Rib Fracture | Rib Fixation

Rib Fixation

Rib Fracture | Flail Chest | Rib Injuries

Rib Fracture | Flail Chest | Rib Injuries

RibFix Blu

Thoracic Fixation System

No Failures, Even Under Exaggerated Respiratory Loads1,2,3

Zimmer Biomet offers a rib fixation system designed by trauma surgeons used in the stabilization and rigid fixation of rib fractures in the chest wall including sternal reconstructive surgical procedures, trauma or planned osteotomies.

  • A simple, yet comprehensive, system designed with new tools and techniques to improve efficiencies in the operating room
  • Innovative plate-to-bone approximation tools that allow for the precise placement of plates along the rib
  • MIS instrumentation available to accommodate plating of hard-to-reach rib fractures

Rib Fracture, Rib Fixation - Respiratory Loading
Rib Fracture, Rib Fixation - Respiratory Loading

RibFix Blu withstood bending loads equivalent to 5X the normal respiratory loading for 360,000 cycles (equivalent to six weeks) without failures in human cadaveric osteopenic rib bones.2,3

Rib Fracture, Rib Fixation - Respiratory Loading
Rib Fracture, Rib Fixation - Respiratory Loading

RibFix Blu withstood bending loads equivalent to 10X the normal respiratory loading without any failures in plastic blocks under dynamic motion testing.1

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INDICATIONS

The Biomet Microfixation Thoracic Fixation System is indicated for use in the stabilization and fixation of fractures in the chest wall including sternal reconstructive surgical procedures, trauma, or planned osteotomies. The system may be used in normal and poor bone to promote union.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

  1. Spanning a midline sternotomy.
  2. Active infection.
  3. Foreign body sensitivity. Where material sensitivity is suspected, testing is to be completed prior to implantation.
  4. Patients with mental or neurologic conditions who are unwilling or incapable of following postoperative care instructions.

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1 Internal Testing Report, LT1474, fatique testing of RibFix Blu plate and screw constructs. *The estimate for the amount of cycles representative of fracture healing is based on 14.1 breaths per minute.
Bench testing is not indicative of clinical performance.

2 Internal Testing Report, LT1476, Ribfix Blu plate and screw construct in cadaver bone testing.
Bench testing is not indicative of clinical performance.

3 Internal Testing Report, LT1477, RibFix Blu plate and screw construct in cadaver bone testing.
Bench testing is not indicative of clinical performance.