WARSAW — WishBone Medical, Inc. announced the official launch of a single-use, sterile-packed bone pin system designed for the maintenance of alignment and fixation of bone fractures, osteotomies, arthrodesis or bone grafts. The product, known as the AlloMate Bone Pin System, can also be used to fill a void left after screw removal.
The AlloMate Bone Pin System consists of allograft bone pins and accessory instrumentation for quick, reliable and reproducible bone pin insertion, according to a Wishbone Medical press release. The complete system will be available in five different individual sizes of sterilized human cortical bone pins and corresponding single-use instruments for convenient insertion.
The company announced it will launch these various sizes in stages with a three-millimeter pin being launched first as a result of market feedback.
“These bone pins are sturdy, easy to handle and can integrate into the patient’s bone to help with the healing process,” said the company press release. “These sterile-packed implants and instruments may potentially reduce the risk of infection and can be accurately trimmed intraoperatively to an appropriate length.”
Daniel S. Schulman, D.P.M., helped develop the system and said, “I have performed well over 400-foot reconstructive procedures without the use of a metal implant. I can validate that this system will definitely simplify the surgical technique and minimize intra-operative and post-operative surgical complications. Patients are elated when they are told there will be no need for a second surgery to remove potentially painful, broken or even infected hardware.”
Nick Deeter, chairman of the board and CEO at WishBone Medical, said, “The AlloMate Bone Pin System does help minimize the need for removal in a secondary operation to remove hardware like stainless steel wires. Minimizing the number or surgeries for kids is very important to us.”