed will be proud to be in attendance. The conference will take place in the Xi’an Qujiang International Convention Center (15 Huixin Road) and features a full panel of professional speakers, vendors, exhibitions and pre-conference classes.

Speakers

The conference will feature four plenary speakers:

  • Wei-Liu Qiu of China, Dean of the Stomatological School of Shanghai Second Medical University and Superintendent of affiliated Shanghai Ninth Peoples Hospital;
  • Piet Haers, of the UK, President of IAOMS;
  • Cun-yu Wang, D.D.S., Ph.D of the USA, the No-Hee Park Endowed Professor and Chair in the Division of Oral Biology and Medicine as well as the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies at the University of California-LA’s School of Dentistry; and
  • Fu-Chan Wei, M.D., F.A.C.S. of Chinese Taipei, in the Department of Plastic Surgery at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Chang Gung University’s College of Medicine.

In addition, the conference features a broad spectrum of symposium speakers from an international background, including Russia, the USA, the UK, Bangladesh, China, Australia, India, Germany, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Spain and Malaysia —among others.

The Schedule

Trainee sessions, executive meetings, committee sessions and pre-congress workshops will be held on Friday in preparation for the main event running Saturday through Monday. Plenary sessions, opening ceremonies, poster presentations and meetings will take place on Saturday morning and over the lunch hour — including two lunch meeting sessions. Symposia begin on Saturday afternoon and continue through Monday, with topics ranging from Trauma Management to Oncology and Pathology to Reconstructive Surgery and new Digital Surgery techniques. The closing ceremony will take place early Monday afternoon.

OsteoMed at the Congress

OsteoMed will be at booth 13 attending as a vendor at the 2014 Congress as well as a participant in symposium sessions. OsteoMed views sessions like this as chances to delve into the current state of the surgical arts, to identify potential future breakthroughs in surgical techniques and to show our friends and colleagues in the surgical communities exactly what OsteoMed medical products can offer real-world surgical situations. We look forward to seeing you in Xi’an in August!

For additional event information, please visit the ACOMS website at www.11acoms.com. If you would like to learn more about OsteoMed prior to the show, please call +1 972-677-4600 or visit www.osteomed.com.

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OsteoMed Inion

OsteoMed InionAt OsteoMed, we pride ourselves on innovating reliable, cost-effective implant solutions. We use next-generation scientific techniques in tandem with practical surgical experience to create surgical solutions that work. We outpace other medical device companies by combining a relentless eye with practicality and affordability with continuous education on the state of the medical art. One flagship result of this fusion between medical science and OR effectiveness is the Inion OTPS biodegradable surgical pin.

Why Biodegradable?

Inion OTPS pins provide progressive load transfer capabilities you can trust. OsteoMed has built a name on long-term reliability and treatment improvement through innovation. Our Inion pins have an excellent track record proven through long-term clinical use. They effectively eliminate problems with palpability and implant permanence. By making secondary surgeries unnecessary, they keep costs down for both surgeons and patients, decreasing risk and increasing chances for successful recovery.

Better Together

In keeping with OsteoMed’s practice of creating modular, interactive surgical solutions, the Inion system is designed to work in tandem with our proven ExtremiFix cannulated screw system. This surgical solution, designed to improve a surgeon’s ability to treat problems with small bone extremities, offers top-quality bone purchase and compression for successful bone healing.  ExtremiFix includes:

  • headless and cannulated lag screw options in 2.0, 2.3, 3.0, and 4.0 mm
  • narrow trailing diameter 2.0/2.4 mm headless screws up to 50 mm in length designed for small bone fusion indications
  • titanium screw construction for excellent strength and bone purchase
  • reverse cutting flutes that are self-drilling and self-tapping for quick, precise insertion and removal

OsteoMed’s industry-leading Inion biodegradable pin system helps your patients heal safely, effectively, and efficiently. Combine Inion with ExtremiFix screws for increased versatility. Align and stabilize bone fractures or osteotomies. Reliably secure bone grafts or arthrodeses while minimizing patient trauma and speeding recovery. Reliable, strong, and completely biodegradable, Inion OTPS pins remove the need for future surgeries to remove or manage pin placement. Your patients will thank you.

