Many companies offer bone wedges to reshape the foot especially in cases of flat foot where the bones have to be lengthened to create an arch.
However, most companies do not include an instrument (known as a “trial”) to help the surgeon determine what size wedge to use.
Our trials are simple instruments that save a lot of operative time and allow greater precision.
The CrossTIE® System is available in either PEEK or machined cortical allograft. Both styles feature a unique distal cross hole that allows the surgeon the option to “tie in” the implant thus aiding in reduction and compression of the joint surfaces.
CrossTIE® Allograft implants are provided sterile packed in saline so rehydrating at time of surgery is not required. The allograft implant utilizes the Universal Inserter, also provided sterile packed.
Distal hole allows surgeons to suture through the implant and extensor tendon for added stability.
Especially useful in revision cases, the CrossTIE® implant “tie in” feature minimizes pistoning of the implant due to enlargement of the intramedullary canal.
After use, we purchase the used instruments back from you, sterilize and recondition them to new instrument condition, and repackage them in new kits.