Samuel Adams, M.D., of Duke University, kicked off the launch by performing a surgery in North Carolina with the new prosthesis last week.
“It was exciting to use this new product, which will help even more patients receive relief from ankle arthritis,” Adams said. “Its simplified technique made it overall easy to use and contributed to the surgery’s success,” Adams said.
The Vantage Ankle Flat Cut Talus is Exactech’s alternative talus option and was designed to address the challenge of talar collapse where preservation of the talar dome is difficult. This new prosthesis reinforces Exactech’s commitment to innovation and helps to reach a broader range of patients.
“We are really proud to be part of this unique solution that focuses on providing surgeons with options based on anatomic studies and clinical needs,” said design team surgeon Mark Easley, M.D., of Duke University. “Our goal was to offer a continuum of care that addresses clinical deformities in a way that best serves our patients.”
The Vantage Ankle Flat Cut Talus was designed in conjunction with James DeOrio, M.D., Mark Easley, M.D., James Nunley, M.D., Victor Valderrabano, M.D., Ph.D., and Constantine Demetracopoulos, M.D. This new option is currently distributed and available for use in the U.S., while its predecessor, the curved talus, is available in the U.S., and New Zealand. Depending on the needs of the patient, both talus options are intended for use in the Vantage Total Ankle Fixed Bearing System.