Inion pins and ExtremiFix cannulated screws are only a small sample of the innovative, effective solutions we offer at OsteoMed. For information on Inion or other OsteoMed products please call (888) 370-9997. Let us show you how we can improve the surgical experience for yourself and for your patients.

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OsteoMed OsteoMatch

OsteoMed OsteoMatchThe OsteoMed OsteoMatch custom implant is designed to help surgeons provide high-quality surgical solutions for patients with large craniomaxillofacial defects. The OsteoMatch system combines durable, reliable implant materials with a high level of customization based on pre-surgical measurements and modeling for a personalized fit based on each anatomical need.

OsteoMatch custom implants are available in the more traditional PMMA polymer or in the new OsteoMed PEEK (Polyether Ether Ketone) material. OsteoMatch is:

  • Beveled with textured edges to promote micro-ingrowth of skull tissues to help stabilize the implant over the long term
  • Solid, with non-porous scalp and dura surfaces to protect against unwanted tissue ingrowth in suboptimal areas—as well as discouraging infection (non-vascularized) or adhesion
  • Adaptable, with fine-tuning capabilities allowing the surgeon to match contours on neighboring bone using skull modeling to create an unprecedented anatomical fit

OsteoMatch PEEK Patient Matched implant offers a superior solution in cranial defect cases. Cutting-edge technology matched with custom surgical utility allows the surgeon to craft an implant to exacting anatomical specifications for a better anatomical fit than conventional methods. The PEEK implant is:

  • Temperature and fracture resistant—and can thus be vacuum-sterilized and/or autoclaved
  • Modular—can be provided in a single piece or in multiple pieces for larger defect sites
  • Reliable—can be fixated using any of OsteoMed’s cranial fixation systems
  • Efficient,  allowing surgeons to reduce operating time while still achieving optimal aesthetic results

OsteoMatch Timeline

A surgeon needs only a patient CT scan to design, obtain and implement the OsteoMatch technological surgical solution. When the OsteoMed OsteoMatch technicians receive CT scan data (Day 1), they begin initial implant design in concert with the surgeon. By Day 5, initial designs are complete; Days 6-8 allow extra time for detailed implant design and final approval is expected by Day 8. Final implant fabrication takes place to exacting technical specifications during Days 9-12 and the implant is shipped between Days 13-15, allowing surgery within approximately two weeks of initial data acquisition.

OsteoMatch is one of many OsteoMed medical products that match cutting-edge technology with personalized concern for patient wellbeing. For more information on OsteoMatch or other OsteoMed products, call (888) 370-9997.

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OsteoMed ExtremiLOCK Ankle Plating System

OsteoMed ExtremiLOCK Ankle Plating SystemOsteoMed is proud to introduce the new OsteoMed ExtremiLOCK Ankle Plating System, a comprehensive ankle fracture systems featuring double-lead screw technologies in cannulated, locking and non-locking screw configurations. This adaptive system was designed in close collaboration with cutting-edge orthopedic specialists to ensure high efficiency in the surgical environment, ease of surgical use and positive patient outcomes.

Adaptable, Flexible

With angled-locking technology and universal screw holes, the OsteoMed ExtremiLOCK is designed to help surgeons address complex fractures and the unique individual fracture personality. Anatomical plate designs conform to a range of indications, creating efficiencies in plate application. Polished, rounded edges provide prolonged patient comfort and are designed to maximize post-surgical implant longevity. A low-profile plate and screw interface is also focused on patient comfort.

The comprehensive series of screw options includes:

  • Non-locking screws in 4.0mm, 3.5mm and 2.7mm diameters
  • A cannulated non-locking screw option in 4.0mm diameter
  • Angled locking screw options in 4.0mm, 3.5mm and 2.7mm diameters

Efficient, Effective

Our industry-leading double-lead screw technology seats faster to improve time in the operating suite without sacrificing precision or security of the repair. Two separate, intertwined threads on the screw shaft allow the screw to insert more quickly and provide strong purchase. Combined with 20 degree angled locking technology and universal screw holes that allow any screw option to seat in any hole in the plate, the double-lead screw provides unprecedented precision, accuracy and on-suite speed.

