BONEHELIX® by H&R Medizintechnik – the alternative to the stiff intramedullary nail
For decades, stiff intramedullary nails have been used for shaft fractures of the long bones. The disadvantage: intramedullary nails are hit with a heavy hammer and must be removed again later with the use of significant force. With this comes the risk of splicing. In some cases, the bone marrow even has to be drilled in order to make room for the nail. These destructions in the bone marrow add to the damage of the break. Healing takes considerably longer or even fails to happen at times.
Prof. Dr. Labitzke, renowned trauma surgeon and bone specialist, together with H&R Medizintechnik, has developed a bone spring that, in comparison to intramedullary nailing, allows a gentle stabilisation of the fracture. The BONEHELIX® works on the principle of a calculated coil spring with slight flexibility and encourages callus formation while providing high stability. Studies show that operation times can be shortened as a result and that the healing process of the patients is accelerated.
With the successful completion of the approval process for the BONEHELIX® models “C1, C2 and C3”, use in children has now been approved.