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Paragon 28® launches the industry's most robust screw and instrumentation system for addressing Charcot arthropathy - Joust™ Beaming Screw System

Saturday, Mar 10, 2018

Since its inception, Paragon 28® has obsessed over every aspect of foot and ankle surgery. Committed to creating tailored solutions to improve surgical outcomes, Paragon 28® has launched innovative products and instrumentation that help to streamline procedures, allow surgeons flexibility in technique and approach and facilitate reproducible results benefitting both the surgeon and patient.

The Joust™ Beaming Screw System offers surgeons 220 unique beam options to address Charcot foot deformity.

The system is made up of 5.0, 5.5, and 7.2 mm, solid and cannulated beams. The beams are Type II Anodized Ti-64AI-4V for improved fatigue strength. All beams have a sharp tip for ease of insertion and are offered headless to minimize prominence. The 7.2 mm beams are available in 65-185 mm in length to address varying patient anatomy and to aid in allowing surgeons to place a medial column beam into the posterior aspect of the talus. The 5.0 and 5.5 mm beams are offered in 50-120 mm lengths to accommodate varying patient anatomies and to allow for increased bone capture. The system offers partially threaded and fully threaded options to allow for compression or increased thread purchase depending on the surgical requirements and anatomy.

The system includes instrumentation designed to facilitate placement of a K-wire down the center of the intramedullary canal of the medial column. The patent pending PRECISION® Guide aids in positioning of the K-wire simplifying placement which may reduce intraoperative fluoroscopy time. All instrumentation is designed to assist in the surgeons preferred approach, cannulated or solid.

Finally, the system allows surgeons to buttress the medial column beam with a 2.0 mm thick Gorilla® Straddle Plate to further reinforce the construct.  Surgeons may utilize the PRECISION® Guide in conjunction with the Straddle Plate and medial column beam to avoid interference between the plate screws and the beam.

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