The Uni-clip® Compression
staple is a mechanical osteosynthesis device
allowing for compression between two bone fragments.
The application of this device is easy, however,
it is necessary to understand the principles as
well as its limits.
The The Uni-clip® Compression staple is manufactured
from surgical stainless steel. Compression is achieved
by a manual and controlled deformation of the shape
of the olive. This staple can be applied in different
indications such as:
- Phalangeal shortening osteotomies
- Austin osteotomy
- Scarf osteotomy
- Lisfranc arthrodesis and other indications in
The phalangeal shortening osteotomy is well known
today. It will reduce the excessive length of the
great toe, or, it will reduce the phalangeal lever
arm. A diaphysial phalangeal wedge will be carefully
removed. The resection will be cylindrical for a
stand alone shortening. However, it will be trapezoidal
in order to achieve variation and/or rotation (supination)
combined with the shortening.
Mostly, the osteosynthesis devices which are offered
to the surgeons for fixation are too complex or
not in compliance with the surgical practice when
a simple, efficient and quick osteosynthesis is
The Uni-clip® Compression staple allows fixation
and compression of the bone fragments in order to
achieve an early bone healing. The following information
will clarify its use and go "step by step"
through the surgical technique.