The lag screw’s Talon™ technology enables the surgeon to maximize proximal fixation through greater rotational control, enhanced compression, and increased resistance to cutout versus a traditional lag screw.
The Talon™ lag screw facilitates the ability to gain purchase in the cortical bone creating a more stable fixation environment.
Studies have shown the Talon™ lag screw to have 3 times greater resistance to torque than a traditional lag screw.
Interfragmentary compression is often difficult to achieve in hip fractures due to poor trabecular bone quality. The ability to apply significant compression across a fracture could minimize the reliance on post-operative dynamic sliding of the lag screw.
Studies have shown the Talon™ lag screw can generate 96% greater compression versus a traditional lag screw by virtue of its cortical purchase.
The Talon’s™ cortical engagement makes lag screw migration and varus collapse less likely. Studies have shown the Talon™ lag screw substantially increased resistance to cutout in comparison to traditional lag screws.
Every Talon™ nail comes pre-loaded with Distal Fix™ technology, thereby, eliminating the need for distal locking screws. This equates to reduced operating time, minimized inventory, streamlined instrumentation and less inventory shelf space.
In the absence of an accurate targeting guide, distal locking screw placement is most often performed with the free-hand technique. Free-handing screws, requires additional time consuming teamwork between the surgeon and C-arm technician.
DistalFix™ technology makes free-handing a thing of the past.
Orthopedic surgeons are regularly exposed to a myriad of potential health risks from radiation during operative procedures. As procedures move towards less invasive techniques … radiation exposure will continue to rise.
DistalFix™ Talon™ technology reduces the number of radiation exposures associated with distal locking IM nails.
Drilling for distal locking screws creates a concentration of stress on the bone that can lead to fractures at those sites.
Talon™ engagement achieves superior fixation without requiring bone removal, thereby, not causing stress risers in the bone.
The specialized stainless steel alloy talons are designed with a gripping “chisel-type” tip. The Talons™ accommodate easy deployment and accompanying side plates are available in a wide variety of configurations and angles.
Four deployable Talons™ firmly anchor the lag screw to cortical bone reducing the risk of varus collapse and lag screw cutout, common complications of sideplate constructs. These talons are deployable to variable depths based upon surgeon preference and the quality of bone available.
Talons™ are fully retractable should explantation be necessary. Talon™ hip screws have been successfully explanted in many long term implantations.
The Talon™ CHS container tray system was designed to provide full visualization of the implants and instrumentation. To accommodate valuable space savings, the entire container system is just two (2) trays and includes the retraction instrumentation.