Assessment of the Surgical Handling and Performance of the X-ray-based Tracking and Navigation System "Xin1 Humerus System" Evaluated From 10 Proximal Humerus Plate Fixations

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AO Research Institute Davos

Status

Completed

Conditions

Proximal Humeral Fracture

Treatments

Device: Xin1 Humerus System

Study type

Observational

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT03427112
Xin1Humerus
80M0661 (Other Identifier)

Details and patient eligibility

About

Xin1 Humerus system is an X-ray-based tracking and navigation system designed to calculate the plate position and all required proximal screw lengths for proximal humerus plate fixation. The aim is to validate the system performance in a clinical context and test the surgical handling of the Xin1 marker in a hospital environment. 10 adults having sustained a proximal humerus fracture and are indicated for plate fixation osteosynthesis will be provided intraoperatively with the Xin1 marker. The system performance is evaluated retrospectively by post-processing the intraoperative X-ray images after surgery

Full description

Treatment of fragility fractures at the proximal Humerus still remains a major challenge in trauma surgery. Several factors such as highly compromised bone mass, complex loading conditions, multi-fragment fractures, absent bony support and limited surgical access render the fixation particularly complex. Especially in elderly osteoporotic patients, implant position and fixation plays a key role for a successful outcome. Nowadays, complication rates of plate and screw fixation systems in the proximal Humerus region under complex fracture patterns are reported to range between 28% and 79%. A significant portion of these cases can be attributed to implant mal-placement. Particularly, when screws are too short and the subchondral bone stock is missed out, screw anchorage is significantly compromised. On the other hand, if screws are too long they might penetrate into the joint with devastating consequences. Adequate selection of screw length is hence of utmost importance. However, the particular anatomical situation challenges the determination procedure which results in prolonged operational time and increased X-ray exposure. New strategies are needed to simply, reliably and accurately fix proximal humeral fractures with plate-screw constructs. Xin1 is an X-ray-based tracking and navigation system designed to simplify a variety of surgical applications. For the Humerus application the position in space of the proximal Humerus plate is calculated in such manner, which then can be related to the position of the humeral head as derived from an image pair. All required proximal screw lengths are determined from these two radiographs. From ex-vivo evaluation the Xin1 Humerus System has proven its value in terms of accuracy increase as well as time and X-ray reduction. A clear potential for improving clinical practice is therefore apparent. The consequent next step is a first clinical phase verifying the basic function of the Xin1 system in a clinical context and investigating the surgical handling in a hospital environment. This clinical trial aims to validate the Xin1 Humerus system performance in a clinical context. test the surgical handling of the Xin1 marker in a hospital environment. There is no additional time effort required from the patient. All capacitated adults having sustained a proximal humerus fracture indicated for plate fixation osteosynthesis can be included in the study. The study is limited to 10 patients and 1 year. To minimize the patient risk it is suggested in this first study phase to entirely eliminate the system feedback to the surgeon during surgery. The system performance is evaluated retrospectively by post-processing X-ray images after surgery. The Xin1 system used during surgery is thereby reduced to the Xin1 marker clip (REF 100838-00) only.

Enrollment

11 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion and exclusion criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18 years and older
  • Diagnosis of proximal humerus fracture
  • Indicated for plate fixation osteosynthesis
  • Informed consent obtained

Trial contacts and locations

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