BONEHELIX® is the revolutionary implant for the treatment of long bone fractures, particularly in the upper arm and lower leg. The use of BONEHELIX® allows shorter and less stressful operations, and leads to more rapid healing of the fracture.
BONEHELIX® is an invention of Professor Reiner Labitzke. The use of intramedullary nails, in his view, results in more problems for patients. Just the forces produced during the hammering in of the nails and the accompanying destruction of bone marrow raised questions regarding the treatment.
Added to this the knowledge that rigid binding does not necessarily speed up healing, and that some mobility stimulates the osteoblasts (according to Wolf and Basset), which leads to rapid healing of the fracture.
His idea, therefore, consisted of a spring which isn’t a spring, but is so flexible in motion that slight movement, to stimulate callus formation at the edge of the fracture, is possible, while retaining all the stability required for fracture healing.
BONEHELIX® is CE approved in many European countries.
Compact and budget-friendly
The BONEHELIX® is supplied with all necessary tools and basic equipment in different lengths and diameters, and ensures complete, all-round provision for clinics. For future use, only individual components required for surgery need to be replenished. This leads to space saving as well as exceptionally high savings in costs.
Depending on the application, helices differ in length and outside diameter (cable strength).
The material used is the surgical long-term implant steel alloy 1.4441, in compliance with the requirements of DIN EN 5832-1.