Launch of Gorilla® Central Column Plating System

July 19, 2022by Jim Edson

Paragon 28 Launches Gorilla® Central Column Plating System for Midfoot Reconstruction, Charcot, and Trauma Procedures

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Paragon 28, Inc. (NYSE: FNA), a leading medical device company exclusively focused on the foot and ankle orthopedic market, announced today the launch of its Gorilla® Central Column Plating System, offering plates and instrumentation which may be used in isolation for acute or chronic midfoot application or in cases of Charcot.

The system consists of 16 plates which are optimized to fit the bony anatomy of the midfoot and address conditions of TN and/or NC joint. The system provides 1.5- and 2.0 mm thick (Charcot) plates in talus to metatarsal and navicular to metatarsal spanning options. Surgeons may compress the plates using the Caspar which is available in the Gorilla® instrument tray or use the plates to span the fracture site. A novel Rasp is included to aid in preparation of the joint surfaces. The addition of the Gorilla® Central Column Plating System increases the number of plating options within the Gorilla® Plating System to 309 plates making it the most robust reconstruction and trauma foot and ankle offering on the market.

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Albert DaCosta, CEO and Co-Founder of Paragon 28 shared, “We are excited to deliver a system to surgeons capable of addressing the complexities of midfoot reconstruction and trauma. The system compliments recent Charcot additions to the portfolio and allows surgeons additional options to address challenging trauma to the midfoot. We look forward to growing market share in both spaces with this offering.”

The addition of the Gorilla® Central Column Plating System bolsters Paragon 28’s product offering which includes the Silverback® Ankle Fusion Plating System, Gorilla® R3CON Plating System, Joust™ Beaming Screw System, APEX 3D™ Total Ankle Replacement System, Phantom™ TTC Fusion Nail Systems and Monkey Rings™ Circular External Fixation System. With this comprehensive portfolio, Paragon 28 provides its customers a broad array of innovative solutions for deformity correction, arthritis, trauma, and limb salvage.

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About Paragon 28, Inc.

Based in Englewood, CO., Paragon 28, is a leading medical device company exclusively focused on the foot and ankle orthopedic market and is dedicated to improving patient lives. From the onset, Paragon 28® has provided innovative orthopedic solutions, procedural approaches and instrumentation that cover a wide range of foot and ankle ailments including fracture fixation, hallux valgus (bunions), hammertoe, ankle, progressive collapsing foot deformity (PCFD) or flatfoot, Charcot foot and orthobiologics. The company designs products with both the patient and surgeon in mind, with the goal of improving outcomes, reducing ailment recurrence and complication rates, and making the procedures simpler, consistent, and reproducible.

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