Distraction Osteogenesis Ring system - Femur Frame

Division: Trauma
Category: External Fixation

The Distraction Osteogenesis Ring System is a ring fixation system. The ring fixation technique is based on the use of transfixion wires and external fixation pins attached to rings that encircle the affected limb. These rings are then attached to each other with components such as threaded rods and nuts to create a frame. The modular nature of a ring fixation frame allows multiple frame options, and can therefore be customized by the surgeon to address the individual characteristics of each case.

Indications for Use

The Synthes Distraction Osteogenesis Ring System is intended to provide treatment for long bone fractures (open and closed) of adult and pediatric patients that require external fixation.

Specifically, the components can be used for:

  • Pseudoarthrosis or nonunions of long bones
  • Limb lengthening by epiphyseal or metaphyseal distraction
  • Correction of bony or soft tissue deformities
  • Correction of segmental bony or soft tissue defects

Refer to individual device labeling for MRI conditions.

Features & Benefits

The Distraction Osteogenesis Ring System offers

  • 8 mm titanium alloy threaded rods allow the use of only three rods in each ring block, saving assembly time and inventory cost
  • Rings are available in titanium alloy or carbon fiber
  • Compatible with the Synthes Medium External Fixator, allowing use of that system's clamps, for more freedom in Schanz screw placement and versatility in frame design
  • A wide variety of components are available for compression, distraction, angulation, and translation of bone segments
  • Two graphic cases contain all components and instruments required for surgery: a Ring Graphic Case and the Implant and Instrument Graphic Case

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.