Merete was issued New US Patent for Lapidus plantar fixation

Merete was issued New US Patent for Lapidus plantar fixation

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January 31, 2017

Merete was granted US Patent No. 9,545,276, covering a Lapidus plantar fixation device. The Metafix PlantarMax plate is designed as the first plantar/medial Lapidus fixation plate which takes advantage of the biomechanically superior fixation on the tension side of the MTC (Metatarsal/Cuneiform) joint during a Lapidus Hallux Valgus correction procedure. A medial incision allows adequate exposure of the MTC joint for both joint preparation and plate fixation. As cited in literature, fixation on the tension side of the joint is superior to dorsal or medial fixation and offers additional compression as the patient proceeds to weight bearing. The MetaFix PlantarMax Lapidus Plate is designed with 2 plantar locking screws, an interfragmentary screw hole and 2 medial locking (or non locking) screws for additional fixation.

For further information please contact: Jeff Johnson, National Sales and Marketing Manager

Merete Technologies, Inc., One Lincoln Center, 18W140 Butterfield Rd., 15th Floor, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Phone: 630‐613‐7181, Fax: 630‐613‐7184, service@merete‐medical.com

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