SafetyFix Medical Technologies, Inc.
8637 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63124
Many medical devices commonly used in health care today are made out of different types of metals. In orthopedics and podiatry, a variety of implantable devices including screws, plates, wires, etc. are routinely used by surgeons for a wide range of bone related surgical procedures where small bones in the body, such as in the hands, arms, feet and ankles, need to be set and secured in place (i.e. bone fixation) so they can properly heal. Examples include repairing bone fractures and surgeries where cutting and repositioning bones is necessary to correct deformities, misalignment, etc. such as bunion correction surgery. The problem is that these traditional metal devices are designed to remain inside the body indefinitely and over time can corrode and degrade releasing metallic debris that gets circulated throughout the body via the bloodstream. The metal material can accumulate at the original repair site as well as in adjacent or distant tissues and organs in other parts of the body which can lead to significant health problems for patients including metal toxicity/poisoning, inflammation, pain and even cause various diseases and disorders.
SafetyFix Medical Technologies has created, tested and received full regulatory approvals for the SafetyFix EasyOut Bone Fixation Screw System, the first and only implantable device designed for temporary bone fixation and quick and easy removal once sufficient bone healing has occurred. The exclusive patented design has a proven safety record allowing the surgeon to safely remove the screw in a simple procedure that can be performed in as little as 2 minutes so that no metal is left in the body that can cause health problems and complications in the future. By going metal-free with the SafetyFix Screw System, patients and their doctors can have the peace of mind that comes from knowing they will not have to worry about having potentially toxic metal substances permanently left in their bodies.