To treat ankle pain in our International Markets, we offer the Talus HemiCAP® which has 10 convexities and a unique geometry. There are often patients who only have damage to the ridge and dome of the talus (usually medially). The common solutions for this type of defect are a fusion or total ankle replacement after conservative treatments have failed. For localized talar lesions, these options might be considered too aggressive, especially in a young patient. Arthrosurface® designed the Talus HemiCAP® to restore the dome, ridge and medial wall with all three curves/surfaces incorporated into one implant.
- One implant for 3 surfaces: dome, ridge and medial wall
- Screw based fixation provides a stable implant
- Inlay components restore congruency & maintain existing biomechanics
- Implant protects subchondral bone and shares load with surrounding tissue
- Minimal bone & tissue removal maintains future options – “No Bridges Burned”
The Talus HemiCAP® implant system is comprised of two parts, an articular cap and a fixation component. The surgical procedure begins with an arthroscopy. If the articular defect is deemed appropriate for the HemiCAP® procedure, then a malleolar osteotomy is performed to access the joint. The axis perpendicular to the lesion is established with the drill guide and a guide wire is introduced into the middle of the defect. The fixation component is implanted to establish the mechanism for anchoring the articular component. The uniquely designed instruments are used to map the contours of the patient’s native surface curvatures using the fixation component as a central axis. The defect is then prepared for the resurfacing implant. Once the proper fit is confirmed using the trial the HemiCAP® implant is brought into position and seated. The osteotomy site is then set in place with screws and the joint is closed.
HemiCAP® technology was designed for patients who have failed a previous surgical treatment but want to continue working while maintaining an active lifestyles.
- May be performed on an outpatient basis
- Allows for preservation of the joint and surrounding bone
- Clinical studies demonstrate early positive clinical outcomes
- Patients experience a rapid return to their everyday activities
- Maintains existing joint biomechanics, thereby allowing normal motion
- A treatment option that bridges the gap between biological therapies and joint replacement
- Patients report pain relief, rapid recovery times and range of motion improvements
- Intuitive, universal, reproducible procedure across multiple joints
- Minimally invasive outpatient procedure can be performed in approximately one hour
- Maintains soft-tissue envelope, native joint mechanics and preserves future options
- Preserves anatomy and bone should a future joint replacement or arthrodesis be required
If you have a patient with disabling talus pain that may need an ankle replacement or fusion, they may be a candidate for Talus HemiCAP® Resurfacing.
The Talus HemiCAP® is approved for patients via CE Mark and other countries outside of the United States. If you would like to learn more about the procedure performed in Europe, please contact:
Clinica Espregueira Mendes
Entrada Nascente 4350-415 Porto
Telephone: +351 220 100 100
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- Medical tourism is a form of health tourism commonly referring to the travel of people to another country for the purpose of obtaining medical treatment in that country.
- HemiCAP Patients see a Quicker Recovery time than total joint replacement patients
- The Talus HemiCAP is currently only available in International Markets.
- Little to no activity restrictions making the implants an active alternative to joint replacement
- The HemiCAP® Implants are custom matched and fit to a patient’s joint size and shape
- Significantly less cartilage and bone is removed than traditional total joint replacements
- It is placed into the surface rather than on top, leaving the joint less surgically altered
- There is No reported Loosening
- Ankle arthritis, Ankle Pain & Ankle Injuries can all be treated with the Talus HemiCAP