TL - HEX Trauma
Anatomical site: Humerus, forearm, femur, knee, tibia, ankle, foot
Procedure: Fractures, deformity correction
The TL-HEX Trauma is a new concept for fractures treatment, specifically indicated for peri-articular fractures, that completes and expands the previously developed TL-HEX frame (TL-HEX page). In essence, the system consists of TL-HEX circular and semi-circular external supports secured to the bone by wires and half pins and interconnected initially by three or four Rapid Adjust Struts. The semi-circular support has a distinctive design that allows to combine a 5/8 ring with a 3/8 ring converting the 5/8 into a full ring. Furthermore, the rapid struts design allows multi-planar adjustment of the external supports. The rings position is adjusted either rapidly or gradually in precise increments to perform bone segment repositioning in three-dimensional space. All components of the TL-HEX Trauma are compatible with the TrueLok Ring Fixation System; therefore external supports from both systems can be connected to each other when building fixation blocks. The surgeon can perform a rapid reduction of the fracture during the surgery and, in case of need, a further post-operative precise adjustment by replacing the Rapid struts with the conventional TL-HEX struts. In this way, the TL-HEX Trauma will be transformed into the standard TL-HEX with the possibility to use the associated software (www.tlhex.com).
Features & Benefits
TL-HEX Trauma provides simplified Hardware Trauma management.
TL-HEX Trauma provides exceptional stability due to its unique aluminum-stainless steel and metal-plastic interface.
The distinctive Strut design allows performing acute and gradual adjustment in complex trauma procedures and, in case of need, a further adjustment converting the Rapid Struts into TL-HEX conventional struts
The TL-HEX Trauma system is intended for limb lengthening by metaphyseal or epiphyseal distractions, fixation of open and closed fractures, treatment of non-union or pseudoarthrosis of long bones and correction of bony or soft tissue defects or deformities.
Within this range, indications include:
- Post-traumatic joint contracture which has resulted in loss of range of motion
- Fractures and disease which generally may result in joint contractures or loss of range of motion and fractures requiring distraction
- Open and closed fracture fixation
- Pseudoarthrosis of long bones
- Limb lengthening by epiphyseal or metaphyseal distraction
- Correction of bony or soft tissue deformities
- Correction of bony or soft tissue defects
- Joint arthrodesis
- Infected fractures or non unions