MedShape Solutions has received FDA 510(k) approval for its DynaNail Intramedullary Ankle Fusion Nail to treat degenerative ankle joints.

Intended for tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis procedures, once the Ankle Fusion Nail is fixed in place with screws, its shape memory alloy element maintains the target fusion bones in close apposition and under sustained compression for longer time periods.

DynaNail Advanced Foot and Ankle Surgeons co-inventor Doug Pacaccio said the DynaNail combines the patient compliance and easier post-operative management benefits of internal fixation devices with an external fixator’s ability to keep the bones in the correct healing position and under compression for a longer period of time.

"The DynaNail offers patient friendly alternative to bulky external frames that can present patient care issues in the post-operative period," Pacaccio said.