Staples are highly versatile implants for osteotomies and arthrodesis. The advantages of staple fixation may include good approximation of fragments, dynamic compression, and avoidance of pin-tract infections from exposed hardware and less operating time compared to bone screws.
Staple fixation is a simple and effective procedure that when applied appropriately gives good clinical and functional outcome.
The Southern Staples range consists of staples with varying length legs, with sharp tips joined by a bridge of varying width that is driven directly into bone. This range provides fixation of small or long bone fractures and/or for osteotomies, assisting in the fusion of small joints in the hand and/or foot.
The Southern Staple range has been designed to achieve the desired compression on the fracture without subsiding into the cancellous bone.