Case study: The Gannet Hip Fracture Implant
Femoral neck fractures are being called “the unsolved fracture” because of the bad results of internal fixation methods. Osteosynthesis by means of the Dynamic Hip Screw is leading to 10-12 per cent failure with nondisplaced fractures and around 35% failure with displaced fractures.
Baat Medical went from the whole process, from Market Mapping & Concept, development of the implant in five stages through supply chain management.
Four peer-reviewed article have been published and the fifth article is in preparation. The failure rate of osteosynthesis in femoral neck fractures decreases dramatically from 10-12 per cent in nondisplaced fractures to 4 per cent and from around 35% per cent in displaced fractures to 14 per cent, based on approximately 800 patients treated so far.
The results are not only improving patient’s life but are also reducing health care costs because of the reduced number of re-intervention surgeries.
The implant is now on the market and Baat Medical is still responsible for the supply chain management.