A Spine company launches a new Foot and Ankle product
Centric Medical, a division of Life Spine Inc., announced the full market release of the Tarsa-Link Stand-Alone Wedge Fixation System for internal bone fracture fixation, fusion and osteotomy in the foot and ankle.
“The Tarsa-Link wedge is a powerful device that can be used to correct flatfoot deformities,” Gregory G. Caronis, MD, of Greenleaf Orthopaedics & Physical Therapy located in Libertyville, Ill., said in a company press release. “It truly allows for the optimal amount of correction needed for each patient’s unique anatomy. Because the implant is made from a [polyetheretherketone] PEEK material, it provides greater stability than an allograft, while eliminating the risk of donor graft rejection. The implant’s design facilitates the use of screws that can be placed through the wedge, locking in the correction while providing a stable environment for fusion.”
According to the release, the Tarsa-Link is the first stand-alone osteotomy wedge with built-in fixation on the market.