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IlluminOss Medical system used in fibula fracture.

IlluminOss Medical Inc. has debuted its Photodynamic Bone Stabilization System, a way to repair and stabilize a broken ankle, in an 80-year-old woman.

The stabilization system is inserted through a tiny hole in the confines of the bone, according to the East Providence, R.I.-based company. The implant is then formed with gentle inflation, conforming to the inside of the bone to provide axial and rotational stability. This prevents soft tissue irritation.

"I was able to treat the patient in less than forty minutes and am totally satisfied with the result," said Thomas Gausepohl, M.D., a trauma surgeon in Germany who performed the first implant. He added that the patient did not need an external plaster cast to walk after the procedure.

"This case demonstrates the power of IlluminOss' platform to treat clinical applications throughout the anatomy. Utilizing a minimally invasive implant that conforms to the patient, we are proving the versatility of the IlluminOss Photodynamic system that will advance fracture treatment and provide improved patient care," said

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Title Annotation:Industry News
Publication:Orthopedic Design & Technology
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 1, 2011
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