Stryker in Kalamazoo, a major medical technology company, has announced the launch of its EasyFuse Dynamic Compression System, a medical staple designed to decrease surgical complexity, provide strong dynamic compression implants, and reduce waste in the operating room.
“The EasyFuse Dynamic Compression System is another key addition to Stryker’s innovative foot and ankle product portfolio, expanding options for surgeons,” says Michael Rankin, vice president of marketing and medical education for Stryker’s foot and ankle business unit. “We are pleased to provide a new premier staple technology to our customers that has the potential to improve patient outcomes.”
The new system was created using nitinol, a nickel titanium alloy metal well known for its strength and shape recovery. The extra wide staple bridge is designed to distribute forces and provide consistent implant strength; universal, sterile packed instrumentation decreases surgical complexity and reduces operating room material waste; and the intuitively designed inserter provides surgeons with confident implant deployment while also allowing quick and easy implant reloading if desired.
“Over the last five years, staples have emerged as efficient and effective implants for foot and ankle surgeons to use for both simple and complex midfoot arthrodesis,” says Dr. Carroll Jones, an orthopaedic surgeon at OrthoCarolina and design surgeon. “The attributes of the EasyFuse System represent the next generation of best-in-class staple technology.”