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Posted on Dec 22, 2017

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.Dec. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Since its inception, Paragon 28® has obsessed over every aspect of foot and ankle surgery. Committed to creating tailored solutions to improve surgical outcomes, Paragon 28® has launched innovative products and instrumentation that help to streamline procedures, allow surgeons flexibility in technique and approach, and facilitate reproducible results benefitting both the surgeon and patient.

The Gorilla® Lateral Column Plating System was developed to offer surgeons a dedicated plating system designed to aid in the stabilization, fusion and fixation of the lateral column. This construct allows for strength, stability and compression throughout the lateral column which can help address certain cases of Charcot reconstruction where plantar subluxation of the cuboid may result in ulceration. This plate and screw construct consists of a dorsal plate placed on the 4th metatarsal, 5th metatarsal and cuboid that can accept a 5.5 mm Type II Anodized, non-locking, solid plate screw. This screw interfaces with the plate and is intended to span from the space between the 4th and 5th metatarsals, through the cuboid and into the posterior aspect of the calcaneus.

The Gorilla® Lateral Column Plating System contains system specific instrumentation to help facilitate insertion of the 5.5 mm solid plate screw as well as a unique templating system. This templating system not only aids in determining the correct size and location of the plate, but more importantly aids in the creation of a reamed space in a specific location between the 4th and 5th metatarsals. A Joint Finding Paddle is included and is intended to center the template allowing for equal reaming of the 4th and 5th metatarsals to allow room for the 5.5 mm solid plate screw to be placed and achieve optimal screw trajectory.

This addition to the Gorilla® R3CON Plating System family leverages all the benefits of the Gorilla System including the ability for all of the standard plate holes to accept either 2.7 mm, 3.5 mm or 4.2 mm locking and non-locking plate screws as well as a robust assortment of foot and ankle specific instrumentation.

Paragon 28® is grateful for the significant contributions Dr. Douglas Blacklidge, DPM has made as the surgeon designer of this system.

Jim Edson
Director of Product Management and Marketing

SOURCE Paragon 28