Radiolucency

 

CarboFix  implants are radiolucent, offering improved fracture and tissue  imaging  intra-op & post-op.

 

• The fracture line can be seen clearly through the implant which does not disrupt the view.

 

Nails

CarboFix

Conventional

CarboFix

Conventional

Plates

 

• The Distal Radius & Proximal Humerus plates Targeting Guides are radiolucent as well: better visualization in AP/lateral intra-operatively

Conventional

CarboFix

Conventional

CarboFix

Radiolucent Targeting Guide attached to the Proximal Humeral Plate

Intra-OP lateral view of the Proximal Humeral Plate with attached Targeting Guide

Radiopaque markers

 

CarboFix “Piccolo” implants are marked with radiopaque markers for easy positioning and follow- up.

 

The nail markers

There are several markers, embedded in the nail, which enable visualization under fluoroscopy:

Marker along the longitudinal axis

Marker on the proximal end

Markers located of both sides of each hole

Targeting the nail distal holes 

 

Around each distal hole there are radiopaque mini rods embedded in the nail.

 

• Upon proper positioning the two markers on each side of the hole are merged into a single dot.

Incorrect alignment of the distal hole markers

Correct alignment of the distal

hole markers

CarboFix nails distal markers video

The plate marker

 

The plate contour is marked with a circumferential radiopaque marker.

Distal Fibula Plate circumference 

radiopaque marker

Distal Radius Plate circumference

radiopaque marker