Tyber Medical announced the completion of the limited release for the TyFix™ System. Dr. Michael Gentile, DPM, FACFAS, at Cornell Surgery Center in Beaverton, OR, performed one of the first procedures utilizing the TyFix™ System. Dr. Gentile commented, “The instrumentation design is efficient and intuitive. A versatile implant with a myriad of sizes and angle options for a reliable fit and natural toe position.”
The company received 510(k) clearance in July 2017 for the innovative system that reduces the need for ancillary instrumentation for a wide range of bone fixation procedures. The TyFix™ System, designed for a variety of procedures, including correction of Hammertoe deformities, allows realignment to relieve pain and discomfort. The integrated implant/instrument design, first of its kind, creates value by minimizing the number of procedure steps, improving operating room efficiency, and significantly reducing procedure time. In addition, the all-in-one sterile packed device eliminates traditional reprocessing costs.
The TyFix™ screw combines a highly-optimized bone thread with a barbed head to maximize bone purchase and compression in both the proximal and distal phalanges. The system delivers intraoperative flexibility by offering solid and cannulated implants with diameters ranging from Ø1.5 – 4.0mm in multiple lengths as well as a straight and an angled 10o option.
On the design, Jeff Tyber, CEO of Tyber Medical said, “The TyFix™ System is designed to deliver a construct at the speed of a k-wire and the holding strength of a screw, while also delivering an efficient OR process through the patented fully integrated implant and instrument design.” He added, “Tyber Medical continues to focus and enhance our distal extremity platform, is dedicated to accelerating the path to market for our private label customers, and is always striving to add value through innovative solutions.”