Rib Trauma Solutions

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RibFix™ Advantage Intrathoracic Fixation System

The only FDA cleared intrathoracic rib fixation system for less invasive rib repair

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RibFix Blu®
Rigid fixation

A simple, yet comprehensive, system designed for stabilization and rigid fixation

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Thoracic Fixation System • Rib Trauma Solutions

RibFix Advantage Intrathoracic Fixation System

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The RibFix Advantage Intrathoracic Fixation System is the first and only intrathoracic fixation system for the treatment of rib fractures, which offers:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Minimal disruption to the periosteum helping to preserve the blood supply to the bone
  • Minimal disruption to the intercostal muscles for increased stability

This minimally invasive fixation system consists of pre-assembled bridge plates with locking posts, and locking caps for thorascopically assisted fixation and stabilization of ribs. The pre-contoured bridge plate does not require intraoperative bending and the scalloped edges allow for additional points of stability to the bone.

RibFix™ Advantage Reduction

The RibFix Advantage bridge is brought into position on the intrathoraic aspect of the rib via guide cables. The pulling motion of the cables allow reduction of displaced fractures that have entered the thoracic cavity via compression.

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RibFix Blu® Fracture Fixation System

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No Failures, Even Under Exaggerated Respiratory Loads1,2,3

Zimmer Biomet offers a rib fixation system designed by trauma surgeons used in the stabilization and rigid fixation of rib fractures in the chest wall including sternal reconstructive surgical procedures, trauma or planned osteotomies.

  • A simple, yet comprehensive, system designed with tools and techniques to improve efficiencies in the operating room
  • Innovative plate-to-bone approximation tools that allow for the precise placement of plates along the rib
  • MIS instrumentation available to accommodate plating of hard-to-reach rib fractures

RibFix Blu® withstood bending loads equivalent to 5X the normal respiratory loading for 360,000 cycles (equivalent to six weeks) without failures in human cadaveric osteopenic rib bones.2,3

RibFix Blu® withstood bending loads equivalent to 10X the normal respiratory loading without any failures in plastic blocks under dynamic motion testing.1




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INDICATIONS

The Biomet Microfixation Thoracic Fixation System is indicated for use in the stabilization and fixation of fractures in the chest wall including sternal reconstructive surgical procedures, trauma, or planned osteotomies. The system may be used in normal and poor bone to promote union.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

  1. Spanning a midline sternotomy.
  2. Active infection.
  3. Foreign body sensitivity. Where material sensitivity is suspected, testing is to be completed prior to implantation.
  4. Patients with mental or neurologic conditions who are unwilling or incapable of following postoperative care instructions.

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1 Internal Testing Report, LT1474, fatique testing of RibFix Blu plate and screw constructs. *The estimate for the amount of cycles representative of fracture healing is based on 14.1 breaths per minute.
Bench testing is not indicative of clinical performance.

2 Internal Testing Report, LT1476, Ribfix Blu plate and screw construct in cadaver bone testing.
Bench testing is not indicative of clinical performance.

3 Internal Testing Report, LT1477, RibFix Blu plate and screw construct in cadaver bone testing.
Bench testing is not indicative of clinical performance.