Ankle (tibio-talar) fusion nail

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Amr Abdelgawad, MD
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Provisional Patent Application Filed 62/148,277

PCT Patent Application 16/27455

In orthopedic surgery, nails are frequently used to fuse joints.  In orthopedic ankle surgery, there is no nail currently available with the ability to fuse the ankle joint without also fusing the subtalar joint.  This results in substantial and permanent arch pain for the patient.  This technology provides a new type of nail design that can fuse ankle joints without also fusing the subtalar joint.  It represents a significant improvement in the results from this type of surgery.

Market Applications:

  • Orthopedics
  • Surgical Interventions
  • Health Care

Features, Benefits and Advantages:

  • Reduced lateral margin foot pain
  • No subtular joint fusion
  • No inhibition of ankle dorsiflexion

Intellectual Property:
A U.S. Provisional patent application, 62/148,277 was filed on 04/16/2015 and a PCT  application was filed 04/14/2016.
Development Stage:
Work on a prototype will commence shortly.