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Solana Surgical launches FuseFORCE SuperElastic fixation system

Solana Surgical, an extremity orthopedic products company, has introduced its FuseFORCE SuperElastic fixation system, designed for orthopedic and podiatric surgeons’ use in fusing the small joints in the foot and ankle, and hand and wrist.

FuseFORCE SuperElastic fixation system, which is available in various sizes for specific surgical needs, includes a sterile kit containing super-elastic Nitinol (memory metal) staples and all other instruments required for implantation.

The system has a specially-designed inserter that allows the implant to be loaded without handling by the surgeon. The implant also requires no heat to activate its compressive properties.

Solana Surgical vice president of research and development Rebecca Wahl noted the super-elastic properties of the FuseFORCE Implant allow the implant legs to act as springs, rather than relying on heat for activation.

"This built-in spring effect creates the compression and fixation needed for many procedures in the foot and hand," Wahl added.

Solana Surgical president and CEO Alan Taylor said: "Hospitals and surgery centers are beginning to request pre-sterilized implants and instruments as a way to reduce their own sterile processing and liability costs."

Commercialization of FuseFORCE SuperElastic fixation system follows a successful US Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance in mid-July.