- Concept began in 2005
- Objective: develop a more compliant nail to promote faster healing and accurate instrumentation for nail insertion for long bone fractures.
- Developing Surgeon: Dr. Loic Dejardin, professor, Michigan State University
- First case: Dr. Loic Dejardin, August, 2009
- Research publications: six (6) publications have been released detailing laboratory and animal research demonstrating the successful function of the nail system.
The I-Loc Nail concept in the treatment of long bone fractures evolved as an attractive alternative to conventional plate fixation for repair of communicated fractures. Interlocking nailing is today considered the standard care for the treatment of most diaphyseal fractures of the humerus, femur, and tibia in people.
The BioMedtrix I-Loc system has undergone extensive testing in the laboratory and in research models over the past four (4) years. The system features a tapered bolt which provides improved implant stability along with an hourglass profile nail engineered to optimize revascularization and compliance of the reconstruction. These features improve the healing process (time and strength) and reduce the likelihood of non-unions.
Birthday: May 5, 2010
Breed: Labrador Retriever
Date of Surgery: June 29, 2011
Product: I-Loc IM Fixator
Surgeons: Dr. Loïc Déjardin and Dr. Laurent Guiot; Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Referring Veterinarian: Dr. Jill Andre; Towne and Country Animal Hospital, Brighton, MI