Oct. 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Novastep, Inc., and its affiliates (“Novastep” or the “Company”), a global medical technologies company specializing in the foot and ankle, has further
expanded its coverage of midfoot and rearfoot indications with the addition of a full range of Nexis 5.0 and 7.0 mm headless, cannulated compression screws.
The implants feature all of the hallmark design attributes inherent to the Company’s Nexis brand, including helical thread flutes that are self-drilling, self-tapping and reverse-cutting; Torx drive recess interfaces for optimal force distribution and tapered, self-penetrating compression cones. Loïc Girod, Novastep’s vice president of Research and Development, noted that “The Nexis system provides surgeons with a complete and versatile selection of sterile packaged, low-profile, cannulated screws that are designed to address a broad spectrum of midfoot and hindfoot pathologies.”
The system is likewise supported with a robust instrumentation platform that is neatly stored in aversatile, light-weight, space-saving tray to combine the Nexis 5.0 and 7.0 mm instruments with interchangeable Nexis 4.0 mm headless screw or Arcad 18 / 20 / 25 mm nitinol compression clip instrument modules that serve to further enhance its versatility. “Operating room efficiency and cost reduction are prime areas of focus for Novastep” said Joseph Larsen, DPM of ProHealthCare Foot & Ankle in New York; adding that “Novastep’s implant and cleanSTART® deployment technologies provide a systematized logistics platform that is easily customizable to fit virtually anyone’s needs and substantially reduces inventory requirements and sterile field volumes.”
All Novastep implants are packaged sterile in quickSTACKTM containers or quickTUBETM nested cylinders, depending on the size and configuration of the product. The STACKS and TUBES are housed and organized in the cleanSTART® implant dispenser console, which may be uniquely tailored to address individual surgeon preferences.
Nexis and other key elements of Novastep’s portfolio will be featured at the Desert Foot 2016 meeting on October 19–22 in Phoenix, AZ and the upcoming 2016 Global Foot and Ankle Symposium in New York City on December 2–3.