US-based BioMedical Enterprises (BME) has introduced a new Speed Arc Nitinol Fixation System, a superelastic shape memory fixation device that conforms to the sloping surface of the metaphyseal anatomy.

According to the company, the new addition to the current patented BME Speed Fixation System is available in three different sizes to ensure a proper fit in varying patient anatomies.

The Speed Arc is suitable for proximal and distal Akin osteotomies of the foot, and offers same features as BME’s current Speed system.

The features include constant compression to optimize healing, implant pre-loaded on a patent-pending insertion tool for ease of use and pre-sterilized, disposable instrumentation for simplified operating room logistics.

Podiatry Associates of Florida Dr John Anderson said: "BME, a leader in Nitinol fixation in extremity surgery, is leading the way in developing implants that not only allow for continuous compression, but also contour to the slope or position of the bone.

"That is exactly what they have accomplished with the Speed Arc Staple. With the combined advancement of the contouring slope (anatomical design) of the implant and the continuous compression afforded by BME’s Nitinol fixation, the Speed Arc offers an excellent solution for fusions and osteotomies for any surgeon."

BME noted that the new system is currently available for commercial use throughout the US.

The company manufactures Nitinol metal implants for musculoskeletal and soft tissue fixation.