Y-STRUT® is an implantable medical device indicated for internal fixation of proximal femur of patients at risk of osteoporotic fracture and for impeding pathological fracture. It is composed of 2 cannulas in PEEK (polyetheretherketone) polymer. It is intended to the biomechanical reinforcement of the proximal femur. Y-STRUT® is combined with PMMA bone cement to allow bone anchoring.
Y-STRUT® is indicated for contralateral percutaneous internal fixation of proximal femur, in patient with a low energy pertrochanteric fracture on the first side. It is implanted during the same anaesthesia than the hip fracture treatment.
Y-STRUT® is indicated for percutaneous internal fixation for impending pathological fracture of proximal femur - act of last resort (ultima ratio).
Y-STRUT® is implanted by minimally invasive surgery. Only 2 small incisions are performed on the thigh. It is inserted in the proximal femur thanks to an instrumentation specifically developed for a safe implantation.
Y-STRUT® reinforces the biomechanical performance of the proximal femur.