February 2015

FDA clears MedShape’s bone-sparing plate

Atlanta-based MedShape noted on February 2 that the US Food and Drug Administration has given 510(k) clearance to its 3D-printed FastForward Bone Tether Plate, a primary component of the company’s FastForward Bunion Correction System.

The geometry of the plate, made with medical grade titanium alloy, closely matches second metatarsal anatomy and is designed to allow for optimal distributions of stresses on the bone and for wrapping suture tape securely and safely around the second metatarsal without drilling through the bone.

MedShape showcased the FastForward System at the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Scientific Conference, held February 19-21 in Phoenix, AZ.

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