FDA clears Nvision Medical Technology's foot and ankle implant: 3 insights

Written by Shayna Korol | March 12, 2019 | Print  |

Nvision Medical Technology's Vector Hammertoe Correction System received FDA clearance.

Three things to know:

1. The foot and ankle implant is composed of Invibio Biomateral's PEEK-OPTIMA HA Enhanced polymer.

2. Designed for proximal interphalangeal joint arthrodesis, the implant uses Watershed Idea Foundry's Structural Encoding to enable the unique identification of the device.

3. "To date, devices made from PEEK-OPTIMA HA Enhanced have been used exclusively for spinal interventions. Nvision's Vector system is the first time we've seen such a device cleared by the FDA for other than spinal applications," noted John Devine, Medical Business Director, Invibio Biomaterial Solutions.

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