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CarboFix Orthopedics

Piccolo Composite® Plating & Intramedullary Nailing Systems

CarboFix nails and plates are made of continuous carbon fibers reinforced polymer, making the implants radiolucent. This allows superior fracture imaging, which is beneficial during surgery and follow up.

This composite material enables MRI & CT scan with no, or minimal artifacts for better soft tissue visualization, and enables radiation therapy with no backscatters.

All Piccolo Composite® plates and nails are supplied sterile

Plating System

Diaphyseal

Narrow Plate

Broad Plate

CarboFix “Piccolo” Diaphyseal Plates

  • Made of continuous carbon fibers reinforced polymer.
  • The carbon fibers are arranged in a unidirectional longitudinal orientation, as well as in a diagonal orientation, allowing multidirectional strength in all planes.
  • Narrow & Broad designs are available
  • Radiolucent: clear view of the fracture site
  • Circumference radiopaque marking outlining plate contour for positioning & follow-up.
  • Polyaxial locking screws – up to 10° trajectory variation.
  • Screw holes accommodate both locking and non-locking screws.
  • CarboFix Diaphyseal Plates are FDA cleared and CE marked.

Features

  • Radiolucent: Superior fracture imaging.
  • Unparalleled fatigue strength.
  • Improved modulus of elasticity.
  • No cold welding.

Available Sizes

Plate Type No. of holes Length (mm)
Narrow 7H 7 154
Narrow 9H 9 190
Broad 9H 9 160
Broad 11H 11 185
Broad13h 13 220
  • Locking Screws: Ø5mm
  • Non Locking Screws: Ø4.5mm

All Piccolo Composite® plates and nails are supplied sterile

Distal Radius

Standard Plate

Narrow Plate

Triangular Plate

CarboFix “Piccolo” Distal Radius Plates

  • Made of continuous carbon fibers reinforced polymer.
  • The Distal Radius plates are anatomically shaped.
  • Standard & Narrow designs are available.
  • Low profile: plate thickness 2.4mm.
  • Screw holes accommodate both locking and non-locking screws.
  • Polyaxial locking screws – up to 10° trajectory variation.
  • Circumference radiopaque marking outlining plate contour for positioning & follow-up.
  • CarboFix Distal Radius plates are FDA cleared and CE marked.

Features

  • Radiolucent: Superior fracture imaging.
  • Unparalleled fatigue strength.
  • Improved modulus of elasticity.
  • No cold welding.
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Polyaxial locking screws

Available Sizes

Plate Orientation No. Shaft Holes Length (mm)
Standard Plate Left / Right 3, 4, 7 52, 60, 90
Narrow Plate Left / Right 3, 4 52, 60
Triangular Plate Left / Right 3,4 54, 63
  • Head Locking Pegs: Ø2.0mm
  • Head Locking & Non Locking Screws: Ø2.5mm
  • Shaft Locking & Non Locking Screws: Ø3.5mm

All Piccolo Composite® plates and nails are supplied sterile

Proximal Humerus

Proximal Humerus Plate

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CarboFix “Piccolo” Proximal Humerus Plates

  • Made of continuous carbon fibers reinforced Polymer
  • The plate is anatomically shaped
  • Universal design for Right & Left Humerus
  • Low profile: plate thickness 3.7mm
  • Circumference radiopaque marking outlining plate contour for positioning & follow-up
  • CarboFix Proximal Humerus plates are FDA cleared and CE marked

Features

  • Radiolucent: Superior fracture imaging.
  • Unparalleled fatigue strength.
  • Improved modulus of elasticity.
  • No cold welding.

Available Sizes

Description No. of holes Length (mm)
Proximal Humerus Plate 3, *4, 6, 8, *12 100, *120, 154, 190, *262
  • Locking Screws: Ø4.0mm
  • Non Locking Screws: Ø3.5mm

*  Special order

All Piccolo Composite® plates and nails are supplied sterile

Distal Femur

Distal Femur Plate

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CarboFix “Piccolo” Distal Femur Plates

  • Made of continuous carbon fibers reinforced polymer
  •  The Distal Femur plates are anatomically shaped
  •  Screw holes accommodate both locking and non-locking screws
  •  Circumference radiopaque marking outlining plate contour for positioning
  •  CarboFix Distal Femur plate is FDA cleared and CE marked
  •  Poly-Axial locking screws – up to 10° trajectory variation

Features

  • Radiolucent: Superior fracture imaging.
  • Unparalleled fatigue strength.
  • Improved modulus of elasticity.
  • No cold welding.

