Paragon 28 Launches the Mister Tendon™ Harvester System – The First and Only Minimally Invasive Harvesting System for FHL and FDL Tendon Transfer Procedures
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Paragon 28, Inc. (NYSE: FNA), is pleased to announce the launch of the Mister Tendon™ System which allows surgeons to perform a distal cut of the flexor hallucis longus (“FHL”) or flexor digitorum longus (“FDL”) tendon through a minimally invasive incision, harvesting a working length of tendon suitable for tendon transfer procedures. Use of this instrumentation through a minimally invasive approach, is designed to allow for better healing and quicker recovery time in flatfoot reconstruction. In addition to the harvester, an accessory dilator instrument is provided to help bluntly dissect soft tissue, improving harvester access without causing additional damage.
Paragon 28’s CEO, Albert DaCosta, commented, “We are thrilled to add the Mister Tendon™ Harvester to our comprehensive and novel offering of flatfoot solutions. We are committed to addressing the unmet needs of foot and ankle surgeons and the launch of a minimally invasive tendon harvester fulfills a promise we have made to our customers to develop less invasive instrumentation and implants for the most common procedures in the foot and ankle.”
Surgeon designer Thomas San Giovanni, MD, commented, “As surgical procedures change with a noted trend towards minimally invasive surgery, so must instrumentation to facilitate the task at hand. In the words of Miyamoto Musashi, the famous Japanese master samurai and philosopher, ‘Do nothing that is of no use.’ There would be no use to carry out the typical open dissection of the patient’s soft tissue structures and neurovascular structures if tendons could be harvested of the same length desired by using well thought out innovative instrumentation that facilitates minimally invasive harvest technique. In doing so, the same goal would be achieved all while sparing the anatomical region from needless dissection, avoiding surgical disruption of the soft tissue structural anatomy and microvasculature…do nothing that is of no use. The Mister Tendon Harvester™ was created based on this principle.”
The Mister™ Tendon Harvester System bolsters Paragon 28’s flatfoot solutions offering which includes the PRESERVE™ Cotton, Evans, and STJDA Wedges, Titan 3-D™ Cotton and Evans Wedges, Grappler™ Interference Screw System, Grappler™ Suture Anchor System, Gorilla® Calc Slide Plate, Gorilla® BOW & ARROW Plates, Gorilla® HEvans™ Plate, Gorilla® NC Fusion Plating System, Gorilla® Medial Column Plating System, Gorilla® Universal Plating System, JAWS Great White™ Staple System, and Monster® Hindfoot Screw System. With this comprehensive portfolio, Paragon 28® provides its customers with a single source to address their flatfoot needs.
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, forefoot, 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.