Cambridge Orthopaedics Labs has developed and patented a new concept in facture management, the first innovation in this space in over 15 years, the PolyArmour (PA) non-invasive external fixation technology.
PolyArmour utilizes the concepts of three-point fixation, dynamisation and conformity described in the orthopaedic literature but instead of ridged casting materials or invasive surgical plates, PA applies a set of linkages that can be adjusted to fit any patient anatomy at any suitable fracture location. The materials used in the PA system are biocompatible and radiolucent. The PA linkages are contained in multiple cuffs, lined with biocompatible spacer fabric to apply appropriate compression to a fracture site without compromising blood flow of nerve function. Application of the PA cuff technology linked by high-strength carbon rods (again adaptable to the patient’s anatomy) stabilizes a fracture that has undergone closed reduction under x-ray or fluoroscopy and holds the reduced fracture in place throughout the healing process.