Available Sizes

Description Orientation No. of holes Length (mm)
Distal Femur Plate Right / Left 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 171, 207, 243, 279, 315, 351
  • Locking Screws: Ø5mm
  • Non Locking Screws: Ø4.5mm

All Piccolo Composite® plates and nails are supplied sterile

Distal Fibula

Distal Fibula Plate

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1/3 Tubular Plate

CarboFix “Piccolo” Distal  Fibula & 1/3 Tubular Plates

  • Made of continuous carbon Fibers reinforced polymer.
  • Two types of Fibula plates are available:
    • Anatomical Distal Fibula plate.
    • One Third Tubular plate.
  • Low profile: plate thickness 2.3mm.
  • Polyaxial locking screws – up to 10° trajectory variation.
  • Screw holes accommodate both locking and non locking screws.
  • Circumference radiopaque marking outlining plate contour for positioning & follow-up.
  • CarboFix Fibula plates are FDA cleared and CE marked.

Features

  • Radiolucent: Superior fracture imaging.
  • Unparalleled fatigue strength.
  • Improved modulus of elasticity.
  • No cold welding.

Available Sizes

Plate Orientation No. Shaft Holes Length (mm)
Distal Fibula Left / Right 4, 6, 9, 11 85, 114, 155, 184
1/3 Tubular 5, 6, 7, 9, 11 56, 67, 78, 98, 122
  • Head Locking & Non Locking Polyaxial Screws: Ø2.7mm
  • Shaft Locking & Non Locking Polyaxial Screws: Ø3.5mm

All Piccolo Composite® plates and nails are supplied sterile

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Polyaxial locking screws

MTP Fusion

MTP Fusion Plate

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CarboFix “Piccolo” MTP Fusion Plates

  • Made of continuous carbon Fibers reinforced polymer​
  • Low profile: plate thickness 2.0mm.
  • Thread-less screw holes, thus the screw creates its own thread ​
  • Polyaxial locking screws – up to 10° trajectory variation.
  • Screw holes accommodate both locking and non locking screws.
  • Circumference radiopaque marking outlining plate contour for positioning & follow-up.
  • CarboFix MTP plates are FDA cleared and CE marked.

Features

  • Radiolucent: Superior arthrodesis imaging.
  • Unparalleled fatigue strength.
  • Improved modulus of elasticity.
  • No cold welding.

Available Sizes

Thickness (mm) Width [Max.] (mm) Length (mm) Valgus Angle(°) Dorsiflexion Angle(°)
2.0 13 42 5 5
  • Head Locking & Non Locking Polyaxial Screws: Ø2.7mm
  • Shaft Locking & Non Locking Polyaxial Screws: Ø3.5mm
  • Lag Screw: Ø3.5mm

All Piccolo Composite® plates and nails are supplied sterile

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Polyaxial locking screws

Intramedullary Nailing System

Distal Humerus

Humerus Nail

Proximal Humerus Nail

CarboFix “Piccolo” Humerus Nails

  • Made of  continuous carbon fibers reinforced polymer.
  • Two Humerus nails are available
    • Standard Humerus nail with 5° bending at its proximal end.
    • Proximal Humerus Nail with four way locking at the proximal end.
  • The screw holes are threaded for enhanced screw fixation.
  • The nail cap is made of composite material and is radiolucent.
  • Radiopaque markers around the drill holes and along the nails’ length axis facilitate positioning and drilling.
  • CarboFix Humerus nails are FDA cleared and CE marked

Features

  • Radiolucent: Superior fracture imaging.
  • Unparalleled fatigue strength.
  • Improved modulus of elasticity.
  • No artifacts in CT & MRI due to the nail.
  • Advantageous in pathological fractures

Available Sizes

Nail Shaft Ø (mm) Proximal Ø (mm) Length (mm)
Humerus 8.5 10.0 180, 200, 220, 240, 260, 280
Proximal Humerus 8.0 11.0 150
  • Proximal Screws: Ø4.5mm
  • Distal Screws: Ø3.5mm

All Piccolo Composite® plates and nails are supplied sterile

Proximal Femur (PF)

PF Short Nail

PF Long Nail

CarboFix “Piccolo” Trochanteric (PF) Nails

  • Made of continuous carbon fibers reinforced polymer
  •  The nail have a 5° proximal anteversion
  •  Ultra-thin titanium shell coating of the lag screw
  •  The nail cap is made of composite material and is radiolucent
  •  Radiopaque markers around the drill holes and along the nails’ length axis facilitate positioning and drilling
  • Lag Srcew and the long Nail are cannulated
  •  CarboFix Piccolo Proximal Nail is FDA cleared and CE marked

Features

  • Radiolucent: Superior fracture imaging
  • Advantageous in pathological fractures
  • No artifacts in CT & MRI due to the nail
  • Improved modulus of elasticity
  • Unparalleled fatigue strength

