Integra lifesciences holding corporation announces the launch of the Tibizsya plating system

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Integra LifeSciences announced the introduction of the Tibiaxys(TM) Plating System. The Tibiaxys(TM) Plating System has received clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and a CE Mark Certification in the European Union,

Integra LifeSciences announced the introduction of the Tibiaxys(TM) Plating System. The Tibiaxys(TM) Plating System has received clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and a CE Mark Certification in the European Union, The Tibiaxys(TM) Plating System was designed with the help of Professor Beat Hintermann, MD, Kantonsspital, Liestal, Switzerland.

The Tibiaxys(TM) System is designed specifically to address ankle arthritis and deformity, and is manufactured from titanium alloy for strength and biocompatibility. The system includes four distinct plating types – anterior ankle fusion plates, medial and lateral distal tibial osteotomy plates and fibula fracture plates. All plates incorporate the patented Surfix(R) locking technology, which allows the surgeon to place the plate at the optimal distance from the bone and then lock the screws. The Tibiaxys(TM) plates are also the first system to incorporate Surfix Alpha(TM) variable angle locking technology. Surfix Alpha(TM) provides all the proven benefits of standard Surfix(R) locking technology, with the advantages of variable angle fixation.

Robert Paltridge, President of Integra Extremity Reconstuction said, We are very excited about the addition of the Tibiaxys(TM) Plating System to Integra's extensive line of mid and hind foot plating systems, which include the Advansys(TM) and Uni-CP(TM) systems.  We feel that Integra provides excellent surgical options for the complex reconstructive procedures used to address mid and hind foot arthritic disease. The Tibiaxys(TM) System will be a significant addition to the surgeon's armamentarium

The use of plating systems is becoming an increasingly popular technique for the treatment of ankle fractures. Plating is also being used extensively in arthrodesis procedures for the treatment of degenerative diseases of the ankle joint, a technique by which the joint is fused to reduce pain and aid walking.