Charcot. Charcot-Neuroarthropathy also known as hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy or peroneal muscular atrophy, consists of a group of disorders that affect peripheral nerves. This disease often leads to deformities such as drop foot, hammertoes, and a collapse of the arch and joints in the foot. FusionFrame is designed as an orthopedic solution to treat these deformities, as a definitive solution during the often months-long recovery period.
Flap. In basic terms, a flap is a portion of tissue that can be dissected, elevated, and inset into a nonanatomic position as a consequence of its vascular supply and outflow. FusionFrame can be used to hold bony structures at desired lengths and positions allowing for the transplant of the flap and left in place until the flap has integrated and/or removed at the surgeons discretion.
Wound Care. Open wounds or sores often resulting from diabetes can be treated using FusionFrame as a way to protect the site and prevent weight bearing while graft or other means of treatment are pursued.
Ankle Trauma. In many cases where using external fixation to hold ankle fractures in place is required, the external fixator stabilizes the ankle until a second surgery for Open Reduction Internal fixation (ORIF) consisting of locking plates and screws is used. FusionFrame is designed to be the primary, definitive source of fixation replacing the need for a secondary ORIF surgery but can also be used as definitive treatment for immediate weightbearing in conjunction with ORIF.