The 5MS Fracture Repair System is a comprehensive plate and screw system that addresses both fractures and deformities of the 5th metatarsal bone (5th toe) of the foot. Unlike competitive systems, the 5MS System features an array of anatomically contoured plates and fracture-specific screws that provides surgeons more options to customize the needed repair.
The new System offers surgeons multiple design and performance improvements compared with traditional plate products, plus the versatility of interchangeable screws and plates, and specially designed surgical instruments—all to enhance surgical technique and treatment efficacy.
“Fractures of the 5th metatarsal are the most common in athletes of all skill levels. The 5MS System’s unique plantar fracture plate design may address many of the healing complications seen from other methods of treatment,” said Kevin Varner, M.D. of Houston Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.
The CoLag Locking Compression Screw System is an entirely new concept in orthopedic bone fixation. Differential, dual-pitch screw threads combined with a low-profile head create a compression lock between the bone fragment and fracture, significantly improving compression compared with competitive headless screws.
“Bone fragment stability and compression are important factors in healing. The CoLag System creates the compression of current headless screws while offering the stability, fixation and ease of removal of screws with heads,” said Keith Heier, M.D., past president of OrthoTexas Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. “This design may be one of the most significant advances in screw fixation in the past 25 years.”
As is true with all In2Bones USA products, the 5MS and CoLag implants are delivered in individual, pre-sterilized packaging, and are UDI compliant and fully traceable.
The past twelve months have been busy for the company. In August 2016, In2Bones USA, LLC and In2Bones, SAS (Lyon, France) merged to form In2Bones Global Inc., a Delaware corporation headquartered in Memphis, Tenn. Since the merger, and in addition to these two new Systems, the company has launched several innovative products including the NeoView PEEK Distal Radius Plate, the NeoSpan SuperElastic Compression Staple, the Reference Toe System, AlloAid PIP, AlloAid Nail and the CoLink Forefoot Plating System.
“At In2Bones, our goal is to advance the science of extremity surgery,” said Alan Taylor, president and CEO of In2Bones Global. “Our development pipeline is robust and will provide growth opportunities for us around the world.”