Santa Rosa, Calif.-based Sonoma Orthopedic Products Inc. has launched the Velox procedure for repairing clavicle fractures with the Sonoma CRx clavicle nail. The procedure is a minimally invasive method of clavicle fracture repair using the Sonoma CRx device. According to the company, new instruments streamline the medial canal preparation and provide visual confirmation of optimal implant placement prior to fixation. The Sonoma CRx clavicle nail reportedly eliminates plate prominence, and its flexible-to-rigid WaviBody technology is designed to conform to patients’ unique clavicle anatomies.
“The new instruments in the Velox procedure have greatly simplified the implantation of the Sonoma CRx clavicle nail,” said Regis L. Renard, M.D., M.S., an orthopedic trauma surgeon in Patchogue, N.Y. “Because the procedure is minimally invasive, my patients get back to sport activity and work faster, and with less pain and no plate hardware irritation issues.”
The Velox procedure set also comes with an implant insertion guide. With instruments designed to provide easily visualized depth markers, the Velox procedure is intended to make implant placement fast and reproducible.
“Our customers’ experience with our products is crucially important to us, and their feedback was a key factor in the development of the Velox procedure,” said Rick Epstein, president and CEO of Sonoma Orthopedic Products. “Velox makes implantation of Sonoma’s CRx faster and more robust.”