Trauma | September 2023


Theodor F. Slongo, J. Spence Reid

MAXFRAME AUTOSTRUT™ Multi-Axial Correction System is a first-of-its-kind fully automated hexapod ring-fixation system. It provides a solution to the drawbacks of hexapod external ring-fixation treatment by automating the strut adjustment process. Patients no longer need to manipulate the struts, leading to a superior experience throughout the treatment, and reducing the risk of negative clinical outcomes caused by unintended strut adjustments.

It further enables smaller, more frequent actuations, up to 20 times per day. This may be better for the surrounding soft tissue, reduce pain, and improve the quality of the bone regenerate vs. larger and less frequent strut adjustments.

Fig 1 MAXFRAME AUTOSTRUT control system and 6 MAXFRAME AUTOSTRUT hexapod struts assembled on MAXFRAME rings.

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