How it Works

IlluminOss' minimally invasive, patient conforming implant offers a new solution in osteoporotic & pathologic fracture repair. The IlluminOss implant conforms to the shape of the patients intramedullary canal, providing rapid stability and strength to compromised bone. Should ancillary fixation devices be needed they can be placed anywhere along the implant. The majority of patients who have been treated with the IlluminOss System have not required a hard cast during their recovery. The lack of a cast allows patients to return to daily activities sooner.

Indications For Use

The IlluminOss Photodynamic Bone Stabilization System is indicated for use in skeletally mature patients in the treatment of traumatic, fragility, pathological, and impending pathological fractures of the humerus, radius, ulna, clavicle, pelvis, fibula, metacarpals, metatarsals, and phalanges. The IlluminOss Photodynamic Bone Stabilization System can also be used in conjunction with FDA-cleared fracture fixation systems to provide supplemental fixation in these anatomic sites. The IlluminOss System may be used in the femur and tibia to provide supplemental fixation to an anatomically appropriate FDA-cleared fracture fixation system. 

How it Works

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A small flexible balloon catheter is inserted into the intramedullary canal.

Step 1

The balloon is infused with a biocompatible liquid monomer causing it to expand and conform to the canal.

Step 2

The implant is cured on demand through the application of visible light.

Step 2

The implant provides strength and rotational stability to the bone.

Enables a minimally invasive surgical approach.  IlluminOss only requires a small incision for access and implant insertion thereby minimizing the potential for soft tissue damage.

Accommodating the use of ancillary fixation devices along the length of the implant. IlluminOss can be used in conjunction with fracture fixation systems such as: plates, screws and nails, for enhanced stability in compromised bone. 

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