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Merete's OsteoBridge® Spacer Connector receives FDA Approval

Merete Medical has received the FDA clearance to expand its Merete OsteoBridge® IDSF System with the Spacer Connectors. The OsteoBridge IDSF is a modular system for the management of segmental diaphyseal bone loss in oncology patients secondary to radical bone loss and / or resection due to tumors in Humerus, Femur and Tibia. The System has been successfull on the US market since 2008. Bone defects up to 7 cm length could be bridged by the system so far. Now the system has been upgraded by an additional component: the Spacer Connector. This connection piece allows two spacers to be connected for the management of larger defects. Resections between 4 and 14 cm can now be bridged in 1 cm increments, allowing the surgeon to adapt the system even better to the requirements of the patient.

merotan-epical-newsMEROTAN™ EPICAL™ the Merete anatomically shaped Hip Stem with EPICAL™ Titanium Treatment has received the CE Mark.
Click here for more information about EPICAL™.

Date: 24.11.2011
Source: Merete Medical Inc.

osteobridge-ikaKnee Arthrodesis Rod Fixation System

Merete Medical has received the FDA clearance to market its Merete OsteoBridge IKA Intramedullary Knee Arthrodesis Rod Fixation System for fusion of the knee joint. Indications include:

 

 

  • Irretrievably failed total knee arthroplasty
  • Limb salvage
  • Oncology surgery
  • Any other condition where there is little soft tissue or bony tissue available for support and arthrodesis is the treatment of choice

In contrast to one-piece intramedullary nails, the modular design allows for insertion through a single incision at the knee, with retrograde insertion into the femur and antegrade insertion into tibia. This can be advantageous for an obese patient, in whom the approach to the piriformis fossa is difficult. At the same time the system accommodates dissimilar diameters of the femoral and tibial intramedullary canals, thus achieving a better press fit and stabilization of Femur and Tibia. Also, unlike the situation with a standard intramedullary nail, the physiological genu valgum of the extremity can be maintained. In contrast to a one-piece intramedullary nail, the modular system with its two components fixed with a stable coupler, allows the accommodation of the nail to the contour of the femoral shaft, thus reducing the risk of fracture during insertion.

news_metatoe-endosorbMerete Medical GmbH Germany renamed its resorbable Hammertoe Pin to  METATOE EndoSorb.


Date: 20.09.2011
Source: Merete Medical Inc.

congresses2012Also in 2012 Merete Medical will represent it's newest implant developments at numerous congresses and events.
As part of several workshops and trainings we impart surgical techniques.Get an overview on which congresses we
exhibit and when and where we offer our workshops and training courses. Get to know our products and services - we will be pleased to welcome you!

Click here for the overview!

 


Date: 17.09.2011
Source: Merete Medical Inc.

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