DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson has introduced new TFN-Advanced Proximal Femoral Nailing System (TFNA), developed to improve surgical treatment of hip fractures.

The new nail, blade and screw system integrates a bump cut design that makes the nail stronger and is made by using a titanium alloy.

TFNA system includes new instrumentation, developed to reduce procedural complexity and provide a comprehensive range of surgical options.

DePuy Synthes trauma franchise unit leader I.V. Hall said: We looked at every aspect of nail design and instrumentation, and considered input from hundreds of surgeons, hospitals and academic institutions worldwide.

"We then took all this data, our vast experience in designing some of the world’s leading trauma systems and developed the TFNA System, which has the potential to improve patient outcomes, improve efficiency in the operating room, help reduce costs and increase patient satisfaction."

The system also has an improved overall anatomical shape, which allows to avoid impingement lower in the leg on the inside of the femur and curvature of the nail is based on an extensive multi-ethnic 3D computational study of femoral anatomy.

TFNA System’s radiolucent insertion handle is said to offer an improved x-ray visualization and features Quick Click Self-Retaining Technology that allows easier attachment of the nail to the instruments.

In addition, the system provides an extensive range of nail sizes to surgeons, including of both a blade and screw options to suit a wide variety of clinical needs and facilitate hospital standardization.