At OsteoMed, we pride ourselves on producing tools that maximize surgical efficiency while focusing on optimal patient outcomes. The OsteoMed ExtremiLOCK Ankle Plating System is a premier example of OsteoMed’s goals of efficiency and flexibility, allowing surgeons to adapt to the complex and changing clinical environment with ease, speed and exacting care.

For more information on the OsteoMed ExtremiLOCK Ankle Plating System or to learn more about OsteoMed’s unique approach to surgical care, call (888) 370-9997.

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OsteoMed’s Maxillary Distraction System

OsteoMed’s Maxillary Distraction SystemOsteoMed is proud to introduce the Spectrum Maxillary Distraction System, a maxillary osteogenesis distraction solution. The Spectrum offers:

  • No external distraction wires or halo device required; easier for surgeon to manipulate
  • Internal design enhances patient’s quality of life and safety throughout phases of distraction
  • Easily accessible activation points
  • Spectrum LeFort III for use in combination with LeFort I and III distractions or only LeFort III distraction
  • Variable-length distraction rod
  • Multiple cranial attachment options
  • Simultaneous distraction of a LeFort I supported by front portion
  • Revolutionary titanium and titanium alloy construction
  • Indicated in many surgical contexts including internal cleft palate

Complementary Products

OsteoMed makes a point of creating modular surgical systems that interact and complement one another, minimizing inventories while helping to maximize patient outcomes. The Spectrum is complimented by the OsteoMed Logic Mandibular Distraction System. The Logic includes an intra-oral bone distractor, featuring various activated straight and curved devices. The Logic offers:

  • Threaded wire with screw ports affixed to bone through 1.6mm and 2.0mm bone screw options
  • A low profile, intra-oral osteogenic system
  • Choice of 3 device models
  • Activation wire can be cut and removed during consolidation phase to reduce risk of infection
  • A Logic Jr. Pediatric Distraction System designed for children aged 4 years or younger and infants; indicated for correction of congenital deficiencies or post-traumatic defects

OsteoMed offers a full range of surgical tools and devices such as the Spectrum Maxillary Distraction System. They offer scalable solutions aimed at integration into any size practice or medical-surgical facility.

As with most OsteoMed products, many unique combinations of systems and system components allows for customization of one’s surgical environment. For more information on the OsteoMed Spectrum System please visit osteomed.com or call (888) 370-9997.

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OsteoMed Events in Summer and Fall of 2014

OsteoMed Events in Summer and Fall of 2014OsteoMed, a global market leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of innovative surgical devices, is proud to announce its participation in the following events:

AAOMS—American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

This year the AAOMS will be hosting its 96th Annual Meeting in Honolulu, HI, September 8-13, 2014. This year’s events include a featured session entitled “Facial Transplant: A Multidisciplinary Approach” as well as other exciting keynotes such as a presentation by Beck Weathers, M.D. who survived the 1996 Mount Everest tragedy. He will present his harrowing account of the Everest experience as well as the challenges he faced as he recovered from reconstructive surgery post-trauma. Visit the AAOMS website for information regarding registration, lodging and other details.

ASSH—American Society for Surgery of the Hand

The ASSH will host its 69th annual meeting September 18-20, 2014, in Boston, MA. Among the leading events on offer is the 32nd annual Adrian E. Flatt Residents’ and Fellows’ Conference, a discussion and debate of controversial topics in the area of hand surgery, information pertaining to various clinical practices, and topics of interest in orthopedic, plastic, and general surgery. For information about registration, lodging, and conference events, check out the ASSH registration website.

IFFAS—International Federation of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

This year marks the 5th triennial meeting of the IFFAS, held in Chicago, IL, September 19-21, 2014. It marks the first half of a two-part concurrent program in conjunction with the AOFAS (American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons). This event will host presentations covering such topics as treatment of plantar fasciitis, the forefoot, lesser toes and midfoot, trauma, PTTD, and OLT, as well as arthroscopy. As this event is concurrent with the 45th annual meeting of the AOFAS, attendees will have the opportunity to register for part or all of the overall event’s offerings. For more information visit the AOFAS website.

