MAXFRAME™ Multi-Axial Correction System

Division: Trauma
Category: External Fixation

The MAXFRAME™ Multi-Axial Correction System is a computer-assisted circular ring fixation system. The modular nature of MAXFRAME System enables surgeons to customize each frame to meet individual patient needs. Circular ring fixation frames are most commonly applied to the tibia, but also can be applied to the femur, the humerus, the foot, and the forearm.

The MAXFRAME System offers a versatile and viable alternative for fracture management and deformity correction by utilizing the principles of Distraction Osteogenesis. The system can also be utilized to treat soft tissue contractures, such as Equinus foot.

The main components of the system are, rings, (full rings, 5/8 rings, briding plates, and foot plates), and struts (Quick Adjust and Standard). Other available components include transfixion wires (smooth and reduction or “olive”), Schanz pins, and connection elements such as open wire posts and connection plates, These components can be used to create many frame configurations to address a wide variety of Indications.

The MAXFRAME System hardware is coupled with the MAXFRAME 3D Software for use in the creation of patient treatment plans, which detail required strut adjustments.

Indications for Use

Intended Use
The DePuy Synthes MAXFRAME™ Multi-Axial Correction System is intended for external fixation of fracture long bones and bones of the foot, limb lengthening, and deformity correction in adult, children* (3-12), and adolescent* (12-21) patient populations. The DePuy Synthes MAXFRAME Multi-Axial Correction System utilizes software for assisting surgeons in treatment planning.
*In which the growth plates have fused or will not be crossed.


The MAXFRAME System is indicated for the following treatments in adults and in both children (3-12) and adolescents (12-21) in which the growth plates have fused or will not be crossed with hardware:

  • fracture fixation (open and closed)
  • pseudoarthrosis of long bones
  • limb lengthening (epiphyseal or metaphyseal distraction)
  • joint arthrodesis
  • infected fractures or nonunions
  • correction of bony or soft tissue deformities
  • correction of segmental defects


MAXFRAME is not intended for use in the spine.


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Features & Benefits

MAXFRAME Multi-Axial Correction System is an innovative computer assisted circular fixation system that brings technology to the forefront for the treatment of orthopaedic deformities, malunions, non-unions, and acute fractures. Key features include:

  • ASSURE-STRUT™ Technology provides tactile feedback to support strut adjustments MAXFRAME 3D Software features 3-D simulation of patient treatment plans.
  • No strict requirement for orthogonal x-rays
  • Software workflow with embedded deformity planning


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Registered Users can access the system software at:


Resources in regard to MAXFRAME Patient Care Program can be found at:


Browser Information

MAXFRAME System Technique Guide

MAXFRAME System Software User's Manual

DSUS/TRM/0317/1398 03/2017

All medical devices have associated risks. Please refer to the package insert and other labeling for a complete list of indications, contraindications, precautions and warnings. For further information on DePuy Synthes Products, please contact your local DePuy Synthes Representative.