Available Sizes

Implant Type Proximal End Diameter (mm) Shaft Diameter (mm) Length (mm) Orientation
Short Nail Ø17.0 Ø11.0 180 Bi-lateral
Long Nail Ø17.0 Ø11.0 320, 340, 360, 380, 400, 420, 440 Left / Right
Implant Type Diameter (mm) Length (mm)
Lag Screw Ø10.4 80, 85, 90, 100, 105, 110
Lag Screw Ø5.0 30 - 60 in 2.5mm increments & 65 - 80 in 5mm increments
  • Nail Cap: 0, 5, 10 mm

All Piccolo Composite® plates and nails are supplied sterile

Femur

Femur Nail

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CarboFix “Piccolo” Femur Nail

  • Made of continuous carbon fibers reinforced polymer.
  • The nails are shaped as an anatomical bow, representing a radian of 1.5 meters (apart for the 200mm nails, which are not curved).
  • The screw holes are threaded for enhanced screw fixation.
  • CarboFix Femur nails are cannulated for insertion over a proprietary 2.4mm guide wire.
  • The nail cap is made of composite material and is radiolucent.
  • Radiopaque markers around the drill holes and along the nails’ length axis facilitate positioning and drilling.
  • CarboFix Femur nails are FDA cleared and CE marked.

Features

  • Radiolucent: Superior fracture imaging.
  • Unparalleled fatigue strength.
  • Improved modulus of elasticity.
  • No artifacts in CT & MRI due to the nail.
  • Advantageous in pathological fractures

Available Sizes

Shaft Ø (mm) Proximal Ø (mm) Length (mm)
10.0 11.5 200*, 300, 320, 340, 360, 380, 400, 420
11.0 11.5 200*, 300, 320, 340, 360, 380, 400, 420
12.0 12.0 200*, 300, 320, 340, 360, 380, 400, 420
  • Screws: Ø5mm

* Special Order

All Piccolo Composite® plates and nails are supplied sterile

Tibia

Tibia Nail

CarboFix “Piccolo” Tibia Nail

  • Made of continuous carbon fibers reinforced polymer.
  • The nail has a 9° bending at its proximal end.
  • The screw holes are threaded for enhanced screw fixation.
  • CarboFix Tibia nails are cannulated for insertion over a proprietary 2.4mm guide wire.
  • The nail cap is made of composite material and is radiolucent.
  • Radiopaque markers around the drill holes and along the nails’ length axis facilitate positioning and drilling.
  • CarboFix Tibia nails are FDA cleared and CE marked.

Features

  • Radiolucent: Superior fracture imaging.
  • Advantageous in pathological fractures
  • Unparalleled fatigue strength.
  • Improved modulus of elasticity.
  • No artifacts in CT & MRI due to the nail.

Available Sizes

Shaft Ø (mm) Proximal Ø (mm) Length (mm)
10.0 11.5 260, 288, 300, 320, 340, 360, 380, 400
11.0 11.5 260, 280, 300, 320, 340, 360, 380, 400
  • Screws: Ø5mm

All Piccolo Composite® plates and nails are supplied sterile

Ankle Arthrodesis

Ankle Arthrodesis Nail

CarboFix “Piccolo” Ankle Arthrodesis Nail

  • Made of continuous carbon fibers reinforced polymer.
  • The carbon fibers are arranged in a unidirectional longitudinal orientation, as well as in a diagonal orientation, allowing multidirectional strength in all planes.
  • Radiolucent: Clear view of the fusion site.
  • Nail internal Tibiotalar compression mechanism up to 7mm.
  • External compression up to 30mm using the Insertion Handle.
  • The screw holes have an inner thread for enhanced  screw fixation to the nail.
  • The nail cap is made of composite material and is radiolucent.
  • Radiopaque markers around the drill holes and along the nails’ length axis facilitate positioning and drilling.
  • CarboFix Ankle Arthrodesis nails are FDA cleared and CE marked

Features

  • Radiolucent: Superior fracture imaging
  • Unparalleled fatigue strength.
  • Improved modulus of elasticity.
  • No artifacts in CT & MRI due to the nail.

Available Sizes

Diameter (mm) Distal Diameter (mm) Length (mm)
10.0 12.0 160, 200, 240
10.0 12.0 160, 200, 240
  • Proximal Screws: Ø10mm nail – Ø4.0mm, Ø12mm nail – Ø5.0mm
  • Distal Screws: Ø5.0mm
  • Nail Caps available in lengths of: 4, 8 & 12mm

All Piccolo Composite® plates and nails are supplied sterile

Resources

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Technology & Features

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More Information On CarboFix

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