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.
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, poorly controlled diabetes mellitus
Malignancy in the fracture area
Neuromuscular deficit or any other conditions that could influence the healing process
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.
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