DePuy Synthes Trauma has introduced new biologic implant, Conform Flex with Q-Pack technology, in the US, to help in healing and formation of new bone in trauma surgery.
Q-Pack technology is an ambient temperature packaging method, which allows the tissue form to come in a fully hydrated state, avoiding the rehydration step.
The pre-hydrated demineralized cancellous bone tissue matrix has been developed for use in trauma-related extremity procedures of foot and ankle, hand and wrist. It is mainly used for fusion and filling bone voids.
Available in cube and strip configurations, Conform Flex is osteoconductive providing a natural scaffold for new bone growth, as well as osteoinductive for inducing new bone formation.
The implant withstands migration after implantation, and readily absorbs and retains bone aspirate, blood and saline. It is also osteogenic that enhances bone growth, when compounded with bone marrow aspirate.
Virginia’s Mary Washington Hospital doctor Stephen Carley said: "What I appreciated about Conform Flex was the ease of use and its ability to conform easily in the joints that I had prepared for fusion.
"I was especially impressed by the way it maintained its position and integrity during positioning and compression of the fusion sites with internal fixation."
In March this year, DePuy Synthes introduced new TFN-Advanced Proximal Femoral Nailing System (TFNA) to use in the surgical treatment of hip fractures.
DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson provides products related to the joint reconstruction, trauma, neurological, craniomaxillofacial and spinal surgery.
Image: DePuy Synthes Trauma’s new biologic implant Conform Flex. Photo: courtesy of DePuy Synthes.