The BME HammerLock made of biocompatible shape memory alloy Nitinol, stabilises the proximal joint of the toe without the need for exposed wires and is designed to change shape when exposed to body heat.

BME claims that the implant’s patent-pending storage and deployment system sets a new standard for quick, simple and precise insertion minimising operating room time.

BME president and CEO Keith Peeples said that the BME HammerLock has proven to be an excellent next step.

“This is the first of many new products being delivered from the BME drawing board,” Peeples said.