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NovaLign Orthopaedics Inc.

This article was originally published in Start Up

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Not much has changed over the past quarter century in surgically treating long-bone fractures of the humerus, tibia and the femur. Typically, these fixation procedures involve the insertion of an intramedullary nail through an adjacent joint and down the center of the injured bone. But a new method to treat long-bone fractures developed by NovaLign Orthopaedics avoids the need to involve an adjacent joint. Its IM fixation system offers a less invasive surgical technique, while providing comparable structural integrity of more traditional devices, according to the company. The key is a device that operates in both a flexible and rigid mode through a small entry point outside the joint capsule.

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