Galaxy Fixation Shoulder

The Galaxy Shoulder Fixation system is a safe and efficient procedure for the treatment of the most common proximal humerus fracture patterns. The frame application guided by anatomical landmarks is simple, standardized and reproducible. The system provides a stable and minimally invasive fixation using six paired, bicortical threaded wires externally stabilized with the Galaxy Shoulder Fixation system components.

Product Highlights

  • Simple, standardized and reproducible frame application guided by anatomical landmarks for most common proximal humeral fracture patterns
  • Galaxy Shoulder Fixation high stability
  • Percutaneous minimally invasive fixation
  • Paired, bicortical (subchondral and lateral bone purchase in the humeral head) threaded wires stabilized with Galaxy Shoulder Fixation components
  • Wires with 7 cm thread
  • Laser marking on the threaded wire to facilitate paired threaded wire insertion – the second wire is inserted to the same depth as the first
  • Easy to use and essential instrument set
  • Short treatment time (AVG implant removal at 6 weeks)
  • Outpatient removal (no second surgery)
  • Early passive mobilization and rehabilitation

For more info, see GalaxyFixation.com.

Indications

The Orthofix Galaxy Shoulder external fixator is intended to be used for proximal humeral fractures treatment.

Contraindications

  • Patients with mental or physiological conditions who are unwilling or incapable of following postoperative care instructions
  • Patients with severe osteoporosis
  • Patients with severe, poorly controlled diabetes mellitus
  • Patients with compromised vascularity
  • Patients with previous infections
  • Patients with malignancy in the fracture area
  • Patients with neuromuscular deficit or any other conditions that could influence the healing process
  • Patients who are HIV positive
  • Patients with foreign body sensitivity where material sensitivity is suspected, tests should be made prior to implanting

Instructions For Use