AOFAS—American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Join AOFAS in Chicago, IL, September 21-23, 2014, for their 45th annual scientific meeting. This year’s event, held at the Hyatt Regency, will offer an array of options for attendees including symposia, exhibits and social activities. Symposium topics include trauma, hindfoot, achilles tendon, complications of midfoot surgery, total ankle replacement and many other pertinent topics. We look forward to celebrating AOFAS’ 45th year! For more information, please visit the conference’s website.

EACMFS—European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery

This year’s EACMFS’ 22nd congress is to be held in Prague, Czech Republic, September 23-26, 2014 at the Prague Congress Center. Featuring presidential lectures, past president sessions, a number of panel discussions, master classes, and product training courses; attendees will hear about innovative techniques, ideas, and technology with topics ranging from TMJ surgery and topics in advanced bone surgery, to patient care management and cutting edge treatment methods like photodynamic therapy. For more information and to register for the event, see the congress’ website.

OsteoMed is honored to attend these conferences and meetings. It is in collaboration with healthcare practitioners that OsteoMed products become more useful, helpful, and successful—while advancing the state of the art in surgical disciplines as a whole. If you would like to learn more about us before an event or set up a meeting with a team member at an event, please call (888) 370-9997 for more information or visit our website.

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Talar-Fit Subtalar Implant from OsteoMed

Talar-Fit Subtalar Implant from OsteoMedOsteoMed’s unique Talar-Fit Subtalar Arthroereisis Implant offers best-in-class blockage of the talus while preventing implant extrusion, thanks to an anatomical cone-shaped tip designed to maximize anatomic fit while also providing singular flexibility. This disposable, convenient surgical package offers:

  • A wide range of implant options to fit the unique personality of each patient’s anatomy
  • Deep thread pattern designed to reduce bone irritation/impingement
  • Cannulated implants for accurate insertion and precise positionality
  • Sterile packaging for instrumentation that is ready for the surgical suite

Convenient, Safe, Effective                                

OsteoMed Talar-Fit is designed as an all-in-one surgical technique to minimize surgeon’s time in-suite while helping to maximize patient outcome. The minimally invasive procedure does not require resection of cartilage or bone, so patients may experience less discomfort and potentially heal faster. Our unique system is designed to complement other procedures—and other OsteoMed products—designed to address the correction of flatfoot abnormalities.

Modular, Integrative, Essential

OsteoMed doesn’t just provide surgical instruments—we design and implement integrated surgical systems targeted to help surgeons meet real world needs in practical settings. The Talar-Fit system is designed to work with a range of other OsteoMed products so that hospitals and surgical centers can keep inventory at a minimum while still providing surgeons a full complement of powerful surgical tools. The Talar-Fit works with:

  • ExtremiFix Cannulated Screws: 2.0, 2.3, 3.0, and 4.0 titanium-cannulated screws in both headless and cannulated lag varieties. Headless screws with narrow trailing diameter are also included. Superior compression and bone purchase help promote proper bone healing. Self-drilling, self-tapping, and reverse cutting flutes aid easy insertion and removal.
  • FPS Foot Plating System: 80 plates with cutting-edge variable-angled locking technology are designed for trauma and reconstructive applications across hindfoot, midfoot, and forefoot. Unique instrumentation, variable angled locking technology and a broad range of plates allow the surgeon the necessary options to provide focused surgical solutions.
  • Large Cannulated Screw System: The premier cannulated system for extremity fixation, OsteoMed’s Large Cannulated Screw System offers a full complement of screws and washers for bone fixation in 6.5mm and 7.3mm diameter with 20 through 32mm thread lengths. Unique, comprehensive surgical instrumentation provides surgeons all the tools in one sterile application, while low-profile screw heads and self-drilling/self-tapping lag screw types allow simultaneous flexibility and focus.

The OsteoMed Talar-Fit is an excellent example of the signature precision and innovation that distinguishes our Small Bone line of orthopedic products. For more information on the Talar-Fit or any other OsteoMed products, please call (888) 370-9997.

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The OsteoMed Mincro Bone Graft Regeneration Fixation Kit

OsteoMed MincroAs a leader in designing and manufacturing cutting-edge, real-world medical tools and technologies that combine innovation with practicality in the operating suite, OsteoMed is proud to introduce OsteoMed Mincro. This next-generation bone graft regeneration fixation kit helps surgeons properly fix and stabilize bone grafts or temporarily stabilize non-resorbable barrier membranes. Ideally suited for guided bone regeneration and a broad range of fixation applications, the Mincro system combines adaptability and flexibility with long-lasting stability.

