Medical technology company, Stryker, has today announced the launch of its T2® ICF Intramedullary nailing system, offering a solution for patients suffering from serious foot conditions such as Charcot foot—a condition associated with diabetes resulting in poor bone quality, possible nerve damage and potential foot ulcers.1
The T2 ICF system is a stable product that provides a surgical option designed to prevent nail back out and promote fixation and accuracy. It is estimated that a leg is amputated every 30 seconds globally, and 85% of these amputations are the result of diabetic foot ulcers.2
“We are always looking for ways to improve fixation strategies in Charcot patients, as they tend to have poor bone quality and often end up needing limb-salvage procedures,” said Vinod Panchbhavi*, MD, FACS, FAOA, FABOS, FAAOS, Professor and Chief of Ankle & Foot Surgery, UTMB Health. “The T2 ICF nails are lightweight and sturdy, and easy to use.”
“This medial and lateral column nail provides rigid fixation with the ability to apply up to 10 millimeters of compression through the nail3,” said William Simon*, DPM, Bayview Physicians Group, and designer of the T2 ICF nail. “The stable nail is designed to be compatible with cross screws to help prevent nail back-out4 and the large nail diameters are intended to help prevent nail breakage3.”
The T2 ICF Intramedullary nailing system can also be used to treat other conditions such as fracture fixation, osteotomies, non- and mal-unions, and fusions.
- Rogers, Lee. “The Charcot Foot in Diabetes.” Diabetes JournalSeptember 2011. Volume 34. care.diabetesjournals.org
- Caffrey, Mary. “Diabetic Amputations May Be Rising in the United States.” American Journal of Managed Care. 13 December, 2018. https://www.ajmc.com/newsroom/diabetic-amputations-may-be-rising-in-the-united-states#:~:text=In%20the%20United%20States%2C%20every,of%20a%20diabetic%20foot%20ulcer.%E2%80%9D
- Stryker T2 ICF Op Tech T2-ST-32,07-2019
- Stryker V18371 (A0046580, Ver. 3, 2/28/2020) T2 ICF Targeting System_Life Cycle Simulation & Stiffness Test
*Dr. Panchbhavi and Dr. Simon are paid-consultants of Stryker Orthopaedics.