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