The Mincro medical equipment system includes a range of screws and plates designed to help surgeons efficiently treat each unique situation while keeping hospital’s inventory and carrying costs low. The kit includes:

  • 1.6mm standard screws, lengths 4mm to 14mm
  • 1.2mm standard screws, lengths 2mm to 12mm
  • 1.6mm Auto-Drive screws, lengths 4mm to 8mm
  • 1.6mm Auto-Drive screws, partially threaded, lengths 10mm and 12mm
  • 1.2mm tending screws, lengths 6mm to 10mm
  • Micro plates, 0.50mm to 0.55mm thickness

Complementary Products

OsteoMed strives to build interactive, fully modular surgical systems that help surgeons work efficiently during surgery. To that end, the Mincro system is designed to work with other OsteoMed products, including:

  • The OMI Orthodontic Anchor System: Offering the ability to integrate a fixed anchor point of attachment for orthodontic appliances, the OMI has self-drilling screws and an aperture and flange design for secure anchoring.
  • RidgeForm Mesh: This unique mesh designed to support bone grafting is intelligent by design, with 3D design elements for alveolar ridge reconstruction. Dento-alveolar bony defect sites can be successfully treated with RidgeForm’s patented Auto-Drive screws, partially threaded screws, and support screws—complete with specially designed screwdrivers to precisely place support and tacking screws. Plate cutter surgical instruments complete this all-in-one system.

Compact Kit, Simple Functionality, Dependable Fixation

The unique Mincro system offers reliable fixation and stabilization combined with ease of use. The kit provides surgeons with practical solutions and simple applications designed to help minimize time in the surgical suite, while helping achieve optimal results. Screws are a tested titanium alloy designed to improve purchase and strength. The kit offers tacking, tenting, and onlay bone grafting functionality in a single versatile package. Dental latch drill bits, screwdrivers, a membrane punch, and all screws and plates are included in an organizer block designed to keep everything at your fingertips.

For information on Mincro or other OsteoMed products please call (888) 370-9997.

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OsteoMed OsteoFlap

OsteoMed OsteoFlapOsteoMed has built a strong reputation among medical device companies based on industry-leading medical technologies. The OsteoFlap system first offered by OsteoMed is a stellar example of our dedication to effective, efficient, practical treatment options.

OsteoFlap Cranial Clamp System

OsteoFlap is an OsteoMed original, the first cranial clamp system on the market to be completely instrument-free. The system uses a network of threaded stems for infinite adjustability, enabling surgeons to handle fixation of various thicknesses of cranial bone.

The unique OsteoMed OsteoFlap system comes ready to use, in sterile packaging designed to go straight from inventory into the surgical suite. The instrument-free nature of the product reduces the amount of hospital inventory, surgical training and OR time. Clamps are available in a range of sizes: 11, 17, or 22 millimeters. The device is also compatible with magnetic resonance (MR) technology.

Adaptable, Efficient, Flexible

The system uses a clamping device with a threaded post. The clamping device is attached to two disks—one inferior, one superior—that sandwich the cranial flap and cranium between the two disks by threading up or down the post to achieve the proper fit. To achieve fixation, the surgeon must simply thread the superior plate down the post against the cranial bone.

An ergonomic grip and attached driver tool combine with a superior Kerf tab and an inferior anti-rotation tab help physicians achieve desired results efficiently. The bone flap is held securely between the disks at as many fixation points as needed to help promote proper healing. OsteoFlap’s titanium implants are long-lasting and secure—but once the fixation points are no longer needed, we also offer the OsteoFlap Disk Removal Kit to make removing the superior disk as easy as initial implantation.

The patented OsteoFlap system utilizes proprietary flex-flanges designed to provide optimal adaptability without compromising stability or longevity. Combined with suite-ready sterile component packaging and OsteoMed’s unique instrumentation-free design, the OsteoFlap is one of the most efficient and effective cranial clamp systems on the market today.

For more information on the OsteoFlap or other OsteoMed products, please call (888) 370-9997.

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