Trauma | November 2021


Theddy Slongo, Spence Reid

The MAXFRAME Multi-Axial Correction System has now been updated with a new Software release and additional Hardware.

The MAXFRAME 3D Software 2.0 assists with the creation of treatment planning when applying the MAXFRAME System. There exists a more efficient logic for data management and surgeons can view patient case information directly in the overview without the need to search and navigate through stored data. The possibility to define up to five treatment phases during the planning process is a useful new feature of the MAXFRAME 3D Software 2.0. Surgeons can define phases accord­ing to specific procedural steps and ensure safety throughout. Phases allow for a clear overview of the procedure and assist with the avoidance of interference of bone segments and/or frame components. The treatment plan has been adapted to display each phase in a different color making the new MAXFRAME 3D Software 2.0 extremely user friendly. If the entered data may be incorrect, the system now alerts users to check the data and adapt their planning if necessary.

New Hardware has been added to the MAXFRAME System to enhance versatility specifically in relation to the linear struts. Surgeons can now transition from a moving to a stable frame without changing the components used for mounting the rings to bone. In addition to new linear struts, the MAXFRAME System now benefits from new connecting elements including Schanz screw Connectors as well as third and half rings. Not only do the new connecting elements provide increase stability in the frame construct they additionally allow for increased versatility in the frame selection. New blunt tipped Schanz screws provide better fixation as well as a decreased risk of soft-tissue irritation.

Fig 1 MAXFRAME rings connected with three new linear struts.


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