PROXIMAL INTERPHALANGEAL IMPLANT
The PEEK PIP system is a set of implants and instruments for the arthrodesis of interphalangeal joint, as treatment for deformities of the lesser toes, such as claw, hammer and mallet toe.
The intramedullary implants have features to securely hold adjacent phalanges. These design features are a combination of a long barbed segment in the proximal phalanx and three distal blades for enhanced stabilization.
The implants come in 4 lengths and 2 angles 10° and 0° to accommodate the size variation of the phalanges across the patient population and the interphalangeal angles.
The implants 0° are cannulated, which provides the surgeon the option to temporarily pin the corrected phalanx to the metatarsal with a guide wire in order to minimize the MTP subluxation upon healing.
The surgeon also has the option to utilize the implant without the guide wire in order not to disturb a distal joint or to prevent complications from a percutaneous pin.