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Galaxy UNYCO

Description

 
ANATOMIC​AL  SITE​: Tibia, Ankle
PROCEDURE: Traumae

Galaxy UNYCO represents a giant leap in DCO (Damage Control Orthopedics). It is based on uni-cortical bone anchorage screws, designed for a minimally invasive approach and fewer steps in the operative technique, which may optimize surgical time and result in cost savings.

FEATURES & BENEFITS 

  • Designed to avoid contamination of the medullary canal 
  • Designed to facilitate conversion from temporary to definitive fixation 
  • Modularity, compatible with Galaxy Fixation System for spanning knee and ankle 
  • Ideal for DCO (Damage Control Orthopaedics) in ready-to-use sterile kit 
  • MRI conditional up to 1.5 and 3 T (refer to the relevant IFU for MRI safety information and indications for use) 
  • Stability by clustering minimum 3 uni-cortical screws together
  • Versatility and ease of use 
  • Torque limited insertion for screw application 

PHYSICIAN BENEFITS 

  • Fewer steps in the operative technique 
  • Designed to facilitate conversion from temporary to definitive fixation 
  • Torque limited insertion for screw application 
  • Ease of use 

PATIENT BENEFITS

  • Designed for a minimally invasive approach 
  • Fewer steps in the operative technique 
  • In case of polytrauma and emergency situations, quick fracture stabilization procedures may influence positively the lifesaving outcomes 

HOSPITAL BENEFITS

  • Sterile packs provide cost savings and a simple, comprehensive stock management while helping with accurate budget planning
  • Designed to allow for a minimally invasive approach which may optimize OR time and result in cost savings 
  • The sterile kit leads to: 
    • No sterilization costs 
    • Easy inventory management 
    • Easy traceability management ​

Indication

 

INTENDED USE

The Galaxy UNYCO System is intended to be used for temporary bone stabilization in trauma and orthopedic procedures of the lower limb prior to definitive treatment.

INDICATIONs

Temporary stabilization of the tibia and foot in conditions and procedures, such as: 

  • Comminuted open or closed tibial fractures
  • Polytrauma patient
  • Damage control orthopedics for fractures with severe soft tissue injuries
  • Peri-prosthetic or peri-implant fractures
  • Joint dislocations, intra- and extra-articular injuries where spanning fixation is needed
  • Intra-operative fracture reduction
  • Intermediate stabilization in staged surgery
  • Infected non-union pending second stage treatment bone-loss or other reconstructive procedures

The Galaxy UNYCO System is compatible with Galaxy Fixation System and bicortical screws. Galaxy Fixation System and bicortical screws must be used when Galaxy UNYCO is not indicated or available.

The product is indicated for non-weight-bearing use.

CONTRAINDICATIONs

  • Patients with mental or physiological conditions who are unwilling or incapable of following postoperative care instructions
  • Patients with severe osteoporosis
  • Patients with malignancy in the fracture area
  • Patients with foreign body sensitivity. Where material sensitivity is suspected, tests should be made prior to implant insertion​​

Clinical References

Resources

Instructions for Use

Galaxy UNYCO System

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