Galaxy Fixation Elbow

The Galaxy Fixation™ Elbow system’s modular components are complementary to the the Galaxy Fixation system and specifically engineered for the treatment of elbow joint instability. The elbow hinge can also be used in combination with the Galaxy Fixation Gemini clamps.

Product Highlights

Elbow Hinge

  • To be used with 12mm rod for the humerus and 9mm rod for the ulna and the Galaxy Fixation™ clamps (please refer to the relevant operative technique)
  • Radiolucent hinge that allows easy location of the center of rotation of the elbow, flexion-extension up to 175° and micrometric distraction (15mm) of the joint

Elbow Motion Unit

  • To be used with the elbow hinge for passive motion
  • Allows controlled, limited flexion/extension of the joint

Benefits to Surgeon

  • Radiolucent hinge that allows easy location of the center of rotation of the elbow, flexion-extension and micrometric distraction
  • Fast and easy assembly
  • Flexibility of use (ease of use)
  • Versatile sterile kits, sterile single packed components, instrument and implant trays
  • Clamps for independent screw placement
  • Allows easy and stable connection of either a rod and a bone screw or two rods
  • Places screws where the condition of the bone and soft tissues permits

Benefits to Patient

  • Non-invasive targeting technique
  • Cylindrical self-drilling bone screws with 4 and 5mm thread diameters to fit pediatric anatomy appropriately
  • Allows either free or controlled/limited flexion-extension of the joint


  • Infected and aseptic nonunions
  • Joint pathologies/injuries of upper and lower limb, such as:
    • Delayed treatment of dislocated and stiff elbows
    • Chronic, persistent elbow joint instability
    • Acute elbow joint instability after complex ligament injuries
    • Unstable elbow fractures
    • Additional elbow stabilization of post-operative unstable internal fixation


DO NOT USE the Galaxy Fixation device if a surgical candidate exhibits or is predisposed to any of the following contraindications:

  • Mental or physiological conditions and who are unwilling or incapable of following postoperative care instructions
  • Severe osteoporosis*
  • Severe, poorly controlled diabetes mellitus
  • Compromised vascularity
  • Previous infections
  • Malignancy in the fracture area
  • Neuromuscular deficit or any other conditions that could influence the healing process
  • HIV positive
  • Suspected or documented metal sensitivity reactions as it could result in a treatment failure in the intended population.

*As defined by the World Health Organization: Bone mineral density of 2.5 standard deviations or more below the mean peak bone mass (average of young, healthy adults) in presence of one or more fragility fractures.