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TrueLok Ring Fixation System

Description

 
 

 

​​​​​​​​ANATOMIC​AL  SITE​: Knee, Tibia, Ankle, Foot
PROCEDURE: Fractures​​​, Deformity Correction, Lengthening

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Product Description​​​

The Ilizarov system has experienced many modifications over the last fifty years. The TrueLok External Fixation System, developed at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) in Dallas Texas, is one of the modern variants of the original fixator, but preserves many of the original principles of Professor Ilizarov.

Features & Benefits

Simple

  • Pre-assembled hinges, angular distractors, and other functional components which are easy to connect, align and operate
  • Hinges and angular distractors preserve their alignment even when temporarily disconnected during osteotomy, frame manipulation or component exchange
  • Linear and angular distractors require only one simple motion to effect adjustments
  • Universal components, such as the wire and half pin fixation bolts, reduce the number of parts needed in surgery
Stable
  • Wire and half pin fixation bolts with serrations and grooves provide superior bone segment stabilization1​
  • The serrations machined on connection elements prevents undesired rotation and component loosening during treatment
Versatile
  • TrueLok's modular nature allows customizable frame constructs to treat a variety of orthopedic conditions with fewer components
  • Hinges offer self-aligning flexibility during threedimensional frame adjustment
  • Full control of bone segments accomplished with TrueLok allows precise movement of segments without compromising stability
  • Lightweight (ring made out of aluminium)
FOOTNOTES
  1. Gessmann J, Jettkant B, Königshausen M, Schildhauer TA, Seybold D. Improved wire stiffness with modified connection bolts in Ilizarov external frames: a biomechanical study. Acta Bioeng Biomech. 2012;14(4):15-21.​

Indication

Indic​​ation​s

  • Fractures
  • Nonunions/ malunions
  • Limb lengthening
  • Deformity corrections.
  • For pediatrics, the same indications apply provided a growth plate is not compromised.

Contraindication​​s

Patients with mental or physiological conditions who are unwilling or incapable of following postoperative care instructions.​​

Clinical References