Devices & Diagnostics

Texas medical device company scores FDA nod for hammertoe fixation system

San Antonio, Texas-based BioMedical Enterprises received FDA clearance for its HammerLock Nitinol Intramedullary Fixation System upgrade. The system’s original innovation? No wires. The upgrade has a linear body that allows more bone fusion at the joint, which according to a company statement, offers “enhanced flexibility in positioning and easier reduction.” The implant is made of Nitinol, a […]

San Antonio, Texas-based BioMedical Enterprises received FDA clearance for its HammerLock Nitinol Intramedullary Fixation System upgrade. The system’s original innovation? No wires.

The upgrade has a linear body that allows more bone fusion at the joint, which according to a company statement, offers “enhanced flexibility in positioning and easier reduction.” The implant is made of Nitinol, a shape-memory metal. BME’s claim to fame is that the medical device company is the only one to use Nitinol metal implants for musculoskeletal and soft tissue fixation.

“The upgraded HammerLock system is a simple but very impressive improvement,” Todd Stewart, a BME surgeon consultant, said in a press release. “This offers the surgeon easier insertion, prevents gapping at the arthrodesis site, and the new tab has just the right tension for keeping it on during reduction and for easy removal.”

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