BioMedical Enterprises (BME) announced the launch of the Speed Arc Nitinol Fixation System, the world's first superelastic shape memory fixation device that conforms to the sloping surface of the metaphyseal anatomy. This addition to the current patented BME Speed Fixation System is available in three different sizes to ensure a proper fit in varying patient anatomies.
Ideal for proximal and distal Akin osteotomies of the foot, the Speed Arc has the same great features as BME's current Speed system: constant compression to optimize healing, implant pre-loaded on a patent-pending insertion tool for ease of use and pre-sterilized, disposable instrumentation for simplified operating room logistics.
"The launch of the Speed Arc implant is yet another testament to BME's commitment to providing technical advancements in every new product we release to the market. We will continue to set the bar higher to meet customer expectations with our innovative products."
Dr. John Anderson, DPM, FACFAS, Podiatry Associates of Florida stated, "BME, a leader in Nitinol fixation in extremity surgery, is leading the way in developing implants that not only allow for continuous compression, but also contour to the slope or position of the bone. That is exactly what they have accomplished with the Speed Arc Staple. With the combined advancement of the contouring slope (anatomical design) of the implant and the continuous compression afforded by BME's Nitinol fixation, the Speed Arc offers an excellent solution for fusions and osteotomies for any surgeon."
The new BME Speed Arc Nitinol Fixation System is available now for commercial use throughout the United States.