The CurvaFix® IM Implant is the only intramedullary device capable of following the natural bone shape and filling the space within curved bones such as the pelvis. The implant procedure is minimally invasive using standard fluoroscopy. The flexible device is implanted through a small incision over a steerable guidewire into the intramedullary space (center of the bone) and then converted into a rigid state to stabilize and repair a bone fracture. Unlike straight screws, which can’t follow a bone’s curvature (limiting use) and bone plates, which require an open surgical procedure, the CurvaFix IM Implant provides a new direction for pelvic fracture repair.
Anticipated benefits of CurvaFix’s patented1 solution:
• Stronger fixation – by holding fracture alignment with a stronger, longer and curved implant
• Shortened surgery – with at least an hour shorter surgery, saving >$6,000 compared to bone plates2
• Faster recovery – by load sharing during bone healing similar to intramedullary rods3
• Help elderly avoid nursing homes – by enabling strong fixation in weak bones with minimally invasive surgery
There is a patented lock feature near the head of the IM implant. When the lock is activated the internal cables are locked into position and the device becomes rigid in a shape that follows the natural bone curvature. The Curvafix implant functions similarly to a suspension bridge using internal cables.
The CurvaFix IM Implant received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2019.
1. The CurvaFix IM Implant is covered by multiple issued and pending U.S. and international patents. For more information, please contact us.
2. Macario,A., What does one min of OR time cost?, JCA, 2010
3. Bong, MR, et. al.”The History of Intramedullary Nailing” NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. 64 (3/4): 94–97.