Rock Solid Fixation, Less Hardware
- Fast, efficient, least invasive outpatient procedure.
- Small incisions and direct to bone access to the fracture.
- Minimal periosteal stripping and soft tissue trauma.
- Less pain and greater comfort for the patient.
- More satisfactory cosmetic result.
- Potential for earlier return to normal activity.
The Sonoma WRx™ offers a least-invasive surgical approach for addressing distal radius fractures. Proprietary WaviBody® Technology enables flexibility of the implant for ease of insertion and, upon activation, provides for rigid support of the fracture. ActivLoc® internal fixation grippers engage the intramedullary cortex and combine with locking cortical screws to capture bone fragments and buttress the subchondral surface. Dr. Kai Mazur refers to the Sonoma WRx™ device as an internal truss that the fracture rests on, in his explanation of the procedural approach.
The procedure to repair the distal radius fracture is performed through a smaller incision than required to accommodate plating, and provides several advantages, as explained by Dr. Terry Whipple. As shown in the surgical animation, a less invasive approach is more considerate of surrounding soft tissues than other fracture fixation devices. There is less impact on the surrounding tendons, and the procedure does not disturb the neurovascular structures (see surgery video). The net result is earlier mobilization with less soft tissue discomfort, and a more cosmetic result. For additional detail, see the case studies and surgical technique guides.
One month post operatively, Dr. Kai Mazur has noted that x-rays show callus formation at the fracture site. He reports that patients experience an easier recovery with less pain and swelling, with very few requiring physical therapy.